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Mountain rescuers from across country in action as floods hit northern England

Volunteers from mountain rescue and search teams from across the country have been taking a crucial role during some of the worst floods in living memory in northern England.

Lake District flood warnings downgraded but more rain on way

Emergency services have stood down from their flood readiness in the Lake District as river levels recede.

Derby rescue team receives £5,000 of kit to replace second-hand flood rescue gear

A mountain rescue team has received more than £5,000-worth of kit after being spotted using second-hand clothing during the recent Cumbria floods.

Opponents disappointed as 'sneaky' Commons vote allows fracking under national parks

Campaigners have expressed their disappointment at MPs’ decision to allow fracking under national parks.

Fund appeals for donations to help restore storm damaged Ullswater valley

An organisation has set up a fund to help restore the landscape and wildlife of the Lake District following the devastating Storm Desmond.

Lake District felltop assessors continue despite Storm Desmond 'ripping apart' office

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors have vowed their work will carry on despite their base being ‘ripped apart’ by flood water.

Mountain rescuers converge on Cumbria as Storm Desmond prompts red alert

Mountain rescue teams from across the North of England and beyond have converged on Cumbria to help in the response to some of the worst flooding seen for a decade.

Check the reports before heading for the hills, Lake District experts plead

National park bosses are urging walkers and mountaineers to check a dedicated weather service before heading for the hills.

Lake District landscape improved as electricity lines go underground

A little corner of a national park will be better looking after a scheme to remove power lines. Hundreds of metres of electricity cables will be bu...

Border search team pair gear up for 109-mile Mountain Rescue Challenge

Imagine running a marathon. Not so tough, eh? Now imagine doing it in the middle of winter, carrying a pack over rough terrain in the mountains. A...

Mountain biker with chest injuries rescued after Grizedale Forest crash

A mountain biker was rescued from a Lake District trail after crashing and injuring himself. Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12....

Lake District car park charges waived as flood appeal fund tops £3 million

Charges at five car parks across the Lake District are being waived until after the New Year, to help attract visitors back to the area.

Wainwright Society helps plans to improve Bowderstone Bothy disabled access

A group devoted to the works of the late fellwalking author Alfred Wainwright is backing a bid to help disabled people enjoy the Lake District.

Patterdale team in action as Glenridding floods for second time in four days

A Lake District mountain rescue team was called out overnight to help residents in a nearby village which flooded for the second time four days.

Storm Desmond: mountain rescue team spends 45 hours helping flooded Border towns

A mountain rescue team has given an insight into two days’ events when nature threatened residents of southern Scotland and north-west England.

Rescuers warn walkers heading to Lakeland hills as floods and 100mph winds loom

Rescuers have warned walkers to think carefully before heading for the Lake District hills this weekend.

Walker dies after being found unconscious near Ambleside

A walker has died after being found unconscious on a Lake District hillside. Rescuers were unable to revive the elderly man, who was walking alone,...

Cockermouth team enjoys comedy evening after rescue of Bill Bailey's dog

Mountain rescuers enjoyed an evening of comedy after a risky operation to bring an errant animal to safety.

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