Andrew Griffiths handed jail sentence for hoax that led to rescuers' callout

A man whose hoax call led to a night-time search by 11 volunteer mountain rescuers was handed a suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay a total of £593.

09 July 2014

Fleece maker Polartec accuses Pontetorto of patent infringement

Outdoor textile company Polartec is suing an Italian firm for alleged patent infringement. The Massachusetts-based company, which invented modern s...

08 July 2014

Trip-wire alarm failed the morning Horatio Chapple was killed by polar bear

A former High Court judge’s report into the death of a schoolboy when he was mauled by a polar bear on an Arctic expedition found safety equipment did not work and firearms training was inadequate.

07 July 2014

Friends of Blencathra: 'negotiations still open' on mountain sale

A community group bidding to buy a Lake District mountain said it was business as usual and they believe negations are still continuing despite the owner saying it had been sold.

06 July 2014

Friends' bid to buy mountain fails as Blencathra sold to mystery buyer

A community group has failed in its attempt to buy a Lake District mountain. The Friends of Blencathra were outbid for the peak, which is being sol...

04 July 2014

Mountain rescuers treat three cyclists after crashes on Tour de France route

A mountain rescue team stationed high on a Yorkshire Dales pass in preparation for the Tour de France had to deal with two cycling accidents.

03 July 2014

Lord Lonsdale's agents say several bids received in Blencathra sale

Agents acting for the owner of a Lake District mountain who is putting the peak up for sale said they have received several offers.

02 July 2014

Father and son airlifted from Tryfan after getting stuck on climbing route

Two climbers had to be airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after they got stuck. A man and his 24-year-old son, from Cheshire, were tackling the Gr...

30 June 2014

Blencathra campaigners plan walk to foot of fell to mark bid deadline

Campaigners hoping to buy a Lake District mountain will walk to the base of the fell to mark the closing dates for bids.

30 June 2014

Mountaineers urge ministers to reject Talladh-a-Bheithe windfarm plans

Mountaineers are objecting to plans for a 24-turbine windfarm in the shadow of Highland peaks Ben Alder and Schiehallion.

08 July 2014

Friends hail Blencathra's community asset listing as 'quantum leap'

The campaigning group hoping to buy the Cumbrian mountain Blencathra is claiming a victory after it said the peak has been declared a community asset.

08 July 2014

Ex-judge Peter Charlesworth will continue as chair of Dales authority

A former judge has been re-elected head of a national park authority. Retired barrister and circuit judge Peter Charlesworth will chair the Yorkshi...

06 July 2014

Walker drags himself to road after breaking ankle above Malham Cove

An injured walker in his seventies dragged himself out of a valley towards a road after falling and badly breaking his ankle.

04 July 2014

Man dies after falling 600ft from Cairngorms mountain

A man has died after falling 600ft in the Cairngorms. Police were contacted about 12.45pm today and the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team was called o...

04 July 2014

Walker injured in Buttermere fall

A woman was rescued after injuring herself in a fall while walking on a Lake District path. The 79-year-old from Wigan suffered cuts to her head an...

03 July 2014

Yorkshire Dales bosses urge Tour de France visitors to take extra care

National park bosses are urging visitors to keep their dogs under control as extra crowds converge on the area for the Tour de France.

01 July 2014

'Sloppy drafting' of Government bill 'could see public spaces privatised'

Campaigners fear ‘sloppy drafting’ in a coalition Government bill could open the door to public land being sold off to private companies.

30 June 2014

Glasgow Explorer Scout dies while gorge scrambling in north Italy

A teenage Explorer Scout has died while gorge scrambling in Italy. Elliot Peacock, 14, was with a group taking part in the activity at the Lillaz F...

30 June 2014


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