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.”
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 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.
Most seven year olds love to mess about with a bit of paint, and usually their efforts end up stuck on the fridge or their school wall.
But not so for Jack Barker - who's from Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria. His artwork is hanging next to the work of the painter LS Lowry at The Lowry gallery in Salford.
Adam McClean has been to see why.
A seven-year-old from Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria has just had one of his pastel drawings go on show at a world renowned gallery.
While most children his age are happy with their artwork being stuck on the fridge, this seascape by Jack Barker is hanging in the Lowry Gallery in Salford, next to works by LS Lowry himself.
Kendal has been pipped to the best place to live in the North West by Skipton. Kirkby Lonsdale came third in the Sunday Times' 101 Best Places to Live. Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
A list of the 101 Best Places to live has placed Kendal second to Skipton in the North West but Kendalians don't agree.
Kendal was praised for its proximity to two national parks, shopping and community spirit. Kirkby Lonsdale came third in the North West.
Kendalians are happy their town made it to the Sunday Times' top 101 places to live.
It came second in the North West after Skipton, beating Kirkby Lonsdale, which came third.
Monica Metsers came back to Kendal to bring up her children.
Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale have made it into the list of the top 101 places to live in the UK. Skipton beat them both.Read the full story ›
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.
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.