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10 min ago | Chronicle Live
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.
4 hrs ago | Morecambe Visitor
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.
8 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times
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.
12 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph
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.
14 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:56 pm
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