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Lake District

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Passes Honister Pass
Whinlatter Pass
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Did you knowFilm director Ken Russell lived in the Keswick/Borrowdale area until 2007 and used it in films such as Tommy and Mahler.
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Lake District History


The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains, and its associations with William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets and also with Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin.

News about Lake District


School trips could be axed in bid to keep staff


School trips could be axed in bid to keep staff

... Now, he is considering reducing swimming lessons to half a term for most pupils and cutting back on school trips to London and the Lake District... Sep 6,2022 11:01 pm

Rae Morris: 'I was definitely, fully dropped'


Rae Morris: 'I was definitely, fully dropped'

... Spitting From The Top is set at the peak of the Blackpool Tower, while is a dreamy Disney ballad about escaping to her family s house in the Lake District " where the blueberries glow and the internet s slow"... Jul 10,2022 3:10 am

New map of ancient trees an opportunity for conservation


New map of ancient trees an opportunity for conservation

... Many are concentrated around London in the historic hunting parks and forests, as well as in the Lake District, Hereford and Northumberland... Jun 30,2022 4:10 am

Number of holiday-let homes in England up 40% in three years


Number of holiday-let homes in England up 40% in three years

... " A bad situation has become entirely disastrous, " he said in a debate earlier this year, adding that the cost of an average home in his constituency, which includes parts of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, was now around 11 times the average wage... Jun 29,2022 3:30 am

Michael Gove vows to end 'scourge' of empty second homes


Michael Gove vows to end 'scourge' of empty second homes

... But Liberal Democrat Tim Farron, who represents a constituency in the Lake District, said for many people in rural areas buying or renting a home had become a " pipe dream"... Jun 8,2022 10:05 pm

Keswick miracle dog Max the springer spaniel dies


Keswick miracle dog Max the springer spaniel dies

... Max the Miracle Dog gained worldwide fame when in the Lake District were posted on Facebook... Apr 6,2022 8:55 pm

Gateshead school fined for field trip which ended in mountain rescue


Gateshead school fined for field trip which ended in mountain rescue

... Staff from Gateshead Cheder, an Orthodox Jewish school, led 13 boys up Helvellyn in the Lake District in March 2020 amid ice and snow... Feb 18,2022 5:04 pm

Storm Dudley: Thousands of people lose electricity due to damage


Storm Dudley: Thousands of people lose electricity due to damage

... " Conditions horrendous Richard Warren from the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association urged people to " stay at home" during the storms... Feb 16,2022 10:39 pm

Lake District mountain rescuers plea after busiest-ever year


Lake District mountain rescuers plea after busiest-ever year

...A Lake District mountain rescue co-ordinator is urging people to properly plan their trips after a record number of call outs last year... Jan 3,2022 5:08 pm

Wildlife's winners and losers of 2021 - and how extreme weather set the tone


Wildlife's winners and losers of 2021 - and how extreme weather set the tone

... It uprooted thousands of trees on National Trust land in the Lake District and destroyed hundreds of irreplaceable trees and plants at its Bodnant Garden in Wales... Dec 27,2021 5:58 am

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Julie Morris: Wigan deputy head teacher admits raping girl

Dec 27,2021 5:58 am

A primary school deputy head teacher has pleaded guilty to 18 child sexual abuse offences, including two rapes.

Julie Morris , 44, the safeguarding lead at a school in Wigan, and partner David Morris filmed themselves abusing and raping a girl under the Age Of 13.

Her 52-year-old partner, of St Helens , admitted 34 offences at a previous hearing.

Liverpool Crown Court heard The Videos showed Julie Morris , of Hindley, giggling as the abuse took place.

Prosecutor John Wyn Williams said the couple met on dating app Plenty of Fish in 2016 after both had separated from their partners and The Relationship " quickly became intensely sexual".

" The communication between them became graphic and depraved which led to some of their Sexual Fantasies becoming a reality, " He Said .

'Evade police'

Mr Wyn Williams said the couple's " sordid secret" was revealed when police found a conversation about sexual abuse of children involving David Morris in a phone seized during a search warrant.

He was arrested but cautioned and released and A Number of devices were seized, which showed the recordings of rape and sexual abuse, The Court heard.

Mr Wyn Williams said both defendants were arrested The Following day as they appeared to be trying to evade police.

" They were on their way to the Lake District in a camper van with £10,000 in their possession, " He Said .

As well as videos and images on David Morris 's phone, officers trawled through 175,000 pages of messages between the couple, revealing sexually explicit communications.

The pair also Set Up a group chat with The Victim in which they would use to talk about how they would abuse her, The Court heard.

Julie Morris worked at St George's Central C of E Primary School in Wigan but the charges are not related to her employment.

The couple are due to be sentenced later.

The charges:

Julie Morris admitted two counts of rape, nine of inciting a child under the Age Of 13 to engage in sexual activity and two of engaging in sexual activity in The Presence of a child.

She also admitted three counts of taking indecent images of a child, one of engaging in sexual communication with a child And One of possessing indecent images of a child.

David Morris admitted seven counts of rape, 13 counts of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, and two counts of engaging in sexual activity in The Presence of a child.

He also pleaded guilty to taking indecent images, of categories A, B and C, possessing and distributing indecent images and two counts of engaging in sexual communications with a child.

He also admitted three counts of voyeurism, possession of an extreme pornographic image and possession of a prohibited image of a child.

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