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Man dies after shotgun stand-off with police

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 6:41pm
Police have confirmed a 63-year-old man has died following an incident near Hardendale Quarry, Shap.

New room for parents of poorly newborns opens at Furness General

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 6:01pm
THE grateful family of a prematurely born baby boy have given "a lasting legacy" to the hospital that saved his life.

Charity urges opposition to Kendal car park bid

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 6:00pm
SUPPORTERS of charity group Friends of the Lake District have been urged to object to a bid to restore a controversial Kendal car park.

Kendal pub runner up in national award

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 6:00pm
REGULARS at Kendal's Fell Bar are raising a glass to the pub's success in being named runner up in a poll for a national award.

Future of Kendal's crown post office under the spotlight

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 5:25pm
THE Post Office Ltd has launched its consultation over the future of the Kendal branch.

Kirkbie Kendal School retains 'good' rating form Ofsted

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 5:23pm
A SOUTH Lakeland secondary school has held onto its ‘good’ level classification following an Ofsted inspection.

Kendal Town Council to increase its precept to pay for special projects

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 5:07pm
KENDAL Town Council's element of the annual Band D Council Tax is to rise by £2.86 to help fund a number of projects in the town.

LETTER: There is much that could be done to improve the Lakes railway line

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 4:50pm
AROUND 1970 the Windermere branch line was reduced to what it now is by British Rail’s so-called ‘rationalisation’.

Estate agency Humberts expands expertise in the Lake District

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 1:45pm
ESTATE agent Humberts say it has expanded its expertise in the Lake District by appointing regional manager Gerry Mahoney, who was born and bred in the Lakes.

Part of A590 shut after crash

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 1:40pm
THE A590 is shut in both directions near Newby Bridge after a collision.

GPS interactive treasure hunt comes to Windermere

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 1:01pm
A GPS inspired interactive treasure hunt is coming to Windermere.

Yellow weather warning for snow in Cumbria

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 12:59pm
A Yellow weather warning for the North West has been issued as wintry conditions are set to hit.

Slow down traffic to help save Cumbrian landscape

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 12:50pm
DRIVERS should be forced to go slower on Cumbria’s fell roads to help protect walkers and livestock – and encourage them to appreciate the upland landscape.

Heavy rain holds up Stainton Aqueduct repairs on Lancaster Canal

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 12:01pm
HEAVY rainfall has brought a temporary halt to repairs at the storm-damaged Stainton Aqueduct on the Lancaster Canal.

Lorry gets stuck under bridge this morning

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 11:26am
A LORRY carrying pallets got stuck trying to pass under a bridge near Skipton Hospital this morning.

Armed response unit called to quarry at Shap

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 9:20am
A POLICE armed response unit and negotiators are still dealing with an ongoing incident near Hardendale Quarry, Shap, after a man was found with a shotgun in woodland yesterday evening.

Wordsworth poetry competition launched for young poets

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 7:30am
YOUNG poets throughout Cumbria are being invited to show their skills to a descendant of William Wordsworth.

Special habitat for wonderful range of wildlife

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 7:14am
Lowick Common

Greater fairness on the way for business tenants, says RICS

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 6:01am
THE Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says businesses will be given greater protection against "unfair and unclear service charges" from this April.

Time goes by so slowly when saving

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 6:01am
SEVEN months is the average time people in the North West have been saving to get on the property ladder, according to a new study.