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Two treated for exposure to gas cloud in Kendal

Two people have been treated after coming into contact with a gas cloud in Kendal.

At 13:55 yesterday (Saturday 9th July) three fire engines from Ulverston and Kendal were sent to Esthwaite Avenue in Kendal where there was an incident involving a chemical mixture which gave off a gas cloud.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue says two people were treated by North West Ambulance Service.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and gas monitors. The fire crews remained on scene for one hour and ten minutes.

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Commemorative plaque vandalised in Kendal

Police believe the incidents are linked. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police are appealing for information after a spate of criminal damage incidents, which are believed to be linked, in Kendal.

A small commemorative plaque in the Jennings Terrace area was vandalised, and the Wainwright sign in Wainwright's Yard has also been damaged.

Police say a small tree on Kendal Green has been deliberately cut down.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

Farron slams '£40 million floods shortfall'

Flooding in Kendal. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has slammed a "£40 million shortfall" in cash needed to help the county recover from the floods of December's storms.

Six months ago Storm Desmond left thousands of homes and businesses in his Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency underwater.

The leader of the Liberal Democrats says there is still plenty of work needed.

Although in many ways Cumbria is back to normal – the A591 is fixed and most businesses have now reopened – we must not forget about those still affected.

There are still many residents out of their homes, and many more who are affected by road and bridge closures. It is unjustifiable that the government has still not committed to providing all of the funding needed to repair the flood damage – across the county there is a £40million shortfall.

The government also failed to provide additional funds to support businesses affected by flooding after the initial pot ran out.

– Tim Farron MP

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