The Westmorland Gazette
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WE’VE messed with the clocks and suddenly it’s dark at 5pm. We might as well admit it, we are entering the shortest days of the year and feeling pretty glum about it.
QUICK THINKING staff from a bank in Kirkby Lonsdale have saved an elderly woman from another suspected scam.
A TRADITIONAL farmhouse with land, outbuildings and cottage has come onto the market at Killington, three miles from Sedbergh.
I WAS pleased to see your coverage of another dramatic rescue from the Bay quicksands (Gazette, October 25, 'Rescuers save four from sands'). The more such events are publicised the better.
CHILDREN in Cumbria are having three times more sugar than they should, according to shocking new figures.
A KENDAL couple joined the 10,000-strong People's Procession to mark the Armistice centenary in London.
A PHOTOGRAPHY competition has been launched in a bid to showcase the beauty of the Lake District.
A POTENTIAL accident blackspot in Kendal could soon be made safer by the introduction of extended double yellow lines.
A SOUTH Cumbria mum has been jailed by a judge who concluded her repeated thefts from shops "can't go on".
FOLLOWING on from an earlier letter about the air quality in Kendal, I was walking through the town's 'pedestrian' section from MacDonalds' up to the town hall and managed to count two vans unloading, one van with driver inside having a meal break, and four taxis waiting for trade - all with the engines running, pumping out diesel fumes.
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.
TWO giants of the north east jazz scene play the music of hot club jazz pioneers Venuti and Lang in an evening of virtuosic guitar and violin. James Birkett and Emma Fisk bring together their shared knowledge and love of early jazz styles at Levens Village Institute, next Thursday, November 22 (8pm), celebrating the music of Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang, who pioneered hot violin and guitar jazz in the 1920s and 30s until cut short by Lang’s untimely death in 1933. Tickets on 015395-60534.
IF YOU'RE an early riser, an insomniac or a burglar you might have noticed a very bright star shining in the east before sunrise, writes STUART ATKINSON. This is actually the planet Venus, currently on display as a beautiful morning star, and far brighter than anything else in the sky at that time.
A NEW weather radar station has been set up in Cumbria which is expected to vastly improve the county's flood warning and forecasting service.
LETTER: 17 of the 18 warmest years in NASA’s 136-year record of global climate have occurred since 2001
Mr J Lambert (Letters, October 25, ‘Calm down over weather’) suggests that, because there have always been floods and heatwaves, global climate is not changing.
Hampshire couple are raffling off their £3m home - and offering a brand new Aston Martin as a runners-up prize
A COUPLE who are raffling their dream £3m house have thrown in a runner’s up prize – a brand new Aston Martin worth £160,000.
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THE Northern Sinfonia's 'Spanish' evening did not disappoint, writes OLIVER WATES. An imaginative programme performed with the orchestra's habitual delicacy and sense of fun, left a packed Westmorland Hall at Kendal more than satisfied.
Power-packed percussionists are a veritable tour de force of sharp synchronisation, dramatic choreography and sumptuous soundscapes
FOR those with a penchant for power-packed percussion and red-hot rhythms then look no further than the Old Laundry.
I WRITE to rectify some misconceptions on the subject of the post office closure in Kendal.