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Kirkby Lonsdale tops The Sunday Times best place to live in the North West list

Kirkby Lonsdale has taken the top spot as the best place to live in the North West by The Sunday Times.

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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust recognised for its dedication to promoting the health of its workforce.

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS, has been recognised for its dedication to promoting the health and wellbeing of its workforce.

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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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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.


Trainee GPs urged to come to Cumbria

A new initiative is underway to help tackle Cumbria's GP shortage, encouraging trainees from London to work in the region.

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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.

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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.


People and views keep Cumbrians smiling

​A study has found that being close to friends and family – and a sense of community – are among the things that keep people in Cumbria smiling.

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Holker’s Devonshire Buildings launch new serviced apartments

The Devonshire Buildings on Barrow Island are being given a new lease of life as fully serviced apartments.

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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.

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£444,000 cash injection for Walney coastline

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of investment will be devoted to promoting the heritage and wildlife on Walney's coastline.

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Wonders of the Lake District captured in magnificent aerial shots

As spring arrived over the weekend, a tale of two seasons unfolded to the delight of Lakes visitors.

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Best beer in the North West for Cumbria’s Hawkshead Brewery

Hawkshead Brewery's Windermere Pale has been named Champion Beer of the North West.

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Cumbrian village is runner-up in national high street award

Kirkby Lonsdale is a runner up in a national competition to find the best village high street.

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Luxury spa opens in the heart of The Lake District

A state-of-the-art spa has opened on The Langdale Estate, near Ambleside.


Keswick and Ambleside among the best locations to live in Britain

The picturesque Cumbrian towns of Keswick and Ambleside feature in a survey of desirable places to live compiled by website Rightmove.

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Barrow and Dalton in list of top 10 ‘most desirable postcodes’

Cumbria boasts two of the most desirable places to live in England, according to the Royal Mail.

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Choose Cumbria & NHS Partners exhibit at major GP event

The push to bring more GPs to Cumbria is taking to the road, with Choose Cumbria and its NHS partners exhibiting at a major event in Harrogate this we

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Cumbria tops list of affordable rents

Copeland in Cumbria has topped a list of the most affordable places to rent in England.

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Go Active launched in Cumbria

A new project is launched today (Monday, August 1) to encourage more people in Cumbria to become more active.

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The Lake District named Britain’s top walking destination

The Lake District in Cumbria is officially the most popular destination for walking in Britain, according to a new survey by Ordnance Survey.