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USA beckons for guitar ace

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 7:04pm
A DALES teenager has won a prestigious scholarship to pursue his dream of studying at Berklee College of Music in America.

Developer McCarthy and Stone matches up over-60s pen pals

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 6:00pm
A RETIREMENT developer is encouraging older people to become pen pals to help put an end to loneliness.

New dance company brings dazzling double bill to Brewery

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 5:06pm
DANCE is one of the most expressive and seductive of all the art forms.

Empty houses in South Lakeland brought back into use

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 5:01pm
DOZENS of empty homes have been brought back into use across South Lakeland since 2015, according to new figures.

South Lakes road to be shut for several hours tomorrow

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 3:40pm
The C5046 at Witherslack will be temporarily closed to allow Openreach to carry out re-connection works tomorrow (February 18) between 9:30am - 3:30pm.

LETTER: Driving tips if you have to travel in bad weather

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 3:23pm
The best advice is to avoid travelling in extreme weather.

Road near Sedbergh to close for a day

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 3:21pm
A section of the B6256 south of Black Horse Hill near Sedbergh will be temporarily closed for resurfacing workson Tuesday (February 19) for one day.

Person cut free from car after late-night crash

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 3:04pm
A PERSON had to be cut free from their car after a late-night crash in Appleby.

M6 sliproad closed due to broken down vehicle

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 2:43pm
The M6 northbound exit slip road closed and there is very slow traffic due to a broken down vehicle at Junction 33 Lancaster South/Garstang.

Railway bridge to close for inspection works

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 2:40pm
Gallansay Lane Railway Bridge near Crosby Garrett will be temporarily closed for a railway bridge safety inspectionfrom 19th February for approximately a day.

Road to close near Kendal for about three days

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 2:35pm
A section of the C5077 at Cross Road, Gatebeck, near Kendal, will be temporary closed to allow T&K Gallagher to carry out connection works.

LETTER: It's all about protecting wildlife habitat

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 2:34pm
If Ann Wedgewood (Letters, January 31, 'Let them grow veg') cared to read the complaints raised by local residents and visitors to the Lake District National Park Authority about the retrospective planning application, she would discover that complaints were primarily concerned with the protection of the habitats of several resident and visiting species, including rare protected curlews, miner bees, pink footed geese, house martins, bats, owls and red squirrels etc that lived, foraged or visited

Medal joy for judo duo

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 2:00pm
A BATTLING judo duo from Kendal made a long trip to the West Midlands last week, but it proved well worthwhile as they returned to Cumbria with hard earned medals.

Finding and keeping the Kingdom of Heaven is as exciting as finding treasure

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 1:51pm
THE digger arrived. The usual inhabitants of the field are sheep. Today there were no sheep, just a digger. What, I wondered, would happen next? Nothing for a while, the digger was waiting for a truck. When both were in place the job began. In part of the field, there is still plenty left for the sheep; the digger started to remove the grass and the top layer of soil and put it in the truck. This went on for a few days until that section of the field was clear and levelled off.

Breakfast with Libby in the land of dreams

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 12:38pm
Breakfast in America by Supertramp, released on A&M Records 1979, value £80

Councillors question if Cumbria can become carbon neutral by 2030

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 12:00pm
HOPES that Cumbria could become a carbon neutral county by the year 2030 have been questioned by councillors.

Lakes hotel offers duck herding as activity for its guests

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 11:08am
A LAKE District inn has teamed up with a local farming couple to give their guests the opportunity to participate in the unusual pastime of duck herding.

Lake District pub wins coveted award for its front of house team

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 10:58am
A LAKE District pub and restaurant has won a coveted specialist award for its ‘Front of House Team’ at an annual industry awards ceremony.

Abbot Hall's latest exhibition tells the story of artists who fled from Nazi occupation

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 9:59am
ABBOT Hall Art Gallery has opened its revered doors to one of the most poignant exhibitions its probably ever held.

Cockney Rebel Steve Harley is bringing his Acoustic Trio to Morecambe's Platform

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 9:46am
STEVE Harley is one of the most recognisable names in rock. With his band Cockney Rebel he had some of the biggest selling singles of the 1970s, particularly Make Me Smile (Come up and see me) which reached number one in 1975 in the UK and many European countries and is often voted among the top singles in chart history. Steve tours frequently with his Acoustic Trio, accompanied by his Cockney Rebel bandmates of long-standing, Barry Wickens on violin and guitar, and James Lascelles, piano and pe