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“Lake District Pounds can be spent completely interchangeably with and alongside Sterling, but only in locally owned, locally trading businesses, which are unique to or founded in the Lake District and Cumbria. It's a fun way of encouraging people to visit all our great local shops, cafes and attractions – the ...
Situated on the edge of Alston in the North Pennines, Clarghyll Hall dates back over 500 years and displays beautiful remnants from its past. The historic Grade II listed Cumbrian home, which sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a gorgeous country residence with nine bedrooms and a separate, ...

Ambleside based Lakeland Leather won the prize for the Best Multi-Channel Retailer – Under £25m at the Drapers Digital Festival Awards in London. The awards, which also recognised internet giants ASOS, Amazon and John Lewis, acknowledged the Lake District retailer's growth and their careful ...
FRESH calls have been made by business leaders to resurrect ambitious proposals to create new road bridges across the Morecambe Bay and Duddon Estuary. Entrepreneurs responding to a Cumbria Chamber of Commerce questionnaire have called for major investment in the county's road and rail networks to boost ...
Having been named the best pub in Cumbria at the 2018 National Pub and Bar Awards, the George and Dragon near Penrith now goes through to the final next month. The former 18th century coaching inn at Clifton will compete with pubs from across the UK for the National Pub of the Year title at a ...
A crash on the A595 Main Road in Bridgefoot, west Cumbria led to heavy traffic this morning. Both ways were partially blocked between the A66 (Chapel Brow Roundabout, Bridgefoot) and A595 (Distington). The crash was reported to police shortly before 10pm this morning. Traffic has now returned to ...

A NEW search to find a community willing to host an underground nuclear waste storage bunker is based on 'fundamentally flawed' government policy, council officials in Cumbria have said. The nationwide scheme to identify a location for a £12 billion geological disposal facility buried at least 200 metres ...
Hundreds of runners will today take part in an event in Windermere to complete the last 3.7 miles that Cumbria chef Matt Campbell was tragically unable to finish. Meeting at 6pm on the A591 pavement outside White Cross Bay Holiday Park, runners will run to Brathay Hall in Ambleside - the base of the ...
Law firm Cartmell Shepherd is targeting further growth by helping businesses and people to capitalise on investment taking place in West Cumbria. That was the strong message from the firm's managing director Peter Stafford delivered during the official opening of its new office on M-Sport's Dovenby Hall ...
The warmth of family businesses was our inspiration and it is only right that the awards reflect your contribution. The moment when Outstanding Cumbria Family Business of the Year Pioneer received a standing ovation is a special and emotional memory that will stay with me for many years. It will be an ...
A lorry driver from Carlisle has died following a serious crash on one of Cumbria's busiest roads. Police are dealing with the collision, which involved two lorries, on the A66. The collision has happened at Kirkby Thore, east of Penrith, and is believed to have been reported to the authorities about 5.40am.
A team of nurses in North Cumbria have been shortlisted for a prestigious Burdett Nursing Award, which could see North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust's (NCUH) Renal service awarded as much as £20,000. The peritoneal dialysis team is a nurse-led service that supports patients with kidney failure in ...
PATIENTS in Cumbria having to wait up to three months for mental health care has been labelled a 'tragedy'. Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has written to health secretary Jeremy Hunt asking for more money to be sent to the county. A freedom of information request found young people wait 84 ...
The Family Business Network in Cumbria is a relatively new organisation in the family business world – but they are already making an impact in our county throughout the year. Though this was only the second awards dinner, it was attended by more than 300 individuals and businesses from across ...
Jamie Allison, partner and Napthens' head of Cumbria, said: “Napthens is continuing to grow its presence in Cumbria with a number of recent high-profile appointments. “Katherine joins an expanding team and brings to the table a range of specialist expertise which will greatly benefit our clients in Cumbria ...
Mr Nicholson, who is an Allerdale and town councillor for Cockermouth and was on Cumbria County Council for 20 years, said he'd made the biggest mistake of his life in arranging for someone to fit the devices. His son and daughter, Simon and Lesley Nicholson, have applied to set up a new company, ...
The head of a leading Cumbrian hotel group has been appointed the High Sheriff for Cumbria for 2018-19. Simon Berry, the English Lakes Hotels Resorts and Venues managing director, has taken up the prestigious, ceremonial role. The new High Sheriff undertakes a range of ceremonial duties ...

