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Cumbria’s partners continue to work together to deal with the severe weather that not one, but two storms have brought into the area.Work is still ongoing dealing with the aftermath of Storm Isha – with over 1800 properties in Cumbria with no power, flooding and ongoing impacts on the county’s transport networks.Agencies from across Cumbria […]

Bosses at Cumbria Tourism say they are delighted about the announcement of the ‘Great British Rail Sale’. The sale, which launches tomorrow (23 January) will allow rail passengers to claim up to 50% off selected rail tickets when booking from 23 to 29 January 2024. The UK-wide sale (England, Wales and Scotland), will see more […]

In a momentous culinary collaboration, Brossen Steakhouse at the Inn on the Square is teaming up with the award-winning Mizu Pan-Asian Restaurant from their sister property, the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa, for an exclusive one night only pop-up dining experience. In response to repeat requests from locals who have expressed a desire for Japanese […]

The family of a man who died in a collision on the A590 have paid tribute to a passionate and kind man.Yorick De Munnik, aged 41 from Kendal, was the driver of a white Suzuki Alto which was involved in a collision with a coach on the A590 near Newby Bridge. The collision occurred shortly […]

A test purchase operation in Barrow and Ulverston resulted in two out of five retailers selling e-cigarettes commonly known as “vapes” to the underage test purchaser. Westmorland and Furness Council’s Trading Standards service carried out the operation, last week, after receiving several complaints from concerned parents, schools, and members of the public. It is a […]

The Council’s Executive is being asked to consider a report and action plan that has been compiled with partners detailing how a ‘Be Who You Want to Be’ area could be developed. The action plan follows a number of focus groups, discussions and a survey which was launched by the council and its partners including The […]

An Innovating for Success grant of £30,000 from Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) is helping a business develop new food products and extend the life of existing ones. Clare Holland, owner and manager of Flookburgh based Furness Fish, Poultry and Game says the grant met almost half of the total cost of creating an onsite […]

The Breast Screening Unit at Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal has reopened following refurbishment, offering patients the best possible experience with the North Lancashire and South Cumbria Breast Screening Service run by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT). Residents who have described the unit as “wonderful”, “efficient”, “professional” and “fantastic”, can […]

Police are investigating a burglary which occurred between 22 and 26 December 2023 at a farmyard approximately 200 meters north east along the A684 from the access road to Ray Gill at Garsdale Head. The suspect(s) have entered the farmyard as a trespasser, opened two shipping containers that were insecure, and forced entry upon a […]

Long-term conditions, or chronic diseases, are conditions that require ongoing care and often are managed by medications and other treatments. Examples include diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma and heart or kidney disease. During winter, damp and cold weather can aggravate existing health problems and make people more vulnerable to winter illnesses. This is […]