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MP responds to criticism over wage in job advert

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 12:08pm
WESTMORLAND and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has responded to criticism over the wage offered in a Liberal Democrat job advertisement by clarifying that the role on offer is a "paid internship".

LETTER: Credit Union is here to help

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 11:57am
WITH Christmas just gone for another year, I would like to make people struggling with the extra cost of it, aware that there is a community of people out there to help them. So, if you become overwhelmed with financial worries don’t panic the Credit Union may be able to help you.

GARDENING: take a festive break - but check you've 'bubble' wrapped the greenhouse

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 10:46am
THIS week I’d hope you’re taking a break from the physical work in the garden and enjoying the festivities in all their fullness, writes TOM ATTWOOD.

LETTER: Park-wide parking policies are vital in the Lake District

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 10:38am
JUST what is the Lake District National Park Authority up to? It has an approved policy in its core strategy which states: 'Within the national park, there should be no net increase in parking capacity or permanent measures merely to accommodate peak traffic demand'.

Inspirational nurse from Bolton-le-Sands retires after fifty years

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 9:16am
AN 'INSPIRATIONAL' nurse from Bolton-le-Sands is retiring after five decades in the nursing profession.

South Lakes charity urges people to lace up for January

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 8:56am
A SOUTH Lakes horticultural mental health charity is asking people to sign up to R.E.D January as a way to fundraise and beat the month’s blues.

AGONY CHEF: vegetarian food can be as varied and interesting as non-vegetarian food

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 8:08am
We are hosting a buffet on New Year’s Day for 12 people and looking for a theme based around vegetarian food. Can chef suggest anything?

Cumbrian men awarded for their services in New Year's Honours list

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 4:36am
A SOUTH Lakes man is among those recognised in the New Year's Honours this year.

Toilet-twinners in Silverdale flush away poverty

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 6:00pm
DOZENS of villagers have twinned their "smallest room" with overseas loos in a bid to flush away poverty.

Positive Parenting with Chris Garner - reflecting on Christmas

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 6:00pm
NOW the rush up to Christmas is over, the gifts have been shared and the food devoured we move into a more reflective part of the year.

EXECUTIVE FILE: Deborah Jane, Deborah Jane Bridal

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 4:16pm
Name: Deborah Jane

LETTER: Second home owners in the Lake District should not have to pay more Council Tax

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 4:16pm
THE suggestion that the Lake District National Park Authority should even consider any increase in Council Tax for 'second home' owners is outrageous (Gazette, December 14, 'Second homes tax increase?').

MARKETING MATTERS: Danielle Owen-Jones offers five resolutions for 2018

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 4:12pm
THIS WEEK The Westmorland Gazette is debuting a new column. Marketing Matters, written by Danielle Owen-Jones, director of Kirkby Lonsdale-based PR agency, Bloomin’ Creative will offer simple tips to sprinkle some marketing magic on your business.

LETTER: Help us to create an inside fun play area at Kendal

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 3:51pm
WHERE can young mums and dads take their small children on a wet day in Kendal? While the library, the drop-in centre and the leisure centre provide great programmes, there is nowhere that is informal, continuous throughout the day, and easy to access.

Tim Farron MP introduces bill to reduce travel times to radiotherapy centres

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 3:32pm
A BILL which would make it a legal requirement that people should not have to travel more than the national guideline of 45 minutes to reach their nearest radiotherapy centre has been presented in the House of Commons by South Lakes MP Tim Farron.

READER'S PHOTOS: Snowy scenes at Elterwater, Skelwith Bridge and Ullswater

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 1:59pm
This photograph of a snowman at Elterwater was taken today by Gazette readers Rachel Thomas and Sam Hammett.

Damage caused to Windermere police station

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 1:31pm
WINDERMERE police station's public entrance door has been damaged.

Councillor could have thrown 'lifeline' to Vodafone's Ulverston mast bid

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 12:14pm
A COUNCILLOR may have given a telecommunications giant a ‘lifeline’ in its bid to erect a 60-foot mast on an Ulverston housing estate, a meeting heard.

Casualty freed from car after Holme crash

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 11:08am
A CASUALTY was freed from their car yesterday (December 28) after an incident in Holme.

South Lakeland District councillors vote for allowance increase despite objections

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 11:02am
COUNCILLORS have voted to give themselves an allowance increase - although there was a reluctance to accept the rise in some quarters.