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Call for complete smoking ban in all NHS buildings and grounds

HEALTH chiefs are calling for smoking to be completely banned in all NHS buildings and grounds.

Public Health England is campaigning for a "tobacco-free NHS" with more support on quitting offered to patients, visitors and staff.

Duncan Selbie, chief executive of PHE, said

yesterday 12:41
Transport minister warns drivers should think ‘long and hard’ before buying a diesel car

DRIVERS should think ‘long and hard’ before buying a diesel car, according to transport secretary Chris Grayling.

He suggested motorists should consider buying a low-emission vehicle rather than spending their money on a diesel.

His intervention follows reports the

yesterday 11:35
Work starts on £1m first phase of improvements to landmark Windermere Quays Marina

WORK has begun on a £1m project to upgrade and extend a landmark Lake District marina.

Improvements to Windermere Quays Marina - part of a wider regeneration strategy for the Bowness area - are expected to be completed this summer.

The work is the first major phase of

yesterday 10:29
Staff swap roles in Levens pub charity event

FOR one night only, staff at a South Lakeland pub will be trading their roles in order to raise money for local charities.

Chefs at the Hare & Hounds Inn, Levens, will be taking the orders while the front of house staff will be in the kitchen, whipping up some of the venue's

yesterday 09:23
CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Why we need to help homeless people

Help the Homeless? Why?

It is easy to think that no one needs to be homeless and if they do not help themselves why should we help them?

Helping with Winter Shelter has taught me that ‘they’ are real people and that often the problems that make them live on the streets

yesterday 07:11
Bad weather causes travel problems around South Cumbria

WET and windy weather has caused delays to people travelling by car, train and ferry throughout the day. 

Kendal Police have urged drivers to take care while out on the road.

River is high and lots of surface water......take care on the roads this evening

yesterday 23:29
Bad weather causes problems around South Cumbria

WET and windy weather has caused delays to people travelling by car, train and ferry throughout the day. 

Singleton Park Road, up from the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal, was filled with water, with drivers reporting difficulties in travelling to and out from

2017-02-25 21:05
Family who tried to climb Blencathra helped down

A FAMILY of walkers were assisted by rescuers after their chosen route to Blencathra was too challenging. 

The family had tried to climb the mountain by an unusual route, via the steep side of Gategill Fell.

After running into snow cover, they found that

2017-02-25 19:57
Attractions join together to bring in visitors

LEIGHTON Hall and Carnforth Station Heritage Centre are working together to entice more visitors.

The two attractions have created a full day's itinerary that combines the two destinations, with half a day dedicated for each.

John Adams, manager of the Heritage Centre

2017-02-25 18:51
South Lakes warned about cold callers

RESIDENTS in the South Lakes area are told to be on their guard after fliers offering roofing services have been distributed door to door. 

The issued warning follows misleading leaflets adveritising funding for roof repairs for those in receipt of benefits being distributed to

2017-02-25 13:21
Delays expected to train services due to speed restriction

RAIL passengers should expect delays in all train services until midday tomorrow.

Trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines due to a speed restriction between Oxenholme Lake District and Penrith.

MORE TOP STORIES: Delays expected to train services due

2017-02-25 12:15
Grateful mum Mary Kendal raises £30k for Christie cancer hospital with weekly market stall at Sedbergh

A GRATEFUL mum and her weekly market stall have raised thousands of pounds for the 'wonderful' hospital that saved her daughter's life.

Every Wednesday morning, retired sheep farmer Mary Kendal, 68, travels from Grayrigg to sell bric-à-brac and second-hand goods at Sedbergh's

2017-02-25 08:57
Met Office issue yellow warning of rain for Friday evening through to Saturday evening

Persistent and sometimes heavy rain is expected across parts of Cumbria from Friday evening through to Saturday evening.

