Hungry for success – Lakeland Book of the Year 2021 announced

Guardian and Masterchef food critic Grace Dent’s autobiography Hungry has been named the 2021 Lakeland Book of the Year.  Presented this week at the Roundthorn Country House Hotel, the book, detailing the food personality’s life and experiences, impressed the judges with it’s honest and entertaining account of growing up in Carlisle. Posting on Twitter, Carlisle-born…

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‘Plan ahead’ message for motorhome owners this half term

Ahead of the October half-term holidays, motorhome owners visiting Cumbria are being urged to plan ahead, to pre-book their visits and explore lesser-known areas of the county – including the recently launched Cumbrian Coastal Route. Following an upturn in motorhome and campervan ownership over the last 12 months, people are also being encouraged to play…

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Cumbria Tourism calls on Government to permanently lower VAT rate for tourism & hospitality

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget (on Wednesday 27 October), Cumbria Tourism is calling on the Government to permanently lower the 12.5% VAT rate for tourism businesses – to help protect jobs and safeguard the long-term future of the county’s visitor economy. The VAT rate was reduced to support tourism and hospitality operators during the…

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Global outdoor brand teams up with Cumbria Tourism

Global outdoor brand inov-8 is teaming up with Cumbria Tourism to help drive forward the county’s vibrant and sustainable visitor economy. inov-8 is the latest high-profile business to back Cumbria’s official Destination Management Organisation by signing up as an official ‘Strategic Partner’. It’s a move which sees inov-8 join a core network of like-minded organisations…

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Grants Fund to help Lake District businesses go green

Funding to help Cumbrian businesses and community groups go green in a post-pandemic world will be unveiled tomorrow Thursday 23 September, to coincide with Climate Action Day.  The Low Carbon Lake District initiative is opening round 2 of its Grants Scheme to help organisations introduce measures that reduce carbon emissions.  It’s a chance for both…

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