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Ruth is off to the Rockies to learn about increasing the number of young people living and working in rural areas

An officer at Choose Cumbria partners Invest in South Lakeland has been awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to travel to the US and Canada.

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Solomons Europe support budding entrepreneurs with new fund

A new fund to help Cumbrian entrepreneurs has been founded to mark the 20th anniversary of a quantity surveyor.

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Global superstar Sir Cliff Richard is set to perform in south Cumbria

The UK’s most successful hitmaker will be heading to Cartmel Races to perform live at an open-air concert on Friday June 28.

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Lakes International Comic Art Preview

As the Lakes International Comic Art Festival prepares to make a triumphant return to Cumbria, Adrian Mullen previews the event taking place in Kendal.

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£200,000 investment to mark hotel’s 20th anniversary

Castle Green Hotel to invest £200,000 in refurbishments and staff development to mark its 20th anniversary.

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A leading Cumbrian health chief stands down

Dame Jackie Daniel, chief executive of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT), to leave the post at the end of March.

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Kendal College student to represent UK in global skills competition

Plumbing and Heating apprentice, Michael, will compete in 2019 WorldSkills Final.

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Popular head of Kendal College to retire

The popular head of Kendal College has announced he is to step down after 17 years in his post.

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Global comic superstar helps to change perceptions of Cumbria

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Moving to Cumbria a revelation for former TV producer

An award-winning former BBC TV producer has described moving to Cumbria as a “revelation” after launching a brand new business venture.

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Final piece of Kendal College’s creative arts complex is now in place

The new state-of-the-art Wildman Street Studios will offer new and exciting production opportunities.

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Kendal College awards evening celebrates apprenticeship achievements

Over 60 prize winning apprentices, their employers and assessors attended this year’s annual celebration of apprentices at Kendal College.

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Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale make best places list

Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale have both been named as being among the 'Best Places to Live in Britain' by The Sunday Times.

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Hospital apprentices take first step towards nursing degree

A wave of healthcare apprentices from the area's hospitals are taking a step towards a nursing degree after completing their training on the wards.


Careers Fair to take centre stage at Kendal College

Around 40 different businesses, voluntary organisations and universities will exhibit at Kendal College’s Careers Fair on Tuesday, March 7.

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Kendal Calling reveals 2017 line-up

Cumbria's biggest music festival has announced its line-up, bringing some of Britain's most renowned live acts to the region this summer.

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Kendal College students are gold medal winners

Four creative students from Kendal College saw off strong competition to claim a top award at the WorldSkills UK Finals at Birmingham’s NEC.

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Romney goes to Hollywood

In an unlikely collaboration, George Romney is producing a limited edition Kendal mint cake to mark the 21st birthday of US celebrity Kendall Jenner.


Figures show Kendal College is one of the top performing colleges in the country

New data has placed Kendal College second in the country for student satisfaction rates.

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‘Comics clash’ to launch Kendal festival

Toon titans Asterix and Tintin will face off at the launch of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival on Friday, October 14.

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Spanish flair to be showcased at Kendal comic festival

Spanish comic heavyweights have been added to the growing global line-up at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival taking place in October.