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15,000 crocuses to be planted in Workington

Volunteers are being sought to help with a large planting project in Workington. Over 15,000 crocus bulbs will be planted in Workington with the work beginning on 26 October. The ‘Ruby Giant’ bulbs will be planted at various locations around the town including Hall Park, Vulcan Park, Mossbay, and Moorclose. The bulb planting is organised by […]

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Accreditation status for The Beacon Museum

A Coveted award has been gained by The Beacon Museum for the thirteenth year running. Museum Accreditation Status has again been achieved by the Whitehaven harbourside museum this week. The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK. It defines good practice and identifies agreed standards, thereby encouraging development. It is a […]

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Twilight Events at The Beacon Museum Postponed

The family-friendly table quiz scheduled for Thursday, October 12 at 6.30pm, and the ‘Meet the Curator’ sessions on October 19 at The Beacon Museum have been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. The following event is still scheduled to go ahead as planned: Local author and researcher Alan Cleaver will be delivering a terrifying talk on the Ghosts, Ghouls […]

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Could You Become A Volunteer?

Hundreds of volunteers give up their time to help older people across the region enjoy life, but they get out of it just as much as they put in.  Gaining new skills and valuable work experience are just two of the reasons people, of all ages, sign up to volunteer with Age UK West Cumbria. […]

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Theatre by the Lake Wins Most Welcoming Theatre in the North West

 Theatre by the Lake is delighted to announce that for the fourth year running it has won the award for Most Welcoming Theatre in the North West. It is one of 12 regional winners with the overall winner to be announced at UK Theatre Awards 2017 on Sunday 15 October. The award, which is voted for […]

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Stoptober: NHS Backs Vaping

By Paul McGuirk The annual Stoptober anti-smoking campaign is set to embrace vaping for the first time, in line with draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Until now, the government has avoided the promotion of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid. However, this year’s Stoptober campaign will include vaping in […]

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Youngsters Celebrate Diversity at Beacon

Schoolchildren are celebrating Black History Month with a new exhibition at The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven. Run in collaboration with AWAZ Cumbria, ‘Celebrating Diversity, Challenging Prejudice’ features poems, stories and posters from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Kells and Hensingham Primary School. The exhibition presents a fresh outlook from future generations on issues around […]

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Cumbria Poppy Appeal

As they prepare to launch this year’s Poppy Appeal, Cumbria Royal British Legion are celebrating a record-breaking success. Last month, Cumbria Poppy Appeal broke their all time record. The 2016 – 2017 Poppy Appeal, which launched last October with the inaugural Poppy Bus, has raised a total of £490,000. The figure is not only an […]

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Carlisle to Mark World Mental Health Day

A special event to mark World Mental Health Day is planned for Carlisle city centre this Tuesday.  By Dave Beattie According to the World Mental Health Day website one in four adults and one in ten children are likely to have a mental health problem in any given year. This can have a profound impact on […]

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Egremont Farmer’s Market

It’s the third Friday of the month and Egremont Market Hall is bustling with life. The cheerful jamming of Cockermouth Ukeles accompanies shoppers as they browse all the local fare; from Jennifer’s scotch eggs and Kick Ass Cumbrian cheese to handmade cards and quirky crafts. In a time saturated by supermarket’s BOGOF offers and discounted […]

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