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Kendal Town win final home game

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 9:35am
KENDAL Town defeated Glossop North End 1-0 in their final home game of the season at The ST&B Accountants Stadium.

Volunteers transform neglected rail station gardens into welcoming area

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 9:05am
VOLUNTEERS have transformed neglected gardens at a South Lakes rail station into a welcoming area for locals and visitors.

Burglary at Coniston hotel

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 8:35am
A HOTEL in Coniston was broken into in the early hours of this morning (April 23).

Walkers aim to tackle 10 Lakeland peaks in 10 hours

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 8:28am
EIGHT keen walkers will be lacing up their hiking shoes to tackle 10 Lakeland peaks in 10 hours, all in aid of a Kendal food bank.

Drug dealer found with heroin in pockets is jailed

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 8:19am
TWO drug dealers have been sentenced after police executed warrants at their home in Ulverston.

Diver dies at Wastwater

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 8:18am
A DIVER from Lancashire has died after getting into difficulty at Wastwater.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Kendal Grammar School sports day in 1935

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 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.

PICTURE FROM THE PAST: A misty morning at Orton Scar

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 7:25pm
THIS is one of the most atmospheric images in the Hardman collection at the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry. It shows a misty morning at the top of Orton Scar. If you have any extra information about this photograph we would love to hear from you at or Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL. Please include reference number 2002.8.0505 in your message.

Printfest: up there with the best

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 7:11pm
FOR some reason printmakers have never quite achieved the status that painters have.

Showstopping society back in spotlight with Cole Porter musical

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 5:46pm
KISS Me, Kate is Lancaster Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society's next showstopping soiree.

Local soldiers died in First World War moonlight massacre

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 4:46pm
David Shackleton recalls a First World War moonlight massacre, which claimed the lives of four South Westmorland men

Much-loved Requiem is the focus of choir's spring concert

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 4:41pm
MOZART’S much-loved Requiem is the focus of Ambleside Choral Society's spring concert on Saturday, April 28 (7.30pm) at Ambleside Parish Church.

Stories from the Gazette form years gone by

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 4:38pm
100 YEARS AGO - 1918

Top orchestra plays Kendal with superb young cellist in soloist spotlight

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 4:21pm
SUPERB young cellist Leonard Elschenbroich is in the soloist spotlight for the final Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society performance of the 2017/2018 season, on Saturday, April 28 (7.30pm).

Theatre's artistic director aims to build on incredible legacy of great work

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 2:23pm
ON A DAY that suggests that winter might not go on forever, writes DAVID WARD, the boss of Theatre by the Lake gazes out of his office window overlooking Crow Park, sips his coffee and defines the theatre's role: "I think it's about showcasing the best of Cumbria to the world and bringing the best of the world to Cumbria. We are the only full-time producing theatre in the county; we need to be both a community resource and creative hub for the region."

Leading artists celebrate importance of still life

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 1:51pm
STILL life is celebrated in all its colourful meditative glow in a fresh exhibition running at Mary Gavagan's Settle art gallery.

CLASSIC VINYL: music of biblical proportions

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 12:52pm
From Genesis To Revelation by Genesis on Decca Records released in 1969. Value £1,500 mono, £500 in stereo; 1970 reissue £100 stereo.

Talented young musician beats the drum for prestigious orchestra

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 10:28am
TALENTED young musician Sam Nicholls has spent the last few weeks touring with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain with performances at Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Royal Festival Hall in London and on BBC Radio 3. The talented year 11 Kirkbie Kendal School student was invited to play percussion with the prestigious orchestra, including drums for Bernstein's West Side Story. Sam said that he really enjoyed being part of a large group of like-minded teenagers making music in some of Britain's top concert halls. He added: "The standard was exceptional."

Work starts on multimillion pound Lakes YMCA project

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 8:56am
A MULTI-million pound project to upgrade dated facilities at YMCA Lakeside got under way this week.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: A farmer at work near Kendal in 1929

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 8:40am
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.