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Can Fresh Breath Of Youth Help United Become “Strong And Sustainable?

Carlisle United Words by Ross Brewster Photos by Mark Fuller There’s little doubt that, no matter how much tighter the purse strings have been on playing costs at Carlisle United this season, next season could be even more challenging. “Strong and sustainable.” No, not another of Theresa May’s political mantras. These are words attributed to […]

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An unchanged but much loved ancient tradition

The origin of Uppies and Downies is lost to history now.  There are plenty of theories why the event came to be part of Workington’s folklore but it’s universally agreed that no one really knows. That’s the special thing about the Easter event, it’s just always been around.  The first reference to Uppies and Downies […]

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Puzzled Sheridan Seeks Key To Mystery Of Carlisle’s Home Form Slump

By Ross Brewster / Photography by Mark Fuller EVEN the combined detective skills of Inspector Morse, Hercules Poirot and Sherlock Holmes would be hard pressed to unlock the mystery difference between Carlisle United’s home and away performances this season. While results on their travels have been largely good, it’s been their form at Brunton Park […]

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PAN Disability Football Returns to Cumbria

Four PAN Disability Football sessions are re-launched across Cumberland for players aged 6-16.  With children now returning back to school for the new academic year, Cumberland FA is delighted to announce that its hugely popular Junior PAN Disability Football sessions, which take place in Carlisle, Workington and Whitehaven on a weekly basis, are getting back […]

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The Perils And Pleasures Of Open Water Swimming

Open water swimming can be a wonderful and life changing experience, but it comes with considerable risks. At The Cumbria Guide, we caught up with John Mather, open water swimmer and author “Challenging Waters, The Diary of a Lake District Swimmer” to remind everyone preparing to dip their toes in any one of the regions lakes […]

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West Cumbria Sports Round-Up: June/July

Your guide to what’s happening with all your favourite local sports teams. Haven Words: Craig Wishart It took a while for Haven to find their feet in League One this season but when they did the team went on an impressive run as they notched up a seven game winning streak. Along the way they […]

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Cycle The Solway: A Fun Day

Cycle The Solway: Charity Cycle Ride Returns This Summer

This July, hundreds of cyclists will enjoy the summer sunshine or battle through the rain to take part in the annual Cycle the Solway. From 21 – 22 July, Cycle the Solway will return to the quiet roads of the Solway Coast raising money in aid of Eden Valley Hospice, Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice and […]

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Tug Of War Club Aiming For National Championship Titles

The Tug of War Association (“TOWA”) National Outdoor Tug of War Championships take place on Saturday 16th June in Oxfordshire with tug of war teams from the area competing for the gold medals in different weight classes. Upper Eden will be competing at the event and will be looking for the top prizes, with the winning teams […]

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tour of britain comes to cumbria

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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What's on? Lionel Richie

Editor’s Pick – May/June

From international acts to feel-good fundraisers, our Editor picks the events not to be missed over the coming months. Miles Kane 23 May, The Brickyard Known for his exhilarating live shows, Miles Kane is back on the road and is playing an unmissable show at The Brickyard this summer. The co-frontman of the Last Shadow […]

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