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Ex-Para to celebrate 100th birthday with a skydive

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 5:08pm
A THRILL-seeking centenarian will celebrate his milestone birthday by throwing himself from a plane – 74 years after he last fell from the skies as a paratrooper in the army.

Popular hairdresser closes salon after 43 years

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 4:54pm
A HAIRDRESSER who has tended the locks of generations of clients in a north Lancashire town has closed his salon after 43 years.

Morecambe Bay crossing plans to be unveiled at forum

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 4:51pm
GROUNDBREAKING multi-billion pound plans for two sea crossings linking Cumbria and Lancashire are to be unveiled at a special forum in South Lakeland next month.

Cricket loving couple celebrate 60 years of happily married life

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 4:51pm
A COUPLE will celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary with an open house for family and friends on Saturday.

Young South Lakes chefs don whites and impress diners

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 4:50pm
YOUNG chefs impressed diners with their Michelin-Star inspired menu at a pop-up charity restaurant.

South Cumbrian firms are named 'export champions'

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 4:42pm
BUSINESSES from across south Cumbria have been recognised for their success in exporting overseas – and will now share their experiences to encourage others to follow suit.

NOSTALGIA: Mum could have bought house for £160

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 4:31pm
Kendal Oral History Group aims to compile a picture of earlier times through the recorded memories of the area’s older residents. Doris Sharpe was born in 1929 and interviewed in 1999.

TV series featuring Paul Rose and the Yorkshire Dales to air on BBC

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 2:55pm
A THREE part documentary series called The Yorkshire Dales with Paul Rose will air this weekend on BBC two.

K2B/C2B 2019 Results: How and where you finished

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 2:13pm
More than 3000 competitors turned up for the Keswick to Barrow and Coniston to Barrow races this year.

South Lakes driver banned after being stopped on the A591

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 2:11pm
A Kendal man has been disqualified from driving for 18 months after he admitted to drink driving.

Train passengers urged to check timetables ahead of Bank Holiday

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 2:08pm
PASSENGERS are being advised to plan their journeys ahead of the late May bank holiday with planned engineering work taking place on the West Coast Main Line.

David has been playing football in local leagues for 50 years

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 1:50pm
A MAN who was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer has used football as an opportunity to raise awareness behind the disease.

Former maths teacher now counts his millions after building book empire

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 12:52pm
A FORMER Furness teacher, who left his position to help children in an alternative way, now has a net worth of £121millon.

Windermere Ferry not in action for a few hours today due to routine maintenance

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 12:26pm
The Windermere Ferry, Mallard, is off the water for routine maintenance between 11.20am until 2pm.

Extra police for 'annual pilgrimage' in Eden town

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 12:09pm
POLICING is set to be beefed up and more closed circuit cameras rolled out ahead of next month's Appleby Horse Fair.

Sudden closure of bridge in South Lakes following inspection

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 12:06pm
A BRIDGE south of Killington village, near Sedbergh, has had to suddenly close following an inspection.

#trustednewsday lifts lid on regional journalism

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 12:05pm
A NEW campaign to highlight the power of local news has kicked off this week.

Free paddle boarding and kayaking at Fell Foot Park this weekend

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 12:00pm
FREE taster sessions in rowing, kayaking, yoga, paddle boarding and open-water swimming will be on offer at Fell Foot Park, near Newby Bridge, this Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, as part of the National Trust's Outdoor Festival.

Suspicious item blown up on Cumbrian beach

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 11:43am
COASTGUARDS along with an Army bomb disposal team were called to a beach between Drigg and Seascale on Monday.

Rusty train set found in Kendal garage sells for £6,500 at auction

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 11:42am
A RUSTY pre-war clockwork train set found in a garage as part of a Kendal house clearance has sold for £6,500 at 1818 Auctioneers at Crooklands.