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Man dies in A6 crash between Land Rover and Volkswagen

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 5:20pm
A MAN has died following a traffic collision at Burton-in-Kendal.

Campaign launched to make improvements to Windermere playground

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 3:05pm
A CAMPAIGN has been launched to secure hundreds of thousands of pounds to invest in a popular playground and park in Windermere.

Chinese delegation visits Kendal to strengthen cross cultural trade and tourism

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 2:49pm
DELEGATES from the Chinese district of Nanshan have paid a visit to Kendal.

Create your very own Christmas show-stoppers with these festive recipes from Booths

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 2:09pm
The Christmas season is upon us and this year Booths is on hand with some of its most sumptuous recipes to help see you through the festivities. At the heart of the each dish is a passion for sourcing the finest locally sourced ingredients so you can shop fresh and shop locally.

Shadow Tales mixes action, theatre, puppetry and storytelling

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 12:39pm
AS PART of its tour of major theatres across Cumbria, Prism Arts Studio Theatre brings its latest production, Shadow Tales, to Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre on Thursday, December 7 (1.30pm). Prism is an integrated group where adults with learning disabilities and professional artists work in partnership, creating new original productions. A mix of live action, shadow theatre, puppetry and storytelling, Shadow Tales follows the story of Charles, who when he was five years old moved back to England from India to avoid conflict. Ten years later, with just a letter from his mother, Charles returns to India and with the help of people he meets on the way, he discovers his story. Box office 01539-725133.

Missing man could be in Cumbria

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 12:09pm
A MISSING Lancaster man could be in Cumbria, police have said.

Eden District Council is mourning the loss of a leading Conservative councillor

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 11:36am
EDEN District Council is mourning the loss of Cllr Sheila Orchard (Conservative/Hartside), who passed away on Friday, after a long illness, aged 66.

Volunteers plant 4,000 saplings in Lake District spot loved by Beatrix Potter

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 10:02am
VOLUNTEERS celebrated the 50th anniversary of the National Trust Working Holiday programme and marked National Tree Week with a tree planting project in the Lake District.

Planning application submitted for Ulverston's Beehive development

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 9:08am
A PLANNING application has now been submitted for the creation of the Beehive Business Park on the A590 in Ulverston.

BOOK REVIEW: Fear and betrayal in Cold War Russia

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 9:03am
Defectors by Joseph Kanon (Simon and Schuster)

PICTURE FROM THE PAST: A hedge layer at work in ongsleddale

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 6:03am
THIS seemed an appropriate picture for this time of year. It shows a hedge layer at work in winter and was taken in Longsleddale by Joseph Hardman. If you have any more information you would like to tell us about this photo please get in touch at or Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL. Please include the reference number 2002.7.066 in any correspondence.

SKYWATCH: best time to see the sky's most famous star pattern

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 8:20pm
THIS is one of the best times of the year to see the most famous star pattern in the whole of the night sky - The Big Dipper, writes STUART ATKINSON.

Farfield Mill hosts fabulous festive flurry of art and crafts

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 7:17pm
SOME of the finest artists in UK live and work in Cumbria and during the festive season many will be exhibiting their work at Farfield Mill.

Town's popular cultural quarter hosts open studios weekend

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 6:02pm
KENDAL'S cultural quarter will be a hive of activity this weekend as the popular The Factory hosts a Open Studios weekend.

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Rosenberg, 15 Sedbergh Road, Kendal, £750,000

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 6:00pm
A FINE, double-fronted Victorian house on one of Kendal's most desirable roads is our property of the week.

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Bratt Barn, Cautley, £399,000

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 6:00pm
THE lovely Yorkshire Dales village of Cautley, close to Sedbergh, is the location of week's featured property.

Close to 200 weapons handed in during fortnight-long amnesty

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 5:19pm
CUMBRIA Constabulary received 192 weapons from members of the public during a fortnight-long surrender period.

Two men arrested, then released under investigation, following attempted burglary at Booths

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 4:46pm
TWO men have been arrested after a ram-raid style attempt to steal a cash machine from within a South Lakeland supermarket.

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU COLUMN: Do I have to have an energy prepayment meter?

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 2:32pm
Q: I am behind on my energy bills and my energy company wants to install a prepayment meter. I don't want one as I've heard they can be more expensive than paying by direct debit. What can I do?

Prizewinning Italian conductor makes concert debut

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 12:53pm
A DOUBLE bill of Mozart and Michael Haydn (Joseph's equally talented brother) is the centrepiece of Furness Bach Choir's first performance with new musical director Marco Bellasi.