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.
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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.
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More than 1,000 people are set to brave the cold by swimming in Windermere this weekend.
The Big Chillswim Winter Swimming Gala attracts competitive swimmers from countries including Australia, the USA and Russia, and is billed as a major boost for tourism in the Lake District.
The success of the Chillswim is having a hugely beneficial effect on local tourism at a time of year when visitor numbers are generally relatively lower."
The three day regatta began yesterday, with the World Open Water Swimming Association Awards, but the big event, the Winter Swimming World Cup, takes place over the weekend.
It includes the 1km British Winter Swimming Championships.
The swimming races began at 9am this morning, and finish at 5pm this afternoon, before a prize giving ceremony.
They resume at 9am on Sunday morning.
We have seen a dramatic rise in competitors since the event started in 2013, about 250 swimmers back then to over a thousand this year. And it's even more gratifying to see swimmers from all over the UK and Ireland joined by so many international contenders, all of which has helped us secure World Cup status.
With the stunning Langdale Pikes as a backdrop, I can't think of a better or more scenic venue for an exciting weekend of highly competitive swimming. We hope that local people will flock to the shores of Lake Windermere to support the event and cheer the swimmers on throughout the weekend."