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Royal Mail gives its stamp of approval

An ancient Cumbrian tradition has reared its ugly mug on a postage stamp, and a first-class stamp none-the-less.   A new collection of eight stamps from Royal Mail celebrates curious customs from across Britain… and Egremont’s world-famous Gurning competition is part of this new series.   The colourful collectable contains eight Special Stamps and is packed full […]

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REACT Engineering get royal seal of approval

Princess Anne visited REACT Engineering, who are one of the tenants at Phoenix Enerprise Centre in Cleator Moor.  She meet with staff and heard how the company has developed its global expertise.  The business celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and hosted The Princess Royal for lunch. Managing director Phil Redfern explained how the firm […]

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Trudy Harrison Backs Local Campaigners and Secures Westminster Hall Debate

Copeland MP Trudy Harrison is backing local campaigners including the West Lakes Squirrel Initiative and the Keswick Hatchery by securing a debate in Westminster Hall. ‘Potential Extinction of Red Squirrels’ will take place on Wednesday morning and a number of other MPs will also be speaking. Mrs Harrison said: “This wildlife could risk extinction in England […]

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Health Minister to View Pioneering Local Scheme for Veterans

To promote national Armed Forces Day (June 29), Trudy Harrison MP has invited the Secretary of State for Health to view a pioneering scheme in Copeland to retrain forces veterans. Mrs Harrison this week received an update on the innovative work under way at Westlakes Science Park to upskill and retrain armed forces veterans from […]

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‘Gig in the Garden’ Provides Safe Water to The Gambia

After the huge success of their event on Bank Holiday Sunday, SIIBOO UK plan to host another ‘Gig in the Garden’. The Egremont based charity Siiboo UK raised a staggering £2,136 at their ‘Gig in the Garden’ event on the early May Bank Holiday. The charity funds the Siiboo Sanyang Nursery School as well as […]

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D-Day 75 at Cumbria Museum of Military Life

The British and Canadian Experience Tuesday 11 June 2019 – 6pm at Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle continues their Tuesday Talks series with a talk on D-Day by Matthew Wood. Entitled ‘D-Day 75 The British and Canadian Experience’ Matthew will take a closer look into the immense planning, preparation, deception and detail […]

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Outdoor yoga day triples capacity due to demand

16 independent local instructors are uniting to offer 36 yoga, meditation and mindfulness classes in the grounds of Bitts Park for Yoga Day – Carlisle 2019 on Sunday 23rdJune. The event is free to attend and has a range of sessions from energetic Vinyasa Flow, to beginner’s classes, kid’s workshops & Yoga for Teens, meditation […]

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Please don’t feed the Seagulls

THE seagull nesting season is still underway and Copeland residents are being urged not to feed the birds. Nesting gulls can be particularly aggressive and have been known to swoop on people if their nests are nearby. They also spread litter around and can be noisy. Copeland Council is asking residents and visitors not to […]

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Mountain safety starts with you

Like all Mountain Rescue Teams, Cockermouth are made up entirely of volunteers who are on call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The team are responsible for the Buttermere, Ennerdale, Lorton and Loweswater valley areas, where they help climbers from precipitous crags and ensure casualties are safely delivered into hospital care.  They also […]

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St Nicholas Gardens – Whitehaven in Bloom

Saint Nicholas Gardens It’s fair to say that tough economic times had led to reduced council budgets. And while social media has given us all a platform to voice our displeasure at the changes wrought in our towns, it can be easy to get hung up on the negatives and gloss over the positives when […]

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