The Westmorland Gazette
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VOLUNTEER dog cuddling is being offered by Barking Mad South Lakes as an 'antidote' to combating loneliness in modern society.
MUCH has been made recently of the crisis on south Cumbrian high streets.
THE dancers of Crook Morris celebrated the ancient custom of wassailing in the Lyth Valley.
SCHOOLS and charities are being invited to take part in The Rotary Club of Kendal South Westmorland's Swimathon on Saturday, March 9.
THE beautiful gathering - or conjunction - of Venus, Jupiter and the Moon in the morning sky may be over, with the Moon having slid out of view far to the east now, but Venus and Jupiter are still visible in the morning sky, writes STUART ATKINSON. However, now sunrise is happening a lot earlier the planets' window of visibility is short and shortening more by the day. If you want to see Venus and Jupiter you'll have less than an hour to spot them in the south eastern sky, low down, before dawn
I FIRST saw Miranda Sykes when she was sharing the stage with Show of Hands, something she still does.
A MAN sustained facial injuries after he was assaulted outside the Co-op on Kents Bank Road, Grange-over-Sands, at approximately 5.10pm last Friday.
There are reports of queueing traffic on the A590 Ulverston Road near Main Road in the roadworks area.
A NATIONAL maternity survey has found women who gave birth in hospitals across University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) last year felt they were involved in decisions regarding their care and were treated with dignity and respect by hospital staff.
BURGLARS who forced entry to an outbuilding at a farm on Helm Lane, Natland, over the weekend stole a green Yamaha 450cc quad bike.
GUITARIST Eduardo Niebla's range of music is quite staggering, traversing the worlds of jazz, classical, and pop music, collaborating with such diverse partners as Craig David, Juno Reactor, sitar maestro Nishat Khan, and the highly regarded Dante Sring Quartet. The fleet fingered virtuoso and composer presents his amazing repertoire of stunning flamenco jazz with guitarist Matthew Robinson at Ulverston's Coronation Hall, on Friday, February 8 (7.30pm). Box office 01229-587140.
A QUALITY of life survey has ranked Eden as the fifth best area in the UK to live.
A PLAN to change the use of Hawes Methodist Chapel and Sunday School and convert it into three apartments and two cottages for holiday let accommodation is to be discussed by members of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's planning committee on Tuesday (Feb 12). Hawes and High Abbotside Parish Council held a special meeting to formalise a response and recommended refusal on the grounds that the proposals represent an "unacceptably significant over-development" of the site.
THIS lovely old photograph of pupils at Hutton Roof School in around 1947 was sent to us by Kath Hayhurst, of Burton-in-Kendal.
FELL rescue volunteers hope an ill-equipped couple in their 20s who got lost while walking near Ingleborough will not be put off from future trips to the Dales.
I read the report that suggested the proposed flood risk management scheme at Kendal would ‘destroy the heart of the town’ (Gazette, January 17).
SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has run on average five miles every day for charity.
Online UK holiday rentals firm Snaptrip has compiled the best spots in the UK to get some fresh air and stay active.
SOUTH Lakeland Decorative and Fine Arts Society's next lecture features Amanda Herries talking about Skin Deep, the Beastly Art of Beauty: Reality and Ridicule.