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LETTER: State of roads have not changed in 100 years!

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 11:00am
I was amused to read from The Westmorland Gazette of June 1906 that a cyclist was summoned for riding on the footpath because the road was "a bit bumpy". More than 100 years later nothing has changed.

Walker dies after collapsing on Yorkshire fell

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 10:55am
A WALKER has died after they suffered a cardiac arrest on the summit of one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Trains back on the Lakes Line

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 10:32am
SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has celebrated the return of trains back on the Lakes Line after a long campaign.

Road signs in Cartmel and Allithwaite are given a new lease of life

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 9:33am
OLD Victorian road signs in Cartmel and Allithwaite have been given a new lease of life thanks to Lower Allithwaite Parish Council and lengthsman Archie Workman

FOOD: Guest house brings taste of Caribbean to Lake District

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 7:01am
A TASTE of the Caribbean is bringing sunshine to a Lake District B&B's breakfast menu.


Mon, 18/06/2018 - 6:30am
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.

Sainbury's sets outs plans to be "a good neighbour" in Kendal

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 6:01am
AS KENDAL'S new Sainsbury's store takes shape at Shap Road, the supermarket company has set out its plans to be "a good neighbour" to nearby residents.

LETTER: Long may New Road at Kendal remain a green and pleasant public are

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 5:11am
The MAIN assets Kendal have are, its location, set among hills, the castle, and the river flowing through the town. We should make the most of them. Since moving to Kendal in 1993 I have been dismayed that the area of riverbank nearest the town centre, which could have been an asset to the town has been a disgrace and an eyesore, situated at the side of the one-way system, that we all have to see as we drive by.

Choir performs of one of most evocative works in the choral canon

Sun, 17/06/2018 - 4:03pm
FURNESS Bach Choir up the ante next weekend with a performance of one of the most evocative works in the choral canon.

REVIEW: brilliant play for the 21st Century

Sun, 17/06/2018 - 1:46pm
A GRITTY northern drama, Rails is the 21st Century reincarnation of the great 1950s and 60s kitchen sink dramas, writes KAREN MORLEY-CHESWORTH.

PROPERTY: Check for tree preservation orders, or face hefty fines

Sun, 17/06/2018 - 12:01pm
LANDOWNERS are being warned to check for tree preservation orders (TPOs) before doing landscaping work, or face large fines.

Actor Theo really is a man of many parts

Sun, 17/06/2018 - 11:34am
THEO Fraser Steele is a man of parts - rather a lot of them, writes DAVID WARD. This summer at Keswick he plays two roles in Alan Bennett’s Single Spies and three in a stage version of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.

Summer Serenade for Pro Nobis Singers

Sun, 17/06/2018 - 9:18am
PRO Nobis Singers are joined by the highly regarded soloist bass voice Jonathan Millican and a string orchestra for Summer Serenade at St Mark’s Church, Natland, on Saturday, June 23 (7.30pm). Under musical director Clive Walkley, the main work on the programme will be Vaughan William’s Five Mystical Songs. The rest will feature folk song arrangements and a wide range of choral music, including a new work especially written for the choir by Adrian Self, organist of Cartmel Priory.


Sun, 17/06/2018 - 7:50am
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.

PROPERTY: Everest's Lewis Golden Foundation opens funding window

Sun, 17/06/2018 - 7:01am
WINDOW and door company Everest is inviting "aspiring" people to bid for funding to help "fulfil an extraordinary talent or personal challenge".

'Calm and confident' Claife parish chairman Dr Chris Lane retires

Sun, 17/06/2018 - 6:01am
AFTER 17 "memorable" years at the helm of one of the Lake District's most visited and historic parishes, Dr Chris Lane has decided to retire.

PROPERTY: Strathmore Hotel on Morecambe seafront for sale

Sat, 16/06/2018 - 6:01pm
A LANDMARK hotel on Morecambe's seafront is for sale.

PICTURE GALLERY: Grange-over-Sands Edwardian Festival 2018

Sat, 16/06/2018 - 12:01pm
GRANGE-over-Sands dressed in its very best to celebrate the seaside town's 25th Edwardian Festival.

Plans entered for new Kendal car park

Sat, 16/06/2018 - 10:42am
A NEW 30-space car park, with an additional two disabled bays, is to be created on land off Parkside Road as South Lakeland District Council honours its commitment to provide extra spaces, in the aftermath of common land at New Road being closed to vehicles last year.

Positive feedback at public consultation for K Village plans

Sat, 16/06/2018 - 9:35am
KENDAL residents gathered at K Village on Tuesday (June 12) to take a closer look at plans to turn the shopping centre into a budget hotel.