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Police warn motorists ahead of Ulverston's lantern parade

The Westmorland Gazette: Report: Ulverston Lantern Parade 2011

5:36pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

ULVERSTON police are urging motorists to be patient during the upcoming Ulverston Charter Lantern Procession which will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Police release CCTV footage of criminal damage in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:45pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

POLICE have released images of a man they would like to speak to in relation to an incident of criminal damage in Kendal.

Tim Farron calls for safety improvements on A590 in Haverthwaite

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:26pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has called on residents in the Haverthwaite area to have their say over proposed safety improvements to the A590 in the area.

Police to use £2,300 drones to help fight crime

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:20am Tuesday 1st September 2015

POLICE in Cumbria will now be able to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to help tackle crime and keep people safe.

Criminal smashes car window and steals sat nav near Crooklands

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:32am Tuesday 1st September 2015

POLICE are investigating after a criminal used a large rock to cause extensive damage to a parked car on the A65 near Crooklands.

Signs stolen from Beatrix Potter's house

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:53am Friday 28th August 2015

POLICE are investigating reports that metal signs have been stolen from one of the Lake District's most popular visitor attractions.

Lancaster University scoops another award

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:32pm Monday 24th August 2015

AWARD-WINNING Lancaster University has been at it again to scoop another top prize.

Police launch survey to find out what public think of their service

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:38am Friday 21st August 2015

A SURVEY has been launched for people to give their views on Cumbria Police.

Cyclist collapses and dies beside River Lune, police appeal for information

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:50am Friday 21st August 2015

POLICE are appealling for information  after a cyclist collapsed and died on a path next to the River Lune.

Stones shatter windows of Millom house - police hunt perpetrators

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:28pm Thursday 20th August 2015

STONES shattered the windows of a property in Millom as police hunt those responsible.

Sedbergh shed broken into in overnight raid

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:11pm Thursday 20th August 2015

CRIMINALS broke into a Sedbergh shed and made-off with 'numerous items', according to police.

Police call for vigilance after burglary at luxury Levens property

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:58am Thursday 6th August 2015

POLICE are calling for vigilance and information after a burglary at a luxury property in Levens.

Rescue team called as German tourist plummets 300ft from Blencathra

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:22am Thursday 6th August 2015

A RESCUE team carved through thick bracken to save a woman who had fallen 300ft on Blencathra.

Concerns grow for missing man who could be in Lake District

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:40pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

CONCERNS are growing for a missing man who could be in the Lake District.

Police investigate Kendal's Asda booze thefts

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:34pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

POLICE are investigating after alcohol was stolen from Kendal's Asda store.

Police hunt serial car window smashers in Penrith

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:01pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

POLICE are hunting those responsible for a spree of criminal damage across Penrith.

Caton currently without water after mains pipe bursts

The Westmorland Gazette: United Utilities said there was a problem with a valve on a large trunk main

12:51pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

A BURST mains pipe has left a village without water since 6.30am.

Bus forced to evacuate passengers in Kendal town centre as colony of bees swarm in boot

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:31pm Monday 3rd August 2015

HUNDREDS of bees swarmed onto the back of a bus in Kendal town centre, forcing passengers to be evacuated.

UPDATE: Woman, 59, in 'life-threatening' condition after M6 collision

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:40am Thursday 30th July 2015

A MOTORBIKER is in a critical condition after a collision on the M6, south of Junction 38 at Tebay.

INQUEST: Widow praises efforts of mountain rescue teams

The Westmorland Gazette: Helvellyn

10:48am Wednesday 29th July 2015

THE widow of an experienced climber who died after falling from Helvellyn has praised the efforts of mountain rescue teams.

Ulverston man, 21, airlifted to hospital after four car pile-up

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:10pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

A 21-year old Ulverston man has been airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after a 'serious' road traffic collision.

16-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Ulverston, police investigate

The Westmorland Gazette: STOCK police tape
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12:10pm Monday 27th July 2015

POLICE are investigating after a 16-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in Ulverston town centre.

Two women left with 'visible injuries' after Ulverston assault

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:05pm Sunday 26th July 2015

TWO women have been left with visible injuries after a late-night Ulverston assault.

£2,000 damage in overnight raid on Keswick jewellers

The Westmorland Gazette: Exquisite diamond ring

10:54am Sunday 26th July 2015

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of damage was caused after thieves broke into a Keswick jewellers in an overnight raid.

Witness spots thief stealing saw from Sedbergh School

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:10pm Saturday 25th July 2015

A CRIMINAL has stolen a saw from Sedbergh School, but was spotted by a witness.

Thousands descend on Cark Airfield for Cumbria Steam Gathering

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:52pm Saturday 25th July 2015

THOUSANDS of people descended on Cark Airfield to attend the annual Cumbria Steam Gathering.

Police warn off-roaders that they could be committing an offence

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:41am Saturday 25th July 2015

THRILL-SEEKING off-roaders have been warned in a recent tweet sent out by Kendal Police.

