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10 hour M6 closure prompts calls for new Kendal road

Gridlocked traffic in Kendal Credit: @NigeTomo65

There are renewed cals for a Northern relief road to ease congestion in Kendal following a closure of around 10 hours on the M6 (Thursday 4 January), after a lorry overturned on the southbound carriageway.

It happened between junctions 37 and 36 near Killington, just after 11am. The road remained closed until 10pm, bringing severe traffic to the A6 from Shap into Kendal.

South Lakes MP Tim Farron posted on Twitter to stress the urgency for the new bypass:

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Police investigate alleged attempted abduction

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man from Kendal after an alleged attempted abduction.

A fourteen-year-old girl said a man asked her to get into a car outside Castle Park Primary School in Kendal at around 11.10 on Saturday 14 October.

The man was stood next to a car described as silver, with dark windows.

The girl did not enter the car and there was no physical contact.

Police say a 25-year-old has been arrested and released on bail while enquiries continue.

Dementia-friendly church service celebrates 1st birthday

The service takes place at the town's Parish Church Credit: ITV Border

A church service set up especially for people with dementia is celebrating its first birthday.

The Kendal Tea Service takes place at the town's Parish Church and lasts 20 minutes. The group sing hymns, listen to readings - including poems about dementia - and say prayers.

Churches Together in Cumbria is now aiming to make every church in the county dementia friendly by 2020.

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