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Two New Community Buses for West Cumbria

Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie has cut the ribbon to mark the delivery of two new minibuses for the Muncaster Microbus scheme. The new Mercedes buses were funded by the Department of Transport to help meet the needs for the community bus service in West Cumbria. The Muncaster Microbus serves residents of Bootle, Ravenglass, Waberthwaite, Eskdale, Seascale, Gosforth and Wasdale and runs […]

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Sir Tony Robinson Talks Time Team and Trump, Ahead of Visit to Cumbria

The Beacon Museum will welcome special guest, Sir Tony Robinson, for an exclusive launch event this month. The renowned actor and historian will attend the double launch of the Beacon Portal and the museum’s new feature exhibition Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets on Saturday 23 September. The brand new build, the Beacon Portal has been […]

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Hunter Davies: Beyond Borderlines

The Cumbrian-connected writer will return to the Carlisle this October, for the fourth Borderlines book festival. Since growing up in Carlisle, Cumbria has been a continual source of subject matter for Hunter Davies’ writing career. Perhaps most famous for penning the only authorised biography of the Beatles, his publications include numerous books about the Lake […]

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Home is Where The Art is With Ben Heslop

Owning an art gallery, Ben Heslop and his wife Hannah admire beautiful art on a daily basis. But how do they adorn the walls of their Carlisle home? Moving into the town house on Currock Road in December last year, the final carpet has just been put down. As to be expected, the home of […]

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Local Family Taking Carlisle By The Reins

It’s an unusual sight, to see a Carlisle family taking their horse and cart out for a drive, but while Jade might be getting a few double takes, she’s fitting into the town just nicely. Sean Taylor, his partner Nerys Mitchell and their two sons,  Sean (little) 7, and Riley 5, are becoming quite well known […]

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Cumbria Pride Celebrates Diversity in Carlisle This Weekend

Cumbria Pride returns this autumn for a celebration of diversity, with a serious message.   Members of the LGBT community across Cumbria will arrive in Carlisle city centre on 16 September, for the eighth annual event. Cumbria Pride represents the UK’s second largest county, welcoming people from all across the north west corner. Attendees look to the event for a chance to be […]

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Creations in The Undercroft

One woman is on a mission to transform a cavern beneath Carlisle railway station into a performance and arts venue for the community. When Kimberley Watkin first walked through the doors into the historic chamber underneath the citadel station, she knew she had stumbled upon something special. After graduating in 2015, Kimberley, was making her […]

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Blue Light Walk to March for Mental Health This Weekend

By Arran George A 120-mile charity walk from Carlisle to Blackpool hopes to shine a light on a hidden problem in our emergency services. On the 16 September, the city will see the start of the Blue Light Walk 2017, where a team of representatives from the Emergency and essential services, will come together to […]

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Carlisle Gets it’s Rhythm Back

The famous Carlisle Blues and Rock festival makes a comeback at the end of this month, with a whole host of top notch headliners. Back by popular demand, the festival returns on the weekend of 29 – 30 September, with a line-up of internationally renowned acts. The first event since 2013, will see ex-Whitesnake star, […]

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Dave Sails Back into West Cumbria

After 17 months, 18 countries and over 11,000 nautical miles, Dave Storey sailed back into Whitehaven harbour last week. In February of this year, we covered Dave’s story. How the 44 year old, father of three from Whitehaven had left everything behind to embark on a “once in a lifetime trip”. In April 2016, Dave […]

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