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Police search for missing Kendal girl, 13

Tue, 14/08/2018 - 9:22am
Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing 13-year-old,  Phoebe Seeds from Kendal.

LETTER: Listed bridge needs more protection

Tue, 14/08/2018 - 7:45am
I AM sure readers will be as concerned as I am about the damage caused by heavy traffic to the grade II listed Crooklands Bridge 166 on the Lancaster canal, near Kendal.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Brigadier-General takes salute in May 1944

Tue, 14/08/2018 - 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.

SKYWATCH: planets don't twinkle like stars do, they shine with a much steadier light

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 7:15pm
THERE are quite a few planets on view in the evening sky at the moment, but without a telescope to magnify them and show their discs they just look like bright stars, writes STUART ATKINSON.

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Spring House & Cattery, Scales, £615,000

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 6:01pm
A SPACIOUS and characterful family home in the Furness village of Scales is this week's featured property.

Steam trains on Settle-Carlisle line mark 50 years since end of BR passenger service

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 5:03pm
SPECIALLY laid on steam trains took to the Settle-Carlisle line at the weekend marking 50 years since the last mainline steam hauled service ran in the country.

Judge Robert Rinder visits Lake District to film "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 4:20pm
JUDGE Robert Rinder made a poignant visit to The Lake District Holocaust Project as part of his Who Do You Think You Are? BBC1 documentary to be screened this week.

LETTER: In praise of Brantfield Nursery School

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 4:15pm
My grandson Charlie has attended Brantfield Nursery School at Kendal for some considerable time and left at the end of last week.

Leading literary figure turns his talent on the Lake District

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 4:08pm
INTERNATIONALLY famed performance poet Tony Walsh has turned his towering talent to a Lake District epic.

Kendal mum forced to 'isolate' herself for weeks wants to raise awareness around whooping cough

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 3:15pm
A KENDAL mum who was forced to ‘isolate’ herself due to whooping cough wants to raise awareness that the illness does not just affect babies.

Sheepdog handler Katy Cropper pictured in First Women UK show

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 11:21am
A PORTRAIT of Shap sheepdog handler Katy Cropper is among pictures of 100 pioneering women on show at London's Royal College of Art until August 22.

Mountain rescuers called to five rescues in 48 hours

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 9:23am
VOLUNTEERS with Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team were called to five rescues within 48 hours at the weekend.

Police warning after sextortion reports in Cumbria

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 8:53am
Police in Cumbria are issuing advice on what to do if a person believes they are a victim of sextortion.


Mon, 13/08/2018 - 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.

REVIEW: young players give fine performances during their Lake District Summer Music debuts

Sun, 12/08/2018 - 6:51pm
THE second week of Lake District Summer Music offered more festival début concerts by young artists at the beginning of their professional careers, writes CLIVE WALKLEY. So week two saw the appearance of bassoonist, Catriona McDermid, and her accompanist, Jonathan Musgrave, in Ambleside Parish Church on the Tuesday, followed, on the Wednesday morning in Ambleside Parish Centre, by the young cellist, Eliza Millet, with Norwegian pianist, Thormod Rønning Kvan.

Kendal grandmother has cannabis oil product market stall shut down

Sun, 12/08/2018 - 6:01pm
A KENDAL grandmother had her market stall closed over concerns about the cannabis oil products she was selling.

PROPERTY: Rural landowners say new planning rules lack flexibility

Sun, 12/08/2018 - 6:01pm
A BODY representing rural landowners says a chance to solve the "rural housing crisis" has been severely limited by changes to planning rules.

Art society ready for another record breaking exhibition

Sun, 12/08/2018 - 5:08pm
MEMBERS of Sedbergh Art Society are brushing up and ready to put on another successful summer exhibition.

LETTER: Filming at Windermere could have been of The Dambusters

Sun, 12/08/2018 - 4:20pm
I read with interest the letter ‘Days on the Lake’ by Joyce M Hilton of Kendal (Letters, July 26). She made reference to watching a film being made at Waterhead in the Fifties called ‘The One That Got Away’. Famous German actor, Hardy Kruger starred as a German pilot, Franz Von Werra.

Arnside man who saved life of cyclist urges public to learn CPR

Sun, 12/08/2018 - 3:11pm
A RETIRED dentist who saved the life of a cyclist is urging members of the public to learn how to perform CPR.