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Queens Hotel in Ambleside sold for undisclosed sum

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 8:24am
A hotel in the heart of Ambleside has been sold.

Lane shut on M6 Northbound due to works

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 8:02am
ONE lane is closed due to drainage works on the M6 Northbound.

Three top bands for Furness Tradition's first show of 2019

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 8:03pm
THREE of the county’s finest are in the line up for Furness Tradition’s first gig of 2019 staged at Ulverston’s Coronation Hall, on Friday, February 15 (7.30pm).

Fell victim was 'talented' teacher

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 8:00pm
A "BEAUTIFUL and talented" young teacher who spoke five languages died from hypothermia on the Lake District fells after setting off alone on a 'hostel to hostel' walk.

Hi tech comes to Postman Pat's valley

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 6:00pm
A GROUNDBREAKING project which will see the remote Lake District valley which inspired the Postman Pat children’s TV series leap into a brave new world of high-tech communications is now close to completion.

LETTER: A lido without a pool is not a lido

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 4:04pm
I am the Company Secretary of Save Grange Lido Ltd. It’s pretty clear there is a degree of misunderstanding about our position regarding the restoration of the iconic listed Lido in Grange, and I thought it would help your readers to know what we have proposed to South Lakeland District Council.

Lakes Comic Art Festival gives teens a graphic history lesson

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 4:00pm
A TOOLKIT to help young people "talk and think creatively" about World War One has been launched.

Farron secures review of rural broadband tax move

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 4:00pm
THE CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond has promised to review a Government decision to scrap tax relief on a scheme designed to bring high speed broadband to rural areas in South Cumbria.

Kendal Town calls off fan meeting over 'physical threats'

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 2:05pm
A SUPPORTERS' meeting at Kendal Town FC scheduled for tonight has been cancelled amid fears of 'threats made to volunteers and members', according to the club.

Duo gives truly masterly performance to midday concert club

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 12:46pm
A LARGE audience greeted Daniel Rowland (violin) and Natacha Kudritskaya (piano) on their first visit to Kendal as guests of the Midday Concert Club, writes CLIVE WALKLEY. The duo was formed in 2011 and both artists have interesting backgrounds: Daniel was born in Britain but moved to and studied in the Netherlands; Natacha Kudritskaya was born in the Urals and studied in Kiev. What unites them artistically is their passion for music rooted in Paris during the decade of the 1920s, a time noted f

Dog owner warned animal could be put down after Lake District attack on dog

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 12:13pm
A DOG owner has been warned her pet could be put down if it is not fitted with a muzzle.

£15k gift for Oaklea Trust's extra-care housing plan in Appleby

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 12:03pm
HOPES of creating extra-care housing for elderly people in Appleby were given a £15,000 boost.

Arnside woman plans eco-friendly self-build timber cabin

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 12:01pm
AN ARNSIDE resident hopes to secure planning consent for a self-build, eco-friendly wooden cabin in her garden.

Lib Dem education chief calls for more funding during Kendal visit

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 12:00pm
LEADING Liberal Democrat Layla Moran demanded more investment in schools and public transport when she visited Kendal last week.

COMPETITION: Choose your favourite January photo for 2020 Gazette Calendar

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 11:22am
THE four finalists for January for the Gazette's 2020 Calendar competition have been chosen.

Fire-fighters rescue horse from muddy bog

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 11:20am
FIRE-FIGHTERS were equine heroes when they rescued a horse which had become stuck in a muddy bog.

'Fake' Google reviews hit Kendal estate agency Scott Bainbridge

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 10:53am
CUSTOMER reviews described as “malicious” and “fake” have left an estate agent feeling “bruised”, he told the Gazette.

Kendal racer Alan 'Bud' Jackson's died following brake failure

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 9:05am
A TWO-millimetre bend in a motorcycle part led to a crash that cost a South Lakeland motorbike racer his life, an inquest heard.

LETTER: Flooding concerns over housing plan for Kendal

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 7:08am
ANOTHER green field north of High Sparrowmire and Moorefield Close at the north east end of the Hallgarth estate off Windermere Road at Kendal is the location of an application to build 26 houses by South Lakes Housing.

South Lakeland home care agency given 'outstanding' rating

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 6:50am
A KENDAL based care agency with a 'desire to promote kindness' at the heart of its service was rated as 'Outstanding' following an inspection, the only home care providers in South Cumbria to gain an outstanding rating in even a single domain according to the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.