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CLASSIC VINYL: a collection of songs that defined a changing world

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 12:48pm
Forever Changes by Love recorded in 1967 and released on Elektra Records, value £200 mono orange label, £170 stereo orange label

Kirkby Lonsdale pork pie wins upper crust prize

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 12:00pm
TASTY pork pies baked at a Kirkby Lonsdale butchers' shop have made the upper crust at a competition.

Walker, 51, fractures leg after fall

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 8:51am
A 51-YEAR-OLD woman was attended to by the Cave Rescue Organisation after falling near Clapham.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: it's not like sending an email off into cyberspace wondering if it will ever be read

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 7:02am
PUSH the button! You must be joking, right? The online retailer Amazon suggested that I might like their new product. Looking into it, it's a small button you place near regular items you use in your house. For example, there's an Andrex button which you place by your loo roll and when you're about to run out you simply press the button and its places it on your online shopping list. I like technology, but that's just lazy! There are many emergency buttons you might like to hit in life's twists and turns. Our natural instinct as humans is to try and solve situations on our own, maybe even turning to Google.

Power operator prepared to deal with impact of Storm Brian

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 2:53pm
ELECTRICITY North West has drafted in extra engineers and call centre agents in preparation for Storm Brian. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind for today (October 21) between 4am and midnight with anticipated gales of up to 55mph in Cumbria, Lancashire and along the coast.  In response, Electricity North West has drafted in extra engineers and call centre agents to help keep power on, repair any potential damage caused by Storm Brian and help customers 24/7.  Chris Fox, networks systems manager for Electricity North West, said: “Just this week we experienced the impact of severe weather on the power network with ex-hurricane Ophelia on Tuesday.  “Our engineers worked incredibly hard to repair the damage and restore power to 25,000 customers as quickly as possible and we are again fully prepared for Storm Brian.  “We are taking extra measures and we have extra engineers and call centre staff on standby and ready to act when required.  “If customers do see any damage to our overhead power lines please stay away and report it to us on the free national power cut number, 105.  “We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week if customers need any help or advice.” 

Burneside bridge closure sparks anger over inaction

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 1:58pm
A BRIDGE that has been closed for safety reasons has split a village in two and sparked criticism over why action has not be taken sooner.

A Day in Venice puts one of Cumbria's best known and highly rated painters back on the exhibition trail

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 12:06pm
ARTIST Phil Hobbs needs little introduction these days. One of Cumbria's best known and highly rated painters, the Old Courthouse Gallery, at Ambleside, is hosting an exhibition by the county's own Canaletto - A Day in Venice: a Watercolour Journey, running until Sunday, November 5. The exhibition includes a selection of Phil's exquisite paintings of Venice, all of which feature in his new book Venice: A Watercolour Journey.

PROPERTY: New gardens sow seeds of change at Barrow flats

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 12:00pm
NEWLY created gardens have sown seeds of change in a once-rundown part of Barrow-in-Furness, says a firm of landscape architects.

PROPERTY: Barratt Homes wins five stars for customer satisfaction

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 12:00pm
BARRATT Homes has been awarded a maximum five-star rating in the new Home Builders Federation customer satisfaction survey for 2017.

PROPERTY: How to make house rentals a happy experience

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 12:00pm
WHETHER you are renting for the first time or are an experienced tenant, renting a property can present challenges for the unprepared.

British mountaineer expresses 'regret' over 'tongue-in-cheek' comments

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 11:53am
A RENOWNED British mountaineer has expressed regret over 'off the cuff' comments he made describing mountain rescue as 'sport'.

GARDENING: plants to help create some privacy

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 11:41am
PLANTING for privacy needn’t mean creating an evergreen fortress, writes TOM ATTWOOD. Privacy is something most of us want, especially in our garden spaces and by using and selecting a range of plants this is entirely achievable.

Duchess opens dairy’s new expanded premises

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 8:42am
AN expanded dairy in the Yorkshire Dales has been officially opened by the Duchess of Northumberland.

AGONY CHEF: keep it fairly simple do one type of curry and one type of noodle dish

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 8:27am
I’ve been set the challenge of making a meal for eight based on dishes from Thailand. What would chef serve as the main?

Former Sedbergh pupil takes on charity challenges

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 8:26am
A LAKE District man who launched a "Going the Distance" campaign has raised thousands of pounds for a charity close to his heart after completing a series of testing challenges.

Positive Parenting with Chris Garner - Getting ready for half term

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 6:00pm
HALF term is a time for a break from school and nursery. The autumn half term falls when it is dark, cold, wet and windy and it is a time (if you are not working) for a few lazy days, providing you and your family with an opportunity to rest and recharge.

PROPERTY: Solicitor John Cooke on Energy Performance Certificates

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 6:00pm
AN ENERGY Performance Certificate (EPC) shows information about the energy efficiency of your property.

Lake District photographer targets world leaders in climate change battle

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 4:29pm
A LAKE District photographer is planning to send a copy of his book documenting the impact of climate change to every world leader to alert them to the realities of the global threat.

Former Lakes pub landlord jailed for downloading indecent images of children

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 3:51pm
A FORMER Lake District pub landlord who downloaded "utterly repellent" indecent images of children has been jailed for a year.