• New luxury Highgate Cabins launched by Hutton John Estate

    Hutton John Estate in the northern Lakes has launched Highgate Cabins, adding to its selection of accommodation.  Nearby to Ullswater, Highgate Cabins are a collection of four cabins set within and around the woodland on the historic, family-owned

  • Positive feedback following investment in children’s A&E

    INVESTMENT in paediatric A&E departments in north Cumbria has been welcomed by patients and staff, who say the facilities allow them to cater for 'more complex needs'.  Back in 2020 the trust opened a specialist paediatric area in the Cumberland

  • Everything you need to know about Citadel redevelopment plans

    EVERYTHING you need to know about the major redevelopment of Carlisle’s historic Citadels into a University of Cumbria campus... Carlisle City Council’s development panel met on Friday, unanimously voting to approve the redevelopment of the Grade

  • Tribute paid to inspirational auctioneer

    LEADING auctioneering company Harrison & Hetherington has named its main pedigree auction ring after David Thomlinson, an auctioneering legend who was tragically killed on his farm three years ago. A plaque bearing the words ‘Ring 3 The David Thomlinson

  • MD appointed for H&H Land & Estates

    CARLISLE-based H&H Group have appointed Mark Johnson to the role of Managing Director of H&H Land & Estates. Mark will lead the development, direction, and performance of H&H Land & Estates including building and executing its strategic

  • Fined for assaulting woman

    A CARLISLE man has been fined after magistrates convicted him of assaulting a woman. Michael Marwood, 34, had pleaded not guilty to an assault by beating, committed in Penrith on April 23, according to the prosecution. He argued his case during

  • Man had Class B drugs in his possession

    A man has admitted possessing two Class B drugs. Andrew Pell, 40, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing a controlled drug of Class B. Pell had a quantity of Pregabalin and Diazepam in his possession, on July 16, in

  • Funding secured to create 'resilient' forest in Cumbria

    FUNDING has been secured for 'community forests' across the UK, with one in Cumbria. The investment from the Government aims to create woodlands more resilient to climate change and natural hazards like wildfires, storms and floods. England

  • Key decisions set to be made by leaders of the new authority

    KEY decisions and considerations for leading councillors of Cumberland in the coming weeks include setting the budget, whether a parish council will be created in Stanwix and the council tax reduction scheme. Cumberland Council is set to govern

  • Disruption to council's helpline during tech upgrade

    THE COUNCIL is making the public aware that its customer service helpline will not be available from this afternoon and throughout the weekend, due to a necessary technical upgrade. An essential upgrade to Carlisle City Council’s telephone system

  • Q&A sessions to be held on council overhaul

    PUBLIC questions and answer sessions covering the reorganisation of Cumbria’s councils will be held in the coming weeks to keep the public informed. A report produced on the process to reorganise Cumbria into two new council areas will be discussed

  • Road closed in both directions following crash

    THE A66 is closed in both directions at Baron's Hill near Penrith due to a collision. Emergency services are at the scene. According to Cumbria Police, the closure may remain in place for a number of hours. They urged motorists to avoid

  • Simmo: Why our recruitment still isn't done at Carlisle United

    Paul Simpson says his summer recruitment still isn’t done at Carlisle United. The Blues have bolstered their squad in recent days but the manager says he is still seeking competition in certain positions. Simpson wants to bring in further competition

  • Released Carlisle United frontman signs for new club

    Former Carlisle United striker Lewis Alessandra has linked up with a new club. The experienced forward has signed for Northern Premier League Premier Division outfit South Shields. The move will see Alessandra playing under Sunderland goalscoring

  • Removals firm gets hefty fine for overloading offence

    A REMOVALS firm whose van was stopped for being overloaded as it was driven on the M6 near Carlisle has been fined. The city’s Rickergate court heard that the Saturn Removals Limited vehicle was stopped as it drove along the motorway at Todhills

  • Banned from contacting woman for 28 days

    A WHITEHAVEN man has been given a 28-day domestic violence protection order, banning him from contacting a woman. Michael Newell, 39, of Queen Street, who was represented by defence lawyer Chris Toms during the hearing before magistrates in Carlisle

  • REVIEW: The long-awaited return of the Rocket Theatre Group

    Fairy tales have a happy ending and for the young performers of Carlisle’s Rocket Theatre Group and their audiences their two-night run of Into the Woods has been just that. The company’s first stage production for three years, due to a Covid enforced

  • Do you feature in any of these pictures from Kendal Calling?

