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TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: The Drill Hall at Staveley in 1972

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 6:30am
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.

Top storytelling festival is digitally enhanced

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 7:46pm
COME weekend and more than 70 events will be staged at the 'bigger and better' Settle Stories Festival.

SKYWATCH: three worlds form striking sight

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 7:04pm
ALTHOUGH Saturn and Mars have moved apart now after their close encounter of the planetary kind last weekend, they are still worth a look, writes STUART ATKINSON. Both planets look like bright stars in the south before sunrise, easily visible to the naked eye, and look even prettier in binoculars. A pair of binoculars will really bring out the planets' colours - the subtle yellow-gold hue of Saturn, and the orange colour of Mars.

Well-known stage and screen actress in Charles Dickens' epic

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 6:17pm
LOVERS of Charles Dickens' novels are in for a literary treat this Easter with an adaptation of Great Expectations playing Theatre by the Lake.

PROPERTY: 2 Deer Park, Crooklands, £240,000

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 6:01pm

Three-year-old dies after contracting Meningitis

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 3:53pm
THE parents of a three year old boy who died from Meningococcal Septicaemia are warning people to be aware of the signs of the disease.

Easter rally at Kirkby Stephen and Brough showcases 250 vintage vehicles

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 2:55pm
THE UK’s biggest free commercial vehicle rally centred on Kirkby Stephen and Brough attracted more than 250 vintage registrations over the Easter weekend.

Man accused of being responsible for fire at Kendal church to go on trial

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 1:50pm
A MAN accused of being responsible for a fire at a Kendal church "with intent to endanger life" will go on trial later this year.

Doctor passes through area on epic charity walk

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 12:53pm
A DOCTOR on an epic charity walk from Land's End to John o'Groats passed through Lancashire and Cumbria this week.

Railway fully reopens after Easter upgrades

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 12:03pm
The railway between London and Scotland via the West Midlands and north west has fully reopened after a number of upgrade and maintenance projects were successfully completed over Easter.

Archdeacon's charitable leap of faith

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 11:16am
THE ARCHDEACON of Lancaster will swap the pulpit for a parachute this month when he makes a tandem jump from 15,000 feet for charity.

Goole shock Kendal Town with 3-1 win

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 9:34am
Kendal Town crashed to an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to bottom of the table Goole at The ST&B Accountants Stadium on Saturday.

Serious accident closes A66 in both directions

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 8:07am
A SERIOUS accident has closed the A66 in both directions between Kirkby Thore and Crackenthorpe this morning (Tuesday). The collision, involving two HGV vehicles, occurred at around 5.40am this morning.


Tue, 03/04/2018 - 6:30am
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 OF THE WEEK: Fern Bank, Burton-in-Kendal, £495,000

Mon, 02/04/2018 - 6:01pm
AN IMPRESSIVE Grade II-listed Georgian house in the village of Burton-in-Kendal is this week's featured property.