'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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Body identified as missing teen

Callum Chapman went missing in the early hours of Sunday morning. Credit: Cumbria Police

A body found by Cumbria Police has been identified as Callum Chapman from Grimsby.

Officers were called to the scene near Maryport Golf Club at 12.30pm on Tuesday 17th December 2013 by a member of the public.

17-year-old Callum Chapman went missing while staying at a relative's home in Maryport in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Cumbria Police search for missing teenager

Callum Chapman, 17, has gone missing from his home in Maryport Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are appealing for help to find a teenager who has gone missing from an address in Maryport.

Callum William Chapman, 17, originally from Grimsby, was last seen at a relative's house on Ennerdale Road, where he is currently staying, at around 3:50am. He has not been seen since.

Callum is described as 6ft tall and was last wearing a dark blue Nike sweater, grey adidas jogging bottoms with Nike trainers.

Police are appealing for anyone who has seen a boy matching the description to contact Cumbria Police on 101.

Grass is green for Maryport turf company

A Maryport factory is hoping for a big payday as football fever builds up ahead of next year's World Cup in Brazil.

Support in Sport supplies turf and the company's owners have just landed a contract to kit out Barcelona's Nou Camp.

Bosses in Maryport now hope the prestigious order will lead to more high-profile business.

Helen Hutchinson reports:


Armed police called to incident in Maryort

Two men have been arrested after police were called to an incident in Maryport.

An occupant of a property in Main Street was threatened during the incident which happened at 4.50pm yesterday, 10 December.

The front door and a number of windows were also damaged.

A 21-year-old man from Maryport and another 22-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

The younger man was also arrested on suspicion of affray.

Police are asking anyone with any information about the incident to call Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Grass is looking green for West Cumbrian frim

A West Cumbrian firm is celebrating another successful year of installing real and artificial turf at some of the world's most prestigious stadiums.

Support in Sport is based in Maryport and is currently installing pitches in ten countries.

They have supplied their products to clients including Barcelona, Real Madrid and The Africa Nations Cup in Angola.

Maryport improvements welcomed

"This work is vital for Maryport. We've had a difficult few years and the work on the walls was essential for health and safety.

"The walls were showing their age and needed the large investment to have them up to standard."

– Pauline Gorley, General Manager of Maryport Harbour and Marina Limited

"It's more than just important, it's been necessary to perform the duties we do. The old building was a late 1800's building which just wasn't fit for purpose."

– George Farish, Chairman of Maryport Inshore Rescue

"Whatever we invest in in terms of Britain's Energy Coast now Nuclear Partners, it's all about being a catalyst for investment so hopefully what we've invested, the £1.2 million, will just be a start for things to come for Maryport Harbour."

– Andrew Dodds from Britain's Energy Coast
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