THESE are the top 10 most-read stories that were published on The Westmorland Gazette website last week. 

1. Missing paddleboarder update after board found at Derwentwater, Keswick

A MISSING paddleboarder has been found following growing concern after a paddleboard was found with a snapped safety cord.

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2. Kendal Nutricare to expand and create more jobs

A MAJOR employer in south Cumbria could triple its capacity and create dozens of new jobs after plans for a new industrial building were given the green light.

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3. Brand new Elsewhere Café & Bar to open in Kendal town centre

A new café and bar is set to open in Kendal town centre next month in an empty premises.

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4. Lake District: Roads are 'a disgrace' and area 'a theme park'

A RESIDENT who has lived in the Lake District for 30 years claims the area is 'no longer a nice place to live.' 

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5. Lake District: Volunteers 'fix the fells' at popular walking route

Volunteers braved the inclement weather to visit a popular Lake District walking route and 'fix the fells'.

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6. Furness Line is planned to reopen on April 22 - Northern

RAIL operator Northern has announced that it plans to start trains again on the Furness Line at the beginning of next week. 

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7. Major upgrades planned at Prizet Filling Station on A591 near Kendal

MAJOR upgrades to a service station in Cumbria have been given the go-ahead in a bid to ‘bring the facility up to modern-day standards’.

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8. Public debate to take place on Windermere Gateway project

A public debate is set to take place regarding the Windermere Gateway project.

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9. 38-year-old dies after crash on A66 near Brough

A 38-year-old man has died following a two-vehicle crash in Cumbria.

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10. Lake District: Five canoeists saved, paddleboard mystery 'unresolved'

A GROUP of canoeists were saved after one capsized in rough weather.

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