A WOMAN and her son have reported seeing a big, black cat in the South Lakeland countryside - close to where another sighting was made earlier this year.
MILLER Bridge in Kendal will be closed for crucial resurfacing work between 7.30pm and 10.30pm tomorrow (Saturday).
Greenbanks, Kendal: New season English salad - cucumbers - 45p each.
Choral Chillout is a double CD collection featuring more than two hours of some of the most beautiful vocal music ever composed.
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SIR, East Cumbria Family Support Association is a local voluntary group which offers confidential support and practical help to families with pre-school children who are experiencing disadvantage, difficulty or distress.
SIR, No doubt many of your readers have seen the metal post sticking out of the shore at Silverdale adjacent to the Cove .
THE stewards at this year's Westmorland County Show will have to face a raft of measures in the wake of foot-and-mouth including hard hats, disposable white overalls, and even masks if they are dealing with straw, reports Michaela Robinson-Tate.
AFTER an intensive period of dredging, another mile of the northern reaches of the Lancaster Canal is to be opened by South Lakeland District Council chairman Roger Bingham on Tuesday, April 30.
Job hunters have flooded British Gas with applications for posts due to be created at the company's Barrow terminals.
A PARTY of 13 doctors of different nation-alities, who were either asylum seekers or people who have recently been granted asylum in this country, visited South Lakeland on Saturday.
CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown's tax-raising Budget has been broadly welcomed on the streets of South Lakeland.
FAR-reaching measures to remove gangs of troublesome teenagers from gathering in children's play areas have been drawn up in a bid to cut crime and ease residents' fears, reports Karen Barden.
PIONEERING heart patients from Morecambe Bay are travelling hundreds of miles to have their bypass surgery at a private hospital in a waiting list-busting move.
A STYLISH state-of-the-art village hall, which is set to greatly enhance community life in a Lune valley village, has opened this week.
AN AWARD-WINNING South Lakeland country pub that attracts customers from far and wide will be sold next week.
Dreamed up as a way of promoting the annual village fair, the Wray scarecrow festival has become a major visitor attraction and money-spinner in its own right.
Cumbria has the best walking country in Britain, according to the readers of a prestigious American magazine called British Heritage.
HOME Secretary David Blunkett will take a Kendal audience through his mission to create a just, tolerant and safe society.
MORE milk price cuts expected in this month will "shatter industry confidence," says the NFU.
HOPES are growing that this summer's show season could yet include a full range of livestock classes after the Government gave its most positive sign yet that sheep could be allowed at agricultural events in and around South Lakeland.
FANS are being urged to flock to Parkside on Saturday to support Kendal Town's last-ditch bid to stay in the UniBond League.
KENDAL AAC clubmates had a tussle to the finish line at the Vets National Cross Country meeting at Mansfield when Dianne Priestley was pushed all the way by Marrion Smith, who was just two seconds adrift.
A THIRD consecutive defeat in Saturday's game saw Kendal slip precariously close to relegation, with a 2 - 1 defeat against Lincoln Utd.
SUNDAY'S Booths Grand Prix time trial around Windermere was every bit the thriller that had been predicted, writes Richard Belk..
IN THESE modern times, pop stars are dubbed legends, footballers are congratulated for their bravery, and overweight people are courageous if they run a marathon for charity.
A THOUSAND years ago - more or less - some of the scattered inhabitants of this lovely area - Norse fold - called it " Vithy-slakki" - "the hollow in the wood." Then, and much later, it seems that both Norsemen and Anglo-Saxon were resident in the…
The fascinating history of Windermere from ice age to global warming is told by leading scientist Professor Alan Pickering in his new book, Windermere: Restoring the Health of England's Largest Lake.
FOR A woman who reached the top her profession this was a returning to roots exercise for the educationalist.
SEVENTEEN seconds covered the first four home in the 11th race in the Kendal Winter League series which was run from Staveley-in-Cartmel on Sunday.
A HANDFUL of South Lakeland athletes took the ferry across to Northern Ireland for the annual Irish leg of the British fell-running championship.
WINDERMERE consolid-ated their position at the top of the Cumbria Division with a well-deserved victory at Keswick's Davidson's Park.
BIG-WIGS from the European Parliament will visit Kendal on Saturday to hear about the effects of the foot-and-mouth crisis in the county.
BSE in Britain continues to decline, according to a progress report issued by DEFRA.
25 Years-Ago-April 15, 1977-In step
I NEVER did see anyone ploughing with the big old traction engines of yesteryear when they had one at each end of the field to winch a many-furrowed plough back and forth across the field.
A Lune valley farm, which also operates as a successful visitor attraction, suffered a double blow with the outbreak of foot-and-mouth last February.
KENDAL NFU is urging farmers in the area to get cracking with their IACS forms.
FLYING winger Jason Balmer raced in a hat-trick of tries but Kendal could not stop the tailspin that their campaign has been in since the turn of the year, conceding 25 unanswered points in a disappionting second-half display.
A DETERMINED Blackpool set out to reverse a comfortable defeat at Kirkby's hands in the autumn and secure safety from relegation.
WORLD-FAMOUS artist Andy Goldsworthy has chosen a collapsed sheepfold high in the Howgills as the location for his ' memorial' to the foot-and-mouth outbreak, reports Rachel Kitchen.
Young carpenters from Kendal College had the chance to put their skills to work renovating the scoreboard at Netherfield Cricket Club.
WINDERMERE Lake Cruises' Victorian steamer Tern is to emerge from her winter refit in time for the Golden Jubilee.
THERE is a misguided tendency to believe that society's ills can be cured at a stroke by new legislation, even when there are perfectly adequate laws already available.
A GEOLOGICAL fault in the land next to Heysham 1 and 2 has ruled out the possibility of ever building a new nuclear power station at that site.
MOTHERS in Morecambe have joined forces to fight County Council plans to close their day nursery.
A CARNFORTH business has been fined £3,000 for the illegal dumping and burning of waste on land at Yealand Conyers.
Kendal could help disadvantaged producers from some of the world's poorer countries by becoming one of the first Fairtrade towns in the country.
Permanent planters - lamp-posts with arms to support hanging baskets - are to start springing up at various sites around Kendal, town councillors were told at their latest meeting.