    AS Kendal Calling has been and gone for another year, we looked back through our archives at photos from past years and all the fun from the fields. Kendal Calling is a music festival, which despite the name is now held annually at Lowther Deer

  • Councillors asked to approve changes at district farm

    PLANS have been submitted to the city council which if approved, would see the demolition of a single storey property and a two-storey barn, making way for a new two storey dwelling with detached garage. Carlisle City Council has received the proposal

  • George GREGSON

    GREGSON George It is with great sadness we inform you George sadly died after a short illness on Thursday 28th July 2022, with his wife by his side at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, George aged 58 years. Dearly beloved husband of Sandra, much

  • Caroline DIXON

    DIXON Caroline Peacefully at the Cumberland Infirmary on Wednesday 27th July 2022, with her daughters by her side. Carol aged 83 years. A loving and adored mam of Joanne and Judith, dear mother-in-law of Neil and the late Tony. Much loved and devoted

  • Thomas JACKSON

    JACKSON Thomas The family of the late Thomas Jackson would like to thank all relatives and friends for their kind messages of sympathy, cards and donations received for Parkinson's UK. Special thanks to Riverside Court Care Home, Maryport, for the kindness

  • James Alexander Morrison CHAPMAN

    CHAPMAN James Alexander Morrison (known as Morris) Peacefully at the Cumberland Infirmary on Wednesday 27th July 2022, Morris aged 83 years. Devoted husband of Hazel, beloved brother-in-law of Carole and Allan Lewthwaite, Morris will be sadly missed by

  • Linda BELL

    BELL Linda Peacefully at Eden Valley Hospice on Thursday 28th July 2022 following a short illness fought with courage and humour, Linda aged 65 years. Beloved wife of the late Keith, dearly loved mam of Roger, Lewis and Jason, mother-in-law of Michelle

  • Edna TICKELL

    TICKELL Edna (nee Hines) Peacefully at The Cumberland Infirmary on Friday 29th July with her loving daughter by her side Edna aged 89 years. Devoted wife of the late Clive, much loved mother of Julie and Gary and special friend to her son-in-law Richard

  • Jeffrey and Margaret Beardsley

    BEARDSLEY Jeffrey and Margaret Congratulations on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary on 4th August 2022 With love from all the family

  • Jackie MURRAY

    MURRAY Jackie (John) Marjory, Stephen, Andrew and families wish to thank all friends, neighbours and family for all the kind expressions of sympathy received. Special thanks to Rev Stephen Robertson and Ian Blair Undertaker for their help and guidance

  • Mary SMITH

    SMITH Mary Peacefully on Friday 29th July, Mary a beloved wife of the late Cyril, a sister, auntie and sister-in-law. Funeral service to be held at Carlisle Crematorium on Friday 12th August at 12:20pm. All enquiries to George Hudson & Sons Funeral Directors

  • Frank GRAY

    GRAY Frank Peacefully at the Cumberland Infirmary, Frank aged 93 years, A devoted husband to the late Mary, loving father to Susan and Ruth, father-in-law to Joe and Mike. A caring grandad to Laura, Peter and great-grandad to Megan, Kieran, Taylor, Nathan

  • margaret BYERS

    BYERS On 21st July 2022, peacefully at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, Margaret in her 87th year, formerly of Woodrouffe Terr, Carlisle, a dear mother, mother- in-law and sister who will be sadly missed. Funeral service at Roucan Loch Crematorium

  • Lois Maureen HILL

    HILL Lois Maureen Sadly at home on Wednesday 27th July 2022. Lois aged 89 years. Much loved wife of the late Ian, devoted mam of Elisabeth, loved mother-in-law of Leslie, amazing grandma of Amy and Matthew, proud great-grandma of Arthur and George, dear

  • Margaret "Daphne" WOODHOUSE

    WOODHOUSE Margaret "Daphne" (nee Trimble) Peacefully at her daughter's home in Hampshire on 22nd July, aged 90. Beloved daughter of the late Steuart and Mary Trimble of Dalston, sister to Valerie and David, wife of the late Lt Col. John Woodhouse MC,

  • Roberta CLARK

    CLARK Roberta William wishes to sincerely thank all family, friends and neighbour's for all their kindness and support, the many cards, flowers and donations which he has received following his recent sad bereavement.


