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LETTER: People should be allowed to vote on the Brexit deal

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 2:52pm
THE Prime Minister has called on the country to unite behind the Withdrawal Agreement she has agreed with the European Union.

Golf club manager gets married at work

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 2:00pm
NOT many people arrange for the happiest day of their life to take place at work, but that's just what Margaret Bebbington did.

LETTER: We can avoid disaster but we need to act swiftly

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 1:39pm
RECENTLY you published a letter which appeared to deny the harmful effects of man-made greenhouse gases. Sadly, there is no escaping the extremely dangerous effects of these greenhouse gases.

Appeal for missing man from Kendal

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 12:09pm
CUMBRIA POLICE is appealing for information about a missing man.

Steel door maker Strongdor plans 45 new jobs in Carnforth

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 12:01pm
FORTY-five new jobs could be created by steel door manufacturer Strongdor in Carnforth if expansion plans get the go-ahead.

All set for Barnardo's Big Bake

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 12:00pm
ENTHUSIASTIC bakers across Cumbria are being asked to roll up their sleeves and ready their mixing bowls to take part in the first Barnardo’s Big Bake event.The event, which kicked off in November, sees people across the country baking - or buying – an array of sweet treats and selling them to raise money to help vulnerable children, young people and families who are supported by Barnardo’s, which runs 18 children’s centres across the county.“The Barnardo’s Big Bake is the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family and enjoy some delicious treats, knowing that the money you’re raising will be used to support children facing some of today’s most urgent issues," said Barnardo’s Head of Fundraising Gemma Cornwell."Every cake that is crafted, bought or cobbled together will make a huge difference to the children and young people that we support across Cumbria. On behalf of those children, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who takes part.” The children’s charity has launched a booklet designed to inspire budding bakers which features actor and Barnardo’s ambassador Fay Ripley. For a free copy, go to :

Sports writer Richard Edmondson's opinion of Kendal Town FC's latest performance

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 11:34am
Kendal had an awful afternoon after they lost 5-1 to Widnes, in what was a crucial game for the team.

Vote for your favourite 'November' Photograph

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 9:20am
FOUR finalists for the Westmorland Gazette's 2020 Calendar competition have been chosen.

A591 Sedgwick is closed following a car accident

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 8:42am
THE A591, Sedgwick, is closed both ways following an accident between a car and a lorry.

Forestry equipment stolen from Thirlmere site

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 8:19am
FORESTRY equipment including CCTV cameras, and a generator has been stolen from a site in Thirlmere.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: A new soles machine installed at K Shoes in 1985

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 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.

Jacqueline Ward's tips for decorating your house at Christmas

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 6:54pm
When it comes to decorating the home for Christmas, Armstrong Ward’s founder Jacqueline Ward has some great advice - from choosing a tree to themes for 2018. Katie Barnett puts some frequently asked questions to her.

LETTER: Iconic cross generates huge interest

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 4:28pm
St Patrick's Church, at Crooklands, near Kendal, in the ancient parish of Preston Patrick, was originally named St Gregory's.

Body of man in his 80s pulled from Ulverston Canal

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 3:34pm
POLICE have released the first details of the man whose body was discovered in Ulverston canal.

Two men charged after crash with police car

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 2:52pm
TWO men will appear in court in Barrow tomorrow after being charged following a crash with a police car.

New owners for the nostalgic, much-loved George Hotel in Penrith

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 12:00pm
A THREE-hundred-year-old hotel where Bonnie Prince Charlie is reputed to have spent the night in 1745 has new owners.

Vinyl tribute to an amazing artist

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 10:55am
AS THE year draws to a close the interesting news is that sales of vinyl records continue to grow each month as CD sales fall.

Former director of Grasmere mountain art studio dies

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 10:39am
The former director of the Heaton Cooper Studio in Grasmere, John Heaton Cooper, has died after a long illness. He was 72.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Cumbria in Bloom award winner in 1992

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 8:10am
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.

Hugely respected member of K Shoes family passes away

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 8:00am
A POPULAR member of the family who owned the K Shoes business has died at the age of 86.