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A Virgin train in the Lake District.

The Cumbrian Spirit unveiled by Andrew Hunter from Grasmere Gingerbread while Anna Doran, general manager of Virgin Trains, looks on.

Ian Stephens, of Cumbria Tourism.


          A Virgin train in the Lake District.
A Virgin train in the Lake District.
Record number of journeys from London to Cumbria
Railway operator Virgin Trains has recorded a record number of journeys between London and Cumbria in the last year.

The 10th anniversary Noel Daley ride out

Noel Daley

 The 10th anniversary Noel Daley ride out
The 10th anniversary Noel Daley ride out
Hundreds turn out to honour moving legacy of crash tragedy Carlisle biker
Ten years after the death of a popular Cumbrian biker, an annual bike run held in his memory is growing in size.

Molly and Jackson Young take part in a Easter egg hunt.

Tilda Hollins and Sophia Bouguila take part in a Easter egg hunt.

The crowds at Taste Cumbria festival Kirkby Londsdale.

Easter Princess Party at Darling Manor in Whitehaven.

Easter fun. Lakes village of Pooley Bridge busy with visitors on Easter Sunday

MARCH 14th 2017. DAVID HOLLINS

Easter fun.

Lambs gambolling in the fields around the Lakes village of Pooley Bridge

MARCH 14th 2017. DAVID HOLLINS

Easter fun. A good turn out for the Easter Junior Parkrun at Bitts Park in Carlisle.

Eleanor Grimshaw (L) and twin sister Isobel from Carlisle before the run

MARCH 14th 2017. DAVID HOLLINS

Easter fun. A good turn out for the Easter Junior Parkrun at Bitts Park in Carlisle

MARCH 14th 2017. DAVID HOLLINS

Easter fun. A good turn out for the Easter Junior Parkrun at Bitts Park in Carlisle

MARCH 14th 2017. DAVID HOLLINS

Easter fun.

Vistors enjoy a day out in the Lakes village of Pooley Bridge.

Mervyn Evans and Kerry Nicholls with daughter Maddie from Carlisle feed the ducks

MARCH 14th 2017. DAVID HOLLINS

Easter fun.

Vistors enjoy a day out in the Lakes village of Pooley Bridge.

A couple walk along the shoreline

MARCH 14th 2017. DAVID HOLLINS

Easter fun.

Vistors enjoy a day out in the Lakes village of Pooley Bridge.

The Ullswater steamers pull into the jetty

MARCH 14th 2017. DAVID HOLLINS

Easter fun.

Vistors enjoy a day out in the Lakes village of Pooley Bridge.

The Ullswater steamers pull into the jetty

MARCH 14th 2017. DAVID HOLLINS

Easter fun.

Vistors enjoy a day out in the Lakes village of Pooley Bridge.

MARCH 14th 2017. DAVID HOLLINS

Easter fun.

Vistors enjoy a day out in the Lakes village of Pooley Bridge.

Pooley Bridge Inn

MARCH 14th 2017. DAVID HOLLINS

Easter fun.

Vistors enjoy a day out in the Lakes village of Pooley Bridge.

Angler Chris Parker from the Penrith Anglers club fishes for brown trout.

MARCH 14th 2017. DAVID HOLLINS

Easter Fun at the Beacon in Whitehaven. pic MIKE McKENZIE 16th April 2017 Andrew Kelly from Cleator Moor has fun with his son Rory as they play in the pirate room at the Beacon during their Easter weekend visit. pic Mike McKenzie

 Molly and Jackson Young take part in a Easter egg hunt.
Molly and Jackson Young take part in a Easter egg hunt.
Thousands enjoy the Easter weekend in Cumbria
Thousands of people made the most of the first bank holiday of the year which brought a boost to Cumbria's economy.

Noel Daley

Last year's ride-out

 Noel Daley
Noel Daley
Motorbike memorial run marks decade since Noel's death
Ten years after a motorbiker was killed in an accident, his friends and family will gather to complete the journey he never got to finish.
Johnny Vegas drops in for a pint in Cumbria pub
Comedian Johnny Vegas dropped in for a pint at the newly refurbished Crown Inn in Pooley Bridge today.
Walkers to retrace Wordsworth's steps in Cumbrian Fair Trade hike
Walkers will retrace the steps of William Wordsworth along the daffodil-covered banks of Ullswater which inspired his most famous work.

