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20-year-old woman suffers 'life-threatening injuries' in A590 crash, say police

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:32pm Monday 22nd December 2014

EMERGENCY services have reopened the A590 at Backbarrow following a serious incident.

Police urge home owners to be vigilant after spate of break-ins at vacant properties in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Police urge people to lock up their bikes after two mountain bikes worth £4000 were stolen in Kendal

4:28pm Friday 5th December 2014

POLICE are urging the owners of vacant properties to take precautions after a spate of break-ins.

Police seize heroin worth £100,000 from vehicle at Burton-in-Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

12:49pm Friday 5th December 2014

HEROIN with an estimated street value of £100,000 was seized after police searched a vehicle.

Primary schools come together for first annual cross country event

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:40pm Thursday 4th December 2014

HUNDREDS of primary school children took great strides towards success after competing in a cross country competition.

Police enforce new stop and search scheme

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

2:38pm Monday 1st December 2014

CUMBRIA Constabulary have launched a new stop and search scheme.

Lorry hits pub as it tries to go around two car crash on A6

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:50pm Monday 1st December 2014

A LORRY scraped a pub wall as it tried to overtake a two car collision on the A6.

Kendal win in bad tempered affair against FA Cup high flyers

The Westmorland Gazette: Wild Kendal Town celebrations after Tommy Watson gives them a 4-3 lead

6:12pm Saturday 15th November 2014

Jordan Connerton stole the show for Kendal in a rasounding 3-0 win against nine man Warrington.

Family pay tribute to man who died after crash on A592

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

11:20am Monday 17th November 2014

THE FAMILY of a man who died following a road traffic collision on the A592 at Newby Bridge have paid tribute to a 'kind and loving person'.

Dialect lovers speak out about their passion at annual competition

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 16th November 2014

LOVERS of dialect spoke out about their passion at an annual gathering at Rydall Hall.

Freemasons make donation to hospice

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:30am Sunday 16th November 2014

THE FREEMASONS Grand Charity has donated money to an Ulverston Hospice.

State of the art CCTV is coming to Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Controversial camera to be permanently removed

4:00pm Saturday 15th November 2014

A STATE of the art CCTV system is coming to key locations in Cumbria - with seven scheduled to arrive in Kendal before March 2015.

Tyres slashed on Audi in Cockermouth

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:28am Saturday 15th November 2014

CRIMINALS slashed the tyres of a parked car in Cockermouth, causing extensive damage.

Police investigate road traffic collision in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

10:20am Saturday 15th November 2014

POLICE are investigating after a fail to stop road traffic collision in Kendal.

Better internet signal for phones is coming to Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette: Council facing £2 million bill for IT improvements

4:50pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

TERRIBLE internet reception on phones in Cumbria is soon to be a thing of the past, according to a government minister.

VIDEO: Cumbrian man becomes millionaire after trick or treat prank

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A CUMBRIAN man was the victim of the ultimate trick and treat prank but became a millionaire in the process.

Kirkby's good run continues as they put Wilmslow to the sword

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby Union: Kirkby Lonsdale 31-3 Altrincham Kersal

5:25pm Monday 27th October 2014

AN ALL round team performance saw Kirkby Lonsdale's winning run continue as they move up to third in the North One West League.

Autumnwatch returns to region for another season of environmental discovery

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:20pm Monday 27th October 2014

A POPULAR nature spot is preparing to host a BBC flagship show for the second year running.

Future bright for Windermere Golf Club

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

THE FUTURE is bright for Windermere Golf Club as their junior team secures new sponsorship deals.

Kendal set for fireworks display

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

KENDAL'S annual firework spectacular is set to go off with a bang on November 5.

New group launched to prevent burglaries in rural South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

A NEW group is being launched to help reduce the number of burglaries in South Lakeland.

Fake police officer defrauds woman out of £20,000

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

10:18am Friday 17th October 2014

A FRAUDSTER posing as a police officer is defrauding people out of tens of thousands of pounds.

Police hunt Appleby van thief

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:16am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a vehicle was stolen in Appleby.

Body found in water at Arnside

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:20pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A body has been recovered from water at Carr Bank, Arnside.

Missing 15-year-old girl: Police appeal for information

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

3:45pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Police are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of a missing 15 year old girl.

Fire crews rescue four people from car stuck in flood water

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

10:23am Thursday 9th October 2014

FIRE crews rescued four people from a car that was stuck in flood water in Arnside overnight.

