Local Business To Create A Rainbow Of Colour At Hospice Event

An explosion of colour and bubbles will cover Carlisle Racecourse this May, as thousands of fundraisers are showered from head to toe in vibrant powdered paint and foam to raise money for a local charity. On Sunday 13 May Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice will host their annual Carlisle Colour Run at the city […]

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The Common Piddock (Pholas Dactylus)

By Mark Vollers This bivalve  mollusc, a type of clam, is remarkable not only because of its lifestyle but also where it has left evidence of its presence in the Solway Firth. nitially it’s free swimming offspring (larvae) live on rock surfaces like mussels, but they soon start to bore into the rock by making […]

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Come Face to Face with a Roman at The Senhouse Roman Museum

Jane Laskey, from the Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport, comes face to face with one of our Roman ancestors.   It is rare that we ever get the chance to stare into the face of our distant ancestors. When asked what the Romans looked like we usually think about Roman soldiers dressed in red tunics and armour, marching across […]

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Lionel Richie Shows Support For Carlisle United F.C

Ahead of his show at Brunton Park on 17th June, Lionel Richie has shown his support for Carlisle United F.C wishing them luck for the rest of the season. Lionel says: “Good luck to Carlisle United for the rest of the season! Looking forward to performing at the legendary Brunton Park in June.” The international superstar will return to the […]

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Charity Gives Thanks For Making Winter Appeal Most Successful

An appeal to keep older Cumbrians warm and well throughout the winter has received almost £170,000 in donations – the most ever received in one year. More than 28,000 Cumbrians live in fuel poverty, defined as spending more than 10 per cent of income on fuel. Cumbria Community Foundation’s annual Winter Warmth Appeal has been tackling […]

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Copeland Pass Relaunches at The Beacon Museum

The Beacon Museum once again becomes free to Copeland residents this week. From Tuesday April 17, The award-winning museum will offer free admission for those Copeland residents who have signed up for a Copeland Pass. The Copeland Pass offers residents full access to all exhibitions at certain times of the year. This current period runs […]

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BBC Festival Weaves its Way to Success at The Beacon Museum

Families brought the stories of Viking settlers to life in willow at The Beacon Museum recently. As part of the BBC Civilisations Festival, local artisan Phil Bradley helped participants weave fish baskets and willow fish ornaments that will form a display at the museum in coming months. Funded by the Art Fund, the sessions were […]

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Seascale Golf Club Celebrates 125 Years 

By Paul McGuirk  A highly-regarded local golf club is celebrating its 125th year in operation this July, teeing off with what promises to be an exciting and entertaining full week of golf for players of all ages and skill levels.  Seascale Golf Club was initially founded in 1893. The links were designed as part of a […]

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Cheers to West Cumbria’s Beer Festivals

Take your pick of west Cumbria’s biggest and best beer festivals coming up this season, cheers!  The Lowther Club Real Ale & Music Festival 25 – 27 May   Voted the best CAMRA Club in the whole of Cumbria in 2017, The Lowther Club’s second annual beer festival is set to be just as successful as you’d expect. Food […]

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Honister Slate Mine Introduce Multimedia Mining

A brand new multimedia mine tour is ready to explode into action at Honister Slate Mine.   Honister Slate Mine, England’s last working slate mine, has announced that its brand-new multimedia mine tour is now open and ready to bring the mines history to life through storytelling, music, light and – most importantly – explosions.   Daily guided tours […]

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