Archaeologists working on a Roman dig at Maryport say they are beginning to put together a complex story of one of the largest civilian settlements along the Hadrian's Wall frontier, between 100 and 300 AD.
"From our work so far it's possible there may be an earlier fort than the remains we can see in the next field, and possibly even a lost Roman harbour to the north of the present day harbour.
"We're concentrating on a building plot on the west side of the road. It's possible the road linked the fort with a Roman harbour. If this were the case, the road would have been a bustling thoroughfare along which most of the people and goods arriving at Maryport would have travelled."
New archeological evidence is provoking further questions at Maryport's Roman Settlement.
It is believed the site dates back to 300 AD and was home to a Roman fort and a harbour.
Recently recovered artefacts, such as jewellery and pottery, suggests that this was an area of trade with other parts of the Roman Empire.
It is hoped that digging further will give details about how people lived and the significance of Maryport in the Roman frontier.
Investigations are continuing into a suspected palm oil discovery in Maryport.
The substance is potentially deadly to dogs.
The waste has also been found recently on several beaches in southern Scotland.
Anyone who sees the substance is being asked to contact health officials immediately on 01900 702800.
The discovery of a substance, believed to be one that can be deadly to dogs, is being investigated. The waste was found on a beach in Marport and is being tested to see if it is solidified palm oil. Palm Oil has a wide variety of uses and is found in food, household products and biofuels.
In the last few weeks it's been found on beaches across Britain including Dumfries and Galloway. Officials there say it's thought it may have been washed ashore after being pumped from ships.
A woman walking on the beach at Maryport found was is believed to be a lump of solidified palm oil.
Tests are now being carried out to find out what it is.
Allerdale Borough Council said it's the first incident it has come across involving the discovery of solidified palm oil on the beach.
The council want to reassure the public that this is an isolated incident and yesterdays discovery will be disposed of safely.
If the public spot something they believe is palm oil, they are advised to keep dogs away from it and report it to the customers services team at Allerdale Borough Council on 01900 702800.
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The Environment Agency says a lump of allegedly solidified palm oil has been found washed up on Maryport beach. A member of the public made the disovery. The EA says it is working with the local authority to investigate further and arrange for a safe disposal.
If members of the public find similar material on the beach they should report it to the local authority environmental health department.
Similar discoveries have also been made on beaches in Dumfries and Galloway in recent weeks. The chalky white substance can be fatal to pets.
The remains of a town dating back nearly 2,000 years have been uncovered near Maryport.
The site is near to a Roman Fort and although it's been explored before, a new archaeological dig is uncovering extra material to help explain life in the 2nd and 3rd centuries.
Volunteers are helping archeologists to unearth what's been lying undisturbed for almost two millennia.
Matthew Taylor reports:
It was an early morning crash that killed three men and left two West Cumbrian communities stunned.
Today, the high speed of one of the cars has been blamed for the collision between Maryport and Aspatria last October.
In one car, volunteer firefighter Michael Harrison from Aspatria. In the other car, 18-year-old passenger Todd Ridley and driver, 22-year old-Jamie Edmonson, both from Maryport.
All three died at the scene. Hannah McNulty reports.
A coroner has concluded high speed was a factor in a crash that killed three men.
Driver 22-year-old Jamie Edmonson, his passenger 18-year-old Todd Ridley and another driver, 47-year-old Michael Harrison, died in the two vehicle at Crosby Villa in west Cumbria last October.
Another driver told the inquest in Cockermouth he was overtaken by Jamie Edmonson's car at speeds of up to 80-miles-per-hour. He then lost control and went into the path of Michael Harrison's vehicle. Harrison, a father of two from Aspatria had no time to avoid a collision.
Traces of cannabis and two non-prescribed drugs were found in Jamie Edmonson's system but Assistant Coroner Simon Ward concluded they weren't a major factor. He concluded he'd overtaken across double white lines at excessive speed and recorded three verdicts of death by road traffic collision.