Cumbria

Whitehaven community day marks shooting anniversary

A community day is being held in Whitehaven following the anniversary of the west Cumbria shootings.

The summer fete-style event includes performances from pianist Sam Haywood and Covent Garden Opera House star Joan Rodgers at St Nicholas' Church.

The Reverend John Bannister said the day was a celebration of Whitehaven's strength after Derrick Bird shot 12 people dead on 2 June last year.

On Thursday's anniversary a two-minute silence was held at the same church.

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