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Madness Announce Outdoor Concert at Bitts Park in Carlisle

Madness have just been announced as the headliners for a huge outdoor concert in Bitts Park, Carlisle. The show will take place on 9th June 2019 with doors at 3pm. Special guests are expected to be announced in the near future. Madness are one of the best known Ska bands in the UK. They have […]

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West Cumbria Mining still pushing forward with plans

The news from Toshiba and NuGen in regards to Moorside has made grim reading recently. While everyone is absorbing the latest news, it’s important to bear in mind that West Cumbria has other developments in the pipeline that also promise to create jobs. The West Cumbria Mining project may feel like it’s stalled but behind […]

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Callum’s Atlantic Rowing Challenge

A Whitehaven man is planning to make history as the first person to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean from continent to continent. The Atlantic is huge , there’s not many of us who can imagine drifting on such a vast body of water. Nothing to see but a flat horizon stretching away in all […]

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Local Festival Appeals to Public to ‘Save Our Solfest’

The popular West Cumbrian festival has launched a crowdfunding appeal to ‘Save Solfest’. Despite this year’s event receiving rave reviews and hosting a stellar line-up, organisers are appealing for donations to help make it happen again. The much-loved local festival, which has been taking place near Aspatria on the August Bank Holiday for the last […]

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Oak Tree Animals Charity shop opens in Carlisle city centre.

Oak Tree Animals Charity extend their community offering, as the first Charity shop opens in the city centre Oak Tree Animals Charity, in Wetheral Shields, near Carlisle has a great deal to offer. Not only is it a centre for the local community to seek expert advice for their cats, dogs and horses, the charity […]

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Artisans Celebrate Traditional Skills in Whitehaven

Have a go at traditional skills and see how they fit into a high-tech world at a unique event in Whitehaven.  The Whitehaven Townscape Heritage Initiative event will showcase the talents and trades of 12 experts at the Heritage Skills Fair on September 15. The event in Whitehaven Market Place will run from 10am until […]

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Wheels For All Heads to Whitehaven

Wheels For All, an inclusive cycling try-out day is being held in Whitehaven next week. The Wheels For All event, held at Copeland Stadium, will give people the chance to try a wide range of adapted cycles, regardless of age or ability. Individuals and groups are invited to the September 13 pilot event which, if successful, could […]

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Allerdale Days in Manchester Promotional Event a Success

An event aiming to raise the profile of Allerdale in Manchester has been hailed a success. Allerdale Days in Manchester took place on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 August and was organised by Allerdale Borough Council and CN Events, showcasing local businesses across a range of industries to promote the area and attract tourism and […]

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Bee Event Creates A Buzz Around Egremont

Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s first ‘Get Cumbria Buzzing’ event in West Cumbria is a great success.  Over 200 people created a real buzz at the Florence Arts Centre in Egremont recently, at an event which celebrated bees and also helped to preserve an important piece of the town’s industrial heritage.  People of all ages were drawn to […]

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Miraculous New Podcast Showcases Cumbria

Cumbria’s first (and funniest) comedy podcast celebrates the weird and wonderful county and some of its funniest women. Hosted by Cumbrian comedians, Jane Postlethwaite and Steph Bradshaw, Miraculous Cumbria is a brand new podcast, exploring the area and all it has to offer. Originally from Cumbria, multi-comedy award finalist, comedian and writer, Jane Postlethwaite moved […]

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