A teenager from Whitehaven has taken on the challenge of promoting Whitehaven. He's set up a website to highlight what's on in the town.
A campaign to clean up parts of West Cumbria has attracted thousands of people on social media.
Locals in Whitehaven told ITV they are pleased with new appearance of a footpath, where bushes and a victorian railing were removed.
Hundreds marched through Whitehaven in protest against changes to North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.
They're concerned services will be removed from the West Cumberland Hospital.
The Trust insists it's investing more in Whitehaven, not less. Fiona Marley Paterson has more.
The North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust which runs the West Cumberland Hospital say the £90 million redevelopment marks a new era in healthcare for West Cumbria and will be completed in five months.
– Dr Jeremy Rushmer, medical director for North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
Our clinical departments will move into the new hospital in spring 2015 and the modern facility offers many state-of-the-art services including seven operating theatres and an integrated emergency floor....the new hospital is something for the local community to celebrate and we look forward to providing high quality care in a modern environment.”
Over 100 campaigners are marching through Whitehaven in protest at changes to the West Cumberland Hospital.
They're concerned services could be moved further away and have gathered over 6,500 signatures on their petition over the last month.
– Siobhan Gearing, 26-year old campaigner
"People should be able to get the best treatment possible at the West Cumberland Hospital, rather than travelling to Carlisle or even Newcastle. Travelling that far could mean the difference between life and death."
North Cumbria NHS Hospital Trust is drawing up its plans for the next 5 years. It needs to save £30 million and says current spending would leave a gap of another £20 million.
Cumbria Police have issued an appeal for any information about a missing 14-year-old boy from Whitehaven. Ross Blacklock was last seen at about 6:30pm on Friday. He is believed to be in the Greenbank or Woodhouse area.
He is described as:
- 5 foot 2 inches tall and medium build
- short brown hair
- wearing a silver or grey jacket
Police are appealing for the public's help to find missing 16-year-old Jordan Black.
Jordan, from Whitehaven, was last seen in Cockermouth at 11am on Friday 20 June.
He contacted people that night to say he was fine but would not be returning home. He has not been heard from since.
Jordan is 5ft 9” tall, of slim build, with short dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a grey Nike sweatshirt, grey converse jogging bottoms and black adidas trainers.
Anyone who knows where Jordan is should contact Cumbria Police on the 101 number.
Four tall ships that have been in Whitehaven Marina and Workington harbour are setting sail this evening.
They will head for Belfast before ending their journey at Liverpool on June 26th.
Two of the masted ships – the Mist of Avalon and the Maybe – arrived in Whitehaven harbour yesterday and have been open for the public to go on board and have a look around.
There's also been Chay Blyth’s Ocean Racing Yacht, a continental market and street theatre as part of a Tall Ships Weekend.
One of the ships at Whitehaven is carrying Sellafield apprentices the other has apprentices from United Utilities.
The companies have sponsored the young people to take part.Workington's ship is The Pelican which as been at the Port of Workington, because it is too big for Whitehaven’s harbour.
– David Huck from Peel Ports, one of the company's supporting the event.
“Our apprentices are hugely important to us and we have an extensive apprenticeship programme in place across all our terminals.
“This experience will be something completely different for them, but they will learn a great deal about team work, which is an integral part of our approach.
“It is important to us that we help each and every one of them develop their career within the industry. We also encourage them to develop themselves as individuals, helping build their confidence and communication skills, which are just as important as the technical skills.”
Nearly £15 million has been raised to help bring mining back Cumbria.
West Cumbria Mining has raised £14.7 million for the first stage of the project it wants to open next to the former Haig Colliery in Whitehaven, West Cumbria.
The company aims to open the mine to extract coking coal which is used in the steel making industry.
The scientist, Professor Brian Cox, has told guests at the opening of a new exhibition in Whitehaven that nuclear power should be an important source of energy in the UK.
The physicist - and broadcaster - said the Sellafield Story exhibition at the Beacon Museum was a 'wonderful' way of explaining science to ordinary people.
Matt Taylor reports:
The famous scientist Professor Brian Cox has told guests at the opening of a new exhibition in Whitehaven that nuclear power should be an important source of energy in the UK.
He argues that education is important for accepting nuclear energy: