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PROPERTY: Lake District barn to go under hammer next month

Sat, 04/11/2017 - 6:00pm
A TRADITIONAL Lake District barn with planning consent and panoramic views is to go under the hammer next month.

Morecambe Bay hospitals missing key waiting time targets

Sat, 04/11/2017 - 4:36pm
MORECAMBE Bay hospitals are missing key waiting targets as a result of 'significant pressure', a key health boss has said.

Freemason celebrates his golden jubilee

Sat, 04/11/2017 - 3:19pm
A FREEMASON has been honoured at a ceremony to celebrate his golden jubilee in the order.

PROPERTY: More new homes needed in Dales, says YDNPA

Sat, 04/11/2017 - 12:00pm
THE Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is contacting landowners, developers, builders, planning agents and housing associations to urge them to consider building new homes in the park.

Community turn out to discuss Burneside bridge solutions

Sat, 04/11/2017 - 10:44am
THE CLOSURE of Burneside's Ford Bridge has left the village in a 'mess' and 'divided' the community, says the chair of the village residents' association.

Burglar disturbed while entering Dalton property

Sat, 04/11/2017 - 9:50am
Police are investigating a burglary where a man, wearing a white/cream top and black gloves, entered the home address of an elderly woman on Cobden Street, Dalton-in-Furness.

PICTURE FROM THE PAST: What can you tell us about this idyllic country scene?

Sat, 04/11/2017 - 8:51am
THIS image was probably taken in the 1940s or 1950s and shows wheat being harvested. Sadly we know very little more about it but would love to hear from you if you do. Please get in touch at or Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL. Please include the reference number 2002.7.043 in any correspondence.

AGONY CHEF: try this recipe that pays homage to sisters who accidentally made an upside down tart

Sat, 04/11/2017 - 8:20am
I would quite like to make an apricot based dessert. How would I go about making one?

See your wedding report in The Westmorland Gazette

Sat, 04/11/2017 - 8:05am
Would you like to see a report of your wedding in The Westmorland Gazette?

Increased charges mean uncertain future for two South Lakeland medical practices

Sat, 04/11/2017 - 7:22am
TWO leading South Lakeland medical practices face an uncertain future over crippling charges being imposed on their premises.

PROPERTY: Take proper legal advice when making your will, says solicitor John Cooke

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 6:00pm
WHERE there is a will… there is a disgruntled relative!

OBITUARY: Former teacher and golf lover Jennifer Margaret Charlton

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 4:32pm
A FORMER teacher, entrepreneur and golfing enthusiast has passed away, aged 70.

Cannabis user, 20, sold drug to his friends, court told

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 4:24pm
A SOUTH Cumbria cannabis user who bought the drug in bulk and then sold some to pals has been sentenced by a judge.

Appleby horse fair visitor downed a dozen pints before crashing uncle's £23,000 Range Rover

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 3:48pm
AN Appleby horse fair visitor who crashed his uncle's Range Rover after sinking a dozen pints of beer has been spared immediate prison.

LETTER: We need to understand more about this common land at Kendal

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 3:46pm
SOUTH Lakeland District Council has prevented vehicle access to the side of New Road Common Land, at Kendal, on the legal grounds of 'safety' and access denied to lawful users for 'air and recreation'.

Tributes paid to football-mad 'Wakey', 60

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 3:43pm
A MUCH-loved and well-known Kendal football fanatic and plumber has died at the age of 60.

Council seeks to put limit on how many members of the public can speak at planning meetings

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 3:19pm
THE way which the public participates in planning matters in South Lakeland could be set to change.

READERS TO THE RESCUE: Emotional support on offer for the rescuers

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 2:13pm
The Westmorland Gazette’s Readers to the Rescue campaign aims to raise £40,000 for Kendal Mountain Rescue Team to buy a new state-of-the-art vehicle that will act as a ‘mobile base’. This would allow better communications on rescues and potentially save lives. This week SARA ROYLE talks to two team members about the difficulties of dealing with incidents that do not have a positive outcome.

Ulverston man fulfils 'ambition' with new bottleshop and tap room

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 1:57pm
AN ULVERSTON beer enthusiast has fulfilled an 'ambition' by opening a new drinking spot and shop in the town.

LETTER: Corporal punishment was a way of distinguishing the sheep from the goats

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 1:41pm
I AM appalled at the Scottish Government’s ill-considered intention to ban the reasonable chastisement of children by their parents.