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Residents and visitors are warned of scam parking websites and apps after an incident is reported at a local Westmorland and Furness car park. Scammers have attached fake stickers over council signage to impersonate popular parking payment apps to trick drivers into giving away their payment details. Parking Enforcement Officers will be checking signage on […]

Blackpool’s schools catering service has won a national award for serving some of the most sustainable plant-based school meals in the north west. The catering service is leading the way as one of two councils in the region to win an award as part of the ProVeg non-profit organisation’s School Plates Awards, which recognise healthy […]

Cumbria Police is investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred on the A590 yesterday morning (2 January) at around 9am. The collision involved a Jaguar car and a delivery van. The driver of the Jaguar, a man in his 20s from the Leicestershire area, died following the collision. The driver of the van was uninjured. […]

More than 1,000 drivers were tested and more than 100 were arrested for drink or drug driving in Cumbria in December. Operation Limit ran throughout the month and was led by officers from the Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit. More than 1,800 drivers were stopped, with 1,302 tested for drink or drug driving, resulting in 130 […]

Have you seen missing Lewis Queen? Lewis is 25 and from Kendal. He was last sighted in the vicinity of Oxenholme train station shortly after 2pm on 29 December. It is believed he may have travelled on a train heading to Liverpool. Lewis is described as 5ft 9ins tall, of stocky build, with collar-length brown […]

Northern has published a travel advice calendar for the seven days over New Year (28 Dec 2023 – 3 Jan 2024). The train operator says customers should expect disruption and are strongly advised to ‘check before you travel’. Services should return to normal on Wednesday, 3 January. Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: […]

A man from North Shields has been convicted of indecent assaults and indecency with a child. Harold Wharton, aged 73, of Ripley Avenue North Shields was found unanimously guilty of six counts of indecent assaults against a girl under 14 and two counts of indecency with a child, at Preston Crown Court on Thursday (30 Nov). The […]

Cumbria Police are investigating a fatal two vehicle collision that occurred on the A683 in Kirby Lonsdale Friday (Dec 22) at around 9:26am. The collision involved a Renault Zoe and a wagon. The driver of the Renault a 86-year-old man died following the collision. The driver of the wagon was uninjured. Anyone with information relating […]

Outbreaks of heavy rain will move northeastwards across northern England during Wednesday. Across the warning area 20-30 mm of rain is expected to accumulate quite widely. Over higher ground of the Pennines, Lake District and Southern Uplands, 40-60 mm is likely during this period with as much as 70-90 mm in a few locations. Strong […]

Westmorland and Furness Council has completed a £320k investment in a new pedestrian-friendly ‘gateway’ into Kendal town centre. Led by the council, the improvement project on the upper section of Stramongate has created a ‘gateway feature’ to Kendal’s main high-street, improving the route for the local community. The scheme has seen new raised natural stone […]