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  • Plan could create iconic building

    Plans to build a world class convention and exhibition centre right on the lakeshore between Windermere and Ambleside are bound to stimulate huge local debate. read more

  • There's more to the Lake District than its 'chocolate box' image

    I’m very lucky to have the job I have and to be able to live where I do. Like many of my generation, the fells and crags became both my escape and my inspiration. read more

  • The Bible means what it says

    I am responding to the letters ‘Mythic truth and literalism’ and ‘Questioning Gospel facts’ which appeared in the April 19 edition. read more

  • CD Review Round-Up - Jack White / Rufus Wainwright / Mystery Jets

    JACK WHITE - Blunderbuss JACK White heads down a more restrained route than the one taken by his globe-conquering band The White Stripes on his debut solo album, Blunderbuss. read more

  • Not cycling to longevity

    MEN’S increasing longevity compared to that of women has been the subject of an interesting news story this week. read more

  • Bid to bring back Newton Rigg College society

    A BID to revive the historic Newton Rigg Society, which folded in the early 1990s, has been launched by a former member. read more

  • All change at Kendal's Allhallows Lane

    This photograph, from the 1960s, shows Jordan’s Granary at the top of Allhallows Lane – an area now so changed that it is hardly recognisable though the road layout is much the same. read more

  • A touch of food nostalgia

    A NOSTALGIC start to this week’s Checkout thanks to Helen Todd at Bowland Bridge Stores. read more

  • What's the best cut to use for braised steak?

    I usually fry steak but fancy trying it braised. Does chef have a recipe to suit four people? Jan Rose, Penrith read more

  • I've found your perfect summer wine

    With spring in full swing now, and good weather to boot, I have tracked down a stunning white wine from Italy. read more

  • Great Thai food - my daughter's not wrong!

    Whatever you choose from the menu at Morecambe Thai – you will just not be disappointed, as the food is wonderful. read more

  • Parties prepare for local elections in South Lakeland

    LAKELAND Liberal Democrats say there is ‘no sign’ the party’s national woes exist locally ahead of next week’s council elections. read more

  • Tour of Britain to pass through Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale

    THE Tour of Britain cycle race will pass through Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale again this year. read more

  • Health Minister backs South Lakes radiotherapy unit campaign

    THE Health Secretary has turned his personal attention to plans for a radiotherapy unit in South Lakeland – but fell short of offering financial support. read more

  • Pioneering Kendal "Men in Sheds" charity needs volunteers

    A PIONEERING South Lakeland project could come to a premature end unless more volunteers are found. read more

  • £4 million convention centre planned for Windermere lakeshore

    A STRIKING 600-delegate convention and exhibition centre on the shores of Windermere looks set to get the go-ahead next week. read more

  • Tributes to South Lakes man after beck tragedy

    THE wife of a 72-year-old man who died after falling into a beck at the back of their home has paid tribute to ‘a brilliant man’. read more

  • How baby Poppy beat all the odds

    A MIRACULOUS baby girl is about to celebrate her first birthday after amazing doctors, who told her parents she would not last a night. read more

  • Review: Cafe Ambio, Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow

    THE Lakeland Motor Museum, just off the A590 at Backbarrow, is without question a fascinating visitor attraction. read more

  • Kissing! That's what matters

    I CALCULATE that, so far, I have sat through at least 60 exams. read more

  • Margaret Furness

    FURNESS Margaret & family would like to thank friends and neighbours for their kindness, cards and support during Bill’s illness and after his death. Thanks to Hayes & Parkinson for their professional services and to the Rev. Mike Harrison for the lovely service. Thanks also to the Doctors and Nurses at Station House Surgery and the Macmillan Nurses. Thank you to everyone for their kind donations. read more


    18th AMY FURNESS Happy 18th Birthday Amy. Hope you have a great day! Lots of love from Matt read more

  • Amy Storton

    18th Amy Louise Storton Happy 18th Birthday Amy Lots of Love Dad and Michelle xx read more


    WILSON (nee) BETHOM Michael & Donna are delighted to announce the safe arrival of KITTY MARIE. A sister for Tillie, born 13th April. Thanks to all at RLI & HCMU. read more

  • Edward James Hudson

    HUDSON Ian and Heather are delighted to announce the safe arrival of EDWARD JAMES born on 3rd April 2012 weighing 8lb 14oz a baby brother for Amelie. Thanks to all at H.C.M.U read more

  • Erin Marie Dixon

    DIXON Karen, Stuart & Jack are delighted to announce the arrival of ERIN MARIE, 14/4/12, 6lb 4oz. Thank you to all concerned. read more