His company emerged as the big winner at the Cumbria Family Business Awards 2018 scooping the Retail and Wholesale Award and top prize of Outstanding Cumbria Family Business 2018. But for Graham, who attended the awards ceremony at The Garden at Eden near Carlisle with his brother David ...
Cumbria police said: “The emergency services dealing with the fire at a property in Knock in the early hours of yesterday morning have recovered two bodies. “Those who have died are believed to be Jill Harrison, 22, and Danny Earl, 25 both of Knock, near Appleby. Specialist officers are working with the ...
Almost 1,500 properties in an area of north Cumbria have been hit by a huge power cut. Electricity North West say the problem, affecting an area to the east of Penrith, was reported shortly before 8am. Power might not be restored until 7pm, they add. In total 1,423 properties are without electricity in places ...
Network Rail has a series of major works taking place to maintain and upgrade the railway. Virgin Trains will not operate to or from London Euston on Easter Sunday - April 1 - because of essential upgrades at Wembley. Engineers are carrying out preparatory work to enable the replacement of north ...
Easter weekend is set to be dampened by outbreaks of heavy rain - but forecasters believe Cumbria will escape any snow. Some weather experts had tentatively predicted a third version of the Beast from the East would strike over the bank holiday weekend, bringing with it Siberian conditions. The original ...
But there's one South Lakeland couple who have been working continuously to restore their reputation by offering people the chance to get up close. Dee and Daniel Ashman have run Predator Experience since 2009, featuring birds of prey. In 2012, they introduced Timber Wolves Maska and Kajika.
Human traffickers may be putting up sex workers in Cumbrian bed-and-breakfast businesses before moving them on to pop-up brothels, say police. Senior detectives have warned that "a significant" proportion of illegal moving of people nationally is being carried out under the guise of tourism. They say the ...
A paper mill was the final stop on the Prince of Wales' tour of Cumbria. Prince Charles was treated to a look around Burneside's James Cropper factory, learning how the eco-conscious company recycles takeaway coffee cups into high quality paper and plastic-free packaging. He was joined on the tour by ...
The search is on for four new private sector board members for Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership. The county's strategic economic body wants to strengthen its private sector leadership with the recruitment drive. Graham Haywood, director of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, said: "We are looking ...
After being greeted by local dignitaries, including the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria Claire Hensman, Prince Charles met volunteers who help to maintain the railway line's tiny stations. "He was very disappointed not to be behind a steam locomotive," said chairman of Friends of the Carlisle to Settle Railway ...
POLITICIANS in Cumbria are at loggerheads over changes that could affect the number of children across the county who receive free school meals. All children over seven-year-old from households in receipt of Universal Credit have been eligible for free meals at school until now. But a controversial vote ...
The Met Office has another yellow weather warning in place for snow and ice this weekend. Parts of Cumbria are included for Friday night into Saturday morning. However, the Pennines should protect us from the worst. A Met Office forecaster told us: "A band of rain and hill snow will increasingly turn to ...
A West Cumbrian kitchen and bathroom company has been taken over by a long established county business. Horizon Tile and Bathroom Centre, on Clay Flatts in Workington, has been bought by Listers Furnishings. Horizon owner and founder Keith Hodgson will stay with the company initially to ensure a ...
It brought much of Cumbria to a standstill as several inches of snow fell in some locations. Speaking of the latest warning, a Met Office spokesman said: "A band of rain and hill snow will increasingly turn to snow on lower levels through Friday evening and overnight into Saturday. "This band will gradually ...
HRH The Prince of Wales has been confirmed as the guest of honour at a community event to mark the Lake District's new status as a World Heritage Site. The prince is due to unveil an official UNESCO plaque in Crow Park, Keswick on March 26. The event will celebrate the Lake District's unique cultural ...
Adrian Davis-Johnston has been appointed as the new head of research, development and innovation at Nuvia. Raised in Cumbria, Adrian recently led the Innovus programme, which identified and delivered £7.5m of private sector-led innovation projects in Cumbria-based SMEs, creating over 80 jobs and ...
