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Kendal is calling: line-up for Cumbria’s biggest festival revealed

Cumbria’s biggest festival has revealed its line-up for this summer, with an eclectic collection of acts filling the bill.

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'Lake District is my sanctuary' says TV and film star Steve Coogan

TV and film star Steve Coogan paid a trip to Ulverston to promote his new biopic ‘Stan & Ollie’ detailing the life of comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.

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Global superstar Sir Cliff Richard is set to perform in south Cumbria

The UK’s most successful hitmaker will be heading to Cartmel Races to perform live at an open-air concert on Friday June 28.

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'We will shout about how great the region is'

The best of Allerdale is on the move to Manchester as part of an event that will show off how it can become a major part of the Northern Powerhouse.

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Bender UK supports Sandside Lodge School

Bender UK raised £1,000 to go towards a new playground at the special school.


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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Global comic superstar helps to change perceptions of Cumbria

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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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Chilli Festival returns to Holker for more fiery fun

The hottest event of the year is back in Cumbria as Holker Chilli Festival returns for a fourth year this September.

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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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Cumbrian inn awarded five-star status

A highly popular Lake District inn has attained 5-star status from AA Hotel & Hospitality Services.

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Multi sports club to keep children active over summer

Furness College has launched a new multi sports holiday club for 6-12 year olds running at The Matchbox Sports and Fitness Centre.

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150 years of Barrow port celebrated

The community of Barrow has been invited to Associated British Ports' celebrations to mark 150 years of the town's port.


Visitor numbers rise in Cumbria

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

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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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Sky-high fine dining launches Taste Cumbria Ulverston

Lots of laughs and a little fine dining are being planned to enhance the experience for visitors to this year’s Taste Cumbria Ulverston event.


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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Love a Challenge? Choose Cumbria

Participants in four major outdoor challenges taking place during May are being urged to conquer their career ambitions in Cumbria too.

Cumbria food and drink celebration draws in the crowds

A showcase of all that is great about food and drink in Cumbria drew in the crowds this Easter weekend.