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The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has officially opened Blackpool’s new £30m conference and exhibition centre. Mr Johnson unveiled a plaque in the reception hall of the new building, which is situated within the historic Winter Gardens, on the second and final day of the Conservative Party Spring Conference. It is the first time the Conservative […]

Cumbria Police are appealing for witnesses as part of an investigation into a burglary at a business on Mintsfeet Road, Kendal that occurred between 3pm and 5pm on Wednesday 16th March. It is reported three unknown men have entered the store via a fire door in the backyard and left with a number of tools. […]

Confidence levels among South Lakeland businesses are now back to what they were before the coronavirus pandemic, a wide-ranging survey has found. More than three quarters of respondents (79 per cent) felt very or fairly confident about the next 12 months – an increase of 25 per cent from the 2020 survey, Over half of […]

A bid has been officially submitted for Carnforth to become the home of a new public body that will be in charge of the country’s railways. On Wednesday (March 16) Lancaster City Council submitted its expression of interest in the town becoming the location for the first headquarters of Great British Railways. The bid focuses […]

The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the charity Carer Support South Lakes has pledged to do all she can to increase the number of unpaid Carers they help. Debi Marsden, a former nurse, says she hopes to improve the reach of the charity into South Cumbria’s towns, villages and rural areas – where many […]

Cumbria County Council’s Windermere Ferry Service is developing plans to replace the current car ferry, the ‘Mallard’ with a brand-new electric ferry. The Mallard vessel is more than 30 years old, having first been introduced in 1991. The age of the ferry has led to reduced reliability and increased repair costs in recent years. The […]

Arrests were made across a number of towns as Cumbria Constabulary targeted county lines drugs crime during a week-long national focus on the issue. Patrols were launched in south Cumbria, leading to arrests in Barrow, Kendal and Windermere throughout the intensification period, with crack cocaine, heroin, £1,860 in cash and a knife seized. Officers also […]

Residents and business owners are being urged to help shape the look of a scheme to create a new pedestrian-friendly “gateway” into Kendal town centre. The public realm improvement project for the upper section of Stramongate where it meets Blackhall Road, led by South Lakeland District Council, will create a more pedestrian-friendly space and a […]

Cumbria County Council is harnessing extra resources to help repair damage to the county’s roads caused by freezing winter temperatures. The pothole repair initiative will begin in Eden and South Lakes and continue throughout the county in the coming months. The council has organised innovative jet patching and thermal road patching machines to fix potholes, […]

Cumbria County Council has confirmed that there will be more work taking place on Gooseholme footbridge in the following week. The mobile phone company, Vodafone, will be installing fibre optic cables at Gooseholme Bridge, in Kendal, during the week beginning 21 March. While the contractor will not have to close any roads during this work, […]