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Joyce Humber will be tinkling the ivories with some tinsel-tinted tunes once again during her popular Christmas Eve gathering at Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre from midday-4pm

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 12:30pm
SPREADING good cheer is the name of the game for legendary music teacher and former member of the well-known Trio Vignette ensemble, Joyce Humber, who will be once again tinkling the ivories during her popular Christmas Eve gathering at Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre from midday-4pm, playing carols and and getting everyone into the Christmas spirit. Joyce’s tinsel-tinted tunes include Hark the Herald Angels Sing and Come all ye Faithful and much more.

Animal rescue centre seeks new shelter in South Lakes

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 11:36am
TRUSTEES of an animal rescue centre in South Lakeland are looking for a new home – after re-homing animals on the same site for more than 40 years.

Windermere Ferry not running today

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 10:00am
Windermere ferry is not operating due to strong winds on the lakebetween Bowness and Far Sawrey.

Film reveals a Precious story

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 9:17am
A HOLLYWOOD actor who excelled in music at Sedbergh School has developed his life’s work into a feature film.

LETTER: Cumbria slate is important for use on historic buildings

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 8:18am
Your report that UNESCO wants to curtail slate mining and quarrying in the Lake District, and that this is supported by our own government, is extremely worrying (Gazette, November 29, 'Slate mining 'under threat').

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Kendalians heading off on an annual shopping trip in 1989

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 6:50am
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.

Manhunt launched after robbers storm electronics store

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 8:10pm
FOUR men who robbed an electronics store are being hunted by police.

With his distinctive belt of three blue-white stars tied around his waist, Orion is very hard to miss

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 6:14pm
AS I FEARED, after looking forward to it for months and months we missed seeing Comet Wirtanen drifting between the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters last weekend, writes STUART ATKINSON. After a week of clear nights, the evil winter weather returned with a vengeance, and on the one weekend we needed the sky to be clear Storm Deirdre rolled in, covering the comet and all the stars with porridge-thick cloud. Such a shame, but it happens again and again.

Residents to have their say over the future of Kendal's New Road common land

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 5:30pm
RESIDENTS will be consulted about their views on the long-term use of common land at New Road in Kendal early in the New Year.

Sports writer Richard Edmondson's view of Kendal Town's latest match

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 4:12pm
Kendal Town's latest matchsaw them make the relatively short trip down the M6 to play bottom of the table Skelmersdale United in what was a big game at the bottom of the league.

Staveley's Eagle & Child Santa Ride raises £800 for charity

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 2:38pm
DOZENS of mountain bikers braved the cold weather to take to the roads and bridleways around Staveley on the annual Santa Ride from the village's Eagle and Child Inn.

New ambulance charity launched

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 2:22pm
WITH a new mascot called 'Pandamedic' and fresh branding, the North West Ambulance Service's very own charity has been launched today, Monday.

Saunders family support the Give Them a Break campaign

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 1:23pm
LIKE many South Lakeland families, the Saunders’ lead quite a ‘chaotic and hectic life.’

MP backs Kirkby Stephen pitch campaign

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 12:00pm
THE battle to replace Kirkby Stephen's ageing sports pitch has been boosted after MP Rory Stewart backed the campaign.

Street Nativity in Grange

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 12:00pm
THERE will be a chance to relive the Christmas story in the open air in Grange next week.

Woman finds lost purse thanks to staff at Appleby TIC

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 11:09am
APPLEBY's tourist information centre is "doing a really good job" of handling lost property, Cllr Dot Anderton told a meeting of Appleby Town Council.

Midfield star leaves Kendal Town

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 10:00am
MIDFIELD man Brad Carroll has left Kendal Town to sign for Workington.

Prescriptions for indigestion, hayfever and more to be reduced

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 9:52am
ROUTINE prescriptions for "minor, short-term" ailments such as indigestion, heartburn, travel sickness, dandruff, mouth ulcers and hayfever are to be "significantly" reduced for patients across Morecambe Bay.

Serious assault in Windermere

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 9:31am
AN APPEAL for witnesses has been launched by police investigating a serious assault in Windermere.

Irish eyes were smiling at Grizedale

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 9:01am
COMPETITORS from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales contested four stages that made up 40 timed miles as special stage rallying returned to the South Lakes with Furness and District Motor Club’s Hippo Motor Group Grizedale Stages Rally.