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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.

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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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Tributes for pair who died in boat tragedy

Tributes have been paid to a mother and daughter from Leyland who died from suspected gas poisoning on a boat in the Lake District.

Floral tributes for Kelly Webster, 36, and her 10-year-old daughter Lauren Thornton. Credit: Tim Scott

Kelly Webster, aged 36 and her 10-year-old daughter, Lauren Thornton died on a boat on Windermere yesterday.

Messages for mother and daughter Kelly Webster and Lauren Thornton. Credit: Tim Scott

Matthew Eteson, from Leyland, was on the boat with Kelly Webster and Lauren Thornton. He was taken to hospital for treatment after falling ill on and has now been released.

Flowers have been placed outside the home of mother and daughter Kelly Webster and Lauren Thornton. Credit: Tim Scott

Investigators are trying to establish if a faulty generator may have been responsible.

Messages for mother and daughter Kelly Webster and Lauren Thornton. Credit: Tim Scott
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