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Firefighters tackle vehicle fire on M6

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:11am
FIREFIGHTERS tackled a vehicle fire on the M6 northbound in the early hours of this morning (January 11).

Surveyor urges farmers to grasp opportunities this year - Farming Diary

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 9:39am
Despite the Rural Payments Agency’s announcement that 91% of farmers should have been paid their Basic payment by 31st December 2017, I know that some of my clients, particularly those with common rights and arable cropping are still waiting for their payment.

Chamber chief exec comes out in support of Thirlmere zip wire plans

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 9:29am
THE CHIEF executive of Cumbria's Chamber of Commerce has come out in support of controversial plans that would see eight zip wires running over Thirlmere.

Perfect preserves sought for 13th Marmalade Awards

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 9:14am
MARMALADE lovers are being sought to enter their preserves into the 13th annual World’s Original Marmalade Awards.

Windermere fell runner celebrates 365 day milestone

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 8:55am
AN inspirational fell runner from Windermere has completed a gruelling 365 day challenge for a charity that offers end of life care.

Blood donation for dogs at Windermere vets

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 8:49am
OWNERS of dogs who meet blood donation criteria are being encouraged to attend a donation session at Windermere vets.


Thu, 11/01/2018 - 7:40am
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.

Tim Farron MP admits regret over 'gay sex is not a sin' comment

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 7:29am
TIM Farron MP has admitted he regrets saying he believed gay sex is not a sin in the run up to last year's general election.

Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge rowers on track for record time

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 7:00am
AS AN Atlantic rowing race enters its final stages, two former Sedbergh School boys and their crewmates are in the lead by 14 nautical miles.

The Westmorland Gazette's Camera Club 2019 calendar competition: November finalists

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 6:09am
THE four finalists for November for the Gazette's 2019 Calendar competition have been chosen.

Vicky's SIX Brilliant Things To Do This Week ....

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 6:00am
What's On this week ...

PROPERTY: Struggling to keep warm in Lancashire? Help is at hand

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 6:00am
PEOPLE struggling to afford to heat their homes this winter are being given £500,000 by Lancashire County Council.

Children in Lancashire seek adopters - find out more on Jan 16

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 6:00pm
ANYONE thinking about adopting a child in Lancashire is welcome to find out more on Tuesday, January 16 at County Hall, Preston, from 6pm to 7.30pm.

New barn planned for Guides Farm, Flookburgh, rejected by planners

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 6:00pm
A CONCRETE-walled field barn proposed for Guides Farm, Flookburgh, would be "prominent and discordant" in the landscape, planners decided.

Ulverston resident has bungalow consent renewed for garden

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 4:00pm
AN ULVERSTON resident has had outline planning consent for a new bungalow renewed.

New preventative service to tackle sexual exploitation in Cumbria

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 3:27pm
A NEW preventative service to tackle child sexual exploitation in Cumbria has been launched by Barnardo’s.

Prime Minister Theresa May pays tribute to Dame Jackie Danie

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 3:14pm
PRIME Minister Theresa May has joined those paying tribute to Dame Jackie Daniel, the chief executive of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust who is to step down from her position.

NOSTALGIA: ‘Fearless tackler’ Jack made history

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 3:01pm
Ann Chapman describes the life of Jack Kirkby, a Kendal rugby player selected to play for England boys in 1937

Tower Wood's old wooden jetties to be replaced on Windermere

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 3:00pm
AGEING timber-built jetties at an outdoor centre on Windermere's shores are to be replaced.

Plans for 20 tradesmen's storage containers in Kendal get go-ahead

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 2:54pm
PLANS for 20 "much-needed" storage containers to be sited on Kendal's Mintsfeet Industrial Estate met with approval from South Lakeland District Council.