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300 jobs could be created as Marks and Spencer and Aldi eye up South Lakes town

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 12:00pm
PLANS to bring two retail giants into Ulverston in a development which could create 300 jobs have prompted concerns the town centre economy will be damaged.

Your guide to gigs in the Kendal area

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 10:42am
THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: The Kut and the Paps. Burgundys, Kendal: Trefor Owen Quartet/Spirit of Shearing. Unicorn Inn, Ambleside: Open Mic Night.

The Human League in conversation

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 10:35am
Responsible for some of the most memorable songs of the eighties including the number one hit Don’t You Want Me?, Phil Oakey, Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sully are now one of the most popular bands on the festival circuit, writes John Anson.

Grant boost should help Kendal Town Ladies attract more young footballers

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 9:18am
Kendal Town FC Ladies are celebrating after being awarded a Grow the Game grant, something that has attracted praise from England manager Gareth Southgate.

Vicky's Six Brilliant things To Do This Week ...

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 7:00am
What's on this week ...

REVIEW: ensemble's exquisite singing was an evening to remember

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:37pm
The King's Men, St George`s Church, Kendal

Stained glass window vandals cause more than £4,000 worth of damage in Ulverston

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 4:11pm
VANDALS who smashed large stained-glass windows at an unoccupied house in Ulverston have caused an estimated £4,000 worth of damage.

Passing loop needed for Lakes Line, says MP

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 4:08pm
THE government must use funds saved by the shelving the Lakes Line electrification plans to invest in a passing loop to increase capacity, South Lakes MP Tim Farron said today.

Police hunt thieves who stole money from cash box at Kirkby Lonsdale toilets

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:57pm
POLICE are investigating the theft of money from a cash box at the public toilets on Jingling Lane, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Windermere Ferry will be out of service tomorrow for repairs

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:46pm
THE Windermere Ferry will not be operating for part of the day tomorrow as it is taken out of service by Cumbria County Council to undergo urgent repairs.

Man handed jail sentence for Kendal assault and theft

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:45pm
A MAN has admitted assaulting a male inside his Kendal home and stealing belongings from him.

Celebrated Korean craft masters feature in special day of presentations and workshops

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:45pm
THREE of Korea's top crafts people are heading to the region in a cultural collaboration with their UK counterparts.

Three people and company face alleged fraud offences centred on Flookburgh visitor attraction

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:46am
POLICE have charged a company and three people following an extensive investigation centred on Ducky’s Park Farm - a petting zoo and tourist attraction based in Flookburgh.

New homes scheme recommended for go ahead

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:22am
PLANS to build 16 new homes on a cleared site in Low Bentham Road, High Bentham, are being recommended for approval.

Missing woman could be in South Lakeland

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:17am
Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a woman missing from Salford. Larissa Drake, 23, was reported missing to police yesterday (Tuesday August 1). She was last seen in Manchester city centre on July 27. Larissa is described as white, with long brown hair, and wears glasses. It is unknown what clothes she was last wearing. She recently changed her name from Amy Noble so it is possible that people will still know her by this name. Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting missing person reference number MP/17/0104937 or incident number  818 of 1 August 2017.

Appointment of dedicated farming officer is a first for the Lake District

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:08am
A FIRST ever dedicated farming officer has been appointed by the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA).

Weather forces organisers to cancel next week's Lunesdale Show

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 10:16am
A POOR weather forecast combined with already sodden ground has forced organisers of Tuesday’s Lunesdale Show to cancel the event.

Michael runs for his dad

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 6:51am
A 71-YEAR-OLD Kirkby Lonsdale man has run 30km and exceeded his fundraising targets in a challenge to raise money for North West Cancer Research.

Kirkby Lonsdale Art Society summer exhibition is a must-see show

Tue, 01/08/2017 - 8:18pm
AUGUST is probably the busiest month for art society exhibitions - and this year is no exception.

REVIEW: talented young artists add extra creative flair to outstanding art society exhibition

Tue, 01/08/2017 - 7:02pm
MEMBERS of Windermere Art Society have truly upped the ante this year with one of its most outstanding and innovative annual exhibitions.