United Utilities will carry out the improvements, which will include a new 6.5km sewer and upgrading of local wastewater treatment worksRead the full story ›
The Great North Air Ambulance was called out to three incidents in Cumbria over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon a 35-year-old man was flown to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary after suffering a neck injury while playing rugby at Carlisle Rugby Club. He arrived at hospital in a stable condition.
On Sunday morning a 46-year-old man from Preston sustained leg injuries after becoming trapped between two cars at Bowness-on-Windermere. He was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital.
The air ambulance was in action again in the afternoon when paramedics treated a 45-year-old woman who'd fallen from a bike near Ulverston.
Banking giant HSBC has announced it will close its Windermere branch.
The doors will shut on 21 October with the bank claiming it is not commercially viable for it to stay open.
Customers will now have to travel to Kendal for the nearest branch, a journey of around 20 minutes by car.
Local MP Tim Farron has urged HSBC to reconsider the planned closure.
When HSBC’s Ambleside branch closed in 2012, we were told customers would be moved to Windermere. Now they will be shunted all the way to Kendal. Elderly residents want to be able to nip in to their local branch, not spend hours on the bus simply to access their savings.
Banks must consider the needs of the local community before cutting ties with the areas they are supposed to serve.
A female police officer continues to recover at home after being assaulted in Windermere.
Five teenagers have been arrested and bailed following the disorder on Friday night.
The female officer was punched to the ground when she tried to help another teenage who had been assaulted.Read the full story ›
The Great North Air Ambulance has saved the life of a one-month-old baby suffering a cardiac arrest in Windermere.Read the full story ›
More than ten thousand people are taking part in this year's Great North Swim.
Competitors braved the cold water to swim the one-mile course at Lake Windermere, in the Lake District today.
A 10k swim is being introduced on Sunday which is expected to take experienced swimmers around four hours to complete.
Kitchen company, Lakeland, has reopened it's flagship store in Windermere after a £1million refurbishment.
The shop attracts around 500,000 customers every year.
There's no new jobs that have been created here as a result of this refit. But obviously, a huge investment in the local area and that's been good for suppliers and other business contacts who will be part of this redevelopment."
A group of runners are starting a 260-mile challenge to raise money for Lakes Youth Charity.
The team of 12 are running 26.2 miles around Windermere every day for the next ten days.
At the start of their first Marathon today, they're being waved off by the event's patron Jos Naylor.
Hundreds of Shih Tzu dogs have met up in Windermere with their owners as part of the Oh Shih Tzu group, which started in Cumbria.Read the full story ›