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Appeal after fatal road accident in Kirkby Lonsdale

Motorcyclist dies after road accident in Kirkby Lonsdale Credit: Lancashire Police

Police are appealing for information following an accident in Kirkby Lonsdale in which a 74-year-old motorcyclist was killed.

The accident happened yesterday at around 12.30pm when motorcyclist John Makin was travelling north along the A683 Burrow Road towards Cumbria. The motorcyclist is believed to have completed an overtake manoeuvre before falling from his motorcycle and colliding with a hedge.

Mr Makin, from Abbey Hey, Manchester, was airlifted to Royal Lancaster Infirmary where he later died.

“John Makin, a loving father to his four children and beautiful grandchildren, was taken from us suddenly and too soon. Words cannot describe our loss. He will always be in our hearts forever.”

– Family statement

An investigation to establish the circumstances of the accident is now underway and Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed this collision to contact us.

Cumbria Police investigate burglaries

Cumbria Police are investigating two burglaries in Cumbria.

A chain saw and hunting equipment were taken from a large shed in Nook near Kirkby Lonsdale.

It happened on the A65 between Crooklands and Kirkby Lonsdale in the early hours of 31st July.

Police are also investigating the theft of two mountain bikes in the area of Old Hall at Cleator on the night of 30th July between 7pm and 7am the following morning.

The 2 mountain bikes are a dark green On-One inbred and a silver titanium Titus Fireline.

Any witnesses are asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale among best place to live in UK

Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale have made it into the 101 best places to live in the UK.

Kendal is the second best in the North West according to the Sunday Times which praised its proximity to two national parks, shopping and community spirit.

Kirkby Lonsdale was the third best in the North West. Both were beaten to the top spot by Skipton.

Success for school's debut ballet performance

On Friday we brought you the story of a school in South Cumbria which devised a contemporary ballet so good they were performing it at professional theatre at the weekend.

Well, we can report, that the Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale's performance of 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' went down a storm, at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster.

Fiona Marley Paterson was there.

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