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Rugby League memorabilia showcases sport's history

A touring exhibition of rugby memorabilia has arrived in Whitehaven to showcase the history of the sport.

The exhibition includes the ball from the 1954 Challenge Cup final and a shirt from the 1930s.

The display is on at the town's Civic Hall until Thursday.

"It's an exhibition about the whole history of rugby league from the very top, from Super League, all the way down to the local community and school's teams so it encompasses everything that makes rugby league."

– Tony Collins, Rugby League historian

Cumbria's answer to mini Mount Rushmore?

The unusual rock at South Beach, Whitehaven Credit: ITV News Border

Locals in Whitehaven have been trying to decide whether this unusual rock at South Beach is Cumbria's answer to Mount Rushmore.

Many people say they can see a face, but others say they can see a lion or a dog.

Comparisons are being made to Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, which features sculptures of United States presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, USA Credit: PA

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Concern for missing Whitehaven teenager

John Peacock Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police are growing concerned for the welfare of a teenager who's gone missing in the Whitehaven area.

John Peacock, 14, from Whitehaven, was last seen at Carlisle Youth Zone on Saturday 23rd January.

He is described as white, of slim build, with short dark brown hair and is approximately 5ft 4inches tall.

It is believed he may be wearing a blue coat, dark coloured tracksuit bottoms, red Manchester United hat and blue astro turf trainers.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen John to get in touch.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police immediately on 101.


Young woman attacked in Whitehaven

A 19-year old woman has been attacked in Whitehaven. It happened on Earl's Road / Sea View between 4.30pm and 5pm on Saturday 9th January.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should call 101 and speak to Workington Police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police concerned about man missing in Cleator Moor area

Stephen Nicholls. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are concerned about a 34-year-old man who is missing in the Cleator Moor area.

Stephen Nicholls was last seen at 10pm on Saturday 7 November, getting into a taxi on Tangier Street, Whitehaven, outside the Rock Bar.

He is described as white, 6ft, of slim build, with dark stubble on his face and scars on his arms.

He was last seen wearing a grey jumper, light denim jeans and grey canvas pumps.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen Mr Nicholls to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.

West Cumbria coal mine could open in 2018

Mining could return in 2018. Credit: PA

The Chief Executive of a company hoping to open a new underground coal mine in west Cumbria says it could open at the end of 2018.

Mark Kirkbride, of West Cumbria Mining, says around one billion tonnes of coking coal could be on the coastline near Whitehaven.

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