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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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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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Community Wildlife Garden Gets Funding Boost

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is celebrating the news that it has received a £69,998.97 funding boost from Biffa Award to help develop its new community wildlife garden at Gosling Sike in Houghton, near Carlisle. The money will go towards creating over 3,000m2 of community wildlife garden, including a multi-sensory garden with wildflowers and wildlife pond, over a […]

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First Commercial Passenger Flights From Carlisle Airport Delayed

Good things come to those who wait… The first commercial passenger flights from Carlisle Lake District Airport, originally scheduled for Monday 4 June, have been postponed until later in the year. Kate Willard, Head of Corporate Projects for Stobart Group released a statement announcing that the commencement of scheduled air services from Carlisle Lake District […]

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Whitehaven Welcomes New Late-Night Coffee House

A brand new business opening in Whitehaven is set to breathe new life into the harbourside. A late night coffee house and bar, aptly named the Harbour Master, will open this summer at Pears House on Whitehaven harbourside. The nautical-themed, hybrid venue will highlight the area’s maritime heritage and offer a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy […]

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Weeping Window Puts On Dramatic Display at Carlisle Castle

The iconic poppy sculpture, Weeping Window is now open at Carlisle Castle, giving visitors a chance to reflect on and connect with the sacrifices made during the First World War. A striking sea of red, made up of over 5,000 ceramic poppies cascades from the top of the keep, arching over the inner ward wall […]

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Theatre Launches Wellbeing Scheme for Cast

This summer, Theatre by the Lake is launching a wellbeing pilot scheme for their Summer Season cast and theatre staff, as an initiative to help with stress, anxiety and other mental health related issues. Working with Keswick-based therapist Fedella Marsden, and actor, writer and mental health advocate Laura Darrall, the theatre will be hosting a […]

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Sedbergh Schoolboy Joins England Rugby Squad

Sedbergh schoolboy selected for Senior England Rugby tour to South Africa. Eddie Jones has called Sedbergh School’s rugby Captain, Cameron Redpath into the England squad that will tour South Africa next month. The test matches are on 9th, 16th and 23rd June. Cameron will be the youngest member of the squad and could make his […]

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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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New Outdoor Fitness Area to Open in Carlisle Tomorrow

The official opening of a new outdoor fitness area in Bitts Park, Carlisle will be held tomorrow (Friday 11 May). The works are part of a series of planned improvements for the city centre recreational site. The £72,000 fitness and landscaping project has included the installation of a range of outdoor exercise equipment on the former bowling green. The […]

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