Are You Looking to set up in 2021? Ifor have just the ticket to get you on the road…

Are You Looking to set up in 2021? Ifor have just the ticket to get you on the road… Ifor Williams Trailers is a family owned business, who celebrated their 60th Anniversary in 2018. Starting in 1958, in rural North Wales, the company’s first trailer models were designed for the farming and agricultural community. Many […]

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ST BEES SCHOOL HEADING TO THE TOP OF THE “CHARTS” WITH NEW SCHOOL SONG

ST BEES SCHOOL HEADING TO THE TOP OF THE “CHARTS” WITH NEW SCHOOL SONG Hands up any of you who remember their school song… Hands up, please. What no one? No one at all? St Bees School have decided to improve this situation by writing one. “Why do you choose to do this?” I hear […]

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64. Wildlife of The Solway Firth. The Sea Potato.

64. Wildlife of The Solway Firth. The Sea Potato. Echinocardium cordatum. After a stormy period when the shallow sandy seabed of The Solway Firth has been agitated and re-arranged by waves and currents you may discover one or more strange looking pale potato size objects on the tideline. On further investigation, if they are found […]

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63. Wildlife of The Solway Firth. Fossils.

63. Wildlife of The Solway Firth. Fossils. For most of us anyway the chance finding of a fossil whilst walking on a beach is a magical moment, a reminder of life forms that existed millions of years ago. The Solway Firth area in geological terms has not been submerged that long, only since the last […]

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As the Covid-19 lockdown ends, The IFA Company’s Lucy McKinley explains why it’s as important as ever to get advice on your finances

As the Covid-19 lockdown ends, The IFA Company’s Lucy McKinley explains why it’s as important as ever to get advice on your finances. Here at The IFA Company we – like many others – have spent the past four months working from home. We’re incredibly lucky that we’ve been able to run the business and […]

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Long Meg (Maughanby Circle) – A spell waiting to be broken

Long Meg (Maughanby Circle) – A spell waiting to be broken Stone circles have sparked the imagination from time immemorial.  The best-known stone circle in England, Stonehenge, is turning into a commercial venue with little access for the public. Maughanby Circle, by comparison, known as ‘Long Meg and Her Daughters’, has been left untouched. Visitors […]

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Proudly Locally Run – Vets For Pets

Proudly Locally Run – Vets4Pets Carlisle is a small animal practice in the Stanwix area of the city that was opened in 2013 by practice owner and veterinary surgeon Lisa Kerr. It is a common misconception that we are a corporate-owned practice, which couldn’t be further from the truth.  We are, in fact, locally owned and […]

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Fostering – Will you help change a life?

Fostering – Will you help change a life? Cumbria County Council are calling for people to consider becoming foster carers as the number of children coming into care is likely to rise as the lockdown eases. The council supports 232 fostering families across the county, but with more than 730 children in care across Cumbria […]

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Ullswater – Our Lakes series

Ullswater – Our Lakes series – The second largest lake in the Lake District is described by its own visitor centre as the most beautiful. They would say that of course, but anyone who stands on Ullswater’s shores would be hard-pressed to dispute the claim. Whether the beauty of the surroundings played any part or […]

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