Boats in Whitehaven harbour dressed for the festival which starts at 5pm and runs until Sunday evening.
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The council has banned dogs from parts of around 20 parks in the district, and owners who break the rules will face heavy fines.
Parents with children starting primary or secondary school in September can apply for free school meals, and uniform grants.
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