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Deadline approaches for Cumbria’s leading creative award for young artists

The deadline for the Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2019 is fast approaching with just a week left to apply for the prestigious award. The exhibition and award is coordinated by Eden Arts in partnership with the Institute of Arts, University of Cumbria and offers the winner both £250 plus the opportunity to take […]

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Challenge yourself and support your local hospice in 2019

Eden Valley Hospice Fundraisers are being urged to get on their marks for the biggest event in our calendar. Thousands of people are expected to turn out for the Carlisle Colour Run on Sunday the 12th of May to raise money for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice. More than 1,600 people signed […]

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Up on the fells – Whatever the weather

December first saw the season launch of the Lake District National Park’s Weatherline service. That means that right through until April, one of the Lake District National Park’s three specialist fell top assessors will summit Helvellyn each and every day gathering valuable information and reporting on conditions. The assessors traditionally report from Helvellyn because it’s […]

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Fostering changes lives for the better

  Written by Danielle Murphy When you make the decision to foster a child you are on the road to transforming the lives of not only the children but yours too. In Cumbria there are nearly 700 children living in care and amongst them are siblings that desperately need long term foster homes to allow […]

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MATT RICHARDSON RETURNS TO THE STAGE WITH HIS SUCCESSFUL LIVE STAND-UP SHOW ‘SLASH’

Following a successful run last year, host of Virgin Radio’s Drivetime show, comedian and TV presenter Matt Richardson will take to the stage once more with his live stand up show Slash. This much anticipated extension will see Matt perform at The Old Fire station, Carlisle on 9th Feb. Slash tells the story of Matt’s […]

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Oak Tree Animals’ Charity helps over 1700 local animals in 2018

Thanks to the support of the local community, Oak Tree Animals’ Charity was able to help over 1,700 local animals in 2018 – more than double the amount cared for the previous year. Oak Tree, based in Wetheral Shields near Carlisle, finds unwanted animals loving forever homes and works proactively in the community to try […]

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Have you visited Oak Tree Animals’ Charity yet?

Throughout 2019 this fantastic local animal charity will be celebrating its 110th Birthday. If you would like to help them celebrate, please get involved. This could be by going to their events, becoming a regular giver or taking on your very own fundraising challenge to raise much needed funds. Oak Tree Animals’ Charity, located in […]

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Fundraiser to fly local lads to dads side!

After an accident left a local born man in a critical condition in the United States the local community is pulling together in an effort to raise funds to allow his sons to visit him in America.   Ian Nightingale grew up in Whitehaven but moved to the USA a few years ago. Recently he […]

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Who do you think you are?

Many of us have wondered about our ancestors at one stage or another.  Where did they live, what did they do and how did their lives shape us? Family histories can be fascinating and when you find a relative that achieved something special, often it doesn’t matter if it’s good or bad because the story […]

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Young Ambassadors to bring fresh ideas to Carlisle

The Carlisle Ambassadors have been helping shape Carlisle’s future for three and a half years, they are determined to build the city as a centre of business, tourism and culture.  By creating a strong and influential network they are making a difference for the future growth and development of Carlisle. Now the younger generation have […]

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