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There's something very special in the morning sky

Thu, 27/12/2018 - 6:54pm
AS 2018 slips into 2019 we will have an opportunity to see something very special in the morning sky - weather permitting, of course, writes STUART ATKINSON.

Police release CCTV footage following theft from Kendal store

Thu, 27/12/2018 - 2:55pm
CCTV footage has been released as part of an investigation into the report of theft from Nevisport, an outdoor clothing store, in Kendal.

Boxing Day hunt brings out the crowds

Thu, 27/12/2018 - 1:38pm
A record field of riders and a record crowd ensured the Vale of Lune Harriers' annual  Boxing Day meet was a great success.

'Avoidable incident' and 100ft fall: A busy Christmas for Lakes' mountain rescuers

Thu, 27/12/2018 - 12:26pm
VOLUNTEER mountain rescuers were kept busy over Christmas.

Sports writer Richard Edmondson highlights the importance of Tuesday's Kendal Town match against Clitheroe

Thu, 27/12/2018 - 9:40am
There was another defeat for Kendal Town yesterday as they narrowly lost 2-1 at Droylsden.

Police investigate after vehicles damaged on Christmas Day in Windermere

Thu, 27/12/2018 - 8:10am
POLICE are investigating an incident of criminal damage after three vehicles had their windscreens 'smashed'.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: The facade of the Kendal gas works in 1970

Thu, 27/12/2018 - 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.

Guess where? He's behind you .. Boo .. Cheer .. & Clap, where am I?

Thu, 27/12/2018 - 6:00am
Panto season continues with a gaggle of naughty but nice yarns ...

Letter: Private William Thomson Stott served during World War One

Wed, 26/12/2018 - 7:16pm
THE recent commemorative paper about World War One, published by Newsquest Cumbria, was both interesting and informative. Sadly our relative, Private William Thomson Stott (1897- 1918), was omitted from the list of fallen soldiers, despite being named on the Kendal War memorial.

RAF Association takes flight in Kendal and South Lakeland

Wed, 26/12/2018 - 6:01pm
A NEW Royal Air Force Association group is taking flight following the immensely popular visit of a replica Spitfire to Kendal.

Arnside fascinating maritime heritage revealed

Wed, 26/12/2018 - 4:53pm
The Return of the Severn - Mary Hamilton, of Arnside Archive Group and Alasdair Simpson, of Arnside Sailing Club reveal Arnside's fascinating maritime heritage

NOSTALGIA: Memories of working on the Wainwright guide books

Wed, 26/12/2018 - 3:13pm
Roger Quilliam, of Kendal, recalls working in the Bindery Department at the Westmorland Gazette in the 1970s

LETTER: Why is the national park authority spending money of weather assessors?

Wed, 26/12/2018 - 2:58pm
Can someone from the Lake District National Park Authority please explain why it is considered necessary to employ not just one or two but three “fell top assessors” to make a daily trek up Helvellyn? (Gazette, December 6).

Orchestra's performance of Mozart’s operatic overture sparkled

Wed, 26/12/2018 - 2:56pm
THE Lakeland Sinfonia presented the society’s Christmas concert in the Westmorland Hall, writes Clive Walkley.

Quo legend share the secrets of his 50-plus years in rock

Wed, 26/12/2018 - 9:33am
FRANCIS Rossi of the mighty Status Quo is gearing up for a busy 2019 with the release of a collaborative album with vocalist Hannah Rickard, a new autobiography written with Mick Wall, and a spoken word tour that will see him and Mick tour the country discussing his illustrious career and taking questions from fans. The Quo guitarist and vocalist will share the secrets of his 50-plus years in rock when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening at 36 theatres across the nation, calling in at


Wed, 26/12/2018 - 7:50am
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.

Police warning over seasonal hoax calls

Wed, 26/12/2018 - 7:00am
A spate of hoax calls are being investigated by Cumbria Police.

Cumbrian mountain rescue teams secure grants for new equipment

Wed, 26/12/2018 - 7:00am
TWO Cumbrian mountain rescue teams will be able to buy new equipment after making successful bids for Government funding.

A popular Boxing Day walk

Wed, 26/12/2018 - 6:11am
FOLLOWING the crescendo of Christmas Day a popular tradition among many is to unwind by going for a long walk in the outdoors.

LETTER: Thanks for your help after traffic collision

Tue, 25/12/2018 - 5:21pm
On Monday, November 26, about 9.20 we were involved in a traffic collision at the junction of Parkside Road with Valley Drive at Kendal.