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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.


Cumbria towns among those named safest to live in North West

A number of towns in Cumbria have been deemed the safest places in the region to live in a recent survey.

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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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Pupils get a look at future Moorside site

The company behind Cumbria's planned nuclear new build has used its education programme to let children see the proposed development site.

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Students celebrate A-level success in Cumbria

Students and staff at Barrow Sixth Form College had stars in their eyes as they celebrated another impressive year for A-level exam success.

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‘Bright’ future for Furness College after success of first year

A college has celebrated the success of its first year after merging, and promised a bright future going forward.

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South Cumbria college graded as ‘good’ overall with ‘outstanding’ features

A South Cumbria college has been graded as "good" overall with "outstanding" features.

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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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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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Trainees gather in Cumbria to shape the future of nuclear

More than 250 young nuclear professionals in Cumbria explored the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the industry at an event.

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Furness College recognised for high quality university programmes

The Barrow college scored an excellent rating for ensuring students go into highly-skilled employment after their studies.

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NCS summer of inspiration begins

Over 1,000 young people from Cumbria will take part in National Citizen Service (NCS) to develop essential skills for work and life.

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Talented brickwork students craft complex arch

Two talented Furness College construction students have created an intricate arch of crafted brickwork after being challenged by their tutors.

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GSK wins national Brathay Apprentice Challenge

A team of apprentices are the pride of Cumbria after winning a prestigious national competition.

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Final piece of Kendal College’s creative arts complex is now in place

The new state-of-the-art Wildman Street Studios will offer new and exciting production opportunities.

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Moving awareness film made by GSK apprentices spreads vital message far and wide

A deeply moving awareness film featuring the parents of an Ulverston boy who died after suffering an asthma attack is having a huge impact.


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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Lord Hutton praises college’s ‘impressive facilities’

A leading figure in Barrow’s recent history praised the ‘impressive facilities’ at Furness College as he returned for his first tour.

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GSK Ulverston apprentices go back to school to inspire next generation

Aspiring young professionals are going back to school to deliver a series of presentations about their career development.

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Barrow college to launch art centre of excellence

A Barrow college is to launch a centre of excellence for art and design.

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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.