The Waterside redevelopment will see six two bedroom houses, four two bedroom flats and four three bedroom houses being built on the site of the existing garage blocks on Dowkers Lane. The plans have been drawn up by South Lakes Housing following extensive consultation since 2013 with tenants, leaseholders and owners around the area with the aim to "Build pride in Waterside".
CHIEF Scout Bear Grylls has praised a courageous Scout leader who rescued a woman from fast-flowing water on the night he was flooded from his own home. Kentdale district commissioner Michael Ryan - already a Westmorland Gazette flood hero - has been awarded the Scout Association's highest honour for gallantry.
A MAN accused of threatening to burn down a woman's Kendal house will go on trial later this year. A total of five charges were put to Jamie Lee Mark Thornborrow, 27, when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today.
A cat that got trapped in a stairlift has been rescued thanks to the dogged determination of an RSPCA inspector. "Stressed" Maggie May had to be sedated after getting wedged between the stairlift and a rail at her home in Helsington in Kendal, Cumbria.
THE charity coffee morning hostess who took her cakes onto the streets of Kendal has now raised just over A 1,100 for Macmillan Cancer Support. As reported in last week's Gazette, Liz Sharp was 'undeterred' when only two guests turned up to the World's Biggest Coffee Morning at her home on Low Fellside, held in memory of her late mum, Beth.
FOR the first time this year Sinead McCann is looking forward to spending the night in her own home - 10 months since she was flooded out by Storm Desmond. At its height the floodwater was nearly a metre deep throughout the downstairs rooms of the home on Benson Green where Sinead has lived for the past 10 years.
Paula McIntyre, 39, directed a tirade of abuse towards Nathan Woof as he power-hosed the machine at his workplace in the town at 7.50am. Carlisle Crown Court heard that from her nearby home, McIntyre yelled: "You have woken me up by washing your pride and joy."
He admitted the possession of alprazolam, a class C drug, with intent to supply it in Kendal on August 27. At an earlier magistrates' court hearing, Kirkby had pleaded guilty to a burglary and theft of A 50 cash at Low Garth, Kendal, on August 26, and the illegal possession of alprazolam at Staveley in July. Christopher Evans, defending, said that although Kirkby was content to be sentenced immediately, he understood that was not possible due to time constraints.