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Cumbria’s woodlands are here for all of us to enjoy

The Forestry Commission is set to celebrate its centenary.  Founded in 1919 the role of the commission was to increase the woodlands in Britain by purchasing large tracts of land for wood production.  They set about the task of afforestation, simply put, that’s planting fresh trees on land that was never previously woods. Or reforestation, […]

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Wine, Dine & Recline at The Underscar Spa, Bar & Bistro

Underscar Spa and Bistro is the ultimate destination for those who want to dine and unwind… Sitting in a sheltered spot on the Southern slopes of Skiddaw, looking out over Derwentwater to the fells beyond, Underscar Bar and Bistro may be located just outside of Keswick, but it feels as though it could be a million miles away.   […]

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Living the Dream with Reiver Homes

A new development near Carlisle offers buyers the opportunity to find the forever home of their dreams. Picture this. It’s a warm summer’s evening, the barbecue sizzles on the patio while old friends catch up and children race each other down the long stretch of lawn. Through the Bi-fold doors drinks are being poured and […]

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Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Wild about Cumbria: Meadows buzzing with life

Jody Ferguson from Cumbria Wildlife Trust explores some of the many species waiting to be discovered in the region’s meadows. Flower-rich meadows are a treat for the senses, full of colour, texture, and evocative scents. They’re brilliant for wildlife too, providing food for pollinating insects like bees and butterflies, a haven for mammals that nest, […]

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Home Lettings Cumbria

There’s No Place Like Home

Home is where the heart is, which is why Home Lettings Cumbria Ltd. specialise in residential lettings of all shapes and sizes, in locations throughout Carlisle and the surrounding areas.  Originally part of established Carlisle Estate Agent company, Homesearch, about a year ago, under the direction of Barbara Barker – who had been with the […]

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Clear Your Clutter

Ever heard the saying tidy home, tidy mind? We all like the idea of living a simple life with less ‘stuff’, and now that spring is here with its new beginnings and fresh starts, it’s the perfect time to embark on clearing the clutter that has been crowding your home for too long.   It can […]

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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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New Practice Makes Perfect

Brace yourself for Derwent Dental Care’s state-of-the-art, new site. The private Cockermouth dental surgery have their sights set on expansion since opening the doors to their brand new premises in October. Located on the top floor of Derwent House, the new practice, which boasts four dental surgeries and the latest in cutting edge equipment, has […]

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Tricks of The Trade

Bridget Foster answers some of the most common questions she gets asked on social media – and gives us a taste of her make-up tutorials. As we come into the new year, we all naturally reflect upon the year just gone. I’ve had a pretty good year in all aspects. I’ve overcome my social media […]

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Aromatherapy Matters

Clinical Aromatherapy can be an effective way of enhancing well-being and achieving inner harmony. Sarah Sinclair tried an Holistic Hand-care Treatment. Clinical Aromatherapy is the controlled use of the natural, pure, whole and unadulterated volatile essences of aromatic flowers and plants (essential oils) to achieve balance and aid relaxation of the individual. During a lifetime […]

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