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Stories from The Westmorland Gazette from years gone by

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 5:03pm
100 YEARS AGO - 1918

Windermere rowers master poor conditions on Mersey

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 4:54pm
WINDERMERE Rowing Club sent three crews to the Head of the Mersey Race last weekend.

A65 reopened after accident at Settle

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 2:00pm
THE A65 is closed both ways between Settle and Long Preston after an accident at Settle.

A taste of Bangkok on way to Finkle Street restaurant, Kendal

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 12:02pm
A THAI restaurant with distinctive dark-red window canopies is planned for Kendal town centre.

Flookburgh family seeks consent for two new bungalows

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 12:02pm
A LONG-established Flookburgh family is hoping planners will look favourably upon its hopes to build a pair of bungalows.

Have the Winter Olympics inspired you?

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 11:43am
Eve Muirhead pulled the trigger on her ‘pistol shot’ to eliminate hot favourites Canada and guarantee Great Britain's women a match for a curling medal in Pyeongchang this morning.

Send us your World Book Day pictures

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 10:51am
NEXT Thursday (March 1) is World Book Day, when many schools encourage their pupils to come to school dressed as their favourite literary characters.

Lake District hotel boosts Rosemere cancer charity by £1,000

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 10:41am
LAKE District hoteliers and their guests boosted a cancer charity by more than £1,000.

Colne withstand Kendal Town pressure to take 2-1 win

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 9:10am
KENDAL Town suffered an agonising 2-1 defeat to Colne on Tuesday night at The ST&B Accountants Stadium, despite dominating much of the encounter.

Trading standards warn Cumbrian residents about cold callers

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 8:20am
CUMBRIAN residents and the farming community have been warned to look out for doorstep callers by Cumbria Trading Standards.

LETTER: Convex mirror would solve blind spot

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 7:06am
I AM concerned that the exit from Larch Grove on to Parkside Road at Kendal has a blind spot on the right, where you cannot observe the oncoming traffic from the vicinity of the town.


Wed, 21/02/2018 - 6:10am
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.

Thirlmere zip wire plan WITHDRAWN

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 12:44pm
A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build zip wires across Thirlmere has been dramatically withdrawn.

Community frustration with noise and antisocial behaviour from Ambleside students

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 12:07pm
EXCESSIVE noise and anti-social behaviour from raucous student revellers is having a 'massive impact' on the residents and businesses of a Lake District town.

Alice swaps home comforts for 'amazing' three months in Malawi

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 12:01pm
A TEENAGER who swapped the comforts of her Kendal home for three months in Africa has spoken of her "amazing" experience.

South Lakes church up for regional award

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 10:10am
A SOUTH Lakeland church that has undergone major conservation work has been shortlisted for a prestigious regional award.

Fundraising drive launched to preserve historic railway 'book of bridges'

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 8:48am
FUNDS are being raised to preserve an integral part of Hawes railway history and ensure its ‘book of bridges’ lives on.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: The former swimming baths at Kendal in 1977

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 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.

SKYWATCH: Jupiter shines high in southern sky

Mon, 19/02/2018 - 7:54pm
THE south-eastern sky before dawn is still where all the action is for anyone who likes looking at planets, writes STUART ATKINSON. Go out at around 5am on any clear morning over the next week and you'll see Jupiter shining high in the south, looking like a bright blue-white star. To its lower left, looking quite a lot fainter but glowing with a more orange hue, you'll see Mars. In the summer Mars will be a striking sight in the evening sky, but at the moment it looks just like a reasonably bright star.

Couple plan 'dormer-type house' for Foxfield, near Broughton

Mon, 19/02/2018 - 6:01pm
A HUSBAND and wife are planning a "dormer-type house" on land at Foxfield, near Broughton-in-Furness.