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10 min ago | Chronicle Live

Decision day on A 11m Northumberland National Park project

Battle lines have been drawn up over a proposed major development in what has been described as one of the most sensitive landscape sites in England. Northumberland National Park Authority plans an A 11m visitor and landscape discovery centre, called The Sill, with cafe, offices, and retail at Once Brewed on the central section of Hadrian's Wall.

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4 hrs ago | Morecambe Visitor

Kirkby Lonsdale inn wins place in top food guide

A five-star inn and restaurant has been named as a 'Local Gem' in the 2015 edition of the UK's bestselling restaurant guide. The 17th century Sun Inn recently unveiled a newly-styled restaurant, Carter at the Sun Inn - named after head chef Sam Carter.

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8 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times

Teen hailed a hero for brave rescue of animals

A NORTH Yorkshire teenager has described the dramatic moment that he and a friend ran into a burning shed to rescue terrified cattle. Seventeen-year-old Tyler Scarr and his friend, Matthew Chisholm, herded the frightened animals to safety as the blazing barn fell down around them.

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12 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph

Eyewitnesses tell how tiger 'pounced' on 24-year-old zoo keeper - inquest hears

Gareth Bell, from Newcastle, was visting the South Lakes Safari Zoo at Dalton-in-Furness with his family on the afternoon of Friday, May 24, 2013. Through a public viewing window into the Tiger House, he told the hearing he witnessed park staff member Sarah Louise McClay, 24, being attacked.

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14 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

One of the images captured over Torver Common, courtesy of Graham Kidd

STARGAZERS were treated to a rare display of the Northern Lights when they lit up South Lakeland's skies at the weekend. The phenomenon - rarely seen in Britain - was captured on camera in both Coniston and Kendal as locals left behind town centres to catch a glimpse of the light display.

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18 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Cash tin stolen from Dalton-in-Furness property during latest in series of sneak-in burglaries

A CASH tin containing a quantity of money was taken during a sneak-in burglary at a property on Ashworth Street, Dalton-in-Furness. We want you to enjoy your visit to our website.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Sunday Herald

Woman mauled to death by tiger was in dream job, her mother tells inquest

A woman mauled to death by a tiger at the wildlife park where she worked was doing her "dream job", her mother has told an inquest. A woman mauled to death by a tiger at the wildlife park where she worked was doing her \"dream job\", her mother has told an inquest.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Grasmere mum-of-three claimed nearly 13,500 in benefits and tax reductions, court hears

A WOMAN who fraudulently claimed nearly A 13,500 in benefits and tax reductions has been handed a suspended prison sentence by magistrates. Emma Peterkin, of Grandy Close, Grasmere, pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud, when she appeared at Kendal Magistrates Court on 4 September, 2014, said South Lakeland District Council in a statement.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Summit to create a 'universal' health plan for South Lakeland takes place on Wednesday

South Lakeland District Council's overview and scrutiny committee is meeting in Kendal Town Hall on Wednesday September 17 at 2pm. It will involve participation from organisations which pay for health services , service providers and representatives of service users and local communities.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Countywide CCTV project progressing well says Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner

A PROJECT to develop a Cumbria-wide CCTV scheme is progressing well, according to Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner. Richard Rhodes said negotiations for the procurement of a supplier to install the A 2.5 million scheme are continuing.

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News and Star

Cumbrian taxi driver charged with sex attack on woman, 18, remanded in custody

A taxi driver charged with the attempted rape and sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman has been remanded in custody. Ian George Burge, 36, of Newlands Gardens, Workington, made a brief appearance before District Judge Gerald Chalk at Carlisle Magistrates' Court on Monday afternoon in connection with the alleaged attack on September 12. He faces four charges.

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Cumbrian judge blasts police over how male rape case was handled

A judge has voiced stinging criticism of the way in which certain aspects of a rape trial were handled by Cumbria Police and the county's Crown Prosecution Service. Judge Peter Hughes QC made the comments after a jury at Carlisle Crown Court convicted Andrew Tew, 44, of raping a drunk stranger at a remote location near the former Haig Pit after he found him on a Whitehaven street at the end of May last year.

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Doncaster Free Press

Doncaster drug dealing dad is jailed

A father-of-two has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after police uncovered his drug dealing operation. Brian Waugh, aged 24, of Staveley Street, Edlington, was snared by officers who stopped him in the street and discovered he had 18 bags of cocaine.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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