Art For All At The Derwent Pencil Museum

The Derwent Pencil Museum is offering local children and their families huge discounts, in a bid to make art accessible for all.  The local attraction is encouraging creativity in Cumbrian children by giving their family the opportunity to purchase a yearly admission ticket to the Pencil Museum for just £10. The ticket, which includes two […]

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Spotlight On Cockermouth

In the first of a new series, highlighting west Cumbria’s towns, we explore why Cockermouth is the hidden ‘Gem’.     There’s more to Cockermouth than meets the eye, although it certainly makes for a picture-postcard sight. This historic market town, situated where the River Cocker meets the River Derwent, is the gateway to the less trodden paths […]

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Cash Boost to Enhance Employment Prospects of Copeland Residents

A SIX-FIGURE cash boost will enhance the employment prospects of Copeland residents. Copeland Council and Copeland Community Fund have donated a combined £350,000 to The Phoenix Enterprise Centre, Cleator Moor, which will fund the majority of its latest employment support project. Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, today (Thursday) presented a cheque in support of the […]

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Whitehaven Rambling Club To Celebrate 90th Anniversary

On June 3rd 2018, WRC will be celebrating it’s 90th Anniversary, with lots of activities for it’s members, but our main event will be an Exhibition on Saturday 2nd June chartering 90 years of rambling in Whitehaven and a dinner in the evening for our members.  It will be held in the Solway Hall, Lowther Street, Whitehaven. Our […]

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Heritage Lottery Funding Awarded Cleator Moor WW1 Project

Cleator Moor Community Interest Company has received a grant of £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for their  project “Cleator Moor 1918” .   This project is made possible by National Lottery players through HLF’s First World War then and now programme. The project will enable local people to come together to preserve the memory […]

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War

Songs on the Summits  

Winter view of Scafell Pike from Wasdale, Cumbria … John Malley) On the centenary of the Great War, the National Trust is set to revive the “world’s greatest war memorial”.   Every year, hundreds of people brave the November weather to climb to the summit of Great Gable on Remembrance Sunday. However, few people know that Great […]

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First Class Dining At The Old Posting House

Whether you’re looking for a quiet pint or a hearty home-cooked meal, The Old Posting House delivers.   This 400-year old coaching inn in the village of Deanscales, still boasts the original post boxes which are protected by English Heritage, beamed ceilings and period features which have been carefully preserved.   Located 3.6 miles outside Cockermouth, unless you’re […]

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Tick tock, it’s Rose O Clock! 

By Gerard Richardson   Ah, Spring is in the air folks and with Spring comes the annual urge to try a rose wine again.   I know, I’ve never been one to promote the pink stuff, but it’s either getting more interesting every year or I’m just getting softer. Rose comes in a wide range of colours […]

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Challenge yourself in 2018

Charity runners are being urged to get on their marks for on the biggest events in Cumbria’s fundraising calendar. Thousands of people are expected to turn out for the Carlisle Colour Run on Sunday 13 May to raise money for Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice and Eden Valley Hospice. More than 1,300 people took part in […]

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Dogs vs Cats: Which Makes The Better Pet?  

The Cats Vs Dogs controversy has gone on for thousands of years, ever since they were domesticated. But which makes the best pet?    The answer depends largely on the owner’s personality and requirements for animal companionship.   Dogs are intensely loyal to the people who feed them. They can be hostile to perceived “invaders,” and a […]

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