• 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

  • 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. Of those district seats contested, the Labour party has a noticeable absence while

  • 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. As one third of South Lakeland District Council, plus

  • 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. Of the ten district wards contested, two women are battling it out to represent

  • 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. The election process in the parishes of Windermere, Lupton, Burneside and Pennington

  • 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. Warton, who finished on the same number of league points at the champions, but lost the

  • Bowls - County title chase on...

    CUMBRIA County Crown Green Bowls plays its first County Championship match of the season on Sunday, May 6. The fixture is against North Lancs & Fylde, with the home leg of the match at BAE Systems BC, Barrow, and the away leg at the Marton Institute

  • 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. the event, which was held at Carlisle and used Kielder Forest, got the better of Eddie's

  • 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. Ball, the youngest member of England's 1966 World Cup winning side, died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. He was just 61. And Morecambe

  • 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). Police said the incident happened at 4.20pm when a green Citroen was in collision with a wall at High Burrow Bridge, causing

  • 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)

  • 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@ Dance: Circle dance

  • ‘Bowled over’ by chance encounter

    A HOLIDAY romance could bring fresh blood to the Appleby Bowling team in months to come. Appleby Bowling Club member Amy Barker, 77, was enjoying a holiday in the sun last November and, as a widow with 51 years of happy marriage behind her, thought

  • 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

  • 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. Stuart is set to cycle the 874 miles from Land's End to John 'o' Groats on Sunday, May 6. Penrith

  • 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. Organised by the Upper Eden Rotary Club, total proceeds from the Yomp go to various charities

  • 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. Morecambe Bay's cross-bay walk, in Cumbria, is internationally known and has been described as "one of the world's

  • Historic bridge saved

    AN EDEN historic packhorse bridge has been restored at Heltondale Beck, in the parish of Askham. Centuries of Cumbrian rural tradition are being maintained at Heltondale Beck where a late medieval packhorse bridge has been restored with the help of an

  • 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. But they continue to cope remarkably well with extreme adversity, especially in keeping

  • 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. The Penrith-based club have six successive

  • 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. Wicketkeeper Nixon, who hails from Langwathby and whose parents live in the Penrith area, took England to the brink of a one-wicket

  • 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. Stanley was on top form in the 1-0 win as he came back into the side after an injury to Garry Hunter. "I thought

  • 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. Catherine Cribbens, who attends the Tocari School of Dance in Kendal, won the Phillip Bowers Memorial Trophy for

  • Outdoor educator featured on CBBC

    A SOUTH Lakeland outdoor education specialist was chosen to organise an abseil for the children's TV channel CBBC. The abseil, held at Tilberthwaite, near Coniston, was aired over the Easter period and was organised by High Points, in Backbarrow. Alyn

  • 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. The Community Solutions Project has been created in a bid to assist existing independent retailers in rural areas and provide support

  • 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. The boost for Kendal's economy came as councillors gave the go-ahead for three industrial units on a former

  • 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. The boost for Kendal's economy came as councillors gave the go-ahead for three industrial units on a former

  • 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. South Lakeland limped in at 246th out of 408 local authorities after parents from all over the

  • 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. It seemed that it was the Vale taking the immediate upper hand on a bone hard pitch, creating good

  • 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." The colossal centre-half, who celebrated his 200th appearance in last weekend's win at Kidderminster

  • 3D Sports Northern Cricket League

    Results First Division: Barrow 104-2 (I Allington 42) Morecambe 103*; Chorley 193-8* (J Catterall 71, A Malik 6-65) Carnforth 145; Kendal 249* (I Ullah 101, T Hunte 75, R Gleeson 6-45) Blackpool 151 (Kreusch 53, Aldridge 5-49); Lancaster 106-3 (M Wallings

  • New look for Northern

    THE Northern Premier Cricket League could be set for its most drastic overhaul. Committee chiefs are investigating the possibility of introducing promotion and relegation - and the changes could be in place as soon as next season with Lytham keen to

  • Dan's the man for Bombers

    LANCASTER made the perfect start to the 2007 3D Sports Northern League as they strolled to a seven-wicket win over Fleetwood at Lune Road. Young Danny Milligan was the hero for the Bombers as he ripped through the Fleetwood batting line up to record

  • Bad start for champions

    Reigning champions Morecambe suffered a shock opening day defeat to an impressive Barrow side as the defence of their Northern League title got off to a stumble. Batting first, Morecambe struggled to impose themselves on the Barrow attack at the Ernest

  • Chor chop for Carnforth

    CARNFORTH'S 3D Sports Northern League season got off to a bad start as they slumped to defeat to Chorley at Windsor Park. The locals were in the box seat for long periods of the Chorley innings with substitute professional Adnan Malik impressing while

  • 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. City, pushed to the point of extinction after a disastrous take over by taxi driver Charlie Moore, faced demotion to the depths