Museum of Military Life Asks “What is Remembrance?”

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle will be posing the question at their Autumn Exhibition “Lest we Forget” which opens at the Museum on Saturday 8 September. As the nation turns its thoughts to remembering with the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice on 11th November 1918 fast approaching this exhibition has been created […]

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Allerdale 100

Council to commemorate the end of World War One with community project

Allerdale Borough Council will be working with the community to mark the centenary of the end of World War One in November with its ‘Allerdale 100’ commemoration. The Council has appointed Black Knight Historical, a company that specialises in commemorative events, to work with local schools and community groups to create an installation, titled ‘Hanging […]

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An MOT For Pets With Oak Tree Animals’ Charity

Oak Tree Animals’ Charity’s Community Team launched their first Pet MOT session for owners who are facing financial hardship with partners Paragon Vets and Morton Op-Shop. Pets were treated to a full health check with vet Graham Lewis and offered microchipping, nail clipping, nutrition, neutering and training advice by the Oak Tree team. Becky Lowis, […]

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Tour of Britain

Cumbria gearing up to welcome back the Tour of Britain

Excitement is mounting in Cumbria for the return of the Tour of Britain with a whole host of community events and activities taking place in the run-up to the big race. Many of the world’s top riders will be competing in this year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain race, including big names like current Tour […]

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Spotlight On Workington

Paul McGuirk shines the spotlight on Workington, a West Cumbrian town which has undergone considerable transformation. Originally a Roman settlement, Workington has transformed through the ages but in its heart remains a market town. The first settlers to the area arrived between 79-122AD, a period in which many Roman forts, watchtowers and mile-forts were erected […]

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Alexandra's of Keswick

Alexandra’s of Keswick: Ethical, Sustainable and Stylish

At Alexandra’s of Keswick, they believe that clothing should be ethical, sustainable, thoughtful and of course, stylish. Forget fast-fashion, independent clothing and accessories store Alexandra’s want women to wear their clothes again and again and again. Since opening in 2010, owner Alexandra Boardman, has been an advocate for smaller, ethical and sustainable labels, where possible, […]

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Little Whims Lara

First Birthday Celebrations For Little Whims

One of Whitehaven’s most beautiful independent shops is celebrating its first year of business. Selling quirky gifts, cards, homewares and accessories, Little Whims opened in early August last year, in one of the Market Place buildings that received funding to be renovated through Copeland Borough Council’s Townscape Heritage Initiative. Owner, Lara Schwab is delighted to […]

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Eden Valley Jigsaw

Could You Pay For a Day of Care at Jigsaw?

Every day a child spends at Jigsaw is a special day and you can give 24 hours of care, fun and love to children and young adults with life limiting illnesses in Cumbria. Jigsaw is the children’s hospice for Cumbria. From Workington to Appleby, Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle, Jigsaw provides unique care and support to children […]

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Whinlatter

The Wonders of Whinlatter

Whinlatter, England’s only true Mountain Forest, is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play. For a tourist destination and a hub of activity in the heart of the Northern Lake District, Whinlatter feels surprisingly peaceful and secluded. But as cyclists glide past and high ropes and climbing frames […]

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Carlisle International Market

Popular International Market Set For Carlisle

A popular International Market is set to return to Carlisle city centre between Thursday 23 and Monday 27 August as part of this year’s Carlisle Fringe programme. Carlisle International Market, organised by Market Place Europe, will include a specially designed Food and Drink court at its heart. Offering some of the best international street foods and drinks […]

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