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Restore the glory @ Keswick Alhambra Cinema!

The Keswick Alhambra, established in 1913, is a little gem of cinema heritage worth saving: A Crowd Funding Page has been set up for The Keswick Alhambra Cinema and here’s why and how you can preserve a little Cumbrian Gem for generations to come. One of very few UK picture houses to have remained in […]

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Thrill seekers set to beat rising sun 

Ride to the Sun is perfect for people that crave a bit of adventure in their lives.  And adventures don’t come much bigger than racing against the sun.  Taking place on Saturday June 22nd, just after the summer solstice, riders will set off from Bitts Park in Carlisle on a 100 mile journey that will […]

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Beautiful Minds; Beautiful People – Miss Cumbria!

Former Miss Cumbria 2016 Claire Bell, has set her sights on the Miss England Semi Finals on the 16th of June. This is not the first visit to the Miss England finals for the Carlisle entrant, she previously gained qualification when she won Miss Cumbria. However, 25 year old Claire loved the experience and ethos […]

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 A Long Road Ahead for George

George Johnstone When George Johnstone’s daughter Lizzie was diagnosed with Chron’s disease his family’s life was turned upside down.  “I had absolutely no clue what trouble this would be.  I assumed Chron’s could be treated with something straight forward like a change in diet, but it’s not that easy because there is no cure.  I’m […]

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New volunteering opportunities at Hospice furniture shop

Later this year a local hospice’s Carlisle Furniture Shop will begin opening on a Sunday and they are now calling on the local community to help make this possible. Since opening in 2015 the Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice Furniture Shop on Madford Retail Park, Carlisle, has proven to be a popular […]

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Oak Tree Animals’ Charity Needs You!

Oak Tree Animals’ Charity, located in Wetheral Shields near Carlisle, has a great deal to offer. Not only is it a centre for everyone seeking expert advice for their cats, dogs and horses, the charity tackles issues affecting the community, including feral cat colonies and animal boarding to improve animal welfare in our region. The […]

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Meet you at the Fratry – Work is Underway

The Fratry extension and refurbishment at Carlisle Cathedral is nearing the halfway point in its completion.  Cubby Construction started work on the 3 million pound project back in December last year and with the work going as planned it looks like the building should be completed by the end of the year. It’s an exciting […]

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Let’s Go to Workington – Big events on the way

Workington Town Council are hosting Workington Go on the 18th of May, followed by Party in the Park the weekend after. Workington Go is a chance for young people to get out and participate in diverse activities they normally might not have a chance to. Activities are completely free although some require booking as there […]

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Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding… three in a row for Footsteps

Footsteps Nursery is located in the heart of the local community and provides local, affordable early years education and childcare for children from 3 months to 5 years 11 months. The nursery is an integral part of Westfield Housing Association and over the past 15 years has grown from strength to strength.  Having just secured […]

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Woodhouse Colliery Planning Application APPROVED!

West Cumbria Mining After years in the making,  plans for West Cumbria Mining have been given the go ahead. The mine which is planned to be located on the former Marchon site and will create over 500 jobs, with 80% of employee’s planned to come from local areas. Helen Davies of West Cumbria Mining said: […]

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