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Ambleside man dies in river while drunk

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 11:01am
A 'LOVEABLE rogue' who had lived around Ambleside for 20 years died when he fell into the Rothay River while he was drunk, an inquest heard.

Ambleside Rushbearing takes step back in time

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 10:54am
BRIGHT sunshine provided the perfect setting for Ambleside Rushbearing last Saturday as the village’s historic and hallowed tradition of carrying flower-decorated rushes round the streets delighted onlookers.

Highly-regarded Ambleside firefighter died an alcohol-related death, coroner finds

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 10:32am
AN Ambleside man who became the first Polish national to join Cumbria Fire Service in 2003 died from an alcohol-related death, an inquest heard.

Kendal's bid for points beaten by rain at Morecambe

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 10:22am
KENDAL Cricket Club's bid to move clear of the foot of the Northern Premier League was handed a blow as rain brought an early end to their match at Morecambe.

Netherfield book Finals Day spot after wins over Lancaster and Morecambe

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 9:51am
NETHERFIELD Cricket Club progressed to the Twenty-20 Finals Day at Penrith after two comfortable victories at Parkside Road.

PROPERTY: Harding family are the first to move in at Ash Tree Park, Kendal

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 7:00am
TEACHERS Sarah and Luke Harding were the first family to unpack at Ash Tree Park, Story Homes' second development in Kendal, thanks to the Government's Help to Buy scheme.

Man who wound up landmark Lake District clock steps down after 27 years

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 6:30am
A MAN who has wound up a Lake District town's landmark clock every week for the past 27 years has decided to call time on the job.

Street Choirs Festival brings hundreds of singers to Kendal

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 6:25am
KENDAL was in good tune over the weekend as some 900 choristers from 40 different groups gathered en masse to sing.

LETTER: There was plenty of free parking in France - why can't we do that?

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 6:06am
I have just returned from a holiday in a region of France that is primarily rural but also heavily reliant on tourism - does that sound familiar?

LETTER: Praise for Furness General Hospital

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 6:00am
THERE are so many negative reports about poor care in our hospitals. I would like to re-dress this through our experience.

BOOK REVIEW: behind a rural idyll all is not as it seems...

Sun, 02/07/2017 - 6:08pm
Men on the Hill by Oliver E Cadam, £8.99

PROPERTY: spacious holiday lodge for sale at White Cross Bay, Windermere, £425,000

Sun, 02/07/2017 - 6:00pm
A SPACIOUS lodge offering uninterrupted lake views is for sale at White Cross Bay leisure park, Windermere.

PROPERTY: Don't get caught out when buying your dream house, says solicitor John Cooke of Thomson Hayton Winkley

Sun, 02/07/2017 - 6:00pm
DON'T get caught out when you buy your dream house.

Popular music series celebrates 50th birthday

Sun, 02/07/2017 - 5:39pm
THE 50th season of Hawkshead Music for a Summer Evening continues on Saturday (July 8) when acclaimed mixed voice choir Manchester Chorale brings its wide ranging repertoire to the parish church.

Contest wants to see food ‘porn’ pictures

Sun, 02/07/2017 - 5:26pm
A COMPETITION which seeks the most eye-catching dish in the North has been launched.

Silverdale teen volunteers time to help women in West Africa

Sun, 02/07/2017 - 2:40pm
A TEENAGER from Silverdale flew 4,000 miles from home to help to improve the lives of women and girls in West Africa.

REVIEW: William Byrd anthem provides fitting end to enjoyable concert

Sun, 02/07/2017 - 10:52am
Furness Bach Choir, St Mary's Parish Church, Ulverston

Police appealing for information to find missing Allithwaite man

Sun, 02/07/2017 - 9:38am
POLICE are appealing for information to help find a missing Allithwaite man.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: Faith is a deeply personal matter, and we are given free will to choose what we accept and believe

Sun, 02/07/2017 - 7:02am
“WHY does God allow suffering?” What a complex question to attempt an answer within just 260 words. All the great religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism agree with the Christian stance, which regards suffering as an inescapable element of human existence. Should we then re-phrase the question, and instead ask, “Can God help us bear our suffering?” The Bible explains that Jesus Christ was both fully God and fully human at the same time, ‘the Messiah,’ born to fulfil the old scriptures, and to bring us a ‘new covenant’ enabling God’s Kingdom to be accessible to all. Jesus also had a predestined mission to suffer a hideously painful and degrading death on the cross. He bore this unimaginable suffering for each one of us, so we may have an eternal afterlife, in which we are promised an end to suffering. God the Father’s message to us, through his son Jesus, is that God will walk beside us via his Holy Spirit, and that he will carry us through our suffering until we eventually meet him face to face in paradise. So how does this help us now, as we suffer so terribly in our daily lives? Faith is a deeply personal matter, and we are given free will to choose what we accept and believe. Whilst other faiths may have a different answer, Christianity assures us that although God does not eliminate all suffering, he will certainly help us to carry our burden, and all we have to do is open our heart to him.

PROPERTY: Kendal builders scoop award for Lakes barn conversion

Sun, 02/07/2017 - 7:00am
A KENDAL building firm has scooped two industry awards for an eco-friendly barn conversion in the Lake District.