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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Barrow's John Woodcock MP makes U-turn over 11 per cent pay rise as Tim Farron also outlines his plans for the cash

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:07am Friday 5th June 2015

A CONTROVERSIAL 11 per cent pay rise for MPs has been hotly debated, now one Cumbrian MP has made a U-turn over how they will spend the extra money.

Major road works about to start on A66 near Brough

The Westmorland Gazette: The road works are scheduled to last five days.

12:57pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

MAJOR renovation work is set to take place on the A66 in the next few days.

Tim Farron is officially nominated in Lib Dem leadership battle

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:49am Wednesday 3rd June 2015

LIB Dem leadership hopeful Tim Farron MP has been formally nominated as a candidate for the next leader of the party - with more than double the required nominations.

Teatime danger for children warning

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Friday 5th June 2015

TEATIME is dangerous for children in the North West, according to a recent study analysing accidents that take place on the home time school run.

Doctor at scandal hit hospital guilty of serious failings - Tribunal finds

The Westmorland Gazette: FUTURE: Furness General Hospital

5:10pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A DOCTOR accused of serious failings in the treatment of infant patients has had a number of claims against him upheld by a tribunal.

Windermere man appears in court charged with affray following incident in Kendal town centre

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:31pm Thursday 28th May 2015

A MAN has been charged with affray following an incident in Kendal town centre on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 26.

Queen's Speech should have done more for Cumbria, says Tim Farron

The Westmorland Gazette: Weekend date in Grange-over-Sands for MP Tim

2:17pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

THE Queen's Speech did not do enough for Cumbria, claims Lib Dem leadership hopeful Tim Farron.

Man arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of knuckle dusters at The Smokehouse in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:12pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

A MAN at a popular Kendal night spot has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon.

UPDATE: 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.

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.

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