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Sir David Attenborough is urging Cumbrians to take action for butterflies and moths this weekend

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 3:47pm
SIR David Attenborough is urging Cumbrians to spend this Saturday taking action for butterflies and moths to mark the 50th anniversary of wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC).

International wrestling event comes to Penrith

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 3:42pm
The Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association (CWWA) is to host the International Federation of Celtic Wrestling (IFCW) ‘European Espoirs Championships’ in Penrith this April.

LETTER: Key facts about the Cumbria County Council budget

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 3:38pm
FURTHER to recent media coverage about Cumbria County Council’s budget setting process I want to thank you for helping us share with the public our plans for delivering our services whilst meeting our legal obligation to balance our books.

New rules on shooting grey squirrels to protect red population in Elleray

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 2:48pm
GREY squirrels are to be shot in a popular South Lakeland community woodland in a bid to protect the red squirrel population.

Do you want to join Helme Chase 50 Club?

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 2:27pm
ANYONE born at the much-loved former Helme Chase maternity hospital in Kendal in 1968 will celebrate a special milestone this year.

Supermarket giants confirm 'commitment' to Furness Beehive development

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 2:24pm
TWO supermarket giants have re-affirmed their commitment to occupying stores at a proposed business and retail development in Furness.

Roads cleared of rubbish in a new campaign

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 2:07pm
A CAMPAIGN to clear verges on the main roads of litter this spring has been launched by Craven District Council.

Dangerous parking in Low Bentham needs solving, says resident

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 2:01pm
A LOW Bentham resident has asked for "dangerous parking" around homes at Crow Trees to be solved.

Otters seen near proposed home site, Carnforth Town Council hears

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 2:01pm
CARNFORTH town councillors objected unanimously to outline plans for a new home in the town.

South Lakes MP proposes bill to improve hospital journeys for the elderly

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 12:31pm
SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron stepped up his campaign to improve hospital journeys for older people by introducing a Presentation Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday (March 6).

Memorial plaque to be unveiled to Bill Mitchell in Settle

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 12:24pm
A MEMORIAL plaque to prolific writer Bill Mitchell will be unveiled in Settle.

Highly acclaimed literary gathering delivers another powerful programme

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 12:05pm
WORDS by the Water Festival of Words and Ideas returns to Keswick offering a diverse and stimulating line-up of more than 100 events.

Heartless fraudster cons elderly woman out of £6,000

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 12:04pm
A SOUTH Cumbrian woman in her 80s was scammed out of nearly £6,000 by a man pretending to be from the fraud prevention department.

Easter treat on way for young hospital patients in Morecambe Bay

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 12:03pm
AN EASTER appeal to help make children's hospital stays a little brighter has been launched.

Ullswater Steamers supports charity's conservation work with visitor cash donation

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:59am
ULLSWATER Steamers has presented its first donation to the brand new charity - The Lake District Foundation formerly known as Nurture Lakeland.

LETTER: Why does the country grind to a half when a couple of inches of snow falls?

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:55am
IT NEVER fails to amaze me how, when a couple of inches of snow falls, the majority of the population appears to throw their hands up in horror and the country grinds to a halt.

Small change makes a big difference to Witherslack primary school pupils

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:45am
SMALL change from Yorkshire Building Society members has made a big difference to pupils at a South Lakeland primary school.

Bentham needs more homes for growing families, says council

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:31am
A PLEA for more affordable homes for growing families is being made by Bentham Town Council.

Two major South Lakeland planning documents move closer to adoption

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:15am
TWO planning documents have moved closer to adoption following the submission of proposals to the Secretary of State.

New anthology explores writings of 'Queen of the north' who rebuilt Cumbrian and North Yorkshire castles

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:14am
A NEW book exploring the writings of an English countess who restored Cumbrian and North Yorkshire castles has been released.