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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.
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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.
North-West Evening Mail
Security costs A 5k at disused Ulverston facility
Gill Rise, a 20-bed assessment unit in Stanley Street, Ulverston, for people with dementia, was closed in July 2012 when its services were moved to the Dane Garth facility in Barrow.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Behind the News: Dog fouling in South Lakeland
This, on the whole, is picked up and disposed of by responsible dog walkers. but sadly, some also ends up littering pavements and public areas - including land outside Sandside Lodge School at Ulverston.
Calls for Wales to follow Lake District moves with restrictions on second homes
The chair of the Snowdonia National Park says Welsh planners must follow the lead of the Lake District after officials there called for restrictions on second homes.
Lancashire Evening Post
Young auctioneer meets royalty at farming centre
Ian Atkinson, 23, from Scorton, near Garstang, 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.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Ian Rule asks: Why is Copeland left picking up the bill?
WE are always beset by political problems. What seems to me to be special about the present is that most of our problems derive from two sources.
COMMENT: Kendal needs a strong and vibrant hospital run by the NHS
It provides a range of services on the doorstep of people who live in the heart of South Lakeland.