VIRGIN Trains have launched their spring sale offering Cumbrians the chance of travel at an absolute steal. With tickets from Carlisle to London going for as little as £13 there are massive savings on offer. A single from the capital to Cumbria will cost £13 if booked in advance, with a first class only £30.
Labour shortages are already creating huge challenges in the Cumbrian economy, according to a Bank of England representative who spoke with Carlisle businesses today. Andrew Hebden, the Bank of England's agent for the North East and Cumbria, told the Carlisle Business Seminar many businesses ...
Mr Hooper has grown Westlakes into a successful international business with bases in Cumbria, Manchester and Preston that was named SME of the year by the civil engineering trade press. It now has around 50 staff and continues to grow, but Mr Hooper is not subscribing to the view shared by many in ...
Seven medical mistakes known as "never events" have been recorded at hospitals in Cumbria over the last 18 months. The incidents, categorised by the Department of Health as so serious they should never happen, have been revealed following a Freedom of Information request by BBC Cumbria.
Police, Mountain Rescue, Fire and Rescue, North West Ambulance Services, Councils and partner agencies will continue to work around the clock to keep Cumbria safe and moving. Where police or partner agencies have been made aware of vulnerable groups or individuals with urgent need, coordinated ...
Mountain rescuers have been on a mission to reach remote parts of north Cumbria cut off by several feet of snow. The experienced and trained volunteers who are members of the Penrith Mountain Rescue Team were among those to head out to Alston and Garrigill. They were helping in the emergency ...
An army of 400 engineers are working across Cumbria and the rest of the north west of England to restore power cut to homes affected by the atrocious weather. Electricity North West engineers have restored supplies to 16,000 properties across the region but weather conditions are hampering restoration ...
Academics from the University of Cumbria are in Uzbekistan to provide training to develop research and enterprise links in the country. They are among a panel of experts in business, marketing and education working with the British Council. Led by Jo Chaffer, associate consultant in leadership foundation, ...
OUTBREAKS of snow and rain are expected in the coming days as Storm Emma continues to wreak havoc around Cumbria. High tides and strong winds saw coastal areas around Barrow and Walney battered by the sea, while police issued a number of warnings for people not to take to the roads after a ...
A Cumbrian university lecturer who served as an apprentice to survival expert Ray Mears is sharing tips on how to stay safe and well during the severe cold weather. Dr Lisa Fenton, who served an apprenticeship with Ray Mears from 1999-2002, says simple actions can make all the difference. Her advice ...
A new branch of Women in Nuclear for Cumbria will be launched on Thursday to coincide with International Women's Day. The launch event will be held at the National College for Nuclear, at Lillyhall, near Workington. Women in Nuclear was set up in 2014 to encourage gender balance and improve the ...
Rural communities cut off by snow for a fourth day are running out of supplies, residents say. Roads are impassable in some villages in Cumbria with snowdrifts described as at least 6ft high in places. Conditions are reported to be particularly severe along the eastern side of the Eden Valley, on the edge of ...
Many of north Cumbria's main roads are closed or deemed dangerous this morning, as the county was hit by extreme winds. Storm Emma brought with her more adverse weather last night as she clashed with the so-called Beast from the East, which had left the county covered in several inches of snow.
Cumbrians described feeling the ground shake on Tuesday morning, and asked whether there had been an earthquake. Some said their entire houses shook for up to 20 seconds as the ground tremor hit. The British Geological Survey confirmed that the earthquake had taken place, tweeting: "The ...
A pensioner has been left shocked after allegedly finding a frog in a packet of bananas bought in a Tesco in Carlisle. Alan Little bought the bag of fruit yesterday from the Tesco Metro store in Victoria Viaduct. But when he got back to his home in the Longsowerby area of the city and opened it up he made a ...
THE hit BBC One Strike series - based on J.K. Rowling's crime novels - returns to our screens this Sunday with the scenes filmed in Cumbria. Barrow Island streets, Devonshire Dock Hall, The Crow's Nest pub and Michaelson Road Bridge, are all due to feature in episode one of Career of Evil at 9pm.
A NEAR record fine for one of the UK's largest betting firms should be one hundred times higher, a reformed gambling addict claims. William Hill was hit with a £6.2m penalty from the Gambling Commission this week after it was found to have failed to properly protect customers and prevent money ...


 

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