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Three men force entry into Kendal home and attack occupant

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:07am Tuesday 26th May 2015

POLICE are searching for three men who forced entry into a Kendal home and attacked the occupant.

Woman airlifted to safety after falling into Brown Cove on Helvellyn

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

9:33am Monday 25th May 2015

A WOMAN was airlifted to safety after suffering head and arm injuries while walking on Helvellyn.

Concern grows for missing Barrow man

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:23am Monday 25th May 2015

POLICE are searching for a Barrow man who has been missing since Saturday, May 23.

Ulverston's new mayor is delighted but focused on difficult road ahead

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:33am Wednesday 20th May 2015

A NEW mayor has been selected in Ulverston following a close vote by town councillors.

Family pays tribute to 81-year-old man killed in road traffic collision on A5087

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:40pm Monday 18th May 2015

AN 81-year-old man who died in a car crash near Ulverston has been described as a 'well-known, fun-loving' character by his family.

Man with broken ankle helped to safety by Coniston Mountain Rescue Team after fall on Cumbrian Way

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:40am Monday 18th May 2015

A MAN who broke his ankle while out walking on the Cumbria Way was helped to safety by Coniston Mountain Rescue Team.

Woman left with severe neck and back injuries during Gelt Gladiator Challenge

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:50am Monday 18th May 2015

A WOMAN is in hospital with severe neck and back injuries after an accident at an extreme endurance event.

Police search for children seen throwing objects at cars on busy Kendal road

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:35am Monday 18th May 2015

POLICE are searching for three children seen throwing objects at cars on a busy Kendal road.

Two men arrested after brutal fight in broad daylight in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:29pm Sunday 10th May 2015

TWO men have been arrested after a brutal fight took place in broad daylight on a busy Kendal street.

Two cars stolen in overnight raid on Kendal home

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:19pm Saturday 9th May 2015

TWO cars have been stolen from a Kendal home in an overnight raid.

Labour secure dominant victory in Barrow Borough Council election

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:05pm Saturday 9th May 2015

LABOUR secured a dominant victory in the Barrow Borough Council election.

Labour win Lancaster City Council election - wife beats husband by one vote after he voted for her

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:46pm Saturday 9th May 2015

LABOUR currently lead the way in the Lancaster City Council elections.

Assault leaves taxi driver with bloody nose in Bowness-on-Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:38am Saturday 9th May 2015

A TAXI driver was left with a bloody nose after a violent assault in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team save woman with leg injuries from mountainside

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:33am Saturday 9th May 2015

A RESCUE team saved an injured woman from a mountainside after she suffered leg injuries.

Large amount of money stolen from lost wallet in Penrith

The Westmorland Gazette: You handed in my wallet - thank you

11:31am Thursday 7th May 2015

A 'large quantity' of money has been stolen from a lost wallet in Penrith, according to police.

Criminal damage to car in Dalton - offender vomited on bonnet say police

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:26am Thursday 7th May 2015

CRIMINAL damage has been caused to a car in Dalton-in-Furness.

Valuables stolen from Coniston house in daylight raid

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:18am Thursday 7th May 2015

VALUABLES have been stolen from a property in Coniston in a brazen daylight raid.

VIDEO - MORECAMBE AND LUNESDALE: David Morris's Conservatives win with majority of 4,590

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:30am Friday 8th May 2015

Keep up to date with the latest from the constituency that is too close to call

Nick Clegg visits Kendal and vows that Lib Dems will get more seats than expected

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:41am Wednesday 6th May 2015

THE Deputy Prime Minister visited Kendal to offer his support to Lib Dem candidate Tim Farron and predicted that his party will get more seats than pollsters expect.

Nick Clegg visits Kendal and vows that Lib Dems will get more seats than expected

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:02am Wednesday 6th May 2015

THE Deputy Prime Minister visited Kendal to offer his support to Lib Dem candidate Tim Farron and predicted that his party will get more seats than pollsters expect.

Future of Morecambe Bay hospitals 'is safe' according to Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt

The Westmorland Gazette: BREAKTHROUGH: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on a visit to the Centre for Life in Newcastle to announce the first patient diagnoses as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project. Picture: TOM BANKS

1:14pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

'THE hospitals are safe' was the message coming from the Secretary of State for Health as he visited the marginal Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency in a last minute bid to whip up Tory support.

