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The crew of the Wellington bomber, including Gunner Sergeant Walter Hugh Wilkinson, of Penrith. Picture courtesy of Association du Normandie due Souvenir Aerien

Date: Monday 20th November 2017

RESIDENTS of a French village where a stricken Wellington bomber crashed during World War II are planning to build a lasting memorial to the plane’s doomed crew, which included a Penrith man, and are now looking to trace any relatives of the airmen so they can be invited to its unveiling next year.

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Lauren Watson, first responder and ambulance technician, presents a life-savers’ certificate to Liam MacFarlane. Presenting two amounts for £500 are (left to right) Nathan Battle, people’s manager; Vincent Bornshin, charity manager for the North West Ambulance Service; Geoff Kitching, whose life Liam helped save; Yvonne Taylor, Morrisons community champion; and Sue Ghayouba, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust ward manager coronary care.

Date: Monday 20th November 2017

THE quick thinking of a Penrith supermarket worker saved the life of one of his colleagues who suffered a heart attack while working at Morrisons.

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Date: Tuesday 21st November 2017

THE Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain in Cumbria between 8am tomorrow and 4am on Thursday.

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Date: Tuesday 21st November 2017

THE Night at the Castle events which were due to take place at Lowther Castle next month have been cancelled.

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Date: Friday 17th November 2017

THE Appleby community is being called on to throw its weight behind a bid to reopen the former Edenside care home as an elderly residential care facility.

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Date: Friday 17th November 2017

THE Liberal Democrats retained a seat on the Conservative-run Eden District Council after a by-election yesterday.

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