Hackers are believed to have gained access to Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron's Twitter account

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:25pm Friday 24th July 2015

HACKERS are believed to have gained access to newly-elected Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron's Twitter account.

UPDATE: Man falls from first floor of house under construction at Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:10pm Friday 24th July 2015

EMERGENCY services descended on a Kendal estate after a man fell from a building under construction

Tim Farron MP delivers first speech as Lib Dem Party Leader after winning by nearly 4,000 votes

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:28pm Thursday 16th July 2015

TIM Farron has been elected leader of the Liberal Democrat party, beating rival Normal Lamb by around 4,000 votes, the Gazette can reveal.

Schoolchildren design Lake District's newest golf course

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:38pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

FORGET Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy, one Lake District golf course is being designed by primary school pupils.

'These are dangerous times' - Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces sea trials for Furness-built attack submarine

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:40pm Friday 10th July 2015

DEFENCE Secretary Michael Fallon warned that we live in 'dangerous times' as he confirmed the Navy's newest attack submarine will set sail for sea trials from Furness this summer.

Air Ambulance lands in busy Kendal park after man electrocuted in Iceland store

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:11pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

AIR Ambulance crews made a dramatic landing in a busy Kendal park after a man was electrocuted in the town's Iceland store.

Theft of spirits from Kendal Booths - police reveal CCTV

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:56pm Monday 6th July 2015

POLICE have released CCTV images in connection with a theft from the Booths store in Kendal.

Demand for homes rises as buyers join market

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 5th July 2015

DEMAND for property in May in the UK was at its highest level since September 2014 at a time when supply has seen a large fall year on year, according to estate agents.

Six Cumbrian schools get special award from Bishop

The Westmorland Gazette: The Rt Rev James Newcome

3:27pm Monday 29th June 2015

TWO South Lakeland schools - Beetham C of E Primary and Grange C of E Primary - are among six in the county to receive special awards from the Bishop of Carlisle in recognition of the "strong partnerships" each has forged in the local community.

Scammers claiming to be police are targeting Cumbrian businesses

The Westmorland Gazette: The Action Fraud logo. (20062149)

11:26am Thursday 25th June 2015

SCAMMERS claiming to be from the police are targeting Cumbrian businesses.

All four tyres slashed on car in Kendal, say police

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:33am Thursday 25th June 2015

ALL four tyres were 'slashed' on a parked car in Kendal as police hunt those responsible.

We jammin' - Bendrigg Trust holding jam competition to raise money for valuable work

The Westmorland Gazette: A child enjoying a high ropes course at Bendrigg outdoor pursuit centre

3:55pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

A WORTHY local charity is hosting a jam-making competition to raise money to support their valuable work with disabled children.

Tim Farron releases advice surgery dates and says helping people is 'most rewarding part of job'

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:34pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

South Lakes MP Tim Farron has today released his list of advice surgeries for June, July and August. 

Disorientated couple rescued from Coniston fells

The Westmorland Gazette: Coniston Old Man emerging above the mist, pictured from the approach to Dow Crag

11:25am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A DISORIENTATED couple had to be rescued after getting lost at night on the Coniston fells.

Savage attack in Gooseholme Park - police appeal for information

The Westmorland Gazette: STOCK police tape
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5:33pm Monday 22nd June 2015

ONE man had his ear bitten and another was left with a serious eye injury after a savage attack in Kendal's Gooseholme Park.

Soggy sheep saved from watery grave by mountain rescue team

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:10pm Monday 22nd June 2015

A SOGGY sheep was saved from a watery grave as one mountain rescue team had a ewenique day at the office.

New vision for Kendal hopes to put town at forefront of Northern Powerhouse initiative

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:50am Friday 19th June 2015

A NEW vision for Kendal has been unveiled as the town strives to be at the forefront of the Northern Powerhouse initiative.

85-year-old allegedly assaulted with paving stone - man arrested on attempted murder charges

The Westmorland Gazette: STOCK police tape
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2:50pm Thursday 18th June 2015

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an 85-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted with a paving stone.

Motorbiker steals fuel from Keswick service station

The Westmorland Gazette: Price of fuel was cheapest locally at Asda yesterday

9:59am Thursday 18th June 2015

A MASKED motorbiker is being hunted by police after stealing fuel from a Keswick service station.

Police call for vigilance after attempted horse theft in Coniston

The Westmorland Gazette: STOCK police tape
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9:48am Thursday 18th June 2015

POLICE are calling for vigilance after the attempted theft of a horse in Coniston.

Outboard motor stolen from boat on Windermere, police appeal for information

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:31am Thursday 18th June 2015

THIEVES have stolen the outboard motor from a boat moored on Windermere.

Winners announced at glittering ceremony for Cumbria Tourism Awards

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:19am Wednesday 17th June 2015

THE WINNERS of the Cumbria Tourism Awards were last night revealed at a glittering ceremony in Kendal's Castle Green Hotel.

Cruise company embark on photo competition in honour of summer solstice

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:50pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

TO CELEBRATE the longest day of the year, Windermere Lake Cruises is launching a new photography competition to find some special summer sunsets.

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