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South Lakeland goes green as solar panels get the go ahead

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

SOLAR power could prove to be a ray of light for South Lakeland's economy after renewable energy plans get the go ahead from councillors.

Air ambulance called out to boy with leg injuries on Whinlater Pass

The Westmorland Gazette: Jobs to go at trading arm of Great North Air Ambulance Service

2:55pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

THE GREAT North Air Ambulance came to the aid of a young boy who suffered a leg injury after coming off his bike.

Police make arrest after claims that a man slapped elderly people for sneezing in public

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:20pm Friday 27th March 2015

POLICE make an arrest in the hunt for a man who slaps old people who sneeze in public

TRAFFIC: Mile long queues on A590

The Westmorland Gazette: Traffic jam on the A3 near Kingston

11:44am Tuesday 24th March 2015

TRAFFIC is backed-up for a mile near the Booths roundabout on the A590 in Ulverston.

Man hit by truck on A65 is airlifted to hospital

The Westmorland Gazette: The North West Air Ambulance in action earlier this year

10:45am Tuesday 24th March 2015

A MAN was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a HGV as he walked down the A65 at Crooklands.

Xbox 360 and TV stolen in overnight raid on house in Millom

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:17am Tuesday 24th March 2015

HUNDREDS of pounds worth of property has been stolen from a house in Millom in an overnight raid.

Police appeal for information after shop windows smashed in Ambleside

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:16am Tuesday 24th March 2015

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a shop window was smashed in a seemingly random act of vandalism in Ambleside.

Four men guided down Helvellyn as 'extremely cold conditions' prove dangerous

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:31am Monday 23rd March 2015

FOUR men had to be guided down Helvellyn in freezing temperatures after reporting themselves missing.

UPDATE: Missing man found safe and well in Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:30am Monday 23rd March 2015

Missing man found safe and well in Windermere

Blind woman verbally abused on Kendal high street, police say

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:33am Monday 23rd March 2015

A BLIND woman was verbally abused by a man outside Home Bargains in Kendal.

Two arrested after man left with 'serious facial injuries' in Cockermouth

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:55pm Sunday 22nd March 2015

A COCKERMOUTH man has been left with serious facial injuries after being attacked by two males, police say.

UPDATE: Police name victim of fatal motorbike accident near Graythwaite

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:10pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A FATAL road traffic collision involving a motorcyclist has taken place on a South Cumbria road.

Attempted break-in causes damage to popular Beetham pub

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Saturday 21st March 2015

CROOKS attempting to break into a popular Beetham pub caused damage to the exterior but left with nothing.

Historic Chinese painting worth thousands stolen from property in Appleby

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Saturday 21st March 2015

AN HISTORIC Chinese silk painting worth thousands of pounds has been stolen from a property in Appleby.

Stolen car found crashed on country lane in Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 21st March 2015

A STOLEN car was discovered 'in a crashed state' on a country lane in Ulverston.

Hanging man saved by police officers in Appleby

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:54am Saturday 21st March 2015

A SUICIDAL man has been saved by police officers who found him just in time.

Spineless thieves steal wormery from communal garden after multiple reports of anti-social behaviour

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:21am Friday 20th March 2015

SPINELESS thieves may have wormed their way into getting a criminal record after stealing an unusual item from a community garden in Kendal.

UPDATE: Ukip announce new candidate after Jonathan Stanley leaves party, citing 'open racism and bullying'

The Westmorland Gazette: Dr Jonathan Stanley was voted UKIP candidate for the Westmorland and Lonsdale area at the UKIP hustings meeting

12:10pm Saturday 21st March 2015

UKIP announce new candidate to fight for Westmorland and Lonsdale seat after Jonathan Stanley resigned from the party claiming to be sick of 'open racism and bullying'.

UPDATE: No contamination found after police cordon off Beales amid reports of make-up being tampered with

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:50am Tuesday 24th March 2015

POLICE have confirmed that there is no evidence of contamination or criminality following an investigation into claims of make-up tampering at Beales, Kendal.

UPDATE - DEADLINE DAY: Lake District National Park land sell-off closed, new owners to be informed by 5pm tomorrow

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:10pm Thursday 12th March 2015

THE GREAT Lake District National Park land sell-off ends, buyers to be informed of success tomorrow

Tests underway as Wi-Fi is about to go live in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:41pm Friday 6th March 2015

TERRIBLE internet connection in Kendal town centre could be a thing of the past as browsing brilliance is on its way.

Youngsters get a wiggle on for charity with a Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:47pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

YOUNGSTERS will have to get a wiggle on if they are to meet a very hungry caterpillar to raise money for vulnerable children.

Tory councillor uses his mobile phone during budget debate where a 1.99% tax hike is decided

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:30pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A LEADING Tory councillor was spotted by a Gazette reporter using his Blackberry for almost two hours during the most important council meeting of the year.

Fake vodka could be in South Lakeland shops, police warn

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:13am Friday 20th February 2015

COUNTERFEIT vodka could be being sold in local shops, warn police.

