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Celebrating women in engineering at Kimberly-Clark

To mark National Women in Engineering Day 2016, Choose Cumbria spoke to Lois, Lauren and Hayley from Kimberly-Clark about challenging stereotypes.

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“GPs in Cumbria are driven to be the best in the country”

Doctor Chris Corrigan explains why GPs should relocate to the region for an exciting career.

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Get on your bike!

Cumbria has some fantastic scenery and is a big hit with cyclists. And with Bike Week taking place from June 11 – 19, what better excuse to explore the county?

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Five reasons GPs should choose a career in Cumbria

Cumbria is known for its fells and lakes, but it also has lots of exciting opportunities to offer GPs.

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Choose Cumbria’s guide to Holker Garden Festival

Holker Garden Festival returns this Friday (June, 3) for a three-day extravaganza of stunning exhibitions, gardening experts and family entertainment.

Celebrity gardener shares her gardening tips

Charlie Dimmock has divulged her top gardening tips ahead of her trip to Cumbria.

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Cumbria Live’s guide to Keswick Mountain Festival 2016

Cumbria Live has picked out a selection of fun activities for visitors to Keswick Mountain Festival.

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Running ‘The Beautiful Marathon’ in The Lake District

What’s it like to run the Brathay Windermere Marathon? Last year’s winner, Grant Johnson from Walney, shares his experience of the race.

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Athena PTS champions committed and conscientious employees

Choose Cumbria spoke to Operations Director Mark Skeels and Power Systems Consultants Junyu Han and Xuna Li, both from China, about life at Athena PTS.


28 reasons to love the Lakes

There’s no excuse for being bored in Cumbria, as Mark Green finds out.

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Go traditional during Easter

As families gear up for the Easter weekend, Gabrielle Rowley takes a look at the traditional food on offer.

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Adventure abounds for Kimberly-Clark apprentices

Kimberly-Clark’s first year apprentices recently attended a four-day course at Hawes End Educational Centre, near Keswick to develop their team-building skills.

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An apprenticeship in IT has clicked for Abbey

Abbey Tunstall, 21, of Dalton, is an IT apprentice who relishes studying in a working environment at Furness College in Barrow-in-Furness.

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High achievement rates for apprenticeships in South Cumbria

Principal and Chief Executive of Furness College Andrew Wren explains why apprenticeships offer a fantastic opportunity for young people in South Cumbria.


Students realise Dream Placements at GSK

Students with ambitions to work for Choose South Cumbria partner GSK have gained a first-hand insight into the business.

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Dream Placements at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

A dream came true for three Cumbrian students who had their Dream Placements at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, a partner of Choose South Cumbria.

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Family walks in Furness

If you have a family day out to plan then check out Gabrielle Rowley’s top five walks around the Furness Peninsula.

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The best places to spend Valentine’s Day in South Cumbria

Helen Statham shares her tips for a romantic date in Cumbria this weekend.

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Welcome to the Choose Cumbria Blog

We’ll be regularly sharing guest blogs that showcase why Cumbria is the best place to work, learn, live and play.