The Westmorland Gazette /news/
Updated: 49 min 36 sec ago
WITH Christmas just around the corner, I’m feeling particularly excited as this will be my first Christmas as a dad. My daughter may still be tiny, but I’m looking forward to starting those festive family traditions that I have such fond memories of growing up with myself.
Many people with the chronic, neurological condition M.E. tell us they feel very lonely and isolated at this time of year, particularly those who live alone with no family or friends to share the festivities with.
THE performance of a seminal folk-music event is to take place again next year following rave reviews of its 2017 revival.
I WOULD like to say 'thank you' to the kind gentleman from Kendal with his dog, who recently joined me in my search for my own dog, who had disappeared in the woods on the Sizergh farm trail.
Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing Merseyside woman, thought to be in Cumbria.
CARNFORTH'S new mayor and deputy for 2018-19 were to be elected last night (Wednesday).
What's on this festive season ...
FIX the Fells has won two awards in recognition of its work repairing and maintaining mountain paths in the Lake District.
Pelleas Ensemble, Kendal Midday Concert Club
FRUSTRATED passengers will get a fresh chance to grill rail bosses over continued train failures in a campaign meeting arranged by John Woodcock MP on Friday.
STARRY EYED space enthusiasts are being sought in North Yorkshire to help meet the booming interest in stargazing and the night sky.
Two award-winning Cumbrian visitor attractions - Ullswater ‘Steamers’ and the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway have been shortlisted in the British Coach Tourism Awards (BCTAs).
A NEW home is need for Lake District 'model family'.
A local councillor has received her MBE for services to Lakeland communities.
SEPARATE plans to build a total of 25 new homes at the edge of Giggleswick have been turned down by Craven planners.
THE long awaited Craven Local Plan will go out for a final six week consultation in the new year before it heads off to the secretary of state.
A 51-YEAR-OLD woman from Millom has died following a road traffic collision on the M6 yesterday (December 19).
MARKS & Spencer in Kendal are seeking planning consent to install number plate recognition cameras on their car park.
IF YOU are a user of social media and someone posts an 'alert' on your Facebook timeline or Twitter feed telling you to look out for a bright pass of the space station on Christmas Eve, which you can tell your kids is Santa setting off on his rounds, please ignore it. It's old and out of date information, from 2015 actually. Sadly, there's no opportunity to see the space station in our sky on Christmas Eve this year, so please don't drag your poor little ones outside into the bitter cold and wait for Santa to fly over because they'll see absolutely nothing and you might very possibly ruin Christmas for them.
FRANK Capra's Christmas classic 1946 film It's A Wonderful Life receives festive screenings at both the Roxy cinema, Ulverston, and the Royalty at Bowness on Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24, Roxy 11am, Royalty, 5pm). Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore, the much-loved movie tells the tale of a small-town philanthropist whose loan company has gone bust and who is saved from suicide by an elderly angel (Henry Travers).