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Ploughing match to raise cash for local charities

Two children will inspire a battle of the ploughs that will be fought in Cumbria this weekend. Ploughmen and women from all over the north will plough a furrow for Jack's Journey and youngster, Danny Herd from Aspatria. Two-year-old Jack Gibson was diagn

yesterday, 11:08 in Regional North West
 

Ploughing match to raise monies for local charities

Two children will inspire a battle of the ploughs that will be fought in Cumbria this weekend. Ploughmen and women from all over the north will plough a furrow for Jack's Journey and youngster, Danny Herd from Aspatria. Two-year-old Jack Gibson was diagn

yesterday, 10:38 in Regional North West
 

Mum's tribute to carers who became daughter's "best friends"

A mum has paid a heartfelt tribute to a team of carers who became her daughter's "best friends", saying at an inquest into her death that they gave the best care possible. Viola Rosa Galia died suddenly on March 29 last year after choking on...

yesterday, 09:36 in Regional North West
 

India's independence celebrated in Cumbria with dance special

It was a crucial moment in modern history and something which is still celebrated across the world to this day. Seventy years ago this week the countries we now call India and Pakistan claimed independence from Britain, an event which has become known as

Thursday, 16:49 in Regional North West
 

Revival planned for part of unused Carlisle building

New life is being breathed into part of a prominent Carlisle building that has stood empty for years. A revival is planned for a section of the Atlas Works building on Nelson Street in Denton Holme after city businessman Dan Russell announced he is to bu

Thursday, 14:02 in Regional North West
 

Major roadworks to be carried out in Carlisle

A week of major roadworks are set to be carried out on a main road in north Carlisle. Work - costing £200,000 - to repair worn out parts of Kingstown Road and Scotland Road will start on August 29. It will be carried out between 7pm and 6am under the con

Thursday, 13:19 in Regional North West
 

New future on horizon for former auction mart site

The final piece of the jigsaw in securing a new future for a former auction mart site is almost in place. Wigton-based Hopes Auction Ltd wants to flatten its old mart in the town centre along with the other buildings on the site. A housing developer alon

Thursday, 11:39 in Regional North West
 

Cumbrian lakes swimming challenge raises £15,000 for hospices

A team of dedicated fundraisers have handed over more than £15,000 to good causes after completing an epic swimming challenge. The 15-strong group, all from the Wigton area, came up with the 777 Challenge, which saw them swim across seven Lake District l

Wednesday, 14:29 in Regional North West
 

Sweet reward for Cumbrian runners

Runners burning up calories will get the chance to put some straight back on - with a cake on the finishing line. The race in question will take place near Penrith next month for the third year running. The Stoneybeck 10k is being held on Sunday, Septemb

Wednesday, 12:00 in Regional North West
 

Carlisle's Roman past to be brought to life with latest technology

Forward-thinking technology is bringing Carlisle's Roman heritage to life as historians try to highlight the city's rich history to a new audience. Using high-tech "augmented reality" as part of a new mobile phone app, people visiting...

Tuesday, 17:31 in Regional North West
 

High praise for Cumbrian post office staff who are real community champions

AN MP has hailed the important presence of post offices in Cumbria's communities. Carlisle's John Stevenson highlighted their worth as he marked the official reopening of the outlet in Scotby - an acknowledging its postmaster's unique status. The village

Tuesday, 11:06 in Regional North West
 

Cumbrian school issues funding appeal for new playground

A primary school is hoping the community it covers can help raise enough cash for a new state-of-the-art playground - something which staff say is badly needed. St Cuthbert's School in Wigton has launched a crowdfunding appeal in the hope it can gather t

Monday, 17:27 in Regional North West
 

Thousands pack Lowther Show for one of key dates on Cumbrian calendar

Thousands of hooves thundered across the Cumbrian countryside for one of the key dates in the county calendar. Some 53 riders from all over Britain revealed some red-hot horsemanship when they sprang into action at the world-famous Lowther Horse Driving

Monday, 14:44 in Regional North West
 

Cyclist completes epic 200-mile round trip in a day

Being faced with a 4am start and a 200-mile round cycling trip ahead would be enough to put most people off. But there was nothing stopping Tony Bolton enduring the challenge he set himself. The 54-year-old from Caldbeck took on the Lakes and Dales Loop

Sunday, 18:55 in Regional North West
 

Thousands sample pageantry at Lowther Show

A kaleidoscope of colour and pageantry is being sampled by the thousands who have travelled to the historic Lowther estate this weekend. The Lowther Show, which has been favoured by royalty in the past when Prince Philip competed in the hotly-contested h

Sunday, 11:58 in Regional North West
 
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