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"There are no 'exclusives' at a time like this," says Alan Cleaver, the newspaper's deputy editor.
"As with all tragedies like this, reporters and police help each other.
When Michael Moon, proprietor of Whitehaven's eponymous antiquarian bookshop, heard there had been a fatal shooting in Duke Street, he did what community-minded citizens have instinctively always done, and called the local paper.
Two streets away, in the pink-stuccoed offices of The Whitehaven News, editor Colin Edgar and his staff were putting the news for that week's issue on page, Wednesday being press day.
Within a few weeks, once the world's media has moved on, the people of Whitehaven will return to whatever normality there can be, and the circulation of The Whitehaven News will go back to normal levels.
The events of last week will leave an indelible mark on the town's history.
Over in Carlisle at the offices of its sister title, the News & Star, a daily title also part of the family-owned Cumbria News Group, the IT department were fighting to cope with the surge in demand, with the site collapsing a number of times under the weight of traffic.
Police are appealing for information after a dog was killed in a hit and run collision.
In October 2017 it was announced that both The Bay and Lakeland Radio were sold to the UK media company Global.
The company formerly owned the Touch Radio Network stations in the Midlands outright until selling them to Quidem in June 2009.
The black lurcher was hit by an unknown vehicle on Meadow Road in Whitehaven at some time between 7pm and pm yesterday (16 March). Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Cumbria police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The Beacon museum in Whitehaven has received a national award for the exceptional experience it gives to visitors.