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Jack becomes quickest person to walk all 214 Wainwright fells without transport support

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:47pm
A LAKE District man is believed to have become the quickest-ever person to walk all 214 Wainwright fells without transport support.

Lakes beauty spot named as one of best places for a picnic in the UK

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:22pm
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.

Couple cut off by the tide at Grange-over-Sands

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:11pm
A NUMBER of emergency vehicles were called to Grange after a couple and their dog became stranded by the incoming tide.

Peter Pan and friends descend on castle

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:35pm
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.

REVIEW: immaculate playing from prizewinning quartet

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:17pm
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.

Council hears trust's master plan to improve visitor experience

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:09pm
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.

Ten good reasons to get children involved in gardening this summer

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:50am
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.

Long-serving school governor Wendy Dowbiggin retires

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:00am
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: I'm in a play being directed by Simon Cowell of the X-Factor

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:52am
DREAMCATCHER: Alex Hossack and Catherine Aubrey interpret your dreams

Long-lost World War One medals found in Lake District field

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:00am
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 appeal after break in at industrial estate

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:53am
POLICE are appealing for information after a group of three people broke into an Ingleton industrial estate.

Thieves steal 20 sheep and lambs from field

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:48am
RUSTLERS have stolen a number of sheep from near Settle.

Ambleside gears up for Festival of the Fells

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:30am
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.

LETTER: Hold an afternoon tea and raise money for vulnerable horses and donkeys

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 6:40am
From August 14-20, Britons around the country will be celebrating one of our nation’s greatest traditions with Afternoon Tea Week.

SKYWATCH: eyes on the skies for shooting star show

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 7:48pm
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.

Katie's having the time of her life in Dirty Dancing

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 7:30pm
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

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 6:25pm
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.

Town bids to tackle dog fouling problem

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 5:11pm
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.

PODIUM: Kendal does not need a Northern Relief Road

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 4:50pm
Laura Fiske, Planning Officer for Friends of the Lake District, argues that Kendal does not need a Northern Relief Road

Emmerdale star heads to Kendal

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 4:22pm
A SOAP star will be making a personal appearance at a Kendal town centre shop over the weekend.