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Kenny Block

Photographer In Focus: Kenny Block

If you follow us on social media, you’ll know that we are all about showcasing local talent and highlighting the very best of our region. We are regularly overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the shots we receive from photographers of all abilities. Kenny Block is another one of those who shared his passion […]

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Sir Tony Robinson Talks Time Team and Trump, Ahead of Visit to Cumbria

The Beacon Museum will welcome special guest, Sir Tony Robinson, for an exclusive launch event this month. The renowned actor and historian will attend the double launch of the Beacon Portal and the museum’s new feature exhibition Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets on Saturday 23 September. The brand new build, the Beacon Portal has been […]

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Hunter Davies: Beyond Borderlines

The Cumbrian-connected writer will return to the Carlisle this October, for the fourth Borderlines book festival. Since growing up in Carlisle, Cumbria has been a continual source of subject matter for Hunter Davies’ writing career. Perhaps most famous for penning the only authorised biography of the Beatles, his publications include numerous books about the Lake […]

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Boxer Walker ‘The Life of a Cumbria Great’

A new book ‘The Life of a Cumbria Great’ has returned the limelight to one of West Cumbria’s sporting heros. At the top of his game, Arnold ‘Boxer’ Walker, was voted the best scrum half in the world. Throughout his career he represented Cumbria and Great Britain in the rugby league and played for both […]

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Meet the Ultimate MARRA-thon Man

On Father’s Day last year, Gary McKee decided that to mark his late Dad’s 80th birthday, by running 100 marathons in 100 days. The ‘Marathon Man’ ran 27.1 miles in around the three and a half hour mark every day, from 14 January up until 23 April. He finished his challenge on a high by […]

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Catching Up With COLT 45

The last seven years have been pretty full on for the Cumbrian three piece, from touring across Europe to releasing a charity single for the Cumbrian Flood Appeal at the beginning of 2016. After a brief but well-deserved break the boys are back with some new material, that reflects their growth as a band, but […]

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