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1 min ago | North-West Evening Mail

Easter egg roll at Barrow park

Youngsters from Barrow, Ulverston and Millom rounded off their Easter celebrations with a mass egg roll just down from the Cenotaph in Barrow Park.

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4 hrs ago | North-West Evening Mail

Community vows to fight for Millom hospital as axe rumours grow

Concerns grew earlier in the year when Millom's doctor's surgery at Waterloo House, in Wellington Street, announced it would be moving into the hospital building.

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8 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

The Westmorland Gazette: Joan Gordon, 48, from Kendal, says she owes her life to wearing a helmet

Fractured skull and bleeding on the brain - Kendal cyclist says she owes her life to helmet and urges others to always wear one Fractured skull and bleeding on the brain - cyclist says she owes her life to helmet and urges others to always wear one A CYCLIST who was lucky to survive an horrific accident has issued a stark warning to bikers who ... (more)

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10 hrs ago | News and Star

Botcherby residents unite in fight for play park return

It is hoped that 'people power' will win through on one Carlisle estate, as hundreds of people unite in the call for the return of their play park.

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10 hrs ago | News and Star

New petition calls for Cumbria council parking charges U-turn

A third petition has now been launched against council plans to introduce on-street parking charges in parts of Cumbria.

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12 hrs ago | News and Star

Downies defeat Uppies after six-hour game to clinch series

More than six hours of passion, pride and honour preceded Downies' second win in Workington's mass no-rules football game.

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12 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Greens hoping to spring surprises in SLDC and Kendal Town Council elections

Four of the 17 Green Party candidates. From left to right: Liz Ashburn, standing for Castle Ward; Karen Mitchell, standing for Mintsfeet; Chris Rowley, standing for Kirkland; and Gwen Harrison, standing for Kendal Fell A NEWLY-formed political branch of the Green Party for the Kendal area is fielding a full slate of candidates in the local ... (more)

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12 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Red breasted mergansers, nuthatches, otters, mallards, goosanders and kingfishers...all on Ullswater

The 'Water, Predator and Heathland Birds Cruise' will sail from the pretty Lakeland village of Glenridding on May 17 at 9.45am, with Ullswater Steamers.

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13 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph

Long-distance walkers invited to join in 210-mile 11-day Alfred Wainwright trek across Pennines

The Pennine Journey Memorial Walk will take place over the same days that the legendary walker and guidebook author trekked the 210-mile route in 1938.

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14 hrs ago | Lancaster Guardian

Morecambe school bus driver crash trial delayed

The trial of a Morecambe bus driver accused of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a crash involving schoolchildren has been delayed.

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16 hrs ago | North-West Evening Mail

Pensioner facing more than 30 allegations of sex offences in court in Cumbria

Anthony Leake, of Thaines Lane, East Runton, in Norfolk, will appear before South Lakeland Magistrates' court today charged with 19 counts of inciting a boy under 14 to commit an act of gross indecency, five counts of inciting a girl under 14 to conduct an act of gross indecency, seven counts of making indecent images of children and three counts ... (more)

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16 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

New South Lakes hotel could create 30 jobs

A FORMER residential retreat for a religious order on the edge of the Lake District is to be converted into a A 3 million hotel.

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17 hrs ago | Marine News

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 22

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 22 1778 - Captain John Paul Jones of Ranger led landing party raid on Whitehaven, England 1898 - U.S. warships begin blockade of Cuba 1987 - U.S. Navy ordered to provide assistance to neutral vessels under Iranian attack outside the exclusion zone and that requested help For more information about naval history, ... (more)

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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