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Vehicle fire closes one lane on M6 northbound

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 4:09pm
ONE lane is closed on the M6 northbound due to a vehicle fire.

Holland students enjoy Cumbrian life

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 3:30pm
APPLEBY Grammar School students enjoyed the first half of their annual exchange with Willem Van Oranje School in Oud-Beijerland, Holland

Recorded hate crime down in Cumbria

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 3:14pm
CUMBRIA is bucking the national trend, with recorded hate crimes down on last year.

Send us your Hallowe'en pictures

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 3:12pm
AS the most frightful time of the year approaches, we want to see your fancy dress efforts.

Teen cyclist hits tree mid-flight after jump

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 2:56pm
A 15-year-old cyclist suffered serious injuries when he took off from a large jump and crashed into a tree mid-flight.

Staveley trained cabinetmaker brings home bronze from 'Skills Olympics'

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 2:34pm
A CABINETMAKER trained in Staveley has brought home a bronze medal from the 'Skills Olympics' after a 'stressful' four days in Abu Dhabi.

New cafe gets creative with worldwide menu

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 2:00pm
A CREATIVE new cafe run by people with a passion for food from all over the globe has opened in Kendal.

Tree planting marks 70th anniversary of Kendal society

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 1:26pm
AN oak tree was planted in Nobles Rest park to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the formation of Kendal Natural History Society.

READERS TO THE RESCUE: Campaign reaches halfway milestone

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 1:17pm
THIS week The Westmorland Gazette's Readers to the Rescue campaign topped £20,000, marking the official halfway point of our £40,000 fundraising effort.

LETTER: Cars should have speed limiters fitted

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 12:43pm
THE announcement that the Ministry of Justice is to increase the maximum sentence from 14 years to life in prison for causing death by dangerous driving – in line with manslaughter – might seem like a good result.

Part of Burton-in-Kendal has been put on national 'at risk' register

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 11:27am
PART of an historic South Lakeland village has been included on the national heritage at risk register after five prominent buildings began showing signs of deterioration and decay.

Fancy winning your height in Cumberland sausage?

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 11:20am
A SOUTH Lakes butcher is offering one lucky customer the chance to win their height in Cumberland sausage.

Cumbrian farmer wins top industry award for feed invention

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 10:48am
A SOUTH Lakeland farmer has been recognised for his technical innovation in contributing to the industry.

Armed police seen in Kirkby Lonsdale

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 9:10am
ARMED police have been seen in Kirkby Lonsdale this morning.

Porsche garage set to leave Kendal

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 9:05am
AN upmarket sportscar dealership is set to leave a South Lakeland town after outgrowing the premises it has traded from for nearly a century.

Dylan lands his dream chef job at Simon Rogan restaurant

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 8:26am
A TEENAGER is learning the art of gastronomy after landing his dream job with a Michelin-starred chef.

PROPERTY: House prices are on the rise

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 7:00am
AVERAGE house prices in the UK are up by five per cent in the year to August 2017, according to new government figures.

Fundraising Will Clark receives award from Prime Minister Theresa May

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 6:56am
A TETRAPLEGIC Lake District man has been recognised for his tireless charity work and will today receive a special award from Prime Minister Theresa May.

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

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 6:20am
What's on around the county this week ...

Ancient Furness monuments removed from Historic England's heritage 'at risk' register

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 2:09am
A DEDICATED group of volunteers has helped remove three scheduled ancient monuments at a Furness beauty spot off Historic England's 'at risk' register.