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Easter treat on way for young hospital patients in Morecambe Bay

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 12:03pm
AN EASTER appeal to help make children's hospital stays a little brighter has been launched.

Ullswater Steamers supports charity's conservation work with visitor cash donation

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:59am
ULLSWATER Steamers has presented its first donation to the brand new charity - The Lake District Foundation formerly known as Nurture Lakeland.

LETTER: Why does the country grind to a half when a couple of inches of snow falls?

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:55am
IT NEVER fails to amaze me how, when a couple of inches of snow falls, the majority of the population appears to throw their hands up in horror and the country grinds to a halt.

Small change makes a big difference to Witherslack primary school pupils

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:45am
SMALL change from Yorkshire Building Society members has made a big difference to pupils at a South Lakeland primary school.

Bentham needs more homes for growing families, says council

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:31am
A PLEA for more affordable homes for growing families is being made by Bentham Town Council.

Two major South Lakeland planning documents move closer to adoption

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:15am
TWO planning documents have moved closer to adoption following the submission of proposals to the Secretary of State.

New anthology explores writings of 'Queen of the north' who rebuilt Cumbrian and North Yorkshire castles

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:14am
A NEW book exploring the writings of an English countess who restored Cumbrian and North Yorkshire castles has been released.

South Lakes vet takes two to Crufts

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 10:51am
A SOUTH Lakeland vet is competing with two of her 'versatile' dogs at a world famous dog show today (March 7).

Football legend Paul Gascoigne to talk about his life in Kendal

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 9:57am
ENGLAND football legend Paul Gascoigne will talk about his career and life at Kendal's Leisure Centre on May 25.

PICTURE GALLERY: Children celebrate World Book Day across Cumbria

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 9:40am
CHILDREN across Cumbria unleashed their imaginations as they celebrated all things literary last Thursday (March 1).

Fire crews rescue sheep stranded by high tide

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 9:19am
SIXTY sheep were rescued by fire crews at Grange when they became stranded by the incoming tide.

Levens villagers reach out helping hand to neighbours in need

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 7:01am
KIND-hearted villagers are reaching out to their neighbours in need with a new venture being launched tomorrow (Friday).

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Rail collision at Docker in 1947

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 6:10am
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.

Your guide to gigs in the Kendal area

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 5:01pm
THURSDAY: Burgundys, Kendal: Round Midnight . Unicorn Inn, Ambleside: Open Mic Night. Victoria Hall, Settle: Skerryvore. The Yorkshire House, Lancaster: tAngerinecAt and Cassie.

MP calls for electric shock dog collars to be banned

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 4:50pm
South Lakes MP Tim Farron has called for the ban on electric shock dog collars to be extended across the UK.

Kendal's KFC restaurant closed following fire

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 3:40pm
THE Kendal branch of fast food outlet KFC remains closed following a fire.

Vital conservation work carried out by University of Cumbria in West Africa

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 2:40pm
A GROUP of students and academics from the University of Cumbria are helping to secure critically endangered species in West Africa.

Jury begins to hear closing speeches in Underley Hall trial

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 2:31pm
A JURY in the trial of four men who deny the alleged physical abuse of boys at a South Cumbria residential school has begun hearing closing speeches in the case.

Giant eggs to feature in charity Easter hunt

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 2:22pm
A KENDAL artists is just one of many creative individuals working on creations for The Big Beautiful Egg Hunt, an Easter event set to charm and delight people of all ages.

Met Office issues snow warning for North Yorkshire for tomorrow morning

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 1:18pm
COMMUTERS in North Yorkshire need to take extra care tomorrow (Thursday) morning after a yellow warning of snow was issued by the Met Office.