7 hrs ago
North-West Evening Mail
Pensioner facing more than 30 allegations of sex offences in court in Cumbria
Anthony Leake, of Thaines Lane, East Runton, in Norfolk, will appear before South Lakeland Magistrates' court today charged with 19 counts of inciting a boy under 14 to commit an act of gross indecency, five counts of inciting a girl under 14 to conduct an act of gross indecency, seven counts of making indecent images of children and three counts ... (more)
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12 hrs ago
The Westmorland Gazette: Joan Gordon, 48, from Kendal, says she owes her life to wearing a helmet
Fractured skull and bleeding on the brain - Kendal cyclist says she owes her life to helmet and urges others to always wear one Fractured skull and bleeding on the brain - cyclist says she owes her life to helmet and urges others to always wear one A CYCLIST who was lucky to survive an horrific accident has issued a stark warning to bikers who ... (more)
16 hrs ago
Greens hoping to spring surprises in SLDC and Kendal Town Council elections
Four of the 17 Green Party candidates. From left to right: Liz Ashburn, standing for Castle Ward; Karen Mitchell, standing for Mintsfeet; Chris Rowley, standing for Kirkland; and Gwen Harrison, standing for Kendal Fell A NEWLY-formed political branch of the Green Party for the Kendal area is fielding a full slate of candidates in the local ... (more)
20 hrs ago
New South Lakes hotel could create 30 jobs
A FORMER residential retreat for a religious order on the edge of the Lake District is to be converted into a A 3 million hotel.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Historians plan to keep on digging at Sizergh Castle
Jamie Lund, National Trust regional archaeologist, Allan Steward of Levens Local History Group, Mark Brennand, Cumbria historical environment officer and Stephen Read Gill Wood of Levens Local History Group A COMMUNITY archaeology venture is to be extended to assess how the ecology of South Lakeland has changed in the aeons since the last Ice Age.
Carer stole cash from pensioner, court told
A CARER stole cash from the home of a vulnerable Kendal pensioner who he was supposed to be looking after, a court was told.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
Roger Bingham reflects on some extinct animals which once roamed South Lakeland.
DINOSAURS belong to geology and woolly mammoths to prehistory but some creatures, now extinct in Lakeland, were recorded in historic times.
Jewellery shop owner ignored council advice
A replacement window ended up costing a shop owner 500 more than he bargained for after he fell foul of strict planning rules.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
a One-Stop village shop has been created in a room at The Jolly Anglers pub in Burneside.
Owners Rachel Partington and Dave Windsor created the store in six days since getting licensing permission from South Lakeland District Council.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
THE first episode of a new Sky sitcom set and partly filmed in Kendal is due to air on April 24.
'Trying Again' stars comedian Chris Addison and Jo Joyner as a couple trying to mend their relationship after Joyner's affair with her boss - a doctor played by Charles Edwards .
Thu Apr 17, 2014
North-West Evening Mail
Unemployment across Cumbria falls by 4.1%
Figures released yesterday show unemployment has fallen by 77,000 nationally in the past three months bringing the rate of overall unemployment below seven per cent.
COMMENT: - Fragile' areas of Lakes need protection against second homes
Their proliferation has driven away local families and undermined the long-term viability of once-bustling villages by turning them into sleepy weekend retreats.
Apprentice met Prince Charles on Lakeland visit
Ian Atkinson, 23, from Scorton, had just returned from a study trip to New Zealand and Australia in time to help with lambing a flock of 650 sheep on his family farm.
Last chance to have your say on future of services on Windermere
The Lake Windermere Service Survey 2014 is being carried out by South Lakeland District Council and the Lake District National Park Authority .
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Kendal residents fear cul-de-sac could turn into a 'rat run'
CUL de sac residents have taken action against plans which could see their street turned into an access road for a 189-home estate.
Parents of missing man found dead in Windermere praise local community for its support
THE heartbroken parents of a missing man found dead in Windermere broke down in tears today as they praised the 'wonderful community spirit' of people in the South Lakes.
South Lakeland pub gets top community honour from Thwaites
THE Kings Arms at Burton-in-Kendal has scooped the Best Community Involvement accolade at the Thwaites Awards for Excellence 2014.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
The Westmorland Gazette: South Lakes declares zero tolerance on fly-tippers
Latest figures show that in 2013/14 South Lakeland District Council staff investgated 617 reported cases of fly-tipping in the district.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Legal team appointed to handle Kendal house sales
SOUTH Lakeland housebuilder Russell Armer has appointed the property team at solicitors Harrison Drury to handle legal aspects of the sale of new homes in Cumbria.
South Lakeland is 'relatively healthy' but has 'pockets of deprivation and 'excess winter deaths'
At a meeting of South Lakeland District Council's Cabinet, the eight-page council plan for the next five years was roundly supported.