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Workington Is Ready To Party In The Park

Workington is getting ready for its annual community festival, Party in the Park, on Saturday 2 June in Vulcan Park.  The event runs from 11am – 4pm with a packed programme of entertainment including live music, a local market, fun fair, and children’s entertainment:  11am – 4pm:   Live music with Soundwave 11am – 4pm:   Local market 11am – 4pm:   […]

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LLWR Workforce Chooses ‘Give Us A Break 2010’ As Charity Of The Year

The LLWR workforce has chosen Give Us A Break 2010 as its new charity of the year. The west Cumbrian charity proved a popular winner in a vote from a shortlist of four worthy local organisations. Give Us A Break 2010 was formed to improve the quality of life for disabled children by providing a […]

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Age UK West Cumbria Celebrate National Volunteers Week

The Community Connections Project run by Age UK West Cumbria is celebrating National Volunteers Week 2018, which takes place from 1 – 7 June. Isolation and loneliness are a greater threat to life expectancy than obesity. Social isolation and loneliness have lasting negative effects on blood pressure and increase the risk of disability, cognitive decline […]

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Major Donations Received for the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path

The Lake District Foundation is thrilled to announce that it has received over £20,000 of donations for the Keswick to Threlkeld fundraising campaign over the last couple of weeks. The donations have been made by The Keswick Enterprise Holding Charitable Trust, Keswick Town Council and Keswick Bridge Complex. The Foundation was absolutely delighted to receive […]

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Local Superheroes Raise Over £11,500 for CFM Cash for Kids Superhero Day!

Last Friday, CFM’s airwaves were dedicated to Cash for Kids Superhero Day, the second biggest fundraiser hosted by the local charity, after Mission Christmas, aiming to raise thousands of pounds for local disadvantaged children. Along with their main partner Sealy UK, CFM’s Cash for Kids recruited local businesses, schools, cafés, banks, community centres, hair dressers, […]

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Austin Friars School Turn Off the Tap on Plastic Pollution

Carlisle school, Austin Friars have launched a campaign to become plastic-free, led by one passionate pupil. A plastic free shop, beach cleans, awareness days and film screenings are all part of an 18-month effort by Austin Friars, to make the dream of a plastic-free school a reality. The project will culminate in a sponsored cross-channel […]

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Experience Allerdale Like Never Before

Visitors and residents will soon be able to experience Allerdale’s best attractions from their own homes – anywhere in the world!   Allerdale Borough Council has been awarded funding to create 20 virtual reality and seven promotional videos to support its tourism strategy.   The £53,000 project is being funded by the European Agricultural Fund […]

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Mayor Making Ceremony In Workington

The new Mayor of Workington will be announced at a ceremony in the Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre on Wednesday 9 May, 7pm. The ceremony is open for all to attend and lasts approximately 40 minutes. After the ceremony has finished, guests will be invited to meet the new Mayor and members of the Town Council […]

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Railway Experts On Call At Beacon’s Saturday Sessions

Train enthusiasts descended upon Whitehaven last weekend for the first of many open sessions at the Beacon Museum with experts from the railways community. Every Saturday during the exhibition Peter Rooke of the West Cumberland Railway Museum, and Allan Beck of the Derwent Railway Society, will be on hand to talk about the history of the local […]

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Whitehaven’s Rich History To Be Enjoyed By All Through New Boards

Whitehaven’s rich history is being celebrated through the introduction of two information boards in the town’s James Street area. The boards feature a wealth of local knowledge describing the town’s former YMCA building and surrounding area, right back until the 17th century. One of the boards explores the Pow Beck and how it was possible to […]

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