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READER'S PHOTO: Pied wagtails at Kendal

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 11:53am
Westmorland Gazette reader John Mounsey subnitted this phgotograph of Pied-Wagtails at Kendal.

Nordic walkers' festive trek fundraises for Fix the Fells

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 10:44am
A NORDIC walking group has raised more than £300 to help repair and maintain the mountain footpaths of the Lake District.

SLDC extends housing need service as homelessness applications rise

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 10:36am
THE number of homelessness applications received by South Lakeland District Council has almost trebled in the past year.

Penrith firm praised for rescuing Christmas

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 10:28am
A FAMILY-OWNED Penrith courier stepped in to Christmas and saved the day for hundreds of customers of Grasmere Gingerbread®.

Kendal Town start New Year with 3-0 defeat at Clitheroe

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 10:05am
KENDAL Town started 2018 with a defeat at high-flying Clitheroe despite a strong first half performance in Lancashire.

Cumbrians awarded for their services in New Year's Honours list

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 9:59am
SEVERAL South Lakes people are among those recognised in the New Year's Honours this year.

Public urged to stay away from A&E after increase in flu cases

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 9:58am
UNIVERSITY Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) is asking visitors and the public to only attend its Emergency Departments and visit sites if they have to after several patients at Furness General Hospital and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary tested positive for influenza.

Non members of Kendal Cycle Club invited to take part in social ride

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 9:55am
NON-MEMBERS of Kendal Cycle Club are being invited to take part in the first social ride of the year on Saturday.

Conservatives label council plan as 'Lib Dem manifesto'

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 8:40am
CONSERVATIVE councillors have criticised South Lakeland District Council’s Council Plan, brandishing it a ‘Lib Dem manifesto’.

Former Kendal rugby player makes 200th appearance for Newcastle Falcons

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 8:24am
FORMER Kendal RUFC player Mark Wilson reached a landmark 200th appearance for Aviva Premiership side Newcastle Falcons on Saturday.

Age of Cumbria's rolling stock on the agenda at MP’s rail meeting

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 8:19am
RAIL bosses were grilled by frustrated members of the Cumbria Better Connected campaign on Friday (December 22).


Tue, 02/01/2018 - 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.

LETTER: Why does South Lakeland District Council need 50 councillors?

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 7:25am
READING the latest edition of South Lakeland News the back page lists local councillors, do we really need 50 councillors to represent South Lakeland residents? 50 per cent fewer could do the job as badly at half the cost!

SKYWATCH: meteor shower ready to peak

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 8:53pm
ALTHOUGH they're long and often bitterly cold, the nights of early January are perfect for amateur astronomy, writes STUART ATKINSON. Because the Sun sets early we don't have to wait long for it to get dark enough to see things 'up there,' and if you're really dedicated you can enjoy many hours of stargazing before finally crawling under the duvet and thawing out.

Top names included in line-up for popular Words by the Water literary gathering

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 8:09pm
WORDS by the Water's eminent line-up for its 2018 literary gathering at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake includes top comedian Shappi Khorsandi, Michael Rosen, Vince Cable, Peter Snow, Polly Toynbee, Micheal Buerk, Claire Tomalin, Ben Okri, Michael Frayn, Simon Heffer and many more. Running from March 9-18, festival president Melvyn Bragg will also speak at the event on stage with his daughter Marie-Elsa Bragg, in conversation about the role of faith in their fiction and lives. Festival themes include Politics and Change, Ways of Being, Exploration and Global perspectives. Booking opens on January 8 on 017687-74411.

Actors needed for fresh take on Shakespeare comedy

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 5:07pm
FOLLOWING on from last year's sell-out performances of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, director Sandra Williams is poised to sprinkle her magic on another innovative Cartmel Priory and Marshal Theatre Company production Much Ado About Nothing.

From page to stage - award-winning director brings much loved story to life

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 2:02pm
EVERY night - and sometimes twice daily - the stage of Theatre by the Lake bursts into bloom as a tale is told of a sad little orphan, a girl who is uprooted from her home in India to find friends and happiness in Yorkshire, writes DAVID WARD.

LETTER: No automatic right to free parking

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:10pm
WHY do so many of the people of Kendal think they're entitled to free car parking? There are hundreds of people working in Bowness and Windermere who are on minimum wage and so the first hour of their working day pays for parking.

Staveley's Leo Houlding witnesses spectacular solar display

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:54am
STAVELEY adventurer Leo Houlding bore witness to a spectacular solar display in Antarctica last week.

NOSTALGIA: Farm identified by readers

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:23am
A LITTLE while ago we asked if you could identify this farm.