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We are victims of a major cyber-attack, this is currently affecting our systems and our priority is to ensure that our frontline services are operating as far as practicable and that our most vulnerable residents are supported.

Although our phone lines and email systems are in operation, we are currently experiencing a high number of calls and ask residents to only contact us with urgent queries during this time. Any non-urgent queries can be sent via email to info@copeland.gov.uk.

We would like to assure our residents that we have assembled an expert team to support the recovery from this attack from a range of partner and specialist agencies.

We would also ask that residents and customers be cautious when opening emails appearing to be in relation to invoices from council officers. These are cyber-attack generated and often include the subject line of ‘new invoice, invoice number or payment reminder’ followed by a series of numbers and symbols. These are not legitimate council emails and if in doubt, do not open it.

Finally, we want to assure you that we are doing everything in our power to resume full service availability in the near future, but disruption to services is likely to continue whilst we both restore our systems and address the work load that has accumulated during the system down time. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 


The Copeland Big Switch has returned. We are using community power to negotiate cheaper fuel for Copeland residents - and you could save money on your energy bills. Sign up here.

Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie, has launched a revolutionary £1 million town centre regeneration scheme. Click here for more information.

We have produced an information leaflet offering advice on how to deal with problem seagulls. View it here.

The Copeland Work & Skills Partnership has produced its Annual Review for 2016/17. View it here.

Millom Town Council has published a vacancy notice, view it here

We have launched a consultation into alcohol-related and dog control-related Public Space Protection Orders. Click here for more information and to have your say.

We have produced an Empty Homes Guide for county, borough and parish councillors. Read it here.

View our current job vacancies here.

Want to be the first to hear the latest Copeland Council news? Get our eCopeland Matters magazine straight to your inbox here.

Sometimes we need to hold part of a meeting in private, and we give you 28 days' notice of that. You can see the latest one here.

