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UPDATE: M6 northbound reopens

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 3:21pm
The M6 northbound between J34 (Lancaster) and Junction 35 (Carnforth) has now reopened.

Popular path on Whernside rebuilt after £46,000 raised in campaign

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 3:18pm
A footpath which is popular with walkers on Yorkshire's highest mountain has been rebuilt.

CITIZENS ADVICE COLUMN: A man I have not met has asked me to contribute towards his daughter's medical care

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 3:11pm
Q: I recently joined a dating website. I was contacted by a lovely man and we now email every day, although we haven’t met in person yet.

Newton Rigg students awarded scholarships

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 2:50pm
ELEVEN students from Newton Rigg College have been awarded scholarships from agricultural supply company Carrs Billington.

Morrisons to scrap plastic packaging on some fruit and veg

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 2:21pm
PLASTIC-free fruit and veg areas will be introduced at Morrisons branches in a bid to cut non-recyclable waste.

Classic cars, live music and stunts at retro-themed event which raised money for Guide Dogs

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 2:05pm
A RETRO-THEMED event has raised over £5000 for charity, taking the total generated since its inception to over £20,000.

Family pay tribute to man who died in A66 collision

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 1:10pm
The family of a man who died in a collision on the A66 on Sunday have paid tribute to him, saying he was “was a great dad and would have done anything for anyone”.

Arnside Try Sailing Day was a great success

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 11:33am
A TRY Sailing Day at Arnside last Saturday attracted more than 60 people.

Beer festival will be at the heart of Taste Cumbria in Ulverston

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 10:38am
A TAPROOM takeover and beer festival will be at the heart of this weekend’s Taste Cumbria festival in Ulverston.

Mini bus overturns on M6

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 10:20am
One lane of the M6 is closed and there is reported to be heavy traffic due to an overturned mini bus southbound from Junction 33 (Lancaster South/Garstang) to Junction 32 (Broughton Interchange).

Sheep found running on one-way system

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 10:11am
An errant sheep was found running on the one-way system at Lancaster yesterday.

BID looking to shake off Kendal's 'gateway to the Lake District' tag and put town on tourism map

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 10:00am
A SOUTH Lakeland town is looking to shake off its 'gateway to the Lake District' tag and become a popular destination in its own right.

Village set to go cuckoo crazy on Bank Holiday Monday

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 9:50am
THE Dales village of Austwick will be putting on a show this Bank Holiday Monday as it stages its 38th street market and fell race.

Pupil, 13, receives commendation for helping to locate missing person

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 9:41am
A SOUTH Lakes pupil has received a Commendation from the Chief Constable after helping police officers safely locate a missing person.

Resurfacing of village's multi use games area moves step closer

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 9:26am
INGLETON is on its way to securing an upgrade of its multi use games area thanks to the fundraising of a local group.

Stop and go boards on A590 today

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 9:05am
Mobile survey works with stop and go boards will be in operation at various locations on the A590 at Swarthmoor and Ulverston today between 10.30am-12.30pm, says Highways England.

Trustees look to future of Clapham Primary School after its reprieve from closure

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 7:08am
CLAPHAM school governors have met with North Yorkshire County Council and Leeds Diocese to discuss the school’s future following its recent reprieve from closure.

Japanese housebuilder to help build thousands of homes

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 6:00am
THE biggest housebuilder in Japan has struck a multi-million pound deal to help build thousands of new homes across England.

Four police officers who formed a human chain to save a distressed man's life given top honour

Mon, 20/05/2019 - 10:29pm
Four officers who rescued a distressed man who walked out into Morecambe Bay at Canal Head, Ulverston, have been commended by the Chief Constable for their actions.

Back to the future for time travelling young performers

Mon, 20/05/2019 - 8:07pm
AFTER 2018's super successful The Railway Children and Railway Roundabout, Furness Youth Theatre returns to stage with a highly adventurous production featuring young actor musicians.