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CCTV appeal for Barrow assault

CUMBRIA Police are investigating a serious assault in Barrow and they have released CCTV footage of two men they would like to speak to.

Police are investigating an assault that occurred around 2.30am on May 25th when a man, aged 54 years old, was assaulted on Crellin Street,

yesterday 11:20
TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: A house at Kendal damaged in a collision involving a tanker in 1977

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 the scene of an accident on Aynam Road, Kendal, which was damaged following a collision involving a

yesterday 07:08
PICTURES: New class photographs from local schools

THE new school year is now well under way and across South Lakeland, Furness, Eden and north Lancashire pupils are getting used to their new environment and making friends with classmates.

We asked local primary schools to send us photographs of their new and reception classes and

2018-10-16 21:35
Cumbria police overspend by 400,000 as 25 new officers are recruited

A £400,000 overspend has been reported by finance chiefs at Cumbria Police.

More spending on police officer pay and allowances  has put the budget in the red, a meeting in Barrow was told.

The overspend occurred during the first quarter of the new financial year

2018-10-16 19:29
Cumbria police overspend by 400,000 as 25 new officers are recruited

A £400,000 overspend has been reported by finance chiefs at Cumbria Police.

More spending on police officer pay and allowances  has put the budget in the red, a meeting in Barrow was told.

The overspend occurred during the first quarter of the new financial year

2018-10-16 19:29
TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Arnside Promenade in 1977

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 Arnside Promenade overlooking the estuary in 1977.

You can see all of the archive

2018-10-16 08:59
Kendal teenager to be sentenced for raft of drug supply crimes

A SOUTH Cumbria teenager will be sentenced by a judge later this week after he admitted a raft of drugs supply crimes.

Alex Lightley, 18, pleaded guilty to eight offences when he appeared in the dock at Carlisle Crown Court earlier today.

Lightley admitted offering to

2018-10-15 18:17
LETTER: Recycling of plastics need to be made simpler

HAVING listened to the BBC News item at 7am. on Friday, September 21, I am even more concerned about the recycling of plastics.

There are 39 different recycling regimes used by local authorities across the country. There are a few authorities that do not recycle any plastic.

2018-10-15 11:59
LETTER: Recycling of plastics need to be made simpler

HAVING listened to the BBC News item at 7am. on Friday, September 21, I am even more concerned about the recycling of plastics.

There are 39 different recycling regimes used by local authorities across the country. There are a few authorities that do not recycle any plastic.

2018-10-15 11:59
Theft of Canadian Canoe in Coniston

CUMBRIA police are appealing for witnesses after a Canadian canoe was stolen from the lake bank boating area in Coniston. 

A Canadian canoe was taken from lake bank boating area, south of lake Coniston. The incident is said to have occurred between October 11 and October

2018-10-15 09:53
TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: The Bowder Stone in 1977

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 the Bowder Stone at Borrowdale, in 1975.

The stone is said to have been deposited by

2018-10-15 08:50
These are all the roads affected by flooding today

TODAY looks set be much drier than yesterday - but drivers will be still be affected by flood water, which has blocked travel on a number of roads.

Police say these roads are:

The Met Office says rain will ease up today.

No flood alerts or weather warnings are in

2018-10-14 11:50
PROPERTY: Homebuilding & Renovating Show to inspire self-builders

THE Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show is returning to Harrogate this November.

The three-day event is designed to help and inspire people embarking on renovations,extensions and self-build projects, with advice from property experts at masterclasses, seminars and

2018-10-14 08:41
River Kent rising as rain lashes South Lakeland

The River Kent is rising swiftly through Kendal as Storm Callum continues to lash South Lakeland.

There are amber flood alerts for the River Kent and River Bela, as well as the rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster.

Flood warnings have been issued for Keswick Campsite and the

2018-10-13 17:59
A Milnthorpe nursery is celebrating an all round success after receiving an 'outstanding' grade by Ofsted.

A SOUTH Lakeland nursery has achieved an 'outstanding' grade following an Ofsted inspection.

Joey's Nursery, on Firs Road, Milnthorpe, has grown from a small portable building play group to a successful nursery that accommodates for 74 children.

The inspector praised the

2018-10-13 11:38
145 food warnings issued

MORE than 140 written warnings were given to businesses in South Lakeland for food hygiene issues over the last year.

Data from the Food Standards Agency revealed inspectors assessed 1,766 businesses in the area and handed out 145 warnings.

The businesses inspected were

2018-10-13 10:35
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Labour calls for equal provision of menopause clinics

The Scottish Health Secretary has been urged to expand menopause clinics across the country.

Currently, five of Scotland’s 14 health boards have a dedicated menopause clinic and Labour wants all women across Scotland to have equal access.

The party’s health

today 23:56
Scottish economy ‘robust’ despite uncertainty over UK’s Brexit future

A new report suggests the Scottish economy is in a strong place despite increasing concerns over the UK’s post-Brexit future.

A survey by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce found robust financial results across the sectors, although reported declining optimism amongst

today 23:56
Majority of Scots support onshore wind energy – survey

The majority of Scots back the use of onshore wind energy, a new survey has indicated.

