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A year to remember as a TV star came to Cumbria and youngsters shone on the netball court – in pictures

By Tom Beattie Community content editor Forty years on – we look back on the year that Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married, the first-ever London marathon was held – and Cumbria hosted a variety of entertaining events.On these pages you can see how busy the county was in 1981, with notable moments including the visit of TV star Noel Edmunds to Whitehaven, an inspiring sponsored walk by pupils from a Carlisle school, and a school netball team achieving remarkable success.

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A year to remember as a TV star came to Cumbria and youngsters shone on the netball court – in pictures

Shirley Williams role in a famous chapter of Warrington's political history

POLITICAL leader Williams, who died today aged 90, played a huge role in a key part of Warrington's political history.Back in 1981, Warrington was at the heart in the first act of the renowned 'Gang of Four' who established the Social Democratic Party in the UK.

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Shirley Williams role in a famous chapter of Warrington's political history