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Lost Scafell walkers found in joint search effort

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 12:48pm
TWO 'inexperienced' walkers who became lost in sub-zero conditions while out climbing Scafell Pike were rescued in a joint search effort on Sunday (February 4).

Six men with a combined age of 415 deny historic allegations of assault and cruelty at South Lakeland school

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 12:33pm
SIX men have denied historic allegations of assault and cruelty which centre on a South Cumbria school.

Murders in Ambleside: University students get a taste of real life with campus exercise

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 12:18pm
A SERIES of murders, false trails and a suspect with knowledge of specialist skills meant 80 forensic, police and paramedic students at the University of Cumbria faced a real test of their skills as part of a major incident exercise.

Clamp down on untaxed vehicles in South Lakeland and Furness

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 11:55am
ACTION has been taken against more than 80 untaxed vehicles in South Lakeland and Furness as part of Operation Strong.

Shoplifters jailed for "dash and grab" raids on Kendal town centre stores

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 11:46am
TWO professional shoplifters who snatched clothing worth almost £4,600 during "dash and grab" raids on Kendal town centre stores have been jailed.

Eden conservationist honoured with a Churchill Award

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 11:37am
AN Eden man has won an outstanding achievement award for his lifelong concern for nature and the environment.

LETTER: It's time to join up health and social care

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 10:55am
a breath of fresh air Dr Joshua Macaulay is (Podium, Jan 11, 'Change is needed with NHS under severe strain') when he suggests that health care and social care be more joined up, believing that both are the same thing.

Met Office issues yellow weather warning for snow and ice

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 10:53am
A YELLOW weather warning for snow and ice has been issued for by the Met Office. 

Kendal hit five past 10-man Ossett

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 10:47am
Kendal Town surged to their first win of 2018 with an emphatic 5-1 victory against ten-man Ossett Albion at The ST&B Accountants Stadium.

Four trapped in lift at Kendal library

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 9:45am
FOUR people were rescued after they became stuck in a lift at Kendal library.

Guests enjoy the bear essentials at a Windermere guest house

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 9:34am
VISITORS to a Lake District guest house might occasionally be joined in the dining room or sitting room by an unexpected character – a teddy bear.

Fail to stop collision in Dalton

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 9:32am
POLICE are appealing for information after a fail to stop collision in Dalton-in-Furness.

Car damaged after collision in Ulverston

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 9:21am
A CAR has been damaged after a collision outside a takeaway in Ulverston.

Slow traffic on A590

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 8:35am
TRAFFIC is slow on the A590 at Lindal-in-Furness this morning due to road works.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Puppy walking event in 1930

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 6:30am
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.

World class Chinese guitarist plays university performance

Sun, 04/02/2018 - 7:20pm
INTERNATIONAL virtuoso guitarist Xuefei Yang performs a ravishing selection of music by composers Legnani, Bach and Changjun as part of the Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University contemporary arts season. Xuefei - who plays the university's Great Hall on Thursday, February 8 (7.30pm) - was the first ever guitarist in China to enter a music school, and apparently became the first internationally recognised Chinese guitarist on the world stage. She has played in more than 50 countries at numerous prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall in London. Her programme also includes a work by a Chinese female composer, Chen Yi. Box office Lancaster Arts on 01524-594151.

Five star film festival puts well-known faces of TV on big screen

Sun, 04/02/2018 - 5:06pm
FAMILIAR faces from television and stage are set to light up the big screen at this month's Keswick Film Festival.

Kendal Mountain Festival kicks off UK tour this month

Sun, 04/02/2018 - 2:55pm
ONE OF Kendal's premier festivals is hitting the road in a new 16 date UK wide tour, set to kick off later this month.

Next Poem and a Pint night features in demand wordsmith

Sun, 04/02/2018 - 2:16pm
POEM and a Pint’s mighty midwinter event takes place as usual at Ulverston's Coronation Hall.

CLASSIC VINYL: rock classic that reigns supreme

Sun, 04/02/2018 - 1:19pm
In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson released on Island Records in 1969, value first pressing £600; 1970 second pressing £70