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3 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

New A 1.2 million lounge to be opened at Flookburgh holiday park

A BRAND new A 1.2 million owners' lounge named '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, have a drink or a meal.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

West Cumberland Times and Star

PHOTOS: Downies swing first victory against Uppies

Workington's Uppies and Downies mass football game got off to a flying start for the Downies, who won the first match of the series.

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West Cumberland Times and Star

Plans for two more West Cumbrian solar parks

Livos Energy Limited wants to create a 60-acre development at a site south of the A596 at Prospect and a 100-acre park on land at Pasture Farm, between Westnewton and Aspatria.

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Metro UK News

Father jailed for incest with daughter who tracked him down on Facebook

A paedophile has been jailed after committing incest with his 23-year-old daughter he gave up for adoption when she was a baby.

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North-West Evening Mail

Ulverston death sparks fears of drug menace's return

THE death of an Ulverston man who choked on his own vomit has led to fears that methadone abuse is "rearing its head" in the area.

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News and Star

Carlisle man shows true grit to fight back from accident

A determined gas worker is set to return to work a year after nearly losing his life in a horror smash.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Glenridding wedding venue signs vandalised

It is believed the damage was done between 10.30pm on Wednesday and 12.30pm yesterday .

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Thewestmorland Gazette

The Westmorland Gazette: The front line of battle in the trenches.

A COMMUNITY project to explore, conserve and share some of Kirkby Lonsdale's First World War stories has secured A 9,000 in funding.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

THE first episode of a new Sky sitcom set and partly filmed in Kendal is due to air on April 24.

'Trying Again' stars comedian Chris Addison and Jo Joyner as a couple trying to mend their relationship after Joyner's affair with her boss - a doctor played by Charles Edwards .

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

News and Star

Cumbria police tell drivers to heed roadworks signs - or risk fine

A police spokeswoman said that a common problem was drivers incorrectly turning left from Sainsbury's onto South Street, including one near miss at 5.20pm on Saturday.

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North-West Evening Mail

Unemployment across Cumbria falls by 4.1%

Figures released yesterday show unemployment has fallen by 77,000 nationally in the past three months bringing the rate of overall unemployment below seven per cent.

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North-West Evening Mail

Seven tonnes of food given to needy families in Barrow, Ulverston and Millom this year

SEVEN tonnes of food have been handed out to hungry families in Barrow, Ulverston and Millom since the start of the year, as shocking figures show demand at local food banks is soaring well above the national average.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Campaign launched to save lives of motorcyclists on Cumbria's roads

DEATHS of motorcyclists have gone in to the red with five dead in Cumbria already this year - more than the whole of 2013.

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News and Star

Cumbria's highways chiefs pledge action after girl, 15, falls in front of car

Samantha, who suffers from cerebral palsy, fell out of her chair in front of a car outside Beacon Hill School in Aspatria.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Nearly all parents applying for primary school placements in Cumbria get preferred choice

NEARLY all parents applying for primary school placements in Cumbria have found out that they have been successful in securing their first choice of school.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

COMMENT: - Fragile' areas of Lakes need protection against second homes

Their proliferation has driven away local families and undermined the long-term viability of once-bustling villages by turning them into sleepy weekend retreats.

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Longridge Today

Apprentice met Prince Charles on Lakeland visit

Ian Atkinson, 23, from Scorton, had just returned from a study trip to New Zealand and Australia in time to help with lambing a flock of 650 sheep on his family farm.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

an Online petition fighting plans to introduce on-street parking in Ambleside is gathering support.

The petition states: "I strongly urge you to seriously reconsider and understand the very real financial damage to Ambleside's economy the introduction of on-street parking charges will bring.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

New community policing base opens in Sedbergh

At the opening, from left, Richard Rhodes, Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, PCSO Danielle Ayers, and Tony Reed Screen, chair of the trustees of the building A NEW community policing base has opened in Sedbergh, to the delight of residents who said they had felt isolated and unsafe.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Last chance to have your say on future of services on Windermere

The Lake Windermere Service Survey 2014 is being carried out by South Lakeland District Council and the Lake District National Park Authority .

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