UPDATE: Stretch of A590 reopens after two car collision

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:10pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Emergency services are currently attending a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A590 at Dalton in Furness.

Police hunt man who stole Land Rover and dumped it on roundabout

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

10:01am Thursday 9th October 2014

POLICE are searching for a car thief who stole a green Land Rover defender and dumped it on a roundabout.

Blencathra sale rolls back into action

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:59pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

After months of silence it looks like the sale of one of Cumbria's most iconic mountains could be reaching its peak.

Cumbrian mum-of-five closes in on hundred mile challenge

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:43pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A mum-of-five whose New Year resolution was to run 100 miles for a breast cancer charity is closing-in on her goal.

Oil users urged to protect tanks from thieves

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:14pm Monday 6th October 2014

WITH autumn setting-in this week rural homes in Cumbria are being reminded to take measures to avoid heating oil being stolen as they fill up for the winter.

Man tried to lure young girl into car in Penrith

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

10:36am Monday 6th October 2014

Police are investigating a suspicious incident where a man tried to entice a girl into his car.

Police warn drivers to prepare their cars for winter conditions

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

2:15pm Friday 3rd October 2014

POLICE are warning motorists of the need to make sure that their vehicle can cope with the deteriorating weather.

Kendal property company nominated for prestigious awards

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:44pm Friday 3rd October 2014

KENDAL'S leading online letting agents have been shortlisted for two national awards for excellence in the estate and letting agents sector.

Thieves steal 750 litres of fuel from farm in overnight raid

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

11:52am Friday 3rd October 2014

THIEVES stole hundreds of litres of fuel from a farm in Crosthwaite, near Kendal.

Police release images of man believed to have assaulted woman on train

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:11pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

BRITISH Transport Police (BTP) officers are looking for a man who assaulted a female train guard on a journey from Lancashire and Cumbria.

Missing 15 year old girl found safe and well

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:12am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE HUNT for a 15 year old schoolgirl is over after she was found safe and well.

Bowness boy meets his hero as Sir Chris Hoy pays him a visit

The Westmorland Gazette: Sir Chris Hoy visits Joe Gaukroger, 15,  from Bowness

8:46pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A BOWNESS teenager was shocked when his hero turned up at his house.

Zookeeper's trial adjourned after legal mix-up

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:35pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE trial of a zoo owner accused of allowing a wild animal to escape has been adjourned for legal reasons.

Vintage bike hits car and fails to stop

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A VINTAGE motorcycle failed to stop after hitting a car near Coniston.

Police investigate theft from inside a village church

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:43am Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE are investigating an incident of theft from inside a coastal village's parish church.

Police appeal for witnesses after two cars damaged

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:26am Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two cars were damaged in Kendal.

Teenage swimming sensation wins open water race

The Westmorland Gazette: Great North Swim, Lake Windermere

6:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A 14 year old destroyed the competition at an open water swimming event.

Hundreds swim across Windermere in historic event

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:30am Sunday 28th September 2014

MORE than 200 people plunged into the icy depths of Windermere to take part in a historic open water race.

Woman assaulted by mystery attacker outside Windermere takeaway

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

2:20pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A WOMAN was assaulted by a man who forced his way into her car in Windermere.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after three vehicle crash at Newby Bridge

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A STRETCH of the A592 is closed following a traffic collision.

Teenager dies in motorbike crash

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:31pm Friday 26th September 2014

A TEENAGER has died after he 'came off' his motorbike following a collision.

Collin's amazing Dr Who collection could fill a Tardis

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

A MAN who claims to be Cumbria’s biggest Doctor Who enthusiast has amassed a collection worth thousands of pounds.

Caretaker boss Michael Stringfellow praises goalscoring form of Danny Forbes

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:13am Wednesday 24th September 2014

KENDAL'S caretaker manager Michael Stringfellow expressed his delight after picking up four points from his first two games in charge.

Man in life threatening condition after horror crash

The Westmorland Gazette: ACCIDENT SCENE: The Great North Air Ambulance at the site of the accident.

2:08pm Sunday 21st September 2014

AIR ambulance crews fought to save a man's life after a horrific road traffic accident.

Kendal Town FC need new manager after Dave Foster leaves via mutual consent

The Westmorland Gazette: Unbeaten month is target for play-off chasing Kendal Town boss Dave Foster

11:21am Wednesday 17th September 2014

KENDAL Town boss Dave Foster left the club by mutual consent last night.


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