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Ill lone yachtsman rescued by Barrow RNLI

2 hours 30 min ago
THE RNLI today rescued a lone yachtsman who had become unwell and required a medical evacuation.

Morrisons at Kendal to introduce 'quieter hour' for shoppers

3 hours 41 min ago
MORRISONS at Kendal is to introduce a quieter hour for customers who would benefit from a calmer shopping trip.

John Woodcock MP quits Labour party

5 hours 34 min ago
BARROW and Furness MP John Woodcock has today resigned from the Labour party.

Cumberland Building Society appoints new director

5 hours 53 min ago
CUMBERLAND Building Society has announced the appointment of Mark Stanger as a new non-executive director.

1,300 take part in Cumbria Litter Pick

5 hours 58 min ago
MORE than 1,300 people took part in the Great Cumbrian Litter Pick organised by the Friends of the Lake District.

Town plans 'snogathon'

6 hours 2 min ago
THREE hundred passengers will take part in Britain’s biggest snogathon on Sunday, July 22, under the iconic clock at Carnforth station where Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson kissed in the classic 1945 movie Brief Encounter.

Kendal College to continue managing town's museum

6 hours 15 min ago
A SOUTH Lakeland college will have more freedom to run a town’s museum as part of a new management agreement.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Netherfield versus Chesterfield in 1963

9 hours 1 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.

Champions of outdoor theatre return to Brantwood

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 6:43pm
ONE of the star outfits of open air theatre return to a favoured haunt next week.

LETTER: Cyclists need to follow the rules

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 4:37pm
How many times do you meet bikers where they should not legally be? In towns, villages; on footpaths and on the mountains.

Paragliders raise thousands at Lakes Charity Classic held at Grasmere

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 4:22pm
THE annual Lakes Charity Classic saw paragliders from across the UK meet in the Lake District to fly together and raise thousands for charity.

Six Calendar Girls to visit Hawes museum next week

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 3:05pm
SIX of the original Calendar Girls will be attending a public event at a Yorkshire Dales attraction next week.

Tim Farron misses Brexit vote which was won with a majority of three

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 11:00am
WESTMORLAND and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has apologised for missing a Brexit vote on government-backed amendments to a bill in the House of Commons.

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU COLUMN: You might find you are entitled to claim free school meals

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 10:51am
Were you aware that if you receive Income Support, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit (some exceptions) then you can apply for free school meals for your children in KS2 or above?

Summer Lake District tourism guide now available

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 10:36am
Planning to visit the Lake District or looking for some great days out ideas?

New organ donor town plaque installed in Kendal

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 10:20am
A CEREMONY was held at the Renal Unit at Westmorland General Hospital to unveil a new Kendal Organ Donor Town plaque.

Lakes Line electrification to be reconsidered

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 9:27am
RAIL bosses have promised to look again at electrifying the Lakes Line after government pulled the plug on the plans last July.

Hosepipe ban coming into force in Cumbria

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 8:34am
A hosepipe ban is to be introduced in most pats of Cumbria from August 5.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Farleton ploughing competition in 1943

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 7:00am
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.