Westmorland Gazette

Best seabird breeding season for Outer Hebrides island since 2000

The island of Mingulay in the Outer Hebrides has had its best seabird breeding season since 2000, according to new figures.

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) said 2017 has been a “bumper year” for razorbills and guillemots.

In fact, the population of guillemots ...

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Missing teen Gaia Pope’s father says her epilepsy may make finding her harder

The father of a missing teenager fears her epilepsy may have played a part in her disappearance as searches to find her continue.

Richard Sutherland said his daughter Gaia Pope had been warned by doctors that she was at risk of sudden death from epilepsy.

The 19-year-old ...

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Donald Tusk sets December deadline for UK to make Brexit talks progress

European Council president Donald Tusk has set a deadline of the start of December for Britain to make further movement on its Brexit divorce bill and the future of the Irish border.

Speaking after talks with Theresa May in Sweden, Mr Tusk said the EU has completed the internal work ...

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Donald Tusk sets December deadline for UK to make Brexit talks progress

European Council president Donald Tusk has set a deadline of the start of December for Britain to make further movement on its Brexit divorce bill and the future of the Irish border.

Speaking after talks with Theresa May in Sweden, Mr Tusk said the EU has completed the internal work ...

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Red squirrel picture wins Lindale man wildlife photography competition

THIS charming photo of a red squirrel, taken by Andy Nayler of Lindale near Grange-over-Sands, has won a wildlife photography competition run by Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Mr Nayler's photo was judged overall winner of the trust’s calendar competition, and selected as the cover image ...

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OBITUARY: Soldier, 96, who survived death railway fell in love with Lakes

FAMILY and friends travelled from far and wide to attend the funeral of a familiar Lake District figure known for walking in Windermere and Bowness.

Claude Kirwood Litton Ledger , of The Firs, Kendal Road, Bowness, passed away aged 96, and his funeral and gathering afterwards at ...

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: If we want to catch Man City we must win every game

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea must win every remaining Premier League game to beat Manchester City to the title.

On Saturday the Blues go to West Brom, where the title was secured in May in Conte’s first season as boss, with a deficit of nine points to Pep Guardiola’s City ...

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Wales’ young players urged to seize chance to impress against Georgia

Wales’ new kids on the block have been challenged to grasp their chance in Saturday’s Principality Stadium clash against Georgia.

Head coach Warren Gatland has made 14 changes from the side beaten by Australia last weekend, with four players handed first Test match starts and ...

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Helicopter and aircraft collision in mid-air results in ‘number of casualties’

A mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft has resulted in a “number of casualties”.

Locator map – helicopter and aircraft involved in a mid-air collision near Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire pic.twitter.com/M9rQOoDOw1

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South Lakeland a safe place for bathers, report finds

SOUTH Lakeland has been recognised as one of the safest places to swim in the country.

Water quality at every designated bathing water location in South Lakeland has been rated ‘excellent’ for a fourth consecutive year by government inspectors.

Officials from the ...

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Police inquiry into Newby Bridge card thefts

Police are investigating three burglaries that occurred at a south Lakes hotel.

The incidents occurred on the same day, where bank cards were stolen from the Swan Hotel in Newby Bridge.

Police would like to speak to the man pictured in CCTV footage in connection with the ...

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Slice of the Lakes in Japanese pop-up cafe

A SLICE of quintessentially British life was provided to appreciative Japanese customers by a Grasmere cafe.

Alison Walker from Baldry's Grasmere was invited to open up a pop-up replica of her much-loved Lake District establishment as part of a British themed week in Tokyo.

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Eddie Jones: Michael Cheika should take up issues with referee rather than media

Eddie Jones has criticised Australia for seeking to influence referee Ben O’Keeffe through the media.

Jones was responding to claims made by Michael Cheika that England deliberately target the half-backs with late tackles and will attempt to “bully” the Wallabies in ...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba ready to return for Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba will return to the Manchester United squad for the match against Newcastle on Saturday.

Striker Ibrahimovic has not played since suffering career-threatening cruciate knee ligament damage in April, since when he has left the club and rejoined. Star ...

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Helicopter and aircraft in mid-air collision over Buckinghamshire

A helicopter and an aircraft have been involved in a mid-air collision over Buckinghamshire.

Both of the aircraft are understood to have come from Wycombe Air Park and collided near Waddesdon shortly after midday.

Firefighters currently assisting other emergency ...

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Irish premier demands commitment over ‘hard border’ issue

Irish premier Leo Varadkar has demanded a commitment that there will be no return to a “hard border” between Northern Ireland and the Republic in a fresh clash with Theresa May over Brexit.

Attending a European summit in Sweden, the Taoiseach made clear the Brexit negotiations ...

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Irish premier demands commitment over ‘hard border’ issue

Irish premier Leo Varadkar has demanded a commitment that there will be no return to a “hard border” between Northern Ireland and the Republic in a fresh clash with Theresa May over Brexit.

Attending a European summit in Sweden, the Taoiseach made clear the Brexit negotiations ...

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Robert Mugabe makes public appearance as pressure to quit builds

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, attending a graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare.

His appearance came as the military announced “significant progress” on talks for his ...

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EU chiefs push Theresa May to say clearly how much UK will pay in ‘divorce bill’

Theresa May has been urged by European Union leaders to spell out how much the UK will pay Brussels in a so-called divorce bill in order to secure progress on trade talks.

The Prime Minister repeated her promise that the UK will “honour our commitments” to the European Union as ...

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Joey Carbery backed to show Ireland the way forward

Rookie fly-half Joey Carbery is already bossing Ireland around the field, according to new captain Rhys Ruddock.

Flanker Ruddock insisted the captain’s run should be renamed “Joey’s run” in paying tribute to the 22-year-old’s impressive authority that flies in the face of ...

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Jurgen Klopp ‘feeling good’ after returning to work at Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he “feels really good” on his return to work after he was admitted to hospital earlier this week.

The German underwent a series of checks before being discharged on Wednesday evening.

“I feel really good. I am 50 now – maybe ...

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