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Beacon bids to be bigger

A bid to develop the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven has been submitted by Copeland Borough Council. It wants to secure funding for a £1.2m development, with plans to provide extra facilities and space at the site.

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'Hopefully the Beacon will become self-sustainable'

A bid to develop the Beacon museum in Whitehaven has been submitted by Copeland Borough Council.

Councillors say the development, that would cost an estimated £1.2 million, would benefit the economy in West Cumbria.

The museum was re-opened this spring after Sellafield agreed to pay for its running costs for the next five years.

Elaine Woodburn, Leader of Copeland Borough Council, said:

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