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Former South Lakeland councillor dies aged 86

A FORMER district councillor and active member of life in South Lakeland has died aged 86.

Frank Hodson, who represented the Burneside Ward at South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) between 2003 and 2011, wrote a detailed obituary of his life prior to his death from natural causes.

yesterday 12:14
Cave rescue organisation has its busiest year

THE Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) had its busiest ever year in 2019.

Volunteers attended 102 call-outs and members provided assistance to 90 walkers, nine cavers, six fell runners, three climbers and one paraglider pilot.

They also went to the aid of five

yesterday 05:56
Account manager who stole from Kendal store ordered to pay back £14,000

A MAN who stole £45,000 worth of goods while working at Kendal’s Currys PC World has been told to surrender ill-gotten gains totalling more than £14,000.

Joshua Nicholson, 25, was given an immediate 18-month jail term in August last year for a stealing spree

2020-01-17 20:23
Norman Holloway's Kendal quiz: Where is it and what is it?

NORMAN Holloway's picture in the Gazette on January 9, 2020 showed the large letter “B” underneath the clock on Kendal Town Hall.

This recognised the Bindloss family's £100,000 contribution towards the cost of extending the town hall, in 1893.

The

2020-01-17 19:20
LETTER: Concerned for friends at risk of flooding

IN KENDAL, groundwater flooding accounted for a high percentage of wrecked homes and lives - even along Aynam Road where the water came up through the floor long before the river broke its banks.

Reading that it is the responsibility of residents to seal cellars and basements

2020-01-17 19:20
LETTER: Concerned for friends at risk of flooding

IN KENDAL, groundwater flooding accounted for a high percentage of wrecked homes and lives - even along Aynam Road where the water came up through the floor long before the river broke its banks.

Reading that it is the responsibility of residents to seal cellars and basements

2020-01-17 19:20
Verbal warnings given to suspected beggars in Kendal

VERBAL warnings were given to four men suspected of begging at lunchtime in Kendal today.

Officers attended Highgate at around 12.50pm to deal with the incident.

A Cumbria Constabulary spokesman said: "Officers have a number of options to deal with suspected begging

2020-01-17 18:17
Graduate’s swim death sparks concern for open water safety in the Lakes

CONCERNS over the dangers of open water swimming in the Lake District have been prompted following the inquest of a young man who lost his life in Ullswater.

Bryxzel Galeon, 21, died after getting into difficulty while swimming in the lake with his younger brother, Aixzyl on August

2020-01-17 14:05
South Cumbrian woman's relief as cop is sacked after secret sex trysts

A BARROW woman has spoken of her relief after a police panel believed her and sacked the cop who was seeing her while on duty.

Barrow-based PC Matt Simpson admitted engaging in a casual relationship between 2014 and 2016 after meeting online.

PC Simpson, 29, insisted

2020-01-17 13:02
South Cumbrian woman's relief as cop is sacked after secret sex trysts

A BARROW woman has spoken of her relief after a police panel believed her and sacked the cop who was seeing her while on duty.

Barrow-based PC Matt Simpson admitted engaging in a casual relationship between 2014 and 2016 after meeting online.

PC Simpson, 29, insisted

2020-01-17 13:02
Barrow woman's relief as cop is sacked after secret sex trysts

A BARROW woman has spoken of her relief after a police panel believed her and sacked the cop who was seeing her while on duty.

Barrow-based PC Matt Simpson admitted engaging in a casual relationship between 2014 and 2016 after meeting online.

PC Simpson, 29, insisted

2020-01-17 11:59
Barrow woman's relief as cop is sacked after secret sex trysts

A BARROW woman has spoken of her relief after a police panel believed her and sacked the cop who was seeing her while on duty.

Barrow-based PC Matt Simpson admitted engaging in a casual relationship between 2014 and 2016 after meeting online.

PC Simpson, 29, insisted

2020-01-17 11:59
Motorist drove at 125mph on motorway

A MOTORISTS who drove at speeds exceeding 100mph has been fined.

Andrew Carruthers, 20, of Amberfield, Burgh-by-Sands, pleaded guilty to driving an Audi A7 on the M6 southbound between junctions 45 and 44 at speeds exceeding 70mph.

At 10.18pm on September 18, 2019

2020-01-17 10:56
Dawn has the Wright stuff in Kendal pool tournament

DAWN Wright retained the Ladies Open Pool Trophy after she defeated Susan Piling 4-3 in a dramatic final at The Albion Snooker Club in Kendal.

The competition, which attracted a higher number of participants than expected, started off with a round robin group stage with both Wright

2020-01-17 07:47
Outdoor clothes and equipment swap at Ambleside shop

RETAIL shop Alpkit has organised a kit and clothes swap in collaboration with community group Wonderful Wild Woman.

The event is being held at the Alpkit store in Ambleside on January 30 at 6pm.

Everyone is welcome so if you have any items of outdoor gear or clothing that

2020-01-17 07:47
9 ways to brighten your home this winter

Chase away those winter blues and give your home a complete refresh with these local businesses.

