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42 min ago | Maldonandburnham Standard
The owner of a wildlife park where a woman zoo keeper was mauled to death by a tiger has described how he fired a shot at the animal. Sarah McClay, 24, was pounced on in the keeper's corridor of the tiger house at South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Cumbria before she was dragged by the back of the neck into a den and then to an outside enclosure.
42 min ago | Mirror.co.uk
The Sumatran tiger Padang tore through' a gate to his den and dragged Sarah McClay to her death as she screamed, an inquest heard A zoo owner desperately tried to shoot a tiger after it had mauled a young keeper to death, an inquest heard today. The Sumatran tiger Padang tore through a gate to his den and dragged Sarah McClay to her death as she screamed.
2 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette
AN NHS consultant has hung up her stethoscope after three decades working in Kendal's hospitals - putting her straight on the front page of The Westmorland Gazette. Dr Isabel Huggett, who began at the Kendal Green hospital in 1984, has been presented with an edible version of her local paper at a retirement party at the Carus Green Golf Club, Kendal, to mark her retirement after 30 years in the local NHS.
6 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette
A PENSIONER camped out in the cold for 21 hours to make sure she was first in line for a new Kendal housing development. Jean Heseltine, 60, waited all night for the moment when properties on 'The Beeches' development were released to customers at a launch event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:27 am
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