Total rainfall on upland catchments could widely reach 50 to more locally 80mm whilst on low ground towards the coast falls are likely to be 10 to perhaps

2017-02-24 18:37
LETTER: Reason will prevail over Grange lido

I WAS very pleased to see Councillor Peter Thornton (Letters, February 9, ‘Pool would not be viable’) bring reason and hard facts to the ongoing debate about Grange swimming pool.

Most of the remaining outdoor pools in this country are in the warmer south, where they also have a

2017-02-24 17:31
New diabetes centre to open at Morecambe Bay hospital in April

A NEW diabetes centre to support people living with the condition in North Lancashire will open at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in April.

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) approved an investment of £75,000 towards the project in November

2017-02-24 16:25
Same-sex duo wed in church ‘first’

A KENDAL chapel has performed a landmark ceremony, becoming the first place of worship in the town to wed a same-sex couple.

Kass Conroy and Keysia Mattocks tied the knot at the Kendal Unitarian Chapel, surrounded by family and friends.

The couple, who live in Windermere,

2017-02-24 15:19
Daily News
Claims MP Lewis registered websites in preparation for Labour leader bid denied

Claims that Clive Lewis registered website addresses in apparent preparation for a Labour leadership bid have been denied by a source close to the MP.

It comes after the Huffington Post UK said four domain names which appeared to support Mr Lewis for Labour leader were registered on June

today 22:39
Jeremy Corbyn promises ‘credible’ policies in bid to revive Labour’s fortunes

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to bring forward “very coherent”, “credible” and “solid” policies that will help revive Labour’s fortunes following its humiliating Copeland by-election defeat.

The Labour leader appeared to reject suggestions his

today 22:39
Injured Barry Geraghty to miss Cheltenham Festival after Kempton fall

Top jockey Barry Geraghty has been ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival after suffering a collapsed lung and six broken ribs in a fall at Kempton Park on Saturday.

The rider was taken to hospital for further examination following a spill from the Nicky Henderson-trained Charli Parcs in the

today 22:39
England coach Eddie Jones calls on World Rugby to act over breakdown tactics

Eddie Jones expects World Rugby to revise the laws that enabled Italy to frustrate England with unusual breakdown tactics described by George Ford as having the potential to “kill the game”.

In a ploy devised by defence coach Brendan Venter, no player was committed after a

today 22:39
Andy Murray ready for return in Dubai despite bout of shingles

Andy Murray insists he is “fit and raring to go” at the Dubai Tennis Championships having overcome a bout of shingles during a five-week lay-off.

The world number one has not played since a shock fourth-round exit to Mischa Zverev in the fourth round of the Australian Open, and

today 22:39
Crystal Palace to be rewarded for return to form with warm-weather training camp

Crystal Palace will be rewarded for their return to form with a warm-weather training camp in the coming weeks.

They significantly improved during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat of Middlesbrough, which has revived their hopes of surviving relegation from the Premier League, and manager Sam

today 22:39
Leicester v Liverpool talking points

Leicester play their first match since the sacking of boss Claudio Ranieri as they host Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday.

The Foxes, in action four days on from the man who oversaw last season’s remarkable surge to the title being dismissed, have slipped to 18th in the

yesterday 21:33
UPDATE: A66 reopened for high-sided vehicles

THE A66 has been reopened both ways to high-sided vehicles after it was closed earlier due to strong winds.

The closure occurred between A685 and A6108 / A1 / Middleton Tyas Lane (Scotch Corner).