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Copeland Council offers domestic violence support COPELAND Council is helping to support those affected by domestic...
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Mayor to hold series of public meeting COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie has announced a series of public meetings...
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Last chance to have your say Members of the public have until Friday (August 18) to have their say...
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Young people to challenge prejudice A CREATIVE competition is being held to encourage young people to...
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Anti-social behaviour consultation launched COPELAND Council is asking residents and visitors for their views on...
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'Don't feed the seagulls' plea PLEASE don’t feed the seagulls - that’s the plea being made by...
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Copeland to propose drop in councillor numbers COPELAND Council is set to request its councillor numbers to be...
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Copeland Council launches The Big Switch A FREE scheme to help residents save money on their energy bills has...
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Clean bill of health for Copeland eateries COPELAND’S food establishments have reported a clean bill of health...
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New houses earmarked for Whitehaven COPELAND Council has given outline planning permission for 110 homes...
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Muncaster passes zoo inspection MUNCASTER Castle has once again passed its official Zoo Licencing...
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Free sessions at the Beacon Portal A STATE-OF-THE-ART conference centre is offering free introductory...
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Don't lose your vote RESIDENTS will soon be asked to help Copeland Council update its...
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Whitehaven pub first to receive Council grant A WHITEHAVEN town centre pub has become the first successful...
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Quality badge for The Beacon Museum A PRESTIGIOUS qualification has been awarded to The Beacon Museum for...
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Launch event for £1 million scheme A TRANSFORMATIONAL £1 million scheme has been launched to revitalise...
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Last chance to comment on conservation area plans TIME is running out for residents to comment on a number of Copeland'...
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Work to start to demolish dilapidated buildings WORK is planned to start next week to demolish two dilapidated...
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Council supports safeguarding in Copeland COPELAND Borough Council staff are being trained to help ensure the...
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Copeland Council to report financial success COPELAND Council is set to report a £170,000 underspend for the last...
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Fly-tippers strike in Cleator Moor A LARGE number of household items have been found dumped in Cleator...
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Homelessness prevention statistics COPELAND Council’s housing team prevented 218 households from...
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Ceremony to mark Campus Whitehaven construction An official ceremony to mark the start of construction of the new...
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Copeland Council attends national nuclear event REPRESENTATIVES of Copeland Council have joined other local...
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Warning letters sent by Council's Enforcement team ELEVEN warning letters have been sent by Copeland Council’s...
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Clean-up blitz for Whitehaven town centre WHITEHAVEN town centre is benefiting from a clean-up blitz. Copeland...
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Millom Recreation Centre Revamp AMBITIOUS plans for a leisure centre revamp have taken a major step...
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Market stalls during Taste Cumbria Festival TIME is running out for traders to grab themselves a stall during...
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Council staff showcase career opportunities PUPILS have received an insight into the range of opportunities...
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Mayor launches ground-breaking £1 million scheme A REVOLUTIONARY £1 million scheme has been launched to transform...
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Community clean-up for Mirehouse estate OVER 30 bags of rubbish were collected during a community clean-up of...
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Two Whitehaven town centre properties renovated TWO Whitehaven town centre properties have received a major...
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Draft Conservation Area Design Guide A NEW guide has been produced in order to help enhance and maintain...
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Residents urged to report empty homes COPELAND residents are being asked to identify empty homes in their...
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Market stalls on offer during Summer Festival COPELAND council is offering six lucky traders the chance to hire a...
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Council to capitalise on World Heritage status COPELAND Borough Council has pledged to make the most of the...
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Food and hygiene standards scheme launched A UNIQUE scheme has been launched by Copeland Council to improve the...
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Distington bypass clean up Over 120 bags of rubbish were cleared from a well-used dual...
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New councillor elected - Millom Newtown Ward A NEW councillor has been elected to represent the Newtown ward on...
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Careers in Copeland A PLETHORA of job vacancies are currently up for grabs at Copeland...
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What makes conservation areas special? COPELAND Council is assessing some of its conservation areas in...
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Top marks for Millom eateries MILLOM eateries are among the most hygienic in Copeland, current...
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Waste teams issue vehicles plea COPELAND residents are being asked to keep their roads clear of...
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Clean up campaign for Copeland's Beaches COPELAND’S beaches will benefit from a summer-long clean-up scheme....
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Science Extravaganza at The Beacon Museum A SCIENTIFIC extravaganza was held at The Beacon Museum today (...
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Copeland Big Switch could boost economy COPELAND residents are being offered an average saving of £148...
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Mayor opens memorial garden A VILLAGE'S new memorial beach garden has marked its official opening...
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Busy year for council's enforcement team ENFORCEMENT officers at Copeland Council dealt with 900 call-outs...
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Council highlights penalties for building offences COPELAND Council has highlighted to builders that they can face a...
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Council staff to the rescue COPELAND Council's waste staff have been extra-busy being good...
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Town trail for budding mini historians BRINGING Whitehaven’s rich history to life were a group of local...
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Fly-tippers blight rural road FLY-TIPPERS have dumped a large amount of cables and wiring on a...
