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Don't be tempted to visit Lakes this weekend - health chiefs warn

CUMBRIAN health chiefs have united to add their voices to what is now the nation’s life-saving battle-cry: “Stay at home.”

More than any other single action, as Cumbria braces itself for the inevitable peak in Covid-19 infections in the weeks ahead, taking that

yesterday 11:50
'You find yourself trapped': A first-hand account of supermarket shopping in Kendal

A CONTROLLED method of dealing with social distancing was clear from the get-go on my weekly shop at Asda in Kendal.

When I approached the entrance there was a team of security guarding the front like it was an army encampment.

I was told “grab your trolley and take

yesterday 07:38
'You find yourself trapped': A first-hand account of supermarket shopping in Kendal

A CONTROLLED method of dealing with social distancing was clear from the get-go on my weekly shop at Asda in Kendal.

When I approached the entrance there was a team of security guarding the front like it was an army encampment.

I was told “grab your trolley and take

yesterday 05:32
Home at last: Kendal sisters who were stranded in Dubai return to UK

TWO emergency service workers from Kendal who found themselves stranded in Dubai amid the coronavirus outbreak have now returned home.

Nurse Rosie Addison, 25, and sister Jenny, 28, a police officer, had a ‘rescue flight’ arranged for them and arrived back home on

2020-04-03 09:29
Home at last: Kendal sisters who were stranded in Dubai return to UK

TWO emergency service workers from Kendal who found themselves stranded in Dubai amid the coronavirus outbreak have now returned home.

Nurse Rosie Addison, 25, and sister Jenny, 28, a police officer, had a ‘rescue flight’ arranged for them and arrived back home on

2020-04-03 07:23
South Lakeland District Council agree carbon neutrality targets

South Lakeland District Council has agreed a major leap forward in its fight to tackle climate change.

SLDC's Cabinet members were asked on Wednesday March 18 to recommend to the council a policy which would commit the authority to achieving net carbon neutrality by 2030.

2020-04-03 06:20
Lives at risk as deliberate fire rages

FIREFIGHTERS have warned landowners not to start fires in these ‘challenging and unprecedented times’.

Three fire crews from Ulverston and Millom, a wildfire unit, Landrover and a fire manager were called to Kirkby Moor outside Ulverston at 12.20pm on Monday.

2020-04-02 15:38
Stranded Ambleside farmer flies across world to help dad's coronavirus recovery after generous gift

A FARM worker who was desperately trying to leave New Zealand to help his dad who has coronavirus has managed to get a flight home with a bit of help from The Westmorland Gazette.

William Irvine had been refused flights amid the worldwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020-04-02 07:14
Free school meals replaced with weekly £15 meal voucher - how to claim it

Children across England who normally receive free school meals will be given a £15 supermarket voucher while schools are shut during the coronavirus pandemic.

Here's everything you need to know.

How will the vouchers work?

As reported by Schools Week, the

2020-04-01 08:08
Kendal private Sunnybrow nursery vows to reopen as soon as possible

SUNNYBROW Day care in Kendal will be forced to close as of today due to issues arising due to the Coronavirus.

The nursery has issued a statement explaining the decision.

“We wish to clarify that the present closure of the nursery is only temporary measure during the

2020-04-01 07:05
Boris Johnson to chair cabinet by videolink as he self-isolates

Boris Johnson will chair a meeting of his Cabinet by videolink as he continues to self-isolate in Downing Street after testing positive for coronavirus, amid growing pressure to get more protective equipment to health workers.

The Prime Minister has faced heavy criticism over

2020-03-31 10:05
Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Cumbria rises to 340

There has been almost a 50 per cent rise in just a few days in the number of people being treated for coronavirus in England's hospitals, according to new figures.

Sir Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said on Friday that more than 6,200 patients were in hospital with

2020-03-31 07:59
Chinese takeaway's food hygiene rated zero

A CHINESE takeaway has been found to be in major need for improvements in hygiene following a recent report.

The Silver Mountain on Highgate in Kendal was rated a zero by food hygiene inspectors.

The inspection of the premises took place on February 12 of this year.

2020-03-30 07:50
Specific hours for the needy

SUPERMARKETS across the country are doing their bit to help the elderly and vulnerable throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

In particular, many superstore chairs have set up dedicated hours for these groups to shop when other customers are not in store.

Here's a list of the

2020-03-29 08:44
Transport leaders in the North tell public to leave trains for 'key' workers

TRANSPORT for the North, rail operating companies, Network Rail, and the British Transport Police have joined forces to call for the region's railways to be kept free for essential travel only.

With recent days having seen people use railways to take trips to beauty spots for

2020-03-28 07:59
Kendal groups invited to apply for cash to support bereaved youngsters

ORGANISATIONS in Kendal can now apply for grants of up to £10,000 for projects to help young people support each other during bereavement.

Grants are available through the Co-op Foundation’s #iwill Fund - a £40m joint investment from The National Lottery Community

2020-03-27 08:53
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Scotland’s chief medical officer pictured visiting second home

Scotland’s chief medical officer (CMO) has been photographed visiting her family’s second home in Fife during the coronavirus pandemic, despite herself issuing advice to stay at home.

