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Dog sitting company says dog cuddling is an 'antidote' to combating loneliness

Wed, 06/02/2019 - 7:26am
VOLUNTEER dog cuddling is being offered by Barking Mad South Lakes as an 'antidote' to combating loneliness in modern society.

"Ulverston town centre is on the up"

Wed, 06/02/2019 - 6:19am
MUCH has been made recently of the crisis on south Cumbrian high streets.

Dancers go a-wassailing at the Hare and Hounds, Bowland Bridge

Wed, 06/02/2019 - 6:01am
THE dancers of Crook Morris celebrated the ancient custom of wassailing in the Lyth Valley.

Swimathon planned for Kendal

Wed, 06/02/2019 - 5:59am
SCHOOLS and charities are being invited to take part in The Rotary Club of Kendal South Westmorland's Swimathon on Saturday, March 9.

Orion is one of the most impressive and striking constellations in the whole of the sky

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 9:07pm
THE beautiful gathering - or conjunction - of Venus, Jupiter and the Moon in the morning sky may be over, with the Moon having slid out of view far to the east now, but Venus and Jupiter are still visible in the morning sky, writes STUART ATKINSON. However, now sunrise is happening a lot earlier the planets' window of visibility is short and shortening more by the day. If you want to see Venus and Jupiter you'll have less than an hour to spot them in the south eastern sky, low down, before dawn

Singer and bassist Miranda Sykes has a new album and UK tour, playing Great Langdale next week

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 7:03pm
I FIRST saw Miranda Sykes when she was sharing the stage with Show of Hands, something she still does.

Man assaulted at Grange-over-Sands

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 5:29pm
A MAN sustained facial injuries after he was assaulted outside the Co-op on Kents Bank Road, Grange-over-Sands, at approximately 5.10pm last Friday.

Queueing traffic on the A590

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 5:24pm
There are reports of queueing traffic on the A590 Ulverston Road near Main Road in the roadworks area.

New mums praise maternity staff at hospitals at Kendal, Barrow and Lancaster

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 5:22pm
A NATIONAL maternity survey has found women who gave birth in hospitals across University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) last year felt they were involved in decisions regarding their care and were treated with dignity and respect by hospital staff.

Police seek burglars who stole quad bike from Natland farm

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 5:15pm
BURGLARS who forced entry to an outbuilding at a farm on Helm Lane, Natland, over the weekend stole a green Yamaha 450cc quad bike.

Three music events to go to this week

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 5:10pm
GUITARIST Eduardo Niebla's range of music is quite staggering, traversing the worlds of jazz, classical, and pop music, collaborating with such diverse partners as Craig David, Juno Reactor, sitar maestro Nishat Khan, and the highly regarded Dante Sring Quartet. The fleet fingered virtuoso and composer presents his amazing repertoire of stunning flamenco jazz with guitarist Matthew Robinson at Ulverston's Coronation Hall, on Friday, February 8 (7.30pm). Box office 01229-587140.

Eden named fifth best place to live in UK

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 4:41pm
A QUALITY of life survey has ranked Eden as the fifth best area in the UK to live.

Chapel could be turned into homes

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 4:39pm
A PLAN to change the use of Hawes Methodist Chapel and Sunday School and convert it into three apartments and two cottages for holiday let accommodation is to be discussed by members of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's planning committee on Tuesday (Feb 12). Hawes and High Abbotside Parish Council held a special meeting to formalise a response and recommended refusal on the grounds that the proposals represent an "unacceptably significant over-development" of the site.

Have you got any old photographs you would like to share?

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 4:02pm
THIS lovely old photograph of pupils at Hutton Roof School in around 1947 was sent to us by Kath Hayhurst, of Burton-in-Kendal.

Ill-equipped couple rescued from near Ingleborough

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 4:00pm
FELL rescue volunteers hope an ill-equipped couple in their 20s who got lost while walking near Ingleborough will not be put off from future trips to the Dales.

LETTER: We need to protect Kendal from flooding

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 3:36pm
I read the report that suggested the proposed flood risk management scheme at Kendal would ‘destroy the heart of the town’ (Gazette, January 17).

MP completes RED challenge for charity

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 3:08pm
SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has run on average five miles every day for charity.

Lake District gets top spot for best active getaway in the UK

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 1:53pm
Online UK holiday rentals firm Snaptrip has compiled the best spots in the UK to get some fresh air and stay active.

Do you want to know more about the the Beastly Art of Beauty?

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 12:32pm
SOUTH Lakeland Decorative and Fine Arts Society's next lecture features Amanda Herries talking about Skin Deep, the Beastly Art of Beauty: Reality and Ridicule.