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A Dogs Life in The Lake District

Man’s best friend, the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs have been saving lives on the fells for 25 years. A few years ago two groups of climbers were stuck on Skiddaw, caught up in a winter storm. The Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs were deployed along with Keswick Mountain Rescue Team. What the […]

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A Donation That Makes A Difference

The hospice’s expert nurses and specialist doctors provide care for adults with life limiting illnesses. Sponsoring a nurse could ensure that care is available today, tomorrow and in the future. For Gill Ward her job is to make sure every day is the best for the people who need palliative care and those who are […]

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Local Project Launched To Support Armed Forces

A new project is taking action to support the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in Brampton and beyond. Today there are 2.5 million veterans living in Britain, with the county of Cumbria home to a higher percentage of Armed Forces veterans than the national average. The project, based at Brampton Community Centre is aiming […]

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Oaktree Animals’ Charity Pet Project

Oaktree Animal Charity suggest some positive New Year’s resolutions for you and your pooch.  It’s that time of year when we make resolutions to get fitter, lose weight and eat more healthily. The resolutions we make can often be a challenge, personal trainers can be expensive and gyms can be daunting places if going on […]

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Local Man Creates Series Of Paintings To Aid Recovery From Debilitating Car Accident

A LOCAL man who turned to art after a debilitating car accident is being featured in the new commercial gallery space at The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven.  Lifelong Whitehaven resident, David Hawkins, aged 56 was left with right sided hemiplegia, a condition that affects one side of the body, after a serious car accident in 1981 […]

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Challenging Waters: The Diary of A Lake District Swimmer

By Danielle Murphy One Carlisle man took his love of the Lake District and soft spot for swimming to the next level. Defying expectations and fulfilling a dream, 62-year-old John Mather has conquered 13 of Cumbria’s lakes and bodies of water. Over the course of three years John has swam the equivalent of 40 miles […]

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Carlisle Guide Issue 38 Jan/Feb

Welcome to our first issue of 2018 and a very happy New Year to all our friends, readers and advertisers. I hate New Years resolutions. We might as well be honest, most of you have probably already given up on them by now. I prefer instead to compile a list of a few, realistic, things […]

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Bowness Bay Blues Festival Competition

Tickets are now on sale for the seventh Bowness Bay Blues festival and early birds can snap up a weekend pass for just £55. After a sell-out show this year, the front-running Blues event will return to the Lake District from 23 – 25 March 2018. An ever bigger programme will see talent such as […]

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Photographers In Focus: Paul Thomson

Photographers In Focus It’s unsurprisingly really, given that we are lucky enough to live in one of the most photogenic spots in the UK, that Cumbria would be home to some pretty talented local photographers. Here we focus on the shutterbugs behind the lens and how they capture their stunning shots. Are you an amateur […]

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Countywide Project Celebrates Women of Cumbria

100 years after women were first given the right to vote, a unique collaboration will celebrate the many inspiring, and unsung, women of Cumbria. From pioneering suffragists, to medical marvels, a number of women well worthy of celebration have come from Cumbria, yet still go unrecognised next to their male counterparts. Now in 2018, the […]

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