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3 hrs ago | North-West Evening Mail

Millom Weight Watchers leader steps down after helping hundreds

AFTER helping more than 1,500 people to lose weight, a respected Weight Watchers leader from Millom is leaving following her co-leader's death. Sue Park, 42, of Churchill Drive, Millom, has been the leader of her local group for 18 years, becoming one of only two people in Cumbria to achieve Diamond status for the weight loss group.

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7 hrs ago | This Is Lancashire

Sarah McClay was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Sarah McClay, 24, was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, on May 24 last year. Miss McClay, from Barrow-in-Furness, was going about her routine duties in the big cat enclosure at the park when the incident happened.

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12 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

PODIUM: Kendal's Mayor on when England ended at Tebay

Coun Tom Clare, the Mayor of Kendal, argues that understanding historical events can give greater clarity to issues in the world today. Perhaps it's my age - which I often think is only 38 - but I sometimes wonder why we mark anniversaries.

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16 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Offenders try to take cash machine during attempted burglary at Booths, Kirkby Lonsdale

BE thieves tried to take a free-standing cash machine during an attempted burglary at Booths in Kirkby Lonsdale. They then attached a heavy duty strap around the cash machine, attached the other end to the car and tried to pull it loose.

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20 hrs ago | North-West Evening Mail

Campaign to name baby found dead in Millom tip

A CAMPAIGN has begun to give a name to a baby found dead in a Millom tip - before the 25th anniversary of its discovery. The body of the boy was found badly burned and with both legs severed at the Redills tip, in Millom, on December 1, 1989.

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Yesterday | News and Star

Two charged after young farmer assault

Karl Stephenson, 24, of Wigton, and 20-year-old Christopher Sim, of Aspatria, have been charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

News and Star

Workington steel statue comes to pass - in roundabout way

DOWN statue sitting on Alan Smith's desk reminds him each day that his dream to erect a 15-tonne tribute to Workington's steelworks heritage will soon become reality. The Allerdale Council leader made a decision in 2006, when the Moss Bay Steelworks closed, to keep a piece of equipment from the plant so that its legacy would not be forgotten.

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Deadline approaching to have say on leisure centre

New facilities: Plans for Workington's new leisure centre include an outdoor space offering room for activities and fun families can use free of charge Allerdale Council wants to know what people would like to see in the area outside of the A 9.4m complex at The Cloffocks. The space is aimed at the general public, with the intention it will be a relaxing and atmospheric area for everyone to enjoy.

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Cumbrians to the rescue after Manchester Dogs' Home blaze

THE people of Cumbria are opening up their hearts and wallets to help the survivors of the Manchester Dogs' Home blaze. Offers of shelter and donations of money, blankets and food were starting to pour in within hours of the fire at the Manchester home which killed at least 50 dogs.

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Man charged following alleged attack on woman, 18

Detectives from Workington CID have charged 36-year-old Ian Burge, of the town's Newlands Gardens, in connection with an alleged assault in the early hours of Friday morning.

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Make a date for autumn's big book releases

They say that it's been caused by a combination of a mild wet winter and an unusually warm spring. Certainly, this season of mists has even more mellow fruitfulness than usual.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Vandals scratch parked car in Kirkby Lonsdale

VANDALS scratched the passenger's side door of a black Ford Mondeo when it was parked on Ruskin Drive, Kirkby Lonsdale, between 1pm and 2pm on Friday. We want you to enjoy your visit to our website.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

New ale toasts ancestor's service in the Great War

MEMBERS of a Lunesdale brewing family are toasting an ancestor's service in the Great War by producing four limited edition beers. The Taylors, who own Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery, decided to brew their Lightfoot and Sarginson bottled ales to mark the WW1 contribution made by Basil Lightfoot Sarginson as a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps a century ago.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Thewestmorland Gazette

Life-size portrait of Audrey Hepburn to go on display in new gallery

Leck Gallery, near Kirkby Lonsdale, has opened its doors to buyers with a collection of Spanish Pop Art. The show incorporates 11 paintings on a contemporary pop culture theme, including the work of well-known Spanish artist Antonio De Felipe.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Planning applications received by the Lake District National Park Authority

Ambleside: Use of yurt as a temporary holistic treatment space, at Sunny Brow Farm, Outgate, for P. Saunders; remove dilapidated timber building and replace with timber summerhouse, at 1 Kiln Cottages, Clappersgate, for C. Lavery; change of use of residential annexe to local occupancy dwelling - no external changes, at The Haven, Lake View Drive, Grasmere, for A. Zaidi; single storey bedroom extension, at Le Thorlonet, Grasmere, for Mr & Mrs R. Oldfield; T1 - copper beech: crown reduction by 25% T2 - Ash: removal T3 - silver birch: removal T4, T5 - Sitka spruce: crown lift by 3.5m T6 - cherry: crown lift by 3.5m, at Michaels Nook Cottage, Grasmere, for Julie Holroyd; variation of condition no 2 of planning permission L1383/NW1822 to extend occupancy from March 1 until January 4, at Moss Eccles Tarn, Neaum Crag, Loughrigg.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Works starts on Monday on three schemes to upgrade sections of the A66 between Appleby and Keswick

THREE schemes to upgrade sections of the A66 between Appleby-in-Westmorland and Keswick are due to begin on Monday 15 September. The Highways Agency projects are expected to take up to six weeks to complete and include improving drainage, resurfacing the road and providing better road markings.

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'Sexual predator' abused children

William Richardson, of Cleator Moor, Cumbria, was jailed at Carlisle Crown Court having last month been found guilty of rape and indecency charges. Richardson, known as Jack, committed the offences between 1976 and 1999.

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News and Star

Pair quizzed over Cumbrian beauty salon robbery

The report of the robbery triggered a major response, with uniformed officers and detectives working in the area, on the corner of Queen and Bolton streets. A Cumbria police spokeswoman said: "A man aged 27 and a woman aged 23, both from Workington, were arrested on suspicion of robbery and remain in custody helping police with their inquiries."

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North-West Evening Mail

South Cumbria pair sentenced for their part in traumatic attack

THE victim of a violent homophobic assault was so traumatised by the experience that he is still receiving counselling eight months after the attack. The parents of Nathaniel Davies, 22, welcomed the sentence handed to Stuart Sharp yesterday after the New Year's Day assault.

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Family cherish memories of 'kind, caring, loving' son

Tributes have been paid to an inspirational young man and a 'cheeky chap' who was found dead after a beach party. Former Queen Elizabeth School pupil Tom Hardy, 22, from Standen Park House, Lancaster, was believed to have been having a leaving party with friends at Arnside Park, Carnforth, before a trip to Cambodia.

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