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1 hr ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | News and Star

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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18 hrs ago | 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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News and Star

Deadline approaching to have say on leisure centre

New facilities: Plans for Workington's new leisure centre include an outdoor space offering room for activities and fun families can use free of charge Allerdale Council wants to know what people would like to see in the area outside of the A 9.4m complex at The Cloffocks. The space is aimed at the general public, with the intention it will be a relaxing and atmospheric area for everyone to enjoy.

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News and Star

Cumbrians to the rescue after Manchester Dogs' Home blaze

THE people of Cumbria are opening up their hearts and wallets to help the survivors of the Manchester Dogs' Home blaze. Offers of shelter and donations of money, blankets and food were starting to pour in within hours of the fire at the Manchester home which killed at least 50 dogs.

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News and Star

Man charged following alleged attack on woman, 18

Detectives from Workington CID have charged 36-year-old Ian Burge, of the town's Newlands Gardens, in connection with an alleged assault in the early hours of Friday morning.

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Make a date for autumn's big book releases

They say that it's been caused by a combination of a mild wet winter and an unusually warm spring. Certainly, this season of mists has even more mellow fruitfulness than usual.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Vandals scratch parked car in Kirkby Lonsdale

VANDALS scratched the passenger's side door of a black Ford Mondeo when it was parked on Ruskin Drive, Kirkby Lonsdale, between 1pm and 2pm on Friday. We want you to enjoy your visit to our website.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

New ale toasts ancestor's service in the Great War

MEMBERS of a Lunesdale brewing family are toasting an ancestor's service in the Great War by producing four limited edition beers. The Taylors, who own Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery, decided to brew their Lightfoot and Sarginson bottled ales to mark the WW1 contribution made by Basil Lightfoot Sarginson as a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps a century ago.

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