Council tax will rise by nearly 2% as latest budget is approved

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria County Council

5:07pm Thursday 19th February 2015

COUNCIL tax will rise for the first time in five years after the Labour and Lib-Dem coalition's budget proposals were passed today (Thursday, February 19).

Man, 68, dies after huge rescue effort on Helvellyn

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:39am Thursday 19th February 2015

A 68-year-old 'experienced mountaineer' has died after being discovered unconscious on Helvellyn.

Pensioner airlifted from Helvellyn after being found unconscious near 150ft drop

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:10pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

RESCUE crews were called into action after an elderly man was found unconscious next to a 150ft drop.

Police investigate criminal damage to a car in Endmoor

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:48am Wednesday 18th February 2015

CRIMINAL damage has been caused to a car in the Endmoor area - police are hunting the culprit.

Police warn against dodgy doorstep dealers in South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:38am Wednesday 18th February 2015

SUSPICIOUS males have been spotted posing as doorstep traders in Heversham as the police urge residents to be cautious.

Major report due today on future of hospital services across Morecambe Bay

The Westmorland Gazette: Westmorland General Hospital

11:30am Tuesday 10th February 2015

A MAJOR review into the future of health services at Morecambe Bay hospitals is set to be released today.

Council tax to rise for first time in five years under 2015 budget proposal

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria County Council

3:51pm Thursday 5th February 2015

COUNCIL tax is set to rise by nearly two per cent as councillors unanimously voted in favour of the 2015 budget proposal.

Remembrance service for police officer shot dead at Oxenholme Station 50 years ago

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:08pm Wednesday 4th February 2015

A POLICE officer shot and killed in the line of duty will have a remembrence service held in his honour 50 years after the tragic incident.

Cumbria County Council could face lose-lose situation over rural broadband

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria County Council

3:00pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

CUMBRIA County Council could find itself in a lose-lose situation over rural broadband.

Six cows stolen in overnight raid on Dent farm

The Westmorland Gazette: Tony Hunter was left devastated following the theft of six cattle

9:42am Monday 2nd February 2015

SIX cows, some heavily pregnant, have been stolen from a Dent farm in an overnight raid.

Snakes found dumped by bins in freezing temperatures

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:17pm Friday 16th January 2015

TWO snakes were found after being dumped outside in freezing temperatures.

GoPro cameras used in hi-tech sports lessons at Kendal College

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:36pm Thursday 15th January 2015

STUDENTS at Kendal College have a unique way of improving their ability on a squash court.

70mph winds set to sweep the region, amber warning in place

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:34pm Thursday 15th January 2015

GALE force winds are scheduled to sweep the region as police advise motorists to be cautious.

Couple found guilty of perverting the course of justice after lying about who was driving speeding car

The Westmorland Gazette: CAMERA VAN: A police mobile safety camera van has been involved in a serious accident

10:10am Tuesday 13th January 2015

A COUPLE were found guilty of perverting the course of justice after lying about who was at the wheel of a speeding car in an attempt to avoid a driving ban. 

Kendal Town's perfect performance punishes Prescot

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:36am Monday 29th December 2014

IT WAS men against boys at the Lancaster and Morecambe Stadium as Kendal ran riot over lowly Prescot Cables.

Police want information after public disorder offence on A590

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

10:04am Sunday 28th December 2014

POLICE are investigating an incident of public disorder after two drivers allegedly clashed on the A590.

Teenager bailed after Christmas morning assault in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:44am Sunday 28th December 2014

A TEENAGER has been released on bail after a Christmas morning assault in Kendal.

Domestic violence - don't suffer in silence

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

12:01pm Saturday 27th December 2014

DOMESTIC violence is rife across Cumbria, according to police.

Woman freed from car after crash on A66

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

11:52am Saturday 27th December 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a one vehicle road traffic collision in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, December 27).

Fire crews tackle tumble dryer blaze in Kendal flat

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

11:00am Wednesday 24th December 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze at a Kendal property after a tumble dryer went up in flames.

Callous thieves stole expensive items while family slept

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:41am Wednesday 24th December 2014

CALLOUS criminals stole hundreds of pounds worth of hi-tech equipment while a family slept soundly in their beds.

Jewel thieves steal £25,000 worth of gold and diamonds in Grange

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

10:20am Wednesday 24th December 2014

Police hunting two men in their twenties after break in

Woman arrested on suspicion of arson after farm blaze

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

4:20pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Several fire crews needed to extinguish blaze

Tractor smashes into shop front in Milnthorpe

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:55am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Two vehicle collision at notorious crossroads

Two teenagers seriously injured after horror crash on A590 near Greenodd

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:30am Tuesday 23rd December 2014

A 17 year old girl had to be air lifted to hospital

UPDATE: 20-year-old woman who suffered 'life-threatening injuries' in A590 crash now stable, say police

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:10pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Two car crash left woman fighting for her life

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