Biker dies in crash

A motorcyclist has died in an accident in Cumbria.

A motorcyclist has died in an accident in Cumbria.

The crash happened at 7.45pm on Sunday on the A689 near Alston at the junction with the B6294. A Mercedes car crashed with the Honda motorcycle near Hudgill [correct] Caravan Park.

A police spokesman said the motorcyclist had died at the scene. The driver of the Mercedes, believed to be from Northumberland, was not seriously hurt.

Anyone with information should ring Cumbria Police on (01768) 891999.

Climber saved

A CLIMBER was rescued yesterday [Mon] after becoming lost on a mountainside.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to Priest Hole in Patterdale, Cumbria, after a man became separated from his friend at about midnight.

The team searched for four hours and eventually found the man, who was preparing to camp for the night. He was then reunited with his companion. Both men, colleagues from the Liverpool area, are experienced walkers and were well-equipped.

Row your boat

SEA Cadets from the North-East will be at the MetroCentre this weekend for an extravaganza to demonstrate their activities.

Members of the public will be invited to take part in a rowing challenge, dance the sailor's hornpipe, ride in a surfing simulator or practise knot tying and first aid.

The 200 cadets will be at the centre on Saturday and Sunday.

30 jobs on way

GREAT Outdoor Stores is to open a shop in Shiremoor, North Tyneside, creating 30 jobs.

The company employs 25 at its other shops in Grainger Street, Newcastle, and The Bridges, Sunderland.

The third store will be the largest in the group, set up by Malcolm and Diane Crone 23 years ago.

Table topper

A YOUNG waiter from Newcastle has been shortlisted for a national award.

Patrycia Lazor, who works at Jesmond Dene House in Jesmond, Newcastle, has won a place in heats for this year's Young Waiter competition run by the Restaurant Association.

She will now compete at Darlington College on Wednesday September 6 for a place in the final in London on October 3.


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