• Readers react to 'wonderful news' of indie shop's expansion

    WE shared the news that a popular Carlisle business has confirmed that it will move to a new location later this year. Castle Chocolates, a luxury chocolate shop in the heart of the city centre, has been providing sweet treats to the people of 

  • See the best News & Star Camera Club pictures

    Here are the best News & Star Camera Club images shared by members. These are the top three. Craig Slater's image looking towards St Bees from Nethertown station. Craig Slater's image looking towards St Bees from Nethertown station (Image

  • A glimpse into the future of tourism

    A HIGH-PROFILE line-up of speakers is taking shape for one of the showpiece events of the 50th anniversary year. Cumbria Tourism is teaming up with English Lakes Hotels Resorts and Venues to bring a prestigious summit focusing on innovation

  • Georgian-style mansion now on the market

    A Georgian-style mansion, in the Lambley Bank area of Scotby near Carlisle, is now on the market. Eden House is a five-bedroom property that incorporates a one-bedroom annex with independent accessibility. With almost 5,000 square feet of living

  • Lake District school where happiness equals success

    Keswick School is in a unique position overlooking the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site. Touted as one of the best ‘gold-star non-fee-paying schools in the land’, we regularly feature as one of the top performers in NW England in the Telegraph

  • £4.25 million property with 11-bedroom appears on the market

    AN 11 bedroom property in Penrith costing £4,250,000 has hit the market in Penrith. The property named The Nunnery is located in the Eden Valley, close to the village of Kirkoswald. The property sits in an elevated yet sheltered position, set back

  • Looking back at the city's hotels throughout the years

    IN this edition of nostalgia, we are looking back at memories from the Crown and Mitre Hotel in Carlisle throughout the years.  The iconic building that stands in Carlisle dates back to 1905.  The website for the hotel says: "The Crown and

  • Thrash metal band Xentrix to rock The Brickyard this November

    Thrash metal band Xentrix will play Carlisle in November as part of their UK tour. The band, formed in 1985 by guitar player, Chris Astley, is set to celebrate their 35th anniversary with a tour across the UK. Xentrix, renowned within the British

  • Improvement works officially underway on English Street

    Work has officially started on Carlisle's southern entrance to create a more vibrant area with road closures and bus route changes set to take place in the future.  Cumberland Council is working with Story Contracting to improve the area around

  • Benidorm star to headline gig later this year

    A comedy actor known for appearing on Benidorm will headline a gig later this year. Crissy Rock, who portrayed Janey York in the long-running summer holiday sitcom Benidorm, and debuted in Ken Loache’s 1994 film Ladybird Ladybird, is hitting the

  • Cumbria's LGBT community voices election hopes

    IN the lead-up to the general election, people from Cumbria’s LGBT community have offered their thoughts, pitches, and wishes for the next load of MPs who will represent the county. Many of Cumbria’s parliamentary candidates have spoken much on

  • Runners pass through Penrith and Carlisle on 1k mile journey

    A group of runners are passing through Penrith and Carlisle as they travel 1,000 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats. The 25 runners are taking part in Run Britannia, and will pass through the towns on June 21 and June 22. This fully supported

  • Firefighters to run car crash 'demonstration' at carnival

    Firefighters will be running a car crash demonstration at a carnival later today. Wigton Fire Station firefighters said the demonstration will happen at Barton Laws field between 2pm and 3pm for Wigton Carnival. It will be a chance for people

  • Mountain rescuers train vital skills on the fells

    Mountain rescuers recently did a training exercise, practising techniques used to save lives on the fells. Penrith Mountain Rescue Team (PMRT) said their training, on Wednesday, June 19, involved practising their technique when lowering a stretcher

  • Managing director to share success at networking event

    The managing director of one of Cumbria’s fastest-growing businesses will share his formula for success at Carlisle Youth Zone Business Breakfast. Nicky Gordon founded Genesis Homes in Penrith in 2017. The business has grown from building 10 homes