Almost seven out of 10 support onshore wind farms, according to the Survation poll conducted on behalf of Scottish Renewables.

The survey also found majority backing for the continued

today 23:56
Heathrow plans facial recognition points at check-in, bag drop and boarding

Heathrow Airport is rolling out biometric technology that will recognise your face throughout departures, cutting out the need to use boarding cards.

The move is optional to passengers and part of a £50 million project that will make it the world’s largest biometric

today 23:56
Prison scans all incoming mail in drugs crackdown

A prison is electronically scanning all incoming mail to combat attempts to smuggle drugs in on cards, photographs and bogus legal letters.

The screening arrangements were introduced to cut off the flow of illegal substances via “impregnated” correspondence into HMP

today 23:56
May calls for new EU sanctions regime to hit back at cyber attacks

Theresa May is to call for a “robust” new EU sanctions regime to deter cyber attacks.

Speaking at the European Council summit in Brussels on Thursday, the Prime Minister will call for a “proportionate” response to those inflicting harm on the economies and

today 23:56
Backlash from Brexiteers over possible delay to final EU departure

Theresa May was facing a backlash from Brexiteers after indicating she is ready to consider extending Britain’s transition out of the EU for a further year, to the end of 2021.

The Prime Minister told a crunch European Council summit in Brussels that she was “ready to

today 23:56
Floyd Mayweather challenges Khabib Nurmagomedov to swap octagon for boxing ring

Floyd Mayweather has told UFC’s Khabib Nurmagomedov to “come to my world” in challenging the Russian to step into the boxing ring for a fight which the American estimates could earn him 200million US dollars (£152.6million).

Mayweather says his purse for the

today 23:56
Latest news from Blackpool
today 23:56 Labour calls for equal provision of menopause clinics
today 23:56 Scottish economy ‘robust’ despite uncertainty over UK’s Brexit future
today 23:56 Majority of Scots support onshore wind energy – survey
today 23:56 Heathrow plans facial recognition points at check-in, bag drop and boarding
today 23:56 Prison scans all incoming mail in drugs crackdown
today 23:56 May calls for new EU sanctions regime to hit back at cyber attacks
today 23:56 Backlash from Brexiteers over possible delay to final EU departure
today 23:56 Floyd Mayweather challenges Khabib Nurmagomedov to swap octagon for boxing ring
today 23:56 Hundreds of vintage cars will be trailing around the county this November
today 22:53 May calls for courage, trust and leadership to find Brexit deal
today 22:53 Mother tells inquest of ‘horror’ as son died after sepsis not spotted
today 22:53 May ‘ready to consider’ delaying Britain’s transition out of EU
today 22:53 May ‘ready to consider’ delaying Britain’s transition out of EU
today 22:53 Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea
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today 22:53 CCTV appeal for Barrow assault
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yesterday 21:50 Prosecutors disclose more alleged misconduct by Weinstein probe detective
yesterday 21:50 Prime Minister ‘ready to consider’ extending UK’s transition out of EU
yesterday 21:50 Teenager baked grandfather’s ashes into biscuits, say police
yesterday 21:50 Children from special needs school involved in bus crash
yesterday 21:50 Ronnie O’Sullivan claims 15th maximum break of career at English Open
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yesterday 20:47 Scotland’s conscientious objectors remembered through father’s letter to baby
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yesterday 20:47 Corbyn calls for Saudi arms sales suspension amid journalist’s disappearance
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yesterday 20:47 Tom Curran describes winning return to England as ‘so, so good’
yesterday 19:44 Turkish forensic teams search Saudi consul’s home in Khashoggi case
yesterday 19:44 Woman hurt after man ‘falls from height’ at Stratford Westfield shopping centre
yesterday 19:44 Twitter releases election meddling data
yesterday 19:44 Victory tastes sweet as England triumph in Kandy
yesterday 18:41 Third day of disruption possible at Paddington
yesterday 18:41 Airport and trams hit by Edinburgh power cut
yesterday 18:41 Teenager ‘used car as weapon’ before running women over, court told
yesterday 18:41 Government defeats bid to force ministers to publish analysis of UC impact
yesterday 18:41 Disabled benefit claimants to share £1.67bn as scale of underpayment is revealed
yesterday 18:41 Man charged after fatal stabbing of man in Wishaw
yesterday 18:41 Tom Curran and Adil Rashid restrict Sri Lanka to set modest target
yesterday 18:41 Crewe insist ‘all procedures followed’ over safeguarding issue
yesterday 18:41 Rochdale’s Joe Thompson hopes others can draw strength from his story
yesterday 17:38 Campaigners warn over cladding threat to high-rise blocks
yesterday 17:38 World-leading subsea training facility goes into administration
yesterday 17:38 Universal Credit a ‘vehicle for austerity’ that must be stopped, ministers told
yesterday 17:38 Rail disruption at Paddington as test train damages overhead wires
yesterday 17:38 MP’s aide overseeing election spending was considered an ‘idiot’, court told
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