The Transport Minister has given the go-ahead for a £2.2 million investment to improve a dangerous stretch of road on the A590.
South Lakes MP Tim Farron welcomed the news, following a campaign for safety improvements to be made at the Greenodd junction following several serious and fatal accidents.
Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin has pledged the funding to build a new roundabout in replacement of the existing junction with the A5092.
A dual carriageway entry and exit roads for the bypass itself, and a two-lane entry to the roundabout coming from the A5092 are also part of the scheme.
Mr McLoughlin also agreed to spend £150,000 from the Department for Transport on a study to look at safety across the whole of the A590.
Work on the new improvements will begin next year.
After a twitter campaign involving South Lakes MP Tim Farron thousand of spare Olympic tickets will be given to members of the Armed Forces.
A twitter campaign was launched to give members of the armed forces the tickets when news that more than 200,000 were spare.
Now the organisers have announced that through the charity Tickets for troops over 10,000 Olympic and Paralympic tickets have ben donated.
Commenting Tim Farron said:
A south Lakes MP is calling for a Parliamentary debate on the future of the West Coast main line railway and any future franchise award.
The new franchise will run for 14 years until introduction of the first phase of the high speed rail line in 2026.
Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron says he wants a debate to ensure prices are not increased while services reduced.
He said: "I am prepared to back the bidder who offers the best deal for our area.
"I am calling for a parliamentary debate on the matter so we can make sure local residents are heard loudly and clearly in Westminster."
A campaign to bring more cancer services to Kendal's Westmorland General Hospital has been heard by the Secretary of State for Health.
The South Lakes MP Tim Farron held talks yesterday with Andrew Lansley about the possible introduction of radiotherapy services.
Currently patients have to travel to Preston for treatment which an advisory group says is too far away.
Mr Farron said: "Meeting the Secretary of State is another step forward in our campaign.
"He emphasised that he was supportive of the project and paid tribute to our campaign."
South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed news that the Network Rail have been fined £4 million for breaching the Health & Safety at Work Act over the Cumbrian rail crash at Grayrigg in which one passenger died. Commenting today, Tim said:
Last month Network Rail was fined £1 million for safety breaches after the 2005 deaths of two schoolgirls at a level crossing in Essex and paid a £3 million fine last year for the Potters Bar disaster in 2002 which left seven dead.
University bosses have given the go ahead for plans to redevelop a moth-balled south lakes campus.
700 students will return to the University of Cumbria's Ambleside site which was mostly closed in 2010 due to financial difficulties.
Final plans for the re-development of the site will be ready in May.
News of the reopening has been welcomed by Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron.
He said: "This is fabulous for the whole area. Seven hundred students will bringin a lot to the local economy and create more than 100 new jobs, many ofthem well paid."
There's been a renewed call for a public inquiry into the Grayrigg train crash.
Yesterday Network Rail said they will plead guilty to health and safety offences.
Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron says victims and their families still need more answers. Samantha Parker reports.
There's a renewed call for a public inquiry into the Grayrigg train crash.
One person died and 86 were injured in the accident in 2007.
Yesterday Network Rail said they'd plead guilty to health and safety offences.
Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron says there should be a public inquiry.