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  • LDNP - Boundary Walk: Not just a walk in the park!

    A 159-mile trek around the boundary of the Lake District is being staged to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Park's voluntary wardens. National Park Officer Paul Tiplady will get the walk rolling on Friday, June 4, leading ten volunteers

  • Photography out of focus

    FASCINATED by the whirling colour and excitement of Kendal Whitsuntide Fair on New Road, a keen amateur photographer decided to take some pictures of it in full swing. "Imagine my dismay when a policeman came over and told me to stop," he said. "After

  • Overgrown verges are a hazard

    Sir, This morning while travelling to the Lyth Valley I drove along the A590 westbound dual carriageway to the junction with the A5074 at Sampool Bridge. I stopped to await eastbound traffic on the A590 to clear but found the move across the dual carriage

  • Planning paradox

    Sir, In April last year the planning committee of South Lakeland District Council voted to refuse an application by North West Parachute Centre for approval to fly on Fridays and 30 other weekdays in addition to their permitted Saturdays and Sundays and

  • One day someone will die

    Sir, at 1900 hours on Saturday, May 29, an accident occurred on the corner of Aynam Road opposite the Parish Church. Since 1966, I have written almost identical words in letters to Cumbria's Highways authority, 162 times. Each time a vehicle leaves the

  • Staying focused pays dividends

    The late Twentieth Century brought a change to the economy of northern England. Once hailed as a great manufacturing base, the decline of many widespread industries such as mining, textiles and heavy industry forced communities to re-focus and find new

  • Homes for locals gets thumbs up

    PLANS to build 11 homes for local people on the site of a Bowness car park have been given the go ahead by the Lake District National Park Authority. The site at St Martin's Parade, which is next to the public car park at Rayrigg Road, currently provides

  • Homes for locals gets go-ahead

    PLANS to build 11 homes for local people on the site of a Bowness car park have been given the go ahead by the Lake District National Park Authority. The site at St Martin's Parade, which is next to the public car park at Rayrigg Road, currently provides

  • Ballot papers arrive on time

    SOUTH Lakeland escaped the postal voting problems that have dogged parts of the North West region and other areas where the Government is trialling the new system in the run up to election day. Claire Wheatman, electoral services officer at South Lakeland

  • Last look at Election 04

    ELECTION campaigning is drawing to a close in South Lakeland this week as the June 10 election date approaches. A total of 18 seats are up for grabs on South Lakeland District Council. At the same the nine North West seats for the European Parliament

  • Planning refused for Hadwins garage extension

    LAKE District planners have rejected plans for a major extension at a well-known South Lakes car showroom and garage because of fears it would harm the landscape. Bosses at Hadwins Volkswagen, of Lindale, near Grange-over-Sands, had applied for permission

  • Gardener slams hall's plans

    The head gardener of one of South Lakeland's oldest stately homes has spoken out against his employer's plans to build an "architecturally incongruous" glass box next to an historic, listed building. In a letter to South Lakeland District Council's planning

  • Sailing: Progress for Pilgrim

    AFTER a morning of flat calm and drizzle on Saturday, a south-westerly wind filled in before the 18 yachts in the Royal Windermere Yacht Club's 17-foot fleet started. On the beat to Beech Hill Phil Evans' Pilgrim took an early lead and was never seriously

  • Furness/N Lancs: West take over at the top

    WORKINGTON beat Lindal Moor by 29 runs on Saturday to take over at the top of the Thwaites North Lancashire and Cumbria League Premier Division and on Monday strengthened their grip by beating Whitehaven by four wickets. At Lindal, Workington batted

  • Olympic guest for Lakes school event

    SUSAN Jones, UK high jump record-holder and Commonwealth Games silver medallist was the guest at Windermere St Anne's School's first Invitational Athletics Festival for schools from the North of England at Salt Ayre Stadium in Lancaster. Jones (pictured

  • Olympic guest for Lakes event

    SUSAN Jones, UK high jump record-holder and Commonwealth Games silver medallist was the guest at Windermere St Anne's School's first Invitational Athletics Festival for schools from the North of England at Salt Ayre Stadium in Lancaster. Jones (pictured

  • Scrambling: Revival for classic bikes

    Scrambling enthusiasts have enlisted the help of the Kendal Classic Club to help run a Revival Classic Scramble' on Sunday, June 13 at Broad Meadows Farm, Melmerby, on the Penrith to Alston road. A large contingent of local riders has entered, on bikes

