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  • 200th anniversary of the Westmorland Gazette
    Article: May 21, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has paid tribute to local newspaper The Westmorland Gazette as it celebrates its 200th year.

    To mark 200 years of the paper, its history is now the subject of an exhibition - "From Wordsworth to the Web" - at the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry in Kendal.

    Tim said: "The Gazette is integral to our community. It is a quality newspaper and at the same time it is warm and human.

  • New commuter train for Dent
    Article: May 21, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the introduction of a new early morning commuter train for Dent on the Settle-Carlisle line.

    From today, people living in and around Dent will be able to catch the 7.05am train to Leeds and the 6.47am train to Carlisle to commute to work or go shopping.

    Before today, no trains stopped at the station until after 9am making it difficult for people to commute to work

  • Article: May 18, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron will host his next advice surgery tomorrow (Saturday 19th) at Victoria Hall in Grange from 10am to 11am.

    There is no need to book an appointment - you can simply turn up and speak to Tim.

    Tim said: "I would encourage any local residents who have any concerns they wish to raise with me to come along to the surgery tomorrow. I speak with a large number of constituents each week about the issues that affect them and will always do my best to help".

  • Radiotherapy round table meeting
    Article: May 17, 2018

    Next Tuesday, local MP Tim Farron will help launch a cross party group on radiotherapy in Parliament.

    The group, which will include MPs from all parties, will look at how to persuade the Government to commit to more investment for the service.

    Currently 60% of people with cancer will need radiotherapy treatment and yet radiotherapy only makes up 5% of the Government's cancer budget.

  • Windermere station
    Article: May 17, 2018

    County councillors in South Lakeland have agreed to support calls for the Lakes Line to be taken off the rail company Northern.

    Over the past six weeks there have been well over 200 cancellations on the line which runs from Oxenholme to Windermere.

    At a meeting of Cumbria County Council's Local Area Committee for South Lakeland, councillors from all parties agreed to Cllr Ian Stewart's proposal to write to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, calling on him to strip Northern of both the Lakes Line and the underperforming Furness Line.