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Follow the Lancaster Canal's gunpowder trail this Sunday

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 6:01pm
TWO guided "gunpowder trail" walks are planned from Crooklands, this Sunday (September 16).

Cottage with a view comes onto the market in Kendal

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 6:01pm
A PERIOD cottage offering spectacular views over "the auld grey town" of Kendal has come onto the market for £450,000.

Ex-RAF corporal and scout master on trial over alleged Lakes sex abuse

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 5:50pm
A FORMER RAF corporal and scout leader accused of molesting a boy during a camping trip to the Lake District has gone on trial.

Do you know any of the missing names in this old school photograph?

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 5:13pm
Following our request to readers to send in their old photographs, Doug Coates, 74, who has lived near Leeds for the last 47 years, sent in this picture of the pupils and staff at Tebay Infants School in 1948.

LETTER: The people must have the final say over Brexit deal

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 4:51pm
In Carlisle in the 2016 referendum Carlisle voted 60 per cent to 40 per cent in favour of Leave.

Artists capture movement of sky and sea

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 4:08pm
FOLLOWING their recent joint exhibition at the Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway Scotland, Settle-based artists Margaret Uttley and David Knight are exhibiting their paintings and drawings at Gavagan Art.

LETTER: Kendal faces retailing challenges

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 3:47pm
DID other readers notice the irony of your report 'Shops are filling up in Kendal' being placed next to 'Kendal’s New Look will close its doors'? (Business, August 23). Elsewhere there are reports of Argos and Carphone Warehouse moving from the Westmorland Shopping Centre to out of town locations.

Cars stolen in series of Cumbrian burglaries

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 3:23pm
TWO cars have been stolen from Cumbrian properties over the weekend.

Police investigate racially aggravated public order offence in Kendal

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 3:17pm
POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a racially aggravated public order offence that occurred in a children’s play area in Kendal.

Road near Windermere's Rec blocked by tree on top of car

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 2:33pm
WINDERMERE residents awoke to the sight of a tree toppled onto a car at Park Road yesterday morning (Sunday).

Sneak preview of new studio and gallery space

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 12:35pm
A GROUP of Lakeland artists are offering the public an early preview of their latest work ahead of the opening of their own studio and gallery space next year.

Coniston country house hotel sold for undisclosed sum

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 10:40am
THE Waterhead Hotel overlooking Coniston Water has been sold for an undisclosed sum.

Rise in homelessness applications in South Lakes

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 10:25am
THE number of homelessness applications in South Lakeland has almost trebled in the past year.

Road closed following Lancashire barn blaze

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 7:37am
THE A687 is closed both ways due to a building fire at a farm between Chapel Lane (Burton in Lonsdale) and Greta Bridge (Wrayton).

Heavy traffic on A590

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 7:32am
THERE are reports of heavy traffic on the A590 both ways this morning (Monday).

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: The Lowland sheep champion, at Westmorland County Show in 1993

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 5:50am
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.

Art trail is highlight of the year

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 5:48pm
THE name Green Door is synonymous with some of the region's best contemporary art and over the September 29/30 weekend many members of the artists' collective will be blazing a creative trail across the region.

Brewery heads out in a Roundabout way

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 2:35pm
MORE often than not the Brewery has something cutting edge up its theatrical sleeve.

POSITIVE PARENTING: Dealing with clinginess

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 1:49pm
Clinginess in little ones can come and go especially if your child is feeling unwell this type of behaviour might be more prevalent. You are the centre of your children’s universe, so it is only natural that they have times when they want to stay close to you. It is in fact a true sign that they are securely attached to you and is part of healthy development.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: a search through the Bible can be inspiring and exciting

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 1:42pm
WHILE travelling on holiday and stopping at a service station, I bought an outdoor magazine as I do once or twice a year. It had one of those competitions where you have to guess from where the photograph was taken and send in the map grid reference. The photo looked fairly familiar so over the next few days, I kept looking at the photo and scanning my OS map app checking the position of crags and gullies in relation to the fell tops. Finally, after a week puzzling over it, my wife was relieved