Category Archives: News

Marianne outside the Heritage Centre

Marianne’s still fighting

Edna Branthwaite I know that many people in Egremont were shocked by the news that Marianne Hornby had sustained a severe head injury in a bicycle accident on 28th August….

Checking the sealing of the flood gate at Bridge End

Where do we go from here?

Janet Dunning   That’s the question Egremont Flood Action Group (EGFlood) is asking and they’d like your help to find the answer. EGFlood was set up to work with the…

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Marianne fights for life

Edna Branthwaite At about 9am on Wednesday 28th August, Marianne Hornby, who set up the Egremont and District Heritage Centre, was riding her bicycle from her home in Nethertown on…

Justin and Dan show some of the coins they have discovered

Garrett Lads make history

The discovery of a hoard of Roman coins in a field in Lowside Quarter was such a thrill for Justin Bell that even a holiday he had been looking forward…


Flood work begins on river footpaths

Janet Dunning After delays caused by last year’s inclement weather, work on the reinstatement of the permissive footpath alongside the river near the Pitts Farm allotments, in Egremont, have begun….

Heather in the grounds of Westminster with Jamie Reed, MP

Young protester called to the House

By Heather Dempster I AM a 15-year-old girl from West Cumbria whose regular routine includes football, busking and homework so you’d be forgiven for thinking my interest in current affairs…

Joan visiting a project to build a school near Islamabad

Ambulance for Syrian Refugees

Providing an urgently needed ambulance to relieve the suffering of Syrian refugees is the latest project proposed by the local charity, Bootle Refugee Aid Cumbria, (BRACUK.) Joan Capp, who founded…

A right royal party

Royal Baby Shower

Ali Hipkin Franciene Tyson from Egremont has used the expected arrival of the Royal baby next month as the theme for a charity event. She has hosted a Cluedo themed…


Soldiers saluted by West Cumbrians

Soldiers saluted by West Cumbrians as they make triumphant homecoming by Alan Cleaver Alan Cleaver Hundreds of people lined the streets of Whitehaven to cheer West Cumbrian soldiers during their…

Beside the gate in this photo the workman was being dragged into the crater before he was released by Ryan

Ryan’s Graphic Record of Mineshaft Collapse

A fifteen second video captures the full horror of the collapse of the mineshaft on Howbank Road. It was captured on a closed circuit camera which Ryan Rickerby himself has…