• St George's church makes plea for unwanted novels

    AN ENTERPRISING scheme to raise money for St George's Church is calling on the residents of Kendal to donate their unwanted books. Established by committed churchgoers Angela and Arnold Brockbank, The Book Corner has been providing a steady flow of cash

  • Breaking news: Firefighters battle grass blaze

    FIREFIGHTERS are currently battling a major grass fire on the outskirts of Ulverston. The fire has taken hold on Hoad Hill and the wind has caused it to spread over a distance of 400 square metres. Fire crews from Ulverston and Barrow are using backpacks

  • Public windfarm meeting called

    A MEETING to discuss the proposed Armistead Windfarm between Kirkby Lonsdale and Kendal will take place in Barbon tomorrow (Friday). Barbon Parish Council has made the topic its sole agenda item following the submission of a planning application to South

  • Authority boss signs up to health and safety campaign

    SENSIBLE risks are to be the focus of a new health and safety initiative in South Lakeland. Peter Ridgway, chief executive of South Lakeland District Council (SLDC), has signed up to the Health and Safety Exective's (HSE) Sensible Risk Campaign at a

  • MP to join police on night patrol

    WESTMORLAND and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron will join Kendal police on their night patrol tomorrow (Friday) to see first hand the challenges officers face. Mr Farron has campaigned for greater funding for Cumbria Police Authority and says he wants to see

  • Landmark to reduce carbon footprint

    A NORTH Lancashire landmark is hoping to cut its carbon footprint by burning wood. Capernwray Hall has installed a computerised wood fuel boiler which will use fuel from sustainable local sources, and, according to the makers, emissions from the chimney

  • Carnforth School impresses in Maths competition

    A NORTH Lancashire high school have made an impressive impact at a competitive maths challenge. Students from Carnforth High School took part in the UK Maths Trust Team Challenge, in Blackpool. The Carnforth team came sixth out of 24 and 22 of the other

  • Weavers at Farfield Mill

    Farfield Mill has launched it's own in house' tearoom - Weavers at Farfield. This is the first time the Mill has managed its own catering and they have taken the opportunity to make it work more closely with the rest of the attraction. From Weavers

  • Man assaulted in Bowness

    POLICE are seeking witnesses after a man was assaulted outside a Lakeland restaurant. The incident occurred when a man - who had been visiting the area - was attacked as he left the Golden Fortune on Lake Road, Bowness on Windermere around midnight on

  • Project seeks young playwrights

    Theatre by the Lakes is looking for some enthusiastic and committed young people aged 13+ to take part in weekly writing sessions led by Associate Director Stefan Escreet. The first session is on Wednesday 18 June and runs weekly at 6-8pm in the rehearsal

  • South Lakes to Wales - direct

    This forthcoming Bank Holiday Monday 5th sees the South Lakeland area receive a special train service direct to Wales. Stations along the line out of Barrow-in-Furness, also including Ulverston, Grange-over-Sands and Arnside will receive a direct train

  • Purse snatchers target Kendal

    SHOPPERS are being warned to beware after four women had their purses snatched in Kendal town centre. The thefts took place in four separate locations; Booths supermarket, Boots, Ethel Austin and Marks and Spencer over the lunchtime period on Wednesday

  • Lakes train service to Wales

    This forthcoming Bank Holiday Monday 5th sees the South Lakeland area receive a special train service direct to Wales. Stations along the line out of Barrow-in-Furness, also including Ulverston, Grange-over-Sands and Arnside will receive a direct train

  • Fifth person dies following West Cumbria crash

    POLICE have confirmed that a fifth person has died following a road traffic collision on the A595 at Moota on Saturday. Claire Edwards, 21, from West Croft Terrace in Lowca, was pronounced dead at Newcastle RVI yesterday (Wednesday). Miss Edwards was

  • U of C selects provider Carillion IT Services

    University of Cumbria appoints Carillion IT Services as their technology partner for merger Carillion IT Services (formerly Alfred McAlpine - IT Services) today announced that it will provide IT support for the newly formed University of Cumbria for

  • Coniston sod-cutting marks next phase of The Bluebird Project

    GINA Campbell, daughter of the late speed ace Donald Campbell, has cut the first sod prior to construction work starting on The Bluebird Wing of The Ruskin Museum, Coniston. The ceremony marked the next phase of The Bluebird Project to build a permanent

  • Trails world-class race for Hawkshead

    The Puma Lakeland Trails get under way this weekend with 1,500 runners from all over the world competing in Saturday's 15km Hawkshead race. The Hawkshead Trail is one of four races that together with Garburn, Derwentwater and Coniston form the Puma Lakeland

  • Communities connect on the web

    Communities around the world recently voiced their opinions at Olympic Torch events in London, Paris and San Francisco - and their message was heard loud and clear. But it doesn't take a global event for people to get heard world wide. After a quick

  • Gearing up for top finishes

    CHAMPIONS Kendal rugby club plan to make it a 100 per cent winning season in North Divison One when they take on Sheffield Tigers at 3pm Saturday. The final game of their league campaign will allow them to parade the cup, which they clinched at Altrincham

  • MP offers 2nd homes 'solution'

    WESTMORLAND and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has presented a radical solution to the chronic lack of affordable housing in the South Lakes to the Government's housing minister. Spurred on by the growing number of young people forced to leave his constituency

  • Judge decides in favour of 10mph rule

    THE Keep Windermere Alive Campaign suffered a major blow this week when a district judge rejected its claims that the speed restriction by-law enforced on Windermere was invalid due to "legal uncertainty." The matter came to a head at South Lakeland

  • University hosts 'bright ideas' festival

    Bite-sized bright ideas will be on offer at Lancaster University's Ideas Festival in April. A one day event to showcase the latest research and ideas from recently appointed professors at Lancaster University takes place on 18 April. The Ideas Festival

  • Bypass re-unites village

    AFTER almost 30 years of tireless campaigning by villagers fed up with heavy traffic, a major new road for South Lakeland and Furness is open. Champagne corks were popping in High and Low Newton this week as residents welcomed the completion of

  • Academy aims to get businesses 'showing off'

    The Showing Off Academy of Business was launched at last night's ONE Event in Kendal. Over 50 businesses witnessed the launch of an exciting new Academy yesterday. Launched at Cumbria's ONE networking event, the new business school has almost

  • New business academy launched

    The Showing Off Academy of Business was launched at last night's ONE Event in Kendal. The new business school has almost filled its first annual programme already. The Showing Off Academy will run annual training courses for business owners and