'Special' find at Cumbrian dig

Archaeologists at a dig at Maryport in west Cumbria have found a Roman military altar. They have described it as a 'very special find'.

Christian burial ground unearthed

Archaeologists excavating a field in West Cumbria have found the site of an early Christian burial ground.

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Maryport School hopes to win new £80k classroom

A Cumbrian School has reached the final of a national competition to win a new £80,000 classroom.

Netherhall School in Maryport has been shortlisted along with four other schools from Wales, Liverpool and Guildford.

A public vote will decide if their gardening project is the winning entry.

The school hope to build an a walled garden that can be used for teaching as well as encouraging local people to grow food.

The pupils had to put together a video that demonstrated what benefits their ideas would bring to the community.

The winning school will be decided by an online public vote run by the Times Educational Supplement which has already opened and closes on April the 27th. The winner will be announced on May the 8th.

Police looking for man after theft

Cumbria Police are searching for this man after a Maryport theft Credit: Cumbria Police

Police have released a picture of a man after beer and chocolates were stolen from the Co-op in Maryport before it opened on Sunday 2 March.

A man forced his way into the store and became aggressive and threatening when challenged.

Fearing violence, the staff let him leave.


Police searching for missing 14-year-old

Abbie has been missing since 8:15pm on Sunday 23 February. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are appealing for information into the whereabouts of a 14-year-old girl from Maryport.

Abbie Catherine Wilson was last seen on Curzon Street, Maryport on Sunday, 23 February, at 8:15pm.

She had gone missing earlier in the weekend, but was found in the Carlisle area and returned home.

Abbie is described as a white, slim/medium build with straight light brown shoulder length hair which is dyed auburn.

She is 5 ft 2” and speaks with a north-west accent. She wears large red rimmed glasses and has links in the Carlisle and Maryport areas.

Anyone with information into her current whereabouts, or anyone who as seen her, is urged to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and asked to speak to the on duty Sergeant at Workington.

Vandals continue to hit Maryport cars

16 parked cars have been vandalised in Maryport.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the wing mirrors on each car with damaged at about 1.35am on Saturday morning.

Three men were seen in the area and police would like to speak with them in connection to the incidents.

These incidents follow on from others in the area over the last month.

Police ask that, if any one has any information, they call them on the 101 number or anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

Police investigate vehicle damage in Maryport

Police are investigating a series of vehicle damages in Maryport.Between the 1 January and 18 February there have been 43 vehicles reportedly damaged in the area.

Many of these incidents have occurred on Church Terrace.

The damage has mainly been to wing mirrors or bodywork and it is believed more than one person is responsible.

These incidents of criminal damage are purely mindless vandalism and will not be tolerated by Cumbria Police or the community of Maryport. A motor car is often a person’s pride and joy and paid for as a result of hard work by law abiding citizens. We are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed anything in relation to this criminal damage. We are proactively in the area trying to catch those who we believe are responsible. However, one of our greatest resources is the public. We appeal to them to get in contact if they see anything suspicious."

– Detective Sergeant Mark Cox, Cumbria Police

Anyone with any information can contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to the on duty Sergeant in Workington CID. Alternatively they can ring Crimestoppers, the independent charity, on 0800 555 111.

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