Future of Morecambe Bay hospitals 'is safe' according to Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt

The Westmorland Gazette: BREAKTHROUGH: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on a visit to the Centre for Life in Newcastle to announce the first patient diagnoses as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project. Picture: TOM BANKS

12:54pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

'THE hospitals are safe' was the message coming from the Secretary of State for Health as he visited the marginal Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency in a last minute bid to whip up Tory support.

David Cameron and George Osborne visit key marginal seat and promise to protect services in rural areas

The Westmorland Gazette: David Cameron wants to see Jeremy Clarkson back on the BBC

6:17pm Friday 1st May 2015

DAVID Cameron visited a crucial marginal seat and made clear promises to protect vital services in rural areas - claiming Ed Miliband would 'channel money into Scotland' instead.

Home Secretary Theresa May visits Morecambe and Lunesdale as Tories bring out the big guns in election battle

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:15am Thursday 30th April 2015

THE most influential woman in British politics visited Morecambe and Lunesdale as the Tories brought out the big guns in one of Britain's closest constituencies.

Former Lib Dem peer pledges support for Morecambe and Lunesdale's Labour candidate

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:22am Monday 27th April 2015

A WEALTHY former Lib Dem peer came to Morecambe and Lunesdale to pledge his support for the Labour candidate in a bid to oust the Tories.

Iconic beauty spot Stickle Tarn is officially an Asset of Community Value

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:33pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

THE iconic beauty spot Stickle Tarn has today been listed as an Asset of Community Value.

State of the art 4G internet and phone connection is set to come to rural South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:27am Thursday 23rd April 2015

STATE of the art telephone and internet connection could be on its way to rural South Lakeland.

Concerns grow for missing man believed to be in Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:20pm Friday 17th April 2015

CONCERNS are growing for the whereabouts of Ronald Fleetwood who has been missing since April 6.

Spate of vandalism near Heron Hill Primary School continues

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:23pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

VANDALS left a trail of destruction near a Kendal school to add ot the catalogue of offences committed at the site in recent months.

Top marks are given to Lancaster University

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:30am Monday 13th April 2015

LANCASTER University has been ranked 15th out of 113 institutions in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

Shop figures ‘misleading’ claim

The Westmorland Gazette: Coun Roger Bingham

12:00pm Saturday 11th April 2015

MILNTHORPE has the highest percentage of empty shops in South Lakeland.

Motorbike and car collide forcing A590 to close in both directions

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:06pm Friday 10th April 2015

EMERGENCY services were called out to a collision between a motorbike and a car on the A590 that left the biker with a suspected broken ankle and thumb.

65-year-old woman suffers 'substantial' leg injuries after falling on Arnside path

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:45am Friday 10th April 2015

A 65-year-old woman with a 'substantial' leg injury was taken to safety by a multi-force rescue team.

ELECTION NEWS: Morecambe and Lunesdale seat to be won by Labour, according to latest Ashcroft poll

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:23am Thursday 9th April 2015

A MOMENTOUS shift could take place at the General Election as the Morecambe and Lunesdale seat looks to be heading in Labour's direction, according to a new poll.

Blencathra sold 'in principle' to public action group Friends of Blencathra

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:32am Thursday 9th April 2015

AN iconic Cumbrian mountain could be heading into public ownership as a community group has their bid accepted 'in principle'.

Hundreds gather to witness dramatic Passion performance in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:47pm Friday 3rd April 2015

JESUS Christ was paraded through the streets of Kendal in front of hundreds of onlookers in a dramatic reenactment of the Passion.

Outcry as national park refuses to reveal identity of beauty spot buyers

The Westmorland Gazette: SOLD: Lady Wood, White Moss, Grasmere

11:30am Thursday 2nd April 2015

A VEIL of secrecy has been thrown over the identity of the buyers of two plots of land sold off by the Lake District National Park Authority.

Police urge homeowners to be vigilant after heating oil theft in Old Hutton

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:20pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

POLICE are urging people to be vigilant after a spate of fuel thefts from properties around Cumbria.

REVIEW: 'Two' at the Theatre by the Lake

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:44pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A FULL house witnessed the triumphant return of Jim Cartwright's 'Two' at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.

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.

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