Kendal businesses will find out today if they will have to pay to be part of an initiative which aims to improve the town centre.
Police are appealing for a missing man from Kendal to get in touch with his family immediately.
Kendal's been named as one of the best places to live in the UK according to a national Sunday newspaper.
Kendal Town Hall's flag is flying at half mast in respect for the death of Nelson Mandela, and South Lakeland District Council has also lowered the flag on Ulverston Town Hall.
Leader of South Lakeland District Council, Peter Thornton, said:
"I've asked for our flags to fly at half-mast to mark the passing of a statesman whose reach extended far beyond politics."
Businesses in South Lakeland have been getting expert advice on how to sell themselves online.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has called on the Foreign Office to help to put a man from Kendal on the Interpol Missing Person's List.
It has been over two months since Roger Bainbridge went missing while visiting the Greek island of Anti-Paxos on 26 September.
It is up to the Greek police to ask Interpol to put him on the list of missing persons, but this has not happened yet.
The Foreign Office is now being urged to get involved.
Adrian Luckham from Way Ahead, in Lupton, has been at today's conference.
"I'm going to look again at my website, make it less stagnant and tell all my clients all the tips I've learnt today.
"I think this is really good for our area because I never knew you could use street view to look inside our businesses and I think that would be really good for our local hospitality industry to show how warm and inviting Cumbrian businesses are.
Businesses in a rural market town in Cumbria are learning how to use a website today to search terms and online adverts to boost their business globally.
It is part of a drive to give rural businesses more technical skills.
The Google Juice Bar is on at the Brewery Arts Centre between 10am and 12.30pm.
It has already helped 250,000 businesses in the UK and is now coming to South Cumbria.
The campaign is not just about businesses as the council hopes if local traders can sell their shop to a global audience, it will also be an advert for Kendal - boosting visitor numbers and the local economy.
– Councillor Giles Archibald, Portfolio Holder for Town Centres and Small Business
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our local businesses.
"The Google Juice programme will allow them to get important advice from the Internet giant Google which will in turn benefit their online presence and could make them more prosperous.
"It is a key part of the council’s strategy to support local businesses and to make South Lakeland the best place to live, work and explore.”
– Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale
“A successful online presence is vital for businesses here in South Lakeland and successful small businesses mean a strong local economy.
"I hope that as many businesses as possible sign up to this event so they can take advantage of the expertise on offer from Google.”
– Dan Cobley, Managing Director at Google UK
“A recent Boston Consulting Group report found that small businesses actively using the Internet can grow eight times faster than those companies with no web presence.
"Our goal is to get businesses of all sizes to understand the importance of the Internet and how to use it to help the overall growth of their enterprise and the local economy.
"We hope that local businesses in South Lakeland will take advantage of this free digital session."
Cumbria Police say officers in Kendal will be using custody suites in Barrow during the week to help deal with staff shortages.
A spokesman says the county doesn't see a high number of people needing to be detained during the week and that Kendal custody will operate as usual over weekends and bank holidays.
Around 10,000 people are expected at the annual Kendal Mountain Festival which gets underway tomorrow.
Film screenings, talks and activities are planned all over the town over the next four days.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
Thousands of people are heading to the annual Kendal Mountain Festival, which is about to get underway.
Film screenings, talks and activities are planned all over the Cumbrian town over the next 4 days.
It now brings more business to Kendal than any other event.
The family of a man killed in a road traffic collision on the A591 at the weekend have paid tribute to a man who "was a friend to many people."
40-year-old David Neil Bebbington, from Steward Avenue in Lancaster, died in the collision just outside Kendal in the Shenstone area.
Describing David’s life and personality, his family have released the below statement:
“Born in Lancaster in 1973, David was the younger child of Chris and Rob, brother to Janine.
“He attended Moorside Primary and Ripley St Thomas High School. He was manager of Motor Mania but in his late 20s he returned to education to retrain at Blackpool College, where he qualified as an Information Systems Technician. He formed Bebbgee Computing and subsequently set up shop on Bowerham Road in Lancaster.
“His shop not only offered customer support, Dave’s doors were always open for a brew and a natter to friends and customers alike.
“He loved entertaining people. He was a showman. As a boy he was a member of the Lancaster Priory Choir followed by performances with LADOS and throughout his adult life he fronted a number of bands across North Lancashire, most notably Gruffalo’s Child and Midlife Crisis with his work colleagues.
“David was well known throughout the District. He was a friend to many people and had a reputation for always putting others before himself – indeed, very recently, he had put up a notice at work to invite anyone who would be alone at Christmas to spend the day with him and his family. His offer had been taken up by many people! This generosity of spirit was typical and earned the love and respect of many around him.