The Westmorland Gazette
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A £140,000 investment has seen a new children’s play area open in Low Bentham.
IN 1975 a new situation comedy series appeared on British televisions - The Good Life - featuring two couples, Tom and Barbara Good, and Margo and Jerry Leadbetter. As their surname suggests Margo and Jerry, the wealthier and socially-superior couple, thought that they led better lives than their near neighbours.
A WELL KNOWN Yorkshire Dales cheesemaker is celebrating a successful year at The Great Yorkshire Cheese and Dairy Show.
Then Play On by Fleetwood Mac, 1969, released on Reprise Records, value £80
DALES residents are being woken up as early as 4am by a bird-scaring device that sounds like "a shotgun".
TWO local farming families who lost their homes are soon to be rehoused in converted field barns.
LAKE District Summer Music 2018 opens on Saturday, July 28 (7.30pm) with the pomp and pageantry of Handel's Water Music Suite.
I AM writing to tell you and your readers about a new campaign from Independent Age, the older people’s charity, called ‘We need to talk about death’. Many people struggle to talk about death and final wishes, and we think it would be helpful if everyone could be more open and share their final wishes earlier, so their later years can be filled with positivity, rather than awkward conversations.
A LAKE District barbershop is approaching their £2,000 fundraising goal after trimming hair at the top of England’s highest mountain.
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.
A LAKE District cottage company says it is preparing for "significant growth".
A COUNCIL is committed to finding a new free car park in Kendal after the controversial closure to cars of land at New Road.
TOURISM-reliant businesses in a Lake District honeypot village have sent out a message to visitors that they remain open for business despite Windermere ferry being out of action.
SEVERE water shortages caused by the baking heat across the North West have led to a hosepipe ban in South Lakeland and Eden.
I HAVE worked for Cancer Care since 1992 at Slynedales in Lancaster as a driver, transporting clients from all over the region to therapies at either of the CancerCare centres Kendal, Lancaster, The Christie in Manchester or the Rosemere Cancer centre in Preston.
THE days of men taking a backseat when it comes to decorating are long gone, writes Gabrielle Fagan.
A PERSONAL trainer from Kirkby Lonsdale is set to launch a brand new fitness festival at the end of this month.
SINCE I started working professionally as a gardener in Cumbria in 2005 I’ve experienced some dry, reasonably prolonged periods that tested the plants, but nothing like the past two months, writes TOM ATTWOOD. It has been unprecedented and after the Arctic spring blast the challenges have come thick and fast this season. It’s increasingly surreal where our nursery and garden boundary sits as trees young and mature are shedding vast numbers of leaves resulting in a confusing autumnal picture coupled with the intense warmth of mid-summer. Understandably, I’m having an ever-increasing number of conversations with people genuinely concerned that established trees and shrubs in particular in their own gardens are beyond salvaging. One thing that is worth remembering is the sheer resilience of so many of our garden plants. Despite looking utterly dreadful the majority of plants have the capacity to shut down if necessary. Whether they make an attempt to sprout fresh leaves before the end of the growing season will depend on certain factors, light levels, temperature, available moisture and such. A shrub or tree can often shed all of their leaves in these circumstances; we have a gorgeous eight-year-old katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum) which has lost 90 per cent of its leaves. It looks unsightly but what you’re seeing is a cunning survival mechanism. It’s a somewhat different story with herbaceous, cottage garden plants as these will fail if there is not sufficient water. Most perennials do not posses the extensive root systems of trees or shrubs and rely more on surface moisture and they will suffer fastest with drought conditions. We have some large sections of the garden where on the shallowest soil the tallest perennials are in pretty bad shape. Unable to water these plants, I’m cutting them back to a foot off the ground. It scuppers the flowering for this year but it does at least massively cut down on the water needs of the plants and gives it a fighting chance of survival in the short term.
I’D like to endorse some of the views of C. Moore (Letters, July 5, ''Traffic lights are needless').
PLANS for Spitfire displays in Kendal have brought memories flooding back for one of the few surviving war-time pilots.