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No risk posed by 'suspicious item' found at BAE Systems

POLICE have confirmed that an item discovered at BAE Systems has been identified as posing no risk to the public.

Police were contacted at 12.37pm yesterday (June 19) with a report of the discovery of a suspicious item.

Emergency services attended the incident, and

today 08:53
No risk posed by 'suspicious item' found at BAE Systems

POLICE have confirmed that an item discovered at BAE Systems has been identified as posing no risk to the public.

Police were contacted at 12.37pm yesterday (June 19) with a report of the discovery of a suspicious item.

Emergency services attended the incident, and

today 08:53
TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Ken Dodd at Kendal in 1974

To mark the 200th anniversary of The Westmorland Gazette in 2018, we are publishing a photograph from our archives on our website every day this year.

Today's photograph shows Ken Dodd at Kendal Gathering in 1974.

You can see all of the archive photographs uploaded so

today 07:50
Wildlife surveys being conducted on River Kent as part of flood works

SURVEYS to determine wildlife populations across the River Kent are taking place as part of Environment Agency (EA) plans to reduce flood risk in the Kendal area.

The surveys are being conducted by consultant ecologists as part of ongoing works across Cumbria to cut the threat of

yesterday 15:02
Ulverston flat fire

FIREFIGHTERS dealt with a blaze in an Ulverston flat above a hairdressers this morning (Tuesday). 

Crews from Barrow, Broughton and Ulverston were called at 1.46am to the Cavendish Street home. 

On arrival crews discovered that the building had three floors and

yesterday 13:59
LETTER: Voting system needs reform

I WAS delighted to see Jane Hoyle's letter about the iniquities of our voting system in the recent local elections (Letters, May 31, 'Thanks for your support'). The Tories, apparently, got fewer seats than they deserved, based on total votes counted.

I assume, therefore, that she is

yesterday 11:53
LETTER: Voting system needs reform

I WAS delighted to see Jane Hoyle's letter about the iniquities of our voting system in the recent local elections (Letters, May 31, 'Thanks for your support'). The Tories, apparently, got fewer seats than they deserved, based on total votes counted.

I assume, therefore, that she is

yesterday 09:47
TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Flooded Kendal in 1954

To mark the 200th anniversary of The Westmorland Gazette in 2018, we are publishing a photograph from our archives on our website every day this year.

Today's photograph shows flooded Wildman Street in Kendal during 1954.

You can see all of the archive photographs

yesterday 07:41
LETTER: It's time to bin the plastic bag

THE story of a pilot whale dying because of a stomach full of 85 plastic bags is a sad reflection on a modern-day, throw-away society.

The whale basically died of starvation as it couldn't consume any food with a clogged stomach - a situation that would be met with screams of

yesterday 05:35
Road signs in Cartmel and Allithwaite are given a new lease of life

OLD Victorian road signs in Cartmel and Allithwaite have been given a new lease of life thanks to Lower Allithwaite Parish Council and lengthsman Archie Workman

Cast iron road signs were introduced in the United Kingdom during the late 19th Century and are now regarded as an

2018-06-18 12:41
Road signs in Cartmel and Allithwaite are given a new lease of life

OLD Victorian road signs in Cartmel and Allithwaite have been given a new lease of life thanks to Lower Allithwaite Parish Council and lengthsman Archie Workman

Cast iron road signs were introduced in the United Kingdom during the late 19th Century and are now regarded as an

2018-06-18 11:38
FOOD: Guest house brings taste of Caribbean to Lake District

A TASTE of the Caribbean is bringing sunshine to a Lake District B&B's breakfast menu.

Husband and wife Denis and Anita St Bernard, who own and run the Archway Guest House in Windermere, are spicing things up with dishes like fried plantain and codfish fritters dipped in hot

2018-06-18 09:32
TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: The Lyth Valley in 1944

To mark the 200th anniversary of The Westmorland Gazette in 2018, we are publishing a photograph from our archives on our website every day this year.

Today's photograph shows damson blossoms in the Lyth Valley in 1944.

