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Can you help Janet locate four names from Ulverston's war memorial?

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 6:01am
THE search to locate the graves of all 175 World War One soldiers on Ulverston's war memorial has been narrowed down to just four names.

PROPERTY: Rural landlords reject fixed long-term tenancies, says CLA

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 6:01am
RURAL landlords say Government plans for longer tenancies on rented homes could hit seasonal workers in agriculture and tourism.

Vicky's Six Brilliant Things To Do This Week ...

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 6:00am
What's on round and about this week ...

LETTER: Let the Noddy Tain take over services on the Lakes Line

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:30pm
I BELIEVE I have the complete solution to the Lakes Line debacle.

NOSTALGIA: The best working years of my life were at Westmorland County Hospital

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:18pm
I was appointed catering manager of the four Kendal hospitals in 1976. I had to take early retirement, due to failing eyesight, in 1986. Those ten years were the best of my working life.

DREAMCATCHER : I decide I no longer want to complete my PhD

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:54pm
DREAMCATCHER: Alex Hossack and Catherine Aubrey interpret your dreams. If the dreamer would like to provide feedback about the interpretation, please send it to

Women invited to join centenary suffrage march in Kendal

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:51am
Strong Women Street Theatre

Police cordon at Hodge Close Quarry

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 7:48am
A POLICE cordon was in place at Hodge Close Quarry in Coniston last night (Tuesday).


Wed, 11/07/2018 - 6:40am
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: A free toilet should be a basic human right

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 5:22am
As someone who has visited the Lakes for many years, and now a resident, I also feel very sad that Cumbria does not feel that it makes enough money from the tourists to be able to provide them with free toilets, especially near car parks which they are paying up to £7 or £8 to park at.

PODIUM: Help us in South Lakeland to find ways to tackle climate change

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 7:23pm
South Lakeland District Council Leader Giles Archibald and Environment Portfolio holder Dyan Jones urge people to help the council tackle climate change

Rare birds stolen from Grange-over-Sands duck pond

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 4:42pm
Police are investigating the reported theft of a large number of rare birds, from the duck pond within the public gardens, on Main Street, Grange Over Sands.

MP calls for Cumbrian rail franchise to oust Northern

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 4:22pm
Local MP Tim Farron will table a motion in the House of Commons today calling for there to be a new rail franchise for the three local train lines that operate in South and West Cumbria.

Students are in focus as BBC Countryfile comes to Cumbria

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 3:39pm
WILDLIFE media students from the University of Cumbria are to feature in a special edition of the BBC’s Countryfile TV programme.

Nearly time to have a hoot at the Lakeland Maze Park

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 3:32pm
FAMILIES can have a real hoot at the Lakeland Maze Park when it opens later this month.

Tour de Yorkshire 'boosts economy by £98 million'

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 3:13pm
A £98 MILLION boost to North Yorkshire’s economy thanks to this year’s Tour de Yorkshire has been welcomed by the leader of Craven District Council.

Children from Belarus enjoy trip to Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 10:15am
A GROUP of children from Belarus enjoyed a visit to Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale last Wednesday (July 4).


Tue, 10/07/2018 - 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.

How to have an obituary published in The Westmorland Gazette

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 6:21am
To have an obituary of a loved-one published in The Westmorland Gazette, please request an obituary form, which gives all the details of what to do, by emailing