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Rainfall shortage causes harmful algae to form in Cumbrian locations

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 9:09am
A DANGEROUS form of algae has been found in four different Lake District locations, according to an Environment Agency study.

106-year-old yacht returns to Morecambe Bay

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 8:56am
SEVERN, a 106-year-old yacht sailed for the first time last weekend since her return to Arnside, where she was built in 1912.

Former Craven councillor from Bentham John Pilkington sentenced after admitting possession of almost 400 indecent images and videos of children

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 8:13am
A FORMER Craven district councillor who was jailed for possessing about 30,000 indecent images of children has been back in court again for similar offending.

United Utilities seeks consent to take water from Windermere and Ullswater as stocks run dry

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 7:43am
United Utilities is seeking permission to take water from three lakes in Cumbria to protect supplied during the heatwave.

Reassurances offered from council over future of Bowness cinema

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 7:20am
REASSURANCES have been made that a ‘much-loved’ cinema in the Lake District remains safe from development.

WALK: peaceful pastures where rivers flow

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 7:08am
Hornby and Wray

Seventeen Cumbrian businesses make it to awards final

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 6:58am
AN impressive 17 Cumbrian businesses have made it through to the final of the North West women in business awards.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: The Diary Maid of Westmorland in 1973

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 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.

Lakes Sky Ultra attracts international crowd

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 6:15am
THE fourth Lakes Sky Ultra again demonstrated both the allure of the Lake District and the international appeal of skyrunning, with runners representing Austria, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Poland and Romania (as well as Britain) all arriving in Ambleside.

Kendal's blooms admired by judges

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 6:00am
KENDAL'S gardens and open spaces have been admired and analysed by judges from Cumbria in Bloom.

Gusty winds lead to interesting races on Windermere

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 9:13pm
ALL types of yachts and dinghies were out on the water throughout the past weekend competing for the Vice Commodore’s prizes. The prizes have been donated by Vice Commodore Clare Houlihan.

Brothers stage pedal-powered fundraising concerts as tribute to their mum

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 8:26pm
JOHN and Edward Seymour are brothers with lives steeped in music. Both former cathedral choristers they lost their mum to pancreatic cancer in 2014. In celebration of her life they are performing a series of concerts during a four-day cycle across 200 Lakeland and Dales miles. The first performance of their Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel and other English songs will be at Thornely Studio, Sedbergh, on Thursday, August 2 (7.30pm). The talented singers move on to Cartmel Priory to perform the day after (Friday, August 3) at noon, heading north to Nether Wasdale's St Michael's Church on the Saturday (August 4) for a 7.30pm show.

New challenges for Lakeland Lanequest competitors

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 8:17pm
THE final round of this year’s Lakeland Lanequest started as It always does from Wilfs Café, Mill Yard Staveley.

Staveley business picks up awards

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 7:02pm
STAVELEY’s Pure Lakes Skincare has collected awards at the FreeFrom Skincare and Natural Health International Beauty ceremonies.

Guide inspired by Wainwright's Howgills walks to be relaunched

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 6:01pm
A GUIDE book inspired by Wainwright's walks in the Howgills and limestone country is to be reprinted and launched at Kirkby Stephen on July 29.

Children organise charity Bake Off after teacher diagnosed with cancer

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 5:04pm
SCHOOLCHILDREN organised their own charity Bake Off after their teacher was diagnosed with cancer.

Your guide to this week's gigs

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 4:53pm
THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Limehouse Lizzy. Factory Tap, Kendal: Freddie Garner Quartet - Regards DC. Unicorn Inn, Ambleside: Open Mic Night. Victoria Hall, Settle: Settle Folk Gathering CD Launch.

Big prizes on offer at this weekend's Cartmel Races

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 4:49pm
THE focus will be on big prizes, sparkling diamonds and VIPs as Cartmel Racecourse gears up for the two-day July Barbecue Meeting – one of the highlights of the summer racing calendar.

Can you help track down the last three names on Ulverston war memorial?

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 4:21pm
JANET Eglin, standard bearer of Ulverston Royal British Legion, is hoping Gazette readers can help her find out more about three soldiers named on the town's war memorial.

Cumbria's police force is bolstered by new recruits

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 4:11pm
TWENTY-five extra police officers have been placed on the beat in Cumbria with money raised by an increase in the constabulary's council tax precept.