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Lottery boss visits Whitehaven THE BEACON Museum was delighted to welcome Nathan Lee, Head of...
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All change for disabled swimmers A BRAND new disabled changing area was opened to the public today at...
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Local dinner lady sets out her stall BUDDING baker and ex dinner lady Mandy Robinson has embarked on a new...
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The Beacon shortlisted for prestigious award THE Beacon museum has been shortlisted for a prestigious tourism...
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Copeland Council elects new chairman   COPELAND Council has appointed Alistair Norwood as its new chairman...
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Former mayor Ossy Coyles memory will be honoured   A RESPECTED and loved former mayor of Copeland will be honoured by...
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Gary McKee to be awarded Freedom of Copeland MARATHON man Gary McKee is to be awarded the Freedom of the Borough...
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Copeland tackles obesity COPELAND Council has pledged to play its part in tackling obesity....
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Disabled facilities transformed in Copeland A state-of-the-art disabled changing area will be unveiled next week...
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Free market stalls for new traders AN EXCITING opportunity has arisen for budding stallholders to have a...
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Mayor issues statement on Moorside power station   Copeland's mayor Mike Starkie has issued the following statement on...
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Oswald Coyles memory could be honoured A RESPECTED former mayor of Copeland could be honoured by the...
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£25,000 awarded to employment support project A FIVE-FIGURE cash boost will enhance the employment prospects of...
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Creating Careers in Cumbria Programme ELEVEN local unemployed residents have celebrated their graduation...
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Date for Copeland Council's Annual General Meeting RESIDENTS are invited to attend Copeland Borough Council's Annual...
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New woman at the helm of Whitehaven Market THE new woman at the helm of Whitehaven Market is relishing the...
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Scheme launched to help save residents money A FREE scheme to help residents save money on their energy bills has...
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Success for planning team   THE planning team at Copeland Council is celebrating a remarkable...
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Council reaffirms green commitment COPELAND Council has reaffirmed its commitment to a cleaner, greener...
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Copeland Hosts National Nuclear Conference Copeland Borough Council is proud to announce it will be hosting this...
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Apprentice boost for local firms A GROWING Copeland business has been able to take on two apprentices...
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Town centre health check COPELAND Council is undertaking a large scale study to gauge the...
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Farewell to Festive Fats Copeland Council is urging people to help protect our seawaters...
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Copeland Council arrangements for festive season Copeland Council is putting out some useful information about its...
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Copeland's Big Switch WITH PICCOPELAND Council is launching a scheme to help residents save...
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Better chances for Copeland children Tuesday November 22 2016. For immediate release   PARTNERS have come...
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Helping hand for Copeland job seekers Tuesday November 22 2016. For immediate release UNEMPLOYED Copeland...
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Copeland's beaches make the grade COPELAND'S four bathing beaches - managed by Copeland Borough Council...
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Pupils take a seat for history lesson Wednesday October 19 2016. For immediate releaseSCHOOLCHILDREN are to...
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More skills for Copeland Skills and learning organisations in West Cumbria will soon have more...
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Egremont ward changes - give your view COPELAND Council is asking Egremont people for their views on a...
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Parks team among the best COPELAND Council's parks team has reached the finals of a prestigious...
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Finance Update 29 June 2016 Finance Update 29 June 2016 We would like to keep you updated on...
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Copeland focuses on work and skills COPELAND Council is spearheading a series of projects aimed at...
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Mayor calls public meetings after NuGen letters   Following concerns from residents, Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie has...
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NuGen statement on community letters, In response to concerns raised by members of the community, NuGen...
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New Market Hall office celebrated in sculpture Copeland Council will officially open its new offices in Whitehaven...
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Copeland waste service tops table Copeland Council has scored top marks for its great value waste...
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Mayor joins police for fact finding night patrol Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie delivered on a promise to take to the...
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Cemeteries prepare for spring Cemeteries in Copeland are due for their regular maintenance to...
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Parks team excellence   Copeland Council has been ranked top in the UK for the value-for-...
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Cardboard recycling banks re-open Copeland Council now has its card recycling banks back in action. The...
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2015 Household Flood Payment Scheme (Cumbria) Please be advised that the information contained on this page could...
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Copeland's Christmas arrangements Copeland Council is putting out useful festive information to make...
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Have your say on Copeland's budget Copeland Borough Council is calling on people to offer their views on...
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Flytippers force card recycling suspension Cardboard collection at all of Copeland’s recycling sites has been...
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Copeland Open for Business goes global     A unique video of Copeland, which welcomed more than 300...
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New alarm regulations on agenda for Landlords' New regulations affecting landlords were discussed at a forum run by...
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Copeland starts new boundary review Copeland councillors agreed to move forward with a review of the...
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Mayor’s regalia open to the people of Copeland Former civic mayors of Copeland joined the current chairman of...
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Hensingham Community Clean Up Hensingham pulls together for clear-up   Wednesday September 9 2015....
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Cumbria Deal Statement “Today the leaders of the Cumbrian public sector, supported by the...
