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Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale among best place to live in UK

Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale have made it into the 101 best places to live in the UK.

Kendal is the second best in the North West according to the Sunday Times which praised its proximity to two national parks, shopping and community spirit.

Kirkby Lonsdale was the third best in the North West. Both were beaten to the top spot by Skipton.

Kendal residents to consult on supermarket opening

Residents in Kendal are being asked to consult on the opening of a Sainsbury's store Credit: PA

The people of Kendal are being given a chance to have their say on plans for a superstore which would create up to 350 jobs in the town.

Developers have submitted a planning application for a Sainsbury's store on Shap Road to South Lakeland District Council.

They will consult residents on the plans at an information event on Sunday.


Retired joiners describe life before machines

"You just start as anybody else does. You leave school, you find a job, you turn up every morning, don't you? You do your day's work and you go home and it's just...50 years just goes by."

"There's barely a house you don't go past in Grange or Lindale or Cartmell, that you can see you've worked on it and it's nice to have done one or two things to the listed buildings where you've had to make slider slashes and things you can't buy off the peg."

"It's acceptance that you've lost your youth to a certain extent because you have that drive - you have that ambition - when you're younger: you want to get all the work you can, all the jobs you can. But when its all over you suddenly realise, 'yeah, I'm an old bloke now, 50 years has gone by."

– John Haines, Retired joiner

"When we first came here everything was made by hand. There was no portable machines."

"We've been ready for it really, we've been ready really since we were about 60. We've been, you know working that way. We just hadn't had any luck getting anybody keen enough to take it on until Ian came along really so it was a godsend."

– Bill Lowire, Retired joiner

Kendal Town FC remember an 'absolute gentleman'

Members of Kendal Town football club have paid tribute to its President, the former England and Preston North End footballer Sir Tom Finney. Sir Tom, who was also a plumber, scored 30 goals for his country. He was knighted in 1998 and died yesterday at the age of 91.

Kendal Town called him one of the greatest footballers England has ever produced. Chairman Haydon Munslow spoke to ITV Border:


Kendal Town: 'one of the greatest footballers England has ever produced'

Sir Tom Finney was also President of Kendal Town FC. A statement on the clubs website pays tribute to 'one of the greatest footballers England has ever produced

To the Family and Friends of Sir Tom. The Directors, Members, Players and Supporters of Kendal Town FCwould like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss and to let you know that our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

– Kendal Town FC statement

Tributes to Sir Tom Finney

Former England international Sir Tom Finney has died at 91, his former club Preston North End said.

Famous for his loyalty to Lancashire side, the forward made 433 appearances for the club between 1946 and 1960

Sir Tom was born at his parents' home in the street next to the club's Deepdale stadium and went on to win 76 caps for England.

Nicknamed the "Preston Plumber" after completing an apprenticeship with his family's plumbing business, he was knighted in the 1998 Queen's New Year Honours list.

Preston North End have been informed of the extremely sad news of the passing of Sir Tom Finney. Sir Tom was the greatest player to ever play for Preston North End and one of the all time greats for England.The thoughts of everyone at the Club, and those connected with it, are with his family at this time.

– Preston North End statement

Cumbria County Council agree £1million for road repairs

Nearly £1 million was allocated for repairs to roads damaged by recent bad weather.

The meeting was told the final bill could reach £2 million.The Council is also going to introduce a "living wage" for its staff from April and freeze its portion of Council tax for another year.

Last night, 13 February, Cumbria County Council agreed on £24m in cuts this year.

It comes as they have to save £90m over the next three years.

The Council did make modifications to six of its original budget proposals. To find out more you can visit their website.

Cumbria County Council agree £24m cuts

Following hours of often angry and emotional debate Cumbria councillors have agreed on a controversial budget to save £24m this year.

The county council has to save nearly £90m over three years, and that's on top of £88m it has already saved.

The cuts agreed today include the scrapping of subsidised bus routes and introducing on street parking. Council leaders were accused of betraying rural communities.

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