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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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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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Cumbrian inn awarded five-star status

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


£5m boost to start international passenger flights from Carlisle Airport

Carlisle Airport is to get a multi-million pound boost to bring international passenger flights to Cumbria.


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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£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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Hotel group teams up with top chef to launch culinary academy

A leading hotel group is serving up a new recipe to inspire young people to forge a career in the hospitality sector.

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Lake District hotel to create 30 jobs after £16m revamp

A total of 30 new jobs will be created at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa near Ambleside once its latest renovations are completed.

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£16m revamp for Low Wood

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is set for a new look in 2017 with a major refurbishment and new build.

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Hotel group develops new training programme

English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues has joined forces with Kendal College to develop a qualification for people pursuing a career in hospitality.


Cumbria’s Tour of Britain stage launched

The world's top cyclists, including Bradley Wiggins, will return to Cumbria to take on a challenging route through The Lakes for the Tour of Britain.

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English Lakes Hotels triumphs at Cumbria Tourism Awards

English Lakes Hotels, Resorts and Venues took home a Cumbria Tourism Award last night (Wednesday, June 22) for the Waterhead at Ambleside.

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Cumbria Tourism Awards winners to be crowned in Cartmel

Partners of Choose Cumbria are among the finalists for the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2016, which take place tonight (Wednesday, June 22).

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Cumbrian firms triumph at Family Business Awards

Three Cumbrian firms triumphed at the prestigious Family Business of the Year Awards on Thursday, June 2.

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New route to China will boost Cumbria’s economy

Direct flights from Manchester to China will deliver a major boost to Cumbria, says the director of the county's Local Enterprise Partnership.


Images of The Lake District lead national tourism campaign

Striking photos of Wastwater in The Lake District have been used to boost a multi-million pound tourism campaign.

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Boost to market Lake District to China

Cumbria is ready for take off as part of a marketing campaign to raise the profile of the region in China.


Finalists announced for Cumbria Tourism Awards 2016

Partners of Choose Cumbria have been named among the finalists for the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2016.

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High hopes for more Chinese visitors to Cumbria

Cumbria is hoping to welcome more visitors from China when Hainan Airlines starts direct flights from Beijing to Manchester next month (June).

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Hopes for more Japanese visitors to The Lakes after operator tour

More Japanese tourists could be heading to the Lake District following a visit by specialist tour operators.