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A SOUTH Lakeland air ambulance pilot has said he has been 'blown away' at being given the top award at the industry's awards ceremony.
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SEEING the amazing Blue Planet programmes makes one realise how insignificant we really are.
Kendal South Choir, St Thomas' Church, Kendal
AN allergen-concious Lake District chippy has seen its efforts recognised at a food awards ceremony.
FIFTY lead crystal decanters have been designed and produced by a Furness firm for a limited edition 60-year-old cognac.
HARD surfaces in the garden are almost as varied as the plants you choose to surround them with, writes TOM ATTWOOD. When I say hard surfaces, I include gravelled areas as well as paving, timber, cobbles, bricks and other aggregate bound products. What you choose is an entirely personal choice and in most cases is often driven by budget. As with anything the detail and materials you use ultimately dictate how the end result will look. The finish is so important, you can use the best quality, most expensive local stone for a paved area but if it’s badly laid the results will look dreadful. If you’re not doing the work yourself find a professional and, whoever you choose, try to see an example of their workmanship. If you’re going to have a variety of surfaces be aware that in the smaller garden space to many different options can make the space feel congested and cluttered compared to keeping the palette simple. Gravel has the advantage that it is far cheaper to use and I like the fact that with the right plants you can plant into gravel and break up the space using the organic nature of the plant material. The disadvantages compared to more solid surfaces such as stone or wood is that they need higher maintenance in terms of weeding but, in my opinion, that is a small price to pay. With paving this is far less of a problem although there is a degree of maintenance particularly at this time of year when at times they may need power washing or cleaning up using an algicide product. I’m a fan of Algon, which is effective and safe to use. I’ve been using it for years on wood and stone surfaces (other products it should be said are available). There are so many good examples of creative and ingenious solutions to areas in the garden that need to be functional and hard-wearing as well as beautiful. Seek them out and you’ll come away brimming with ideas and solutions.
Name: Nick Wright
AGONY CHEF: I can recommend an orange and polenta cake which has great flavour and is also gluten free
Because I love oranges so much a friend suggested that I make an orange cake. However, I’ve not a clue how to go about it. Can chef help?
A JUNIOR girls football team in Kendal has been kitted out with new training tops.
TEN of the best ways to protect your garden shed from winter's severe weather have been drawn up by BillyOh.com, the online garden building and furniture retailer.
BEING a parent is one of the most wonderful and stressful jobs there is. The job of parenting has often been carried out while sleep-deprived and stretched to the limit.
TRIBUTES have poured in for a former Kendal schoolgirl who tragically died after collapsing while preparing for a hockey match.
COUNCIL enforcement officers are investigating what is believed to be the largest single case of tyre dumping in South Lakeland.
AN ARCHITECT who was involved with regenerating the old Dolly Blue Works at Backbarrow and designed several well-known buildings in Kendal, has died, aged 84.
A 46-year-old Kendal man has been arrested under the Communications Act 2003.
THREE men and a woman have been handed more than 10 years in prison for their role in a drugs supply conspiracy between Manchester and Kendal.
A TWO-week surrender saw 115 firearms and several hundred rounds of ammunition were handed into Lancashire Constabulary.
MORE than 130 guests attended the eighth annual Michelle Jurd Memorial Trust (MJMT) Ball at the Netherwood Hotel in Grange-over-Sands, which raised £15,500.
CHRISTMAS has officially arrived in Ulverston as townsfolk and visitors donned an eclectic range of traditional garments for the annual Dickensian Festival.