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Police respond to trouble around Appleby Horse Fair

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Cumbria police want to log all incidents which took place in Kirkby Lonsdale while those travelling to Appleby were in town. Even if incidents have already been reported, report them again by email to or telephone 101. Include details of any photographs or CCTV related to these incidents. Emails should have “Kirkby Lonsdale incidents" in the Subject line.


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Kirkby Lonsdale Festival of Music programme announced

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Kirkby Lonsdale’s very own weekend-long festival of music has announced it's programme of events for this year's Festival.

Now in its fifth year the festival runs from Friday, 8 June to Sunday, 10 June  and features a range of top-class live musical acts in venues throughout the town.

Back by popular demand will be The Great Big Indoor Picnic. On the evening of Friday 8 June...

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Community Gazebos

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Kirkby Lonsdale CIC would like to say a huge thank you to two local businesses, Opalite and Cressbrook Developments who have sponsored two gazebos and tables for Community use at Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market.

Having these Community Gazebos for use in the market every Thursday is an opportunity for start up businesses, local schools, community groups or charities to run enterprise...

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Filming brought in the crowds

Friday, 18 May 2018

Hundreds of people visited Kirkby Lonsdale during May when Universal Studios filmed location scenes for a blockbuster movie, The Voyage of Dr Dolittle. A crew of more than 300 transformed several parts of the town into times gone by and spent three days filming a chase through a market, involving horses, dogs - and even a giraffe.

The film comes out in April, 2019, but Cumbria Life has...

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Universal Studios filming in Kirkby Lonsdale

Friday, 11 May 2018

Hollywood comes to Kirkby Lonsdale!

Universal Studios are making a new Dr Dolittle film, called The Voyage of Dr Dolittle, starring Robert Downey Jr, Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen as well the voices of Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Holland, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard and many more. The production is based at Shepperton Studios with location filming taking place in Cumbria,...

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