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Firefighters tackle biggest fire Kendal has seen in 20 years

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Firefighters have spent a third day at the scene of what they say is the biggest fire the town of Kendal in Cumbria has seen for 20 years. The fire on Westmorland Business Park began on Saturday night.

At its peak, around 60 firefighters battled the flames, which could be seen across much of the area. Small fires are still breaking out in the building and investigations into the cause are now underway.

From Kendal, Fiona Marley Paterson had this report:

Man's body found in Kendal

Police in Cumbria are investigating the "unexplained" death of a 50-year-old man.

The man's body was found at a property on the Waterside Estate in Kendal.

Police were called to the Waterside Estate in Kendal last night

A spokesman for Cumbria Constabulary said: "Kendal CID are investigating the death of a 50-year-old male following the discovery of a body inside an address on the Waterside estate in Kendal yesterday evening.

"Uniformed and CID officers were deployed to the address at 7.25pm last night and an ambulance patrol was also in attendance.

"Due to the initial circumstances a police cordon was placed on the address and general vicinity.

"A forensic examination has now been completed and the scene released.

"Kendal CID are today making further inquiries on behalf of Her Majesty's Coroner into the unexplained death.

"The deceased has yet to be formally identified but next of kin have been informed."

Anyone with information should contact Kendal CID on 101.

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Police concerned for welfare of woman in Kendal

Police are concerned for the welfare of 20 year old woman who has walked off from a group of people in Kendal.

Jessica Smith was last seen at around 1.45pm outside the TK Maxx store on Strickland Gate, Kendal.

She is described as medium build, having long black hair and wearing leggings and a t-shirt.

She may not talk to strangers but anyone who believes they may have seen her are asked to contact Police immediately.

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Cumbria Police "in contact with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office"

Cumbria Police have released a statement about their continued efforts to help the family of a man from Kendal who went missing while on holiday in Greece.

"Cumbria Constabulary are providing Family Liaison support to Mr Bainbridge's relatives in the UK.

“The investigations on-going in Anti Paxos are within the jurisdiction of the Authorities in Greece.

“However, Cumbria Constabulary are in contact with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Interpol and will provide any assistance required should a request be received."

– Spokesperson for Cumbria Constabulary
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Calls for Cumbria Police to join search for missing man

The family of a man from Kendal, who went missing while on holiday in Greece, are hoping that an officer from Cumbria Police will go out to assist with the investigations.

Cumbria Police has agreed in principal, as has the local Greek police force, but the decision still has to be approved by the relevant Greek government department.

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Full Report: Search for missing man enters sixth day

The family of a man from Kendal, who is missing in Greece, have asked Cumbria police to join the search.

67-year-old Roger Bainbridge has not been seen for six days.

Relatives say he is very fit for his age and that his disappearance is completely out of character.

Cumbria Police have told ITV News that they are happy to help with the investigation if they are asked by the Greek authorities.

Katie Hunter's full report is below.

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Full Report: Search continues for Kendal man missing in Greece

The family of a man from Cumbria who is missing in Greece are calling for Britain to send police officers to investigate.

67-year-old Roger Bainbridge, from Kendal, was last seen on Thursday when he left his sister's home to go walking on the small island of Antipaxos.

A military helicopter from Athens is now searching but the family says they are losing hope he will be found alive.

Finola Miles has the latest - watch her full report below.

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Man missing from tiny Greek Island of Anti Paxos

The tiny Greek island of Anti Paxos (A) is just two square miles and lies off the coast of Corfu Credit: Google Maps

Missing Cumbrian man Roger Bainbridge boarded a boat from Paxos to the tiny island of Anti Paxos.

The island is the smallest of the Ionian islands, with just two square miles of land and a population of around 60 people.

Anti Paxos lies about one mile south of Paxos, and is mainly made up of vineyards.

There are two main beaches on the island, Voutoumi and Vrika, one small harbour, and no roads.

Voutomi beach is one of two beaches on the island of Anti Paxos Credit: Google Maps
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