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Long train delays after man threatens to jump from bridge

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:07pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TRAVELLERS using the West Coast Main Line today faced lengthy delays following an incident involving a man threatening to jump from a Lancaster railway bridge.

Police warning to 'tombstoners' at Devil's Bridge

The Westmorland Gazette: Devil's Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

‘SENSELESS’ daredevils are putting their lives at risk by repeatedly leaping from a 70 feet high South Lakeland bridge into a notoriously dangerous rock-strewn river.

Stranded M6 drivers praise the kindness of strangers

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A NEW mother’s nine- hour nightmare on a gridlocked motorway was eased thanks to acts of kindness from strangers.

Behind the news: Think carefully before you go seeking sun and fun

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

IN THE last two scorching weeks, the coastguard, fell rescuers and air ambulance services have been called to the aid of scores of people who have got into difficulty while out on the fells or in the Bay.

Teenager rescued after fall on Duke of Edinburgh walk

The Westmorland Gazette: Cleveland Mountain Rescue

4:47pm Friday 25th July 2014

PATTERDALE Mountain Rescue Team were called into action to rescue a 17-year-old on a Duke of Edinburgh expedition.

Blue-green algae detected in Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette: Blue green algae like that found in Rishton Reservoir

5:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

SWIMMERS are urged to be cautious after the Environment Agency made a dangerous discovery in Windermere.

Three car pile up on M6 causes delays

The Westmorland Gazette: Collison causes M6 disruption

3:44pm Friday 25th July 2014

A three car pile up on the M6 has caused a traffic jam.

Monkey on the loose in Furness

The Westmorland Gazette: A full size white-headed capuchin monkey in Costa Rica

2:48pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MONKEY has been spotted in a resident's back garden in Dalton.

Devil's Bridge tombstoners will be prosecuted, say police

The Westmorland Gazette: Devil's Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale

4:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

Anybody who tombstones off the deadly Devil's Bridge could face prosecution for their 'senseless and dangerous' actions, say police.

Eight hour snarl-up on M6 after lorry cement spill

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

MOTORISTS were stranded in their cars for eight hours last night after chaos struck on the M6 on one of the warmest days of the year.

Cumbrian cyclists hospitalised in hit and run, say police

The Westmorland Gazette: Garston stabbing: two teens appear in court

5:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Two Cumbrian cyclists have been rushed to hospital following a hit and run incident.

Council fury over being 'forced' to quit historic building

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

ULVERSTON town councillors have accused South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) of ‘forcing’ them out of the town hall they have used for 120 years.

82-year-old women have purses pinched by gang

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE are warning people to be vigilant after purse thefts in South Lakeland.

Rustler warning after sheep stolen

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SHEEP have been stolen from a Sedbergh farm.

Free Wi-Fi planned for Kendal town centre - and scheme could be rolled out to other South Lakes towns

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

KENDAL looks set to become the first town in the North to offer free Wi-Fi to shoppers and tourists.

'Dogs die of overheating' - vets warn pet owners ahead of hottest day of year

The Westmorland Gazette: Warning: An RSPCA stock picture of a dog stuck in a hot car

5:20pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Vets have issued a warning to pet owners as the hottest day of the year is fast approaching.

New date for inquest into death of woman mauled by tiger

The Westmorland Gazette: Zookeeper Sarah McClay

4:49pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A fresh date has been set for the inquest into the death of a zookeeper who was mauled by a tiger as she worked.

'Rubbish is putting my son in danger'

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A KENDAL dad fears for his young child’s safety because piles of rubbish are regularly dumped outside his home by council waste collectors.

Friends group expects bid to buy Blencathra to succeed after new talks

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:20pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Mystery still surrounds the sale of Blencathra, which is being sold by Lord Lonsdale to pay a £9million inheritance tax.

Woman punched in face during Dalton assault

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

12:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted outside a pub.

Death threats to mountain bidders

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:20pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ALLEGED threatening phone calls and videos sent to senior members of a Lake District action group have prompted a police investigation.

'Dangerous' waste left by builders put Ambleside children 'at risk' - claim

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:14am Thursday 17th July 2014

Angry residents were forced to stop their children playing outside after builders left dangerous materials lying around.

Crackdown on suspected paedophiles spreads to Cumbria and North Yorks

The Westmorland Gazette: Garston stabbing: two teens appear in court

6:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SUSPECTED paedophiles have been arrested in Cumbria and North Yorkshire following a massive police operation.

Village toilet sign creates a wee problem

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:40am Wednesday 16th July 2014

VISITORS wanting to spend a penny in a Lake District village have spotted a wee problem with public toilet signs.

Laurel and Hardy lookalikes, Shrek and Kiss parade through town for Ulverston Carnival

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:26pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THOUSANDS llined the streets to watch as the Ulverston Carnival brought an explosion of colour, music and mischief to the town.

