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LETTER: Boris Johnson's burka comments were not racist

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 2:25pm
The situation created by Boris Johnson's comments about women wearing a burka is of the country's own making.

Couple who lived in Milnthorpe for more than 30 years celebrate 60 years of marriage

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 2:01pm
A COUPLE who share a passion for the great outdoors celebrated their diamond wedding yesterday (Thursday).

LETTER: Thanks for helping when we got lost

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 1:54pm
MAY I extend a huge thank you to three wonderful local people. They kindly picked up two soaking wet, bedraggled ladies, who had got lost among the bracken near Bigland Tarn on Sunday, August 12.

Lake District fells repaired thanks to grant from Westmorland Gazette's parent company

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 12:12pm
A GRANT from The Westmorland Gazette's parent company has helped to boost the work of volunteers carrying out repairs of key Lake District paths.

Banana plant grown in Grange-over-Sands produces fruit

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 10:34am
A BANANA plant grown in a Grange-over-Sands garden has flowered following the recent warm spell.

PICTURE FROM THE PAST: Can you tell us more about this farm?

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 10:25am
This image is from our Joseph Hardman archives and shows a farm that we believe is in the Bannisdale area.

LETTER: The Lake District should not become a theme park

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 7:43am
I READ with interest your report of the rally held at Latrigg on the theme What are National Parks for? (Gazette, August 9, 'Rally hears of park concerns').

'It felt like my eyes were on fire': Ambleside chef tells of tick terror

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 6:46am
A DOG walker has told how he developed a life-threatening brain inflammation after being bitten by a tick in South Cumbria - in what could be one of first cases of its type recorded in the UK.


Mon, 27/08/2018 - 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.

Blooming good success at Kirkby Lonsdale gardening show

Sun, 26/08/2018 - 4:27pm
ANOTHER successful flower and vegetable show was hosted by the Kirkby Lonsdale Gardening Association.

PROPERTY: One in five have created an extra bedroom, says Hillarys

Sun, 26/08/2018 - 3:01pm
UK HOUSEHOLDERS are most likely to give up their garage to create a much-needed extra bedroom, a new study has found.

Guides enjoy narrowboat adventure

Sun, 26/08/2018 - 12:20pm
LIFE on a narrowboat proved to be a lot of fun for a group of Girl Guides from South Cumbria.

Hard-working couple are one step closer to getting their own farm

Sun, 26/08/2018 - 12:01pm
A HARD-working couple, who started their farming careers five years ago, are one step closer to getting their first farm.

PROPERTY: House buyers' biggest regret is not checking heating

Sun, 26/08/2018 - 12:01pm
NOT checking the heating system is the biggest regret of house buyers in Cumbria, says OFTEC, the trade association for the oil and heating industry.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: The Windermere-Kendal road race in 1950

Sun, 26/08/2018 - 7:50am
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.

Finest jazz players head to the Lakes

Sat, 25/08/2018 - 7:00pm
A FOUR-day jazz festival is to bring some of the finest players in the world to the Lake District.

World War Two pilot, 95, returns to Spitfire cockpit

Sat, 25/08/2018 - 6:01pm
A WORLD War Two fighter pilot made an emotional return to the cockpit of a Spitfire during Kendal’s weekend of RAF centenary celebrations.

LETTER: Cartoonist Shelbourn gets it right week after week

Sat, 25/08/2018 - 4:46pm
HOW does Shelbourn do it?

PROPERTY: New Zealand bans most foreign house sales

Sat, 25/08/2018 - 3:01pm
NEW Zealand has banned most foreigners from buying homes as it tries to tackle runaway housing prices.

Cumbria is tops for ‘Staycationers’

Sat, 25/08/2018 - 12:19pm
STAYCATIONERS are heading to Cumbria, says UK holiday rental provider, Snaptrip. It has been looking at the key spots Brits have been looking at for their UK holidays so far this year - and Cumbria has come out on top.