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How to have an obituary published in The Westmorland Gazette

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 7:28am
To have an obituary of a loved-one published in The Westmorland Gazette, please request an obituary form, which gives all the details of what to do, by emailing

New Gooseholme bridge will be in place by the end of January 2019

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 6:51am
WORKS to progress the replacement of Gooseholme footbridge in Kendal have begun.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Lorry fire on the A6 in the 1960s

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 6:10am
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.

Hornby pool set to welcome swimmers back on Monday, May 8, 2018

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 6:02am
VOLUNTEERS are working hard to get Hornby swimming pool "shipshape and Bristol fashion" ready for its long-awaited reopening on Monday, May 8.

Vicky's Six Brilliant Things To Do This Week ....

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 6:00am
What's happening this week ...

Kendal person, 52, arrested after armed police investigate council threat

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 4:38pm
A 52-YEAR-OLD from Kendal has been arrested following an investigation into a threat made to Cumbria County Council employees today (April 25).

Cartmel Rocks to feature a record number of bands

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 3:51pm
A SOUTH Lakeland music festival will feature a record number of bands this June.

How to have a report of your wedding in The Westmorland Gazette

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 3:28pm
Would you like to see a report of your wedding in The Westmorland Gazette?

Everybody welcome on free historic Carnforth heritage walk

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 3:24pm
A FREE walk around "the historic heart" of Carnforth is to take place on Saturday, May 5.

South Cumbria Scouts Celebrate St George

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 2:03pm
400 members of Scouting from across south Cumbria celebrated St George’s Day with an adventure activity day last Sunday.

Milnthorpe parish councillors warn of A6 traffic congestion

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 12:49pm
DIVERTING traffic onto the A6 road through Milnthorpe when the M6 motorway is closed creates problems for the village, Milnthorpe parish councillors told Peter McCall, Cumbria's police and crime commissioner.

Ambleside project makes bid for more than £30,000

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 8:21am
A PROJECT to improve the lives of the Lake District elderly is calling for your vote to win £31,000 of National Lottery funding.

Duddon Valley archaeologists dig for Norse history

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 8:17am
A HISTORY group will begin its third and final year of excavation this summer to unearth three Norse long house structures in Furness.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: New-born piglets in 1930 at Underbarrow

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 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.

SKYWATCH: one of the most gorgeous sights in the whole of the sky

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 7:31pm
IF YOU were out and about on any of those stunningly clear nights last weekend you'll know that Venus is now looking absolutely beautiful in the western sky, writes STUART ATKINSON. As soon as the sky begins to darken after sunset, the planet often called the Evening Star pops into view, appearing at first as a silvery spark of light around a third of the way up from the horizon. As the twilight deepens and the sky changes colour from orange to purple, Venus just gets brighter and brighter, until eventually it looks like a silvery lantern. Venus draws your eye like nothing else in the sky, and as it sinks lower it starts to look redder and flicker and flash more. It truly is one of the most gorgeous sights in the whole of the sky.

Theatre plays host to string prizewinning quartet

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 7:16pm
THE Gaskell String Quartet has quickly made its mark on the Manchester music scene. Winners of the Royal Northern College of Music Schubert Prize and Hirsch Prize for the performance of Beethoven, they recently made their BBC Radio 3 debut with a performance of Errollyn Wallen's All the Blues I See and have landed a place in the final of the Chris Rowland Chamber Ensemble of the Year competition for high quality chamber music at the RNCM. On Sunday (April 29, 2.30pm) the rising stars of chamber music, perform at Beetham's Heron Theatre.

PROPERTY: Hollow Cottage, Main Street, Staveley, £315,000

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 6:01pm

Cumbria museum one of Britain's top classic car destinations

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 12:14pm
A CUMBRIA attraction has been listed as one of Britain’s top ten motoring destinations, following thousands of entries and a classic car magazine readers' vote.

Damage caused by off-roaders forces Lake District farmers out

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 11:41am
A HERDWICK sheep farming couple have handed in their notice to relinquish a Lake District farming tenancy because of damage caused by off-road vehicles.

From Hollywood to Cumbria: Star-studded The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle to film scenes in the South Lakes

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 9:01am
HOLLYWOOD filmmakers have picked a characterful South Lakeland market town to film scenes for the upcoming 'The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle' movie.