Police made two arrests on Tuesday

 Police made two arrests on Tuesday
Police made two arrests on Tuesday
Police condemn domestic violence after two arrests
Cumbria Police has repeated its zero tolerance approach to domestic violence after two men were arrested.

The Supermoon seen at the Castlerigg Stone Circle

Lady of The Lake sails on lake Ullswater

Hadrian's Wall view from Birdoswald Fort

 The Supermoon seen at the Castlerigg Stone Circle
The Supermoon seen at the Castlerigg Stone Circle
Lake District comes out top in UK's favourite free attractions
The Lake District has been named as the number one free tourist attraction in the UK.
Prince Charles fund gives cash backing to Cumbria's floods fightback
Prince Charles is continuing to throw his weight behind Cumbria's fightback from the floods.

Clough Head

 Clough Head
Clough Head
Mystery of Lake District's Policeman Crag solved
An age-old mystery has been solved after an amateur historian finally discovered why a rugged rock face in the Lake District is known as Policeman Crag.

Steve Martin

 Steve Martin
Steve Martin
Time capsule reveals redeveloped north Cumbrian pub's secrets
The secret history of a Cumbrian pub has been unveiled by builders who have unearthed a time capsule buried more than 50 years ago.

The courtyard garden with bright colours inspired by the Mexican architect Luis Barragán

Pauline Bunting serves afternoon tea to Airbnb guests at her Watermillock home

High Barton at Watermillock

Pictures of friends and family in the basement

Cushions by Designers Guild

Most of Pauline’s glass collection was bought from a monthly flea market held in Pooley Bridge village hall

A turquoise ‘fizz gel’ chair from Lakeland Furniture bought online

Pauline used fabrics from Designers Guild for her sitting area. The chandelier was made for a former home in London

Pauline chose an aqua colour for the exterior woodwork to stand out and to pick up some of the colours in the stonework

Designers Guild wallpaper in Sam’s former bedroom

The sitting room with an Ikea sofa, bought 30 years ago in Sweden and a table that Pauline brought from London and altered with a larger top

A corrugated iron rabbit by New Zealand artist Alan Waters; picture by the New Zealand-based Finnish artist Sirpa Alalääkkölä

Light fitting by Satu Interiors of Penrith

Pauline likes to keep the three clocks, which she bought from Woolworths, on UK, New York and New Zealand times

Airbnb guests’ room with bed from Ikea and bedding from The Linen Works

Airbnb guests are treated to tea in the garden

Sideboard from Impact Furniture Services and painted by Pauline, armchair bought online from Pink Apple Designs

Designers Guild fabrics in Pauline’s smaller sitting room

Keepsakes including a Korean figure

Pauline’s Steinway grand piano was sourced by her daughter’s music teacher

The painted cabinet once housed a record player

Lamp from Habitat, silver vase and beaded candlesticks from Julie Shead at Satu Interiors in Penrith and black and white print of Pauline’s daughter, Sam Bunting

Pauline uses inexpensive mirrors throughout her home

Pauline Bunting had her home at Watermillock built after falling in love with the setting

 The courtyard garden with bright colours inspired by the Mexican architect Luis Barragán
The courtyard garden with bright colours inspired by the Mexican architect Luis Barragán
Cumbrian cottage transformed into technicolour dream home
Pauline Bunting's home near Pooley Bridge displays her passion for colour set against a backdrop of lake and fell views

Divers inspecting Eden Bridge, Carlisle

 Divers inspecting Eden Bridge, Carlisle
Divers inspecting Eden Bridge, Carlisle
Cumbria's bridges being watched as weather worsens
Engineers are keeping a watching brief on 100 flood-hit bridges as the mammoth operation to repair the devastation of Storm Desmond continues.

Spark! will lead the procession (photo by Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

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Spark! will lead the procession (photo by Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

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 Spark! will lead the procession (photo by Danny Lawson/PA Wire)
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Spark! will lead the procession (photo by Danny Lawson/PA Wire)
Ullswater Droving to be a one-off recovery celebration
CUMBRIA'S famous Winter Droving festival returns in November, but next week sees the arrival of a new one-off event.

