The Advantages Of Neutering Your Pet

Oak Tree Animals’ Charity highlight the advantages of neutering your pet.   Did you know that one un-neutered female cat could potentially be responsible for up to 20,000 descendants within five years? Female cats can become pregnant as early as 4 months of age and can produce up to 18 kittens per year, the numbers soon […]

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Love Your Local Market

The Market Hall in Carlisle – also known as The Covered Market –  is one of the few remaining Victorian Covered Markets in the Country.      First opened to the public in 1889 the Market has a long history, yet still offers an important service to shoppers in the City Centre today.   Located in the City’s Historic Quarter, […]

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A Whole Lorca Love

May marks 18 months since Francisco Aparicio Hernandez brought a taste of the Granada cuisine to Carlisle, when he opened a Spanish restaurant in the city.   In the unsuspecting setting of Botchergate, there’s a feast for the eyes and a treat for the tastebuds. Not only do the authentic dishes served at Lorca taste divine, but they look […]

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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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Local Superheroes Raise Over £11,500 for CFM Cash for Kids Superhero Day!

Last Friday, CFM’s airwaves were dedicated to Cash for Kids Superhero Day, the second biggest fundraiser hosted by the local charity, after Mission Christmas, aiming to raise thousands of pounds for local disadvantaged children. Along with their main partner Sealy UK, CFM’s Cash for Kids recruited local businesses, schools, cafés, banks, community centres, hair dressers, […]

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Sedbergh Runaway Winners at the Northern School Athletics Championships

Sedbergh School athletics team swept the board at the Northern School athletics championships on 25th April where eighteen schools fielded teams at the Gateshead International Stadium. Sedbergh returned as winners in four events: Intermediate Girls, Intermediate Boys, Senior Girls and Senior boys, Junior Girls and Boys finished 5th and 7th. The Cumbrian School had a […]

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Cumbrian Castles: Brougham Castle 

In the latest of our series, Paul McGuirk discovers a Cumbrian castle thats spectacular setting inspired one of Wordsworth’s greatest works.   Located in a picturesque setting and nestled beside the cross of the River Eamont, Brougham Castle is home to a rich history and some unusual features. Founded in the 13th century, the purpose of the castle was to provide a […]

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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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Carlisle Gets Ready To Welcome Weeping Window

Carlisle welcomes a window of opportunity, as poppies flood the city to commemorate centenary of the First World War.   A striking, sea of red will tumble from the top of Carlisle Castle, as an iconic art installation offers a chance to reflect on and connect with the sacrifices made during the First World War.     In […]

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New Wardens Enjoy Outdoor Office Life on Cumbria’s Coast

Seasonal wardens have just been appointed to monitor and protect the wildlife on two dramatic coastal sites managed by Cumbria Wildlife Trust: Rockliffe Marsh in the Solway Firth and Foulney Island Nature Reserve near Barrow.   Erin Madden is the new warden at Rockcliffe Marsh, a privately-owned area of grazed saltmarsh, approximately 1,000 hectares in size, […]

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