  • Four beat world's toughest race

    TRIATHLON: Four members of Westmorland Triathletes started the 2004 Lanzarote Ironman race, together with 800 other triathletes from all over the world. The aim was to complete the hardest Ironman race in the world, comprising of a 2.4 mile open water

  • Fell Running: Triumph on Helvellyn

    SIMON Booth returned to Helvellyn after an absence of nine years and showed that he is still the one to beat. The Borrowdale runner raced to victory in 1 hour 39 minutes, less than two minutes outside the fell race record he set way back in 1995. In

  • Fixtures this week

    What sports on this week. CRICKET NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE Friday (6.15pm) NPL Twenty/20 match Lancaster v Netherfield Saturday (1pm) Division One Kendal v St Annes Blackpool v Netherfield Darwen v Barrow Division Two (

  • Music festival keeps growing

    With the dawn of the new Millennium, came Sedbergh Festival. It was so successful in 2000, organiser Deryck Cox decided to do it again and it has blossomed ever since. Staged every two years, it is becoming a prestigious event featuring some of the

  • Arts events

    Charles Edmondson (piano) and David Edmondson (flute) perform French Connections on Monday, June 14 (1pm), and later, at 9pm, the first of the festival series of Lite Bites and Music is courtesy of the Lunesdale Quartet. Noel Bertram directs the President's

  • Voices raised to invlove youngsters in choral singing

    VOICES Raised is the latest choral venture from the vocal partnership of Cumbria Choral Initiative and Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre with a view of encouraging youngsters to get involved in choral singing. It offers the opportunity for young singers to

  • Textile artists show off nimble fingers...

    PEOPLE, Places and Things is the latest exhibition to grace the space at Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre. Running until Wednesday (June 9), the Sedbergh centre features the work of the Cheshire Textiles Group, a talented band of contemporary textile

  • Making Music has returned

    MAKING Music is back on stage at Kendal's Westmorland Hall this month with another massive show. Overall, 28 of the region's primary schools take part in the four-night run (from June 14 to 17, 7.30pm each night) as the MM group that created Wellytivity

  • Youngsters get inspired by the Bay!

    MORECAMBE Bay has inspired countless people in all walks of life down the years. From fund-raising ramblers guided across its treacherous sands to exciting artists such as Fiona Clucas, who embrace and capture its vast panoramas. Its influence knows

  • Adrian's arts diary

    PRO Nobis Singers' 35th anniversary concert is at Kendal Parish Church on June 19 (7.30pm) and promises to be a special affair. Conductor Clive Walkley has brought together an acclaimed team of soloists: Evelyn Tubb (soprano), Andrew King (tenor), and

  • Get involved in Wildlife Week activities

    LOVERS of wildlife are being encouraged to do their bit during Wildlife Week which starts Saturday and runs until June 13. Spearheading the occasion locally is the Kendal-based Cumbria Wildlife Trust, which is promoting a series of events. The first

  • Blogs diaries and people connecting

    The Internet may have had military origins, but sharing information with as many people as possible has far surpassed the original user profile. Staying current and in touch with people and places from around the globe is at its very core. Blogs (logging

  • Life begins at 40 for Jackie

    THEY say we are all getting younger, that being in your 30s is no longer any different to being in your 20s. That more and more women are waiting until well into their 30s to marry and have a family. If this is true, then what is it to be 40 in 2004?

  • Junior: Grand stands

    HIGH-SCORING partnerships featured in the latest round of the Under-16 League. At Netherfield, the B team's opening pair put on 71 for the first wicket, while at Torrisholme, Shireshead's L. Singh and P. Jarvis (25) shared a first-wicket stand of 60.

  • Diversity is the collective aim...

    FOUR diverse and dynamic musical outfits showcase their talents in Kendal this week. Jazz guitarist Charlie Young, Lancaster's Rokasayers, Sam Dale and Furness musician Matt Kassell appear at The Kent Tavern on Sunday night as part of a debut showcase

  • Bovis (98) puts Warton in cruise control

    PHIL Bovis who has transferred his allegiance to Warton from Silverdale weighed in with an unbeaten 98 on his home debut against Windermere in the Over-Sands Division One Trophy. Bovis was only denied his century by equally impressive Ricky Nelson who

  • Live rock and BMX biking

    LOCAL bands Cacophony, Unreliable Sin and Redeye play at Staveley mini festival Wheelstock next Friday. Put on to celebrate bike shop Wheelbase's 10th anniversary, the event also see Kendal guitarist Gerry Gillard and Gnarly Dude bands including Sick

  • Midge tickets are on sale

    TICKETS to see former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure play at Barrow's Forum 28 have gone on sale. The singer performs in Furness on September 1. For more information or to book tickets, call 01228-820000.

