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Asian markets tumble again on virus fears

Asian stock markets plunged further on Friday owing to coronavirus fears, deepening a global rout after Wall Street endured its biggest one-day drop in nine years.

Tokyo’s benchmark plummeted by an unusually wide margin of 3.7%, and Seoul and Sydney dropped by more than 3%. Hong Kong ...

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Guests evacuated after boat at Disney World takes on water

A boat filled with guests at Walt Disney World in Florida had to be evacuated after it took on water.

No one was hurt in the incident, and the passengers on board the Jungle Cruise boat got off the vessel safely after firefighters at the resort were called to the scene, according to Disney ...

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Officials on both sides of Irish border on alert after first Covid-19 case

Health officials on both sides of the border are on alert following the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland on Thursday evening.

The adult patient had returned from northern Italy, travelling from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride ...

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Illegal metal detectorists ‘robbing us of our past’ at English Heritage sites

English Heritage has asked members of the public to help stop a rise in illegal metal detecting at its ancient sites.

The field used in the Battle of Hastings in 1066 is among the locations, including medieval castles and Roman forts, which have been targeted by illegal detecting, known as ...

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LA Lakers make it seven in a row with victory over Golden State Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers cemented their spot on top of the Western Conference with an emphatic 116-86 win over the Golden State Warriors.

Anthony Davis scored 23 for LA, who won their seventh straight game, while Kyle Kuzma added 18.

The Warriors, still without the injured Stephen ...

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Emile Heskey chased down street as child in racist incident

Former England striker Emile Heskey revealed he once got chased down the street by a man shouting racist abuse at him, but says he was never targeted in English football grounds.

Heskey, who retired in 2016, was a young academy player at Leicester when a fan accosted him outside the ...

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Football rumours from the media

The Chelsea squad could be subject to a shake-up over the summer, with the Sun reporting that Frank Lampard will lead a clear-out at Stamford Bridge which could see Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jorginho and Ross Barkley heading for the exit.

Sticking with Chelsea, and the Daily Mirror reports that ...

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Japan sends vice justice minister to Lebanon on Ghosn case

A Japanese vice minister for justice is heading to Lebanon for talks on the case of former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn.

Mr Ghosn fled Japan for his home country in December while awaiting trial on four charges of financial misconduct.

Justice Minister Masako Mori said that she was ...

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Greta Thunberg’s rise to fame

Environment activist Greta Thunberg will appear today in Bristol for a climate strike set to involve thousands of people. Here is a rundown on the Swedish teenager’s stunning rise to fame.

– She was born Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg on January 3, 2003, in Stockholm, to ...

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Air ambulance scrambled after man gets into dire straits in Cumbria

THE FULL force of the emergency services swung into action to help a man in dire difficulties.

A Great North Air Ambulance, an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, an advanced paramedic and the Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team all responded to a may day call at Skelwith ...

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Cumbrian community group puts out call for footie players

A CUMBRIAN community group is on the look out for people with Down's Syndrome who are interested a free footie event in Birmingham.

Diff-Ability, a community interest company, is looking for players aged 13 or over, of any ability or gender, who'd like to attend the DSActive ...

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LETTERS: Concern over car park at Cartmel Racecourse

CAR parks are provided to get vehicles off the streets so to avoid congestion and for safe parking; as such, providing a public service.

Unfortunately the management company controlling the Cartmel Racecourse car park appears to be more interested in profits rather than providing a ...

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CAMERA CLUB: Herdwicks at Torver Common among this week's chosen photos

THESE are the Camera Club photographs which feature in this week's edition of the Gazette.

To join the Camera Club search for 'The Westmorland Gazette Camera Club' on Facebook and send a request to join the group.

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University of Salford's Emergency dance tour returns to Kendal Brewery Arts Centre

EMERGENCY will return to Kendal as part of their new 2020 tour.

The postgraduate Joss Arnott dance company from the University of Salford will be back with two new sets of work for the public and a reimagining of one of their most acclaimed productions. The performance will be on ...

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IN THIS WEEK: What was the Gazette reporting on 100, 50 and 25 years ago?

In this week in the Gazette - 100, 50 and 25 years ago:

100 YEARS AGO - 1920

THERE were frequent circular flights of passengers in the aeroplane from Grange over Lindale. The views must have been superb. To the observer from Lindale, the machine seemed to fly very smoothly ...

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Arnside sets new bus schedule

FROM March 2, 2020 there will be three bus routes available to Arnside residents.

The revised timetable for the 552 service to Kendal on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only will leave Arnside post office at 9.30 and arrive at Kendal, Morrisons at 10.30. The return journey will ...

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Antiques Roadshow to visit Windermere

THE Antiques Roadshow is coming to the South Lakes.

The long-running BBC show will visit Windermere Jetty on Tuesday, June 9.

First broadcast in 1979, Antiques Roadshow is one of the broadcaster’s most popular programmes.

The show’s presenter, Fiona ...

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CAMERA CLUB: This week's chosen photos feature rays of sun over Coniston Old Man

THESE are the photographs by our Camera Club members to feature in this week's edition of the Gazette.

To join the Camera Club search for 'The Westmorland Gazette Camera Club' on Facebook and send a request to join the group.

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Probe under way into Milnthorpe school 'assault'

AN investigation is under way into an alleged assault at a South Lakeland school.

The Gazette understands the incident occurred at Dallam School, a mixed comprehensive in Milnthorpe.

A spokesman for the school has since assured parents any “issues between ...

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Players need to put Europa League defeat behind them, says Arsenal boss Arteta

Mikel Arteta has called on his Arsenal players to “keep fighting” for the remainder of the season after they were sensationally dumped out of the Europa League by Olympiakos.

The Gunners lost on away goals as Youssef El Arabi scored in the final minute of extra-time to give the ...

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Solskjaer full of praise for Ighalo after Europa League success

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described Odion Ighalo as a “natural striker” after the on-loan Nigerian scored his first Manchester United goal in the Europa League drubbing of Club Brugge.

With Anthony Martial missing out through injury, Ighalo was given his first start since his ...

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