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Fifty staff and customers in hotel when fire started

Large parts of the roof at the back of the hotel have caved in. Credit: ITV

Around fifty staff and customers escaped unhurt from a hotel in the Lake District after a major fire started at the back of the building.

Parts of the The Queen's Head Hotel at Troutbeck have been completely destroyed after it was engulfed by flames last night.

People who were due to stay at the venue have been found alternative accommodation.

Firefighters saved what mementos they could from the hotel blaze. Credit: ITV
Customers fled the beer garden as the fire took hold. Credit: ITV


New Jetty for Tourists in Lakes

New Windermere Jetty

Tourists have a new attraction in Windermere. It's a floating jetty that's been towed up the length of the lake to its new home at Bark Barn on the eastern shore. It's been paid for by the Go Lakes Tourism board in the hope it'll bring more tourists to the quieter side of the lake.


Windermere geese population under spotlight

You may remember the row last year over proposals to cull two hundred Canada Geese on Windermere.

It was postponed and now the two sides are working together on a plan to manage the problem.

The RSPCA who were opposed to killing the birds and Rangers from the national park have joined forces.

This week, hundreds of the geese were ringed in an attempt to track their movements.

Samantha Parker reports.

Fumes killed mother and daughter on Windermere boat

A mother and her 10-year-old daughter died after being poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes as they slept on a moored boat on Lake Windermere, according to the initial findings of a marine accident investigation.

Lauren Thornton and her mother Kelly Webster, 36, died after being poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes as they slept. Credit: Cumbria Police

Exhaust fumes from a generator, whose improvised exhaust and silencer system had become detached, had spread into the cabin where Kelly Webster, 36, and daughter Lauren Thornton were asleep.

A full MAIB report into the incident will follow later.

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