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Hilarious show that gives a physical theatre twist to Gothic tale

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 5:54pm
A BRAND new dose of comedy theatre is heading to the Brewery.

LETTER: We should leave the EU in March 2019 - deal or no deal

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 3:21pm
The 52 per cent that voted leave in the Referendum have the absolute right to feel let down by Prime Minister Theresa May.

Public consultation organised over plans to extend life of a South Lakeland quarry

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 2:22pm
A SLOWDOWN in production due to the economic downturn has led to the country's largest sustainable materials and construction company to look at extending the life of a South Lakeland limestone quarry.

Artist's creative response to fulfilling lifelong African dream

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 12:09pm
ONE of Heather Cowie's lifelong dreams had been to travel to the Okavango Delta at Botswana.

Sedbergh road blocked due to collision

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 12:07pm
A COLLISION between Castle Road and Rusland Park has forced the closure of Sedbergh Road (A684) in both directions.

Firefighters tackle car fire on M6

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 11:32am
A CAR fire on the M6 saw firefighters called out in the early hours of this morning (October 9).

South Lakeland holiday home named as the most romantic in the country

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 10:46am
A SOUTH Lakeland holiday home has been named as the most romantic property in the country.

First-half goals send Kendal through to next round

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 9:46am
KENDAL Town progressed into the second qualifying round of The FA Trophy after a hard-fought 2-1 win against Radcliffe Borough at The Pye Motors Stadium.

Drug warning put out following three hospitalisations in Kendal

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 9:34am
Police are issuing a drug warning following three teenage men from the Kendal being admitted to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary over the previous three days.

Body found in River Kent

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 8:02am
Police have confirmed that a body was found in the River Kent on Saturday (October 7). The discovery was made by a member of the public down from Romney Bridge shortly after 5pm. The death is not being treated as suspicious and the Coroner has been informed.

Play that puts 20 years of excessive drinking centre stage

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 8:05pm
SOAKED is the new play by acclaimed Cumbrian writer and actress Emma Rydal and is heading to Ulverston's Coronation Hall on Friday, October 13 (7.30pm).

World class foursome opens new concert season

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 5:01pm
THE internationally renowned Brodsky Quartet launch Lancaster Art’s 49th concert season on October 19 (7.30pm) at the Great Hall, Lancaster University.

'Business as usual' for Ulverston's GSK

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 4:53pm
ULVERSTON'S GlaxoSmithKline has said that it is 'business as usual' following the news that it has shelved multimillion pound plans for a biopharmaceutical facility.

BOOK REVIEW: gift edition of much loved short story being sold for worthwhile cause

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 2:33pm
The Invisible Child by Tove Jansson, £4.99

POSITIVE PARENTING: Tips for encouraging children to do their homework

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 1:39pm
AS parents when helping our children with their homework we can offer structure, encouragement and quality control, while keeping the balance and avoiding spoon feeding our children.

CLASSIC VINYL: loud, proud and had music in their solar system

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 12:55pm
Made In Japan by Deep Purple, a double album recorded live and released in 1972 on Purple Records

Star of TV's The Bill in the theatre spotlight

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 12:45pm
BURNSIDE from The Bill has gone and got himself promoted! But that’s news to actor Chris Ellison who played the hard-nosed inspector in TV’s much-loved police drama, The Bill, writes JOHN ANSON.

NOSTALGIA: Long, hot, sunny days in seaside town

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:57am
Dorothy C Maguire (nee Coles) recalls summer days in Arnside

BOOK REVIEW: a fascinating look at the life and history of England's deepest lake

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:36am
One Man's Windermere by Bob Orrell, £14.50

FAITH VIEWPOINT: the religious significance of red squirrels

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 7:06am
“WHAT is the religious significance of the red squirrel?” asked Hanako Kuyama. She was the manager of a very courteous Japanese film crew who had come to film the St Francis Window in our church at Chapel Stile. They were apparently the Japanese equivalent of the BBC, and were filming a children’s programme - an attractive, young female presenter would walk up to the window, point out the squirrel at St Francis’ head, and the rabbit at his feet, smile and say something completely unintelligible! (only to be told to do it again slightly differently). Like so many of our visitors from Japan they were in love with all things Beatrix Potter, so to have a stained glass window which contained both Squirrel Nutkin and Peter Rabbit was too good to be true. This window is very popular with British people too - for its radiant colours done by a local craftsman and the fact that the landscape it depicts is quite obviously Langdale with its fells, house martens, rabbits and squirrels; along with the Millennium tapestry it’s our greatest visitor attraction.