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  1. 100 years of Cubs celebrated with trips away and birthday bashesRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2017 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    More than 100 Cub Scouts and around 40 leaders from Ulverston, Dalton, Askam, Barrow, Broughton and Walney took part in a weekend of activities, challenges and adventure as part of the celebration. The groups met at the Scouts district campsite at Urswick and enjoyed a weekend of hiking, rock climbing, mine exploring, abseiling and more.


  2. Don't forget to get your slice of A 500kRead the original story

    Dec 26, 2016 | Fleetwood Today

    Preesall town councillor Pat Greenough is encouraging community groups, schemes and organisations in the FY6 postcode to claim a slice of 500,000 this year - and funds will be up for grabs for the next 25 years. The cash will come from the Walney Extension Community Benefit Fund, which is part of the community engagement programme for DONG Energy's Walney Extension offshore wind farm.


  3. Suspected drugs mule threw himself off car park roof on first day of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | Mirror.co.uk

    A suspected drugs mule in a 1million conspiracy threw himself off a multi-storey car park roof on the day of his trial, an inquest heard. Steven Archer, 49, had been warned he could face six years behind bars as he prepared for his trial last year over claims he was a small-time cocaine supplier in a large criminal network.


  4. Drone footage provides bird's eye view of seal birthRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2016 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    WITH the latest drone technology staff at Cumbria Wildlife Trust are able to monitor the grey seal colony at South Walney Nature Reserve near Barrow more effectively, and yesterday they were treated to an aerial view of the birth of a seal. Sarah Dalrymple, reserves officer at the nature reserve, described what happened: "Yesterday our marine trainees set off the drone as normal to do our fortnightly count of seals.


  5. Heysham's new link road is cutting travel timeRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2016 | Iom Online

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. That's according to Steam Packet Company chief executive Mark Woodward, after the A 140m Bay Gateway road opened to motorists on October 31. The three-mile dual carriageway means ferry passengers can now avoid congestion in Lancaster, reducing journey times to and from the port.


  6. South Lakes carers charity boosted by fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2016 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A SOUTH Lakes charity that supports unpaid carers from as young as five has been awarded almost A 90,000 in funding. South Lakeland Carers has received A 74,267 towards a two year project to help young and young adult carers develop their life skills.


  7. Jean Alexander: the Southport star remembered.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2016 | Southport Visiter

    There are not many residents of this island who did not know that 'Hilda Alice Ogden' was a fiery, apron-wearing loudmouth, a busybody with curlers in her hair - a much-loved Coronation Street character, portrayed by Southport resident and award-winning actress, Jean Alexander. Hilda was, from 1964 to 1987, arguably the best-known of all the regular characters in the Granada series whose name became synonymous with a certain type of downtrodden, working-class woman, and who was adored by millions of soap opera viewers.


  8. Investment in Heysham should be a boon for travellers from the Isle of ManRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | Iom Online

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. The Lancashire port is the main destination for Steam Packet travellers from the Isle of Man and is a familiar location for many people who live in the island.


  9. Gull GPS 'backpacks' assess Barrow wind turbine effectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2016 | BBC News

    Gulls have been fitted with GPS "backpacks" as part of a project assessing the impact offshore windfarms have on birdlife. The scheme will track their movements around Walney Island at Barrow, Cumbria where hundreds of turbines are located 12 miles off-shore.


  10. By gum! Nine-year-old boy uses a GUN to remove his wobbly toothRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | Daily Mail

    Remi Corkhill, from Walney, Cumbria, used a piece of string to attach the toy gun to his tooth, before firing a foam bullet to pull out the loose molar. Remi Corkhill, from Walney, Cumbria, used a piece of string to attach the toy gun to his tooth, before firing a foam bullet to pull out the loose molar The video was shared on Facebook by his mother Lisa, where it has already been viewed more than 2,000 times.


  11. High-tech backpacks to be fitted to gulls to see how they behave around offshore wind farmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    GLOBAL positioning tags have been fitted to amber-listed Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the Cumbria coast to see how they behave around offshore wind farms. The British Trust for Ornithology has partnered with DONG Energy to carry out a two year study of the species.


  12. Watch seals live - New sealcam launched at South Walney Nature ReserveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A new live-action camera has been installed at one of Cumbria's most spectacular nature reserves, enabling the public to observe the much-loved grey seal at close quarters. South Walney Nature Reserve, on Walney Island near Barrow is the main haul out site for grey seals in the North West of England.


  13. Fishermen are fighting for their futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2016 | Fleetwood Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Eight of the town's remaining ten fishing boats were adorned with giant banners yesterday afternoon as they sought to highlight their struggle with windfarm company DONG Energy.


  14. World's largest offshore windfarm to be built in the UKRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2016 | Engadget Mobile

    Britain is set to become home to two of the world's largest offshore wind farms after ministers approved plans for a new 1,800-megawatt project capable of supplying 1.8 million UK homes. Hornsea Project Two will be built 55 miles off the coast of Grimsby and could feature up to 300 turbines -- each one taller than the Gherkin building in London.


  15. Is this the death knell for fishing trade?Read the original story

    Aug 10, 2016 | Blackpool Today

    The death knell could be sounding on what is left of Fleetwood's inshore fishing industry, warns one of the town's last fishermen. Fleetwood fisherman Will Bamber says plans to extend an already large windfarm in the Irish Sea could force boats out of their fishing grounds for an entire year - the whole of 2017.


  16. A turbine tower on the Walney windfarm off Cumbria, picture Dong EnergyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2016 | Sunday Herald

    DENMARKs Dong Energy has said the Brexit vote has not dimmed the company's enthusiasm for the UK offshore renewables market after growing profits from wind farms by two thirds. The energy giant's wind farm division increased underlying earnings by 68 per cent to 5.2 billion crowns in the six months to 30 June from 3.1bn in the same period last year.


  17. Dad who confronted school bully faces losing his jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2016 | Metro UK News

    A dad could lose his job as a midwife because he confronted the 11-year-old bully that he claims harassed and assaulted his children. Christopher Cooper was 'at the end of his tether' when he shouted at the boy, who he says subjected his two children to a year of abuse.


  18. Brothers relive horrific moment musician sibling slipped from their grasp and fell 60ft to his deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2016 | Mirror.co.uk

    Two brothers fought to save their musician sibling from falling down a stairwell, but he slipped from their grasp and fatally plunged 60ft, an inquest heard. Dean Zaccarini, 29, had been enjoying a night out with friends and family when he lost his balance and toppled over some railing inside an apartment block in Manchester city centre.


  19. Nigerian teachers visit schools in South Lakeland and FurnessRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2016 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    Pictured are Frank Ogbikaya, Glory Yamta, Glenda Nwosu and Chika Nwokeke on a visit to the Queen Katherine School, Kendal. A GROUP of Nigerian teachers have visited schools in South Lakeland and Furness during a ten day trip to Cumbria to learn about teaching in the United Kingdom.


  20. Weather warnings issued for South CumbriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    They have said: "Scattered heavy thundery showers are expected to develop, and will once again lead to slow-moving downpours across the warning area. Some parts will inevitably miss most, or all, of the heavier rain.