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iPhone stolen from tourist in Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

2:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Police are appealing for information after an iPhone was stolen in Ulverston.

Say hello to the best pub north of Birmingham!

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A DENT pub has won a prestigious award for the quality and range of its cider and perry.

Records broken at Hawkshead Show

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:40pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

HAWKSHEAD Show at-tracted thousands of people, including couples from New Zealand and Australia.

Revealed - the people in the famous Joseph Hardman sheep picture in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

History will repeat itself in Kendal this weekend when a 61-year-old photograph is recreated.

Update: Police name Cumbrian man who died after falling from Eastbourne Pier

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1:20pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CUMBRIAN man has died from severe head injuries after falling from Eastbourne Pier.

'The Old Tosser' wins again at the stone skimming championships on Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:47am Tuesday 19th August 2014

ENGLAND’S largest stone skimming competition splashed down in Windermere at the weekend.

Awesome! You don't get anything like this in the US - Lowther Show proves a hit with Americans

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:17pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE North West’s largest showcase of country living came to Eden at the weekend.

Huge interest in homes planned for Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

KENDAL’S newest housing development has attracted more than 500 inquiries before a brick has even been laid.

Firms urged to take part in North West weddings show

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:10am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Business owners are being urged to make an important engagement where they’ll be sure to receive a great reception.

Callous thieves steal charity boxes

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:30pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

POLICE are searching for callous thieves after two charity boxes were stolen.

Cyclist injured after collision with car in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:02am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car.

Thrilling day at sheepdog trials

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

Lakeland Sheepdog Trials fans were treated to the closest competition for years on a nail-biting day at Ings.

Missing teenage girl found safe and well

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

10:10am Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE search for a missing teenage girl has been called off after she was found safe and well.

Heysham Power Station closes reactors after defect detected

The Westmorland Gazette: Heysham Power Station 1

12:49pm Monday 11th August 2014

HEYSHAM Nuclear Power Station has shut down two reactors after a defect was detected.

Video: Mountain Rescue Team film dramatic rescue from rock face

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:10am Monday 11th August 2014

MOUNTAIN Rescue teams were called out to save five people from a notoriously dangerous rock face.

Man airlifted to hospital after being thrown from horse-drawn carriage

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

AN AIR ambulance team rescued a man who was thrown from a horse-drawn carriage.

Women given hefty sentences for trying to smuggle drugs into prison

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

DRUG offenders who tried to smuggle thousands of pounds worth of narcotics into a prison have been sentenced.

Wartime diary reveals father's pride

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

WHEN amateur historian Paul Casson’s sister Jo Dorsett moved into her new house in Kendal, she stumbled across something truly remarkable.

BEHIND THE NEWS: Ulverston's town hall and Coronation Hall

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

FOR 120 years Ulverston’s councillors have met in the town hall on Queen Street.

Kendal to reproduce famous photograph of sheep being herded down Allhallows Lane

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:20pm Thursday 7th August 2014

AN iconic photograph of sheep descending a Kendal street is to be replicated to help promote the town’s links to the wool trade and agriculture.

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 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.


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