Archaeologists at a dig at Maryport in west Cumbria have found a Roman military altar. They have described it as a 'very special find'.
Archaeologists excavating a field in West Cumbria have found the site of an early Christian burial ground.
Archeologists digging for clues about life in Roman Maryport have discovered a new series of buildings on the site.
A teenager from west Cumbria who is battling brain cancer will be going on an all expenses paid holiday with her family, thanks to friends at her school.
All week students at Netherhall School in Maryport will have the chance to take part in fundraising activities to raise money for 15-year-old Rebecca Marnock.
Samantha Parker reports:
It has served the sailors and seafarers of west Cumbria for almost a century and a half, but Maryport Inshore Rescue Service boathouse is about to be demolished.
It will make way for a brand new building; part of wider investment in Maryport Harbour.
Andy Burn reports:
An award-winning bird fancier has spoken of his heartache after thieves stole some of his prize winning birds.
John Bell, from Maryport, has travelled the country with his show birds and won a host of top awards.
However, last night twenty of his best canaries were taken, and he believes they were stolen to order.
Kenny Toal has this report:
79-year-old John Bell was left devastated after around 20 of his prize-winning canaries were stolen from his shed in Dearham, Maryport, this morning (18th March).
A 79-year-old man has been left 'devastated' after 20 of his prize winning canaries were stolen form his shed near Maryport.
The theft happened in the early hours of this morning (18th March), from a shed on Maryport Road in Dearham.
John Bell is well known in the area for showing his birds across the country.
The birds are a mixture of Gloucester canaries with green and yellow colours, and among the group were a bright orange 'red factor', one cinnamon hen and two brown and orange 'mules'.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Workington Police Station by calling 101 or alternatively contact crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
– PC Matt Brannan, Cumbria Police
“This is a particularly heartless crime where a thief or thieves have deliberately targeted the shed for specific birds.
"There’s no doubt that the animals will have been distressed during the crime and their owner has been left upset that his prize winning birds have been taken.
“Stealing twenty birds without making a noise will have been extremely difficult – if not impossible –so it is likely that local residents may have heard a disturbance.
“We are determined to catch the thieves responsible and trace the distinctive birds so we can reunite them with their owner.
A female passenger was injured and a bus was damaged after a stone was thrown at a Stagecoach bus on the A596.
Incident happened at 2:30pm on Saturday 9th February between Maryport and Flimby causing £500 worth of damage.
Cumbria police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the attack or who saw two youths in the area at the time.
Witnesses are asked to call 101.
Britain's Energy Coast have awarded £45,000 to Maryport firm 'Support in Sport' (SiS), who specialise in making astro turf pitches.
The grant is part of a five million pounds investment into Cumbria's manufacturing industry.
SiS Manufacturing Ltd, who are based at Glasson Industrial Estate, recently manufactured and installing an artificial pitch for Premiership rugby club Saracens at their new ground in London.
The club are to the first professional rugby union club to play on a fully artificial pitch.
Lillie-Mai had to have three limbs amputated after being diagnosed with a deadly strain of the disease. People from all over West Cumbria and beyond have donated a hundred thousand pounds to provide her with a full set of prosthetic limbs to help her lead a full life.
A Maryport woman has been prosecuted for fraudulently claiming Housing and Council Tax Benefits.
Jean MacDonald, 54, of Grange Avenue, Flimby, admitted having almost £70,000 in the bank more than she had declared.
MacDonald admitted failing to declare the money to receive benefits. She gained £3,318.85, a sum the council is trying to recover.