Egremont based Mayson Bros has gone into administration after 37 years of trading.Read the full story ›
A woman has appeared in court accused of stabbing a man several times at a party in her home in west Cumbria on Boxing Day.
Victoria Louise Lagan, 35, faces two charges relating to an incident at a house in Main Street, Hensingham, Whitehaven. A court heard this morning that the man suffered “multiple stab wounds to his chest, face and arms."
Lagan appeared at Magistrates’ Court in Carlisle this morning. She is charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding Neil McLaughlin with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm; and assaulting a woman, Natalie Dockray.
A brief summary of the allegations was given to the court by prosecutor Rachel Parker.
No plea was entered by Lagan in relation to the charges. Lagan was remanded in custody, and is due to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on January 31.
The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson visited Whitehaven Academy as part of his tour of west Cumbria.Read the full story ›
Tim Farron has urged the house of commons to keep fossil fuels in the ground and reconsider plans for the west Cumbria coal mine.Read the full story ›
The Maryport Day Hospital will replace the Victoria Cottage Hospital which- despite campaigners best efforts- lost its beds last year.Read the full story ›
West Cumbria's Mental Health Crisis is now recognised by campaigners as one of the most difficult to solve in the UK.Read the full story ›
A man's been arrested following a police chase in West Cumbria.
The incident occurred at around 11pm on Saturday, 30 March 2018, with police pursuing a grey Volkswagen Passat estate from Maryport to Silloth, taking in the A596 and B5300.
Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of the Passat.
A 21-year-old man from Maryport was arrested following the pursuit.
Tyler Wilson, of Bowside Road, Dearham, Maryport, has been charged and remanded on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, driving without a license and driving without insurance.
Wilson has also been recalled to prison for breach of his license.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police referencing incident 265 of 30 March 2018.
Residents in Cumbria are urged to be wary when answering the phone to unknown numbers.Read the full story ›
A waste recycling company is to bring a new facility and local jobs to West Cumbria, having won a contract with Sellafield Ltd.Read the full story ›