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LETTER: Why wasn't there a big screen in Market Place, Kendal?

Sat, 28/07/2018 - 1:17pm
WHEN there were plans to improve the Market Place at Kendal we were told that a giant screen would be purchased for use in festivals.

LETTER: What has gone wrong with our society?

Sat, 28/07/2018 - 12:57pm
I HAD my bi monthly treat the other day. I tavelled from the Lakes to London via Virgin Rail to see our daughters - first class, an absolute bargain with my old person’s rail card.

PROPERTY: Work starts at last on homes at Backbarrow Ironworks

Sat, 28/07/2018 - 12:01pm
WORK has begun on the highly anticipated development of Backbarrow Ironworks, considered to be "probably the most important archaeological monument" in the Lake District National Park.

Holme celebrates annual festival of sport

Sat, 28/07/2018 - 12:01pm
THE Holme Festival of Sport took place last weekend.

Snow leopard will be star attraction at South Lakes zoo

Sat, 28/07/2018 - 8:31am
A TEN-week-old snow leopard will be the star attraction at a South Lakes zoo next month.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: An unusual watchdog in 1966

Sat, 28/07/2018 - 8:10am
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.

GARDENING: the time is 'ripe' for cuttings

Sat, 28/07/2018 - 7:52am
IN GARDENING, the numerous, seemingly mysterious terms can create the impression of tasks being more complicated than they really are. When it comes to taking cuttings of plants, (particularly those that you would take now) many books will focus on the technical side of the operation and what you need to do in order to keep your cuttings healthy. They can get rather tiresome as do many books or courses that stipulate methods as the 'correct way'. Yes, there are certain, basic requirements but it can be a very basic operation that requires very little kit and some basic materials. Now you can take 'semi-ripe' cuttings; think of semi-ripe/semi-mature wood (or stem) and that is what it refers to i.e. this year's growth so far; 'softwood' cuttings are made using very new growth and 'hardwood' cuttings are taken in the winter on one to three year-old wood.

Positive Parenting with Chris Garner: Travelling with children

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 6:01pm
TRAVELLING with children can be stressful at the best of times.

PROPERTY: Dealing with boundary disputes, by solicitor John Cooke

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 6:01pm
BOUNDARY disputes. Nobody wants one but sadly they are all too common, especially in rural areas where larger parcels of land are often divided up and sold off.

Environment Agency warns Cumbrian countryside is showing signs of distress

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:27pm
A WARNING that the natural environment is starting to show signs of distress in Cumbria and Lancashire as this summer’s warm dry weather continues has been issued by the Environment Agency.

Thieves target Kendal building site in overnight raid

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 4:53pm
A BUILDING site on Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, was targeted by thieves who forced entry overnight and stole plant and power tools.

Boy, 15, arrested after girl's phone smashed

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 4:48pm
A 15-YEAR-old boy has been arrested after an alleged incident in Burneside.

Five fraudsters jailed after Cumbria World fire

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 4:17pm
A GROUP of fraudsters have been jailed after being stopped in their tracks by specialist financial investigators.

Rail passengers avoiding Oxenholme parking costs causing 'nightmare' for residents

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 4:14pm
RAIL passengers wanting to avoid parking costs at Oxenholme are causing a ‘nightmare’ for homeowners nearby by leaving their vehicles in residential areas, it is claimed.

LETTER: Europe saved us from ourselves

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 3:34pm
Paul Nuttall tells us all how wonderful this country was before we joined Europe (Letters, July 5, 'Time for joy').

Charities urged to submit grant applications for the Gannett Foundation

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 3:31pm
CHARITABLE groups across South Lakeland, Furness, Eden, north Lancashire and North Yorkshire are being encouraged to apply for grants from the charitable arm of the company which owns The Westmorland Gazette.

Pensioner, 73, dies in Helvellyn fall

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 2:46pm
A PENSIONER has died after falling on Helvellyn.

New role for Cartmel vicar

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 2:17pm
CARTMEL Priory's vicar has taken up the role as the County Chaplain for the County Priory Group (CPG) of the Order of St John in Cumbria.

Family plans barn conversions at farm at Stainton, near Kendal

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 12:01pm
A FAMILY plans to convert old stone barns into homes for three of its members at Stainton, near Kendal.

Ulverston and North Lonsdale Show poultry winners

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 11:37am
ORGANISERS of the Ulverston and North Lonsdale have revealed the winners of the poultry trophies.