A family run business est. 1957, we offer a full range of carpets, furniture and beds from leading quality brands with free local delivery! Our expert team, many of whom have

2020-01-17 03:35
Daily News
Duke and Duchess of Sussex choose personal freedom and walk away from monarchy

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have walked away from the monarchy after they had to choose between personal freedom and royal duty.

Harry and Meghan had wanted to remain as working royals, although not prominent members, and become financially independent – a dual role many

yesterday 21:41
Social media reacts to Harry and Meghan split from royal family

People took to social media to show their support or condemnation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

After days of crisis talks following Harry and Meghan’s announcement that they would be stepping back as senior royals, Buckingham Palace announced the pair will stop carrying out

yesterday 21:41
Harry and Meghan in numbers

Here’s a look at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in numbers:

2 – less working royals in the royal family. Harry and Meghan are bowing out of royal life completely. 2 – Homes in Canada and the UK – but they will spend most of their time in Canada.

2 –

yesterday 21:41
Harry and Meghan to change titles and no longer use HRH style like Diana

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to drop their HRH styles and become known as Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

It comes 24 years after Harry’s own mother was stripped of her HRH style, and her title becoming Diana, Princess of Wales following her

yesterday 21:41
Harry and Meghan to change titles and no longer use HRH style like Diana

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to drop their HRH styles and become known as Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

It comes 24 years after Harry’s own mother was stripped of her HRH style, and her title becoming Diana, Princess of Wales following her

yesterday 21:41
Saracens to be relegated from Premiership over salary cap breaches

Saracens will be relegated from the Gallagher Premiership at the end of this season following their salary cap breaches.

The Premiership title holders’ crashing fall from grace was confirmed by Premiership Rugby on Saturday.

Winners of four league titles in the last five years,

yesterday 21:41
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce celebrates ‘smash and grab’ win against Chelsea

Steve Bruce revelled in Newcastle’s “smash and grab” victory over Chelsea after Isaac Hayden’s last-gasp header eased them seven points clear of relegation trouble.

The Magpies had to withstand a storm at St James’ Park before Hayden, who had started the game

yesterday 21:41
LETTER: Sadness over dog attack on child

I WAS very sad to read in the Gazette about a German Shepherd dog biting and injuring a young girl (January 9, 'Girl, three, scarred for life after dog attack').

It is the more awful that it was a very young girl. The trauma and injury to the child and the anguish to the parents are

yesterday 21:41
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yesterday 21:41 Duke and Duchess of Sussex choose personal freedom and walk away from monarchy
yesterday 21:41 Social media reacts to Harry and Meghan split from royal family
yesterday 21:41 Harry and Meghan in numbers
yesterday 21:41 Harry and Meghan to change titles and no longer use HRH style like Diana
yesterday 21:41 Harry and Meghan to change titles and no longer use HRH style like Diana
yesterday 21:41 Saracens to be relegated from Premiership over salary cap breaches
yesterday 21:41 Newcastle boss Steve Bruce celebrates ‘smash and grab’ win against Chelsea
yesterday 21:41 LETTER: Sadness over dog attack on child
yesterday 21:41 South Lakes Eden boost
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yesterday 19:35 Harry and Meghan to change titles and no longer use HRH style
yesterday 19:35 Harry and Meghan: Key dates in the Megxit crisis
yesterday 19:35 Harry and Meghan to repay taxpayer costs of Frogmore Cottage renovation
yesterday 19:35 Harry and Meghan to repay taxpayer costs of Frogmore Cottage renovation
yesterday 19:35 Q&A: What is the latest in the Harry and Meghan crisis?
yesterday 19:35 Ex-SDP leader Lord Maclennan of Rogart dies
yesterday 19:35 Harry and Meghan to step back from royal duties and stop getting public funds
yesterday 19:35 We did everything we could to win – City boss Guardiola
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yesterday 19:35 Millwall condemn alleged homophobic chanting and launch investigation
yesterday 19:35 Saracens to be relegated at end of the season
yesterday 19:35 Saracens to be relegated at end of the season
yesterday 19:35 Hayden header nicks Newcastle win over Chelsea
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yesterday 18:59 Simon Grayson says Blackpool players can't afford to 'sulk' after they slip to another defeat, this time at Lincoln
yesterday 18:59 Countdown clock to be projected onto Number 10 to mark Brexit Day
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yesterday 18:32 Protesters try to prevent HS2 tree felling
yesterday 18:32 Driveway theft prompts frost warning for motorists as temperatures drop
yesterday 18:32 Moyes rues missed opportunity as Hammers share points with Everton
yesterday 18:32 Bess hopes five-wicket haul against South Africa is a sign of things to come
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yesterday 18:32 Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl wants pitchside monitors to review goals
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yesterday 18:32 LETTER: Litter in Kendal is our problem to deal with
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yesterday 17:29 Police fire tear gas at protesters in Beirut
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