Blencathra sold as action group miss out on historic purchase

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:30am Saturday 5th July 2014

The mountain has been sold to a mystery buyer

Warwick Davis backs South Lakeland's new charitable online market

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:39am Friday 4th July 2014

The world’s first charitable online market is coming to South Lakeland, and it has recieved celebrity backing.

30,000 cycling fans, 3000m of bunting, cardboard cut outs of Cav and B&Bs inundated - Hawes gears up for Le Tour

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

TENS of thousands of cycling enthusiasts will descend on a small Dales town as the Tour de France gets into gear this weekend.

Sparrowhawk Down: Kendal traffic at standstill as man retrieves bird of prey trapped in car grille

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:10am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

KENDAL’S rush hour traffic came to a standstill on Stricklandgate as a hawk-eyed pedestrian sprung into action.

Man runs one and half times the height of Everest in less than 24 hours...but misses out on record

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

A SOUTH Lakeland fell runner came agonisingly close to breaking an incredible record at the weekend.

Blencathra action group hopes to stroll to success after submitting bid for mountain

The Westmorland Gazette: The Friends of Blencathra at the foot of the mountain

10:36am Monday 30th June 2014

AN ACTION group fighting to buy Blencathra will submit their offer this week.

Family of Kendal man who was found dead say he is 'enormously missed'

The Westmorland Gazette: Family of Kendal man who was found dead say he is 'enormously missed'

4:40pm Thursday 26th June 2014

The family of a Kendal man found dead in Scotland speak out for the first time.

Mystery pollution incident kills rare crayfish, fills river with scum and creates village stink

The Westmorland Gazette: Graham Teasdale next to the poluuted brooks at Scroggs Wood

7:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

A MYSTERIOUS pollution incident is being blamed for killing a protected species of fish and causing an ‘obnoxious’ smell.

Friends of Blencathra unveil fresh bid to block mountain's sale

The Westmorland Gazette: Blencathra

11:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

THE Friends of Blencathra group – made up of campaigners dedicated to buying the Lake District mountain put up for sale by Lord Lonsdale more than a month ago – have applied to Eden District Council for the mountain to become an ‘Asset of Community Value’.

Elderly man saved by mountain rescue team

The Westmorland Gazette: Cleveland Mountain Rescue

2:50pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

An elderly man was saved by a mountain rescue team after falling and injuring his head.

Kendal man, 59, goes missing and takes his car, say police

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

11:46am Tuesday 24th June 2014

Cumbria Police are searching for a Kendal man who went missing yesterday (Monday).

Missing Bowness man is found

The Westmorland Gazette: Gary Lane

2:40pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A missing man from Bowness has been found safe and well.

'Alien' Zosia has finally come home

The Westmorland Gazette: Zosia Wand in the woods that gave her inspiration

9:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

Ulverston author gets personal as she talk about her early life and career

Air Ambulance called out twice in one day to help injured climbers

The Westmorland Gazette: Air Ambulance called out twice in one day to help injured climbers

1:09pm Monday 23rd June 2014

The Great North Air Ambulance was called out twice in one day to help injured walkers.

Air Ambulance attends four car pile-up near Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:30pm Monday 23rd June 2014

THE AIR Ambulance crew was called-in to deal with a four car pile-up in Kendal.

Assault in broad daylight - police appeal for witnesses

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

Men and women fight in street - both injured

Man found dead by friend in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:50pm Saturday 21st June 2014

'Unexplained' death on Waterside Estate

Athlete in horror crash thanks Air Ambulance crew who saved his life

The Westmorland Gazette: Alistair before the accident

10:23am Saturday 21st June 2014

A professional triathlete involved in a horrific bus crash pays tribute to those who saved his life.

Car burnt-out in suspected arson in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Dramatic picture taken by Stuart Atkinson from Kendal Castle

9:30am Monday 23rd June 2014

Police appeal for witnesses as fire destroys car

South Cumbria in the midst of rural burglary spree

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:28pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Police have been inundated with rural burglaries in the last week alone.

Police concerned for missing Windermere man

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:13pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Cumbria police are concerned about the welfare of Gary Lane who was reported missing in the Bowness and Windermere area today, June 19.

Giraffing a laugh - South Lakes Safari Zoo hosts fun day

The Westmorland Gazette: Giraffing a laugh - South Lakes Safari Zoo hosts fun day

12:05pm Thursday 19th June 2014

World Giraffe Day and Adopt An Animal event to be held this Saturday

Bus company spokesman denies coach drove for miles whilst on fire

The Westmorland Gazette: Bus company spokesman denies driving for miles whilst on fire

8:30am Thursday 26th June 2014

Children and teachers had to be evacuated to side of busy A590 as bus sets alight

Police warn of traffic chaos during Ulverston Carnival

The Westmorland Gazette: Ulverston Carnival 2012

5:22pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

POLICE have warned motorists in Ulverston to expect disruption ahead of the Carnival Parade.

New arts festival comes to Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: The event organisers looking pleased with their hard work

5:20pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

A NEW festival and market celebrating the arts came to Kendal’s riverside.

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