  • Henry Prickett

    It's a Boy! PRICKETT (nee Critchley) Peter and Michelle are pleased to announce the arrival of HENRY PETER on Tuesday 10th April 2012 A welcome brother for Richard and Edward. Thanks to R.L.I and H.C.M.U read more

  • Lexy Fearnhead

    FEARNHEAD Peter and Simone are proud to announce the birth of their daughter LEXY CHRISTINE JANE a beautiful sister for Lewis born April 24th at 1.00a.m., weighing 4lbs 11 Lots of love Mum, Fred and Steven. read more

  • Christopher Rainbow

    RAINBOW CHRISTOPHER JOHN Happy 21st, 27th April. Lots of love Mum, Dad & Dan. All the best. Granda. read more

  • Hannah Rigg

    RIGG Happy 21st birthday HANNAH. Lots of love Graham. Congratulations & best wishes. Love Marlene, Mike, Gary & Abby. read more

  • John & Ann Brocklebank

    JOHN & ANN BROCKLEBANK Mum & Dad, congratulations on your Golden Wedding, 28th April. Love Des, Sarah, Molly & James. read more

  • Stan & Margaret Richardson

    RICHARDSON STAN & MARGARET Congratulations Mum and Dad on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary, 29th April. With much love from Hannah and Colin, William and Emma and grandchildren Millie and Scarlett xx read more

  • John Allen

    JOHN ALLEN (JACK) With all our love and best wishes to a fantastic dad and grandad on his 80th birthday. An inspiration to us all. Not good with Euros. Love from Andrew, Keith, Catherine and all the family. read more

  • Craig and Julia Roberts

    ROBERTS Congratulations CRAIG and JULIA on your Silver Wedding, 25th April. Love and best wishes Mum, Dad and Family. read more

  • Martin and Wendy Thompson

    THOMPSON Congratulations MARTIN and WENDY on your Silver Wedding 2nd May 2012 Love and best wishes, Mum, Dad and Family. read more

  • Erin Marie Dixon

    DIXON Congratulations Karen, Stuart & Jack on the birth of ERIN MARIE, 14/4/12, a beautiful daughter, sister & grandaughter. Love & best wishes Mum & Dad xx read more

  • Jean Wilson

    WILSON Jean, Helen, Richard and Julie would like to sincerely thank their many friends and relatives, especially Billy and Margaret, for their help and kindness shown to them during Bryan’s illness. It has been a great comfort. Thanks to Dr. Fyfe and his Oncology team, and also Station House Surgery for the excellent care he received. Thank you to Reverend Phil Dew for his support and for conducting the service so beautifully. They would also like to thank Hayes & Parkinson Ltd., for the way in which they dealt with all the arrangements. Lastly thank you to everyone who attended Bryan’s funeral and the generous donations we received on behalf of The Grizedale Oncology Unit W.G.H. and Station House District Nursing Fund. read more

  • Dorothy Barnes

    BARNES Dorothy and family of the late Ken wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many kind expressions of sympathy, letters, cards and flowers received during their recent sad bereavement. Also for the generous donations received in his memory totalling over £1,000.00 for the North West Air Ambulance. Special thanks to Dr. Russell for his support, Cannon Davies for such a lovely service, all the staff at Ruxtons Fishwicks Funeral Service and the staff at Crooklands Hotel. read more

  • Ron Rogerson

    ROGERSON On 21st April in Morecambe Bay Care Centre, RON aged 84 years. The beloved husband of the late Lilian, very dear brother of Tom and a loving uncle. The funeral service will take place at the Lancaster & Morecambe Crematorium on Monday 30th April at 4.15p.m. Family flowers only please, donations if desired may be sent for A.B.F. The Soldiers Charity or the Gurkha Welfare Trust c/o Alex Willis Funeral Home, 2 Middleton Road, Heysham, Morecambe, LA3 2QD Tel: 01524 851595. read more

  • Patricia Law

    LAW On 13th April PATRICIA LAW of Burton in Kendal, Cumbria, aged 91 years. Funeral at Lancaster Crematorium at 2.45pm on Friday 4th May, followed by a reception at 4.00pm at The Wheatsheaf in Beetham. Family flowers only, if you like, a donation may be made to the Cumbria Wildlife Trust c/o Fishwicks Funeral Service, Beetham Hall, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7BQ. read more

  • Ruby Murray

    MURRAY RUBY - Died peacefully in her sleep in Furness General Hospital on 16th April 2012, beloved wife of John, loving mother of Anna, greatly missed by family and friends. Friends please meet for a service on Wednesday 2nd May at 2.30pm at Grange Methodist Church prior to burial at Grange Fell Cemetery. No flowers please but donations, if so desired, for Cancer Research U.K. may be left at church or sent c/o Little and Caine, Beech Cross, Kents Bank Road, Grange, LA11 7EY. Tel: 015395 33550. read more

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