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Society in full swing with singing sisters and disco divas

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 6:11pm
GRANGE Amateur Operatic Society is in full swing this week staging Sister Act: the Musical.

Do you know where this picture was taken?

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 4:15pm
ANOTHER teaser for you. Please get in touch if you can tell us where this photograph by Joseph Hardman was taken and the name of the church shown. Get in touch at or Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL. Please include the reference number 2002.7.653 in any correspondence.

Cycle club members rewarded for achievements

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 3:57pm
MORE than 100 members of Kendal Cycle Club (KCC) attended the group's inaugural annual dinner and awards ceremony at the Castle Green Hotel.

Passion play promises powerful act of creativity and mission

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 2:11pm
NEWS is out about the next performance of A Passion for Kendal, pencilled in for Easter 2020.

Have a slice of the pie: Kirkby Lonsdale butchers wins seven awards at prestigious competition

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 1:59pm
A LUNE Valley butchers took home a huge slice of the pie in the UK’s most prestigious competition for craft products.

PROPERTY: Beware the ticking mortgage timebomb

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 12:02pm
INTEREST-only borrowers are being warned about "a ticking mortgage timebomb" that could see them having to sell their home to pay off their original loan.

CLASSIC VINYL: concept album is mod band's finest hour

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 11:55am
Ogden's Nut Gone Flake by The Small Faces on Immediate Record label 1968, value lilac label mono £250, stereo £150; pink label mono £120, stereo £80

Local schools team up with world class musicians

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 11:41am
EMMA Johnson and John Lenehan need little introduction: Emma, probably the UK's most popular clarinettist; pianist John acclaimed worldwide for his performances and recordings. Both are in great demand as recitalists, chamber musicians, soloists and recording artists and together have enjoyed a long and fruitful collaboration during their exploration of a vast range of musical genre.

Thousands raised to revamp Shap community pool

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 11:36am
AN EDEN outdoor swimming pool is set to be revamped following a three year £100,000 community fundraising effort.

Cheers: Kendal pub enjoys six-figure revamp

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 11:03am
A KENDAL pub has brewed up a new look after a six-figure refurbishment.

'Are you doing enough to keep fit and active?'

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 10:00am
AS I write out of the windows the new cohort of 10 in 10 runners get acquainted with their surroundings at Brathay ahead of the UK's ultimate endurance running event, which will see them running 10 consecutive marathons in 10 days in May.

Campaign to save disabled bays in Kendal takes a step forward

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 9:26am
OPPOSITION to the county council's plans to remove disabled parking on Market Place and Finkle Street believe they may have a legal argument to prevent the trial from taking place.

Immigration enforcement action at Dalton takeaway

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 9:06am
IMMIGRATION enforcement action carried out in a Furness town saw two men arrested for overstaying their visas.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: we can all be occasionally lacking in gratitude

Sun, 25/02/2018 - 7:06am
A MAN was once driving around town in a mad panic late for an important meeting and he couldn’t find a parking space. Finally, in a fit of desperate panic, he looked up toward heaven and pleaded, "Lord, take pity on me. If you find me a parking space just this once, I promise that I will go to church every Sunday for the rest of my life and give up my dissolute lifestyle, totally, forever." Miraculously, a parking space appeared right in front of him! The man promptly looked up again and said, "Forget it Lord. I just found one." Oh dear. Does that sort of attitude remind us of anyone we know? If we are entirely honest, we can all be a little self-interested and lacking in gratitude on occasion. Rare and regrettable human lapses, though most of us do at least try to be understanding of negative behaviour, in the spirit of Christian charity. After all, as Jesus Christ himself counselled, "let he who is without sin cast the first stone." (John 8:7). Ultimately, it is by allowing ourselves to be led by the Spirit of God and in following the example of Jesus that we learn the value of an understanding and tolerant disposition. That is what being tolerant and understanding requires: acceptance under duress; patience in adversity. These virtues, fostered openly in our daily lives, will not only speak volumes about us as Christians but also effectively demonstrate the unassailable power of the living Spirit of God.

Ambleside residents appeal to stop car vandalism at park

Sat, 24/02/2018 - 2:12pm
A 'DISGRUNTLED' local may be behind a vigilante campaign to stop people parking their cars near a Lake District park.

Sightings of Japanese knotweed sought near Beetham

Sat, 24/02/2018 - 2:01pm
A PLEA to report sightings of Japanese knotweed has gone out to parish councillors and villagers in Beetham.

PROPERTY: Housing growth boosts Claughton brickworks

Sat, 24/02/2018 - 12:01pm
A NORTH Lancashire brickworks has been given a multi-million-pound boost thanks to growth in the housing market.

Scammers in Kendal target elderly women

Sat, 24/02/2018 - 10:18am
A FRAUDSTER pretending to be police conned two elderly Kendal women out of thousands of pounds.

Family 'disgusted' as locks of dead war hero father and husband handed to them

Sat, 24/02/2018 - 8:48am
A HEALTH trust has apologised after a grieving daughter was presented with locks of hair and a hand print from her late war hero dad.

Four per cent tax rise and £30m of savings to be made by Cumbria County Council

Sat, 24/02/2018 - 8:45am
MEASURES which will cut more than £30m from Cumbria County Council's budget and increase tax by four per cent have been rubber-stamped.