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LLWR Workforce Chooses ‘Give Us A Break 2010’ As Charity Of The Year

The LLWR workforce has chosen Give Us A Break 2010 as its new charity of the year. The west Cumbrian charity proved a popular winner in a vote from a shortlist of four worthy local organisations. Give Us A Break 2010 was formed to improve the quality of life for disabled children by providing a […]

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Home Lettings Cumbria

There’s No Place Like Home

Home is where the heart is, which is why Home Lettings Cumbria Ltd. specialise in residential lettings of all shapes and sizes, in locations throughout Carlisle and the surrounding areas.  Originally part of established Carlisle Estate Agent company, Homesearch, about a year ago, under the direction of Barbara Barker – who had been with the […]

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It’s All Gone To The Dogs

It’s a dog’s life at a new Carlisle cafe, where tasty treats and a hearty helping of love are on the menu – for humans and their canine companions.   It may be Carlisle’s most dog friendly cafe, but Gone to the Dogs is not only a welcoming place for pooches, it’s creating a community in […]

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Get Your Skates On At Border City Rollers

By Paul McGuirk   It’s been regarded as one of the fastest-growing sports in the world in recent years, and now Roller Derby has finally made an impact in Carlisle.  Over the past three years, Border City Rollers – spearheaded by coach, referee and all-round Roller Derby fanatic Garryck Holmes – has gone from strength-to-strength, with its success due […]

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Aim Higher with Carlisle Air Cadets

In the year that we commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War and also celebrate 100 years of the RAF, there’s never been a better time to join the Carlisle Air Cadets.   On 1 April 1918, the world’s first independent air force was formed. The Royal Air Force (RAF) took its […]

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Photographer in Focus: Käte Döuglas

If you follow us on social media, you’ll know that we are all about showcasing local talent and highlighting the very best of our region. We are regularly overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the shots we receive from photographers of all abilities. Kate Douglas is one of those who shared her passion with […]

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The Sound of Summer

The summer months will see a line-up of international acts head to stages across Cumbria. Whether you’re staying in the city or venturing further afield, we’ve got the lowdown on the names not to be missed.     Lionel Richie & Shane Filan   17 June, Brunton Park, Carlisle   Cumbria really will be dancing all night long, when […]

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Tom Morgan Brings His Own Perspective to the Cumbrian Countryside

A Carlisle artist inspired by the northern art scene is putting his own stamp on it.   On first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking that these paintings look familiar. No, they’re not by the great Percy Kelly of course, but they are the work of another talented Cumbrian artist.   Tom Morgan is used to […]

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Carlisle Guide Issue 40 May – June

A Word From The Editor  The next couple of months will see the arrival of an iconic art installation in Carlisle, commercial flights take off from the airport and I swear I could smell freshly cut grass as I left the office the other day. Things are looking up. Last month over 100 local people […]

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Jennings Raise A Glass To 190 Years

The Cumbrian establishment, Jennings Brewery is celebrating 190 years of brewing pure Lakeland ale.   Back in 1828, George IV was on the throne and the Duke of Wellington was Prime Minister when the son of a local maltster, John Jennings, began brewing in his Lorton-based brew house. Jennings Brewery was founded and first operated out […]

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