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8 cheap and easy DIY projects for budget-friendly updates

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 5:01pm
Want to do some home improvements but on a tight budget? These simple ideas won't break the bank, says Vicky Shaw.

Q&A session with South Lakes MP this Friday

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 12:06pm
MP Tim Farron will be hosting another virtual question and answer session with constituents this Friday evening from 7pm.

Service for parents in Cumbria worried about their children returning to school

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 12:06pm
TRAINEE teachers who are soon to graduate are behind a scheme to support parents and families amid uncertainty about pupils returning to school.

How you can win a stunning £930K Melling country home for just £2.50

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 12:01pm
A HOUSE sale with a big difference could see you win a country home for just £2.50 whilst raising cash for an end of life charity.

Excitement as new tourist train service to open on famous Settle to Carlisle line

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 12:00pm
A TRAIN operator is setting up new "ground breaking" tourist services on the historic Settle to Carlisle line this summer.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority leadership role goes to former Malham Farmer and rugby player

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 11:25am
A HILL farmer and former rugby player from Malham dale has been elected Chairman of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Campaign to support tourism industry gets UK-wide backing

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 10:01am
DESTINATION Management Organisations from across the country have joined together to back a campaign encouraging government to ensure the tourism sector is supported through Winter 2020.

Coronavirus in Cumbria: As is happens Wednesday, July 1

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 7:01am
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New figures show Cumbria's Covid deaths dwindling throughout June

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 5:07am
FIGURES from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show 59 people died in the North East, Cumbria and North Yorkshire in the week ending June 19.

Public in Cumbria warned Covid-19 is still here ahead of bars reopening

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 5:06am
FOLLOWING the Prime Minister’s announcement last week, the public are being reminded ahead of the easing of restrictions on July 4 that Covid-19 has not gone away.

New virtual fracture clinics launched at Morecambe Bay Trust

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 5:05am
TWO Virtual Fracture Clinics have been launched at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) for new patients.

Laptop scheme for disadvantaged teenagers 'nowhere near enough'

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 5:04am
MORE than 100 laptops have been delivered to disadvantaged teenagers in the South Lakes, as part of a new Downing Street drive to close the education gap.

Alfred Wainwright's sketch sells for record price in online auction

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 5:04am
A SKETCH owned by a legendary Lake District figure has been sold for a record-breaking price.

Community leaders call for greater police presence ahead of roads forces review

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 5:04am
COMMUNITY leaders in south Cumbria have called for a greater roads police presence along major routes in the area.

Later Living: supporting our veterans

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 5:00am
LAST Saturday was Armed Forces Day, but unfortunately celebrations had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plans that could see Cumbria go into local coronavirus lockdown published

Tue, 30/06/2020 - 7:34pm
Plans which would be implemented if Cumbria went into local coronavirus lockdown have been published.

Chances of 40°C days in the UK are increasing say Met Office

Tue, 30/06/2020 - 6:00pm
Towards the end of the century parts of the UK could see 40°C days every 3-4 years on average under a high emissions scenario.

Plans submitted for new dwelling in Ulverston

Tue, 30/06/2020 - 5:06pm
A PLANNING application for the construction of a single-story dwelling has been submitted to the National Park Planning Authority.

South Lakes MP fights for hospitality and tourism industry in parliament

Tue, 30/06/2020 - 5:06pm
ON the floor of the House of Commons, South Lakes MP Tim Farron warned the Government that failure to extend support for the hospitality and tourism sector through the winter will see thousands of jobs and businesses collapse.

Befriending service aims to cast light on Covid caused loneliness

Tue, 30/06/2020 - 5:04pm
A NEW service will tackle the pandemic of loneliness.