  • Two nights of classic rock

    CLASSIC rock cover band the Dangerous Brothers play at The Kent and Bootleggers in Kendal next week. The crowd-pleasing Kendal group, who perform at The Kent on June 10 and Bootleggers on June 11, will be playing different sets for both dates.

  • Dark times ahead for Harry

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's celebrated novel series, in which Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts. This time, they are forced to face

  • Birthday bash in bar

    TOMMOROW night sees 3am Recordings first birthday party at Kendal's Mint bar. The evening sees Alan Bradley, Dan Newby and Chris Stanbridge behind the decks. Entry is free before 11pm.

  • Cup competitions...

    Over Sands Travel Trophy, round one: Warton 262-3, Windermere 189-6; Westgate 145-8, Milnthorpe 148-4. Performances: Batting: P. Bovis (Warton) 98no; C. Baldwin (Milnthorpe) 86no; R. Nelson Snr (Warton) 72; M. Lewthwaite (Windermere) 58; R. Nelson Jnr

  • Guitar weekend

    KENDAL'S Brewery Arts Centre prepares to serve up summer helpings of some of the world's finest guitar gurus this weekend. The Kendal International Guitar Festival sees a long weekend of concerts, workshops and masterclasses giving members of the public

  • Tarmac test for mountain bikes

    ALTHOUGH the first of the six Tuesday evening Lanequest events was on tarmac many competitiors chose mountain bikes to handle the steep hills around Hawkshead. The area stretched from Clappersgate to Grizedale and Sawrey, creating a major challenge to

  • Westmorland: Baldwin's 4-0 stunner

    PACE bowler Bob Baldwin faced his former club Arnside on Saturday after leaving to join Milnthorpe in the close season, and showed no mercy as he accounted for the first four batsmen in the order without a run on the board. Young, inexperienced Arnside

  • Battle of the beans

    June, and at last we can plant out all those tender vegetables that have been overcrowding the greenhouse for the last few months. It will be a relief to plant out my courgette plants which, although sporting their first tiny fruits, are still in four-inch

  • Palma

    Travel writer Ken Bennett sets the clock ticking and suggests ten ideas to get the very best out of a day in Palma, Majorca's capital city. I would like to thank the tourist team promoting Britain's favourite holiday island for producing a street map

  • Unibond: Town add experienced men

    MANAGER Tony Hesketh has set his stall out for Kendal Town's campaign in the new look UniBond League First Division with a clutch of high-profile signings. Heading the list is experienced striker Lee Ashcroft whose transfers have totalled in excess of

  • Appeal...

    ...to raise £1.5m to restore Rydal Hall gardens. PLANS have been unveiled to restore an Edwardian Lake District garden which could become one of the most popular and important in South Lakeland. A team has been working to raise £1.5 million to restore

  • Skippers' Say - Champion-style effort in derby match

    See what Netherfield and Kendal captains Tommy Prime and Dave Fallows have to say about it. DAVE: After beating the defending champions Darwen last week, we were defeated this week by the probable champions for 2004 - Netherfield, and after another

  • High achievers

    A STIRRING 81-run victory for Netherfield, snatched with three overs to spare against Kendal on Bank Holiday Monday, gave them 42 out of a possible 45 points from their last three matches and propelled them to the top of the Northern Premier League.

  • New recruit Ullah looks useful bat

    MORECAMBE came to Kendal on Saturday as top team in the pecking order at that stage and confirmed the formbook with an eight-wicket victory in a rain-affected match. It was an unsatisfactory start to Kendal's innings once skipper David Fallows had elected

  • Kendal call A team shots

    KENDAL Seconds were the dominant force in the Second XI derby match at Shap Road recording a winning draw over their visitors on Bank Holiday Monday. On winning the toss Kendal batted and amassed a respectable 185-9. In-form Paul Dowker made the backbone

  • Barrow crumble

    BARROW proved to be no match for a Netherfield team hitting full stride in the Northern Premier League and went down to a seven-wicket defeat on their own Ernest Pass ground on Saturday. After plenty of rain over the preceding 24 hours, the start of

  • Quilt tells tale of community life

    THE creation of a Reminiscence Quilt by elderly people in Ambleside has proved the value of taking history out of museums and into the community. For the past 18 months, the Armitt Gallery, Museum and Library has been working with members of Ambleside's

