A disused 19th century railway is to be transformed into an industrial heritage arts trail thanks to a £50,000 grant.
The project, funded by Heritage Lottery, will aim to help unravel the history of the iron railroads in Moor Row, near Whitehaven.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious sexual assault in Whitehaven in the early hours of this morning.
Detectives are investigating a report of an attack on an 18-year-old woman in St Nicholas Gardens at around 1.30am.
Two men have been arrested and are currently helping officers with their enquiries.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for Workington CID or call Crimestoppers anonymously.
This was a very serious assault and we are working hard to establish the facts.
"The woman is being supported by specially trained professionals at this difficult time.
“I would urge anyone who may have been in the area around that time, or may have any information, to come forward and let us know.”
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Workington and Whitehaven are both in action this weekend, with both teams looking for much needed wins.
The two sides are still among the strugglers in the championship and need to start turning results around to lift the threat of relegation.
Ryan Dollard reports.
Volunteers are being sought to help out at the new £90million West Cumberland Hospital when it opens this autumn.
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is holding a recruitment drive next month to encourage people to find out more about what being a volunteer involves.
Volunteer roles are varied but the Trust is especially looking for approachable people to meet patients and visitors when they enter the hospital, answer queries and be a welcoming face.
The volunteers’ recruitment drive takes place from Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 June 2015 to coincide with Volunteers’ Week 2015, which runs from 1 to 7 June.
Volunteers from across North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust have also been invited to events held in both Whitehaven and Carlisle next month to meet volunteers from other departments and celebrate the contribution they make.
“The opening of the new West Cumberland Hospital is an incredibly exciting time for the community and volunteering to be a part of it is a great chance for local people to get involved. “We already have a fantastic team of volunteers working throughout the Trust and the events next month are a way of the Trust thanking them for their time and commitment, and for volunteers to meet volunteers from other departments.”
Anyone interested in volunteering at West Cumberland Hospital and booking a place on the recruitment event to find out more should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01228 814567.
We've been asking people in Whitehaven what they think about the prospect of a nuclear power site - the largest new plant in Europe - being built at Moorside:
The response was largely positive, with people citing the potential benefits to the west Cumbrian economy.
However, there is also a large amount of opposition to the plans, and a petition called 'Stop Moorside: Biggest Nuclear Development in Europe' has more than 7,000 signatures.
Samantha Parker meets a photographer whose photos capturing life in Whitehaven during the 1950s and 60s have gone on display at a new outdoor gallery.
There will be disruptions to road users in Castle Park, Whitehaven, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.
Copeland Borough Council says it's to allow resurfacing and patching of the roads and footpaths in the area.
Disruption will be minimised on Wednesday and Friday, with small sections being closed off.
On Thursday 14 May all roads and paths will be fully closed off, as the bulk of the work takes place.