A 48-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a heart attack beside a busy road in South Cumbria.
Ambulance crew at the scene carried out CPR at the roadside and were able to restart his heart.
The A591 was closed in the Keldwyth Drive area, Windermere, to allow the emergency services to attend the scene which caused significant delays to rush hour traffic in the town.
Great North Air Ambulance were able to attend after landing at a nearby school and take the pedestrian to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle within 20 minutes.
Carl Hodgson, who lives in the town, was sentenced to three years and six months behind bars at Manchester Crown Court today.Read the full story ›
One of the Lake District's most recognisable vessels is getting a special winter makeover.
MV Teal was originally launched in 1936 to carry more than 530 passengers and has twice welcomed Her Majesty the Queen on board.
Now, as part of Windermere Lake Cruises' annual winter maintenance programme, the boat is getting a brand new generator engine, a new front deck and a refurbished bridge.
One of the traditional wooden launches ‘Queen of the Lake’, and a modern waterbus ‘Cumbria III’, will also be having work done.
The majority of the work is being carried out by full-time staff from Windermere Lake Cruises.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a van hit a 400 year old cottage in the Lake District causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.
A white van was caught on a neighbour's CCTV camera reversing towards the property before driving away. It happened at around 3 o'clock on Thursday afternoon at Laurel Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Bowness-on-Windermere.
The building is a converted 16th-century school which suffered damage to its low-lying rear roof and a wall.
Great Britain's Blind Sailing team are learning from Britain's first female Paralympic gold medalist on Windermere lake this weekend.Read the full story ›
Anti-slavery campaigners have marched through Windermere to draw attention to the crime of human traffickingRead the full story ›
Around 100 people dressed in black are expected to take part in a Walk For Freedom event in Windermere.
Organisers of the event aim to raise awareness of human slavery and injustice.
The walk is taking place in single file from Lakes School in Windermere to Bowness Pier.
Local businesses have provided packed lunches for the participants and free cruise vouchers for their return trip.
United Utilities will carry out the improvements, which will include a new 6.5km sewer and upgrading of local wastewater treatment worksRead the full story ›
The Great North Air Ambulance was called out to three incidents in Cumbria over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon a 35-year-old man was flown to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary after suffering a neck injury while playing rugby at Carlisle Rugby Club. He arrived at hospital in a stable condition.
On Sunday morning a 46-year-old man from Preston sustained leg injuries after becoming trapped between two cars at Bowness-on-Windermere. He was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital.
The air ambulance was in action again in the afternoon when paramedics treated a 45-year-old woman who'd fallen from a bike near Ulverston.
Banking giant HSBC has announced it will close its Windermere branch.
The doors will shut on 21 October with the bank claiming it is not commercially viable for it to stay open.
Customers will now have to travel to Kendal for the nearest branch, a journey of around 20 minutes by car.
Local MP Tim Farron has urged HSBC to reconsider the planned closure.
When HSBC’s Ambleside branch closed in 2012, we were told customers would be moved to Windermere. Now they will be shunted all the way to Kendal. Elderly residents want to be able to nip in to their local branch, not spend hours on the bus simply to access their savings.
Banks must consider the needs of the local community before cutting ties with the areas they are supposed to serve.