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Breaking news 'Shelved' Cumbria Police probe into school child abuse allegations to be 'reviewed'

The Westmorland Gazette: ACC Jerry Graham to become deputy chief constable from January 1

10:50am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A CUMBRIA Police invesrigation into allegations of child sex and physical abuse, which was shelved in the mid-1990s, is to be reviewed 'immediately'.

School is facing exams 'cheat' probe

The Westmorland Gazette: WG 02/10/2014
Photo: Allan Bovill

Cartmel CofE Primary School. (10957564)

9:41am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A SOUTH Lakeland primary school named the sixth best performing in the country is to face an investigation after being accused of cheating in exams.

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.

Bank closure at Ambleside may be considered

The Westmorland Gazette: (10845894)

10:20am Thursday 2nd October 2014

BARCLAYS is to consider alternative options to the complete closure of its Ambleside branch after senior banking staff came under fire at a Lakes Parish Council meeting.

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.

Police hunt number plate thief

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:42am Thursday 2nd October 2014

POLICE are searching for a number plate thief in Coniston.

Police investigate theft in Penrith

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:35am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Police are investigating a theft from a property in Penrith.

Mancunian Americana stars The Travelling Band play at the Brewery tonight, supported by Kendal duo

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:33pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

‘MANCUNIAN Americana’ five-piece The Travelling Band are back after (for them) an unusually long time away from touring and recording.

Choir members tuned in with heart charity cash

10:15am Thursday 2nd October 2014

GRATEFUL heart patients from a South Lakes choir have donated money to a hospital charity.

Climbers found body of walker four years after he went missing, inquest hears

9:51am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE mother of a care worker whose body was found at the bottom of a Lake District crag four years after he disappeared has thanked those who tried to find her son.

Residents’ anger at plans for new Kendal homes

The Westmorland Gazette: Arthur Mayo, chair of action group South Kendal Preservation Association and Lumley Road resident, with other residents opposing housing development plans.


9:45am Thursday 2nd October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 119 new homes on the edge of Kendal could 'spoil' the gateway to the Lake District, claim local residents.

Talented pianist and respected genealogist overdosed on morphine, inquest hears

9:02pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A TALENTED pianist and world-renowned genealogist lay dead for an undetermined amount of time in his first floor Sedbergh flat after he overdosed on morphine, an inquest heard.

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.

Missing Milnthorpe teen urged to get in touch four days after going missing

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:40pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been missing from his home in Milnthorpe for four days.

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.

Thousands of Cumbrians defrauded online

5:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MORE than 13,000 people in South Cumbria have fallen victim to online fraud and their details are up for sale on the internet.

Kidnapper who is 'danger to young women' is sentenced to 21 months in prison

5:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MAN who kidnapped his ex partner from a Lake District hotel has been jailed for 21 months.

Five Lib Dems who missed Kendal supermarket vote give reasons for no show

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FIVE Liberal Democrat councillors absent for a crunch vote over a new supermarket for Kendal have been giving their reasons for missing the meeting.

Public meeting organised to address issues over the growth of Cartmel

The Westmorland Gazette: Champion jockey Tony McCoy stars at Bank Holiday Cartmel races as trainer James Mooffatt secures second-place finishes

3:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A TEAM of consultants has been commissioned to examine how a once sleepy South Lakeland village can adapt to its continual growth.

Parents' anguish over death fall payout

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:59am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE heartbroken parents of a boy who fell to his death while on the trip of a lifetime have been handed an out-of-court settlement after a two year struggle.

Major review of Morecambe Bay's healthcare has cost taxpayers more than £3 million

10:04am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A REVIEW of Morecambe Bay’s healthcare has cost taxpayers more than £3million since it began two years ago.

Remains of flooded Mardale village re-emerge after exceptionally dry spell

The Westmorland Gazette: WG 25/09/2014
Photo: Allan Bovill

Haweswater Reservoir. (10744195)

9:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

REMAINS of Mardale village are surfacing from Haweswater reservoir due to the exceptionally dry weather.

