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TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: The fair visits New Road at Kendal in the early part of the twentieth century

Sat, 27/01/2018 - 6:00am
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.

Movement of water is focus of new photographic exhibition

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 6:07pm
A PHOTOGRAPHIC exhibition that features images taken in the aftermath of 2015's Storm Desmond is on show at Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre.

PROPERTY: Homeowners spent billions on moving house in 2017

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 6:01pm
HOMEOWNERS in the UK spent £9.7 billion on moving house in 2017, says price comparison website

More than 3,000 letters of objection to Thirlmere zip wire plans

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:40pm
MORE than 3,000 emails and letters of objection or concern have been written in response to controversial plans that would see eight zip wires operating across a Lake District beauty spot.

Broadband boost for rural parishes in South Lakeland

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 4:35pm
More than 250 properties in three rural South Lakeland parishes have now been connected to fast broadband as part of an impressive volunteer-led project.

Shadow environment secretary visits university's Ambleside campus

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 3:49pm
NATIONAL and Cumbrian environmental issues were discussed with the MP for Workington and shadow secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs Sue Hayman during a visit to the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus.

Parking chaos in Lakes towns costing businesses 'millions of pounds'

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 3:26pm
A LACK of parking in two honeypot Lake District towns is costing businesses millions of pounds in lost trade, a new report has claimed.

'World class' plans for Windermere Railway Station

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 3:26pm
A LAKE District railway station is to be transformed into a world heritage site 'gateway.'

Child sex offender jailed for 14 years

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 3:20pm
A man who committed child sex offences in both Cumbria and Lancashire has been jailed for 14 years.

Tributes paid to 'generous' Backbarrow woman

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 3:04pm
TRIBUTES have been paid to a 'well known' and 'generous member' of a South Lakeland village who tragically died after she was struck by a car.

Thousands of jobs safeguarded thanks to Cumbrian business advice service

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 3:03pm
SEVEN thousand jobs have been created or safeguarded in Cumbria over the last five years by an organisation that helps unlock the full potential of a business.

Two Cumbrian men aim to set a new world record for pedalling across the Atlantic

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 12:48pm
TWO Cumbrian men will attempt to cross the Atlantic in a custom-made pedal boat in a world record breaking attempt.

PROPERTY: Documents not always what they seem, writes solicitor John Cooke

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 12:01pm
WHETHER you are a landlord or a tenant of residential or commercial property, you can usually be reassured that any legal document you have sets out the basis on which the landlord lets, or the tenant occupies, the land or property.

Protest camp removed from New Road

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 11:48am
A PROTESTOR who set up camp on Kendal's New Road has had his belongings removed from the site.

International visitors flocking to Lake District

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 11:46am
TOURISM business is booming in the Lake District thanks to a weak pound and an increased number of international visitors.

Rydal Water inspires adult colouring book

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 11:29am
A CREATIVE Kendalian inspired by a popular Lake District walking spot has created a stress-busting colouring book aimed at adults.

Body of a woman found near Skipton

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 10:30am
POLICE in Skipton have found a woman's body after being alerted by a member of the public.

Flood meetings to be held at Kendal, Appleby, Staveley, Ambleside, Windermere and Backbarrow

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 10:09am
A SERIES of community drop-in events looking at the short list of preferred options for future flood risk management begin this month.

New chair appointed at Morecambe Bay Hospital Trust

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 9:45am
A NEW chairman has been appointed at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT)

Campaign for radiotherapy unit at Kendal’s Westmorland General Hospital takes step forward

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 9:06am
A CAMPAIGN to bring a radiotherapy unit to Kendal's Westmorland General Hospital has taken another step forward.