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84-year-old man dies after falling ill behind the wheel

The incident was reported to the police on Saturday 30 March Credit: PA

An 84-year-old man has died after becoming unwell while he was driving in the area of Red Sykes near the A590 in Ulverston.

The incident was reported to the police at about 4.40pm on Saturday 30 March by the North West Ambulance Service.

It is believed the man stopped the car he was driving in a safe location before stepping out. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

The man was taken to the Preston Royal Infirmary but he died the following evening.

His family have expressed their thanks to the emergency services involved.

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Officers search for driver involved in Ulverston collision

The collision happened near the A5087 Credit: PA

Officers are continuing to search for a driver involved in a collision in Ulverston yesterday afternoon, 26 July. The collision happened near the A5087 at the junction of Park Road and Priory Road.

The collision involved a black VW Polo and a male cyclist. The male cyclist, a 24-year-old man from Ulverston, was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital via air ambulance. He remains in a critical condition this morning and his family remain with him, and they are being supported by specially trained officers.

Police were actively looking for the vehicle at the time of the collision. The vehicle has since been located by police.

The male driver involved in the Lancashire incidents is described as 5ft 10 inches, with dark blonde hair, of stocky build, wearing jeans and a white-coloured t-shirt.

The driver involved in this collision is not believed to live locally, and we continue to make every effort today to trace him. We would urge him to contact the police immediately. We continue to ask that anyone who believes they know the whereabouts of this man contacts police immediately and does not make any attempt to approach him themselves.”

– Rob O’Connor, Superintendent, Cumbria Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Tim Farron: GSK should leave 'dowry' for site's future investment and jobs

GSK pulled out of a planned £350million investment in the Ulverston site Credit: GSK

South Lakeland MP Tim Farron has called for pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to leave a dowry behind to make future investment in the site more attractive for a potential buyer and to support local jobs.

This week GSK shocked the area by pulling out of a planned £350million investment in the Ulverston site which would have supported hundreds of local jobs.

Tim Farron says the local community is still reeling from the news:

People feel betrayed and many residents are understandably concerned about the impact on jobs. GSK should commit to leaving a substantial dowry of several million pounds, to show good faith to the local community.

Leaving even a fraction of the £350million that GSK would have invested would help to support local jobs and partially compensate local residents for this blow. Our local community has shown deep commitment to GSK. GSK must now show an ongoing commitment to our community. Anything else will be an appalling betrayal.”

– Tim Farron, South Lakeland MP

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South Lakes council 'shocked' at GlaxoSmithKline's Ulverston investment back out

GSK will no longer be investing in its Ulverston site Credit: GSK

South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) say they are 'shocked and disappointed' at pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKine's (GSK) decision to pull out its investment from its Ulverston site in Cumbria.

SLDC’s portfolio holder for the economy, Councillor Graham Vincent, said the news was a blow. He said the council's concern now is to understand the implications for the future of the current site and the existing GSK employees in Ulverston.

The SLDC's chief executive spoke to GSK management who have said there will be no immediate impact on the existing workforce and the site does remain profitable. The council have said they will assist the company in finding a buyer, to continue the operation of the facility, should they decide to sell up.

We have been in meetings and discussions with GSK in the last few weeks about unrelated matters and there was no suggestion that this announcement was on the horizon. We will work with the company, the local MP, town, county and district councillors and Cumbria LEP to offer whatever support is necessary.

– Councillor Graham Vincent, South Lakes District Council Economy Portfolio Holder

Burglars steal over £8,000 in cash and jewellery from South Cumbria house

Over £7,000 worth of jewellery, including wedding rings, were stolen from the property Credit: PA

Burglars stole over £1,000 in cash and over £7,000 in jewellery from a house in South Cumbria.

The property on Swarthdale Avenue in Ulverston was broken into between 12pm on Friday 14 July and 11am, Monday 17 July.

  • A gold watch
  • A sovereign and half sovereign ring
  • Two wedding rings
  • A gold sovereign on a chain
  • A cameo ring
  • A diamond solitaire engagement ring
  • A gold chain and locket
  • A gate bracelet
  • A link chain and bracelet
  • A three tone gold bracelet
  • A lotus pearl necklace.

Anyone offered any of these items in a sale, or anyone with more information, is urged to contact PC 1444 Conway by calling 101 or emailing 101@cumbria.police.uk. Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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