Cumbria

Election Turns Nasty In Cumbria As Media 'Scrap' For Position At Polling Booth

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK

A “scrap” has been caught on video at a polling booth in Cumbria between a photographer and a TV cameraman jostling for position while they waited...

Cumbria Zoo Deaths Spark Bizarre Row Between Kay Burley And MP John Woodcock

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

Details of the neglect and cruelty inflicted upon animals at the South Lakes Safari Zoo in Cumbria were today reported widely after councillors reject...

South Lakes Safari Zoo REFUSED Licence After 500 Animal Deaths In 4 Years

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

Local councillors have rejected an application for a new licence for a zoo where almost 500 animals died within four years. David Gill, who founded So...

Harrowing Report Names Cumbrian Zoo Where 500 Animals Died In 4 Years

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK

There are calls for a zoo where almost 500 animals have died in four years to be refused a new licence. The deaths at South Lakes Safari Zoo in Dalton...

'That' Picture Of Theresa May Didn't Make Any Front Pages On Thursday

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May had a particularly awkward visit to Copeland on Wednesday to support the Tory by-election campaign, where she repeatedly refused to answer...

Seagulls Targeted By Armed Vigilantes, MPs Hear Amid 'Gull Wars' Warning

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK

Seagulls are causing so much chaos in UK coastal communities that fed-up residents are arming themselves with guns to kill the animals themselves, an ...

Boy, Four, Dies After 'Incident' At Swimming Pool

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

A four-year-old boy has died after an “incident” at a swimming pool in Cumbria. Police were called to Old Park Wood holiday park in Grange-over-...

British Zoo Fined £255,000 After Keeper Mauled To Death By Tiger

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

A British zoo has been fined £255,000 after a keeper was killed by a Sumatran tiger in May 2013. South Lakes Safari Zoo Ltd, based in Dalton-in-Furne...

Zoo Admits Health And Safety Breaches After Keeper Mauled To Death By Tiger

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

UPDATE: British Zoo Fined £255,000 After Keeper Mauled To Death By Tiger A British zoo has admitted breaching health and safety standards afte...

You'll Be Forgiven For Talking About The Weather Given The Torrid Outlook

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK

Weather chaos looks set to reign this week, as near record-high temperatures, a deluge of rain and gale-force winds combine to provoke an avalanche of...

6 Reasons Flood-Hit Communities Are Furious With Politicians

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Politics

There are obvious reasons why people are angry that vast swathes of the north of England and Scotland have been devastated by flooding, from being mad...

Prime Minister Nero: David Cameron Fiddles as Britain Floods

Natalie Bennett | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

It's on David Cameron's watch that funding for flood defences have been cut. It's on his watch that flood defences that might have saved 2,000 homes and 400 businesses in Leeds were axed. Planned defences for hard-hit York were put on hold under the Prime Minister's previous government. And it's on his watch that nearly 10,000 new homes have been built each year on flood plains, putting lives at risk, and threatening misery and financial disaster for thousands of households.

A Government Less Willing to Spend Makes Us All Poorer

Bradley Allsop | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Thankfully I am warm and dry as I write this, but there are thousands of people in Northern England, Scotland and Wales that are huddling in upstairs ...

David Cameron's 'I Really Care About Flooding' Wellies Won't Work

Jess Readett | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Politics
Jess Readett

When your village gets flooded everything sort of comes to a stand still. It's all brown and muddy and a ton of crap gets dragged through your streets and into your home, including David Cameron.

People In This English Village Have Woken Up Submerged On Boxing Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK

Devastation hit the North of England this morning as a second red weather flood warning was issued by the Met Office. Cars and shops have been sub...

Troops Sent To Cumbria Ahead Of Boxing Day Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.12.2015 | UK

The Army has deployed troops to towns across Cumbria to help secure the area's flood defences as torrential rain is expected to hit northern parts of ...

A Resolution Worth Keeping: Helping Africa Survive Its Disasters

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

Obviously nothing can alleviate nature's disasters - whether they are prompted by climate change or by the earth's natural movement like the shifting of tectonic plates - but we can better prepare people from peril. We can make them more resilient to crisis and more capable of bouncing back.

'Muslims for Humanity': A Journey From Pakistan to Cumbria

Wadood Ahmad Daud | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Wadood Ahmad Daud

I have fond memories of Pakistan. Still fresh to me are the rich fragrances of its aromatic food, the heat of a beautiful spring morning and the unquantifiable potential of its people. In many ways it has all the ingredients to become a heaven on earth.

Government Should Access EU Solidarity Fund to Ease Financial Pain of Flooding

Paul Brannen | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

Labour hopes that the Conservative Government won't see applying for the Funds as some kind of weakness or worse, be discouraged from applying by those Eurosceptics who see all things EU as intrinsically bad. Not to apply for help from the Solidarity Fund would be a mistake and would likely be heavily criticised by those most impacted by the flooding.

Watch Helicopter Save Family From Desmond Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK

The video shows one of the extraordinary rescues the coastguard conducted in Cumbria, as the aftermath of Storm Desmond overwhelms the county. Emer...

Cumbria Has Become 'Lost City Of Atlantis' In Devastating Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK

Parts of Northern England are under water after Storm Desmond led to devastating floods on Sunday, with 50 severe warnings still in place, mainly in C...

Your Biggest Chance Yet Of Snow Down South In Britain...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK

Britain woke up to frost and, in some places, snow on Saturday morning after temperatures plummeted overnight, with the Met Office issuing severe warn...

Five Tips for Paw-Fect Dog Hotel Stays

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Travelling with a dog or two can be a joy - but there are also times when things don't go to plan and you and your four-legged friend find that a hotel you've booked to stay with doesn't seem to be the dog-friendly place you were hoping for.

A Tornado. In Cumbria. We Kid You Not.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

An actual genuine bona-fide Tornado hit Cumbria Wednesday. Don't believe us? Just watch this... See, told you. The breezy beast was spott...

Bank Holiday Attractions for the Arts and Crafts Enthusiast

Vicky Dean | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Vicky Dean

Another bank holiday weekend is nearly upon us. If you are an arts and crafts enthusiast looking for inspirational activities with a creative bent then read on. Looking at William Morris, John Constable and Beatrix Potter we will tour the houses and landscapes that they lived in and loved.