• Budget cuts force reduction in Cumbria police numbers

    CUMBRIA’s Chief Constable has pledged to improve front line policing despite a proposal to axe 30 police posts next year. Craig Mackey said he planned to move officers from backroom to neighbourhood policing roles to counter the effect of £9m

  • Close shave for father-son duo

    A FATHER and son have shaved their heads for charity. Rev. Andrew Webb and his son Samuel had their extreme haircut at Sandylands Methodist Church last Thursday, February 11, and were cheered on by 50 people. Wigs and woolly hats were

  • Blues fans urged to book big match rail tickets early

    Advance rail ticket bookings have already proved so popular for fans travelling to London for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final between Carlisle United and Southampton at Wembley on 28 March that there is now limited availability of seat reservations

  • Pancake fun in Troutbeck

    TROUTBECK’S annual Pancake Races took place on Shrove Tuesday. A hundred people showed up to the event, which included a 150-metre pancake race for boys, girls, men and women, a walking race for seniors, and an inter-hotel race. Tony

  • SLDC officers to help retailers raise their game

    OFFICERS from South Lakeland District Council will be visiting shops around the district to offer free help and advice to help improve their high street presence. There will also be a free workshop at Kendal Town Hall on Thursday, February 25, at 6pm

  • New service for young people launches in Kendal

    A YEAR-LONG redevelopment project which will benefit the community of Kendal starts tomorrow. Work begins on transforming the YWCA into the South Lakes Foyer which will provide accommodation, training, employment, ICT facilities, advice and

  • Safe stolen from South Lakeland restaurant

    BURGLARS have stolen a safe containing £700 from a Windermere restaurant. The raid, on the Fiorenze restaurant, in Crescent Road, happened some time between 11pm on Tuesday, February 16, and 9.55am the following day.

  • Briery Wood hotel put up for sale

    THE Briery Wood Hotel, near Windermere, has been put up for sale by its owners Impact International. Impact is now consolidating the business around two of its three properties in the Lake District, Cragwood and Merewood Country House Hotels. David

  • Ashy’s Angle: Keiran Walmsley is our own Beckham

    IF proof was required that we are back to our best then Saturday’s 2-0 win over North Ferriby showed it. Anyone who has seen Keiran Walmsley knows he is a deadly setpiece expert and he was due to score after a lean spell and did so with two fantastic

  • Hospitality event to be held in Windermere

    HOTEL owners and managers can receive free advice at a hospitality seminar in Windermere next month. The event, at The Royal Windermere Yacht Club, Fallbarrow Road, on March 9, will feature presentations from a number of leading advisors to the industry

  • Police disco hailed as success

    A POLICE-run youth disco has been hailed a success after no incidents of anti-social behavious were recorded on the evening of the event. The disco, held at the Wheelhouse Club, in Windermere, attracted nearly 200 youngsters after officers sold wristbands

  • Couple reunited with lost ring on Valentine's Day

    VALENTINE'S Day brought one couple closer together as they were reunited with a wedding ring lost during a visit to Coniston. Richard and Liz Allen, of Sheffield, spent New Year in the village celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary but

  • New team tackles South Lakeland's potholes

    A FOUR-man team is hitting the streets around South Lakeland repairing potholes thanks to a £100,000 cash injection. County councillors agreed to divert the money after the severe cold snap left many of the district’s roads damaged.

  • Lakes Line passenger numbers increase

    PASSENGER numbers are up on the Lakes Line between Oxenholme and Windermere. The Lakes Line Rail User Group (LLRUG) carried out its regular survey and logged more than 1,100 passengers, a rise of 19 per cent on last year. Dick Smith, of LLRUG,

  • Cumbrians urged to swap to Fairtrade

    CUMBRIANS are being urged to swap their usual bananas for Fairtrade bananas, their usual snack bar for a Fairtrade snack bar and their usual cuppa for a Fairtrade cuppa. The Big Swap is the theme behind this year’s Fairtrade fortnight, which runs