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  • Ready for the fray in Lancaster city

    THOUSANDS are expected to head to the polling stations to elect their district and parish representatives on May 3. In the Lancaster City area, eight parish councils are being contested this year, including Carnforth Town Council and the parishes of Caton with Littledale, Ireby and Silverdale. read more

  • Eden heads to the polls

    A FULL round of elections in Eden could lead to big changes in the valley, with all 30 district seats up for grabs and more than 70 parish councils going to the vote. read more

  • Battle lines drawn in South Lakeland

    CONTROVERSIAL hospital closures, stringent service cuts and local government secrecy are among the emotive issues likely to send thousands of South Lakelanders to the polling stations next month. read more

  • BNP contests Craven ward

    THE district of Craven once again lacks a Labour candidate in the latest round of elections, although its first British National Party hopeful is to face the vote in Skipton. read more

  • Future of "frozen" councils to be decided

    A SUMMER date has been set for a second round of elections in South Lakeland, after a poor turnout from potential parish representatives led to four councils being frozen. read more

  • Cricket - Champions go to Kirkby

    THE Heysham Port Ltd Westmorland Cricket League starts on Saturday with first division champions Windermere starting their title defence away at Kirkby Lonsdale. read more

  • Bowls - County title chase on...

    CUMBRIA County Crown Green Bowls plays its first County Championship match of the season on Sunday, May 6. read more

  • Forest rally proves too much

    The Asset Vehicle Management Rally Team driven by Eddie Meek and co-driven by father Dave had a challenging time on last weekend's Pirelli International Rally. read more

  • Sammy: We've lost a great character

    Sammy McIlroy has paid tribute to one of the ‘great characters’ after hearing the sad news of Alan Ball’s death. read more

  • Man escapes injury after wall crash

    AN Armathwaite man has escaped serious injury after his car collided with a wall at Selside, near Kendal, yesterday (Tuesday). read more

  • What's showing where...

    AMBLESIDE Zeffirellis, 015394-33845 The Lives of Others (15) Becoming Jane (PG) Sat & Sun Mr Bean's Holiday (PG) Sat & Sun Fracture (15) Bridge to Terabithia (PG) Advance screenings, Sat & Sun Next (12A) Amazing Grace (PG) Wild Hogs (12A) Miss Potter (PG) Sat & Sun read more

  • What's on in the Eden area...

    April 25 Workshop: How intelligent is your business?, for creative and other industries, run by CREA and Distinctly Cumbrian, CREA Conference Centre, Redhills, Penrith, 8.45am, details on 0161-238-8900 and events@ junctionyk.co.uk Dance: Circle dance classes, Langwathby Village Hall, 7.30pm-9.30pm, details on 01768-866144. read more

  • ‘Bowled over’ by chance encounter

    A HOLIDAY romance could bring fresh blood to the Appleby Bowling team in months to come. read more

  • Sabotage’ outcry

    Penrith and the Border MP David Maclean has claimed that legislation he was trying to introduce to protect the disclosure of constituency correspondence had been "deliberately sabotaged." Mr Maclean introduced the Private Members Bill to make both Houses of Parliament exempt from the Freedom of Information Act as he did not want letters written on behalf of constituents to be published. Mr Maclean said he deeply regretted that a tiny minority of MPs had "deliberately wrecked" his Bill by talking at length on amendments so that it ran out of time and stood no chance of becoming law. read more

  • Pedalling the end-to-end for a new hut

    CYCLING uncle Stuart Bertram is helping his niece Lucy O'Kane's friends raise money to build a new Guide Hut and is also fund-raising for the Air Ambulance. read more

  • Yompers are coming over from Canada...

    CANADIAN runners are travelling to Cumbria to take place in the 25th Mallerstang Horseshoe and Nine Standards Yomp, which will take place on Sunday, June 3. read more

  • Call to feet by the CWT

    AN INVITATION has been put out by Cumbria Wildlife Trust to ask people to join its sponsored Walk Across the Bay' on Saturday, May 12. read more

  • Historic bridge saved

    AN EDEN historic packhorse bridge has been restored at Heltondale Beck, in the parish of Askham. read more

  • Youngsters in national final

    RUGBY: Keswick RUFC may feel as though they have been swimming against the tide for too long as they wrestle with the after-effects of the major flooding of 2005. read more

  • Wetheriggs capture cup

    FOOTBALL: Wetheriggs United laid hands on the trophy that has eluded them for more than 20 years when they beat Corinthians, of Milnthorpe, 3-0 in the final of the Westmorland FA Senior Challenge Cup on Saturday. read more

  • Langwathby’s England cricket star in limbo...

    CUMBRIAN Paul Nixon is waiting to hear if he has a future as an England cricketer following our exit from the World Cup. read more

  • Stan's my man says Sam

    Sammy McIlroy heaped praise on the recalled Craig Stanley after England’s non-league skipper stormed through Saturday’s game at Kidderminster read more

  • Young dancer scoops three awards

    A KENDAL youngster has fought off fierce competition from all over the North West to scoop three awards at a prestigious dance competition. read more

  • Outdoor educator featured on CBBC

    A SOUTH Lakeland outdoor education specialist was chosen to organise an abseil for the children's TV channel CBBC. read more

  • Community solution to save local shops

    A MAJOR initiative to safeguard the future of Cumbria's rural village shops has been launched by a local action group. read more

  • Kendal offered 'great opportunity'

    A NEW industrial estate on the western edge of Kendal has been described as a "great opportunity" to address the economic problems of the town. read more

  • Business estate a 'great opportunity'

    A NEW industrial estate on the western edge of Kendal has been described as a "great opportunity" to address the economic problems of the town. read more

  • Locals rubbish survey's results

    LOCAL experts have rubbished the results of a national survey that claims South Lakeland is one of the worst places in the country to bring up children. read more

  • It's doom for Lune

    VALE of Lune under-13s lost their biggest match of an excellent season to their biggest rivals as Waterloo claimed the EFE Challenge Cup at Blackpool. read more

  • Let's finish the job...

    Captain fantastic Jim Bentley is warning his Morecambe team-mates not to take their feet off the gas on Saturday and declares: “We have won nothing yet.” read more

  • 3D Sports Northern Cricket League

    Results read more

  • New look for Northern

    Changes planned for 2008 read more

  • Dan's the man for Bombers

    Lancaster v Fleetwood
    3D Sports Northern Premier
    Cricket League
    read more

  • Bad start for champions

    Barrow v Morecambe
    3D Sports Northern Premier
    Cricket League
    read more

  • Chor chop for Carnforth

    Chorley v Carnforth
    3D Sports Northern Premier
    Cricket League
    read more

  • City in for UniBond fix...

    CITY are set to get their wish with UniBond League bosses hinting the Dolly Blues could be in their league set up next season. read more

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