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Risk of a flu pandemic in Cumbria has been ranked “very high

Sun, 19/05/2019 - 7:06am
A FLU pandemic has been put to the top of the list of “risks” facing Cumbria.

House sales take longest in seaside town, research suggests

Sun, 19/05/2019 - 7:00am
HOMES take an average of four months to sell from start to finish, according to online homebuying company Property Solvers.

POSITIVE PARENTING: How to ensure family mealtimes are a positive experience

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 6:38pm
FOR many little ones sitting at the table for mealtimes can be very difficult. Toddlers especially are so full of energy and are desperate to explore their world that sitting at the table for too long is boring.

TV's Charlie Luxton to help self-builders

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 6:00pm
INSPIRATION and industry expertise for anyone hoping to build their dream home will be offered at a special event this summer.

PODIUM: It’s spring but Brexit continues to drag on

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 5:36pm
Mike Wolfenden, 90, a retired telecommunications engineer, looks forward to warmer months - and the end of the Brexit process

'Miracle' boy thanks his rescuers after near death experience

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 5:25pm
A SCHOOLBOY who was revived after he was submerged in a river for around 25 minutes brought tears to the eyes of his rescuers when he visited them to show his gratitude.

Kenyan teachers set to visit Kendal school

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 5:00pm
A PARTNERSHIP involving Heron Hill Primary School will see two teachers from Kenya visit Kendal next month.

NOSTALGIA: Recalling the days when roads took their toll

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 4:56pm
Historian Arthur R. Nicholls examines the derivation of some of Kendal's streets.

Secluded South Lakes Baptist church celebrating 350th anniversary

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 4:00pm
WORSHIPPERS at an historic South Lakeland church are celebrating its 350th anniversary this year.

Kendal school makes donation to Lancs & Lakes blood bikers

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 2:30pm
PUPILS at Queen Katherine School in Kendal have made a £316 donation to North West Blood Bikes Lancashire & Lakes (NWBB-LL).

Fun in the sun for young farmers

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 1:51pm
HUNDREDS of Young Farmers and their supporters gathered in gloriously warm and sunny conditions to enjoy a day of fun and competitions on Saturday.

Wattsfield United Under 12s do the league and cup double

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 12:04pm
WATTSFIELD Utd Under 12s have done the double, winning the Kent Valley League and SM Jones trophy.

Cumbrian landlady shortlisted as finalist in national competition

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 11:16am
A LAKE District landlady has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Licensee of the Year competition run by The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII).

Young ranger to raise £5,000 for wild expedition

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 11:01am
A SEDBERGH teenager will be taking on the “journey of her lifetime” by embarking on a wild expedition to the Himalayas.

The founder of Thompson Matthews Estate Agency and a former RAF pilot has died aged 97

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 11:00am
A SOUTH LAKES man who was a founding committee member of the Kendal Civic Society, as well as an RAF pilot during the Second World War, has died aged 97.

Cash machine 'blown up' outside supermarket

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 9:49am
POLICE are investigating an ATM theft from outside a supermarket.

Inspirational fell runner to deliver Wainwright Society Memorial Lecture

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 9:32am
INSPIRATIONAL fell runner Nicky Spinks has been announced as the main speaker for the 2019 Wainwright Memorial Lecture.

Unique venture by Langdale Estate

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 8:42am
A TOURIST attraction has partnered with two artisan businesses to create a pair of bespoke wheelchairs for guests.

Wildlife cameraman scoops BAFTA victory for David Attenborough's hit BBC series

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 8:34am
A WILDLIFE cameraman has scooped a BAFTA victory for his incredible footage of emperor penguins for a hit BBC series.

Extraordinary, completely exotic and wonderful to look at...

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 8:09am
ACHIEVING the exotic garden in Cumbria can at times be a challenge, writes TOM ATTWOOD. But fortunately for us gardeners there are several plants that despite appearances are in fact remarkably tough. Foliage in its many forms has always appealed to me and the first time I saw the leaves (let alone the flowers) of hardy gingers I was sold straight away. Hedychium (to use their botanical name) are a different plant group to the culinary ginger, zingiber officinale that many of you reading this wi