Kendal's first White Noise festival takes place this weekend.
It's aimed to encourage 16 to 25-year-olds to take an interest in politics.
The event will feature poetry, music and a question time event with politicians.
Kendal Town Council is calling for a bypass after the town's traffic has been badly affected by the closure of a bridge after the floods.Read the full story ›
Police Scotland are searching for a missing 83-year-old man, who they believe has links to the Kendal area.
Matthew Bowie has been missing from his home in Bishopbriggs since Sunday 24 January 2016.
He is around 5'8" tall, with a slim build and white/grey receding hair, and is normally clean shaven.
It's not known what he was wearing when last seen, but he usually wears dark trousers, a shirt and a jumper.
Extensive enquiries have been carried out since Mr Bowie was reported missing.
He has never gone missing before and is usually in contact with his family on a regular basis.
They are extremely concerned and his sister Jean, niece Alison and nephew Robert have appealed for assistance from the public in trying to trace him.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland officers based at Kirkintilloch Police Office.
A man has been jailed after arranging to meet a 14-year-old girl in Kendal, who turned out to be an undercover police officer.Read the full story ›
Divers have been working in the River Kent carrying out repairs to the foundation of Victoria Bridge in Kendal.
Cumbria County Council are hoping to reopen the bridge as soon as possible.
Engineers have been placing 'grout bags' under the damaged bridge pier to provide support for the bridge above.
The bags fill the void created by flood water scouring away the bridge’s foundation.
The video shot by the dive team shows the work that has been done.
Heavy rain has caused river levels to rise and made working in the water unsafe for divers, and technical problems at the plant supplying the materials used in the repair, have meant the hoped for opening date has been pushed back into next week.
"It's deeply frustrating that factors outside of our control have hampered the speed of the repair.
"The divers have been doing a great job, but as river levels rise the speed of water flow increases and the visibility in the water drops, making it unsafe for us to work in the water.
"We can't give a definite date yet when we'll be able to open the bridge for traffic, but as soon as we can we'll let people know."
Victoria Bridge in Kendal, which has been closed due to flood damage, will now not re-open until next weekend.
The bridge has been fully closed since January 13th, but Cumbria County Council had planned to re-open the bridge in the next few days.
However, they say they're now having difficulty with the grout supply plant and high river levels are also hampering their efforts.
Really frustrating. Victoria Bridge opening delayed. Rivers levels and tech probs at grout supply plant. Hope open Fri/Sat. Will update.
A man with weapons in his bag fled after being stopped by police on suspicion of shoplifting - until he was tackled by a woman.Read the full story ›
Work is underway to repair the flood-damaged road bridge in Kendal.
Victoria Bridge has been fully shut since January 13. Local businesses say resulting traffic congestion is harming their trade.
Cumbria County Council aims to have the bridge open by the middle of next week.
Kendal residents are calling for short tenancies and family sized housing as they are unable to move back to their flood damaged homes.Read the full story ›
A petition has been launched to stop the building of 150 affordable houses on the outskirts of Kendal.Read the full story ›