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Acclaimed student run orchestra tunes up for Kendal performance

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 7:22pm
THE Kelvin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra is on tour and playing Kendal Parish Church on Thursday, May 31 (7.30pm).

Singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock to play first Morecambe gig

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 7:06pm
ONE of England’s most enduring contemporary singer-songwriters and live performer is performing in Morecambe for the first time.

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Poole House, Arkholme, £1.25 million

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 6:01pm
BURSTING with period details, this historic house in one of the Lune Valley's most popular villages is on the open market for only the second time in 200 years.

Shoplifter sought following theft of whiskey from Ulverston Booths

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 5:33pm
A SHOPLIFTER who stole two bottles of whiskey from Booths in Ulverston is being sought by police.Police say that the man they are seeking is white, approximately five foot 10 inches tall and of a slim build, aged in his early 20s. He was wearing a blue t-shirt, tracksuit pants and blue trainers carrying a canvas bag.The theft took place on Sunday May 13 between 1.40pm and 1.45pm. Witnesses are asked to call PC 2581 Hannah Stanway on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man arrested in Bowness after alleged domestic assault

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 5:28pm
A MAN was arrested on suspicion of assault after an alleged domestic incident in Bowness.

LETTER: Keep feeding the birds

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 4:35pm
Further to the letter from Bernard Holyoake regarding the feeding of birds in summer (Letters, May 3, 'Time to stop feeding the birds'), we should definitely not stop feeding the birds in our garden during the summer months - this is a year round duty!

Campaigners gear up for round two as Old Hutton power station plans are submitted once again

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 4:07pm
CAMPAIGNERS against the Old Hutton gas-fired power station are gearing up for another battle after new plans for the controversial development were submitted to South Lakeland District Council.

Ulverston park given new lease of life

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 3:46pm
A FOUR year project has been completed to transform a green space in Ulverston into a vibrant family-friendly place.

LETTER: World Heritage status should not be used to turn the Lakes into an outdoor monastery

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 3:04pm
DR CHRIS Lane blames water skiers and waterboarders for playing loud music on Windermere (Letters, May 3, 'How can we stop this noise menace?'( but I thought that water skiing and wake boarding had ceased as the speed limit was too low for this activity to take place?

Slice of Hollywood in Kirkby Lonsdale

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 2:54pm
A SOUTH Lakeland market town was transformed this week as a Hollywood production team descended to film scenes for a star-studded new movie.

Up to 100kg of dog faeces dumped in River Kent

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 2:23pm
APPALLED neighbourhood enforcement officers are hunting a 'mindless and irresponsible' flytipper who has dumped up to 100kg of dog faeces into an environmentally sensitive South Lakeland river.

Tools taken from Kirkby Stephen business

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 12:45pm
TOOLS have been taken from a business premises on Hobsons Lane in Kirkby Stephen.

Join the Buddhist new year 2018 celebrations in Kendal

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 10:32am
BUDDHIST new year celebrations are to be held at Kendal's United Reformed Church hall on Tuesday evening (May 29).

'Relief' and 'delight' as Kendal nursery marked for closure is saved

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 9:50am
A KENDAL nursery under threat of closure has been saved to the delight of both parents and staff.

Cyclist taken to hospital with 'serious injuries' after Arnside crash

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 8:58am
A CYCLIST was taken to hospital following a serious crash in Arnside on Saturday (May 19).

Don't miss your 48-page supplement to mark the 200th anniversary of The Westmorland Gaztte - on sale today!

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 8:24am
A special 48-page commemorative supplement goes on sale today to mark the 200th anniversry of your local newspaper, The Westmorland Gazette.


Mon, 21/05/2018 - 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.

BATS breathes new life into towering tale

Sun, 20/05/2018 - 6:33pm
BATS and imaginative director Gordon Lawson have turned their talented, theatrical hands to many a drama down the years.

Music festival line-up is another five star gathering

Sun, 20/05/2018 - 4:49pm
ENGLISH Touring Opera opens this year's Ulverston International Music Festival with an energetic new production of one of the world’s most beloved operas, The Marriage of Figaro.

Farming Diary - National park chairman responds to government plans

Sun, 20/05/2018 - 4:11pm
We submitted our response to Defra’s major “Health and Harmony” command paper consultation on deadline day last week.