• Lorry catches fire on M6

    A LORRY has caught fire on the M6 between Junction 36 and 37. Fire engines are at the scene of the blaze where a lorry has been engulfed in flames. More details to follow. 

  • Will Kendal be getting a KFC drive thru?

    A POPULAR fast food chain has revealed plans to open 500 new restaurants across the UK, including Kendal. KFC which currently has 900 brances in the UK has shared its proposed plans for opening 500 new restaurants across locations in the UK.

  • Pedestrian crossing upgrade to improve road safety

    A busy road crossing in Sedbergh is being upgraded to improve road safety. The crossing, located on Long Lane just outside Sedbergh Fire Station, is being converted from a zebra crossing to a puffin crossing, designed to enhance road safety for

  • Mintcakes forced to concede ten goals in two matches

    New manager Craig Dootson endured a tough first week at the head of the club as the squad conceded ten goals in two games. Kendal Town were hit for seven by Runcorn Linnets before dumped out of the Senior Challenge Cup by Appleby. Both performances

  • Club welcomes former player Craig Dootson as new manager

    KENDAL Town FC have welcomed their new manager for the club. Craig Dootson, a retired football player himself and goalkeeper, has been announced as the club's new manager since the recent departure Warren Beattie who had to step down due to personal

  • January workshops on offer to turn the month around

    CUMBRIA County Council will be running a series of workshops for Mindfulness through January. Hosted by Cumbria County Council’s Adult Learning service, the sessions will help bring about a month of optimism - with new resolutions and motivation

  • Rescue team dispatched to assist elderly man

    KENDAL Mountain Rescue responded to an elderly man who had felt unwell at Arnside Knott. The NWAS team were called at 13:03pm on January 12 after an elderly gentleman felt unwell during a walk. The team responded and alongside NWAS paramedics

  • Demand for charity service surges

    A CHARITY which provides professional therapy for people affected by cancer and bereavement has seen a surge in demand since returning to hospitals. CancerCare has centres in Barrow, Kendal, Lancaster and Morecambe, and the charity’s therapists

  • What your South Lakes neighbours have planned in the future

    Here are the latest planning applications in the South Lakes. Received    Replacement UPVC windows & doors & painting of external render, 12 Fountain Brow, Kendal. For Mr Gill - South Lakes Housing. Roof over existing cattle handling, feeding

  • Figures show rise in police's use of force on children

    Cumbria Police is using a rising number of force tactics – including police dogs – on children, figures reveal. Home Office statistics show Cumbria Police used force tactics on under-18s on 678 occasions in 2020-21 – with seven involving children

  • The most popular night clubs, hangouts and comedy clubs

    WHICH Cumbria night club or bar do you and your friends head to in the evening? Here are some of the top-rated night clubs in Kendal, Windermere and Ulverston. The Wheelhouse Nightclub Windermere's popular water side club, located

  • Storage firm unveils new big expansion

    A self storage firm in Kendal is expanding to provide storage solutions tailored to small businesses. Andrew Porter Ltd is completing an expansion with the arrival of 60 20 ft storage containers at its Mintsfeet site. This is the first facility

  • How Venus dominated the evening sky

    HERE is the latest Skywatch Column written by Stuart Atkinson. It dominated the evening sky for the past couple of months, looking like a very bright "star" low in the south west after sunset, we've now lost Venus from the evening sky. Over

  • What your neighbours are planning in the Lake District

    HERE are the latest Lake District National Park planning applications. Registered  Non-material amendment to planning permission 7/2020/4060 (Replacement dwelling) for minor revision to siting of the proposed dwelling, minor revisions to wall

  • Inquest to probe death of woman

    AN inquest is due to take place following the death of a woman from Arnside. Margaret Hollings died at the age of 83 in Arnside on November 29, 2021. The hearing is due to take place at The Coroner's Court in Cockermouth on January 18 at 2pm