You can see all of the archive photographs

2018-06-18 08:29
LETTER: Long may New Road at Kendal remain a green and pleasant public are

The MAIN assets Kendal have are, its location, set among hills, the castle, and the river flowing through the town. We should make the most of them. Since moving to Kendal in 1993 I have been dismayed that the area of riverbank nearest the town centre, which could have been an asset to the

2018-06-18 07:26
Choir performs of one of most evocative works in the choral canon

FURNESS Bach Choir up the ante next weekend with a performance of one of the most evocative works in the choral canon.

Under their dynamic young Italian musical director, Marco Bellasi, the acclaimed choristers will perform one of Joseph Haydn's most expressive and popular works,

2018-06-17 18:50
REVIEW: brilliant play for the 21st Century

A GRITTY northern drama, Rails is the 21st Century reincarnation of the great 1950s and 60s kitchen sink dramas, writes KAREN MORLEY-CHESWORTH.

Simon Longman's Rails handles the hard-hitting social issues of this era, while ensuring some corking lines that have the audience roaring

2018-06-17 15:41
Daily News
Alzheimer’s supplement ‘breakthrough’ condemned by experts

Experts have strongly condemned “irresponsible” and “deeply cynical” claims that a new food supplement can slow the progress of Alzheimer’s.

A study of 13 patients found that a combination of fish oil and eye-protective nutrients led to

today 15:11
Sadiq Khan will run for London Mayor again in 2020

Sadiq Khan has confirmed he will seek a second term as Mayor of London in 2020.

The Labour politician also said he hoped protests against US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK would help change public opinion in America.

Mr Khan, who has been involved in a

today 15:11
Barry Bennell’s victims relieved after paedophile loses sentence appeal

Victims of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell have spoken of their relief after he failed in a Court of Appeal bid to have his 30-year jail term cut.

Three judges in London ruled on Wednesday that the length of his jail term for multiple offences against 12 boys he coached was

today 15:11
Government bids to fend off Brexit rebellion with Davis statement

The Government may have seen off a Commons rebellion over its flagship Brexit legislation with a last-minute concession to pro-EU backbenchers.

Brexit Secretary David Davis wrote to MPs to inform them that an official ministerial statement will be issued on Thursday making clear it

today 15:11
Football fan hits back at Lord Sugar’s Senegal slur

A Senegal fan has criticised as offensive Lord Sugar’s tweet comparing his national team to sunglasses sellers on Marbella beach.

Pape Ndiaye, 47, said he was “absolutely” offended by the tweet, which Lord Sugar defended as a joke, before apologising and removing.

today 15:11
Anfield Road redevelopment on track – Liverpool chief Hughes

Liverpool insist plans for the redevelopment of the Anfield Road end remain on track but building the club’s new training ground is the priority.

Following the opening of the £115million Main Stand in September 2016, fans were keen for the smallest side of Anfield, which

today 15:11
Parents launch crowdfunding project to improve Abbot Hall playground

A GROUP of local parents have launched a crowdfunding appeal to help raise money for the improvement of Abbot Hall play area in Kendal.

The Friends of Abbot Hall have been working with South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) since last summer to secure funding to provide a new and

today 15:11
Rosemere cancer charity grateful for Cartmel Races boost

VISITORS to the most recent race meeting at Cartmel Racecourse donated £1,530.19 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Cartmel Races chose the good cause as its charity partner for the second year running. Rosemere collected donations in buckets, helped by sisters Ebony and Evie

