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"Hottest show on record" for Westmorland Horticultural Society

Sun, 08/07/2018 - 8:40am
THE "hottest summer show on record" was staged by Westmorland Horticultural Society on a baking Sunday afternoon.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Potato pickers in the 1960s

Sun, 08/07/2018 - 8:10am
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.

Carlisle Cathedral sees six new deacons ordained

Sun, 08/07/2018 - 6:01am
SIX people were ordained deacon at Carlisle Cathedral on Saturday including two teachers and a former British Airways pension fund administrator.

PROPERTY: Home owners sell up before the summer slowdown

Sun, 08/07/2018 - 6:01am
THE number of home owners selling up rose in May, as they tried to secure offers before the annual summer slowdown, says an industry body.

PROPERTY: Ulverston residents sow seeds of a brighter community

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 6:01pm
NEIGHBOURS have been digging in to transform their Ulverston estate into a flourishing, wildlife-friendly space.

Where was this photograph taken?

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 2:51pm
MANY of the images taken by Joseph Hardman in our archives don’t have much information with them. This one shows yachts being launched but we would like your help in telling us when and where this image was taken.

Forest Side chef Martin 'humbled' to make last 10

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 1:50pm
A LAKE District chef is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Gordon Ramsay by winning a major national competition.

Sedbergh community powers through 'Epic' run

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 1:48pm
MORE THAN one hundred members of the Sedbergh School community powered up and down Casterton Fell in the seven mile 'Epic' run.

Sedbergh pupil's activism is recognised with award

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 1:43pm
A SEDBERGH School student has led a group of like-minded pupils to win the prestigious Marsh Award for Youth Activism.

81-year-old thanks air ambulance after suffering two heart attacks - in three weeks

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 1:39pm
A PENSIONER was airlifted twice within a month after suffering two heart attacks - and now his wife has raised £2,350 for the charity which flew to his aid.

Trans return to Lakes Line, but Furness Line cancellations rise

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 12:10pm
CANCELLATIONS on the Northern-run Furness Line have risen once again - just as the Lakes Line begins to see trains operated by the under-fire provider back on the timetable.

PROPERTY: Transform your patio into a stylish outdoor 'room'

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 12:04pm
STYLED with the right furniture and accessories, your garden patio can become another "room".

Resident condemns Bowness Promenade 'prairie' planting

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 12:01pm
NEW planting at Bowness promenade resembles "prairie weeds" and is "a miserable attempt of a garden in a very special place, claims an 82-year-old resident.

PROPERTY: Genesis Homes of Penrith harnesses virtual reality

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 12:01pm
PENRITH-based Genesis Homes has drawn praise for its use of virtual reality in its marketing.

LETTER: Lovely lanes are littered

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 11:40am
THE recent good weather resulted in a very early Sunday morning walk. There are lots of lanes in the lovely Storth area so at 6am off I went.

REVIEW: choir gives fine performance of popular work

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 11:02am
FURNESS Bach Choir gave its performance of Haydn's Creation with full orchestra at the Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands, writes ALAN BOLT.

Bowness cinema likely to be deemed 'cultural asset' but concerns remain

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 8:49am
A MUCH-LOVED Bowness cinema is expected to be deemed a 'cultural asset' following public outcry at the suggestion that it might be redeveloped.

Windermere sailor Steve is a champion of UK, Euro and World

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 8:49am
THE Royal Windermere Yacht Club’s Steve Goacher won the Flying Fifteen National Championships held at Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland - making him the reigning UK, European and World Champion.

GARDENING: turning a selection of stems into something special

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 8:26am
EVERY season I collect flowers from our garden and use them around the home and workplace, writes TOM ATTWOOD. There is a vast difference between collecting and arranging flowers and when you’re in the company of someone who can turn a selection of stems into something special it’s fascinating to see the steps and creativity involved. I have friends and indeed an apprentice who are excellent at doing just this. Watching the stages of the assembly, the controlled layering of the plant material, it’s clear that there is often a significant proportion that is made up of foliage. Shrubs can be an excellent source of foliage and three that I like to use are Physocarpus (ninebark); there are gold and dark purple varieties that can be harvested throughout the season. Eucalyptus gunnii will grow into a large very beautiful tree if left to its own devices but if you pollard it once it has developed a reasonably thick stem, the act of cutting all the stems back to a ‘knuckle’ every autumn will keep the growth in check and generate masses of useable material. Another commonly grown shrub is Rosemary. I love to grow this for so many reasons; nostalgia, the excellent flowers for bees but also it’s longevity as a cut stem when part of an arrangement.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Margaret Thatcher visits Furness General Hospital in 1986

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 8:00am
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.