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Four townhouses planned for site of former Ulverston pub

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 1:45pm
PLANS are brewing for four new homes on the site of a former Ulverston pub.

Sought after conductor makes his Haffner debut

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:17pm
THE excellent Haffner Orchestra opens it 2017/2018 season of concerts at Lancaster University's Great Hall on Saturday, November 11 (7.30pm), with a new musical director on the podium.

Police appeal after two girls, 12, chased and threatened with broken bottle in Kendal

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:10am
TWO girls have reportedly been chased around Kendal and threatened with a broken bottle.

Bank window smashed in Kirkby Lonsdale

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:00am
NATWEST Bank on Kirkby Lonsdale's Main Street has had one of its windows smashed.

Young farmers compete in sheepdog trials

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 9:53am
SETTLE and District Young Farmers held their Annual Sheepdog Trials at Bank Laithe Farm, Winterburn.

Have you started your Christmas present shopping yet?

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 8:12am
It is still 52 days until Christmas - but already shops are being decked out in festive tinsel.

Police investigate after men in van yell and whistle at teenage girl

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 8:08am
CUMBRIA Police is appealing for witnesses following a report of a public order offence in Kendal.

Car windscreen smashed in Ulverston

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 8:01am
A CAR windscreen was smashed on a street in Ulverston.

Bentham gets an early start to Bonfire Night

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 7:56am
HUNDREDS of people turned out for an early bonfire in Bentham at the weekend.

Acclaimed new score accompanies classic silent movie

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 7:32pm
FW MURNAU'S classic Dracula-inspired Nosferatu film will be screened at Beetham's Heron Theatre on Friday and Saturday, November 10/11.

SKYWATCH: broad and beautiful misty band that cuts sky in two

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 6:58pm
IT SOUNDS like we might have some frosty nights and chilly mornings coming up, if the weather forecasters are to be believed (ha!) so what's visible 'up there' at the moment? writes STUART ATKINSON.

BOOK REVIEW: A new classic spy novel from John Le Carre

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 4:08pm
A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre (Viking)

Kendal estate agent raises more than £3,000 for local charities

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 3:49pm
A KENDAL estate agent has now raised more than £3,000 through the charitable scheme he set up.

Ambleside outdoor writer wins top award

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 3:32pm
AN outdoor writer from the Lake District has scooped a national award for best guidebook.

New comedy explores return of wolves

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 2:42pm
WOLVES are Coming For You is a brand new comedy from Oliver-nominated playwright Joel Horwood. A co-production from Pentabus Theatre Company and the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, the story follows the shock reaction of residents of a sleepy village when wolves are reintroduced into the countryside surrounding their homes. Playing Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre on Friday, November 3 (7.45pm), Pentabus artistic director Sophie Motley said Joel’s brilliant play captures how the wild outside can frighten, delight and ultimately coalesce a rural community. "His observations are beautiful; intricate characters ageing from 11 to 80 are portrayed with great depth, dexterity and a wry smile."

Cumbria Westmorland Federation of Women's Institutes hold annual meeting at The Villa, Levens

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 12:15pm
THE Cumbria Westmorland Federation of Women's Institutes held their annual council meeting at The Villa, Levens.

Botanist David Bellamy commends holiday park in annual conservation awards

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 11:11am
STAFF at a north Lancashire holiday park have been dubbed "hedgerow heroes" by television botanist David Bellamy – and presented with a rare accolade.

The Bay Gateway - opened one year ago - has brought many benefits to the people of north Lancashire and further afield

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 5:07am
Lancaster Business Improvement District (BID) Manager Rachael Wilkinson takes a look back at The Bay Gateway, one year on from its opening in October last year.

World class gathering widens its adventurous appeal

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 7:08pm
KENDAL Mountain Festival director Clive Allen and his team are gearing up for this year's event and seriously keen to point out that the world class gathering is not exclusively for climbers and mountaineers with beards and expensive technical jackets.