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Two men rescued from Cumbria mountains over weekend

DUDDON and Furness Mountain Rescue Team were called out twice this weekend to rescue two men.

Last updated 29 June 2015
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South Cumbria support team takes almost 23,500 calls

50078364B000 ALMOST 23,500 calls were taken by just 57 volunteers over the course of one year.

Last updated 25 June 2015
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South Cumbria church hopes to reuse graves for new burials

A0416539.jpg A CHURCH has applied to reuse an area of unmarked graves which are more than a century old as its churchyard nears capacity.

Last updated 18 June 2015
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Plan will 'destroy' Lake District scenery - campaign group

CAMPAIGN group Power Without Pylons has been opposing the plans, claiming it is not necessary to “destroy the wonderful scenery in and around the Lake District National Park in order to supply power to the country”. (1 comment)

Last updated 18 June 2015
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Call to close new South Cumbria kebab shop at school home time

A PROPOSED kebab shop could be forced to close for an hour every afternoon to prevent schoolchildren from eating ‘high calorie’ food.

Last updated 15 June 2015
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Housing plan could have cost Cumbria councillor her seat

A CONTROVERSIAL housing plan could have cost a councillor her seat, it has been claimed.

Last updated 2 June 2015
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Holker Garden Festival hailed a success

Holker Garden Festival 2015/50077475B001.jpg_063.jpg THE Holker Garden Festival was hailed a success as the weather brightened up and thousands of guests made their way through the showground. (1 comment)

Last updated 1 June 2015
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Celebrity Guest at Holker Garden Festival gave his top tips

Holker Garden Festival 2015/50077503B002 TELEVISION star and ethnobotanist James Wong was a guest at Holker Garden Festival and not only gave his horticultural expertise, but handed out prizes to the winners of the scarecrow competition.

Last updated 1 June 2015
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Car parked outside Lake District cottage is stolen

A MERCEDES car was stolen from outside a holiday cottage.

Last updated 1 June 2015
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Delays on A595 after two-car crash at Duddon Bridge

CUMBRIA police were called to a two-car crash on the A595 at Duddon Bridge last night.

Last updated 1 June 2015
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Gardening fans make a beeline for South Cumbria festival’s delights

50076692B007 THE best of country crafts, food and gardening will combine to offer a perfect weekend of family fun as Holker Hall welcomes its 23rd annual Garden Festival.

Last updated 29 May 2015
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Stars of car and property shows among South Cumbria village's scarecrow festival highlights

STARS of the small screen were on show like never before for a bank holiday event that is fast becoming an annual tradition.

Last updated 28 May 2015
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Hunt for South Cumbria charity thief

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a charity collection box was stolen from a garden centre in south Cumbria.

Last updated 25 May 2015
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Affordable homes plan for Lake District town

PLANS for a £1.6m transformation of a former social club into affordable homes in one the most unaffordable locations in the UK are set to be discussed.

Last updated 25 May 2015
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Tragedy of Cumbria man's barbecue death

A SUICIDAL man who died of carbon monoxide poisoning had not alerted friends or family to his state of mind, an inquest heard.

Last updated 21 May 2015
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PIC SLIDESHOW: Cyclists conquer epic Lake District cycling challenge

FM4P1245.jpg THE winner of an epic 112-mile Lake District challenge will head into the major cycling event coming to Barrow in fine form. (4 comments)

Last updated 12 May 2015
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Cyclists gear up for gruelling Lake District challenge

50063090B006.jpg THE peace and tranquility of the Lake District is being disturbed today by the pumping of pedals and the clicking of gears as a 2,500-strong field takes on an epic 112-mile trek. (1 comment)

Last updated 10 May 2015
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Cumbria MP to decide whether to run for Lib Dem leadership

tim and nick2.jpg SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has said he will decide “in the next few days” whether to throw his hat in the ring to succeed Nick Clegg as Liberal Democrat leader.

Last updated 10 May 2015
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Barrow, South Lakes and Copeland voters share their views

50076663B002 AFTER weeks of arguments and debates between the candidates, voters across Barrow, South Lakes and Copeland have been having their say at the ballot box.

Last updated 8 May 2015
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Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg visits South Cumbria on last day of campaign trail

tim and nick3.jpg LIBERAL Democrat leader Nick Clegg visited South Cumbria this morning as part of his whistle-stop tour of the country in the final 24 hours before election day. (2 comments)

Last updated 6 May 2015
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