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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.
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.
A SECOND South Lakeland school is being investigated by detectives probing complaints of alleged child abuse, the Gazette can reveal. The allegations relate to the 1970s and 1980s at Witherslack Hall School, a 90-room mansion on the edge of the Lake District, which at that time housed around 55 boys in care.
All 58 premises that make up The Fell End Broadband project - spread across a 15-kilometre network between Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen - will soon be able to access speeds of up to 330Mbps after residents helped to pay for the fibre broadband network themselves. It was spearheaded by Ravenstonedale Parish Council, who hatched the ambitious plan after realising the community was too remote to benefit from the countywide roll-out of fibre as a result of being too far from the nearest telephone exchange.
STUDENTS at Queen Elizabeth School were hailed for their 'performance, perseverance and participation' during exams when they attended the Kirkby Lonsdale school's annual prize giving evening. Head boy Michael Harkness and head girl Sasha Cotton both praised this year's leavers for their dedication to getting the most out of school, before the awards were handed out for those who excelled in subjects right across the board.
POLICE want to speak to a man who struck a taxi meter in a dispute over the fare, causing criminal damage. The man was one of four passengers in the Vauxhall Vectra taxi parked outside The Royal Hotel in Kirkby Lonsdale at 12.45am on August 24. The group of two males and two females had been picked up from another hotel after attending a wedding reception.
FOR years, as I've driven past Kirkby Lonsdale on the way to the Lakes, Sedbergh or Dent, I've seen the crowds around the caravan cafe alongside Devil's Bridge, swigging from mugs of tea or munching bacon or sausage sandwiches. One of these days, I've promised myself repeatedly, I'm going to join them and see just what's so special about this culinary experience.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:29 am
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