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A LAKE District man is believed to have become the quickest-ever person to walk all 214 Wainwright fells without transport support.
TARN Hows near Coniston has been named the 11th best picnic spot in the UK, with Fell Foot Park, near Newby Bridge, just missing out on a top 20 place.
A NUMBER of emergency vehicles were called to Grange after a couple and their dog became stranded by the incoming tide.
ENCHANTING mermaids, magical fairies and dastardly pirate, Captain Hook, descend on Appleby Castle next week when Chapterhouse Theatre Company stages its all new production of Peter Pan.
THE number of young string quartets appearing on our concert platforms seems to mushroom year by year, the result perhaps of the numerous chamber music competitions open to young players nearing the end of their conservatoire training, writes CLIVE WALKLEY.
A MASTER plan funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund entitled Reimagining Wordsworth is being developed by the Wordsworth Trust, to improve the visitor experience at Dove Cottage and Town End, writes JANE RENOUF.
With the summer holidays in full swing garden projects are a wonderful way for adults and children to get outside in the fresh air, and positively direct pent-up energy into something meaningful and constructive.
A LONG-serving school governor at Bentham school, Wendy Dowbiggin, celebrated her retirement with a party at The Horse and Farrier in Low Bentham.
DREAMCATCHER: Alex Hossack and Catherine Aubrey interpret your dreams
A LAKE District landowner is seeking to reunite long-lost World War One medals with a soldier's descendants after they were found in a field.
POLICE are appealing for information after a group of three people broke into an Ingleton industrial estate.
RUSTLERS have stolen a number of sheep from near Settle.
LOVE Ambleside’s Festival of the Fells takes place next month, following the success of its inaugural festival last September. It is designed to appeal to all those who love the Lakes, offering a wide range of outdoor activities and taster sessions with guided events ranging from an electric bike ride to wild swimming in daylight and at night.
From August 14-20, Britons around the country will be celebrating one of our nation’s greatest traditions with Afternoon Tea Week.
CONTRARY to popular opinion, shooting stars aren't actually that rare. They're zipping across the sky every night, but you'll only see them if you're looking in the right direction at the right time. But half a dozen or so times every year, when Earth ploughs through one of the many streams of dust left behind by a comet orbiting the Sun, we can guarantee seeing more than usual for a short period - an event astronomers call a meteor shower.
FORGET about putting Baby in the corner, Katie Eccles will be very much centre stage when the hit musical Dirty Dancing comes to Blackpool, writes JOHN ANSON.
REVIEW: baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist Simon Lepper are perfect partnership in Schubert’s Winterreise
A PERFORMANCE of Schubert’s great song cycle Winterreise is a major challenge for any singer and pianist, writes CLIVE WALKLEY. This dark, highly dramatic work requires immense stamina and concentration, especially when sung in its entirety without a break and from memory. Such was the task that the young baritone Benjamin Appl and his pianist Simon Lepper set themselves when they performed this wonderful cycle at Kendal's St Thomas’s Church.
CARNFORTH Town Council will discuss the appointment of a warden to address the problems of dog fouling at a meeting later this month. In the mean time, the town clerk will contact his colleague at Morecambe to see if councillors are able to share their experiences of employing a warden.
Laura Fiske, Planning Officer for Friends of the Lake District, argues that Kendal does not need a Northern Relief Road
A SOAP star will be making a personal appearance at a Kendal town centre shop over the weekend.