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Cumbria Day showcases the very best of the county in the corridors of power

The very best of Cumbria was showcased in the corridors of power at the annual Cumbria Day.

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New Year, New Career? Choose Cumbria launches campaign to kick off 2019

Choose Cumbria is launching a ‘New Year, New Career’ campaign in a bid to lure people to the county and achieve the perfect work-life balance.


Hundreds compete in Lakesman Triathlon

More than 800 ironmen and women took on one of Cumbria's toughest challenges as they pushed themselves to the limit in this year's Lakesman Triathlon.

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Cumbrian Challenge raises more than £1million for ex-servicemen and women


Cumbria LEP supports ambitious Lake District arts project

Lake District arts project backed by the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in its bid to secure Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.

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Windermere Named School of the Year

Windermere School has been named International Baccalaureate (IB) School of the Year for 2018.

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Sir Anthony Hopkins seeks Lake District inspiration

World famous actor Sir Anthony Hopkins has left fans guessing after a mystery trip to the Lake District.

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Lake District scenes to entice airport passengers

Stunning Lake District scenes will be included in a display showcasing Britain as a world-class destination at the country’s busiest airport.

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World-leading research centre for national parks launches in Cumbria

Delegates from around the world gathered for the launch of the University of Cumbria’s Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.

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Windermere School begins new academic year on a high

Windermere School is celebrating the start of the academic year with the news that it has been placed near the top of the Sixth Form League Tables.

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Ambleside has the most walking routes out of all towns and cities in the UK

A comprehensive study of the most popular places to create walking routes has revealed Cumbria is home to two of the top 10 towns and cities.

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Housing developer helps restore Cockermouth viewpoint

A stunning viewpoint in Cockermouth has been restored thanks to a partnership initiative including housing developer and new Choose Cumbria partner Lovell.


Top medical conference puts Cumbria on the map

Top surgeons saw what Cumbria has to offer at a high-profile medical conference in Carlisle.

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Windermere School celebrates record year for International Baccalaureate results

A Cumbria school is celebrating a record year for International Baccalaureate results.

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Taste Cumbria magazine set for launch

A new magazine for food fans in Cumbria is set to be launched this month.


Visitor numbers rise in Cumbria

​More than 45m people visited Cumbria last year, according to new statistics.

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Windermere School celebrates a year of successes

The school’s 154th annual prize day celebrated the events and successes of the past school year.

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Athletes do Cumbria proud after completing the Brathay 10in10

Runners pushed themselves to the limit of physical endurance when they set out to conquer 10 marathons in 10 days.

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Luxury resort’s floating marina ‘the first of its kind’

More than 175 tonnes of floating concrete and more than 500 metres of galvanised chain have formed the platform for a new marina in the Lake District.


Runners to tackle UK’s ultimate endurance event

Sixteen people take first of 330,000 steps towards completing 10 marathons in as many days as they pledge to raise £91,000 for Brathay Trust.

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Inspira urges local teens to change their lives this summer

Inspira is urging young people to sign up to the National Citizen Service programme after research revealed it can help them get into university.