News archive from 25 July 2017, page 4

Failure to cut alcohol use will 'cost lives' of Cumbrians

Today research showed that in the next five years more than 60,000 people will die from alcohol-related deaths. A study undertaken by Sheffield University predicts that liver cancer will kill the equivalent of 35 people a day unless urgent action is...

 

Cumbria police to raise awareness of child neglect as part of national campaign

Officers noted 307 offences between April 2015 and March this year, which include young children being left home alone, being assaulted and being left in the care of those under the influence of alcohol. The force is supporting a national campaign to...

 

South Cumbria school community delighted to gain £350,000 for building revamp

Penny Bridge CE Academy, Greenodd, has received the windfall from the Department for Education through the Condition Improvement Fund for academies. The funding will allow the school to build a new classroom, replace the roof, create a break out space...

 

Full steam ahead for gathering

Be it the mighty locomotives of yesteryear, or machines which fired industry, steam-powered engines rarely fail to impress. Enthusiasts are preparing for all things steam-related at this year's annual Cumbria Steam Gathering which is held this...

 

Sports spectacular in the Lakes this week

Ambleside Sports takes place at Rydal Park on Thursday. The day features junior and senior fell races, grass track cycling, junior track races, Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling for ladies, gents, and children and hound trailing, where the hounds...

 

Barrow woman's tragic 20-year battle with mental health

Lisa Ann Hucknall, from Barrow, was admitted to the Priory Hospital in Keighley, West Yorkshire, in December 2015. She had become agitated during her time away from Cumbria and repeatedly asked to return home. An inquest at Barrow Town Hall today...

 

Police issue security advice following spate of Cumbria farm burglaries

They are advising farmers to store property indoors wherever possible and keep doors and windows locked. Police also advise farmers to fit British Standard locks with strong locking bars to doors and windows. If padlocks are used make sure they are...

 

Thousands enjoy Taste Cumbria Summer Festival

Broughton chef Gary McCLure was among the big draws at the first Taste Cumbria Summer Festival to be held in Whitehaven last weekend. The festival saw the town packed with people as stalls and activities were held on King Street, Market Place and the...

 

Crowds flock to Coniston Country Fair

More than 50 trade stands and an extra 20 stalls in the craft marquee helped keep the crowds entertained on Sunday. Treasurer of Coniston Country Fair, Neil Salisbury, said: "This was a fitting tribute to Alan Wilson of Coniston Hall who passed...

 

It's show time for Ulverston agricultural event

Ulverston and North Lonsdale Show will offer a window on country life and the countryside when it takes place at Longrigg's Farm, Urswick, on Wednesday. The event falls in the first week of the school holidays and will host a range of attractions,...

 

Police appeal after double assault in Bowness

Cumbria Police said a man and a woman, both aged 21, were assaulted on Glebe Road, at around 3.30am yesterday. Police said the pair were assaulted following verbal abuse directed towards them by a group of males aged around 18. The man suffered a...

 

Get snapping in Lakes photo treasure hunt

Visitors to Bank Ground Farm, the Swallows and Amazons cafe and tea-room, the guest house and holiday cottages near Coniston will find treasure hunt cards in the farm shop. Eight locations in and around the farm and its grounds will be displayed and...

 

Royal visit pays tribute to Furness community and business

This morning Dalton and Ulverston played hosts to Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester as he paid a visit to the area. His one-day tour of the country saw the duke drop by community projects at the Dalton Community Centre, and get hands on with one of...

 

Multi-million pound deal for south Cumbria's innovators

The Innovation Agency, one of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks, will assess new technologies and developments from this part of the county as well as Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire. These could include digital technologies to help...

 

Eight vehicles damaged in Barrow

The incidents which took place in the Cecil Street area of Barrow, saw wing mirrors being pulled off and cars being dented. The suspects, who are believed to be average height and approximately 20 years old, had travelled along Jarrow Street,...

 


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