    TAYLOR Richard John Richard of Low Biggins, Kirkby Lonsdale, passed away peacefully at Brant Howe Residential Care Home on 4th January 2022, aged 93 years. Devoted husband to Ann, loving father to Jane, Gill and Jonathan, father-in-law to John and Sarah

  • Dorothy HORNBY

    HORNBY (née Grisedale) On the 4th January 2022 at Elmsfield House, Dorothy Edith of Milnthorpe, aged 94 years. Much loved wife of the late Bill, dearest mum of Katrine and the late Robin, dear mum-in-law of Diana, loving grandma of Adam, Ian, Robert,


    BESWICK Peter Joseph It is with deep sorrow to say Peter died on 29th December 2021. Loving husband of Jacqui and dearest brother of Pauline. Requiem Mass on 20th January at 12.00 noon at Holy Trinity & St. George Catholic Church, New Road Kendal. Sadly

  • Mark William Atkinson

    ATKINSON Mark William Mark William Atkinson died suddenly on 20th December 2021 aged 49, dearly loved son of Irene Taylor and the late Fred Atkinson, brother to Suzanne. A kind soul who will be sadly missed by many.


    COATHUP Andrew David A year ago we had to part, With a nephew/ cousin we loved with all our hearts, Some day God will tell us why, The thorns live on but the roses die. Auntie Carol and Uncle Derek You'll Never Walk Alone Cousins, Beverley and Dean

  • June Sylvia Olive KENDALL

    KENDALL June Sylvia Olive Passed away peacefully on the 30th December 2021 at Boarbank Nursing Home, Allithwaite, formerly of Levens, aged 93 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Alan Arthur Kendall, loving sister, aunty and a dear friend of many. Funeral

  • Carol Hazel WOOD

    WOOD Carol Hazel On 27th December at Kendal Care Home, aged 76 years. Much loved wife to Tony, mother to Janet and Anthea and sister to Christine. She will be greatly missed. A private service will be held at Beetham Hall Crematorium. Family flowers only

  • Dr. Elizabeth Rutherford Taylor

    TAYLOR Dr. Elizabeth Rutherford "Liddy" Taylor; Dr. Elizabeth Rutherford Taylor (Liddy), of Clyst St. George, Exeter. Previously of Grange-over-Sands and Spark Bridge, Cumbria; Horrabridge, Devon; Harpenden and Macclesfield. Born in Cambridge on 21st


    CLITHEROE Tom Died 19th January 2006 Treasured memories of my much loved and greatly missed husband. Always in my thoughts. Ann x

  • Margaret PREECE Nee Wightman

    PREECE Margaret (Nee Wightman) Margaret of New House Farm, Cowan Bridge, died peacefully in the RLI on Tuesday 4th January 2022, aged 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence, loving mum of Kathleen and Colin, much loved grandma and great-grandma.

  • Malcolm William RYLANCE

    RYLANCE Malcolm William Passed away peacefully at home on the 8th January 2022. Loving husband of Andrea, dearest dad of Melissa, father-in-law to Jordan and doting grandad of Megan, Niamh and Gwenhwyfar. Funeral service to take place at Beetham Hall

  • Christine CRORIE

    CRORIE Christine Beloved mother, daughter and grandmother, passed away peacefully on 2nd January, aged 65 at St. John's Hospice, Lancaster. The Funeral Service will be held at Beetham Hall Crematorium on Thursday 20th January 2022 at 2pm. Family flowers

  • Andrew COATHUP

    COATHUP Andrew Dear brother A year gone by, you are sadly missed but not forgotten. Miss your humour, miss your banter but will never forget our memories.