  • Kidney patient makes fund-raising pledge

    LIFE turned upside down for Katie Irving when she was diagnosed with permanent kidney failure following a bout of flu last year, reports Justin Hawkins. "It came out of the blue, I had never been ill in my life before. One minute I was fine the next

  • Kidney patient makes pledge

    LIFE turned upside down for Katie Irving when she was diagnosed with permanent kidney failure following a bout of flu last year, reports Justin Hawkins. "It came out of the blue, I had never been ill in my life before. One minute I was fine the next

  • Canoeists rescued

    RESCUERS pulled two women canoeists from the water after they got into trouble from the notorious Arnside Bore yesterday (Thursday). Coastguards at Arnside were called out at around 10.50am when a member of the public dialled 999 after seeing a canoe

  • Glaxo challenged

    SHARES in GlaxoSmithKline dropped sharply this week after New York's Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the company. It alleges that GSK - which has a factory in Ulverston - said its anti-depressant drug Paxil was safe for children and teenagers

  • Rising petrol costs fuel protests fear

    A FRESH round of fuel price protests could be on the way as the cost of petrol and diesel threatens to spiral out of control. Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Collins has added his voice to the chorus calling for Chancellor Gordon Brown to drop his plans

  • Outrage at lack of parking

    A WINDERMERE guesthouse owner with the backing of 40-name petition has slammed the town's parking review, claiming it could be the last nail in the coffin for his business, reports Lisa Frascarelli. As the last yellow lines went down on Ellerthwaite

  • 'Ban BB guns' says victim's mum

    FRESH calls have been made for BB guns to be banned following a sudden rise in armed police being called out to false alarms and a youngster being shot in the eye by one of the "toys", reports Ellis Butcher. Mother-of-three Jayne Reeve, from Flookburgh

  • Outsider to probe council's cash crisis

    AN INDEPENDENT investigator has now been called in at South Lakeland District Council following the suspension of three senior officers, reports Ellis Butcher. Following a long-running internal investigation, the council confirmed yesterday (Thursday

  • New Cartmel Races grandstand 'perfect'

    THREE days of racing at Cartmel were the perfect test for the venue's new grandstand. General manager Charles Barnett declared the races held last Wednesday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday - a success, and said sunny weather and canny marketing had

  • Business is booming for bike shop

    Business is booming for a South Lakeland firm which has overcome its chequered history and is now on the road to further growth. Wheelbase has seen two changes of ownership and faced some troubled times, but the Staveley bike specialist is now celebrating

  • Going in the right direction

    HOW do you make sure your business keeps going forward? Michael Proudfoot, a director from the Kendal office of Lonsdale & Partners, offers some ideas in his latest monthly article for Business Gazette. Anyone running a business today has to be aware

  • Police launch helpline for gays and bisexuals

    POLICE have set up a new helpline in a bid to crack down on unreported hate crime against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Cumbria, reports Lisa Frascarelli. The initiative, launched next week, will see 15 specially trained liaison officers

  • Kendal's traffic plans get watchdog's support

    WATCHDOGS who undertook a special investigation of the Kendal Traffic Plan last month have supported plans to push ahead with the scheme but recommended a project manager be appointed. Members of South Lakeland District Council's development overview

  • Watchdogs back traffic scheme

    WATCHDOGS who undertook a special investigation of the Kendal Traffic Plan last month have supported plans to push ahead with the scheme but recommended a project manager be appointed. Members of South Lakeland District Council's development overview

  • 30,000 expected at Fair

    JUNE means only one thing for the town of Appleby and thousands of travellers and their steeds have arrived for the start of the historic annual Horse Fair. Around 30,000 people are expected to visit Fair Hill over the next week as gypsies, travellers

  • Book debate

    READERS in Cumbria will have the chance to debate a national book award for women's writing. Reading groups at Carlisle, Grange-over-Sands and Gosforth libraries are preparing reviews of the six books shortlisted for this year's Orange Prize for Fiction

  • Police plead for 'bobby' cash

    CUMBRIA Police Authority has called on the Government not to spike its spending guns next year because communities want more police on the streets and are willing to pay more to achieve it, reports Ellis Butcher. The authority has formally lodged its

  • Toruists flock to Lakes despite forecasts

    Tourists turned out to the Lakes in their droves for Bank Holiday weekend with many hotels and B&Bs booked out. Despite predictions of foul weather and traffic chaos, sunny weather lured thousands of tourists to the Lake District. Public relations manager

