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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.

PROPERTY: Cumbrian estate agent to boost high-street profile

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:00pm
A CUMBRIAN estate agent is raising its profile on the high street.

Everything you need to know about Kendal Christmas lights switch-on

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:03am
THE wintry streets of Kendal will light up for the festive season on Sunday, November 19 when Father Christmas arrives in town for the big switch-on.

GARDENING: moving plants to take advantage of space, light or more favourable conditions

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 10:34am
THERE are times when plants need to move, writes TOM ATTWOOD. Some can do this themselves to an extent, although ‘moving’ is embellishing the truth a little, more, spreading to a new site to take advantage of space, light or more favourable conditions. With the best will in the world an established woody shrub or small tree can’t hitch up its lower branches and move to the other side of the garden (thankfully). But if it’s of the size that can realistically be tackled we as gardeners can move some pretty established plants provided it’s done between now and March, in the least damaging way as possible. Every other week I use the words ‘there are always exceptions’ and in this instance, it wholeheartedly applies. It's not the easiest subject to generalise as shrubs and trees have root balls that differ from their neighbours. The main thing is to minimise the number of roots that you cut through and sacrifice in the process of moving the plant. As a good rule when you come to dig around the base of the plant the circumference of the circle you dig wants to match the outer edge of the branches. This is referred to in some cases as the ‘dripline’ i.e. where the raindrops run off from the outer most leaves onto the soil. Instead of making a single vertical cut in into the soil and through the roots, cut a ring-shaped trench the width of your spade. Once you’ve got the circular trench dug, make horizontal cuts going under the base of the plant, angle the spade downwards to minimise the roots you lose and to maximise those you can salvage. Once the root ball is loose, slide a plastic sheet beneath it (this will involve much juggling and mild cursing). When this is done you’ll be able to move the plant more easily, sliding it on the sheet and transplanting it to the freshly prepared site.

LETTER: Rule Britannia!

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 9:24am
THE writer of 'We need another referendum' (Letters, October 26), crafts a legalistic argument which misses the point of the democratic mandate from us Brits to regain control of our country from an unelected foreign commission presided over by an executive at the top of the EU pyramid.

New tapas restaurant opens in South Lakeland town

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 9:00am
A NEW tapas bar with dishes inspired by popular cuisine from around the world has opened in a South Lakeland market town.

Kendal biker to take on epic 1,200 challenge

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:57am
A KENDAL endurance racer is preparing to embark on a gruelling 1,200 mile rally in North America - the longest non-stop point-to-point race in the world.

AGONY CHEF: making desserts for vegans can be a bit tricky

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:10am
I’m going to a party and have to take a vegan dessert. Has chef any suggestions?

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Five South Westmorland men died in the Battle of Broodseinde 100 years ago

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:46am
Historian David Shackleton reveals the identities of five South Westmorland men who died in the Battle of Broodseinde, which began in October 1917

PROPERTY: Top tips for selling your home this winter

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:00am
PEOPLE looking to sell their home this winter are being offered expert advice by the industry body for estate agents.

PROPERTY: The 20 must-have items for your toolbox

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:00am
BUILDER and former Great British Bake Off finalist Richard Burr - author of BIY: Bake It Yourself - compiles his list of the 20 essential items every DIY-er needs in their toolbox.

Latest planning applications submitted to the Lake District National Park Authority

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 6:46am
Latest planning applications received by Lake District National Park Authority

Positive Parenting with Chris Garner - helping your child with speech

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 6:00pm
SOME people believe teaching your child to talk is something that comes much later in our baby’s development. Would it surprise you to learn the first six months can be one of the most sociable times of a child’s life?

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