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Braniff & Davidson – Looking to 2020 with 20/20 vision

Braniff & Davidson Independent Opticians have recently celebrated their 18th birthday with new equipment and a brand new extension. At the helm of the Workington based store is Optometrist, Joanne Braniff and Contact Lens Practitioner Howard Davidson and the family-run practice employs a close-knit workforce of eight staff that has looked after the vision needs […]

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The IFA Company’s quickfire guide to investing in a HTB ISAs

There’s a lot of information flying around social media at the moment on the upcoming deadline for investing in a Help To Buy ISA. After 30th November 2019, no new HTB ISAs will be available, although it will still be possible to invest in existing accounts. Here’s our quickfire guide to investing in a HTB […]

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Vintage Make-Up with Bridget Foster

Vintage Make-Up with Bridget Foster.  The Vintage look has an elegance all of its own and our resident makeup artist, Bridget Foster, explains what you’ll need to achieve this timeless technique at home. I was booked to create the hair and makeup look for a new fashion company, Roses Wardrobe, which is based in the […]

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Win a Quad with Carrs-Billington

Win a Quad with Carrs-Billington Carrs Billington is the biggest name in the area when it comes to agricultural products like farm machinery and fertilizers.    They’ve been there for our farmers over the years and they’re always looking at ways to make life on the land a little bit easier, which is why their […]

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Alexandra delivers The Benefits of Slow Fashion

Alexandra Boardman from Alexandra’s of Keswick highlights a growing movement we desperately need to support. The issue of climate change has been ongoing for years but it’s really come to the fore recently and is very much a topic for concern.  The media is now full of news reporting our impact on the world.    […]

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Dancers Assemblé as Rachel Gordon brings Ballet to Carlisle

Rachel Gordon has spent much of her life teaching, starting back when her mother opened Border Ballet over thirty years ago. She will follow in her mother’s footsteps when she launches Cumbria Ballet School this September. “I’m a specialist ballet teacher as well as a primary and pre-school teacher,” said Rachel.  “I have over 20 […]

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Beauty that’s more than skin deep with M I Aesthetics

M I Aesthetics has been open in Carlisle for the past year and in that time, cardiac nurse and owner, Mandy Irving has seen more and more people walk through the clinic doors. “It has really picked up recently, much of my new business is word of mouth, which is great.  There are a few […]

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Brian not Slowing Down After MBE

Since the passing of his wife in 2009 due to Type 1 Diabetes Brian Hough, of Stanwix, has made it his mission to raise money, and more importantly awareness, of the condition. Brian’s hard work and dedication was recognised when he was awarded an MBE for services to the Cumbrian community and to Diabetes UK […]

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Sarah Sinclair – A Stylish Summer

The temperature may suggest otherwise, but with summer just around the corner Sarah Sinclair brings you the trends that will be making their way into your wardrobes this season. Prairie dresses The rise in more modest dressing, along with the ongoing theme of women reclaiming their femininity, makes the prairie dress the must-have item for […]

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Here to help manage but also enjoy life

Age UK West Cumbria offers a range of independent living services to help you manage and continue to enjoy life as you grow older. Their services are flexible and can be tailored to individual needs. They supply daily living and mobility aids for use around the home and when you are out. You can view […]

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