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Poster urges public to help ease seagull nuisance     The public are being asked to help reduce the nuisance being...
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Mayor meets traders at successful farmer's market Traders at a popular West Cumbrian farmers’ market have been sharing...
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Mayor launches Community Forum The Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie hosted the inaugural meeting of...
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Putting the pride back into Copeland Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie is set to relaunch the Pride in...
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Interpreting Copeland's Coasts Cycle Event Cycle Relay to Launch Copeland’s New Interpretation Boards   Release...
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Grants Promote Independence Grants promote independence Monday August 17 2015.  For immediate...
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Copeland Community Fund is looking to recruit The Copeland Community Fund is looking to recruit up to 3 Independent...
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Colourful choice at Market Hall Copeland Council is seeking the public’s help in deciding the colour...
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Fun day helping out Haig Fun free day helping out at Haig   Tuesday July 11 2015. For...
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Business Broadband Vouchers Copeland businesses with a CA postcode looking to update to a faster...
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Second Annual Canvas Press Release Keep your right to vote Monday August 3 2015.  For immediate release...
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NuGen project stage one consultation response   Response to NuGen Moorside project stage one consultation now...
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Fair waste collections for holiday lets Copeland Council is ensuring a fair and equal system for all council...
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Council meetings hit the road The Executive committee meeting, on Tuesday August 4 at Millom...
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Youngsters gear up to learn Tuesday July 21 2015   Young cyclists from Whitehaven Harbour Youth...
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Celebrating seasonal food Wednesday July 22 2015.  For immediate release   Two free events...
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Action against misuse of recycling service Following continued misuse Copeland Council has suspended garden...
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Discover the Mysteries of Victorian Whitehaven Go back in time with the team at the Beacon Museum this weekend (...
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Voters urged to update details   Tuesday July 7 2015.  For immediate release Copeland Council is...
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New telephone number for Copeland Council   Copeland Borough Council is introducing a new, one-stop-shop...
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Free Canine Healthchecks Wednesday 3 June 2015.  For immediate release   COPELAND residents...
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Heritage Help   Copeland volunteers spread Heritage word   Wednesday 3 June 2015....
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An Evening on the Pull... Wednesday June 3 2015   A FUN hands–on activity learning about and...
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Copeland’s award-winning beaches Issued 22 May, 2015 for immediate use.   Three of Copeland’s...
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Whitehaven Parish Council hold first meeting Release date: 22 May 2015.  For immediate release   The first...
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Join the Chicken Challenge Join the Chicken Challenge and let’s halve campylobacter food...
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Castle Park closes for road refurbishment COPELAND Borough Council would like to inform the public that there...
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Beacon Museum Cumbria Tourism Awards   The Beacon Museum is a finalist in the 2015 Cumbria Tourism Awards...
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Hands-on construction courses Tuesday 28 April 2015.  For immediate release  COPELAND residents and...
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Caring homes for strays Monday 20 April  2015.  For immediate release COPELAND Council is...
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Candidates quizzed at Youth Question Time Release date: 14 April 2015.  For immediate release In a bid to get...
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Mayoral Youth Question Time – Have Your Say Release date: 8th April 2015.  For immediate release   WITH only one...
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New plans for former Kangol factory Copeland Council has given the green light to plans that will allow...
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Council's Easter arrangements Tuesday 24 March 2015.  For immediate release COPELAND Council is...
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Council marks Commonwealth Day Wednesday March 4 2015. COPELAND Borough Council is once again...
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Copeland Council Offers Enhanced Bin Services Release date: Tuesday 03 March 2015.  For immediate release COPELAND...
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Wildflower Event to be held in Egremont Tuesday March 3 2015. For immediate release   EGREMONT Castle grounds...
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Copeland leads way in safeguarding children Tuesday February 3 2015. For immediate release COPELAND Council is...
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Look before you book this Valentine’s Day Release date: 11 February 2015.  For immediate release The last thing...
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Find out more about standing for election Release date: 12 February  2015.  For immediate release COPELAND...
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Preparing cemeteries for spring Release date: 17 Feb 2015. For immediate release All Copeland...
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Register to Vote or Lose Out Release date: 17 Feb 2015.  For immediate release Copeland Borough...
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US Navy Attaché visits Beacon Museum Release date:  11 February 2015.  For immediate release THE Beacon...
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Householders could be eligible for flood grants Monday January 19 2015. For immediate release. THERE is still time...
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Copeland continues grants to parish councils Wednesday January 21, 2015. For immediate release COPELAND Council is...
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NCL joins forces with GLL NCL joins forces with GLL to strengthen Social Enterprise in leisure...
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Plan sees growth and prosperity for Copeland Release date Tuesday 13 January 2015.  For immediate release...
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Local firms asked to bid for heritage projects  Monday February 9 2015.  For immediate release   COPELAND Council is...
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US Navy Attaché to visit Beacon Museum Release date:  9 February 2015.  For immediate release THE Beacon...
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Are You Being Served? Wednesday January 7 2015. For immediate release COPELAND Borough...
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Beacon receives £900,993 grant Release date: 26 January 2015. For immediate release Plans to expand...
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Budget recommendations for Copeland Council Release date Thursday 8 January 2015.  For immediate release...
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Civic Hall welcomes new tenants Release date: 20 January 2015. For immediate release Whitehaven Civic...