    HINSELWOOD On 23rd July 2022 peacefully at Bankfoot House, Moffat, Sheila in her 91st year (formerly of Knowe Road, Carlisle) beloved wife of the late Tom. Funeral service private.

  • James Shadrach (Jim) VARAH

    VARAH James Shadrach (Jim) 8th August 2021. A year has passed and nothing feels the same without you Dad. You taught us everything except how to live without you. Forever loved and never forgotten. James, Samantha, Nick and families.

  • James Gibson OLIVER

    OLIVER James Gibson "(Jim, ex BT)" Peacefully at the Cumberland Infirmary on Friday 29 July aged 69. Jim much loved and admired husband of Jane, father of his treasured daughter Jennie, brother of David and Stephen, cousin of Anne, a dear brother-in-law

  • Freda SEWELL

    SEWELL Freda Linda, Andrew and families would like to thank all friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards, flowers and donations after their sad bereavement. Special thanks to all Nurses and Carers at Kingston Court Care Home

  • Thomas Lightfoot CONNELL

    CONNELL Thomas Lightfoot Peacefully at Bank House Farm on Friday 29th July 2022, Thomas aged 89 years. Dearly loved brother of Cyril and the late Irene. Thomas will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral service to be held at St. Michael's Church, Burgh

  • David MURRAY

    MURRAY David Louise, Margaret, Anne and family of the late David sincerely thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy received at this sad time. Thank you to the staff of the ITU Ward at the Cumberland Infirmary

  • Mabel POLLOCK

    POLLOCK Mabel (nee Davidson) Peacefully at home on Friday 29th July 2022, Mabel aged 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Bill, dearly loved sister, sister-in-law, auntie, great-auntie, great-great-auntie and a good friend to many. Funeral service to be

  • William LONGCAKE

    LONGCAKE William David Peacefully at Workington Community Hospital on Saturday 30th July 2022 with his family by his side. Bill aged 95 years. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth, a dearly loved dad, granda and great-granda. A private service will be

  • Jean AIREY

    AIREY Jean Peacefully at Blackwell Vale Care Home on Sunday 31st July 2022, Jean aged 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Eric and a cherished sister of Harry. Jean will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Christ

  • Thomas SLATER

    SLATER Thomas Peacefully at home on Thursday 28th July 2022, Tom aged 68 years. Dearly loved husband of Sarah, loving dad, father-in-law and granda. Dear brother and uncle. A funeral service and interment to be held at St Cuthbert's Church Plumbland on


    OLIPHANT Anne nee Wallace Widow of the late Bill and mother of Miles and Tracey and the late Michael and family, died 31st July 2022 aged 96 years. Funeral service at St. Mary's Church, Stapleton on Friday 12th August at 11.30am. Family flowers only please

  • James Shadrach (Jim) VARAH

    VARAH James Shadrach (Jim) Precious memories of the love and life of Jim. A treasured husband, dad, grandad and great-grandad who died 8th August 2021. I miss you. I miss your voice, I miss your smile, I miss your cheek, I miss your jokes, I miss your

  • Elizabeth (Betty) BIRRELL

    BIRRELL Elizabeth 'Betty' Peacefully at Virginia Lodge Care Home on Wednesday the 27th July 2022, Betty, aged 98 years, beloved wife of the late Harry, dearly loved mam of Christine, Eileen and June, much loved gran of Thomas, Robert and Harriet and great-gran

  • Stephen O'DONOHOE

    O'DONOHOE Stephen 10th August 2021 Darling husband, miss you so much. Beautiful memories left by you, Are ours to treasure our whole lives through. Love you always Lesley and family xx


    TAILFORD John Gilbert Peacefully at the Cumberland Infirmary on 1st August 2022, aged 76 years. A dearly loved husband of Caroline and much loved dad of Claire, Caroline and Angela, father-in-law to Steven, Jonathan and Gary, cherished grandad of Lauren


    JEFFERSON Joan nee (Broatch) Peacefully at home on 29th July 2022 aged 82 years. A dearly loved wife of Tom, for 62 years, and a much loved mam of Barbara and Steve, mother-in-law of Paul and Alison, also a very special grandma and great-grandma. Funeral

