New Music – Deaf Eric

New Music – Deaf Eric:  One Last Step is the latest album from Whitehaven’s Mark Blenkinsopp who performs his brand of electronic tunes as Deaf Eric.  “This is my third album,” said Mark.  “The last two sold a few copies and I thought the money raised from this album would be best donated to Soundwave […]

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Stay Safe – Discover Carlisle this Christmas

If you are looking for those special gift ideas and want to stay closer to home then discover Carlisle this Christmas. It’s not advisable to travel too far this winter and rather than simply buying items off the internet, we are all being encouraged to support local businesses at this time.  Carlisle has a great […]

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JK Photography – Affordably Capturing those Priceless Moments

When COVID scuppered Joanne Strong’s return to her advertising job after maternity leave, she decided to go it alone and relaunch studio 5 by JK Photography. “I’d run a small photography business for 10 years which ceased trading after my daughter Eva was born,” said Joanne.  “When I was made redundant in June, it was […]

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Food Banks – Food For Thought

Food Banks – Food For Thought: Reliance on food banks is on the rise, and with COVID fallout likely to cause greater economic hardship, many Cumbrians may find themselves in a situation they would have thought unthinkable before the pandemic. “The week before lockdown we saw demand shoot up 50 per cent overnight,” said Adrian Cozens […]

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Westlands Country Park Is The Complete Package

Westlands Country Park Is The Complete Package – No one mixes country sports, fine dining and luxury hot tub lodges quite like Westlands Country Park. Located in the beautiful Border region of Dumfries and Galloway, Westlands is half an hour from Carlisle combining escape packages and the best fly fishing with a top-class clay pigeon […]

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Workington Christmas Festival goes online!

Workington Christmas Festival has moved online so you can enjoy the festivities safely from the comfort of your own home this year.   The festival will be available on the Workington Town Council Facebook page on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November. Saturday’s entertainment starts at 2pm and is jam-packed with festive performances that will […]

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Online sponsored dog walk ‘BubbleWoofWalk’ set to be huge hit

A local Cumbrian animal charity is organising a Covid-safe 5-mile sponsored dog walk – hence the name ‘BubbleWoofWalk’ – to be completed by January next year. Every year, supporters of Oak Tree Animals  Charity go to the Charity’s site in Wetheral to enjoy fundraising events such as Seasonal Craft Fairs, Dog Shows, Fright Night and […]

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The Lake District Hotels make a big Splash in The Good Spa Guide Awards

Great news for Cumbria’s Hospitality sector as Lake District Spa is a finalist for Two Prestigious Spa Awards THE renowned The Falls Spa near Keswick, has just been named as a finalist in two prestigious UK spa awards. They will be vying for  Best Outdoor Facilities and Spa of the Year at the 2020 Good […]

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Cumbria’s Virtual Festival #3

With a second lockdown in place, the organisers of the popular Cumbria Virtual Festivals have been busy working on a third and final festival.    After raising almost £15,000 for Hospice at Home West Cumbria during the first 2 festivals, organisers Liam Moorhouse, Stuart Fleming & James Cowan were not planning on doing any other […]

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AC/DC GET SET TO ‘POWER UP’ ONCE AGAIN

It might have looked like the curtain had come down on one of the most legendary bands of all time, butAC/DC are back. To alleviate the doom n gloom, we’ve only gone and  managed to get a laal corker of an Interview with The Mighty, The One, The Only AC/DC Perfect timing for many so […]

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