Photos of Dr Catherine Calderwood and her family near a coastal retreat in Earlsferry were

today 00:26
Donald Trump warns US poised for ‘a lot of death’ in coming week

The US is heading into what could be its “toughest” week as coronavirus cases swell nationwide, Donald Trump has said.

In a sombre start to his daily briefing on the pandemic, the president said: “There will be a lot of death, unfortunately. There will be

today 00:26
Charity appeals for donations to help elderly cope during Covid-19 pandemic

An emergency fundraising appeal has been launched by a charity for the elderly as it experiences an “unprecedented demand” for help.

Age Scotland recently reported the number of people contacting them had increased ten-fold due to the Covid-19 crisis, with numbers rising from

today 00:26
Oxygen incident forces hospital to block patients

A Hertfordshire hospital declared a critical incident and told people not to attend after a technical issue with oxygen equipment.

Watford General hospital asked people to stay away following the incident, which they said did not pose any risk to patients.

West Hertfordshire

today 00:26
When will the UK lockdown end and what needs to happen before then?

The UK is preparing to enter its third week in lockdown, with people instructed to stay at home to curb the spread of coronavirus.

But how long is it likely to last and who will decide when and how to end the restrictions?

– When will the UK end lockdown? 

It is not

today 23:23
Scotland’s chief medical officer pictured visiting second home

Scotland’s chief medical officer (CMO) has been photographed visiting her family’s second home in Fife during the coronavirus pandemic, despite herself issuing advice to stay at home.

Photos of Dr Catherine Calderwood and her family near a coastal retreat in Earlsferry were

today 23:23
Actress and author Patricia Bosworth dies aged 86

Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies of stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died aged 86 after contracting coronavirus.

Bosworth’s stepdaughter Fia Hatsav told The New York Times that pneumonia brought

today 22:20
Queen to acknowledge nation’s ‘pain’ in address about coronavirus crisis

The Queen will use her address to the nation to recognise the pain felt by many families living through this “time of disruption” caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

In her televised message, which will be broadcast on Sunday evening, the head of state will also personally

