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Plan submitted to upgrade Cumbrian air ambulance base

3 hours 27 min ago
THE Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has submitted plans for an upgrade to its Cumbrian airbase.

LETTER: One way to kill the 'golden goose'

3 hours 31 min ago
"How do you kill the goose that laid the golden egg"? Introduce a tourist tax to the Lake District.

Excitement mounts for Cumbria's new £12m maternity unit

3 hours 49 min ago
STAFF and mothers have enjoyed a sneak preview of South Cumbria's new state-of-the-art maternity unit ahead of its official opening.

RSPCA believes deaths of Furness cats were down to deliberate poisonings

4 hours 20 min ago
FOUR Furness cats may have been deliberately poisoned, a leading animal welfare charity has warned.

LETTER: Does the Lake District need a tourist tax?

4 hours 31 min ago
A STRIKING minor episode in Buttermere over Christmas has made me wonder whether a tourist tax, used widely and successfully across Europe, might provide a solution to current constraints on Cumbria County Council’s winter roads budget.

Fix the Fells have record smashing year

5 hours 3 min ago
THE Fix the Fells Volunteers had a record breaking year in 2017, delivering more for the Lake District environment than ever before.

Avalanche risk warning issued by mountain rescuers

5 hours 41 min ago
MOUNTAIN rescuers in the Lake District have warned there is a risk of avalanches as a result of recent wintry conditions.

Council rejects Beehive development

6 hours 21 sec ago
MAJOR plans that promise to bring hundreds of jobs to Ulverston have been rejected by the town's council.

Collision on M6 northbound

6 hours 17 min ago
A BMW was involved in a collision on the M6 this morning (January 19).

Hazardous driving conditions and road closures across Cumbria

7 hours 5 min ago
THERE are hazardous driving conditions and road closures in place across the county this morning (January 19).

Timing of planned Burneside roadworks is criticised

7 hours 11 min ago
THE timing of a road-widening scheme in a South Lakeland village has been criticised for putting too much strain on residents.

WALK: popular village is ideal base for short walk

7 hours 18 min ago
INGS village makes an ideal base for this short walk, writes JOHN EDMONDSON. It has an award-winning pub, a delightful cafe, a state-of-the-art bike-store, guesthouses and a filling station with a shop. It’s name means ‘the water meadows’ but some people, referring to the speed cameras, jokingly say it stands for 'I Never Go Slowly!' This walk explores attractive countryside north of the village, in the area of Hugill Fell.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Children's party at Kendal Town Hall

8 hours 10 min ago
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: Winter is ideal time to wrap up house sale, says agent

8 hours 20 min ago
WINTER is an ideal time to wrap up a house sale, says nationwide estate agents Humberts.

'Overall performance was vastly improved': Kendal RUFC director of rugby

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 6:42pm
KENDAL RUFC director of rugby Steve Whitehead praised his side for their performance in their 47-6 demolition of Pocklington on Saturday.

TV architect George Clarke seeks Gazette readers' homes

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 6:10pm
TELEVISION architect George Clarke is asking Gazette readers to get in touch if they are planning a major interior makeover at home.

Mystery benefactor boosts Oaklea Trust's hopes for Appleby flats

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 6:06pm
A GENEROUS gift from a "mystery benefactor" has boosted hopes for a former elderly people's home in Appleby.

People urged to have the jab as flu cases rise

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 4:17pm
SOUTH Cumbria and Lancashire's medical director has urged people who are in at-risk groups to get themselves vaccinated, as numbers of people experiencing flu symptoms in the area continue to rise. Dr Kieran Murphy, Medical Director for NHS England warned that people with long-term conditions such as asthma, heart-disease and diabetes are particularly at risk of serious illness as the flu virus continues to spread.

500 young runners take part in cross country trials

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 4:13pm
Sedbergh Preparatory School welcomed more than 500 young runners from 27 local primary schools for the annual South Lakeland District Cross-Country Trials.

Wildman Street road narrowing proposal decision made

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 4:00pm
A ROAD-narrowing scheme in Kendal which sparked outrage among residents and commuters is to be scrapped by the local authority.