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Shake-up of councils in Cumbria takes a step forward

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 6:49am
MOVES to carve-up Cumbria’s “dysfunctional” local Government system have taken a major step forward – despite opposition from local councils.

Warning given of looming crisis for elderly care in South Lakeland

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 6:40am
AN UNFOLDING crisis is set to hit the elderly in South Lakeland as the number of working age people plummets.

Gifted quintet bring a monster helping of ferocious jazz rock to Zeffirellis

Sun, 06/01/2019 - 6:07pm
WANDERING Monster are touring next month with several gigs pencilled in to tie in with the release of their much awaited debut album.

Woman dies in collision on Kendal road

Sun, 06/01/2019 - 4:19pm
A WOMAN has died in a collision on a busy road in Kendal this afternoon.

NOSTALGIA: Yak Bob Day fell out of favour in Kendal because of damage being done to trees

Sun, 06/01/2019 - 2:03pm
Historian Arthur R. Nicholls describes Yak Bob Day

New Year is a time to look forward with a renewed determination to pursue some goal or purpose in life

Sun, 06/01/2019 - 1:36pm
IT IS common to mark the changing seasons throughout the year and celebrate those feasts and festivals that are relevant to our culture or faith. New Year is significant as a time to look forward with fresh optimism, new resolutions, and a renewed determination to pursue some goal or purpose in life.

LETTER: What the Queen says on Christmas Day should be kept secret until then

Sun, 06/01/2019 - 10:58am
ONE of my annual highlights, the Queen's Christmas Day broadcast, was totally ruined for me this year by widespread advance publication of its contents.

NOSTALGIA: How Gates Travel came into existence

Sun, 06/01/2019 - 10:38am
Kendal Oral History Group aims to compile a picture of earlier times through the recorded memories of the area’s older residents. Mr Ashton T Gates was born in 1907 and interviewed in July 1998

Kendal care home problems to be addressed

Sun, 06/01/2019 - 8:00am
PLANS to revamp the operation of a Kendal home for adults with learning disabilities are now under consideration after an independent report rated it as 'requiring improvement.'

Commoners' joy as back payments sent out after three-year delay

Sun, 06/01/2019 - 7:58am
BACK payments are finally on their way to farmers who keep livestock on Britain’s commons after a three-year delay.

Residents to be given greater say in the running of the Windermere ferry

Sun, 06/01/2019 - 7:50am
RESIDENTS around Windermere are going to have a greater say in the running of the cross-lake ferry following this year’s fire.

South Lakes publisher celebrates 50 years

Sat, 05/01/2019 - 1:50pm
A LEADING South Lakeland-based activity guidebook publisher will mark its 50th anniversary in 2019.

Would you be willing to pay more Council Tax to further fund the police?

Sat, 05/01/2019 - 11:15am
Would you accept a council tax increase to maintain police services?

Save Grange Lido group gets financial boost

Sat, 05/01/2019 - 11:14am
SAVE Grange Lido campaigners were celebrating after receiving a financial boost in their bid to restore the outdoor swimming pool on the town's promenade.

LETTER: I keep getting Christmas cards not meant for me

Sat, 05/01/2019 - 10:59am
FOR the last three years, I have received a Christmas card addressed to Graham and Jen Jones. The address and postcode are correct but I know them not and previous searches have been fruitless.

Learning charity wins Lottery award

Sat, 05/01/2019 - 10:55am
LEARNING Plus, the Ambleside based self-help learning and community support charity, has received £9,813 from the National Lottery awards.

Schoolchildren in Cumbria join bird survey

Sat, 05/01/2019 - 9:01am
SCHOOLCHILDREN across Cumbria have been filling up bird feeders, turning classrooms into bird hides and creating wildlife friendly bakes in preparation for watching and counting the birds in their school grounds for the 2019 RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch.

GARDENING: The time is ripe to prune apple and pear trees

Sat, 05/01/2019 - 8:23am
NOW is an excellent time to prune apple or pear trees. The cut off point is the end of March before the buds burst into life for another season. Strike when we have some relatively settled weather and it’ll be one job done and dusted.

Delight as CancerCare plans new support centre in Barrow

Sat, 05/01/2019 - 6:00am
THE chief executive of CancerCare has spoken of his “delight” at getting the go-ahead to buy a property for a new support centre in Barrow-in-Furness.

Disruption on the A590 after three-car accident

Fri, 04/01/2019 - 5:48pm
A SECTION of the A590 is closed following an accident.