today 22:20
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today 00:26 Scotland’s chief medical officer pictured visiting second home
today 00:26 Donald Trump warns US poised for ‘a lot of death’ in coming week
today 00:26 Charity appeals for donations to help elderly cope during Covid-19 pandemic
today 00:26 Oxygen incident forces hospital to block patients
today 23:23 When will the UK lockdown end and what needs to happen before then?
today 23:23 Scotland’s chief medical officer pictured visiting second home
today 22:20 Actress and author Patricia Bosworth dies aged 86
today 22:20 Queen to acknowledge nation’s ‘pain’ in address about coronavirus crisis
today 22:20 Sir Keir Starmer to work with ministers on coronavirus and rectify ‘mistakes’
today 22:20 PFA says players’ 30 per cent wage cut will cost government over £200million
today 22:20 Russell reveals contact with Townsend and hopes for Scotland return
today 22:20 Dad builds lockdown bowling machine using golf trolley for cricket-mad son
yesterday 21:17 Pentonville Prison staff member dies after suffering Covid-19 symptoms
yesterday 21:17 Pentonville Prison staff member dies after suffering Covid-19 symptoms
yesterday 21:17 ‘Lower compliance’ to lockdown among young, warns Michael Gove
yesterday 21:17 Sir Keir Starmer promises to tackle anti-Semitism in the Labour Party
yesterday 21:17 Lord Armstrong of Ilminster dies aged 93
yesterday 21:17 Two Pentonville Prison staff members die with Covid-19 symptoms
yesterday 21:17 PFA says Premier League stars want to help but stresses implications of pay cuts
yesterday 21:17 PFA says players’ 30 per cent wage cut will cost government over £200million
yesterday 21:17 Four peaks Lake District challenge for Children's Liver Disease Foundation finished in the nick of time
yesterday 20:14 British nationals trapped on cruise ship return to UK
yesterday 20:14 Birmingham Nightingale hospital work ‘accelerated’ as Midlands death toll rises
yesterday 20:14 ‘Lower compliance’ to lockdown among young, warns Michael Gove
yesterday 20:14 PFA says Premier League stars want to help but stresses implications of pay cuts
yesterday 19:11 Ventilators are being made and brought in for the NHS, Michael Gove says
yesterday 19:11 Ventilators are being made and brought in for the NHS, Michael Gove says
yesterday 19:11 Knifeman kills two in attack on passers-by in France
yesterday 19:11 Hospital declares critical incident after oxygen equipment ‘technical issue’
yesterday 19:11 Hospital declares critical incident after oxygen equipment ‘technical issue’
yesterday 19:11 Victoria Beckham praises ‘inspiring’ group of NHS workers after video call
yesterday 19:11 A garden marathon and a trim for Cristiano – what sports stars did on Saturday
yesterday 19:11 Rare action sees Istiklol come from behind to retain Super Cup in Tajikistan
yesterday 18:08 Ventilators a key weapon in fight against coronavirus
yesterday 18:08 Ventilators a key weapon in fight against coronavirus
yesterday 18:08 Coronavirus survivor given guard of honour as he is discharged from hospital
yesterday 18:08 Coronavirus survivor given guard of honour as he is discharged from hospital
yesterday 18:08 New Covid-19 cases ‘stabilised’ but do not be complacent, health chief warns
yesterday 18:08 Carrie Symonds ‘on the mend’ after suffering Covid-19 symptoms
yesterday 18:08 Liverpool the latest Premier League club to furlough non-playing staff members
yesterday 18:08 Liverpool the latest Premier League club to furlough non-playing staff members
yesterday 18:08 Carragher and Collymore blast Liverpool for furloughing non-playing staff
yesterday 18:08 Bryant posthumously inducted into Hall of Fame
yesterday 18:08 Bin man reveals how collections have changed because of coronavirus
yesterday 18:08 Coronavirus: Boris Johnson's pregnant partner Carrie Symonds has had symptoms of coronavirus
yesterday 17:05 Coronavirus: Health worker testing starts in NI as eight more deaths of patients recorded
yesterday 17:05 Glasgow Airport turns car park into coronavirus testing facility for NHS staff
yesterday 17:05 Pet fostering takes off in US as coronavirus keeps people at home
yesterday 17:05 Timeline of sport’s response to coronavirus on Saturday, April 4
yesterday 17:05 Kenny takes over from McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager
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today 23:02 Five London bus workers die with coronavirus amid calls for more safety measures
today 23:02 Queen hopes coronavirus crisis will prove ‘this generation as strong as any’
today 23:02 Two prison workers die after suffering coronavirus symptoms
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today 23:02 Coronavirus in animals: Highly likely bats DID start the coronavirus pandemic - expert
today 23:02 Queen's coronavirus plea to Britain: 'Let future generations know we're as strong as ANY'
today 22:14 Show typical British resolve, Queen to tell nation amid coronavirus outbreak
yesterday 21:59 Coronavirus: Parks busy despite lockdown as many head out to enjoy the sun The government had been nervous that people would not be able to resist warmer weather and head outside despite the lockdown.
yesterday 21:59 Coronavirus: Queen hopes crisis will prove 'this generation is as strong as any' The Queen will address the nation about the coronavirus crisis in a rare special address from Windsor Castle.
yesterday 21:59 UK coronavirus death rate ‘clearly steeper than Italy’
yesterday 21:59 Vladimir Putin coronavirus cover-up:Arrested doctor grills Putin for 'causing all of this'
yesterday 21:59 Type 2 diabetes symptoms: The coronavirus-like symptom to watch out for
yesterday 21:08 Appeal to find missing Stephen Brown, 67, last seen in Hessle
yesterday 21:08 Mum names twins Corona and Covid to mark coronavirus lockdown
yesterday 20:56 Coronavirus: LGBT+ charity says young people should 'pause' coming out in lockdown Coming out can put young people at risk of homelessness - a quarter of the UK's young homeless population identify as LGBT+.
yesterday 20:56 Coronavirus: Michael Gove admits 'nature' of Universal Credit may need to change Nearly a million people have been forced to sign up for the unemployment benefit due to the coronavirus pandemic.
yesterday 20:56 Brendan O'Carroll wife: Jennifer Gibney reveals hobby Mrs Brown’s Boys couple escape with
yesterday 20:56 Matt Lucas feud: Inside the seven year feud with David Walliams
yesterday 20:56 PFA hit out at Matt Hancock over Premier League player wage cut demand in strong statement
yesterday 20:56 The FCA propose three month holidays extend to credit cards – expert calls for more
yesterday 20:05 James Scott breaks silence on 'cruel' injury, rehabilitation with Tom Eaves and joining Hull City
yesterday 20:05 James Scott breaks silence on 'cruel' injury, rehabilitation with Tom Eaves and joining Hull City
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yesterday 19:53 Coronavirus: Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds has had symptoms of coronavirus The 32-year-old advised other expectant parents to keep up to date with relevant guidance from experts.
yesterday 19:53 PS Plus April 2020: PS4 free games update ahead of PlayStation Plus release
yesterday 19:53 Brexit humiliation: Trump's warning of EU downfall exposed - 'will come back to bite you!'
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yesterday 19:53 Tom Jones wife: How Linda reacted to husband’s affairs - ‘She punched and shouted’
yesterday 19:53 NASA news: Mars 2020 rover is fitted with wheels as NASA readies for July launch
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yesterday 19:53 ISA warning: Tomorrow is the last day that allowances can be used before resetting
yesterday 19:53 BBC's Laura Kuenssberg exposes 'brutal' backlash against Boris Johnson over coronavirus
yesterday 19:05 UK coronavirus death rate to stay high top medic says, as toll passes 4,300
yesterday 18:56 Starmer's win is a defeat, but our movement is not beaten
yesterday 18:50 Coronavirus: Police block entrance to hospital after oxygen supply problems Watford General Hospital tells patients to stay away and declares a critical incident after discovering a technical issue.
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