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4 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Fitness mad grandmother cycles 600 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats for Samaritans

Wyn Clayton, 67, of Aikrigg Avenue, Kendal, is hoping to raise A 2,000 by riding from Land's End to John O'Groats.

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8 hrs ago | This Is Lancashire

Salmond appeals to border community

Mr Salmond will again insist that Scotland will keep the pound, despite the pointed refusal of all major UK parties to agree to a currency union People in the north of England would still be able to work and trade in an independent Scotland without changing currency, First Minister Alex Salmond will say today.

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Related Topix: Conservatives (UK), Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Dumfries and Galloway County, Scotland,

10 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Teacher hired HELICOPTER to search for boxer dog who went missing in Lake District

Teacher pays A 1,000 to hire HELICOPTER to search for boxer dog who went missing in Lake District wilderness for five days after he bolted off lead... and found him A missing dog has been found after a plea for help by his owners went viral on the internet attracting the attention of Hollywood stars and raising A 1,000 to fund a helicopter to help ... (more)

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14 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

The Westmorland Gazette: Hollywood star Warwick Davis showcases Lake District in new series

Famed for starring in Star Wars and Harry Potter, the actor and his family spent a weekend camping in Keswick for an episode of ITV's Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis.

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14 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

New lounge to be opened at Flookburgh holiday park

A A 1.2million lounge, Otter Lodge, will be officially opened by the acting Mayor of Grange-over-Sands, Coun Tricia Thomas, at the Lakeland Holiday Park, Flookburgh, on May 2. It will provide a place for the park's 550 caravan owners to meet with friends and have a drink or a meal.

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15 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Historians plan to keep on digging at Sizergh Castle

Jamie Lund, National Trust regional archaeologist, Allan Steward of Levens Local History Group, Mark Brennand, Cumbria historical environment officer and Stephen Read Gill Wood of Levens Local History Group A COMMUNITY archaeology venture is to be extended to assess how the ecology of South Lakeland has changed in the aeons since the last Ice Age.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, United Kingdom,

16 hrs ago | News and Star

Carlisle woman's desperate plea for alleygate next to home

A woman who says she has been plagued for years by fly-tippers and antisocial behaviour is calling for an alleygate to be installed beside her home.

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19 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Carer stole cash from pensioner, court told

A CARER stole cash from the home of a vulnerable Kendal pensioner who he was supposed to be looking after, a court was told.

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20 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Two men injured in Easter Monday Kendal town centre assault

A 24-year-old from Underbarrow suffered a broken nose and a 26-year-old from Kendal received a possible fractured thumb as a result.

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23 hrs ago | TrekEarth

Tickling the Water's Edge

Good Morning Everyone, Winter trees and the Lake District, a lovely combination! Despite the grey, misty day, there is always something beautiful to see in the lake District.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Daily Star

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Walney Island and St Bees in Cumbria enjoyed the best of the sunshine as the mercury rocketed to 19.6C.

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Newsday

Improvement work on bypass to begin

Resurfacing work costing A 1m is to be carried out on a section of the A591 Kendal bypass in Cumbria.

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News and Star

Big increase in life expectancy for everyone in Cumbria

Life expectancy for both men and women across Cumbria has continued to rise over the past decade, with women in some areas reaching an average age of 84. But although it looks positive, expects are warning that a long life does doesn't always mean a healthy one.

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News and Star

Hundreds sign Cumbrian parking charges petition within hours

A new petition against council plans to introduce on-street parking charges collected more than 300 signatures in less than 24 hours.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

THE programme for the fifteenth annual Ulverston WalkFest has been announced.

The ten-day event will run from April 26 to May 5 and feature over 30 walks and activities designed to appeal to all ages and abilities.

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Daily Mail

Warning to Easter holidaymakers after boy gets stuck in QUICKSAND on popular beach

The teenager had been trying to retrieve a ball when he became trapped up to his knees at Arnside pier in Cumbria.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Sunday Herald

Bid to make former Navy submarine Clyde exhibit

SHIPPING enthusiasts have launched an ambitious scheme to buy a former Royal Navy submarine and berth her on the Clyde as an exhibit.

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Related Topix: US Navy, US News, US Military, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland,

North-West Evening Mail

Inquest for Barrow dad who died in Thai prison

DETAILS of how a Barrow man died in a Thai prison more than two years ago should finally be revealed when an inquest into his death is held next month.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Vicar's 1,000 mile pilgrimage to raise air ambulance funds

A west Cumbrian vicar is set to take on a gruelling 1,000 mile pilgrimage to help raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Roger Bingham reflects on some extinct animals which once roamed South Lakeland.

DINOSAURS belong to geology and woolly mammoths to prehistory but some creatures, now extinct in Lakeland, were recorded in historic times.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, Lancashire County, England, North Yorkshire County, England,

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