    BROWN Debra Passed away peacefully on 8th January 2022, with her family by her side, aged 54 years. Beloved wife of Adrian, loving mother of Rachael and Emma, mother-in-law to Jayson. Loving sister to David, Christopher, Warren, Colin, Elton and the late


    BRAITHWAITE Ann It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Ann aged 83 at Lancaster Royal Infirmary on 4th January 2022. Devoted wife to the late Alan, loving mum to Lynne and Sharon, nan to Daniel and Mark and mother-in-law to Andy. She

  • Tim & Teresa Richards

    RICHARDS Tim and Teresa Many congratulations on the occasion of your Golden Wedding Anniversary on Saturday 8th January. With lots of love and best wishes from all the family xxxx

  • Patricia Jameson TAYLOR

    TAYLOR Patricia Jameson Patricia, of Sandes Avenue Kendal passed away peacefully at home with family on 5th January 2022. The beloved wife of the late Roger James Taylor, loving mum of Marise and Lisa, garny of Lois, Sharron, Jenna, Gavin and the late

  • Christine Diana REES (Nee Nicholson)

    REES Christina Diana (nee Nicholson) Peacefully at care home with family, on Wednesday 5th January 2022. Beloved wife of the late David. Much loved mother of Simon, Miles and Kate. Grandmother and great-grandmother. No flowers. Donations to Alzheimer's


    KIRKBY Margery Urquhart On 30th December 2021, Margery passed away peacefully at Halcyon House in Formby with her two sons by her side, aged 91 years. Reunited with her beloved Robert. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. Simply

  • Dorothy Connelly

    CONNELLY Dorothy Dorothy passed away peacefully at the Harbour View Care Home, Whitehaven on the 27th December 2021, in her 101st year. Reunited with her beloved husband Norman. Dearest mother of Vivienne and John, mother-in-law to Martin and Pauline,


    CROSSLEY Catherine (Cathy) 1949 - 2021 It is with great sadness to say that Catherine passed away peacefully at RLI surrounded by her family on 29th December 2021. Very much loved wife of Terry, devoted mum of Anthony and Caroline, mother-in-law to Craig


    COATHUP Andrew David Loving memories of our son, who fell asleep on 13th January 2021. A void in our hearts, never to be replaced Mum and Dad xx


    PRATT Angela May Formerly of Troutbeck and Windermere, passed away peacefully on 26th December 2021 at Limegrove Care Home, East Horsley, aged 87 years. Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who will be dearly missed. A service to celebrate

  • Eric Mackereth

    MACKERETH Eric On the 21st December, Eric aged 81, passed away peacefully at home in Sedgwick with the family around him. Husband to Dorinda, loving father to Laura and Jonathan, father-in-law to Dave and Nicola, grandpa to Heath, George, Harry and Evellyn

  • Annie Elizabeth ROUTLEDGE

    ROUTLEDGE Annie Elizabeth On 5th January peacefully at Northlands Residential Home, Morpeth, Betty aged 94 years, late of Shap and Underbarrow. Dearly loved wife of the late John, loving mother of the late David, dear mother-in-law of Carol, a much loved

  • Ulla Birgitta Elias

    ELIAS Ulla Birgitta Of Troutbeck, West Kirby and Sweden. Died peacefully at home 21-12-21. Aged 88. Much loved wife of late W H Elias. A remarkable woman. She will be missed by her many friends and family. Donations to Holehird Gardens.

  • George BARBER

    BARBER George H (Bert) Passed away peacefully at his home in Lupton on 5th January 2022 aged 90. A devoted husband to Annie, loving father of Janet, John, Carol and the late Shirley. Dear father-in-law to Michael and Rodney and proud grandad to Lee, Daniel

  • Keith Patrick BENTON

    BENTON Keith Patrick On 1st January 2022. Keith, formerly of Grange-over-Sands passed away peacefully at Glen Nursing Home, Lancaster, aged 84 years. Dearly beloved husband of the late Vivian, much loved dad of Phillip and Angela, a loving grandfather


    WILSON Michael Formerly of Low Borrowbridge, Tebay, passed away peacefully at Appleby Grange Care Home on Saturday 8th January. Michael was a much loved brother, uncle and great-uncle, a friend to many and a well known member of the farming community.

  • Bill LAMBERT

    LAMBERT George William (Bill) Passed away peacefully on 31st December 2021 at Cove House Care Home, Silverdale aged 92. Beloved husband of Jean and father of Christine, Alan and Mark. The funeral service will take place at St. John's Church, Silverdale