Be Your Own Superhero at Harrington Family Fun Day

Calling all superheroes! Harrington Family Fun Day is on Saturday 27 July and it has a very special theme: Be Your Own Superhero. The event is scheduled to take place from 1pm – 4pm and will be located in a marquee at Harrington harbourside. Activities will include face painting, football skills, storytelling and superhero themed […]

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BBQ Jerked Jackfruit Sando

We’re all aware that we should eat less meat if we’re serious about helping the environment.  It won’t happen overnight but we want to show you that vegan food can be exciting and tasty. Check out our carrot cake recipe for a beautiful dessert to compliment and our list of cocktails to enjoy in the […]

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Carrot Cake

It’s time to get baking because Brenda from Allonby Tea Rooms has shared one of her favourite recipes with us.  This is a simple recipe but it’s a firm family favourite.  Ingredients 2 eggs 140ml(5fl oz) vegetable oil 200g ( 7 oz ) soft light brown sugar 300g (11 oz) grated carrot ( weight when grated ) […]

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Tight Lines with Cumbria Tackle

From coast to coarse, Paul Armstrong from Cumbria Tackle shares his fishing tips for the season.  Summer is just around the corner and what a spring it has been. Without sounding like a stuck record, the Thornback Ray fishing has been off the scale for months now, with great fish being produced right the way […]

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Back to the Brights

Keswick School student, Erin Wallace, offers us a younger perspective on this seasons fashions with her top tips.  Now the days are lengthening and the sun has decided to show its face again, it’s time to cast aside those dark party outfits and bring back the bright colours from the wardrobe to match the season. […]

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New Directors add Stability for Solfest 

Solfest has had a difficult time since the last festival which led to significant changes in how it operates and where it is situated.  Along with a new venue came two new directors who have taken over the company and added some stability.  After last year the organising committee could not bear to throw the […]

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Solfest …The Final Farewell

You’d better get your hands on some tickets for this years Solfest because it’s going to be something special… unfortunately, it’s also going to be the last.    The much-loved event has been struggling under debt recently but thanks to tireless fundraising by organisers Solfest will be back from the 23rd to the 25th of […]

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#58 The King Scallop (Pecten Maximus) Wildlife of the Solway

This ‘seashell’ icon is widely recognised by the public as it has long been in use by the oil company Shell as it’s logo. The image is fact based on a King Scallop (Pecten maximus) shell, a shellfish species found in numerous localities in the Eastern Atlantic from Norway to Spain.    They are filter […]

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A Long Hot Summer in Palestine

A young girl sings along to her favourite pop songs, a bird darts through an open window and villagers dance under summer skies. In the background the sounds of tear gas being fired remind us that beneath a veil of seeming normality, conflict is never far away in the West Bank. “A Long Hot Summer […]

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Myrna Tennant in Carlisle Concerts to Fundraise for Oak Tree

Continuing the theme of Carlisle concerts, 2019 semi-finalist of the prestigious Handel Singing Competition, Soprano, Myrna Tennant is returning to raise funds for Oak Tree Animals’ Charity with two completely different concerts. The first concert is on Wednesday 24th July at 7.30pm in St Cuthbert’s Church, where she will share the stage with pianist Daniel […]

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