A couple from West Cumbria surprised the congregation at a church nativity by getting married during the performance.
David Blamire and Chrissie Armstrong were playing the parts of Mary and Joseph during the Angels and Shepherds Nativity at St James' in Whitehaven.
As well as ‘playing’ the part of the baby Jesus in the Nativity Tableau, their daughter Daisy was baptised during the service.
The Rev’d Robert Jackson, Priest-in-Charge of St James’, was one of the few people in on the secret.
Alison Murphy told her youngest son Gary she wished his brother Anthony had never been born and they should "push him off a cliff".Read the full story ›
A man is stable in hospital after being stabbed in a pub in Whitehaven.
It happened at the Three Tuns in Duke Street in the town at around 10:40pm on Saturday 1st October.
A man has been arrested by Cumbria Police, which is appealing for any witnesses to get in touch. The force wants to hear from anyone who saw the suspect or the victim in the time leading up to the stabbing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for Detective Sgt Jim Rooney or Detective Constable David Matthews.
The town's historical market will showcase it's transformation this weekend, as it relaunches it's twice-weekly market with 30 new stalls.Read the full story ›
Copeland MP, Jamie Reed, has warned Labour members not to "quit" the party after Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as party leader.Read the full story ›
Whitehaven have appointed former prop Carl Forster as player-coach at the age of 24, making him the youngest coach in the professional game.Read the full story ›
The world renowned trophy has been on display at Whitehaven AFC to celebrate the opening of the club's new £500,000 pitch, which will be used by footballers and local residents alike.
Copeland MP Jamie Reed says investments like this are vital for the local community:
West Cumbrian businessman, Gerard Richardson, is leading a campaign to bring crowds back to Whitehaven.
Mr Richardson is asking members of the public to help raise £30,000 to put on a three-day food festival.
The town's maritime event used to attract more than 200,000 people, but was cancelled last year due
A campaign group is hanging children's dummies in public places around Whitehaven to protest about possible cuts to maternity services in west Cumbria.
Several options are currently being considered for the future of the West Cumberland Hospital including transferring some maternity services to Carlisle.
The hospital previously removed the dummies and said they will continue to do so.
Detectives say the men have shown "no remorse for their actions whatsoever".Read the full story ›