  • Open Week sets new record

    Residents' Open Week, which encouraged local people to sample tourist attractions while supporting conservation projects, set a new record in South Lakeland. The scheme, organised by South Lakeland District Council in partnership with the Lake District

  • Horror at potential disaster

    A HORRIFIED Ulverston head teacher watched an out-of control car smash through the railings of his school and then plough on through the playground and sports field, reports Ruth Lythe. Paul Brown, head teacher of St Mary's Catholic Primary School in

  • Furness 'angel' seeks support

    An iconic sculpture of a Phoenix rising from the ashes could find a place on the Furness skyline if an ambitious plan stirs support. Dalton-based Alice Leach, of the Barrow Civic and Local History Society, is hoping to find backers for her vision for

  • Plans to market pilgrimages

    A NEW generation of spiritual' tourists could soon be making the pilgrimage to Furness shores if a new initiative hits its mark. Residents of Low Furness villages laid out their plans this week to tempt tourists to experience the "mysterious remoteness

  • Kim Wilde stars in Holker Hall Garden Festival

    FORMER pop star Kim Wilde will be among the green-fingered specialists unveiling their specially-designed gardens at the 12th Holker Hall Garden Festival this weekend. In Cark-in-Cartmel, near Grange-over-Sands, the popular horticultural event opens

  • Care workers spend a night with ghosts

    FOUR fearless women are preparing to spend the night in the company of ghosts, ghouls and phantoms to raise money for the Abbeyfield care home where they work. Nicola Spedding, manager of Cove House in Silverdale, will be joined by care workers Mandy

  • MP joins single payment protesters

    WESTMORLAND and Lonsdale MP Tim Collins has joined the critical chorus against the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs over a lack of research into the impact of Common Agricultural Policy reforms. In a parlimentary answer, Rural Affairs

  • MP joins single payment protests

    WESTMORLAND and Lonsdale MP Tim Collins has joined the critical chorus against the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs over a lack of research into the impact of Common Agricultural Policy reforms. In a parlimentary answer, Rural Affairs

  • Think tank promises 'relevant' research

    MUCH ridicule is made of the occasional wacky research paper from the hallowed halls of academia - from unsurprising proof that drug-adled spiders produce wobbly webs to analaysis into such pressing matters as the relative benefits of running or walking

  • Planners order chalet be removed

    LAKE District planners have ordered the removal of a holiday chalet which was built without planning permission near Ambleside. The unauthorised timber chalet was built on farmland at Neaum Hurst Cottages in Skelwith Bridge in 2001, along with a summerhouse

  • Council director quits her post

    A MEMBER of South Lakeland District Council's management team is leaving her post for a new job in Hampshire. Sue Barton joined SLDC three years ago in May as director of environment and housing. Since April 1 last year, she has been director of strategy

  • Leader on fire

    HALFWAY through Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club's ProPrep Rally Championship, Chris Taylor remains the man to catch, Taylor has led after every round so far, scoring points in both his Escort Cosworth and the forest-spec Astra. The Penrith-based driver banked

  • Quilt tells historic tales

    THE creation of a Reminiscence Quilt by elderly people in Ambleside has proved the value of taking history out of museums and into the community. For the past 18 months, the Armitt Gallery, Museum and Library has been working with members of Ambleside's

  • Worn paths set for repair

    EIGHT well-worn footpaths in the Lake District which are regularly pounded by the crunch of feet and the fall of rain are to get a makeover. A grant of £24,000 is being handed over from the Friends of the Lake District to the Lake District National

  • Yates extends unbeaten run

    HAVING made an amazing second place debut in his first open 50 miles time trial a week earlier, Kent Valley's Adrian Yate went one better on Sunday, winning the Border City Wheelers event on the same Bassenthwaite Lake course in an extraordinary 1hr

  • Over The Gate...Common sense is missing

    I UNDERSTAND that about a month ago an exercise was carried out in England and Wales to find out how the six-day rule was working. This is the regulation brought in after foot-and-mouth which dictated that if you had any cattle, sheep or pigs come on

  • Helping reds cross the road

    RED Squirrels running the risk of being mown down by vehicles can now cross the road in safety by scampering along a 20-metre high rope bridge as the traffic passes below, reports Ellis Butcher. Following a spate of red squirrel fatalities, the crossing

  • Help teaching about wildlife

    CHILDREN are to learn how to make school grounds important havens for wildlife which will make learning about wildlife easier. Cumbria County Council has helped the three-year project which will involve a project stretching across 40 primary and five

  • Shcools get help teaching about wildlife

    CHILDREN are to learn how to make school grounds important havens for wildlife which will make learning about wildlife easier. Cumbria County Council has helped the three-year project which will involve a project stretching across 40 primary and five

  • Changing course proves successful

    Embarking on a sea change in career is not something to be taken lightly, especially when you are on the wrong side of 40. But members of one family who decided to take the plunge by becoming their own bosses are now reaping the rewards. For the decision

  • Big Bug Count

    LAKE District National Park Authority staff are gearing up to count splatted insects on their car number plates this month, as part of the RSPB's Big Bug Count. The essential car accessory is a "Splatometer" - a cardboard grid designed to help count

  • Was King Arthur a Cumbrian?

