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Pensioner Tony is King of the Castle

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 5:50am
A MAN who has struggled with lung problems and breathing difficulties since he was a child has achieved an ambition of climbing to the top of Kendal Castle.

Cumbria Police launch weapons amnesty to get illegal firearms and knives off the streets

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 5:49am
A WEAPONS amnesty begins in Cumbria today (Monday, November 13) to allow unlawfully held or unwanted guns, knives and ammunition to be surrendered to police.

New book evokes Cumbria's rich industrial heritage

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 6:00pm
EVOCATIVE images from Cumbria's rich industrial past - from coppice cutting to Backbarrow's famous "Dolly Blue works" - have been gathered together in an intriguing new book.

Powerful drama is Ulverston Outsiders next theatrical offering

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 5:36pm
A COMPELLING story of love, guilt and the corrupting power of greed, is Ulverston Outsiders' latest, much awaited, theatrical offering.

Charity gives Robert the trip of a lifetime

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 5:11pm
A SOUTH Lakeland boy born at just 26 weeks was given the holiday of a lifetime when a children's charity invited him on a trip to the United States.

NOSTALGIA: Dad built the new doctor’s surgery

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 4:20pm
Kendal Oral History Group aims to compile a picture of earlier times through the memories of some of the area’s older residents. The well-loved and respected D. Sheila Cochrane was born in 1923 and interviewed in July 1992.

BOOK REVIEW: the sometimes overlooked beauty of Cumbria’s neighbouring county

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 4:02pm
Lancashire in Photographs by Jon Sparks, £16.99

Premier League gifts football equipment to primary school

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 3:13pm
FOOTBALL enthusiasts at a South Lakes school can look forward to honing their skills after being awarded a Premier League Primary Stars equipment pack.

Seven resign from Burneside Parish Council after neighbourhood plan is abandoned

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 3:02pm
A VEIL of secrecy has been thrown over the mass resignation of seven members of a South Lakeland parish council.

PODIUM: We must never forget those who gave their lives in service for their country

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 1:44pm
A NUMBER of years ago, before I was a Member of Parliament, I went to a local car boot sale and looking through all the bric-a-brac and things from days gone by, I came across a bronze plaque.

Carousel "was a dream come true" for number one singer

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 1:28pm
BY HER own admission, Katherine Jenkins just loves Christmas, writes JOHN ANSON.

CLASSIC VINYL: songs of growing up and getting old

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 12:30pm
Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel, released in 1968 by CBS records, value £50

PROPERTY: Govt seeks ways to ease the home buying process

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 12:00pm
THE Government is asking estate agents, solicitors and mortgage lenders for ways to help make the house buying process "cheaper, faster and less stressful".

Great North Swim to move to a new home next year

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 11:01am
THE Great North Swim will be moving to a new home on Windermere next year after outgrowing its current venue.

BOOK REVIEW: more trials and tribulations in Yorkshire family saga

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 10:00am
The Windfell Family Secrets by Diane Allen, £6.99

Brockhole car park extension sets 'dangerous' precedent, says councillor

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 9:47am
A PLANNING authority's decision to approve an extension to parking provision at a popular Lake District attraction sets a 'dangerous' precedent, according to one councillor.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: "love thy neighbour as thy self" is not complex in its concept but for mankind it has proved impossible

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 7:12am
WHEN Red Coats were pursued by Jacobites in 1689, one soldier made the death defying leap across the gorge at Killikrankie. He had faith that there was a better life on the other side. In modern day management speak he was ‘Jumping the Curve,’ that leap across the abyss from one culture or strategy to another with an upward trajectory.

PROPERTY: Time to check your gutters, says British Gas

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 7:00am
HOUSEHOLDERS are being warned to keep a step ahead of November's wet weather by British Gas.

Thirty years pulling pints for Holme landlords

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 3:11pm
LANDLORDS of the Smithy Inn in Holme have celebrated their 30th anniversary at the pub with a party.

47th Powerboat Records Week proves to be a huge success

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 1:53pm
THE 47th Powerboat Records Week was one of the most popular since moving from Windermere to Coniston Water in 2005.