Information on a number of carol services being held across Cumbria and the south of Scotland.Read the full story ›
A congregation in west Cumbria are rejoicing after an anonymous benefactor stepped in to pay for a new £30,000 stained glass window. The new addition at St Michael's Church in Workington honours those who have contributed to both World Wars.
A charity that helps vulnerable people in the South Lakes could shortly be moving into a new home courtesy of their local church.
Manna House in Kendal works with the homeless and those with social or mental health problems and has been looking for new premises of their own for some time, and it seems a solution has now been found.
Ryan Dollard reports:
Kendal Parish Church is gifting Nether Hall to Manna House, through its charitable Kirkland Trust
Planning applications are now being submitted enabling a change of use.
Manna House is a registered charity providing advice, advocacy, training and a drop-in support centre for the residents of South Lakeland including those who are vulnerably housed, homeless, lonely or generally needing help.
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Scotland's First Minister has defended his Government's delay in making a decision on same sex marriage laws.
There was anger from equality campaigners and opposition politicians yesterday when a widely expected announcement was put on hold.
Alex Salmond says a decision will be taken by the end of the month but more time is needed to look at the details.
The government has now set up a special committee chaired by deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to examine the legal issues.
But it rejected calls from Catholic leader Cardinal Keith O’Brien for a referendum
Children as young as six have vandalised a church in Cumbria which dates back to the 12th century.Read the full story ›
Insp Diane Bradbury from Cumbria Police says a meeting will be held between children responsible for the vandalism of an historic church and members of the congregation.
Judith Pattinson from Brampton Parish Council says the local community is shocked at the vandalism of a church which dates back to Norman times.
Police say four youngsters, aged six to 10, who have been questioned following vandalism of an historic church will meet congregation members.
Officers say the children will face a full restorative justice conference to meet some of those affected by the damage to the church and nine gravestones.