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Person airlifted to hospital after being struck by lorry at Prizet

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 6:16pm
A PERSON was flown to hospital after being hit by a lorry this morning.

LETTER: A much simpler solution is available to solve parking issues

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 4:43pm
Oh good, £2,000 of taxpayers' money has been allocated by a councillor towards "consultation" and "possible costs" of road lining work at the junction between Burneside Road and the cul-de-sac, Webb View (Gazette, November 22, 'Junction an accident waiting to happen').

Ambitious plan to boost profile of 'Westmorland Dales'

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 4:41pm
A landscape partnership programme worth £3.5m will give the 'Westmorland Dales' area a kick start and raise its profile significantly.

MP secures meeting to tackle second home ownership in South Lakeland

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 4:34pm
SOUTH Lakes MP has today secured a meeting with the housing minister to discuss problems connected with 'excessive' second home ownership in South Lakeland.

CCTV APPEAL: £4.000 of whiskey stolen from Cartmel Drink and Wine Snug

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 4:31pm
A MAN wanted in connection with a robbery s being hunted by police.

Appleby Creamery donates to annual ceremony for Chelsea Pensioners

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 4:00pm
THE Chelsea Pensioners have been able to sample the finest cheeses from Appleby Creamery who donated a generous portion of two of their finest products to the annual Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses.

Man taken to hospital after accident on the A591, Prizet

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 3:56pm
CUMBRIA POLICE has released a statement in regards to the accident that happened this morning (December 10) on the A591.

New MacMillan cancer information pods launched at Kendal and Barrow hospitals

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 3:56pm
TWO new Macmillan Cancer information and support service pods have been rolled out at Kendal and Barrow hospitals.

Police appeal following sexual assault on 16-year-old girl in Ulverston

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 3:04pm
CUMBRIA POLICE has sent out an appeal after a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man.

LETTER: People should be allowed to vote on the Brexit deal

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 2:52pm
THE Prime Minister has called on the country to unite behind the Withdrawal Agreement she has agreed with the European Union.

Golf club manager gets married at work

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 2:00pm
NOT many people arrange for the happiest day of their life to take place at work, but that's just what Margaret Bebbington did.

LETTER: We can avoid disaster but we need to act swiftly

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 1:39pm
RECENTLY you published a letter which appeared to deny the harmful effects of man-made greenhouse gases. Sadly, there is no escaping the extremely dangerous effects of these greenhouse gases.

Appeal for missing man from Kendal

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 12:09pm
CUMBRIA POLICE is appealing for information about a missing man.

Steel door maker Strongdor plans 45 new jobs in Carnforth

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 12:01pm
FORTY-five new jobs could be created by steel door manufacturer Strongdor in Carnforth if expansion plans get the go-ahead.

All set for Barnardo's Big Bake

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 12:00pm
ENTHUSIASTIC bakers across Cumbria are being asked to roll up their sleeves and ready their mixing bowls to take part in the first Barnardo’s Big Bake event.The event, which kicked off in November, sees people across the country baking - or buying – an array of sweet treats and selling them to raise money to help vulnerable children, young people and families who are supported by Barnardo’s, which runs 18 children’s centres across the county.“The Barnardo’s Big Bake is the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family and enjoy some delicious treats, knowing that the money you’re raising will be used to support children facing some of today’s most urgent issues," said Barnardo’s Head of Fundraising Gemma Cornwell."Every cake that is crafted, bought or cobbled together will make a huge difference to the children and young people that we support across Cumbria. On behalf of those children, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who takes part.” The children’s charity has launched a booklet designed to inspire budding bakers which features actor and Barnardo’s ambassador Fay Ripley. For a free copy, go to :

Sports writer Richard Edmondson's opinion of Kendal Town FC's latest performance

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 11:34am
Kendal had an awful afternoon after they lost 5-1 to Widnes, in what was a crucial game for the team.

Vote for your favourite 'November' Photograph

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 9:20am
FOUR finalists for the Westmorland Gazette's 2020 Calendar competition have been chosen.

A591 Sedgwick is closed following a car accident

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 8:42am
THE A591, Sedgwick, is closed both ways following an accident between a car and a lorry.

Forestry equipment stolen from Thirlmere site

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 8:19am
FORESTRY equipment including CCTV cameras, and a generator has been stolen from a site in Thirlmere.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: A new soles machine installed at K Shoes in 1985

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 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.