Cumbria

MP pushes National Park Authority to keep the Lake District open for all after gates enforced on popular bridleway Local MP Tim Farron has written to the Chief Executive of the Lake District National Park Authority urging him to rethink plans to restrict access to Gatescarth Pass near Haweswater. Recently, two padlocked gates have been […]

Police have arrested two men following the theft of an ATM from The Square, Milnthorpe, this morning. Officers were alerted at 3.53am to the theft, which involved a number of vehicles. A police response was launched which led to the arrests of two men, aged 37 and 30, from the north east of England. They […]

Local MP Tim Farron met with the Chancellor yesterday to make the case for a much-needed tax break for businesses on Cumbria’s high streets. The Government are currently proposing a Digital Services Tax of 2% for online companies which would pay towards a cut of a third on business rates for small firms. But during […]

Update: 8.30am (9/1/19) A man who died following a road traffic collision on the M6 at Kendal on Monday (7 Jan) has been identified as Ben Oakley, 34, from Shropshire. The driver of the second vehicle – a man in his 40s also from outside Cumbria – was uninjured.

Local MP Tim Farron’s campaign for better access to radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients has been praised by a Government minister in Parliament. During a debate, on Tuesday (8th January) long term plans for cancer treatment in the NHS, the health minister Steve Brine said he “enjoyed” his meeting with Tim and the All-Party Parliamentary […]


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