Editorial, Advertising and CN Specialist
Tel: 01228 612335
A prolific author, journalist and broadcaster who went to Grammar School in Carlisle, Hunter’s many books include the only authorised biography of The Beatles. For 30 years he and his wife had a home in Loweswater.
Tel: 07815 205953
Stuart Maconie Writer and broadcaster Stuart co-presents Radcliffe & Maconie on BBC Radio 6 Music. His bestselling books include Pies and Prejudice and his latest is Pie at Night. He lives in Birmingham and near Penrith.
Tel: 07824 303530
Columnist Caz is a radio reporter and presenter often found talking to farmers on BBC Radio 4. She grew up on a farm near Carlisle and lives in south Cumbria with a fell running husband, two children and three cats.
Tel: 01228 612270
Mobile: 07939 661999
Brought up in Suffolk, Will shares his native roots with the Victorian founder of the bookshop where he works, Grasmere’s Sam Read Bookseller. When not bookselling, Will has a parallel life as an academic.
Tel: 01228 612315
Mobile: 07824 303520
Born and bred in the county, longstanding Cumbria Life contributor Sue has worked in local radio and TV and in the arts. Today she writes for magazines and performs and researches Cumbrian folk music.
Tel: 01228 612273
Mobile: 07764 657287
Award-winning freelance writer and photographer, Vivienne Crow specialises in the outdoors. Our walks writer, she is a regular contributor to magazines and is the author of more than a dozen walking and travel guides.
An expert on Lakeland life, Tony has been a freelance journalist and photographer for over 50 years. An experienced climber, he made several first ascents in the Lakes and was one of the county’s first Outward Bound instructors.
CONTENT DEVELOPMENT EDITOR
Tel: 01228 612689
Garden columnist and nursery owner Tom trained at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He was head gardener at Rydal Hall, Ambleside, and at Gresgarth Hall near Lancaster.
Our interiors expert owns Whitemore & Thwaytes interiors in Penrith. She has been in the interiors design trade for nearly 50 years and is on the Board of the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers.
DEPUTY PRODUCTION EDITOR
Steven was the first British chef to lead a three Michelinstarred restaurant. He and his wife Marj formerly ran the First Floor Café at Lakeland, Windermere. The restaurant consultant is chairman of judges of the Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards.
Artisan baker Simon of Staff of Life in Kendal writes a baking column. Simon lives in Kendal with his wife Julie and son Joe. He was born in Penrith and grew up in Warcop. He was educated at Appleby Grammar School