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2008-09-20 21:00:12

A DATABASE has been launched in Cumbria to help planners and developers gauge the impact of developments on the natural environment. The Biodiversity Evidence Base for Cumbria (BEBC) is a new online resource which pulls together information on natural habitats, landscapes, geology and protected species. It has been financed by councils in the county and the Lake District National Park Authority. For the first time, there will be a detailed and up-to-date picture of the county's...

2008-07-12 09:00:26

By Kathryn Fox Forget foreign travel, Kathryn Fox finds a self-catering holiday in the Lakes the ideal getaway for a family with a toddler in tow IT IS five years sincemy last holiday ? and I now have the addition of a boisterous two-year-old son, Finn, and enough luggage to sink a small ship. So there?s no wonder I didn?t want to attempt a flight with a wriggling toddler and a week of wrestling him under a parasol to protect his ever-so-sensitive baby skin. So off we went, car brimming...

2007-02-23 09:00:31

By NEIL MACFARLANE TO the untrained eye, it may look like not much more than a ripple in the water, but people living in a Lake District town are convinced it could be the North's own Nessie.Photographer Linden Adams saw something beneath the surface of Windermere and immediately reached for his camera.He claims to have captured the first photograph of Windie, or the Bowness Monster, a serpent-like creature long rumoured to have taken up residence in England's biggest lake."The water was...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'