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Feed the Scrum – a West Cumbrian Rugby league project

    The collaborative project will use comedy and improvisation to delve into the shared love of the game and talk about its importance within the West Cumbrian communities in a creative and enjoyable way. Predominantly participant-led, it will also touch upon the challenges of mental health and wellbeing within the local area, using comedy […]

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Appeal To Save Workington Reds Nears Final Whistle

Feature photo: Oliver Garrett and Rebecca Wilson A fundraising appeal to help Workington AFC through their centenary year has raised thousands of pounds – but the club still needs help in these final days. The appeal ends on August 11th and was set up because the pandemic hit the club hard financially.  The Reds had […]

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Football For Everyone at Winscales Pan Disability Football Club

Winscales Pan Disability Football Club are on the lookout for players aged sixteen and over for the upcoming season. “The season runs from March until October,” said Jonathan Ostle. “And we play in a league every second Tuesday of the month at Carlisle’s Richard Rose Academy. We’ll hire community transport to travel through as a […]

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Has United Got What It Takes To Survive And Prosper?

Words by Ross Brewster  Photos by Mark Fuller “A good squad who are not doing themselves justice,” or put more bluntly, a squad that looks not nearly good enough, even for League Two. That’s the question troubling Carlisle United’s faithful with the first part of the season over. Director of football David Holdsworth, in an […]

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A Haven in Africa

Whitehaven may have recently been promoted to the Championship but they are also playing a part in the new Nigeria Rugby League thanks to their partnership with Lagos Haven. Super League giants like Leeds, Wakefield and London Broncos are involved with the new 8 team league and Haven have become the only Championship side to […]

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Ben Stokes – World Cup Wonder

Ben Stokes – World Cup Wonder Cricket may not be the number one sport in Cumbria but it has taken centre stage across the country this summer and local lad, Ben Stokes, has been right at its heart. Not many Cumbrians can lay claim to winning a World Cup but Ben’s dashing 84 in the […]

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Game Of Patience May Be Needed

By Ross Brewster CARLISLE United manager Steven Pressley was no doubt attempting to bring a sense of perspective to his side’s inconsistent start to the season when he remarked: “What we have to remember is that this is a building process for us and we are a brand new team.” However, Pressley will be as […]

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Diff-Ability sport information day to be held on August 27th in Carlisle

Cumbria parent Carer Forum have arranged a Diff-Ability sport information day which is being held at Carlisle Youth Zone on August 27th, between 11am and 4pm. There will be lots of free taster activities to take part in, including climbing walls, Mass participation dance class, football, rebound and more!! The Diff-Ability sport Information day is […]

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Looking up for Carlisle Rugby Union

Carlisle Rugby Union Club are gearing up for a huge season in the North Premier after promotion last season. The club has never been placed so high in its history as it looks to battle the top teams from northern England.  Promotion came after a table-topping effort that saw the first team drop only four […]

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Stony Holme Golf Course: Your local course that’s well above par

When Stony Holme Golf Course shut the gates last year many residents realised the city had lost something very special.  Jim Douglas was one of them.    Jim’s involvement in Stony Holme goes back to 1991 when it came under his brief working for Carlisle City Council.  Such was his affection for the Carlisle landmark […]

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