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Pup is looking for his Lake District home

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 12:05pm
STAFF at an animal charity are hoping to find a new home from the Lake District for one-year-old Max.

PROPERTY: Story Homes to build 76 new houses in Halton village

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 12:01pm
WORK is to start this summer on 76 new homes in the north Lancashire village of Halton.

PROPERTY: Time for landlords to improve energy efficiency

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 12:01pm
IT HAS been a requirement that anyone renting out a property has to provide the tenant with an Energy Performance Certificate.

Domestic abuse support group seeks votes for funding

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 11:36am
A DOMESTIC abuse support community group in South Lakeland wants your vote to win £50,000 of National Lottery funding as part of this year’s People’s Projects.

Carnforth doctor pops the question in Gazette's pages

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 10:54am
A CARNFORTH romantic has used the announcement pages of The Westmorland Gazette to pop the question to his pregnant partner.

The Finn goes speed dating

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 10:23am
I HATE small talk and meeting new people. So naturally the only place where I could have found myself last Friday was an evening of speed dating.

Designs for new Lake District currency revealed

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 9:28am
THE designs for the UK’s first regional currency have been made public for the first time as the Lake District prepares to launch its own money on May 1.

Award success for Windermere shoe shop

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 9:28am
A CHILDREN’S shoe shop in Windermere is celebrating two industry award wins and its first year in business.

Illegal snare leads to loving pet losing leg

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 7:08am
AN INNOCENT and helpless beloved family pet was snared by an illegal trap resulting in it having to have a leg amputated.

WALK: waterfalls and woodlands with the impressive Howgills as a backdrop

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 7:02am
WALK beside gills with waterfalls in deep gorges, through quiet woodlands and past isolated farms, all with an impressive backdrop of the eastern Howgill Fells, writes JOHN EDMONDSON. The walk could also be combined with a visit to Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre, a restored Victorian woollen mill with working looms, galleries and a cafe.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: 1,000 ascents of Hard Knott Pass

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 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.

Exciting times for local poet with London launch of first book

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 6:44pm
JUST back from the London launch of his first book of poems gifted writer Mark Pennington is still buzzing.

Kirkby Stephen bakery's air con unit looks "alien", says council

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 6:01pm
A KIRKBY Stephen bakery shop's air conditioning unit is "an alien intrusion into the environment", it was claimed at Kirkby Stephen Town Council's recent meeting.

Fashion show to help support adults with autism

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 6:01pm
A FASHION show fundraiser is being staged by a Kendal boutique and a charity for adults with autism.

Campaigning heats up ahead of SLDC elections

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 5:08pm
WITH just two weeks to go before the electorate of South Lakeland heads to the polls to elect its 51 district councillors, campaigning has been ramped up a notch.

Eden Project could be heading to Morecambe Bay

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 4:23pm
A 'GAME CHANGING' attraction inspired by the south coast's multimillion pound Eden Project could be in the pipeline for Morecambe Bay.

Ulverston volunteers make repairs to ‘Great Wall’

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 4:07pm
MEMBERS of Ulverston and District Civic Society and the Cumbria branch of the Drystone Walling Association came together to carry out repairs to the wall on Little Hoad, nicknamed The Great Wall of China.

Record label aims to give boost to local musicians

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 4:05pm
A KENDAL-born record label owner is gearing up to release some of the region’s most adventurous musical experimenters as part of this year’s schedule.

Two council officers recognised for Glebe revamp work

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 4:04pm
TWO South Lakeland District Council officers have received the annual Special Award from Windermere Civic Society.

Cancer survivor Caroline backs charity's bid for £32,000 - and you can help too

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 3:51pm
FINDING out she had breast cancer was the shock of a lifetime for community leisure manager Caroline Smith.