    A SOMEWHAT cautious Cumbria Tourist Board is allowing itself to be associated with the renewed speculation that King Arthur, of Round Table and burned cakes fame, hailed from Cumbria and not Cornwall, reports Allan Muirhead. The possibility that the

  • Website launched to outline 'green' fines

    BUSINESSES risk hefty fines if they fail to comply with environmental legislation, the Environment Agency has warned. It has launched a website (www.netregs.gov.uk) to help small businesses to understand their green obligations. The move has been welcomed

  • Business outrage at parking problems

    A WINDERMERE guesthouse owner with the backing of 40-name petition has slammed the town's parking review, claiming it could be the last nail in the coffin for his business, reports Lisa Frascarelli. As the last yellow lines went down on Ellerthwaite

  • Top retailer

    TOUCHSTONE Interiors of Skelwith Bridge has been voted best independent retailer of the year for the Midlands and North in the annual gift retailer awards. News of the success came the day before the business held a party to mark 40 years of trading

  • ‘Green’ fines

    BUSINESSES risk hefty fines if they fail to comply with environmental legislation, the Environment Agency has warned. It has launched a website (www.netregs.gov.uk) to help small businesses to understand their green obligations. The move has been welcomed

  • New recruit

    FINANCIAL consultant Barry Summers, who has 19 years of experience in his field, has been recruited by Kendal Financial Management. Mr Summers, who lives in Kendal, joined the firm from independent financial advisers Temple Financial Planning, having

  • Lending boom

    FURNESS Building Society has notched up a hat-trick of records after achieving its highest-ever monthly mortgage lending figure, totalling nearly £18 million, in April. The amount broke the previous monthly lending record by £1m. It comes after the

  • Bank reveals millionaires’ row locations

    CUMBRIA has nearly 640 potential millionaires, with nearly 80 living in the Milnthorpe and Arnside areas, according to research for Coutts & Co, the country's leading private bank, whose clients include members of the royal family. Ian Booth, Coutts'

  • Lowick School rescue condemned

    ATTEMPTS to save Lowick's village school got a knock this week from a damning Cumbria County Council report. The Lowick and Blawith Educational Trust has put together an ambitious plan to re-launch the 19-pupil Furness primary as Lowick New School' in

  • School rescue is condemned

    ATTEMPTS to save Lowick's village school got a knock this week from a damming Cumbria County Council report. The Lowick and Blawith Educational Trust has put together an ambitious plan to re-launch the 19-pupil Furness primary as Lowick New School' in

  • Veteran in France for D-Day event

    ON THE eve of the 60th anniversary of a day that shaped history and turned the tide on the German advance in the Second World War, a Kendal war veteran returned to the shores of France. John Gray returned to Dunkirk which was the scene of the historic

  • Kendal veteran in France for D-Day anniversary

    ON THE eve of the 60th anniversary of a day that shaped history and turned the tide on the German advance in the Second World War, a Kendal war veteran returned to the shores of France. John Gray returned to Dunkirk which was the scene of the historic

  • Funds to restore Georgian garden

    A PROMINENT Georgian garden is due to be restored to its former glory thanks to a five-figure grant. The Friends of the Brewery Arts Centre are celebrating after being awarded £30,000 from the Local Heritage Initiative, a scheme run by the Countryside

  • Legal challenge against club dropped

    Residents angered by alcohol-fueled misbehaviour they say is linked to an Ulverston nightclub have dropped their legal challenge to get the place shut down, reports Jennie Dennett. Neighbours of Buffers nightclub, in Station Approach, had been gearing

  • Holker Hall Garden Festival this weekend...

    FORMER pop star Kim Wilde will be among the green-fingered specialists unveiling their specially-designed gardens at the 12th Holker Hall Garden Festival this weekend. In Cark-in-Cartmel, near Grange-over-Sands, the popular horticultural event opens