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Pub landlords hope to collar a new market with special dog treat

Fancy a pint with the pooch? You can now take your four-legged pal down the pub for a bit of canine socialising with a drop of special non-alcoholic dog beer to wet their whistle. The Robin Hood Inn at Smithfield near Carlisle opens its doors one...

yesterday, 09:42 in Regional North West

Transport chief wants more flood help from farmers

Cumbria's head of transport wants the county's farmers to do more to prevent flooding. He says too many fields are being left for sheep grazing which prevents them from soaking up rainfall. Keith Little, Cabinet Member for Highways is overseeing the...

Friday, 12:42 in Regional North West

VIDEO: Airline to fly from Carlisle Airport to be named

The airline to run planes from Carlisle Airport will be announced at the end of January. Stephen Smith, the airport's general manager, told a packed meeting of Carlisle Ambassadors yesterday that discussions were ongoing with a number of airlines. He...

Friday, 07:19 in Regional North West

Police pledge to tackle trouble from youths in Brampton

Police have stressed that they are doing all they can to combat increased youth anti-social behaviour in Brampton. Members of the Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) for Brampton - PSCOs Gemma Dawson, Amy Lambert and Tom Howarth - joined with...

Thursday, 19:52 in Regional North West

£2m expansion plan for hospitals in Cumbria unveiled

A £2m investment plan is being drawn up to expand four community hospitals in Cumbria, despite others losing beds. The bittersweet announcement - in line with plans agreed as part of the Success Regime consultation - will see bed numbers upped at...

Thursday, 17:03 in Regional North West

Carlisle musician's epic 3,000-mile journey smashes £10,000 target

A MUSICIAN who set about on an epic 3,000 mile journey in a vintage car has raise more than £10,000. Andy McKay, 66, of Carlisle, has smashed his original fundraising target for Pancreatic Cancer Action, despite only being able to complete half his...

Wednesday, 18:45 in Regional North West

Entries open for The Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge

Entries have opened for an iconic Cumbrian sportive. The Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge is the most highly coveted amateur cycling event in the UK. Famed for its difficulty, the 112-mile sportive - with 3950m of climbing - is hugely oversubscribed...

Wednesday, 12:15 in Regional North West

Vital mental health charity's plea for trustees

A vital mental health charity in Cumbria is urgently calling on more people to step up as trustees. Carlisle Eden Mind, which supports more than 1,000 adults a year, has lost half of its trustees this year and more are needed to ensure the charity's...

Wednesday, 11:16 in Regional North West

Sally's Cottages scoops more awards

A Cumbrian holiday cottage letting agency has won two more awards. Sally’s Cottages, based in Keswick, has been awarded silver in the Best UK Holiday Cottage Booking Company category in the 2017 British Travel Awards and won Best SME Growth at the...

Wednesday, 10:00 in Regional North West

Rail fare rises to spark Carlisle protest

A demo is to be staged outside Carlisle's railway station in protest against higher fares. The protest will be led by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union. They will be outside the Citadel on January 2 when the latest annual...

Tuesday, 17:22 in Regional North West

Popular Cumbrian hotel appoints management firm

One of Cumbria's most popular hotels has appointed a specialist management company. The four-star luxury Crown Hotel at Wetheral sold for more than £3.7million last month. New owner Variegate Properties Limited has appointed Providence Hospitality to...

Tuesday, 14:55 in Regional North West

Penrith Business Improvement District will continue for another five years

Business in Penrith have voted in favour of a second term of its Business Improvement District status. The BID was established in Penrith in 2013, but its five-year period came ot an end this year. The BID board asked businesses if they wanted it to...

Tuesday, 14:12 in Regional North West

Rail passengers to be hit by largest fares hike in five years

Rail passengers will be hit by the largest fares hike in five years next month. Average ticket prices across Britain will go up by 3.4 per cent on January 2, industry body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) said. It is the sharpest rise since 2013, when...

Tuesday, 08:56 in Regional North West

Under the hammer: Special collection of Border Fine Arts to be sold at auction

In the forty-plus years Ray Ayres was with Border Fine Arts he created nearly 1,000 meticulously researched figurines depicting country life. And it was his exceptional eye for detail and commitment to authenticity that has led him to design some of...

2 December 2017 in Regional North West

Residents' concerns as more new homes planned for Wigton

Plans have been lodged for 30 more new homes in Wigton. The scheme tabled for land on Kirkland Road is the latest in a string to be submitted for the town. Collectively, they have triggered concerns about whether infrastructure in the community could...

2 December 2017 in Regional North West

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