Author: John Williamson

South Lakes MP Tim Farron has taken a swipe at the Conservative Government following the introduction of a “Tory death tax”. From this week, new regulations introduced by the Conservative Government mean the cost of death certificates, as well as birth and marriage certificates, is going up from £4 to £11. Citizens Advice recommends people […]

Paramedics and police were called at around 5.50pm Saturday(16th February) to Rawcliffe Street, to reports a 13-year-old boy had suffered a wound to his chest. The victim was taken to Alder Hey hospital for treatment, where he remains and is stable. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Three teenagers were arrested a short time […]

Two people have been sentenced after admitting fraudulently claiming council tax reduction. In two separate cases, both had been charged with claiming the reduction while failing to disclose excess capital in undeclared bank accounts. Emily Postlethwaite, 59, of Greenwood, Kendal, fraudulently claimed £4,219.69 between November 2013 and August 2018 when she had £22,000 in a […]

On the floor of the House of Commons this morning, local MP Tim Farron urged the Government to tell Network Rail to scrap plans to close the Lakes Line over the busy Easter weekend. Network Rail are planning on closing the line, which runs from Oxenholme to Windermere, for both Easter Saturday and Sunday to […]

Kendal Police are investigating an assault, which occurred on the 29th January at approximately 12:45am in Kendal town centre. The assault occurred at the bottom of Finkle Street and extended onto Stramongate, a man and woman were assaulted by a group of approximately 10 men and women. Anyone with information should call Cumbria Police on […]


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