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Cyclists to converge on Silloth

Cyclists will converge on Silloth this weekend for a race which has two distances. Those taking part in the Silloth-on-Solway Sportive can choose to take part in the 33 mile or 55 mile race. Registration opens at Silloth Town Hall at 10am on Sunday and t

yesterday, 18:28 in Regional North West

Thousands flock to woollen showcase, Woolfest

Enthusiasts from all over the world flocked to Cockermouth today to celebrate everything that is best about wool. Visitors from as far afield as the USA, Central and Eastern Europe and even South Africa mixed with locals who browsed the hundreds of stall

yesterday, 16:59 in Regional North West

No end to terror threat says county's chief constable

Cumbria's chief constable says there is no end to the terror threat in sight - and that people should get used to armed officers on the county's streets. Jerry Graham also called for more money to be put into neighbourhood policing to stop people being r

yesterday, 16:27 in Regional North West

Wigton carnival makes welcome return

Thousands of people are expected to turn out for one of Cumbria's most popular carnivals tomorrow. Organisers of Wigton Carnival are putting the finishing touches to this year's event - and are promising lots of family fun. The main event is the carnival

yesterday, 14:11 in Regional North West

Church display brings yesterday's world to life

IT was once the cutting edge technology of its day. Now electronics and household appliances dating back to World War Two offer an interesting view into the past - and form part of an exhibition of everyday items from the last 70 years. People in Aspatri

yesterday, 13:48 in Regional North West

Couple buy former hotel and pub building and plan to redevelop it

A landmark building in the heart of a north Cumbrian town that has stood empty for more than two years is poised to be brought back to life. A family who turned one of Brampton’s rundown pubs into a successful business are aiming to do it all over again.

yesterday, 13:12 in Regional North West

Carlisle mums set up city's first Kids Expo

Two mums looking for different ways to entertain their children have brought together a host of organisations to form Carlisle’s first Kids Expo event. It will take place on Sunday, July 9, at the Richard Rose Morton Academy on Wigton Road. It has been o

yesterday, 12:05 in Regional North West

Coaching inn up for sale with £700,000 price tag

A 17th century coaching inn in north Cumbria has been put on the market, with a near £700,000 price tag. The String of Horses at Faugh, near Brampton, has been put up for sale by owners Colin and Jill Ramsay, who have run it for nearly a decade. It is be

yesterday, 11:49 in Regional North West

North Cumbrian hotel set to change hands in near £1m deal

Ownership of a popular Cumbrian hotel with a near-£1m price tag is poised to swap hands. The Greenhill Hotel, near Wigton, it has been confirmed, has now been sold, subject to contract - just over four months after being put on the market by auction comp

yesterday, 11:49 in Regional North West

Get used to armed police on Cumbria's streets - Chief Constable

Cumbria's chief constable says there is no end to the terror threat in sight – and that people should get used to armed officers on the county’s streets. Jerry Graham also called for more money to be put into neighbourhood policing to stop people being r

yesterday, 10:32 in Regional North West

New category unveiled for 2017 Golden Apple Awards

Education isn't all about getting the grades or qualifications. It is also about inspiring creativity and other talents and qualities such as leadership, confidence and resilience. And those initial colourful creations and imaginative efforts which showc

yesterday, 08:16 in Regional North West

Safety concerns as Carlisle road cracks in heat

Residents on a street in Carlisle have serious safety concerns after heat and rain left a stretch of the road strewn with cracks and craters. Colin Chester says the damage on Gillford Crescent in Harraby resulted in a surface that was "an...

yesterday, 08:03 in Regional North West

County set to go baaaar-my for wool

Cumbria is set to go baaaa-rmy for wool as a festival celebrating nature's finest fibres takes place from tomorrow. Wool enthusiasts will travel to Cockermouth for the event, which was originally held in 2005. It features all aspects of wool production a

Thursday, 18:29 in Regional North West

New footbridge replacing one damaged in floods put in place in Keswick park

Cumbria took another step forward in its return to normality following the floods – as a new bridge was lowered into place. Knightsbridge, an important link between Keswick town centre and Fitz Park was damaged in the Storm Desmond floods in December 201

Thursday, 15:41 in Regional North West

New city crossing to open in the coming weeks

Carlisle's new Castle Way crossing is set to open in early July. Work has been underway for some time on the link between Carlisle Castle and the city centre, across the dual carriageway. A Carlisle City Council spokeswoman said: “Carlisle City Council a

Thursday, 14:26 in Regional North West

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