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Road works planned for Kendal

The road will be closed for a single day. Credit: PA

Work is set to begin on a new traffic control system in Kendal, at the junction of Highgate and Lowther Street.

Construction will start on 12 May, and the work will include installation of new cross-carriageway ducting, the cutting of new detector loops and the installation of associated cabling and control equipment.

Allhallows Lane will be closed on Sunday 22 May to accommodate the work - the closure will be from Allhallows Lane/Strickland Gate to Allhallows Lane/Low Fellside corner.

It's due to be completed by Friday 27 May.

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Police appeal to help finding missing Kendal teen

Courtney Cook Credit: Cumbria Police

Police say they are concerned for the safety of a missing 16-year-old girl from Kendal.

Courtney Cook was last spotted on Saturday at around 8:30pm in the Hutton area of the town.

She is described as white and slim with collar length red hair. She was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit top, grey tracksuit trousers, a grey hoody, grey trainers and a blue hat.

Courtney has links to the Blackpool area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.

Kendal's £24m flood defence scheme "will protect 1,340 properties"

A multi-million pounds scheme for Kendal to protect it from future flooding will protect over a thousands homes and businesses.

The Government announced a £24million investment yesterday for projects to stop the River Kent from flooding in the Kendal, Staveley and Burneside areas.

It's estimated that 1,340 properties will be give better protection with a combination of upstream storage and walls and embankments built through the town.

A further £9.4million pounds will be spent in Appleby, Flimby, Eamont Bridge, Wigton, Pooley Bridge, Rickerby Park and Braithwaite.

Appleby will see new defences and improvements protecting 179 properties while Eamont Bridge’s scheme will protect 60 properties.

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