A van driver has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving after an elderly man was knocked over in Egremont.
It happened on Egremont's Main Street outside the Co-Op store at 7am on Saturday 24 March.
The 78-year-old man suffered serious injuries and remains in a stable condition at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
The van driver, a 27-year-old man from St Helens, Merseyside, has been released under further investigation.
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The A5086 road in Egremont is closed both ways, due to an accident involving two vehicles.
It happened near the A595 / Howbank Road, on the roundabout, and was reported to the emergency services at 2:34pm.
Traffic is slow in the area.
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Lynne Herald, aged 40, of Beckgreen, Egremont, was sentenced to 160 days imprisonment at West Cumbria Magistrates’ Court earlier this month, 4 August 2017.
She was jailed following an incident on 6 May where a member of the public contacted police over suspicions she had travelled to the Co-op store at Egremont under the influence, where she was found to be four times over the legal limit.
Herald was also convicted for driving a vehicle without insurance while disqualified. The investigating officer says driving under influence of alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated:
Herald may have only travelled a relatively short distance, but it is only due to luck that there was no collision where someone could have been injured. The fact she is a repeat offender only further highlights her disregard for the law."
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Musical duo, Red Dirt Skinners, will be performing live in Cumbria on Friday, 16 June.
The group will be performing their folk and country music mix at the Florence Arts Centre in Egremont.
This follows their last performance in the region in December 2016.
Workshops will be held at an arts centre in West Cumbria, where attendees can try partake in different activities.
Activities on offer at Florence Arts Centre, in Egremont, include stitching, painting, playing the ukulele and learning to do calligraphy.
We’ve been working together with a number of local artists to open up the arts centre to more and more workshop opportunities and we’re excited to see such a diverse range on offer this year. Clearing out some of the back rooms has given us more spaces, plus for the first time we can use our own secret garden too! We hope to continue building a roster of classes so that FAC is a place where people can not only be entertained but be inspired and encouraged to learn new skills.
The workshop is being held in conjunction with a calligraphy exhibition at Florence's gallery, where a member of the Eden Valley Scribes will give informal handwriting sessions with member of the public for free, It will take place on Saturday 13th May and Saturday 20th May.
TV star and Professor of Particle Physics, Brian Cox, will headline a science festival that is being held in Cumbria.
The Infinity Festival is a programme for secondary school students, which will be held in September at West Lakes Academy in Egremont.
More than 200 13-14 year old pupils will attend, and it's hoped the festival will inspire them to consider studying science, technology, engineering and maths.
We are absolutely delighted to be supporting the React Foundation, the festival’s organiser, who’ve brought experts in robots, insects, crime mapping, aircraft design, nuclear reactors and other areas to Cumbria and who do so much to inspire young people into STEM.
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