today 15:11
Latest news from Blackpool
today 15:11 Alzheimer’s supplement ‘breakthrough’ condemned by experts
today 15:11 Sadiq Khan will run for London Mayor again in 2020
today 15:11 Barry Bennell’s victims relieved after paedophile loses sentence appeal
today 15:11 Government bids to fend off Brexit rebellion with Davis statement
today 15:11 Football fan hits back at Lord Sugar’s Senegal slur
today 15:11 Anfield Road redevelopment on track – Liverpool chief Hughes
today 15:11 Parents launch crowdfunding project to improve Abbot Hall playground
today 15:11 Rosemere cancer charity grateful for Cartmel Races boost
today 15:11 The Dalemain Loop opens: The official extension to the Ullswater Way
today 15:11 Furness Tradition Festival to honour musician John's legacy
today 14:11 Bongo's Bingo's back!
today 14:11 Blackpool: From the courts 20-06-18
today 14:11 Fines warning for Broughton bus lane
today 14:11 Investigation after fire at old Blackpool working men's club
today 14:08 MPs roast Sainsbury’s and Asda bosses for ‘Mickey Mouse figures’ on merger
today 14:08 Royal Ascot welcomes Sir Mo Farah as gold medallist ‘here to enjoy the racing’
today 14:08 Gosport hospital probe reveals ‘truly shocking’ catalogue of failings
today 14:08 Lloyds to cut 450 jobs as back office operations targeted
today 14:08 South Korea urges ‘concrete’ plan on nuclear weapons as Kim visits China
today 14:08 Sick MPs may be unable to take part in crunch Brexit vote
today 14:08 Drumm admits ‘huge error in judgment’ over Anglo-Irish Bank fraud
today 14:08 Marcus Rashford hails improved England team spirit
today 14:08 Iceland’s Johann Berg Gudmundsson doubtful for Nigeria clash due to calf injury
today 14:08 Lewis Hamilton faces engine wait ahead of French Grand Prix
today 14:08 Summer art show is just the ticket for Carnforth railway station
today 13:08 Amelia’s Americana sound is unplugged
today 13:08 REVIEW: Beautiful - The Carole King Story, Opera House, Blackpool
today 13:08 Kings of swing pack in special pier dates
today 13:05 Reptiles, ivory and polar bear carcasses seized in wildlife crime crackdown
today 13:05 Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell loses sentence challenge
today 13:05 BBC targets ‘substantial culture change’ to boost careers of BAME staff
today 13:05 Israel strikes Hamas targets after heavy rocket attacks from Gaza
today 13:05 Man in court charged with terror offences following weapons find
today 13:05 UK stalling Brexit negotiations, says Varadkar
today 13:05 May: Trump’s immigration policy ‘wrong’ and images ‘deeply disturbing’
today 13:05 Talking points ahead of French Grand Prix return
today 13:05 Jones confident England can end losing run in final Test against South Africa
today 13:05 Don't miss affordable homes drop-in event at Halton on June 25
today 13:05 FOOD: Ryebeck chef Ollie, 21, in running for Young Chef of Year
today 12:05 Marcus Rashford for Raheem Sterling? Changes Gareth Southgate could make for England’s game against Panama
today 12:05 Blackpool 'staying firm' on Scott Quigley despite interest
today 12:05 Mental health in crisis as police officers care for ill with no beds available
today 12:05 Man rescued from sea at Blackpool by heroic passerby
today 12:02 Prince Louis’ christening to be held at Chapel Royal on July 9
today 12:02 Man arrested over Tube station blast
today 12:02 Key EU nations to hold mini migration summit
today 12:02 Ascot punters hope blue is the colour of Queen’s hat
today 12:02 Reptiles, ivory and polar bear carcasses seized in wildlife crime operation
today 12:02 Children’s cough syrup recalled over mould fears
today 12:02 450 lives shortened by hospital regime of administering opioids – inquiry
Latest news from Great Britain
today 15:50 Backlash after Fox News 'summer camps' migration comment
today 15:50 Neil Gaiman: We must help refugees because, 'simply, it could be you'
today 15:50 Lord Sugar apologises for 'racist' tweet about Senegal football team
today 15:20 Who are Shkupi? Rangers’ Europa League first qualifying round opponents profiled
today 15:20 Dumfries and Galloway youth workers scoop national awards
today 15:20 Netherburn Nursery kids get into a right old puddle
