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Whitehaven set for £2.4 million from Coastal Communities Fund

People living in Cumbria will benefit after over £2.4 million from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund was awarded to a project set to deliver local jobs and bring more visitors to Whitehaven.  The Cumbria Coastal Activities Centre project will create a dedicated facility for aqua sports, provide storage facilities at Whitehaven Harbour as well as […]

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Supply Chain Opportunity event in partnership with Cubby Construction

The Supply Chain Opportunity Club supported by Cumbria Business Growth Hub are delighted to partner with Cubby Construction to host a 1-2-1 meet the buyer and networking event on Monday 28th October 2019, 1 pm to 5 pm, at The North Lakes Hotel, Penrith. Cubby Construction Ltd, our event partner, is a prime contractor looking […]

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You can help kids outrun cancer

This September, North of England Children’s Cancer Research (NECCR) is bringing it’s Children’s Cancer Run to Carlisle for the first time on Sunday the 29th of September. The aim is to help raise funds for research into finding cures and kinder treatments for children affected by cancer.  The run was launched by local girl Holly […]

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Carlisle Cathedral rings out the bells

Carlisle Cathedral There is something special about a chorus of bells ringing from a church tower.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re passing by, or one of the faithful attending mass, a well-trained team of bell ringers can stop you in your tracks. Ron East is the Tower Captain at Carlisle Cathedral and he explains how […]

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Whitehaven’s history takes shape in the Greenbank Mural

The Colourful North is a social enterprise with a view of changing the way people see the towns and Industrial sites they see every day.  They aim to transform Industrial, dull, bland and uninspiring buildings into street art masterpieces for an entire community to enjoy.   Matt Labourne runs the Colourful North and he has […]

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Two Copeland towns set to benefit from £25million cash injection

Cleator Moor Two Copeland towns have been selected by the Government to benefit from a huge cash injection of up to £25million each. Cleator Moor and Millom have today been announced as two of 100 chosen nationally to be invited to develop proposals for Town Deals as part of a £3.6billion Towns Fund pot. Town […]

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Colourful Celebration of Pride

Cumbria Pride is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and the event holds extra significance as it also marks 50 years since the Stonewall Riots.  The Stonewall uprising was a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBT) community against a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, […]

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Wreay – A Village Wakes

St Mary’s Church The ’60s was a time when Britain was recovering from the second world war and the population had no intention of delving too far into history.  It was a forward-thinking time and many of our towns and cities were transformed during this period. Unfortunately, a great deal of history was lost and […]

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Come and join in with Carlisle Sings

“Carlisle Sings” choir meet weekly at the Vineyard Hub in Denton Holme. The idea was the brainchild of Rhoda and Andy Fearon who are the pastors of the Carlisle Vineyard church. It’s proven that singing has positive benefits on physical and mental health and the pair felt a choir would give people the opportunity to […]

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Green thumbs up from residents

Holmewood residential care home sits on the edge of Cockermouth with a location that commands fantastic views of the Lorton fells and Skiddaw.  A brand new garden has opened up another great view and it also gives residents a pleasant space to spend the warm summer days. “We had a patch of derelict ground around the […]

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