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SKYWATCH: one of the most gorgeous sights in the whole of the sky

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 7:31pm
IF YOU were out and about on any of those stunningly clear nights last weekend you'll know that Venus is now looking absolutely beautiful in the western sky, writes STUART ATKINSON. As soon as the sky begins to darken after sunset, the planet often called the Evening Star pops into view, appearing at first as a silvery spark of light around a third of the way up from the horizon. As the twilight deepens and the sky changes colour from orange to purple, Venus just gets brighter and brighter, until eventually it looks like a silvery lantern. Venus draws your eye like nothing else in the sky, and as it sinks lower it starts to look redder and flicker and flash more. It truly is one of the most gorgeous sights in the whole of the sky.

Theatre plays host to string prizewinning quartet

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 7:16pm
THE Gaskell String Quartet has quickly made its mark on the Manchester music scene. Winners of the Royal Northern College of Music Schubert Prize and Hirsch Prize for the performance of Beethoven, they recently made their BBC Radio 3 debut with a performance of Errollyn Wallen's All the Blues I See and have landed a place in the final of the Chris Rowland Chamber Ensemble of the Year competition for high quality chamber music at the RNCM. On Sunday (April 29, 2.30pm) the rising stars of chamber music, perform at Beetham's Heron Theatre.

PROPERTY: Hollow Cottage, Main Street, Staveley, £315,000

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 6:01pm

Cumbria museum one of Britain's top classic car destinations

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 12:14pm
A CUMBRIA attraction has been listed as one of Britain’s top ten motoring destinations, following thousands of entries and a classic car magazine readers' vote.

Damage caused by off-roaders forces Lake District farmers out

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 11:41am
A HERDWICK sheep farming couple have handed in their notice to relinquish a Lake District farming tenancy because of damage caused by off-road vehicles.

From Hollywood to Cumbria: Star-studded The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle to film scenes in the South Lakes

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 9:01am
HOLLYWOOD filmmakers have picked a characterful South Lakeland market town to film scenes for the upcoming 'The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle' movie.


Tue, 24/04/2018 - 6:10am
To mark the 200th anniversary of The Westmorland Gazette in 2018, we are publishing a photograph from our archives on our website every day this year.

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: 3 Sleddale Gardens, Kendal, £244,000

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 6:01pm
OUR property of the week is a three-bedroom townhouse tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Kendal town centre.

Two South Lakes burglaries spark police investigation

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 5:19pm
Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Cartmel.

Joining the Dots exhibition brings artists and community together

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 4:18pm
VISITORS to Shap's Old Courthouse will be rewarded with a vibrant exhibition entitled Joining the Dots featuring art and craftwork by members of the local community - the result of a collaboration between Kendal Windows on Art and The Old Courthouse group. The project, which is supported by Awards for All, aims to encourage people of all ages to talk about outdoor spaces which are special to them.

Archdeacon jumps from plane to raise money for charity mission

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 3:28pm
The Archdeacon of Lancaster successfully swapped the pulpit for a parachute this month when he made a tandem jump from 15,000 feet for charity.

South Lakes MP meets with rail bosses to discuss cancellations

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 3:27pm
WESTMORLAND and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has told managers at the rail company Northern that passengers on the Lakes Line are choosing to boycott the line because they are so fed up with the poor service.

Northern Sky fundraising gig raises £1,000 for Kendal Mountain Rescue

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 2:29pm
A FUNDRAISING gig by the band Northern Sky has raised more than £1,000 for Kendal Mountain Rescue Team.

Matt returns to Grasmere hotel as head chef

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 1:59pm
MATT Clarke has returned to The Dining Room at Grasmere’s Oak Bank Hotel as its new head chef.

Could driverless pods be coming to the Lake District?

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 12:40pm
STATE-of-the-art self-driving vehicles are being considered as a sustainable transport alternative for the Lake District.

Don't miss charity fashion show in Kendal this Thursday night

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 12:35pm
KENDAL boutique Iluvmemost is staging a charity fashion show at the town's Castle Green Hotel tonight (Thursday, April 26).

London Marathon: MasterChef's Matt Campbell dies after collapsing close to end

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 11:51am
A LAKE District chef died after collapsing while running the London Marathon yesterday (April 22).

Trail runners and walkers urged to sign up for Ingleborough Challenge

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 10:10am
SCORES of trail runners and hill walkers are gearing up to take part in a Clapham Cave Rescue Organisation fund raiser.

Kendal Town win final home game

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 9:35am
KENDAL Town defeated Glossop North End 1-0 in their final home game of the season at The ST&B Accountants Stadium.

Volunteers transform neglected rail station gardens into welcoming area

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 9:05am
VOLUNTEERS have transformed neglected gardens at a South Lakes rail station into a welcoming area for locals and visitors.