today 15:20 Quiz in memory of Ringford woman Issy Pitcairn raises more than £500 for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland
today 15:20 Dumfries and Galloway social worker wins top student award
today 15:20 New giant media group created in UK after Reach bid to buy Express Newspapers gets green light
today 15:20 Police hunt fire-raiser after failed attempt to set house alight with residents inside
today 15:20 Police hunt prank mayday caller who sparked major air and sea search in Moray Firth
today 15:17 Millionaire refuses to pull down Britain’s biggest man cave so he’s going to court
today 15:17 Where is cannabis legal around the world and where can you only use it for medicinal purposes?
today 15:17 When is the longest day, when does summer start and what is the summer solstice?
today 15:17 English-language signs put up in Magaluf urging people to behave or be fined
today 15:17 Young brothers face death if UK government sends them back to Pakistan
today 15:17 Tributes to woman who died trying to scratch her way out of airing cupboard
today 15:17 Jurassic World runtime: How long is Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom?
today 15:17 World Cup LIVE: Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia confirmed teams; Luis Suarez wins 100th cap
today 15:17 Royal Baby: Has Zara and Mike Tindall's baby already broken a royal record?
today 15:17 Hawaii volcano eruption update: Is Hawaii volcano still erupting?
today 15:17 Holidays 2018: The popular destinations being attacked by pollution and overpopulation
today 15:17 World Refugee Day 2018: What is it, what is theme? How many people have been displaced?
today 15:17 Royal Ascot 2018: Declan Donnelly’s wife Ali flaunts bump amid couple's cosy display
today 15:17 'ARCHAIC!' Zara Tindall birth sparks SEXISM ROW as palace calls new mum ‘Mrs Mike Tindall'
today 15:17 Hawaii volcano update: How long has the Hawaii volcano been erupting?
today 15:17 Brexiteer MP warns meaningful vote could make Brexit DISASTER more likely for UK
today 15:17 Rare toast rack sells for £2,000 at auction – this is why
today 15:17 Father’s fury as GDPR sees doctors refuse to reveal injured daughter’s whereabouts
today 15:17 Hawaii volcano lava photos: How taking a PICTURE could cost Kilauea tourists THOUSANDS
today 15:17 Summer Solstice 2018 astrology: What does the solstice mean for your zodiac sign?
today 15:17 Princess Diana confesses her love for chocolate in a letter up for auction for £1,500
today 15:17 TRADE WAR: Trump rages at China's ‘ECONOMIC AGGRESSION' as tariffs feud escalates
today 15:17 UK weather forecast: Will June be hottest month on record? Will pollen reach high levels?
today 15:17 Love Island 2018: Rosie goes to DESPERATE lengths to get Adam back despite Zara twist
today 15:17 Virgin Media DOWN – customers left without proper internet for weeks
today 15:17 Marks and Spencer told to team up with AMAZON to save retailer as stores close
today 15:17 Alan Sugar Twitter: The Apprentice star APOLOGISES for 'racist' World Cup tweet
today 15:17 Brexit latest: EU starts mind games calling on nations and firms to prepare for NO DEAL
today 15:17 WATCH: The Asian snake NO animal in US Everglades can kill EATS alligator
today 15:17 Rees-Mogg DEMOLISHES Verhofstadt's claim that EU cannot flex its 'SACROSANCT' rules for UK
today 15:17 115 left - The ultra-threatened beautiful British mammal you’ve probably never heard of
today 15:17 Yemen war: Saudi-backed troops destroy Houthi rebels’ hide outs as bombing escalates
today 15:08 Frankie Dettori kisses Meghan Markle's hand – but Prince Harry is NOT happy
today 15:08 Brit men to get CHEWABLE Viagra that works faster and lasts longer than pills
today 15:08 PMQs: Theresa May says Labour would ‘bankrupt Britain’ as she defends £20billion NHS boost
today 15:08 Hospital drugs left 456 patients dead with criminal charges being considered
today 15:08 Casino gambler reveals ‘GUARANTEED WIN’ system banned from roulette tables
today 15:08 Maga booze CRACKDOWN: Resort puts up FINE SIGNS in English warning partying Brits
today 15:08 Rhys Jones documentary: Secret police tapes that caught killer Sean Mercer to be REVEALED
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