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  • Giles, Phil and Peter at the new affordable homes at Dowkers Lane
    Article: Mar 20, 2018

    Local Liberal Democrat councillors have welcomed a new development of 14 affordable homes in Kendal.

    The development at Dowkers Lane was built by Tyson Construction for South Lakes Housing.

    Local councillors Giles Archibald, Phil Dixon and Peter Thornton were shown around the homes with members of the local residents' association.

  • Article: Mar 14, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron says that heavy cuts made by the Government are the reason behind a recent number of preventable medical mistakes in local hospitals.

    A Freedom of Information request made by BBC Radio Cumbria found that a number of serious medical mistakes that should never happen, known by doctors as 'never events' have been recorded in Cumbrian hospitals in the past 18 months.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2018

    Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron is calling on England to boycott the World Cup if FIFA fail to withdraw it from Russia.

    Tim said: "If Russia is guilty of this appalling crime, on top of the information we now have of their state-sponsored interference in democratic elections in the UK, US and elsewhere then we should boycott the World Cup.

  • Article: Mar 12, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the decision taken at the Liberal Democrat spring conference in Southport this weekend to pass a motion which calls for Local Authorities to be given the power to increase council tax on second homes by up to 500%.

    Data from the Rural Services Network has estimated that around 7.5% of all properties in South Lakeland are second homes.

  • Tim with Simon Butterworth
    Article: Mar 9, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has launched a petition to urge the Government to take action to save local community pharmacies.

    Many community pharmacies in the South Lakes are in danger of going out of business because of reductions in payments for prescriptions by NHS England.

    Often, the money pharmacies receive from the NHS doesn't even cover the cost of the drugs being dispensed.