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People in North Lancashire and South Cumbria have been paying tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who has died at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace issued a statement just after midday on Friday 9th April saying “it is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death […]

The local council in your area is changing. The Government is looking to replace our current 2 tier district / county councils to 1 tier ‘unitary’ authorities. This is the biggest shake up of council boundaries since 1974 and the change will affect us all. There are 4 proposals: • The Bay – Proposed by […]

As the county prepares for the next step in the easing of lockdown rules new COVID-19 cases dropped to numbers last seen in September, with 81 new infections recorded in week ending 2 April, down from 134 the previous week. While there was some variation between districts, the infection rate in Cumbria (16/100k) remains below […]

The newly-appointed chief executive of the region’s air ambulance has described his pride at joining the charity. David Stockton brings decades of experience in the commercial sector to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). The 49-year-old had previously ran his own businesses, focussing primarily on healthcare and retail in the Teesside and Tyneside areas. […]

A West Cumbrian businessman has been royally appointed to be this year’s High Sheriff of Cumbria. David Beeby was appointed as Cumbria’s new High Sheriff at a virtual declaration ceremony held on 31st March. He succeeds Julie Barton in the ceremonial role. David was born and brought up in Nottinghamshire where his family has farmed […]

People are being urged not to miss their chance to have their say in upcoming elections with less than two weeks left to register to vote, and apply for a postal vote. The deadline for applying online to register to vote is Monday 19th April, and anyone wishing to apply for a postal vote must […]

Cumbria Library Service will be holding a range of virtual events for children to join during the Easter holiday period. From meeting bestselling authors to getting creative in crazy cartoon workshops, there is something for children of all age groups. The events will run from Monday 12 to Friday 16 April and all events are […]

The Bay Health and Care Partners (BHCP) has announced the victors of its 2019/20 Health Heroes awards with winners across primary, community and acute health care services. The annual staff awards were temporarily halted due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and although a face-to-face ceremony could not take place due to the government restrictions, the […]

Police are investigating an incident of assault that occurred on Lake Road, Windermere, at around 1:45pm on 31st March. An 18-year-old man from Ambleside was punched by a 17-year-old male. He sustained no injuries from the incident. Officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to please get in touch. Anyone with information […]

A pioneering British Sign Language (BSL) system called ‘SignLive’ has been introduced at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) to make services more accessible for patients, families, colleagues and anyone who uses BSL. If you are a British Sign Language user, you can use SignLive to contact the Trust 24 hours a […]