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Powerful Dvorak work is centrepiece of Come and Sing

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 12:41pm
THIS year’s Levens Choir autumn tour takes musical director Ian Jones and his excellent ensemble across country to Norfolk and the splendours of Southwell Minster and Norwich Cathedral. As the prelude to their tuneful trip, they perform at Cartmel Priory on Saturday, October 21 (7.30pm) with guest singers joining the choir to rehearse and perform the central work in the concert: Dvorak’s incredibly lyrical and melodic Mass in D. Before the powerful Dvorak piece, Levens’ singers will perform other music from their Norfolk trip beginning with the wonderful new work by Scottish composer James MacMillan O Radiant Dawn.

Ulverston couple scoop 'life changing' £1M lottery win

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 12:21pm
A COUPLE from Ulverston are celebrating today after scooping a 'life changing' £1M in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker draw.

Yorkshire Dales staff clear "divine viewpoint" in Kirkby Lonsdale

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 11:52am
SYCAMORE saplings and overgrown rhododendrons have been lopped by Yorkshire Dales National Park staff to restore a viewpoint at Kirkby Lonsdale described by writer John Ruskin as the most “naturally divine” in England.

Met Office issue weather warning for Cumbria

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 10:43am
THE MET Office has warned of disruption to transport and power cuts following a yellow weather warning.

Would you like to see an obituary of a loved-one in The Westmorland Gazette?

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 10:24am
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Firefighters release woman from car after collision at Ings

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 8:57am
A WOMAN was taken to hospital yesterday (October 3) after a two vehicle collision on the A591 at Ings.

North Lancashire pub is back in business

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 8:03am
A RURAL North Lancashire pub and restaurant will re-open today (Sept 28) following an extensive refurbishment.

Charity ball raises more than £24,000 in memory of Andrea Batten-Gray, who lost her battle with cancer

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 8:03am
The inaugural Sparkle Ball at the Daffodil Hotel in Grasmere raised more than £24,000 for charity.

READER'S PHOTO: The River Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 7:52am
Westmorland Gazette reader David Stocks took this lovely photograph of the River Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale.

SKYWATCH: back and shining bright - weather permitting!

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 9:08pm
THE Cumbrian weather really seems to have it in for us at the moment, writes STUART ATKINSON. Since I wrote the last Skywatch we have missed two more displays of the northern lights and have seen nothing of the beautiful meeting, or 'conjunction,' of the planets Venus and Mars in the eastern sky before dawn. It's very disheartening.

Global celebration of comic art welcomes top names to Kendal

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 7:08pm
SERGIO Aragonés is hailed as one of the most famous and influential living cartoonists, probably best known for his work on MAD Magazine.

PROPERTY: The Old Vicarage, Tunstall, £950,000

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 6:00pm

Talented college students exhibit prizewinning work

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 5:38pm
TALENTED Kendal College student Tilly Henry's award winning conceptual environmental film, Plastic on the Menu, is showing in the entrance foyer of Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre. Tilly won the Brewery's Emerging Artist prize at the Kendal College summer exhibition and is working locally, incorporating digital and lens-based media to pursue a career in writing, activism and film.

Strike action on Northern - plan ahead for this evening's travel

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 4:36pm
Plan now for this evening’s peak travel. That’s the message from Northern to customers planning to use trains this evening.

Man jailed for beating up former partner in Lake District bed and breakfast

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 4:10pm
A MAN who beat up his former partner in a "flash of rage" at their Lake District bed and breakfast has been jailed.

PODIUM: Orienteering can offer boosts to mind and body

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 3:54pm
By 2021 more than one million people in the UK will be diagnosed with dementia.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority makes 'keep primary schools open' plea

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 3:37pm
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) has made an appeal to education chiefs to recognise the importance of primary schools to the life of rural communities.

Improved access to Ingleborough thanks to all-terrain wheelchair

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 3:34pm
A NEW all-terrain wheelchair is opening up the foothills of Ingleborough to people who have difficulty walking.

Traffic easing after three vehicle collision on A590

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 3:09pm
THE A590 is blocked eastbound following an accident involving three vehicles. 

Photography competition winners help charity

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 2:46pm
CONSERVATION charity Friends of the Lake District said it has been overwhelmed by the hundreds of stunning images submitted to their photography competition this year.