Whitehaven Festival cancelled

The Whitehaven Festival has been cancelled for 2014. Thousands usually attend the June event but organisers say planned development on the harbour is making it hard for them to find the space they need.

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Full Report: Whitehaven joins the festival blues

There is huge disappointment in Whitehaven following the news that its popular festival will not go ahead next year.

The event, which attracts around a quarter of a million people, has grown into one of the biggest outdoor events in Cumbria.

The organisers say a series of other events will take place in the town instead.

It is the second festival this week though to announce it won't go ahead next year.

Watch Tim Backshall's full report below.

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