As part of the Cumberland Building Societies’ #GrinUpNorth! campaign I was invited to think about a place in Cumbria I would like to profile – not an easy task to pick just one!

From the coast to the Pennines, wildernesses to towns and our only city, Carlisle, I...

After a challenging two years and an uncertain future, two popular roller derby teams have now found a new home, giving them a regular training venue...
Wolfen Mill, Preston and Staffield Hall in Penrith, two country retreat, luxury holiday apartments have been put to the open market by leisure propert...
This autumn Lakes Culture brings you a colourful and creative season of art about comics, colour and the environment, theatre about Cumbria, China and...
This summer Lakes Culture has a sizzling series of art, theatre and musical performances to inspire and satisfy the biggest cultural appetite in the L...
Environment Minister Rory Stewart is urging all would-be walkers and have-a-go-hikers to visit their nearest National Park or public woodland this Ban...
The Jennings Keswick Jazz Festival celebrates its silver jubilee in 2016 with a four-day jazz extravaganza featuring some of the very best UK and inte...
The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting has uncovered some of the UK’s most original theatre voices. Alan Harris’ How My Light is Spent won the Judges’ Award in the 2015 Bruntwood Prize, and Theatre by...
Threlkeld Village hall is delighted to be welcoming back Tayo Aluko on 21st April with his new critically acclaimed drama ‘Just an Ordinary Lawyer'.  Tayo’s previous visit to Threlkeld was in...
William Wordsworth and the Lake District are like bread and butter, naturally going together – and what better place to host the World Premiere of the new play about the English poet, William...
We have only a few months to go before the spring sets in and the world turns once again. It may seem that until that time actually arrives, there’s not much you can do about your garden and while...