Cumbria

Luxury in the Lakes: Cumbria

The Spa Spy | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

You may think it strange that winter is my favourite season to visit Cumbria - but this is the time of year its' landscapes are most dramatic. Dawn mists rising over the lakes, crisp frost glistening on the heathers, and serene muted winter tones. It's breathtaking - sometimes, curiously haunting...

World's First Underground Cricket Match Held In Cumbria (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Sport

Disheartened by England's Ashes surrender? Then savour the first ever underground cricket match, played in Honister Slate Mine in the Lake District. ...

Which British Restaurant Has Knocked The Fat Duck Off The Top Spot?

PA | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The Waitrose Good Food Guide has just published its annual top 50 British restaurants and for the first time ever, restaurant L'Enclume in Cumbria has...

PICTURES: Fijian Soldier Sits Down In Front Of The Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Emily Verdouw | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

A Fijian soldier confused a crowd cheering The Queen when he suddenly sat down after speaking with her. Many in the crowd believed the man had coll...

Scafell-O-Pod

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A fresh octopus has been found dead near the top of England's highest mountain. The pasty-white, limp carcass was discovered by a team of volunteer...

Parents 'Sickened' By NHS Cover-Up After Baby Daughter's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK

The parents of a baby who died at Furness General Hospital just 23 hours after being born have said they are "sickened" they were not informed of earl...

Brother Of Zookeeper Killed By Tiger 'Hurt By Claims'

PA | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK

The brother of a woman mauled to death by a tiger has hit out at claims that the attack was her own fault. Sarah McClay, 24, died when she was maul...

Zoo Worker Dies After Tiger Attack

PA | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

A zoo worker who was injured in a tiger attack at an animal park in Dalton-in-Furness has died, Cumbria Police said today. The 24-year-old woman wa...

Zoo Keeper Savaged By A Tiger

PA | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

A zoo worker has been seriously injured in a tiger attack at an animal park, police said. The 24-year-old woman was in the big cat's enclosure when...

Beautiful Britain: Idyllic Locations

Lauren Razavi | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

From the loveliness of our coastlines to the fabulous fields of the countryside, this country has much to offer - to visitors and residents alike. I only recently realised that I haven't seen nearly enough of it, spending my time travelling abroad more than I have around my home nation.

Women Accused Of 'Abandoning' Toddler In Street

PA | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK

A woman has been charged with child neglect after a toddler was found abandoned in a pram in the street. The two-and-a-half-year-old girl was disco...

Police Appeal After Toddler Found Abandoned In Pram

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

Police are appealing for help after a young girl was found abandoned in a pram in Carlisle. The child, believed to be about three, was found at abo...

Getting Lost In The Timelessness That Is The Pheasant Inn

Sabi Phagura | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sabi Phagura

When you're surrounded by snow, the last thing on your mind is to venture out into the great outdoors for a walk. Perhaps even less likely is to brave...

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 24 Dec- 30 Dec 2012

Kat Jackman | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Christmas Eve is but a week away and we're so pumped it's unreal. Sure, we're looking forward to stuffing our faces and being spoilt, but most of all... there are some epic gigs coming up!

'An Interesting Vibration'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

An earthquake struck Cumbria on Wednesday night, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has said. The epicentre of the small 2.1 magnitude tremor was ...

'Tombstoner' Dies After Jump From 'Devil's Bridge'

PA | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

A 22-year-old man has died after apparently jumping from a bridge renowned for attracting thrill-seeking "tombstoners". Last summer, police warned ...

Great North Swim Cancelled After Heavy Rains Hit Cumbria

PA | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

The Great North Swim in Cumbria has been postponed due to strong winds and heavy rain. Around 900 people were set to take part in the two-mile swim...

Stop Hiding Behind The Referendum!

Colm Howard-Lloyd | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Politics
Colm Howard-Lloyd

The Prime Minister's comment, on this morning's Today Programme, that there should be a referendum on House of Lords reform depressed me greatly.

Baby's Death 'May Have Been Avoidable'

PA | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

The death of a newborn baby in a hospital at the centre of a police investigation may have been avoided if she had been transferred sooner to a specia...

Can Community Shares Save Local Pubs, Shops and Football Clubs?

Kevin Wood | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Tech
Kevin Wood

Ethical finance schemes such as community shares have saved hundreds of local shops, pubs, cafes, transport schemes and broadband projects from closure. They are particularly popular in remote areas such as Cumbria because of the challenges involved in making rural businesses succeed.

Britain Set For Weekend Of Sunshine

PA | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

Britain looks set to bask in sunshine this weekend as temperatures top those of many European destinations. London is expected to be warmer than Ma...

Man Who Killed Wife 'Changed' After Eye Operation, Inquest Hears

PA | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK

A 92-year-old man who knifed his wife to death and then himself had acted "out of character" for weeks after an eye operation, an inquest has heard. ...

Cumbria's Housing Crisis

Peter Thornton | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Thornton

The Cumbrian Housing Strategy was launched yesterday. 70 Cumbrian movers, shakers, politicians, builders and social landlords all discussing our counties housing crisis.

Pensioner In Serious Condition After Being Trapped Beneath Delivery Van

PA | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

A 84-year-old woman is in a serious condition after she was trapped beneath a delivery van. The pensioner was injured by the reversing vehicle in a...

Mother Dies Walking Home From Christmas Party

PA | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK

A mother of two young children was killed when she was hit by a vehicle while walking home from a Christmas party. Lisa Suddart, 3...