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Set Up Your Stall at Whitehaven’s Festive Markets

A RANGE of festivities is on offer at Whitehaven Market this Christmas with a series of events being held as a treat for traders and visitors alike. Copeland Borough Council, which runs markets in Whitehaven, Cleator Moor and Egremont, is offering traders the chance to bag a stall over the festive period for a discounted […]

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Charity Launches Annual Winter Warmth Appeal

THREE hundred pairs of slippers, one for each life sadly lost to the winter cold .This image, created to launch Cumbria Community Foundation’s annual Winter Warmth Appeal, has graphically brought home the harsh reality of a cold winter and fuel poverty in the county. Sitting alongside Surprise View and overlooking Derwentwater, near Keswick, the juxtaposition […]

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Something You Can Bank On This Christmas

Bring Christmas cheer to your community, by giving as well as receiving this year.  At this time of year, most of us are starting Christmas shopping and looking forward to sitting down to Christmas dinner. But when so much is centred around receiving at Christmas, it can make many want to give something back. With […]

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Magical adaptation of much loved The Secret Garden – in rehearsals

Christmas is round the corner and Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, The Secret Garden, opens on 24 November. The cast are currently hard at work in rehearsals and are throwing themselves into the fun and magic of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s much-loved story; with puppetry and live music in the show, they’ve got plenty to keep them […]

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Quantum Leap 2018 at the Beacon Museum

Launching Quantum Leap for 2018 New logo, new themes, same great fun! Attention all parents and Guardians! The Beacon Museum have a fun weekend club for children aged 7 to 13 for 2018. Quantum Leap is a club that has met successfully for a number of years. For next year, the team at the Beacon […]

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Carlisle Christmas Lights Switch-On Headline acts announced

X Factor finalists ‘5 After Midnight’ will headline Carlisle’s Christmas Lights Switch On event. The three-piece boyband said: “We are super excited to be in Carlisle performing we cannot wait to get up on that stage!!” The 2016 finalists will be joined by other celebrity acts, The Beatbox Collective – the reigning world beatbox champions […]

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Carlisle Man’s Badge of Honour

A Carlisle man has designed an exclusive football badge to commemorate the Fallen this Remembrance Day. One hundred of the Carlisle United badges, which feature the club’s crest surrounded by the words “Lest we forget” and “We will remember”, sold out in just 27 hours. The badges have proved so popular that the man behind […]

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Seascale Golf Club Celebrate Record-Breaking Year for Captain’s Charities

 Left to right, Rob Blythe with a £400 cheque for Alzheimers Care, Club Captain Harry Paterson presents a cheque for £9,000 to Lisa Lamb on behalf of Breast Cancer Care, Richard Stout Vice Chairman of Hospice at Home West Cumbria recieves a cheque for £700 for Hospice at Home West Cumbria from Lady Captain Joan […]

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Prism Arts bring Shadow Tales to Keswick

Prism Arts Studio Theatre are performing their latest production, Shadow Tales, on 28 November at Theatre by the Lake, as part of a tour to the major theatres in Cumbria which was made possible thanks to generous public support.   Earlier this year Prism Arts successfully ran a crowdfunding campaign which received donations from the public allowing the group […]

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Copeland Council Set to Launch New Kerbside Recycling Service

Copeland’s residents will soon benefit from a new doorstep recycling service. Copeland Borough Council is preparing to launch its new kerbside service that will see crews collect five items from households; plastic, paper, glass, tins/cans and cardboard. The service will start in April 2018, and residents can get a sneak preview of the type of […]

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