CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Appleby's historic Shire Hall have received the backing of Penrith and The Border MP David Maclean.
This Sunday thousands of runners will be attempting to achieve their personal best while raising thousands for charity in the London Marathon.
What's in the shops with the empahsis, where possible, on locally produced, seasonal and speciality foods.
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FEW families would relish the opportunity of taking on a farm in the current climate with agriculture facing an uncertain future as the Government ponders the recommendations of the Curry report, writes Farming Reporter Justin Hawkins.
CUMBRIA'S farming comm-unities remain unbowed by the devastation wrought on them by foot-and-mouth, according to new research.
A 40-person strong delegation from the European Parliament is set to sweep across the region in a bid to hear fresh voices in the foot-and-mouth debate.
LLOYDS TSB bank has updated its guide to help farmers tap into Government funding streams.
THE search is on to find the leading suckler herd in Cumbria and Northumberland.
MORE than 1,000 tonnes of farm waste plastic has now been removed from Cumbria farms by the county's farm plastic recycling scheme.
LANCASTER City Council could become one of the first in the country to set up a 'civil partnership register' for gay and unmarried couples.
MEMBERS of all Lakeland fell packs, the Countryside Alliance, farmers and country sport enthusiasts are gathering outside the DEFRA office in Carlisle tomorrow to deliver a letter addressed to rural affairs minister Alun Michael protesting about his…
LOCAL skateboarders are hoping money seized from convicted drug dealers will be heading to Lancaster to fund a skate park.
Shoppers stood in silence and scores of businesses and stores closed on Tuesday as a last mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
TESTS are being carried out on samples taken from four pet dogs which died at Millthrop, near Sedbergh.
THE history of a skull discovered last summer on a South Lakeland beach still remains shrouded in mystery following the findings of a coroner's inquest.
TOWN councillors have stepped up the fight to keep a number of public toilets open across the region.
AN industrial-scale incinerator or a super-sized composting plant could be built in Cumbria in a bid to put a lid on the growing problem of waste in the region, reports Beth Broomby.
Three long-standing district councillors with nearly half-a-century's service between them are bowing out this year to make way for some new faces.
A GROUP of Railtrack signallers is going off the rails this weekend for a sponsored cycle ride.
PLANS are being made to create "a mass of colour" in Kirkby Lonsdale with the support of a fund-raising concert this weekend.
MILLIONS of people will be feasting their eyes on the Lake District this weekend as a Blind Date duo divulge details of their romantic break away to the nation, reports Nadia Jefferson-Brown.
STILL the word falling from the lips of politicians at the head of the DEFRA is "change." Apart from mutterings about being more efficient, none of them, even at this late stage, have specified exactly what sort of change the government is seeking…
THE NFU is calling on Chancellor Gordon Brown to fork out for farmers in next week's budget.
Jacqui McDonald is an unknown face riding the streets in an electronic buggy, writes Karen Barden.
BIRD-LOVERS are eagerly awaiting the return of the pair of ospreys which successfully nested and reared a chick in the Lake District last year.
STRANGE objects have been spotted in the skies over South Lakeland.
MICHAEL Hartley, registered blind since 1986, hopes his achievements will encourage other visually-impaired people that life does not stop because of sight problems, reports Emma Chesworth.
A MIDWIFE who took two years out to pass on her skills to trainee Kenyan nurses is hoping to return the favour and bring a party from the African country to Kendal.
HUNDREDS of boxed and inscribed medals are to be given to Kendal's primary and junior school children as part of the town's Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
A BATTERED-LOOKING bar of Kendal Mint Cake has travelled the world on expeditions in the rucksack of a keen walker over the past decade, reports Mike Addison.
A FIXTURE alteration mix-up has forced Kendal to hurriedly bring forward their final National League fixture - at home against Newbury - to tomorrow (Saturday), a week ahead of schedule.
KENDAL Town's footballers host Lincoln United in Division 1 of the UniBond League on Saturday (3pm kick-off) and then travel to Spennymoor United on Tuesday evening (7.30pm).
A LAST minute penalty dealt a bitter blow to Morecambe's FA Trophy chances, leaving them behind as they travel to Stevenage for next week's second leg.
SAILING: The 2002 racing season began on Sunday with the first race in the Flying Fifteen Spring Trophy.
THERE were top-ten placings for two South Lakeland athletes in Saturday's four-and-a-half mile Pendle Fell Race which attracted 233 runners, writes Mike Addison.
WESTMORLAND Agricultural Society is to extend the showground at Crooklands by 29 acres and one cottage.
A TESTING double gather sheep dog trial was organised on Sunday by Stuart Walton, of Kendal.
A FIXTURE mix-up with the Rugby Football Union has left Kendal changing plans hurriedly as they bring forward their final fixture - at home against Newbury - to this Saturday instead of playing in a week's time as planned.
A PENALTY goal in the last minute gave Cumbria League leaders Windermere the win in a cliff-hanging finish at Dawes Meadow.
INJURY-hit Kirkby fielded a makeshift side against Oldham in a North Lancs/Cumbria match on Saturday and made a bold fightback that they could not quite sustain.
ORIENTEERS travelled to the Forest of Dean over the Easter weekend for the Jan Kjellstrom festival and Vicky Brocklebank of Lakeland Orienteering won a trophy.
TIME-served experience overcame youthful endeavour as Corinthians FC struck twice in the space of two minutes to take a firm grip on the Westmorland Car Sales Senior Cup at Parkside on Tuesday evening, writes Richard Daniels.
KENDAL Town boss Peter Smith was in a state of disbelief after watching his side spurn a pile of goals when losing 3-0 to Rossendale United on Wednesday, but the damage has been limited by defeats for a couple of their fellow strugglers.
A GOAL from North Ferriby's Rob Dewhurst five minutes from time gave the home side the points on Saturday and increased the pressure on Peter Smith's men at the bottom of the Unibond First Division.
There is a saying in commerce that new businesses do not make any money until their third year, reports Ellis Butcher.
A number of South Lakeland businesses enjoyed success at a recent meet the buyer event.
A MORECAMBE man took the law into his own hands, with the aim of teaching a lesson to someone he suspected of theft.
THE City Council is optimistic that the multiplex cinema in the centre of Lancaster will go ahead even if Warner decide to pull out.
EQUIPMENT totalling £9,000 was presented to the Coronary Care Unit at Royal Lancaster Infirmary by Heart Concern, the local heart support group, this week.