South Lakeland

MP pushes National Park Authority to keep the Lake District open for all after gates enforced on popular bridleway Local MP Tim Farron has written to the Chief Executive of the Lake District National Park Authority urging him to rethink plans to restrict access to Gatescarth Pass near Haweswater. Recently, two padlocked gates have been […]

Police have arrested two men following the theft of an ATM from The Square, Milnthorpe, this morning. Officers were alerted at 3.53am to the theft, which involved a number of vehicles. A police response was launched which led to the arrests of two men, aged 37 and 30, from the north east of England. They […]

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 […]

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 […]

Liberal Democrats on Kendal Town Council voted through plans to increase investment into parks and community centres across the town. The investment includes £2,000 on improvements to Fletcher Park, £5,000 towards the Trim Trail at the Beck Community Centre, £7,000 on new play equipment at Hallgarth Play Area, and £5,000 towards a brand-new entrance at […]


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