Cumbria

You'll Be Forgiven For Talking About The Weather Given The Torrid Outlook

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK

Weather chaos looks set to reign this week, as near record-high temperatures, a deluge of rain and gale-force winds combine to provoke an avalanche of...

6 Reasons Flood-Hit Communities Are Furious With Politicians

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Politics

There are obvious reasons why people are angry that vast swathes of the north of England and Scotland have been devastated by flooding, from being mad...

Prime Minister Nero: David Cameron Fiddles as Britain Floods

Natalie Bennett | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

It's on David Cameron's watch that funding for flood defences have been cut. It's on his watch that flood defences that might have saved 2,000 homes and 400 businesses in Leeds were axed. Planned defences for hard-hit York were put on hold under the Prime Minister's previous government. And it's on his watch that nearly 10,000 new homes have been built each year on flood plains, putting lives at risk, and threatening misery and financial disaster for thousands of households.

A Government Less Willing to Spend Makes Us All Poorer

Bradley Allsop | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Thankfully I am warm and dry as I write this, but there are thousands of people in Northern England, Scotland and Wales that are huddling in upstairs ...

David Cameron's 'I Really Care About Flooding' Wellies Won't Work

Jess Readett | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK Politics
Jess Readett

When your village gets flooded everything sort of comes to a stand still. It's all brown and muddy and a ton of crap gets dragged through your streets and into your home, including David Cameron.

People In This English Village Have Woken Up Submerged On Boxing Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK

Devastation hit the North of England this morning as a second red weather flood warning was issued by the Met Office. Cars and shops have been sub...

Troops Sent To Cumbria Ahead Of Boxing Day Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.12.2015 | UK

The Army has deployed troops to towns across Cumbria to help secure the area's flood defences as torrential rain is expected to hit northern parts of ...

A Resolution Worth Keeping: Helping Africa Survive Its Disasters

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

Obviously nothing can alleviate nature's disasters - whether they are prompted by climate change or by the earth's natural movement like the shifting of tectonic plates - but we can better prepare people from peril. We can make them more resilient to crisis and more capable of bouncing back.

'Muslims for Humanity': A Journey From Pakistan to Cumbria

Wadood Ahmad Daud | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Wadood Ahmad Daud

I have fond memories of Pakistan. Still fresh to me are the rich fragrances of its aromatic food, the heat of a beautiful spring morning and the unquantifiable potential of its people. In many ways it has all the ingredients to become a heaven on earth.

Government Should Access EU Solidarity Fund to Ease Financial Pain of Flooding

Paul Brannen | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

Labour hopes that the Conservative Government won't see applying for the Funds as some kind of weakness or worse, be discouraged from applying by those Eurosceptics who see all things EU as intrinsically bad. Not to apply for help from the Solidarity Fund would be a mistake and would likely be heavily criticised by those most impacted by the flooding.

Watch Helicopter Save Family From Desmond Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK

The video shows one of the extraordinary rescues the coastguard conducted in Cumbria, as the aftermath of Storm Desmond overwhelms the county. Emer...

Cumbria Has Become 'Lost City Of Atlantis' In Devastating Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK

Parts of Northern England are under water after Storm Desmond led to devastating floods on Sunday, with 50 severe warnings still in place, mainly in C...

Your Biggest Chance Yet Of Snow Down South In Britain...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK

Britain woke up to frost and, in some places, snow on Saturday morning after temperatures plummeted overnight, with the Met Office issuing severe warn...

Five Tips for Paw-Fect Dog Hotel Stays

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Travelling with a dog or two can be a joy - but there are also times when things don't go to plan and you and your four-legged friend find that a hotel you've booked to stay with doesn't seem to be the dog-friendly place you were hoping for.

A Tornado. In Cumbria. We Kid You Not.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

An actual genuine bona-fide Tornado hit Cumbria Wednesday. Don't believe us? Just watch this... See, told you. The breezy beast was spott...

Bank Holiday Attractions for the Arts and Crafts Enthusiast

Vicky Dean | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Vicky Dean

Another bank holiday weekend is nearly upon us. If you are an arts and crafts enthusiast looking for inspirational activities with a creative bent then read on. Looking at William Morris, John Constable and Beatrix Potter we will tour the houses and landscapes that they lived in and loved.

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...