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.
Local schoolchildren joined the elite wheelchair athlete Simon Lawson at the opening of a new cycleway between Allonby and Maryport in West Cumbria this morning.
Simon told ITV Border that the new track was going to be particularly beneficial for his training and for greater safety for cyclists in the area.
A new £800,000 cycleway will be opened between Allonby and Maryport in West Cumbria later todat.
The 3.7 mile route will complete the entire Hadrian's Cycleway from Ravenglass to Tynemouth.
Archaeologists are completing their final day of this year's Settlement Project dig in Maryport.
The Roman civilian site is the largest settlement currently known along the Hadrian's Wall frontier.
Archaeologists have been working on the site for the past two months and have revealed the remains of six rectangular buildings, which have also been excavated.
Glass beads, remains of pots, whet stones and a spindle whorls are among other smaller artefacts found during the dig.
A man and a woman have been arrested by police in Cumbria on suspicion of distributing racially offensive material.
The arrests follow a number of searches in the West Cumbria area. An investigation began after complaints from people in Maryport about leaflets they received during the May local elections.
The man, aged 46, is from Cockermouth and the woman, aged 49, is from Maryport.
Tony McGeechan, Maryport Town Centre manager.
Volunteers have been out in force in Maryport today, July 24. Members of the 'Love Maryport' organisation, made up of local organisations and businesses, were picking litter, cleaning signs and benches and generally helping to give the town a facelift.
Allerdale Borough Council has already co-ordinated similar initiatives in other parts of west Cumbria in an effort to encourage community spirit and pride in local towns and villages.
Maryport is set be cleaned up in a community initiative. Allerdale Council has been appealing for local people to volunteer to help spruce up the town today, July 24.
The Council's Streetscene team will be cleaning the big, hard-to-reach signs.
Archaeologists at a Roman dig in Maryport have been showing off what they have found in their third year of excavations on the site.
The team, from the Senhouse Museum Trust and Newcastle University, have two years of work left to do.
Professor Ian Haynes, from Newcastle University said:
"We've opened three trenches here at Marport this year and we are currently in the trench that has opened up a classic Roman temple.
"It is the finest classical temple in the north-west of England. In fact it is the north-western most Classic temple in the Roman world."
Archaeologists from Newcastle University are exploring the past of the west Cumbrian coastal town of Maryport.
They are working with volunteers to discover more about the Roman altar stones found in the 19th century.
Last year they had a breakthrough - they found the altars had been reused as foundation stone for a later Christian building. This year they want to find where they were originally.
Watch Samantha Parker's report here:
Work has begun on a missing section of coast to coast cycleway in West Cumbria.
The Hadrian's Cycleway runs from Ravenglass to Tyneside and links in to the C2C route to Wearside.
The new four mile section, between Maryport and Allonby, will take cyclists on a safer route alongside the coast road.
Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council.