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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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A Wild Escape in the North Pennines

In our last issue, we sent our readers west towards the Solway Coast but if you head east, another adventure awaits in the North Pennines.  This region has also been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Carlisle is one of the few cities with two right on its doorstep. The landscape […]

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Whitehaven transformation plans take major step forward

AN AMBITIOUS vision to transform Whitehaven in a multi-million-pound scheme has taken a major step forward. Copeland Borough Council has been successful in the first phase of its application for a share of the Government’s £675 million Future High Streets Fund that aims to revitalise and modernise town centres. Whitehaven is the only area in […]

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Please don’t feed the Seagulls

THE seagull nesting season is still underway and Copeland residents are being urged not to feed the birds. Nesting gulls can be particularly aggressive and have been known to swoop on people if their nests are nearby. They also spread litter around and can be noisy. Copeland Council is asking residents and visitors not to […]

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Sawyers Construction launch Kates Beck development in Scotby

  With open countryside on its doorstep, Kates Beck in Scotby couldn’t be more perfectly placed. Nestled amongst the imposing beauty of the Cumbrian countryside only 5 minutes drive to the historic city of Carlisle. Kates Beck is an attractive development of thoughtfully planned 4 and 5 bedroom family homes. Homes that benefit from Sawyers […]

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St Nicholas Gardens – Whitehaven in Bloom

Saint Nicholas Gardens It’s fair to say that tough economic times had led to reduced council budgets. And while social media has given us all a platform to voice our displeasure at the changes wrought in our towns, it can be easy to get hung up on the negatives and gloss over the positives when […]

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Lights, Camera… Alhambra

Alhambra Cinema Heritage cinemas are enjoying a revival in the UK at the minute.  They provide something the giant complexes can’t offer.  In a world of screens and machines, people still enjoy the simple pleasure of old fashioned experiences and personal service. “A night at the Alhambra in Keswick is not a mock retro experience.” […]

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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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An unchanged but much loved ancient tradition

The origin of Uppies and Downies is lost to history now.  There are plenty of theories why the event came to be part of Workington’s folklore but it’s universally agreed that no one really knows. That’s the special thing about the Easter event, it’s just always been around.  The first reference to Uppies and Downies […]

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Things get solved with volunteers involved

The Carlisle Countryside Volunteer Team is an enthusiastic group who meet every Monday to carry out practical conservation tasks around Carlisle. The team plays an important role in the conservation of the city’s countryside sites as they carry out tasks such as hay meadow management, coppicing, footpath management, pond management and boardwalk construction. According to […]

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