Torch bearers at the Winter Droving in Penrith (photo by John Burrows)

A ram's head lantern (photo by John Burrows)

A horse was one of the most memorable lanterns (photo by John Burrows)

The Drovers Cup is always a highlight (photo by John Burrows)

 Torch bearers at the Winter Droving in Penrith (photo by John Burrows)
Torch bearers at the Winter Droving in Penrith (photo by John Burrows)
Spectacular Winter Droving will return this autumn - with special bonus event
The visually-stunning spectacle that is Penrith's Winter Droving will also have a special sister event when it returns this autumn.

Floods charity changes name to reflect expanding work

 Floods charity changes name to reflect expanding work
Floods charity changes name to reflect expanding work
Floods charity's expansion prompts new name
A vital floods charity set up during Storm Desmond is changing its name to reflect its expanding aid work.

The team raising money for Hospice at Home West Cumbria

From left, Natalie Rutherford, Chris Graham, Charlotte Irving and Louise Miles

Runners cross the Tyne Bridge

The Red Arrows fly over the Tyne Bridge

The Red Arrows flying over the Tyne Bridge

 The team raising money for Hospice at Home West Cumbria
The team raising money for Hospice at Home West Cumbria
Great North Run: Cumbria's runners and their times
Storm troopers, Avengers, dinosaurs and hairy fairies were among the 57, 000 runners who took part in the Great North Run.

Leading in Kendal is Steve Cummings with race winner Julien Vermote close behind

Tour of Britain riders in Carlisle

Tour of Britain riders in Carlisle

Rachel Iley and Ceri Iley on the Millennium Bridge for the Tour of Britain stage

Tour of Britain riders in Carlisle

Sir Bradley Wiggins meets a young fan in Carlisle

Sit Bradley Wiggins signs an autograph

Sir Bradley Wiggins crosses the line after stage one of the 2016 Tour of Britain yesterday

In Grasmere, then tour leader Andre Greipel (yellow jersey) won the sprint on Broadgate

Sir Bradley Wiggins heading out of Ambleside

The peloton chasing the leading group on Broadgate, Grasmere

 Leading in Kendal is Steve Cummings with race winner Julien Vermote close behind
Leading in Kendal is Steve Cummings with race winner Julien Vermote close behind
Riders power through Cumbria on stage 2 of Tour of Britain
Belgian Julien Vermote won today's gruelling second stage of the Tour of Britain 2016 through Cumbria.

Kathleen Greenwood fulfills lifelong dream to take a hot air balloon ride

Kathleen Greenwood

Kathleen Greenwood with pilot Chris Oxby

 Kathleen Greenwood fulfills lifelong dream to take a hot air balloon ride
Kathleen Greenwood fulfills lifelong dream to take a hot air balloon ride
Up, up and away for 100-year-old
Up, up and away!

Pooley Bridge after the devastating floods of December

 Pooley Bridge after the devastating floods of December
Pooley Bridge after the devastating floods of December
Glittering ball to raise cash for Cumbria's flood victims
The Cumbria Flood Appeal is set to get a new boost as a leading hotel looks to raise thousands of pounds at an autumn ball next month.

Coffee break: Luke Jackson to share success with customers

Banger boost: Cranstons food hall at Orton Grange near Carlisle

 Coffee break: Luke Jackson to share success with customers
Coffee break: Luke Jackson to share success with customers
Cream of Cumbrian produce recognised at Great Taste Awards
More than 30 Cumbrian food and drink products picked up gongs at this year's Great Taste Awards.

Launch of the Tour of Britain 2016 cycle race in Carlisle. Cumbria will host Stage Two on September 5th as the popular cycle race passes through the region. Tour of Britain mascot Toby: 27 July 2016 STUART WALKER 50085129F000.JPG

Tour of Britain Cumbria stage Kirkstone Inn The top of the Struggle at the Kirkstone Inn and the launch of the Tour of Britain stage in Cumbria on Tuesday July 5th 2016. Holding the stage map is Richard Leafe Chief Executive of Lake District National Park Authority with Team Pedal Heaven riders Jack Pullar (right) and James Gullen.pic John Story

 Launch of the Tour of Britain 2016 cycle race in Carlisle. Cumbria will host Stage Two on September 5th as the popular cycle race passes through the region. Tour of Britain mascot Toby: 27 July 2016 STUART WALKER 50085129F000.JPG
Launch of the Tour of Britain 2016 cycle race in Carlisle. Cumbria will host Stage Two on September 5th as the popular cycle race passes through the region. Tour of Britain mascot Toby: 27 July 2016 STUART WALKER 50085129F000.JPG
Carlisle launches its Tour of Britain stage
DETAILS have emerged of how Carlisle will kick off stage two of the Tour of Britain - the country's biggest free sporting event.

