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Local MP Tim Farron met with the Chancellor yesterday to make the case for a much-needed tax break for businesses on Cumbria’s high streets. The Government are currently proposing a Digital Services Tax of 2% for online companies which would pay towards a cut of a third on business rates for small firms. But during […]

Update: 8.30am (9/1/19) A man who died following a road traffic collision on the M6 at Kendal on Monday (7 Jan) has been identified as Ben Oakley, 34, from Shropshire. The driver of the second vehicle – a man in his 40s also from outside Cumbria – was uninjured.

Local MP Tim Farron’s campaign for better access to radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients has been praised by a Government minister in Parliament. During a debate, on Tuesday (8th January) long term plans for cancer treatment in the NHS, the health minister Steve Brine said he “enjoyed” his meeting with Tim and the All-Party Parliamentary […]

Lancaster City Council has successfully prosecuted a meat wholesaler and distributor for supplying frozen chicken in Morecambe that was only fit for pet food. B Davies and Son Ltd, of Samuel Street in Bury, was ordered to pay a fine of £50,000 and £20,000 in costs, after admitting five charges under the Food Safety and […]

Councillor Chris Hogg has resigned from his position as portfolio holder for culture and leisure on the South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) Cabinet. In his resignation letter to council leader, Councillor Giles Archibald, Cllr Hogg, who represents Kendal South and Natland, said: “Whilst it has been a pleasure to serve as a Cabinet member (particularly […]


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