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NOSTALGIA: My first employer was Alfred Wainwright

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 4:47pm
Kendal Oral History Group aims to compile a picture of earlier times through the recorded memories of the Area’s older residents. Percy Duff was born in 1922 and was interviewed in 1996

End in sight for A591 roadworks

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 4:31pm
THE major roadworks on the A591 south of Kendal are on schedule and may be completed earlier than planned.

MP Tim Farron demands Lakes Line upgrade

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 2:00pm
A PASSING loop would enable a doubling of the number of trains on the Lakes Line and provide a vital boost to the area's tourist industry, Tim Farron has told rail chiefs.

Top award for Lakes riding school

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 2:00pm
BIGLAND Hall Equine are riding high after clinching a top award for running the best horse-riding lessons in Cumbria.

Kendal man fined £150

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 1:47pm
A Kendal man has been fined after pleading guilty in Court

Five things to see on the big screen

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 12:48pm
THE Alhambra at Keswick is holding a special screening of political thriller The Last Witness (15) on Saturday (November 24) at 5pm, which also features am introduction and question and answer session with producer Carol Harding, cinematographer Edward Ames and director Piotr Szkopiak, whose maternal grandfather was executed at Katyn. The Last Witness is a based on the harrowing true events of the Katyn Massacre in Spring 1940. In post-war England, ambitious journalist Stephen Underwood (Alex Pe

Get your flu jabs as cold weather approaches

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 12:41pm
As the weather turns colder in the South Lakes area, those with respiratory conditions have been urged to contact their GP and arrange a flu jab.

Win double for Keswick AC at start of winter series

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 12:34pm
IT WAS a double-victory for Keswick AC at the Two Riggs fell race from St John’s in the Vale.

Lorry-full of boxes of Christmas hope is bound for Romania

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 12:06pm
A LORRY laden with 9,363 gift-filled shoeboxes is on its way to Eastern Europe to bring Christmas cheer to some of Romania's poorest children.

Burneside company are recycling cup winners

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 8:00am
IT'S amazing to note that UK tea and coffee drinkers get through more than 2.5 billion paper cups per year.

Kendal road closed for roadworks

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 7:42am
A road in Kendal is closed due to roadworks being carried out.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Westmorland County Show in 2005

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 6:20am
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.

This weekend's prestigious craft market promises to be a Christmas cracker

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 6:52pm
CUMBRIAN art and crafts are in the spotlight this weekend in one of the must-see creative gatherings of the festive season.

NASA lander is on a mission to Mars

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 6:46pm
THE planet Mars will be in the headlines next Monday (November 26) because a NASA-built space probe will be landing on its surface, STUART ATKINSON. Unlike the many landers and rovers that have gone before it, the robotic InSight lander will not be going to the Red Planet to take pretty pictures of its rocky, rugged surface; its mission is to study what's going on beneath the surface, making measurements that will help us understand the geology and history of this fascinating planet. However, it

Architect-designed house in the lovely Lyth Valley is on sale for £550,000

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 6:01pm
IN THE heart of the Lyth Valley, famous for its damsons, this architect-designed property is flooded with natural light thanks to full-length feature windows.

Stolen set of whiskeys is 'worthless without certificate' says owner

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 5:37pm
A Cartmel shop owner has expressed his annoyance at having a bottle of whiskey worth between £300 and £400 stolen.

Two beautiful and contrasting works are centrepiece of this weekend's Kendal South Choir performance

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 4:55pm
KENDAL South Choir return to the concert stage on Saturday (November 24, 7.30pm) with the popular choristers performing two very beautiful and contrasting works. The Sprig of Thyme by John Rutter comprises 11 traditional folk songs from around the British Isles, some well know, others less so. The second piece will be the Cumbrian premiere of Howard Goodall’s deeply moving Eternal Light: A Requiem. Howard, who is probably best known for his television and film music has mixed the traditional r

New Lake District firm offers bespoke cakes

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 4:13pm
A NEW business has launched in the Lake District offering bespoke designed cakes for all celebrations.

Gazette sport writer Richard Edmondson's view on Saturday's Kendal Town victory over Glossop

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 2:53pm
After two torrid months without winning a game, Kendal finally picked up a much-needed victory bycomprehensively defeating Glossop North End 4-1.

MP calls for government to offer asylum to woman on death row

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 2:52pm
THE United Kingdom's government is urged to offer asylum to a woman who has spent the last eight years on death row.