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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.
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.
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.
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
HOLLYWOOD filmmakers have picked a characterful South Lakeland market town to film scenes for the upcoming 'The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle' movie.
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.
OUR property of the week is a three-bedroom townhouse tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Kendal town centre.
Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Cartmel.
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.
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.
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.
A FUNDRAISING gig by the band Northern Sky has raised more than £1,000 for Kendal Mountain Rescue Team.
MATT Clarke has returned to The Dining Room at Grasmere’s Oak Bank Hotel as its new head chef.
STATE-of-the-art self-driving vehicles are being considered as a sustainable transport alternative for the Lake District.
KENDAL boutique Iluvmemost is staging a charity fashion show at the town's Castle Green Hotel tonight (Thursday, April 26).
A LAKE District chef died after collapsing while running the London Marathon yesterday (April 22).
SCORES of trail runners and hill walkers are gearing up to take part in a Clapham Cave Rescue Organisation fund raiser.
KENDAL Town defeated Glossop North End 1-0 in their final home game of the season at The ST&B Accountants Stadium.
VOLUNTEERS have transformed neglected gardens at a South Lakes rail station into a welcoming area for locals and visitors.