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West Cumbria Mining still pressing on with plans.

The news from Toshiba and NuGen in regards to Moorside has made grim reading today. While everyone is absorbing the latest developments, it’s important to bear in mind that West Cumbria has other developments that also promise to create jobs. The West Cumbria Mining project may feel like it’s stalled too but behind the scenes […]

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Let There Be Lights

Christmas lights switch-on: Here’s the complete list for our area.   Brampton Light Switch On 25 November Brampton Parish Council will host this years Christmas light Switch on.  Running from 3 until 6 the stage will host a variety of acts to keep the crowd entertained.  Cheeky Charlie, Brampton school choir and Nikky will treat […]

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Tot Spot offer free child care for mothers attending cervical screening

The story of Workington woman Susan Rumney is heartbreaking.  At 26 the mother of 4 has been diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer and Angie Greasley was so moved she decided to do something that could help other women before a similar terrible situation arises.   As the owner of Tot Spot in Whitehaven she is […]

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St John’s Keswick Remembers

Keswick’s close-knit community comes together to create a spectacular Poppy Cascade…   It has been an incredibly exciting end to a long project. Thanks to the hard work and support of Rob Nelson and the team at Keswick Scaffolding the cascade of poppies at St John’s Church has now been erected. Turn from Southey Street […]

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Callum’s Atlantic Rowing Challenge

A Whitehaven man is planning to make history as the first person to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean from continent to continent. The Atlantic is huge , there’s not many of us who can imagine drifting on such a vast body of water. Nothing to see but a flat horizon stretching away in all […]

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Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw announce special events to remember loved ones this season.

Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw announce special events to remember loved ones this season. As the days begin to get shorter, we start to look ahead to the festive period, which can be a poignant time. It can provide people with the chance to reflect and remember loved ones and friends who will not be […]

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Hot-Footing it for Fletchers Fund

This Halloween season, a fundraising event with a difference is taking place at Carlisle Rugby Club on 27 October, in aid of Fletcher’s Fund.  Fletcher’s Fund was started in 2017 by Leanne and Lee Fisher in the memory of their son Fletcher, who sadly passed away aged 22 months and 27 days old after a […]

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Austin Friars Open Week

The UK’s only Augustinian school, Austin Friars welcome pupils of all denominations and the Open Week this October 8th-12th, is the perfect opportunity to find out if it’s for you and your child. Nestled among the trees in its 25 acre grounds in Carlisle, the non-selective, co-educational Day School offers an exceptional education for children […]

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Solfest 2018

Local Festival Appeals to Public to ‘Save Our Solfest’

The popular West Cumbrian festival has launched a crowdfunding appeal to ‘Save Solfest’. Despite this year’s event receiving rave reviews and hosting a stellar line-up, organisers are appealing for donations to help make it happen again. The much-loved local festival, which has been taking place near Aspatria on the August Bank Holiday for the last […]

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Refill Carlisle Taps into Local Businesses

Carlisle cafe Gone to the Dogs has become the first local business to sign up to Refill Carlisle, a new  scheme tackling plastic pollution across the UK.  Refill Carlisle aims to reduce the single-use of plastic bottles which are expensive to produce, use up valuable natural resources and create thousands of tonnes of waste once we’ve gulped […]

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