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PICTURE FROM THE PAST: Sheep feeding near Loweswater

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 4:03pm
THIS photograph from the museum’s collections was taken by Joseph Hardman and shows sheep feeding near Loweswater.

Le Petit Depart returns for fifth year

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 2:31pm
Cyclists will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of Le Petit Depart sportive with a spectacular ride on Sunday June 3.

Backbarrow museum named as Britain's best classic car destination

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 10:50am
STAFF at the Lakeland Motor Museum in Backbarrow are celebrating after the attraction was named Britain’s best classic car destination.

Iconic poppy sculpture has opened at Carlisle Castle today

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 9:33am
THE iconic poppy sculpture Weeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper has opened today at Carlisle Castle.

Kirkby Lonsdale man through to final of national electrical apprentice competition

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 9:18am
KIRKBY Lonsdale's James Taylor is one of eight candidates to make it through to the final of the Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition.

The Westmorland Gazette is 200 years old today

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 8:10am
The Westmorland Gazette today celebrates its 200th anniversary.

A590 closed both ways following accident

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 8:00am
THE A590 is closed both ways due to an accident near Newland Garage this morning (Wednesday).

Lorry fire shuts two lanes of M6 southbound

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 7:57am
TWO LANES of the M6 southbound are closed due to a lorry on fire this morning (Wednesday).

SKYWATCH: visible to the naked eye

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 6:52pm
I HOPE some of you managed to see Venus shining close to the crescent Moon late last week? writes STUART ATKINSON. They looked absolutely stunning together. If you missed them don't worry, they'll be shining close together again in mid-June.

New Remembrance 100 exhibition commemorates the end of the First World War

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 6:19pm
SEVERAL artists from south of the county have had work chosen for an exhibition commemorating the end of the First World War.

PROPERTY: Johnson Close, Crag Bank, Carnforth, £145,000

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 6:01pm
PERFECT for a first-time buyer or buy-to-let investor, this neat two-bedroom mid-mews house is for sale in Crag Bank, Carnforth.

Police investigate Grange road collision

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 5:38pm
A ROAD traffic collision that caused injury to a woman in Grange-over-Sands is being investigated by police.

Cross bay walks cancelled due Queen's Guide's concerns over the bay's safety

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 4:10pm
WALKS across the sands of Morecambe Bay are becoming more of a rarity as changing weather conditions make the crossing 'more dangerous than it has ever been'.

Swallows and Amazons actress Sophie Neville to speak in Lake District

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 2:32pm
Sophie Neville, president of The Arthur Ransome Society, will be in Cumbria this Thursday (May 24) to give a 45th anniversary talk on 'The Making of Swallows and Amazons' in Braithwaite.

More than 20 firefighters tackle Burneside blaze

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 1:44pm
A 26 STRONG team of firefighters tackled a large fire at a farm in Burneside yesterday (Monday, May 21).

Ruptured gas main closes Burneside road

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 11:27am
A RUPTURED gas main has closed Burneside's Hollins Lane.

GALLERY: Yorkshire Dales-inspired garden wins top honour at Chelsea Flower Show

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 10:14am
THE 2018 Welcome to Yorkshire garden, inspired by the iconic Yorkshire Dales, has today been awarded the highest honour at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Firefighters called to Windermere blaze

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 8:44am
FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze at a flat in Windermere on Saturday (May 19).

Lakes fell running club bans use of GPS system as navigational aid in races

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 7:14am
A LAKE District fell running club has banned the use of GPS systems as a navigational aid in races it is responsible for organising.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Kendal Gilkes engineering workers in 1963

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 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.