Sneak preview this Saturday of Comic Art Festival

The Westmorland Gazette: National newspaper cartoonist helps create mascot for next Lakes International Comic Art Festival

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

COMIC art lovers are being encouraged to head to Kendal town centre on Saturday to get information about the upcoming art festival.

Police clamp down on Cumbrian motorists dodging tax and insurance

The Westmorland Gazette: Speeding drivers snared in Abbots Langley police crackdown

11:24am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE across the county have joined up with the DVLA to clamp down on motorists who dodge tax and insurance.

South Lakes charity to host fund-raising gala dinner

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:46am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SOUTH Lakes charity is to host a gala dinner to raise money for its work with carers of all ages.

Glenridding residents meet to discuss controversial zip wire plans

The Westmorland Gazette: Greenside Mine at Glenridding.  (10786250)

10:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ADVENTURE company Treetop Trek is on the hunt for a Lake District location to install a new zip wire attraction.

Carnforth mayor decision will be left until 2015

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE question of whether Carnforth needs a mayor is to be decided in the middle of next year.

Next phase of Adventure Capital vision launched in Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:45am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CUMBRIA Tourism and its partners launched Cumbria’s Adventure Capital UK Action Plan for 2014-16.

Closure is still likely for village surgeries

The Westmorland Gazette: Concerned patients pack in to Hawkshead's Market Hall

5:49pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ALMOST 200 concerned patients heard the threat of closure still hung over their village surgery.

Windermere shop worker won 'modest' amounts of cash from thousands of pounds worth of stolen lottery tickets

The Westmorland Gazette: Paul Bush of Windermere leaving magistrates court Kendal after admitting stealing thousands of pounds worth of lottery tickets. (10736503)

1:44pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SHOP worker who won 'very modest' amounts of cash from thousands of pounds worth of stolen National Lottery tickets has escaped a prison sentence.

Police officer leaves others trailing behind

The Westmorland Gazette: (10894983)

8:57pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PEDALLING PC has stormed into the lead in the 2014 Cycle Challenge.

Food composting bins on offer for South Lakeland residents

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BINS for composting food waste are being offered at a cut price to South Lakeland householders.

Cancer awareness event

5:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A JOINT event to promote the awareness of prostate cancer is being held in the Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands, on Thursday October 16, from 10am until 2pm. The event – which is free to attend - has been jointly organised by the Rotary Club of Grange, as part of its Community Involvement Programme, and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

Water power for Lakes cars

5:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE Langdale Estate is adding to its award-winning sustainability credentials by generating sufficient electricity via a new water wheel to power its two electric Twizy cars which are hired out to guests. The estate recently partnered with the University of Cumbria to install the new water wheel. It is hoped that in the future the water wheel will create enough electricity to also power the estate’s biomass boiler.

Prostate awareness event in Grange

The Westmorland Gazette: Prostate cancer cell

4:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A JOINT event to raise awareness of prostate cancer is being held next month in Grange-over-Sands.

Dragon boat regatta raises charity cash

The Westmorland Gazette: Paddlers for Life Windermere team including breast cancer survivors and supporters. They paddled the fastest 200 metre time of the day of one minute and four seconds.

4:37pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A BRAVE team of cancer battlers is preparing to cross The Pond to paddle against an international field of dragon boaters.

Leighton Hall up for tourism award

4:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

LEIGHTON Hall, near Carnforth, and Morecambe's art deco Midland Hotel are among the finalists in this year's Lancashire Tourism Awards.

Tesco plan for Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Council hosts key business event

3:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

TESCO Stores Ltd has lodged a planning application with South Lakeland District Council to make alterations to the former Milletts store at 26-28 Highgate, Kendal.

