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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.

Drug dealing gangs are targetting Cumbria

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 5:20am
CUMBRIA’S police and crime commissioner has hit out at the “insidious” creep of organised crime into Cumbria.

Drivers warned over delays on A590

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 10:33pm
MOTORISTS are being warned to expect delays on the A590 with roadworks set to start.

Indie band Cub Sport are playing loud and proud at Kendal Library

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 6:19pm
CUB Sport are bringing their own brand of indie dream pop to Kendal Library next week as part of their UK and European headline album tour, in collaboration with Get it Loud in Libraries.

InstaVolt plans electric car chargers at Booths, Kirkby Lonsdale

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 6:01pm
ELECTRIC car charging bays have been proposed for the Booths supermarket at Kirkby Lonsdale.

Kirkby Stephen family man died after fall

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 6:00pm
A FATHER of eight who was a well known and popular figure in the Kirkby Stephen area died from natural causes after being admitted to hospital following a fall.

Naval commander from South Lakes receives honour at Buckingham Palace

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 6:00pm
A NAVAL commander who grew up in South Lakeland has been made a CBE for his work in overseeing UK maritime operations in a vast area of the Middle East.

Award-winning folk trio tune up for next weekend's 'grand' gig

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 4:03pm
TOP folk trio Lau return with a new album Midnight and Closedown, and a gig at Lancaster Grand Theatre on Saturday, February 16 as part of their 2019 UK tour. Lau are a four-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning band hailing from Edinburgh, comprised of musicians Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle). The trio achieved great acclaim with their 2007 debut album Lightweights and Gentlemen, going on to release numerous accol

Awe takes us into the heart of the creator

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 1:46pm
DOES any piece of music send a shiver up your spine? What about a poem, or a painting? Or the taste of a well made curry or cake? How do you respond? Perhaps with awe of the composer for writing such music, or of the performers, the poet, painter, cook, baker. Such a gift, we think, glimpsing something about the other person we cannot fully express.

Hi-tech age to reach Postman Pat's valley in Lakes

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 12:38pm
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.

This was the album they say music was born

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 12:21pm
The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets, Vogue-Coral label 1958, value, first pressing £150; second pressing £100

Revised Kendal flood plans see 200 trees spared

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 12:00pm
REVISED plans for Kendal's multi-million pound flood defence scheme which will see more than 200 of the trees threatened by construction work spared have been backed by MP Tim Farron.

Fire crews rescue horse stuck in muddy bog

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 11:21am
FIRE-FIGHTERS from Kirkby Stephen and Kendal were equine heroes when they rescued a horse which had become stuck in a muddy bog.

Special screenings of Japanese films opens at the Brewery this week

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 11:20am
A ROMANTIC fantasy about a cinema fan who brings his silver screen heroine to life opens a special film series screened at the Brewery.

New priest-in-charge installed for Milnthorpe and Heversham

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 10:57am
THE Rev Bryan Kerr has been licensed and installed as priest-in-charge of Milnthorpe and Heversham, with the Benefice of Levens.

Quirky Coach launches sessions for small business

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 10:01am
A successful travel blogger is launching a series of coaching sessions to help small business owners.

LETTER: We need to find a way to protect these bridges

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 9:00am
The RAC Foundation warns half the road bridges in some areas could collapse if used by the heaviest lorries.

Kendal church to host women's World Day of Prayer service

Sun, 10/02/2019 - 8:30am
AN ecumenical Women's World Day of Prayer service on the theme "Come-Everything is Ready" will be held at Kendal Parish Church at 2pm on Friday March 1.