March 1, 2017

Celebrity backing for Ambleside book

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has joined a growing list of environmental activists backing the high-impact book of pictures by Ambleside photographer Ashley Cooper, Images from a […]
March 1, 2017

Ambleside Shops feel the Axe

Puzzled tourists who may have wondered why two shop fronts on Ambleside’s busy Compston Road were boarded up might have thought they were victims of an […]
March 1, 2017

Inquest told of Wrynose car tragedy

A man who died when his SUV plunged down the fellside near the summit of Wrynose Pass in Little Langdale last September was not wearing a […]
March 1, 2017

Windermere Zoo

A zoo in Windermere, surely not? Well, no. At the time it was really Bowness. The new home for John and Beatrice Kenworthy was built by […]
March 1, 2017

Grasmere Island ‘comes home’ – after 124 years

An iconic island that inspired one of the National Trust’s founders to launch the conservation charity has been given to the organisation as a gift after […]
March 1, 2017

£200,000 scheme for Rothay Park

Work is soon to start on a £200,000 scheme to upgrade the play area at Rothay Park in Ambleside, which was badly damaged during the December […]
March 1, 2017

Hilary Set to be President!

Hillary Clinton may have lost the chance to become the first woman president of the United States in November, but a Hilary (with one L) on […]
March 1, 2017

“Cycathlon” hits Ambleside

The last thing shoppers might be expected to come across in the centre of Ambleside on the last Saturday in March would be a fundraising cycle […]
March 1, 2017

Pint of ‘Best in North-West’

Windermere Pale, a pint from Hawkshead Brewery, has been awarded the North West champion beer for the second time in four years, building on the regional […]