It's the biggest gathering of the Gypsy, Romany and Traveller community in Europe.Read the full story ›
Two teenage boys, aged 14 and 15, are currently in police custody on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.Read the full story ›
A man has been assault by three teenage boys on a man in Appleby town centre in Cumbria.
Police say it happened near the post office on Boroughgate where the teenagers threw hard boiled sweets and the filament from a broken lightbulb at the man’s head.
Anyone with information is urged to call PC 2174 Woolley on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Residents in Appleby have been invited to a 'health and wellbeing day', where they can find out more about how they can remain stay fit and independent for as long as possible.
The drop-in event will take place at the Public Hall, Boroughgate, Appleby CA16 6XB from 10am to 2pm.
A number of organisations will be in attendance to provide information and answer questions. They include Age UK, Eden Carers, Eden Independent Living, Alzheimer’s Society, Appleby GP Surgery, Dementia Friends, Give A Day and others.
This event for residents follows on from the ‘listening event’ which was held earlier this year where a number of local organisations came together to discuss the emerging health and wellbeing needs of the community in Appleby.
We’re keen that as many people as possible come along to the event, join us for a cup of tea and learn more about the range of support and services which they can access to help keep them fit and well and improve their day to day lives.”
The Environment Agency are inviting people to share flood protection ideas but many some residents say they just want flood defences built.Read the full story ›
An event will be held where local residents in South Lakeland can learn more about arrangements for this year's Appleby Horse Fair, and share any concerns or ideas.
The fair will be running from the 8th to the 14th of June and attracts up to 40,000 visitors.
The pre-fair drop-in meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th of May, at Barbon Village Hall from 4-6pm.
South Lakeland District Council say they will work with local authorities and to manage the migration of Travellers to and from the fair. Temporary stopping point sites will also be organised for traditional and motorised caravans.
The temporary stopping points will be available from Tuesday 30th May to Thursday 8th June and Monday 12th June to Friday 16th June at:
- Devil’s Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale
- Middleton Common, near Sedbergh
- Rawthey Bridge, Cautley, near Sedbergh
- Scrogg Bank, Sedbergh
Through our arrangements leading up to, during and after the fair we want to ensure the movement of Gypsies and Travellers through the district is safe and enjoyable for everyone and to reduce the impact on the environment.
Anyone who cannot make the drop-in meeting but would like to raise any issues can contact SLDC’s streetcare team by emailing: email@example.com or calling 01539 733333.
Appleby has been named one of the country's first Heritage Action Zones in a bid to boost tourism by tapping into the town's history.Read the full story ›
An infant was airlifted to hospital with a head injury, after a fall in Appleby.
The incident happened at about 10:30am on Saturday 18 February.
A team from the Great North Air Ambulance assessed and treated the 18-month-old boy, before flying him to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary within 18 minutes.
It was later found that he had sustained only minor injuries.
Cumbria County Council looks set to approve plans to close a care home in Appleby.
A report recommends the Cabinet should de-register Edenside care home, but continue to operate the care home in Penrith, where Edenside resident were transferred to during the floods.
The council says work is already being undertaken to develop a robust plan to address and support the future needs of older residents in the Appleby area.
World War II explosive has been recovered after police in Appleby cordoned off part of the town.
The public in the Bongate area have been told there is no risk of any danger and an earlier cordon has been removed.
A bomb disposal team from Catterick attended, assessed the situation and have taken the ordnance device away. Police would like to thank the public for their co-operation and patience.