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Leading artists celebrate importance of still life

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 1:51pm
STILL life is celebrated in all its colourful meditative glow in a fresh exhibition running at Mary Gavagan's Settle art gallery.

CLASSIC VINYL: music of biblical proportions

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 12:52pm
From Genesis To Revelation by Genesis on Decca Records released in 1969. Value £1,500 mono, £500 in stereo; 1970 reissue £100 stereo.

Talented young musician beats the drum for prestigious orchestra

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 10:28am
TALENTED young musician Sam Nicholls has spent the last few weeks touring with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain with performances at Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Royal Festival Hall in London and on BBC Radio 3. The talented year 11 Kirkbie Kendal School student was invited to play percussion with the prestigious orchestra, including drums for Bernstein's West Side Story. Sam said that he really enjoyed being part of a large group of like-minded teenagers making music in some of Britain's top concert halls. He added: "The standard was exceptional."

Work starts on multimillion pound Lakes YMCA project

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 8:56am
A MULTI-million pound project to upgrade dated facilities at YMCA Lakeside got under way this week.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: A farmer at work near Kendal in 1929

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 8:40am
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.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: trust with all your heart

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 7:21am
TO TRUST - such a hard thing to do nowadays. Trusting in our friendships and our relationships. Will the day go okay?

PROPERTY: Newlyweds move into Barratt home with Help to Buy

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 6:00am
A PAIR of newlyweds are the 1,700th buyers to make their home at Lancaster’s Riverside View development thanks to the government-backed Help to Buy scheme.

PROPERTY: Popular Lake District campsite up for sale in Eskdale

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 6:01pm
A FIVE-star campsite described as “one of the Lake District’s most popular” is for sale.

NOSTALGIA: Mealy Primroses and Dothering Grass

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 4:44pm
Kendal Oral History Group aims to compile a picture of earlier times through the recorded memories of the area’s older residents. Elsie Blenkarn was born in 1908 in Shap and interviewed in 1993.

LETTER: Grange does not need any more 'market homes'

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 4:39pm
A REPORT about the planning application to build 32 homes at Graythwaite Manor Hotel, Grange-over-Sands (Gazette, March 29, 'Hotel homes face a backlash form locals') quoted some of the objections that we have submitted about this development. Unfortunately, it did not mention our main objections.

GARDENING: choosing a rambling rose or climber

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 10:21am
I WOULD like some advice on growing roses up established large trees and whether a rambler is the best choice as opposed to a climbing rose? M. Clarke, Kirkby Lonsdale

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Dove Cottage information officer Esther Morgan in 1993

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 8:00am
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.

Replica Spitfire to go on display at Kendal's New Road to celebrate 100 years of the RAF

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 7:56am
A FULL-size replica of a Spitfire aircraft will go on display in Kendal as part of the town's celebrations of 100 years of the RAF.

AGONY CHEF: chicken liver parfait - light in texture but rich and beautiful on toast

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 7:27am
What’s chef’s favourite pate, how would he make it and what would he serve it with?

Cuts leading to police being stuck in the office, says MP

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 6:38am
POLICE cuts are leading to officers being stuck behind desks rather than being out on the streets protecting people, it is claimed.

PROPERTY: "easy" conveyancing website takes off

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 6:01am
A CONVEYANCE comparison website for home buyers and sellers has joined the "easy" family of brands, which include easyJet, easyHotel and easyCoffee.

Prunella Scales and Timothy West to journey along Lancaster Canal

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 6:01pm
PRUNELLA Scales, the actress forever known as Sybil from Fawlty Towers, is to navigate the Lancaster Canal later this year with husband Timothy West.

Positive Parenting with Chris Garner: Encouraging good study techniques

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 6:01pm
WHEN encouraging good study techniques, a study timetable is a good starting point.

University of Cumbria rises in student survey rankings

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 4:57pm
THE University of Cumbria has been ranked 35th out of 126 higher education institutions in a student-informed survey - a rise of 60 places from last year.

Vegan couple launch new food truck venture

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 4:41pm
A VEGAN couple with a passion for flavourful food are hoping to offer something for everyone with their new food truck venture.