Delegates gather in the Dales

The Westmorland Gazette: COMMUNITY WAIT: Residents in Hawes face an extended wait before receiving discounts at the petrol pump.

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DELEGATES from all over Britain will be coming to the Yorkshire Dales next month for a conference aimed at getting young people involved in caring for the UK's national parks.

Cumbrian drivers warned over tyre safety in wet weather

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:53pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CUMBRIA Police are supporting a national initiative on tyre safety in wet weather conditions in a bid to reduce to the number of road collisions across the county.

Routine repairs will lead to lane closures on M6 through Cumbria in coming weeks

The Westmorland Gazette: Revealed - list of roads to be repaired in town

12:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DRIVERS using the M6 through Cumbria are being advised that routine repairs will result in lane one and hard shoulder closures over the next few weeks.

Kendal street to close for water work

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:52am Tuesday 30th September 2014

LOWTHER Street in Kendal will close on Sunday (October 5) to allow a contractor for United Utilities to carry out a new water connection.

MP back in saddle to connect with constituents

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:20am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FURNESS MP John Woodcock is getting back on his bike to meet voters in front rooms across Furness.

Lakes film showcases spectacular national park landscapes

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:21am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SPECIAL four-minute film set in the Lake District highlights how a renowned award scheme promotes adventure and understanding of spectacular landscapes.

Kendal couple celebrate diamond wedding

The Westmorland Gazette: CELEBRATION: George and Jean Poole celebrating their diamond wedding at their home

9:51am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SNOWBALL fight that sparked a friendship developed into a marriage that has lasted 60 years.

Newly restored sight is icing on cake for Grange great-gran

The Westmorland Gazette: Marjorie Pickles can enjoy baking again after cataract treatment.

9:06am Tuesday 30th September 2014

GREAT-grandmother Marjorie Pickles is baking again after cataract treatment restored her sight.

Quad left with 'significant' damage after attempted theft from farm yard

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:11am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A QUAD bike stolen from a farm yard near Sedbergh has been located nearby with 'significant' damage, say police.

Recycling bins to be switched

The Westmorland Gazette: REPRIEVE: The Llangadog waste and recycling centre will now remain open for the next 12 months.

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

RECYCLING centres across South Lakeland are getting new containers.

South Lakes paper mill workers celebrate 250 years' service

The Westmorland Gazette: CREAM OF THE CROPPERS: Left to right: Phil Wild, Terry Morgan, Geoff Shepherd, Dave Watson, Ian Davis, Mark Cropper, Chris Rodway, Helena Weiss and Sir James Cropper.

6:02am Tuesday 30th September 2014

SIX James Cropper employees with nearly 250 years of service between them have been honoured for their dedication to the Burneside mill.

'Colour Dash' to come to Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Lynsey and her two sons before the Morecambe event

1:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE 'Color Run' phenomenon has taken all the big cities by storm, with runners raising cash while being pelted with powdered paint.

What's on

Mancunian Americana stars The Travelling Band play at the Brewery tonight, supported by Kendal duo (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 12:33pm Thu 2 Oct 14

‘MANCUNIAN Americana’ five-piece The Travelling Band are back after (for them) an unusually long time away from…

Rising artistic talent Daniel Cooper back on the exhibition trail (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 6:19pm Tue 30 Sep 14

DANIEL Cooper is without doubt a talent on the ascent.

Haydn’s Mass in Time of War is centrepiece of Haffner Orchestra's opening concert of new season (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 10:20am Sat 27 Sep 14

Lancaster’s Haffner Orchestra opens its new season on Saturday, November 15.

Catherine MacDiarmid (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 4:34pm Wed 24 Sep 14

CATHERINE MacDiarmid is one of the region's finest portrait artists.

Kendal Millennium Youth Choir and Otto Voce share the choral stage (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 3:16pm Wed 24 Sep 14

KENDAL Millennium Youth Choir is staging a joint concert under the banner of Two For The Price of One with Tracie…

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