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Police warn of counterfeit £20 notes

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 8:45am
CUMBRIA Police has warned that it has been receiving a number of counterfeit £20 notes.

Cumbrian MP sparks debate over Lake District tourist tax

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 8:24am
A CUMBRIAN MP has sparked a debate over whether a 'tourist tax' should be introduced in the Lake District.

Give Them A Break campaign gets off to great start

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 8:13am
THE Westmorland Gazette campaign to raise £20,000 to give carers in South Lakeland a much-deserved break has got off to a great start.

Year Five and Year Six Pupils receive an award after raising £700 for a school in Zimbabwe

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 8:13am
EVERY Year 5 and 6 student at Wilson's Endowed Church of England School, Over Kellet, were delighted to receive the Archbishop of York's Young Leaders' Award.

Give Them A Break: 'We battle on because we love each other'

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 8:08am
The Gazette’s Give Them A Break campaign aims to raise £20,000 to give carers a break. This week Sara Royle talks to a young carer and her mum.

Attempted burglary in Arnside

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 7:51am
POLICE are appealing for witnesses in relation to an attempted burglary in the Arnside area.

Equipment stolen from boat moored on Windermere

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 7:44am
SEVERAL pieces of equipment have been stolen from a boat moored on Windermere.

Police appeal for information about Kendal magazine sellers

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 7:39am
POLICE are appealing for information regarding 'suspicious circumstances' regarding men selling a magazine in Kendal's town centre.

Broken down lorry closes road

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 7:30am
THE B6270 is reported to be closed both ways this morning (Monday) due to a broken down lorry.


Mon, 24/09/2018 - 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.

'Puma or Cougar' spotted in South Lakes countryside

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 6:15am
A LARGE black cat could have made its home in South Lakeland according to a retired civil engineer who spotted the creature close to his farmhouse.

Exchange and Mart returns to print for 150th celebration

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 6:10am
For a company that has been around since 1868, change was inevitable for a brand like Exchange and Mart.

Award-winning theatre heads for Orton

Sun, 23/09/2018 - 7:29pm
CONFESSIONS of a Red Headed Coffee Shop Girl is the ideal show for anyone who has ever had a job they didn't particularly like.

Kick the habit with the help of Stoptober

Sun, 23/09/2018 - 6:26pm
CUMBRIA’s 59,000 smokers are being encouraged to join in Public Health England’s ‘Stoptober’ campaign, which kicks off on October 1.

Film fans react to new Laurel and Hardy film trailer

Sun, 23/09/2018 - 4:31pm
FILM fans have been given their first look at the upcoming Stan & Ollie movie, a comedy based on Stan Laurel, one of Ulverston’s most famous exports.

Walk and wander through latest Farfield art exhibition

Sun, 23/09/2018 - 3:13pm
FARFIELD Mill is hosting an exhibition of new work by one of the region's most talented artists, Hideyuki Sobue.

Mirrored sculptures reflect on Morecambe Bay's history

Sun, 23/09/2018 - 3:12pm
MIRRORED statues placed on a South Cumbrian common are getting visitors all reflective about art.

Rural life recalled in portraits from the past

Sun, 23/09/2018 - 3:10pm
A COLLECTION of portraits capturing many of the characters living and working around Ingleborough is on display at The Folly in Settle.

New music season has plenty strings attached

Sun, 23/09/2018 - 2:09pm
FEW lunchtime musical gatherings can match the quality of artistes offered in the Kendal Midday Concert Club programme.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: education is a fundamental right for every child

Sun, 23/09/2018 - 1:56pm
AT THE start of every academic year, I would welcome our pupils into school, and consider how we could continue to develop their potential and nurture their individual skills and talents. Education is a fundamental right for every child. Not only does it help an individual to fulfil their human capacity, but it has the capacity to shape entire communities. A child can be likened to a mine of rich gems, with innate virtues and great potentialities. Sadly, still in some parts of the world, childre