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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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Up to £200 available To Set Up market Stalls as Part of Big Birthday Bash

BUDDING young entrepreneurs are being invited to apply for a chance to bag up to £200 to help them set up their stall at Whitehaven Market as part of its first anniversary celebrations. A special ‘Big Birthday Bash’ themed market will take place on Saturday, September 30 featuring a selection of new stalls, entertainment and free goody […]

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Job Vacancies At The Strands and Screes Inn

 Chef Vacancy  An opportunity has arisen for another Chef to join our Small Friendly Kitchen team, this is a permanent position not seasonal. Salary to be discussed, we feel we pay fair. We are looking for an individual who is able to cope well under pressure and also work to a high standard of quality […]

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Free activities on offer at The Beacon Museum

FREE guided walks around the historic Whitehaven Marina are on offer this weekend (September 7-10) at The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven in celebration of Heritage Open Days. Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers across the nation. Every year for four days […]

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Last chance to enjoy Snakes exhibition

TIME is running out to enjoy a wild museum exhibition in Whitehaven. Snakes, featuring interactive displays, fun games and fascinating specimens, is open at The Beacon Museum until September 6. From huge Burmese pythons to vibrantly-coloured milk snakes and the fearsome anaconda, the event offers a rare opportunity to discover how these amazing creatures live. Although the […]

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Royal visit to celebrate university’s 10th anniversary

HRH The Princess Royal is to visit the University of Cumbria’s Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle on Wednesday 20 September. The visit comes as the university celebrates its tenth anniversary year and launches a new strategic plan to position the university for further and future sustainability and success. This year 3000 students will graduate from the […]

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Everything You Need to know Ahead of Solfest This Weekend

One of the nation’s favourite small festivals is nearly upon us, here’s what you need to know. With Solfest just days away, the hard work of the festival organisers and it’s army of volunteers is about to pay off in spectacular style. If you’re heading to the festival this bank holiday weekend, the organisers have […]

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New Gift Shop Opens in Whitehaven’s Market Place

A brand new independent gift shop has opened in Whitehaven’s Market Place this month, bringing unique handmade gifts to the town centre, along with beautiful cards, accessories, and homeware.  Little Whims, opened in early August in one of the Market Place buildings that received funding to be renovated through Copeland Borough Council’s Townscape Heritage Initiative. […]

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Cheese and wine with friends of The Beacon

A FREE introductory evening offering the chance to explore a range of historical objects is on offer at The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven. The Friends of The Beacon Museum are inviting visitors to go along and find out more about the group that meets monthly and offer a range of fascinating talks and demonstrations from often […]

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