  • Christina OLIVER

    OLIVER Christina (nee Wannop) (Life long resident of Stanwix) Peacefully at Burnside Court on Saturday 30th July 2022, Christina aged 97 years. Dearly loved mother on David, Gordon and Janet, adored granny of David, Robert, Catherine, Phillip, Paul and

  • John BROWN

    BROWN John Margaret, Karen, Gary and family would like to thank all their relatives, friends and neighbours for all their support, kind words, cards and flowers during their sad bereavement. Thank you to the Larch C Ward for caring for John. A special

  • Anne McAVOY

    McAVOY Anne Elizabeth Peacefully passed away at Kingston Court Care Home with her loving husband and daughter by her side on Thursday 28th July 2022. Anne aged 73 years, beloved wife of William, much loved mam of Andrea and the late Lisa, cherished grandma

  • Mabel BATEMAN

    BATEMAN Mabel In loving memory of a wonderful mother who is greatly missed by her loving daughter, Jacqueline, and her many friends 'And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes'

  • George WILKINSON

    WILKINSON George George's family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many cards, flowers, kind words of sympathy and the generous donations received on the sad loss of George, they were all deeply appreciated. Thank you to

  • Dorothy ( Dot) PERKS

    PERKS Dorothy (Dot) Peacefully at the Cumberland Infirmary on Thursday 21st July 2022, Dot aged 94 years. Dearly loved sister of the late Marjorie. Dot will be very sadly missed by all of her many friends. Funeral service to be held at St James Church

  • Isabella McKenzie (Ella) BOYLE

    BOYLE Isabella McKenzie (Ella) On 30th July, peacefully at Brampton Community Hospital, Ella, aged 95 years, beloved wife of the late Alex, devoted mum of Valerie and Allyson, dear mother-in-law of Neil and a much loved sister, aunt and great-aunt. Funeral

  • Rhona Smart

    SMART Rhona Rhona Smart (nee smith), passed suddenly but peacefully at the Cumberland Infirmary on the 27th of July, aged 73 years. Much loved mum of Gavin and Gail, mother-in-law to Stacey and James, loving sister to Barry. A good friend to many. Rhona

  • Mary MARTIN

    MARTIN Mary Mary's family wish to sincerely thank everyone for the support, words of sympathy, cards, flowers and donations they have received in memory of Mary. Special thanks to Father Etienne for a beautiful service, to Linda's for the stunning

  • Edwin ELLIOTT

    ELLIOTT Edwin Treasured memories of a dear husband, dad and granda, August 2nd 2004 Time passes swiftly by, but loving memories never die. Sadly missed, Wife Edna and Family

  • John HOGARTH

    HOGARTH John Remembering with love our Dad who sadly departed on the 2nd August 2021 and also remembering with love our Mam, Joyce who passed away on the 14th May 2012 Forever in our thoughts. Wendy and Linda xx

  • David Frank HICKMAN

    HICKMAN David Frank "Hickie" The family wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind messages of sympathy, cards and flowers received. Also for the generous donations to G.N.A.A.S and Wasdale Mountain Rescue to whom we are very grateful

  • Elsie HORN

    HORN Elsie Janet, Maurice, Nicola and Craig would like to sincerely thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many kind cards, flowers and messages of sympathy received on the sad loss of their dear mam, mother-in-law, grannie and great-grannie

  • David TAYLOR

    TAYLOR David David's family and friends wish to sincerely thank everyone for the support, words of sympathy, cards, flowers and donations they have received in memory of David. Special thanks to Vikki Pounder for a beautiful service, to Heather at

  • Lesley GADD

    GADD Lesley Sandra (13th January 1944-30th July 2022) Family and friends are sad to announce that Lesley passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on Saturday 30th July, aged 78. Much adored wife of Peter, precious mum to Zoe, Sara and son-in-law Chris

  • Wendy Susan HARRISON

    HARRISON Wendy Susan Sadly passed away, suddenly on Tuesday 2nd August 2022 at home, Wendy aged 42 years. Devoted and much loved mam of Poppy and Alfie, also a much loved stepmam of Jason and Kerry, loving partner of Peter, treasured daughter of Charlie