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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.
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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A decision has been taken by Cumbria County Council to close Dockray Footbridge in Kendal, following further inspections.
Work is underway to repair damage thought to have been caused by the widespread flooding in December.
No major damage was found after initial inspections were made, however the council say that they've since found a significant scour at the base of the bridge.
“Dockray Footbridge was inspected immediately following the December floods. This was a visual and underwater inspection, at that time river levels were high and results showed no evidence of significant damage.
"Since then and as water levels have continued to drop the county council has conducted a programme of re-inspection.”
The council hope that the bridge will be open by the end of next week but say it could take longer depending on river levels.
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New on-call firefighters are needed in South Lakeland, despite a recent recruitment drive.
Crews in Kendal say there are still vacancies at the town's station and they're urging people to consider applying.
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Two concerts are being held in Kendal where there'll be auctions and raffle prizes for flood victims.Read the full story ›
A fire crew from Kendal have been awarded a Chief Fire Officer's Certificate of Congratulations for a rescue they carried out in Ambleside during the floods.
Enhanced Cover Watch Manager Paul Hanby and the Kendal Appliance crew responded to an incident in which a couple were in serious danger from the flood water that surrounded their property.
When the they arrived the crew spoke to the couple on the phone. They were in the bedroom with the water level rising. The foundations had been washed away in one corner of the property and the couple were terrified that the house would be swept away.
After attempts to get to the couple were deemed too dangerous, the crew called for a rescue helicopter.
But delays to the helicopter meant it was decided the only way to rescue the couple from the fast flowing waters was by boat. Once the two casualties had put on lifejackets they were helped out of a window by the rescue team, before climbing down a ladder and into a boat.
They were then taken to safety in a nearby hotel.
People in Kendal are being asked for their views on two new cycleways in the town.
One would run the length of Shap Road, and the other would be along the A65 Burton Road.
Drop in events are being held at Kendal Town Hall this week.