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JAILED: Kendal man who had knuckleduster to 'defend himself from scumbags'

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 4:55pm
A MAN found in possession of a knuckleduster and a knife in a Kendal park has been sent to prison.

Firearms collected in Cumbrian arms amnesty

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 4:33pm
MORE THAN 25 weapons have been handed over to police by members of the public so far during a fortnight-long surrender period.

LETTER: Why does service differ at different hospitals?

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 4:15pm
HAVING spent the larger part of this year attending hospitals in Kendal, Barrow and Newcastle one would wonder why there is no level playing field in the services provided by NHS England.

Burneside Parish Council draft minutes do not shed light on resignations

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 4:07pm
DRAFT minutes from Burneside Parish Council's last meeting have not shed any light on why seven councillors chose to simultaneously resign.

Heavy rainfall expected to bring risk of disruption for Cumbria on Wednesday

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 2:35pm
HEAVY rain with a risk of disruption is expected across Cumbria and North Lancashire on Wednesday.

Friendship between faiths celebrated during week of Kendal events

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 1:09pm
A SPECIAL week of events to celebrate friendships between different faiths took place in Kendal during Interfaith Week 2017.

Carnforth to mark Lancashire Day on November 27

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 11:50am
LANCASHIRE Day is to be marked in Carnforth with a brief event on Monday, November 27.

Fire causes popular Kendal restaurant to close

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 11:44am
A POPULAR Kendal restaurant has been destroyed by a fire that took hold of the building yesterday (Sunday).

Kendal run riot to beat Workington 99-0 in Cumbria Cup

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 11:27am
KENDAL RUFC inflicted Workington's heaviest ever defeat when they won 99-0 at The Ellis on Saturday in the first round of the Cumbria Cup.

Woman dies in road traffic accident on the A65 at Austwick

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 11:26am
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision on the A65 near Austwick to contact them. Police say that at approximately 10.45am on Saturday, a small silver coloured Nissan Micra hatchback was travelling on the A65 from Settle in the direction of Ingleton, when it left the road and collided with a tree near Austwick. The passenger in the vehicle, an 89-year-old woman from Morley in Leeds, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver, an 87-year-old woman from Morley in Leeds, sustained serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Preston Hospital where she later died from her injuries.  Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who saw the car travelling along the A65 prior to the collision to contact them, to help them establish the circumstances around the incident.

GSK Ulverston manager wins award for increasing numbers of female apprentices

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 11:19am
A MANAGER at GlaxoSmithKline in Ulverston has received a prestigious ‘man of the year’ award from Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), a national campaign for gender balance in science, engineering and technology.

Lake District mountain rescue teams being stretched to breaking point

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 11:10am
RECORD call-outs are stretching the Lake District’s mountain rescue teams to breaking point and putting lives at risk.

Christmas trees to raise money for Kendal primary school

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 11:01am
A CHRISTMAS tree fundraiser has been launched by Kendal's Dean Gibson Catholic Primary School.

Grundy heads last-minute equaliser to earn Kendal a point at Ossett Albion

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 10:29am
A LAST gasp Martin Grundy header earned Kendal Town a point at Ossett Albion on Saturday.

RNLI rescue stranded group on Foulney Island

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 10:28am
RNLI volunteers were called into action on Sunday morning to rescue a group who had become stranded on Foulney Island as the tide came in.

Late Workington strike denies young Mintcakes a dream start

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 9:46am
Kendal Town's new under-17 development team were defeated 2-1 by Workington Under 18’s in a friendly encounter at The ST & B Accountants Stadium on Wednesday night.

'There is no need to fell it': Century-old wood to get the axe

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 8:25am
A CENTURY-OLD beech wood in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) is to be given the chop under plans by Natural England.

What would Miss Potter say? New Peter Rabbit trailer outrages some fans

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 7:00am
A TRAILER for the forthcoming Peter Rabbit movie has outraged some fans of Beatrix Potter's classic children's tales.

He's the Wan - Naked and Baring All

Sun, 19/11/2017 - 7:30pm
HE BECAME famous for getting ordinary members of the public to bare all in front of the TV cameras, writes JOHN ANSON.

PROPERTY: Lack of cleanliness is main reason renters lose deposit, suggest survey

Sun, 19/11/2017 - 6:00pm
PROPERTIES being left dirty or messy is the top reason why renters don't get their deposit back, according to a survey of letting agents.