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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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Solfest 2018

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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Keswick Woman to Receive MBE For Flood Work

A local Keswick woman is set to receive an MBE for her flood prevention work.  Lynne Jones, Chair of Keswick Flood Action Group (KFAG), has been nominated to receive an MBE for her work to prevent flooding in Keswick and the Derwent Catchment Area. Her name will appear on the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours List […]

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tour of britain comes to cumbria

Double Coup for Cumbria as Tour of Britain Returns to County

Cumbria is definitely the place to be for this year’s Tour of Britain with the county playing host to two full stages of British Cycling’s premier road cycling race in September. It’s the first time that two full stages of one of Britain’s top sporting events have been held within one county and represents a […]

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