Westmorland Gazette

Illegal air pollution levels endangering health of London children

Tens of thousands of children in a quarter of all London’s schools are exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that can cause permanent damage to their health, a study has found.

Pupils at 802 of the capital’s schools, including a third of nurseries, are routinely breathing ...

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Rail operators accused of ‘smokescreen’ to prevent passenger compensation claims

Train companies are failing to properly inform passengers about their rights, a consumer group has claimed.

Operators are using industry-wide terms and conditions as a “smokescreen” to stop delayed travellers claiming compensation for expenses including missed flights, taxi ...

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Transport Secretary urges buyers to think twice about opting for diesel

Drivers should think long and hard before buying a diesel car, the Transport Secretary has said.

Chris Grayling suggested motorists should consider buying a low-emission vehicle rather than spending their money on a diesel.

His intervention follows reports the Government is ...

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Suspect was paid for ‘prank’ attack on Kim’s half-brother

The Indonesian suspect in the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother was paid 90 dollars (£72) to help carry out the attack involving VX nerve agent, said Indonesia’s deputy ambassador to Malaysia.

But deputy ambassador Andriano Erwin repeated Siti ...

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LETTER: We need to bring about a more balanced planet

NEWLY-ELECTED U.S. President Trump’s ‘America first’ policy is, by definition, isolationist.

Despite his campaign warnings, the reality of the change in outlook seems to have thrown much of the rest of the world off-balance and scrambling to decide how to react, a shift that ...

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LETTER: The days when chemists had their own libraries

BOOTS the chemist once had subscription libraries within their stores. They were extremely popular and operated very successfully from 1899-1966.

In their heyday they had more than a million subscribers. Grange-over-Sands, Windermere and Kendal were all home to a branch of Boots ...

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Walker rescued after suffering a broken ankle

A WALKER with a broken ankle was rescued from the shore near Jenny Browns point at Silverdale yesterday afternoon.

Two teams from Bay Search and Rescue and Arnside and South Lakes Coastguard Rescue Team were deployed.

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Delays expected to train services due to speed restriction

RAIL passengers should expect delays in all train services until midday tomorrow.

Trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines due to a speed restriction between Oxenholme Lake District and Penrith.

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Jodie Foster joins rally against Trump travel ban

Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster told demonstrators it is “our time to resist” as she joined a rally opposing US president Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban, two days before the Academy Awards.

She spoke to demonstrators gathered outside the Beverly Hills headquarters ...

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New tenants at one of Kendal’s oldest pubs

THE new tenants of one of Kendal's oldest pubs have celebrated a lively reopening of the premises.

Tony Greenwood has taken over the running of the Old Fleece Inn, on Highgate, with wife Clare, two of her sons, Alfie and Joey, and her mother Lynda Whitehead.

They moved ...

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Ryan Palmer and Wesley Bryan share halfway lead at Honda Classic

Ryan Palmer and Wesley Bryan are the joint leaders at the halfway stage of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach.

Palmer, chasing a fourth PGA Tour title, shot a five-under-par 65, with Bryan going round in two more, as both sit on nine under after the opening two rounds.

Palmer struck ...

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New tenants at one of Kendal’s oldest pubs

THE new tenants of one of Kendal's oldest pubs have celebrated a lively reopening of the premises.

Tony Greenwood has taken over the running of the Old Fleece Inn, on Highgate, with wife Clare, two of her sons, Alfie and Joey, and her mother Lynda Whitehead.

They moved ...

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GARDENING: the cleaner and tidier the pruning procedure the better

WINTER flowering shrubs are among our most cherished garden plants and include some of my personal favourites, writes TOM ATTWOOD.

These include Skimmia ‘Kew Green,’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida,’ and Chimonanthus praecox with it’s waxy flowers and spicy fragrance. The ...

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Labour ‘further from power than any time in my life’, says David Miliband

Labour under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership is further from power than any time in the last 50 years, David Miliband has said.

As Mr Corbyn made clear he is determined to continue as Labour leader despite a humiliating defeat in the Copeland by-election, Mr Miliband said he was ...

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Anger as Trump’s press chief bars UK news outlets from White House briefing

Donald Trump’s press secretary has barred news organisations, including the BBC, from a White House press briefing.

The Guardian and The Daily Mail were also blocked from the meeting on Friday in a move that has angered supporters of a free press’s role in a ...

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Squatters near Buckingham Palace braced for eviction over ‘security risk’

Squatters shacked up in a grand building metres away from Buckingham Palace are gearing themselves up for the looming prospect of eviction.

Activists were branded a possible risk to the Queen’s security for occupying the seven-storey property on Buckingham Gate, in the shadow of the ...

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Why Royal Mint took full English fry-up off pound coin menu

An engraving of a full English breakfast was considered to feature on the new £1 coin, the Royal Mint’s chief engraver has said.

Gordon Summers said the fry-up was one of the most popular of more than 6,000 entries in a nationwide competition to find a design to appear on the tails ...

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Three face slavery charges after raid on bunker cannabis farm

Three men have been charged with slavery offences after police discovered a cannabis farm in an underground nuclear bunker.

Martin Fillery, 45, Plamen Nguyen, 27, and Ross Winter, 30, will appear in court on Saturday accused of conspiracy to produce the Class B drug, Wiltshire Police ...

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Kawhi Leonard scores 21 points as Spurs topple Clippers

The San Antonio Spurs got back in the groove in the NBA with a 105-97 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Spurs had not played for nine days but had no problems in racking up a third success on the bounce, thanks to 21 points from Kawhi Leonard.

Kawhilights are back. Enjoy! ...

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In video: What you need to know ahead of the EFL final

Southampton are looking to win just their second ever major trophy as they meet Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday.

Saints upset the odds against United by winning the 1976 FA Cup, but Jose Mourinho’s men will be more than keen to keep the silverware for themselves.

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Kyle Edmund beaten by Milos Raonic in Delray Beach quarter-finals

Kyle Edmund is still waiting for his first victory over a top-10 player after Milos Raonic knocked him out of the Delray Beach Open quarter-finals.

The Brit had dreams of the biggest win of his career when he took the first set, but the Canadian, ranked fourth in the world, came back to ...

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