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Handel's Messiah and celebration of carols and readings from Thomas Hardy among festive favourites still to come

Sun, 10/12/2017 - 11:03am
ULVERSTON Choral Society perform Handel's festive favourite Messiah at St Marys Parish Church on Friday, December 15 (7.30pm).

FAITH VIEWPOINT: let Christmas be a blessing and bring the promise of renewed hope for the future

Sun, 10/12/2017 - 7:04am
ALL of us remember special times and places in our lives. We hold in our memories moments when we were suddenly aware of the power of love, or the astonishing beauty of the world, or the overwhelming importance of someone in our lives. These moments are recalled again and again, and they make a particular date and a particular place precious to us.

Why not have a go at writing some flash fiction this Christmas?

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 6:05pm
Christmas is a time for stories. Local wroter Zosia Wand, from Ulverston, offers guidance on how to write flash fiction

LETTER: Do you remember Annie?

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 3:52pm
I AM looking for some further information about a lady called Annie, who ran the Ulverston Post office more than 50 years or so ago.

OBITUARY: Ken Robinson died during trekking holiday in Nepal

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 3:08pm
A MAN who was well-known in South Lakeland running circles during the 1970s has died while on a trekking holiday in Nepal.

Kendal's first ever Rosemere Cancer Foundation Santa Dash will be repeated next year

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 2:59pm
SANTA in various guises, along with a couple of elves, made an early visit to a South Lakeland town at the weekend for Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s first ever Kendal Santa Dash/Stroll!

LETTER: We do not want these 'monstrosities' in the Lake District

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 2:42pm
IN REPLY to Mr Herbert from Northampton, who wrote to support the proposal to extend the life of the Kirby Moor windfarm (Letters, November 23, 'Extend life of the wind farm'), I believe that these bird-shredding, bat-mangling monstrosities have no place anywhere near the Lakes.

REVIEW: Strauss' Radetsky March brings curtain down on excellent youth orchestra performance

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 1:21pm
Westmorland Youth Orchestra, The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge

Former spy and top Lake District boss passes away, aged 79

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 12:56pm
A FORMER Lake District National Park Authority boss, ex-spy and 'role model' father has passed away, aged 79.

Number plate cameras on cards for Kendal's M&S car park

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 12:00pm
THE shoppers' car park at Kendal's Marks & Spencer store could get automatic number plate recognition cameras if plans are given the go-ahead.

Kirkby Stephen grandad travels to Czech Republic for pioneering £62,000 treatment for rare eye cancer

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 11:30am
A GRANDAD diagnosed with a rare form of cancer says he has been given a new lease of life after receiving pioneering treatment unavailable on the NHS.

Hawkshead Brewery unveils £3m expansion plans

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 11:03am
AN ESTABLISHED beer business has brewed up a £3million expansion plan to take it to 'the next level'.

GARDENING: being cagey about your precious fruit

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 10:56am
FRUIT cages are a super way of protecting your precious cargo from the salivating beaks of hungry garden birds, the dexterous clawing of squirrels or dogs and the sheer determination of a hungry child, writes TOM ATTWOOD.

Dental practice fights back from flooding to flourish and expand

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 9:48am
Two-years on from Storm Desmond which flooded an Eden dental surgery, the practice has not only redesigned and reopened their doors, they are now expanding to provide more care for residents.

AGONY CHEF: frittata is an egg-based Italian dish, similar to an open faced omelette

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 8:15am
I’ve made a frittata a couple of times but it’s not light enough and seems too solid. Has chef any tips?

PROPERTY: Rental market shows signs of a slowdown

Sat, 09/12/2017 - 7:00am
THE rental market is showing signs of a slowdown, according to ARLA Propertymark, the Association of Residential Letting Agents.

Special trip to Downing Street for Kendal businesswoman

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 4:12pm
A CLASSICALLY trained pastry chef from Kendal accepted an invitation to Downing Street to fly for flag for Cumbrian businesses.

Vandals cause damage at Windermere Police Station

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 3:57pm
VANDALS have smashed a window at a Lake District police station.

SLDC contests data showing it to be among high earners for car park income

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 2:36pm
SOUTH Lakeland District Council (SLDC) was among the highest-earning authorities in terms of car park income last year, figures have shown.

Coniston coach and car park plan is rejected

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 2:29pm
A PLAN to create a car park for 100 vehicles and seven coaches in a honeypot Lake District village has been rejected.