Winter 17

Brave The Big Sleep – One Night In The Cold Can Save Lives

A local charity is asking people to brave the cold and raise awareness of the plight of older people who lose their lives due to the effects of the plummeting temperatures every winter. The annual Big Sleep raises thousands of pounds for Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter Warmth Appeal. It gives people a chance to experience […]

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Cumbrian Park Takes National Popular Choice Campsite Award

Popular online campsite marketplace Campsites.co.uk announces the winners of its 2017 camping and glamping awards. Shining a spotlight on the UK’s best camping, glamping and touring sites, winners in the 2017 Campsites.co.uk camping and glamping awards were announced today. The list includes some of the most popular and unique sites in the UK, as well as recognition for deserving […]

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Wild About Cumbria – Otters

In this installment of our Wild About Cumbria series, Danielle Murphy delves deeper into the lives of Cumbria’s otters. There are few people that can honestly say they don’t experience the heartwarming feeling that  comes over most of us at the sight of otters holding hands. Let’s be honest, when Blue Planet 2 featured otters […]

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Stocking fillers For The Car-Lover in Your Life

Stocking fillers for the car-lover in your life. Volkswagen have something for everyone. If you’re looking for a little inspiration to fill your gift list this Christmas, you’ll find a look through our merchandise brochure will help add a tick to a few names. Inside these pages is a range from the useful to the […]

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Age UK West Cumbria Launch Christmas Campaign

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for many older members of the community Christmas it can also be the loneliest. Decorating the tree, pouring a sherry or pulling a cracker, it’s these little moments and having someone to share them with that makes this time of year so special. But for many […]

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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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FREE Hub Performance This December

Need a break from the Christmas shopping?   Saturday 23rd December – Fairly Famous Family Join Hugh Fearn and Lee Whittingstall at their Christmas kitchen booth and watch them prepare ridiculous and funny dishes.  Including, one hundred and two ‘imaginative’ uses for leftovers, the recipe for the perfect sprout smoothie and how to get the kids to […]

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Made in The Lakes – Necessary Angel

For lovers of the Lake District, a piece from The Mountain Range should be at the top of their Christmas list. Having introduced The Mountain Range jewellery in the Guide Magazine in August, The Necessary Angel has now expanded the range to include commissioned pieces. An 18ct yellow gold Blencathra ring, platinum Crummock Water rings […]

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It’s Light Colour Action at the Beacon Museum

It’s Light Colour Action at the Beacon Museum this Christmas! There has never been a better time to visit the museum, and this week we have three festive reasons for you to come along and enjoy it with family. 1) Our exhibitions are festively fantastic– Optics: Light Colour Action! opened today and explores through science experiments how light […]

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Driven to Draw: The Imaginative World of Tim Stead

We first caught up with illustrator-turned-lorry driver, Tim Stead, three years ago. Now, with the help of his little assistant, he is a celebrated children’s author, with eight books to his name. Silloth-based Tim Stead spends a lot of time behind the wheel of his Eddie Stobart freight lorry, but when not in his cab […]

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