Wind speed has dropped on A66 between Brough & Barnard Castle. The

yesterday 20:27
Latest news from Blackpool
today 22:39 Claims MP Lewis registered websites in preparation for Labour leader bid denied
today 22:39 Jeremy Corbyn promises ‘credible’ policies in bid to revive Labour’s fortunes
today 22:39 Injured Barry Geraghty to miss Cheltenham Festival after Kempton fall
today 22:39 England coach Eddie Jones calls on World Rugby to act over breakdown tactics
today 22:39 Andy Murray ready for return in Dubai despite bout of shingles
today 22:39 Crystal Palace to be rewarded for return to form with warm-weather training camp
yesterday 21:33 Leicester v Liverpool talking points
yesterday 20:27 UPDATE: A66 reopened for high-sided vehicles
yesterday 19:21 Business rates a ‘ticking time bomb’ for small companies, Labour says
yesterday 19:21 Key May aide hits back after criticism over disability benefits comments
yesterday 19:21 Sam Billings pushing for improvement as England opening spot remains precarious
yesterday 19:21 England survive scare to down battling Italy and keep Six Nations bid on course
yesterday 19:21 Ibrahimovic winner gives Manchester United EFL Cup glory against Southampton
yesterday 19:21 A66 closed both sides for high-sided vehicles
yesterday 18:15 Suspect named after truck hits crowd at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade
yesterday 18:15 Welsh rugby star Elli Norkett killed in car crash at age 20
yesterday 18:15 Home favourite Fichardt lands fifth European Tour crown at Joburg Open
yesterday 18:15 Marc Albrighton ‘angry and upset’ at reports he was involved in Ranieri’s exit
yesterday 18:15 UAE the likely destination for Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao fight
yesterday 18:15 Comic art festival line up announced
yesterday 18:15 Hit Broadway musical brings touch of island paradise to seaside town
yesterday 17:09 No 10 policy unit chief criticised after defending disability benefit changes
yesterday 17:09 Aliens actor Bill Paxton dies aged 61 after complications from surgery
yesterday 17:09 Wind, ice and snow for parts of UK as Storm Ewan hits Ireland
yesterday 17:09 Henderson: Having Sexton and Jackson in ranks is fantastic for Ireland
yesterday 17:09 Gavin Henson kicks relegation-battling Bristol to shock win over Bath
yesterday 17:09 READER'S PHOTOS: Barrow offshore windfarm from Hampsfell
yesterday 15:59 Woman tells of ‘carnage’ after five pedestrians hit by car
yesterday 15:59 Harry Kane nets another hat-trick as rampant Spurs put Stoke to the sword
yesterday 15:59 Jimmy Gopperth scores hat-trick as Wasps restore Aviva Premiership cushion
yesterday 15:59 Kendal student nurse shortlisted for national award
yesterday 14:53 Man in critical condition after car crashes into pedestrians
yesterday 14:53 Jeremy Corbyn: Labour needed more than ever but we must stay united
yesterday 14:53 Martin O’Neill rules out making Leicester return
yesterday 14:53 Red Bull unveil car they hope will end Mercedes domination
yesterday 14:53 Flood warning no longer in force for River Kent
yesterday 13:47 Three critically hurt after pedestrians hit by car
yesterday 13:47 Rescuers broaden search for 18-year-old amid Arbroath Cliffs fall fears
yesterday 13:47 Adam Lallana an integral member of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool squad
yesterday 13:47 Sir Mo Farah: I’m a clean athlete
yesterday 13:47 Ronald Koeman challenges Everton to make late run for Champions League
yesterday 13:47 Ali Price confident Scotland can end long wait for Twickenham win over England
yesterday 13:47 South Lakeland primary school raises money for a good cause
yesterday 12:41 Deputy Tom Watson urges supporters to back Labour’s under-fire Jeremy Corbyn
yesterday 12:41 Amber Rudd: No sudden drop in immigration post-Brexit
yesterday 12:41 Five in hospital after car collides with pedestrians in London
yesterday 12:41 Andy Carroll in line to make return from injury in coming week
yesterday 12:41 Call for complete smoking ban in all NHS buildings and grounds
yesterday 12:33 Black ready to battle for Blackpool
yesterday 12:33 MATCH REPORT: Fleetwood 3 Northampton 0
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today 22:59 Uncle gives chilling statement to murder detectives days after killing five family members
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today 22:27 Jockey George Baker in intensive care following horrific accident during race on ice in Switzerland
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