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Mystery benefactor boosts Oaklea Trust's hopes for Appleby flats

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 6:06pm
A GENEROUS gift from a "mystery benefactor" has boosted hopes for a former elderly people's home in Appleby.

People urged to have the jab as flu cases rise

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 4:17pm
SOUTH Cumbria and Lancashire's medical director has urged people who are in at-risk groups to get themselves vaccinated, as numbers of people experiencing flu symptoms in the area continue to rise. Dr Kieran Murphy, Medical Director for NHS England warned that people with long-term conditions such as asthma, heart-disease and diabetes are particularly at risk of serious illness as the flu virus continues to spread.

500 young runners take part in cross country trials

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 4:13pm
Sedbergh Preparatory School welcomed more than 500 young runners from 27 local primary schools for the annual South Lakeland District Cross-Country Trials.

Wildman Street road narrowing proposal decision made

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 4:00pm
A ROAD-narrowing scheme in Kendal which sparked outrage among residents and commuters is to be scrapped by the local authority.

Kendal woman sentenced for 'Festive Friday' assault on three police officers

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 3:49pm
A Kendal woman has been sentenced for assaulting three police officers in the town on ‘Festive Friday'.

University of Cumbria has 'wealth' of creativity says arts chief

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 2:55pm
ONE of the most significant figures in the UK's arts and culture scene visited Cumbria to see the wealth of cultural organisations that work in the county.

Technology and a big whale to highlight Settle Stories Festival

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 2:46pm
SHOWS featuring a touch of technology and a giant 50 foot whale will be among the highlights for the seventh Settle Stories Festival in April.

Entries open for Cumbria Tourism Awards 2018

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 2:46pm
THE search is officially on to find the shining stars of the county's £2.72 billion tourism industry as entries open for this year's Cumbria Tourism Awards.

Public drop ins held over future flood prevention measures

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 2:12pm
MEASURES to help prevent future flooding in South Lakeland are to be announced at two public meetings organised by the Environment Agency.

Police appeal following attempted robbery at South Lakeland hotel

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 1:44pm
A MAN and a woman suffered minor injuries as thieves attempted to steal jewellery from them at a South Lakeland hotel yesterday.

Art lovers descend on Kendal gallery to see world famous work

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 1:15pm
A WORLD renowned work of art created by one of the masters of painting natural light has gone on show at Abbot Hall.

LETTER: Donald Trump's tactics over Korea seem to be paying dividends

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 12:50pm
WHILE I am certainly not an admirer of American President Donald Trump the man, I do believe he is possibly serving a useful purpose in unexpected ways.

Young poets invited to wax lyrical about Deep Waters to celebrate world heritage status for the Lakes

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 12:42pm
YOUNG poets throughout Cumbria are asked to write about “Deep Waters” to celebrate world heritage status for the Lake District.

Fire spread from bonfire to caravan in Canal Foot

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 12:17pm
FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze in the South Lakeland village of Canal Foot this morning (January 18).

Councillor causes controversy by filming in meeting

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 12:07pm
A CONSERVATIVE councillor caused controversy when he filmed a Cumbria County Council meeting despite being asked to stop by his peers.

Car collides with central reservation on A590

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 11:33am
A CAR collided with the central reservation on the A590 at Lindale Hill this morning (January 18).

Weather system will help protect rare plants and aid ice climbers

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:34am
RARE plants and ice climbers are both set to benefit from a new monitoring system that tracks winter weather conditions on one of the UK's most imposing mountains.

Hedge layers to compete in prestigious annual competition

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:34am
Professional and amateur hedge layers from across the north of England will once again be testing their skills as they come together at Friends of the Lake District’s Annual Hedge-laying Competition on Saturday January 20.

RSPB birdwatch to help dwindling garden wildlife numbers

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:13am
THOUSANDS of people across Cumbria are expected to watch and count their garden birds for the upcoming RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2018.

Family pays tribute to 'gentle giant' Nicholas, 36

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:12am
THE family of an immensely popular born-and-bred Kendalian who died in the New Year have paid a touching tribute to him.