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Cumbrian Search to Take Place for Missing Colin Bamber

A community search is set to take place in Cumbria this week, organised by the loved ones of missing Colin Bamber. Merseyside man, Colin Bamber has been missing from Kirkby in Liverpool since 3 January. After his car was recovered from Ambleside in the Lake District, it was believed that the 50 year old had […]

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Whitehaven Rambling Club To Celebrate 90th Anniversary

On June 3rd 2018, WRC will be celebrating it’s 90th Anniversary, with lots of activities for it’s members, but our main event will be an Exhibition on Saturday 2nd June chartering 90 years of rambling in Whitehaven and a dinner in the evening for our members.  It will be held in the Solway Hall, Lowther Street, Whitehaven. Our […]

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West Cumbrian Attraction Scoops Gold Award

The Lakes Distillery near Cockermouth has been announced today as one of VisitEngland’s 2017 ‘attractions accolades’. The only west Cumbrian attraction to receive an accolade, the distillery and visitors centre scooped a Gold Award in recognition of the quality visitor experiences on offer. Designed to celebrate excellence within the visitor attraction sector, VisitEngland’s Accolades showcase […]

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War

Songs on the Summits  

Winter view of Scafell Pike from Wasdale, Cumbria … John Malley) On the centenary of the Great War, the National Trust is set to revive the “world’s greatest war memorial”.   Every year, hundreds of people brave the November weather to climb to the summit of Great Gable on Remembrance Sunday. However, few people know that Great […]

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Smash-hit show Nina – A Story About Me and Nina Simone comes to Keswick

Theatre by the Lake is thrilled to present the hugely acclaimed show Nina – A Story About Me and Nina Simone which is currently touring the UK. A one woman tour-de-force, the show features Josette Bushell-Mingo and takes place in the theatre’s Main House from 27 February to 3 March. TBTL is also delighted to announce Josette as an […]

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Local Photographer Swaps the Studio for a Life On Location

One of Carlisle’s most popular photographers is trading her four walls for the great outdoors. After the “best six years” photographer Kerry Clark – renowned for her ability to capture the most magical of moments –  has made the decision to swap the confines of her Carlisle studio for spectacular settings out in the open […]

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Young People Given Orchestral Opportunity in Carlisle

Local young people have been given a unique opportunity to produce concerts with the world-known Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. As part of the Sound Around project, two large scale schools concerts, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and fully planned, produced and presented by local Young Producers will take place at the Sands Centre from 23 […]

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Big Names and Local Delights at Words by the Water 2018

Words by the Water festival takes place from 9th March and continues for 9 days inclusive. During that time some of the stars of the page and parliament, television, radio and journals will be arriving at Theatre by the Lake, on the bank of Derwentwater to give the audiences the benefit of their words of wisdom. So […]

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Jane Pit Memorial Gets Lottery Fund Support

Workington Town Council is pleased to announce that it has received initial support* from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the restoration of Jane Pit as a memorial to mine workers in Workington. At this initial stage, development funding of £33,600 has been awarded by the HLF to progress Workington Town Council’s plans further, with […]

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Corrie Comes to Whitehaven

Local Corrie fans were sent into a frenzy as film crews were spotted setting up in Whitehaven. We first learned that the long running ITV soap, Coronation Street, would be visiting west Cumbria last week, when the crew are said to have completed a recce of the harbourside. On Monday 5 February, a number of […]

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