A man has been severely injured after being crushed between a car and a wall in Ambleside this morning.
The Great North Air Ambulance was called to the scene in the middle of the town, where paramedics treated the 48-year-old from Cambridge.
He had sustained serious chest injuries and was flown to Preston, where his condition was stable upon arrival.
Police warned drivers this morning that traffic disruption was to be expected on the the A591 at Market Place.
The A591 at Market Place in Ambleside is closed as emergency services deal with a road traffic collision.
Police were called at 10:13am today following a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Serious congestion is expected, especially to those travelling southbound, and motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.
Police in south Cumbria are investigating an attempted burglary at a jewellery store in Ambleside.
The incident occurred at about 4.20am today at Ambleside Jewellers on Lake Road.
Two men attempted to break into the store before an alarm was activated.
The two men ran off in the direction of a walk way towards St Mary’s Lane.
The males are described as approximately 6ft tall, wearing dark clothing and balaclavas or hoods covering their faces. One of the offenders was white.
Police have asked the public for information as they attempt to trace who is responsible.
"We are appealing for anyone with information or witnessed suspicious activity in the early hours of this morning to get in touch.”
A councillor has called the actions of a man who verbally abused a traffic warden, and squirted her with a water pistol, "unacceptable and outrageous".
Tony Coupe, 53, received a £70 fine for illegally parking in a loading bay in Ambleside.
Kendal Magistrates heard how he then told county council employee Amy Harrison to "shush", before squirting her with a water pistol he normally uses to control his dog.
Ms Harrison described the incident as “humiliating and embarrassing”.
He was convicted of harassment, fined £1,000, and ordered to pay £400 compensation to his victim, £620 court costs, and a victim surcharge.
“It sends a very strong message that the abuse of our staff will not be tolerated.
"Be they parking enforcement officers, social workers or someone working in a library, there is a boundary which must not be crossed.
"This was an unacceptable and outrageous case of a member of public abusing a council employee doing their job."
The Commonwealth Games may be in full swing but there's still plenty of athletic activity going on in other parts of the region.
Today it was the annual Ambleside Sports and over 6000 spectators and visitors were treated to the best Cumbria has to offer. Paul Crone reports.
The annual Ambleside Sports will take place later today, Thursday 31 July, at Rydal Park.
The event features traditional Lakeland sports including Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling, fell races and hound trails.
There has been a traditional sports day in Ambleside as far back as the 17th century.
Plans to build a £1million tourist centre near Ambleside to celebrate the life of the artist Kurt Schwitters are causing friction in the area.
Schwitters died a pauper, but he's now recognised as a great contemporary artist. However locals in Elterwater, where he had his studio, say a tourist centre could spoil their rural village. Fiona Marley Paterson has more.
Hundreds of people turned up to support a fundraising Easter Bazaar at Brathay Hall near Ambleside. Chapatti in the Park is on all day.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of people are expected to attend a fun family day on the shores of Windermere.
It's raising money for the Brathay Trust near Ambleside, which gives educational outdoor holidays to young people. It helps around 6000 teenagers from all over the UK.
This year's theme is 'Chapatti in the Park'.
The hotel chain says it is listening to concerns but local people are not convinced.Read the full story ›