A WHITEHAVEN town centre bar has been granted a licence to serve coffee and a cake in the day and cocktails at night.

The Corner Bar, on Tangier Street, was given the go-ahead by Copeland Council's licensing sub-committee on Monday.

Natassia Jade Egerton, of Countess Terrace, Whitehaven, applied for the premises licence, which also allows the bar to play recorded music as well as hosting live entertainment.

It will be open from 11am to 11pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays it will close an hour later, at midnight. The bar also has permission to sell alcohol.

One objection to the application was received by Copeland council from a resident strongly objecting to "another drinking establishment" in the town. The resident raised concerns about increased antisocial behaviour. They said the area was already flagged up as a hot-spot for antisocial behaviour and premiums were already applied to home and car insurances.