The Ullswater Steamer Lady Wakefield

 The Ullswater Steamer Lady Wakefield
The Ullswater Steamer Lady Wakefield
Emotional return for steamer beached by Storm Desmond
One of Cumbria’s iconic Ullswater Steamers, that was beached after ripping free of its moorings during the storms and floods, will sail again today.

Damage: The bridge over the River Eamont hit by the floods

 Damage: The bridge over the River Eamont hit by the floods
Damage: The bridge over the River Eamont hit by the floods
‘Quick wins’ form part of flood plan
Two communities have heard how action will be taken to address the impact of flooding, following the publication of two investigative reports.

Bay Search and Rescue were deployed in Carlisle after Storm Desmond

 Bay Search and Rescue were deployed in Carlisle after Storm Desmond
Bay Search and Rescue were deployed in Carlisle after Storm Desmond
Cost of floods revealed – and where Cumbria council spent money
Details of emergency spending, totalling £4.8 million, to get flood-hit Cumbria back on its feet have been revealed.

Sharrow Bay Hotel

The Lakes Distillery

Windermere Lake Cruises

 Sharrow Bay Hotel
Sharrow Bay Hotel
Tourism award finalists revealed
THE new Lakes Distillery, Ullswater's iconic Sharrow Bay Hotel and Windermere Lake Cruises are among the finalists for the Cumbria Tourism Awards.

Noel Daley ride out

Noel Daley ride out

Noel Daley ride out

Noel Daley ride out

Noel Daley ride out

Noel Daley ride out

Noel Daley ride out

Noel Daley ride out

 Noel Daley ride out
Noel Daley ride out
250 motorcyclists turn out for annual Noel Daley memorial ride-out
An annual fundraiser in memory of Carlisle biker Noel Daley saw about 250 motorcyclists ride out.

The Noel Daley Memorial Bike Ride last year

 The Noel Daley Memorial Bike Ride last year
The Noel Daley Memorial Bike Ride last year
Motorcyclists set to finish friend's last uncompleted ride 
HUNDREDS of motorbikers are preparing to finish their friend’s last journey from Carlisle to Pooley Bridge, which Noel Daley never completed.

Yanwath school pupils line the street at Pooley Bridge

Prince Charles at Pooley Bridge

Prince Charles at Pooley Bridge

The Prince at Pooley Bridge with Claire Hensman and Miles MacInnes, chair of Barton council

Prince Charles at Pooley Bridge

Prince Charles greets pupils from Yanwath Primary School at Pooley Bridge

Prince Charles at Ullswater Community College

Prince Charles at Ullswater Community College

Prince Charles at Ullswater Community College

Prince Charles at Ullswater Community College

The Prince of Wales at Rookin House, Troutbeck

Prince Charles visited Rookin House, Troutbeck

Prince Charles by Derwentwater

Prince Charles meets the Calvert Trust team and a decorated model sheep

Prince Charles meets representatives from the tourism industry during his visit to Keswick

Prince Charles meets Allerdale council chief executive Ian Frost and mayor of Allerdale Len Davies

Prince Charles with some of shepherd Joe Relph's Herdwick sheep and a decorated model sheep that is part of the Go Herdwick Calvert Trust Public Art Trail

 Yanwath school pupils line the street at Pooley Bridge
Yanwath school pupils line the street at Pooley Bridge
Prince Charles in Cumbria
THE Prince of Wales brought a north Cumbrian secondary school to a halt this morning on his first stop on a tour of the county.

Carlisle Cricket Club has been broken in to three times since it was flooded. Chairman Mike Rayson, right, and vice chairman David Reed

 Carlisle Cricket Club has been broken in to three times since it was flooded. Chairman Mike Rayson, right, and vice chairman David Reed
Carlisle Cricket Club has been broken in to three times since it was flooded. Chairman Mike Rayson, right, and vice chairman David Reed
Looters have struck at flood-hit properties 31 times since start of year - Cumbria police
POLICE say they are winning the battle to stop crooks from targeting flood-hit homes and businesses - but looters have still struck more than 30 times since the turn of the year.