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On-Call Firefighters Recognition

Celebrating The Work Of Cumbria’s On-Call Firefighters

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is holding special events at fire stations throughout Cumbria to celebrate the terrific efforts of on-call firefighters. Cumbria has nearly 400 on-call firefighters who respond to a range of emergencies. They can still have another job until the call comes and then they become a professional firefighter. CFRS will […]

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Talkin Village Summer Gala

Get Ready For Talkin Village Summer Gala

By Sarah Lewis-Briggs Every summer, Talkin village and the surrounding communities come together for a day of traditional family fun. The village of Talkin, approximately 10 miles east of Carlisle, is set in beautiful Cumbrian countryside, nestled below Talkin Fell in the northern Pennines and just a short distance up a winding country lane from […]

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Weeping Window Carlisle

English Heritage Announce Visitors Numbers for Weeping Window at Carlisle Castle

Over 140,000 visitors to Carlisle Castle have seen the iconic sculpture Poppies: Weeping Window, English Heritage announced today. On 8 July, having concluded its 47 days at the Castle as part of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the poppies, English Heritage would like to thank those who have taken the time to come to Carlisle […]

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Oak Tree Animals’ Charity: A Friend to Animals For Over 100 Years

For over 100 years, Oak Tree Animals’ Charity has been at the forefront of animal welfare and this fascinating history could soon go on display at their Wetheral site. On 9 June 1909 draughtsman and passionate animal welfare pioneer, Francis Cox, launched The National Equine Defence League. The aim was to improve the plight of […]

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The Colourful North

Making Cumbria Brighter: The Colourful North

The Colourful North is an art collective aiming to launch schemes throughout 2018 which use street art to restore deteriorating industrial heritage. The aim of the organisation is to to reverse much of the anti-social profanity in our economically deprived neighbourhoods via the medium of art. The Colourful North will be hosting a Volunteer Recruitment […]

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Workington In Bloom Need Volunteers

Can You Spare Some Time To Spruce Up Workington?

Workington In Bloom will hopefully be weeding Workington to victory on Sunday 8th July from 11am. The judges for Britain in Bloom will be in Workington on Monday 9th July, so Sunday is the last chance to get Workington looking even more beautiful. All are welcome, and even if volunteers can spare only 30 minutes, […]

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Hundreds Turn Out To Watch Oddsocks Perform Romeo And Juliet In Hall Park

Oddsocks once again brought fun and laughter to Hall Park on Friday 29th June 2018 with their version of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, which saw over 800 people turn out to watch. The audience was entertained by The Fairly Famous while they waited for the main performance to start and Jeff Walcock brought humour […]

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Cumbria Community Fund

Cumbria Causes Awarded A Share Of £300,000

Community projects across the county have received a share of almost £300,000 from Cumbria Community Foundation to tackle issues such as rural isolation, anti-social behaviour, homelessness and poverty. More than 50 charitable groups and 30 individuals have benefited from financial aid at Cumbria Community Foundation’s recent grants panel. The funding will support a wide range […]

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Food Carlisle

Food Carlisle Wins National Good Food Award

Carlisle has become one of just a handful of cities to win a prestigious Sustainable Food Cities award. The award was presented at the Annual National Sustainable Food Cities conference in Cardiff on Tuesday 26 June. The event was attended by representatives from more than 60 UK cities and recognises Food Carlisle‘s work to promote healthy, […]

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Cuttlefish, as found in Beachy Head rMCZ. Credit: Alex Mustard/2020 Vision

New Conservation Campaign To Protect Wildlife At Sea

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is urging people in Cumbria to sign up to a new e-petition to help with the conservation of wildlife in several special sites in the Irish Sea. The charity is urging people to sign the new e-petition on International Mud Day (29 June), as several of the proposed conservation sites are important […]

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