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New Bowness cafe promises relaxed atmosphere

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 11:28am
THE couple behind Bowness’ newest cafe is hoping to bring a slice of the city to the Lake District town.

New ambulance for Witherslack Greyhound charity

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 10:01am
A SOUTH Lakes couple are celebrating finding homes for more than 500 former racing greyhounds with a brand new animal ambulance.

Victoria Wilkinson makes it three wins in a row in Peaks race

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 9:28am
SEDBERGH-based champion runner Victoria Wilkinson managed her third successive ladies' title in the Three Peaks Race on Saturday.

Join reality TV show star and Cedric Robinson for charity walk

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 9:11am
LEANNE Brown from The Real Housewives of Cheshire will be taking part in a charity Cross Bay Walk tomorrow (May 5).

Local Elections: 2018

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 9:07am
All the results from the count as 51 seats for South Lakeland District Council go to the vote

'Frustrating': Netherfield lose by three wickets

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 8:54am
NETHERFIELD captain Ben Barrow hopes his team can put this week’s unfortunate result behind them and get back to winning form.

'This win is needed and well-deserved': Kendal Rugby Club victorious in Cumbria Cup

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 8:52am
KENDAL Rugby Club’s victory in the Cumbria Cup final has come as a ‘well-deserved relief’ for the team following an especially difficult season, according to their director of rugby.

Former South Lakes resident pens book of heartwarming tales of rescued dogs

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 8:48am
A FORMER South Lakeland man has written a new book which records uplifting stories of dogs that have been saved from certain death by a north-east charity.

Kendal bank to close in August

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 8:29am
KENDAL’S Royal Bank of Scotland branch is set to close on August 23.

WALK: explore an area of astounding beauty once inhabited by Bronze Age settlers

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 7:40am
DESPITE its astounding beauty, the Duddon area is probably one of the least visited parts of the Lake District, writes JOHN EDMONDSON. This walk climbs the fells to Seathwaite Tarn exploring an area once inhabited by Bronze Age settlers. Around 7,000 years ago this area was forested but by 3,000 years ago, the trees had been cleared for hunting and agriculture and the thin soils degraded. Numerous ring cairns were built, probably to create fields. Sheep and cattle would have been grazed; hence its current name Seathwaite, which is derived from Viking words saetr, meaning summer pasture, and pveit, a clearing.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Travellers heading to the fair at Appleby in 1994

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 6:50am
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.

REVIEW: BBC Philharmonic performance is triumphant end to concert season

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 6:32pm
BBC Philharmonic, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

Mum opens "pre-loved" shop in High Bentham for Scoliosis families

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 6:01pm
A DALES mum is celebrating the opening of a "pre-loved" fundraising shop to help support people with curvature of the spine.

Healing Fields day will remember Windermere's Danny Evans

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 4:20pm
A CHARITY day of live music, food and drink, activities, stalls, a bouncy castle and raffle is to be held in the Lake District on Saturday, May 5.

Teenager died after taking Teddy Bear pills, cocaine, ecstasy and laughing gas during Manchester night out with friends

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 4:03pm
AN ULVERSTON teenager collapsed and died in a hotel room after taking cocaine, ecstasy and laughing gas during a night out with friends at the Warehouse Project in Manchester, an inquest heard.

Lancashire farmer hopes to find love on new BBC show

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 3:44pm
A LANCASHIRE farmer on the quest to find true love starred in a brand new BBC Two television series last night (Wednesday).

Old Sedbergh station is transformed into holiday homes

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 3:30pm
A FORMER railway station house in Sedbergh has been transformed into holiday homes that boast eco-credentials.

Vulverine, Female Mutant Ninja Turtles and Conass the Barbarian: Artists reinvent iconic comic books for Kendal festival

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 3:10pm
ARTISTS have reinvented iconic comic heroes for a new exhibition to be shown in Kendal.

Milnthorpe market cross needs cleaning, says parish councillor

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 12:01pm
MILNTHORPE'S market cross "could do with professional cleaning", Cllr Roger Bingham told the recent meeting of Milnthorpe Parish Council.

New website wants to be one-stop shop for finding Lakes eateries

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 11:04am
A NEW website that looks to curate a comprehensive list of eateries in the Lake District has been launched by a foodie from Bowness.