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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 […]

Local MP Tim Farron has today welcomed the news that the Kentmere mental health ward at Westmorland General Hospital is set to receive an extra £1m in funding if plans for the reconfiguration of Mental Health services in South Cumbria are approved. Back in 2016, Tim led a successful campaign to save the ward after […]

Housing association tenants in South Lakeland have been warned that sub-letting their properties to others is illegal and could land them in court. The warning comes after South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) prosecuted a man for sub-letting a South Lakes Housing property for which he held an assured tenancy – the first prosecution of this […]


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