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Acclaimed quintet puts the groove into folk

Sun, 16/09/2018 - 8:46am
FOOT stomping folk tunes from one of the most energetic bands on the circuit are heading for Holme Parish Hall, on Friday, September 21 (8pm).

PODIUM: Let's try to boost the vibrancy of the Lake District

Sun, 16/09/2018 - 8:25am
Lindsey Hebden, programme manager of Great Place: Lakes and Dales, urges people to help make sure the area vibrant in the future

Make room for maximalism and moody blooms this autumn

Sun, 16/09/2018 - 7:01am
AUTUMN is the time of year when nature changes its colours, and thanks to the new home collections it's easy to ring the changes indoors too, writes Gabrielle Fagan.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Kirkby Lonsdale Red Cross members in 1988

Sun, 16/09/2018 - 6:50am
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.

Shock as wall collapses on to car

Sun, 16/09/2018 - 5:12am
A SOUTH Lakes pensioner's Sunday morning breakfast was dramatically interrupted when an old wall collapsed in a heap of rubble.

Orton Farmers' Market celebrates its 200th event

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 6:01pm
FRIENDS old and new gathered in Orton to celebrate the Eden village's 200th farmers' market.

Housing ladder may have had its day, says research body

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 6:01pm
HOUSING design will increasingly need to focus on the needs of people over 55, says a research body.

Cumbria police officers equipped with body cameras

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 4:36pm
CUMBRIA Police have equipped officers in the Lake District with body cameras enabling them to send live footage capable of providing important evidence of crime, members of Lakes Parish Council heard. The force is also using large high-tech drones in all weather conditions, flown by police trained as drone pilots. Councillors were told the advantages of drones include the ability to search over wide areas for missing persons, saving time and police manpower.

Village restaurant is named second best in country

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 4:34pm
L'ENCLUME has been named as the best restaurant in the North West by the Good Food Guide.

Mountain bikers voice dismay over smoother route

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 4:27pm
MOUNTAIN bikers in the Lake District have expressed their dismay at the resurfacing and smoothing-over of a popular route near Staveley.

Another lovely Joseph Hardman image

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 4:25pm
This week we have another nostalgic and peaceful image from our archives.

Gazette launches new campaign to give carers a much-needed respite break

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 4:12pm
A KENDAL couple who have been married for more than 40 years but who had their lives irreversibly changed three years ago following a shock diagnosis are backing the Give Them A Break campaign.

Delays on A590 after collision sees oil spill onto the road

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 2:53pm
MOTORISTS are being held up in queues on the A590 following a crash which has seen oil spill onto the road.

Volunteer Kendal first aiders given a second chance

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 12:01pm

Lakes restaurant has 'best ever' summer

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 8:22am
A LAKE District restaurant and bar dedicated to pork has had its ‘best ever’ summer with takings well up on last year.


Sat, 15/09/2018 - 7:30am
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.

LETTER: Put all your plastic in recycling bins - and help save the whales

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 7:29am
DISAPPOINTING though it is that the majority of plastic isn’t recycled, we shouldn't confuse two issues.

Beatrix Potter lovers gather for 18th international conference

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 6:01am
BEATRIX Potter lovers travelled from around the world to celebrate their favourite storyteller at a gathering in Kendal.

Funding boost for Ulverston leisure centre plans

Fri, 14/09/2018 - 7:01pm
PROPOSALS for detailed work to start on plans for a multi-million pound new leisure centre in Ulverston have received backing from councillors.

Former scoutmaster cleared of Lake District child abuse allegations

Fri, 14/09/2018 - 6:14pm
A MAN has wept after being cleared of Lake District child sex abuse allegations which he strenuously denied.