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X Factor Winner to Wow Workington

X Factor golden-boy Joe McElderry is paying Workington a visit on 26 November. The pop sensation will be performing a collection of his own tracks and some Christmas classics during his appearance at the town’s Carnegie Theatre as a part of his Northern Light tour. The singer from South Shields rose to prominence during ITV’s […]

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Coca-Cola Truck Returns to Carlisle

Holidays are coming as Coca-Cola are bringing their famous Christmas truck to Carlisle again later this month.  The famous truck will be pulling into Carlisle on November 22. Christmas has officially begun, as Coca-Cola announces the return of the iconic Christmas truck tour. The tour, returning for a sixth year, will kick off on 17 November […]

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The Courteeners and Clean Cut Kid at The Sands Centre

The Courteeners  have been announced to perform at The Sands Centre on Thursday 24 November. Ahead of the release of their fifth album, Courteeners have announced details of a new single and their biggest UK tour to date. ‘No One Will Ever Replace Us’ is a modern day anthem dedicated to a very British kind […]

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Haven Rugby League: Get Your Name on the Shirt

It’s the dream of many local lads to pull on the famed Haven Rugby League shirt. It’s difficult to walk through the Georgian streets of Whitehaven without setting eyes on at least one fan wearing the hallowed chocolate, white and gold, such is the closeness of the club to the hearts of the town. Whitehaven […]

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Northern Fleet Refurb: Travel Benefits for Cumbria

One of our region’s biggest train operators Northern is giving its fleet an overhaul. Soon Cumbrian’s will be flitting across the country in luxury in one of Northern’s fantastic newly refurbished carriages. Northern, who are the UK’s largest train operator outside of London, have just unveiled their first partly refurbished train today. The train goes […]

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The White Mare Wins Top Award

A West Cumbrian pub has had a prestigious industry award bestowed upon them at a lavish ceremony in London. Beckermet’s The White Mare lifted the Best Newcomer Award at the Great British Pub Awards 2016. The champagne laden competition took place on October 5 at the glamorous Hilton Hotel on London’s Park Lane. Owner Dianne […]

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Council Search for Cumbria’s Next Top Poet

There is a countywide call to arms for all young wordsmiths in Cumbria. Cumbria County Council are searching for the county’s top young poet. They are running the Cumbria Children’s Poetry Competition to celebrate National Poetry Day on October 6. The council are asking children to write an original poem based on the theme of […]

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Ex Haven Rugby League Star Wins Award

Image: Liverpool Echo It has been a good season for our local rugby star Kyle Amor. His team St Helens have finished a very respectable fourth place in the league, booked themselves a place in the Super League semi-final and he has lifted the club’s player of the year award thanks to a string of […]

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9 Reasons to Celebrate Autumn in West Cumbria

Dank, dark and damp, in seasonal terms autumn often gets some pretty bad press. Although some of it is definitely called for: the nights are drawing in, you’ve slipped on wet leaves at least twice today and it was dark when you got home from work…again! But it isn’t all doom and gloom; before you […]

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MP Opens New Football Pitch

  Jamie Reed, MP for Copeland, officially opened Whitehaven AFC’s new £516,000 third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) in Cumbria recently (Saturday 3 September 2016), an event at which the Emirates FA Cup was also on show. The project was made possible thanks to a £448,954 grant from the Premier League & The FA […]

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