Pumpkin Cake and Coconut Sorbet

Pumpkin Cake and Coconut Sorbet A sweet, sticky, warmly spiced cake with a satisfyingly spongey texture. This delightful recipe is vegan friendly and makes the perfect treat after the excess of the festive season.  You will need an ice cream machine to make the sorbet, and a stick blender or food processor for the cake. […]

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Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimps

Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimps This quick and simple seafood dish is an easy, yet impressive, starter.  This dish is sure to wow your guest when you can have friends and family around again. England’s culinary traditions and dishes have maintained their popularity for centuries, with recipes handed down from generation to generation and often with […]

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Money Matters with the IFA Company

Money Matters with the IFA Company – Financial scams are sadly on the rise, with a 66% increase reported since March 2020. The IFA Company’s Lucy McKinley gives her top tips on keeping your money safe from scammers. Be aware of unsolicited contact from companies that seem genuine: If you are contacted out of the […]

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Welcome To Wigton – Town Spotlight Feature

Welcome To Wigton. Town Spotlight Feature Travellers passing along the A595, in the west of the county, see Wigton and the huge tower that dominates the landscape as they drive past.  It’s a shame few give it little more than a passing glance because Wigton is a charming place and anyone who ventures in will find […]

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Doing your dirty work. SK Drainage Solutions Ltd are here for just that

Doing your dirty work. SK Drainage Solutions Ltd are here for just that. SK Drainage Solutions Ltd is affectionately known as SKiDS by its staff.  The company was formed in 2018 by Kevin Hughes and Lucy Wilson, who brought over 20 years experience in the industry with them.                […]

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65. Native Lobster Breeding. Wildlife of The Solway

Wildlife of The Solway – 65 – Native Lobster Breeding. For the last five years the Lake District Coast Aquarium has been running a lobster hatchery as part of the aquarium display sequence. As a result of its successful operation we have released several thousand juveniles back into West Cumbrian coastal waters.  Apart from the […]

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State Of The Art Facilities… The Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project

State Of The Art Facilities… The Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project was launched in 1996 as the town underwent a process of redevelopment from its industrial past into a tourist location.  Its core purpose is to deliver youth clubs, sport, physical activity and outdoor adventures for ages 7 to 25 in a safe, positive and supportive […]

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Aubergine & Red Onion Bake – Embellish with Relish

Aubergine & Red Onion Bake – Embellish with Relish. Bring your store cupboard essentials to life with The Hawkshead Relish Cook Book.   These simple but satisfying meals are packed full of flavour and make the most of the jars and bottles tucked away in the cupboard. Baking instead of frying the aubergine will reduce […]

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The Drovers Rest, Monkhill has a reputation for good food and great ales

The Drovers Rest in the village of Monkhill has always maintained a reputation for good food and great ales. New owners, Tom McMaster and Beki Bowles took over the traditional pub, a few miles west of Carlisle, in early September after ten years at the helm of Middle Ruddings pub in Braithwaite, which is near […]

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Back O’ Skidda on your bike

Back O’ Skidda on your bike. This excerpt comes from Jack Thurston’s book Lost Lanes North that features some of the best bike rides from the North of England. START/FINISH: Keswick DISTANCE: 33 miles / 53 kms TOTAL ASCENT: 771 metres TERRAIN: Lanes and one short section of railway trail.  Easy. Skiddaw is the third-highest […]

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