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Windermere Ferry to be closed tomorrow morning

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Windermere Ferry will be closed tomorrow morning from 9am for urgent repairs to the cable drive system, which pulls the ferry across the lake.

The ferry is being closed at 9am to allow commuters to catch earlier ferries. The first ferry leaves Bowness at 6.50am, with further crossings approximately every 30 minutes.

Cumbria County Council apologises for any inconvenience and asks people to plan their journeys accordingly. It is hoped the ferry will re-open later in the day subject to completion of the repairs. Updates will follow.

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Man and woman attacked by teens in Windermere

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A man and woman, both aged 21, were verbally abused by a group of males around 18 years old.

The man was attacked and got a swollen eyebrow, swollen wrist, a burst lip and potential ligament damage to his knee. The female victim was elbowed in the face as she tried to intervene.

Police are appealing for witnesses of the assaults, which happened on Glebe Road in Windermere, at approximately 3.30am on Sunday the 23rd of July.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 18 years old, with blonde hair. He was wearing a white shirt.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact PC 2400 Hill at Kendal Police station on 101. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Wind causes cancellation of Sunday's Great North Swim

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Organisers say they have been forced to cancel Sunday's Great North Swim due to bad weather.

The events were scheduled to take place at Windermere, but a decision was made by the independent planning group to cancel due to strong winds forecast for Sunday.

“ We are sorry to have been forced to cancel the Sunday programme of events.

“We understand the inconvenience the Sunday cancellation will cause, but the safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority.

– David Hart, The Great Run Company
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