Rusty Firmin due to hold talk on SAS days at the Harraby Theatre The Harraby Theatre has announced that former SAS soldier Rusty Firmin will be hosting a talk on July 10.On the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Embassy siege, Firmin will be talking about his experiences of the moment that gripped the country and other tales of his life.
Former islander and Carlisle resident gives back to Falklands War veterans A COMMUNITY of British veterans has been sewn together by a Falklands islander who is thankful for their service during the war.Falklands islander Rachel Simons was 11 years old in 1982 living in Stanley, the capital throughout the Falklands War.
Extinction Rebellion protestors reveal why they blocked roads in Kendal and Carlisle EXTINCTION Rebellion activists blocked the roads of Kendal and Carlisle during a climate action protest over the weekend, which also led to an arrest being made.Traffic was stopped in both Cumbrian towns as well as over 200 other locations across the country as individual protestors sat alone in the road, as part of the ‘Rebellion of One’ protest.
Carlisle Waverley Viaduct Trust kicks off publicity campaign to reopen historic bridge A CARLISLE campaign group has launched a publicity drive to highlight the need to re-open one of the city's historic bridges.The Carlisle Waverley Viaduct Trust has started a poster crusade to open the bridge across the River Eden to walkers and cyclists.
Newman School pupils make the news on climate change Young people at a Carlisle school have been working on a new project to drive awareness of climate change.Pupils at St John Henry Newman Catholic School have benefitted from a partnership between Adobe and Sky, which challenged them to create and submit a 90 second news report on climate change.
Steve Blaylock from Carlisle creates angel sculpture in Johnny Vegas' Carry on Glamping A man who found his passion for sculpture growing up in Carlisle has been helping comedian Johnny Vegas build his dream glamping site for a new tv show.Carlisle-born sculptor, Steve Blaylock, who made the Blue Peter ship in the Blue Peter Garden in Salford, created a metal sculpture of an angel for Johnny’s glamping site in Carry on Glamping.
What now for the future of Carlisle's city centre after Debenhams closure?With the closing date of Carlisle’s Debenham’s store revealed on May 12, many shop owners, residents and townspeople are wondering what will take its place and what it will mean for the future of Carlisle as a whole.
By Phil Coleman Chief Reporter TWENTY-two-month driving ban has been handed to a Carlisle drink driver.Robin Adrian Sharp, 63, of Currock Park Avenue, admitted committing the offence when he appeared before the city's Rickergate court.Magistrates heard that while driving a Ford Mondeo on the street where he lives he was more than twice the drink drive limit.
CARLISLE & District Christian Air Group is preparing for the organisation's annual appeal.Normally this would house to house collections, coffee mornings, and a city centre event.But, because of Covid, these events have been postponed or cancelled.So this year, the group has asked people to donate online and has set up its own fundraising page It has also recorded a special service involving Christian Aid international director Robin Greenwood.
Readers discuss the 'taboo' topic of death in society This week, readers were asked if they thought death was a subject we should feel more comfortable talking about.Since May 27, St James' Church in Carlisle has been helping to deliver a bereavement course for people who have experienced loss.
THE PUBLIC are being invited to give their views and thoughts on how cycling and walking provision can be improved in Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle and Kendal.Cumbria County Council is today launching a consultation to help shape plans to improve the infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians.They want feedback on the existing cycling and walking infrastructure, and your thoughts on where improvements to could be made.
On May 17 the UK takes the next step in the government's lockdown 'roadmap'.Restaurants, pubs, cinemas and theatres are among the venues reopening indoors Tickets are being snapped up for Redcar's opening meeting by fans eager to watch live sport at the first opportunity.
Carlisle car wash employee speaks in court at modern slavery trial An employee of a Carlisle car wash at the centre of alleged modern slavery crimes has told a jury of working long hours for little pay – and having to buy gloves from Tesco to protect his hands from cleaning chemicals.
A HERTFORDSHIRE man will appear in court in Carlisle accused of failing to give a sample of blood after being stopped by police.Luke Mongan, 38, of Poplars in Welwyn Garden City, is alleged to have failed to give a sample when suspected of having driven a vehicle in Penrith on March 5 2021.
Carlisle Community Cycle Hub aims to get city people on their bikes A group of cycling enthusiasts hope to encourage more people to hit the road on two wheels.The Carlisle Community Cycle Hub is helping people get active and, with a major sponsor in Cycling UK behind them and applications for more funding, the team is gearing up to host a variety of workshops, sessions and events which aim to get more people encouraged and interested in cycling.
Readers react to XR protest in Carlisle and Kendal XR Furness have thrown their support behind Cumbrian ‘climate crisis’ activists who were out on the streets this weekend staging protests.The protesters – inspired by the national Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement – say roads in Kendal and Carlisle were affected during the action, which is part of a national day of protest in the run-up to the UK hosted UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November.
An employee of a Carlisle car wash at the centre of alleged modern slavery crimes has told a jury of working long hours for little pay, and having to buy gloves from a supermarket to protect his hands from cleaning chemicals.Giving evidence at the city’s crown court on Friday the man recalled paying a company 150 euros to transport him by coach from his native Romania to Carlisle in 2016.
Shepherdess, 28, who ditched 'townie lifestyle' for farming insists she has a 'passion for proving people wrong' after jealous trolls said she 'slept her way to the job'
A woman who ditched her townie lifestyle to run a farm has insisted she has a 'passion for proving people wrong and breaking stereotypes' after revealing jealous trolls have accused her of 'sleeping with people to get the job'.Hannah Jackson, 28, moved from the Wirral to a farm near Carlisle, Cumbria eight years ago and has racked up 65,000 followers by sharing her rural lifestyle online, as well as in her book, Call Me Red, which is now a Sunday Times best seller.
Carlisle's Chris Harris "lost for words" at British & Irish Lions call-up Carlisle star Chris Harris says he was lost for words when he learned he had been picked for the British & Irish Lions.The Cumbria-born Gloucester centre was yesterday named by Warren Gatland in his 37-man squad for this summer’s series against South Africa.
Watchtree Nature Reserve in Carlisle issues calendar plea for 2022 edition A nature reserve in Carlisle wants keen photographers to aid it in its latest venture.The Watchtree Nature Reserve is looking for photographs to feature in its 2022 calendar.All pictures used in the calendar will be credited.