South Lakeland

Officers are urging residents in Kendal to be vigilant after a rise in reports of burglaries. In the last six months 42 burglaries, which are being investigated by specialist detectives, have been reported across the Kendal area. For the same period, the year previous, there were 11 reported incidents of burglary. To tackle the increase […]

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 […]

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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