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Ian and Sue Rainford, owners of Brickhouse Farm Cottages in Hambleton, winners of the Lancashire Tourism Award for Family Business, have now been named amongst the 10 finalists in the running for the title of VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2024, the winner of which will be decided by public vote. Public voting is now open to […]

The owners of firms in Kendal are being offered the opportunity to gain expert advice about how to grow their businesses. The free ‘Six steps to grow your business’ seminar is being organised and funded by the town’s Business Improvement District (BID). It will be hosted by business growth coach Rob MacDonald, of Action COACH […]

A new community rugby pitch has officially opened ahead of the start of the season.  The floodlit rugby pitch and training area at Common Edge Community Sports Village completes the £6m investment in the new facility.   To celebrate the launch of the new pitch, Wigan Warriors brought the Super League trophy down a training session […]

A man from Scunthorpe has been charged with 13 shoplifting offences committed in the South Lakes area and Keswick. Catalin Serban, 41 of Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe was charged with 13 counts of theft. The offences are alleged to have taken place between January 2023 and January 2024. Serban is due to appear before South Cumbria […]

Staff on Furness General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) were delighted to receive a significant upgrade in training capabilities, thanks to a generous donation from the community. Margaret Shepherd stayed in the ICU for two weeks, and following her return home, her loved ones organised a raffle to raise money for the unit. With support […]

Cumbrian Councils, bus operators and partners have joined forces to drive positive change to bus services across the county. On Friday 9 February, the Enhanced Partnership Forum met for the first time where over 30 representatives from Westmorland and Furness Council, Cumberland Council, Stagecoach, independent bus operators and partners including Cumbria Tourism, took part in round-table […]

A passion for business has helped a south Cumbrian entrepreneur create a thriving cleaning company. Now Maggie Ptasinska, company director of Housekeeping Club, wants to expand the business, move to new, larger premises and increase the size of its vehicle fleet. Her ambitions go even further. “Ultimately, I would like Housekeeping Club to be seen […]

An ‘Innovating for Success’ grant of £19,500 from Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is helping the owners of Muncaster Castle achieve their ambition to become the UK’s first carbon-zero castle. It is Ewan Frost-Pennington, as Operation Director, aim to make his 800 year old family home and 800-hectare estate a sustainable enterprise. An important part of […]

A conference dedicated to promoting physical and mental wellbeing in children and young people in Cumbria is taking place in Penrith in March. Organised by Active Cumbria, Primary school head teachers and PE Leads are being invited to attend ‘Physical Activity and Movement – The Curriculum and Beyond’ which will feature keynote speaker presentations as […]

Work has officially started to transform one of the town’s locally listed buildings into a thriving business hub. Located in the town centre, Stanley Buildings will be converted into a modern, vibrant business hub for start-ups and growing small businesses. The £7.5m project will see the historic 1930’s art deco building converted into 44 offices […]