PRIZE-winning violinist Leland Chen is the soloist for the Haffner Orchestra concert on Saturday (7.30pm) at Lancaster’s Ashton Hall.
ZOSIA Wand’s dramatic new work Quicksand is running at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake until Saturday, February 26, following its successful premiere at The Dukes, at Lancaster.
YOU may have noticed that my usual, Sedbergh and Dent District news columns, are missing this week. I’ll explain.
CUMBRIA County Council has approved its most severe cutbacks in public expenditure since World War II.
PRINCE Charles visits Cumbria today to launch a five-year red squirrel conservation project at Hutton-in-the-Forest near Penrith.
HRH The Prince and Wales met with Cumbrian red squirrel conservation volunteers today to launch the country's largest red squirrel conservation project.
KENDAL Town boss Lee Ashcroft is looking to bolster his attack ahead of Saturday’s crunch promotion clash against Buxton.
UPDATE: A driver and his passenger were airlifted to hospital after their car overturned and left the M6 near Shap this lunchtime.
WINDERMERE could be twinned with the home town of a fictional TV character in a new campaign.
JUBILANT campaigners are rejoicing after controversial government plans to sell off England’s forests were shelved.
A LEADING councillor has rejected a cut in his allowances, saying: “I still have to live”.
SATURDAY marks the tenth anniversary of the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease which brought about the biggest social upheaval in Cumbria since the Second World War.
IT’S amazing how much better one’s beer tastes after a win, writes Kendal RUFC coach Ian Voortman.
DRIVERS in Kendal have endured lengthy journeys to work this week.
TEACHING assistants from across the county will protest today against new measures to be introduced by Cumbria County Council which will see a 30 per cent cut in their wages.
Altrincham Kersal 50.
LAKELAND OC finished runners-up in the Yvette Baker Trophy – a prestigious national competition for junior orienteers.
NETHERFIELD have signed a new professional in Brady Barends, a 22-year-old South African, who plays for KwaZulu Natal.
INGLETON sprang a surprise when they beat a young Bowerham/Furness side 2-1 in the Sam Price Memorial Challenge Cup,.
CLASSIC trialling, one of the oldest forms of motoring competition for cars and bikes that originally started in the early part of the 20th Century, returns to the Forests of North Cumbria for the 10th running of the Northern Classic Trial on…
IBIS beat third-placed Burton A to establish a slender one-point lead at the top of Division 1 in the Kendal and District League.
THERE was a thrilling finish to the Mixed Doubles final when the Westmorland Badminton League's Handicap Competition took place over three nights at Dallam Sports Centre.
Yuck, one of the hottest shoegaze acts to emerge in recent years, play Lancaster on February 20 and Manchester on February 25.
A CONVINCING win boosted Kendal AC runner James Knox ahead of a crack at the National Cross Country Championships at Alton Towers.
ALASTAIR Dunn raced from the summit to the finish line of the Fairmile race in the Kendal Winter League in double-quick time, but it was not enough to stop Helm Hill teammate Mark Addison claiming his sixth straight series win.
A MAN walks into a pub. His friend at the bar says: “Are you having one?”
THREE staff have lost their jobs after the collapse of a 22-year-old specialist food company.
THOUSANDS of pounds was overpaid by Lake District motorists last year because they did not have the correct change for parking.
WITH POLL: A kayaker believes he may have caught Windermere’s mystery monster ‘Bownessie’ on camera.
A CORONER has called for major changes at a hospital after a patient was able to hang herself in a public toilet outside a mental health unit.
THIS year’s Words by the Water line-up has been announced with a host of top names in the frame.
Greta Romaine (nee Clark), aged 78, who now lives at St Leonard’s-on-Sea, recalls life as an evacuee in Kendal during the war.
CHARITY shops came under fire from town traders last week, after an eighth store opened in the centre of Kendal. Our reporter spent a morning at a charity shop to see what they have to offer.
TOWN centre commuters and traders have hit out at the Westmorland and Lonsdale Conservative Party for failing to take action to repair their fire-damaged headquarters.
BRUNSKILL On 14th February 2011 in Lancaster Royal Infirmary HILDA aged 91 years. Loving wife of the late George Henry, mother of Jennifer and Shirley, mother-in-law of John and Derek and nanna of Karen, Andrew, David, Martin and Gemma. Funeral…
Happy Birthday 18th DAN NELSON Congratulations Dan on your 18th birthday. Health & happiness always. Love ya billions, Ma, Pa & Shaunna
BATTY Dot and Dave would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence and donations received during their recent sad loss of Bryan. Thanks also to all who cared for him, all…
INMAN The family of the late John Inman would like to thank all family and friends for their kind thoughts, cards and flowers following the sad loss of John. Thanks also to Val, Lynn, Sharon and all the staff at Cartmel Grange for caring for John…
KINNEAR Ann & Family would like to thank everyone for the many cards, flowers & messages of sympathy & support. Also the donations to the North West Air Ambulance. Special thanks go to Rev Celia Cartwright for a perfect service. Also to…
HOWE Enid & family would like to thank all family & friends for the many cards, flowers & donations received following the sad loss of Alan. Special thanks to the First Responders & Sedbergh Ambulance Crew, also Beverley Lock &…