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TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: The New Shambles at Kendal in 1972

Sat, 21/07/2018 - 7:40am
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.

Shepherdess puts sheep into chic at Great Yorkshire Show catwalk

Sat, 21/07/2018 - 6:01am
DESIGNS by a tweed-wearing Yorkshire Dales shepherdess have been warmly embraced by the fashion flock.

More than £7,000 donated to Lakeland Horticultural Society

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 10:44pm
MONIES left over following the winding up of the Lakeland Rose Show has been donated to charity.

Two festivals attract the crowds to Ulverston

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 7:51pm
SUNSHINE and singing made Ulverston the place to be at the weekend as two different festivals took place together.

Positive Parenting with Chris Garner: Planning for the summer holidays

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 6:01pm
AS I have said many times in this column, being a parent and raising a family does at times require a military approach, especially when organising and preparing for something such as the summer holidays.

Week of events held to celebrate special Grange Library anniversary

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 5:31pm
STAFF and users of a South Lakeland library have celebrated the 50th anniversary of its official opening.

Boy, 14, robbed of bicycle in Kendal

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 4:24pm
A 14-year-old boy was kicked off his bicycle by a group of older males who then stole his bike.

Ulverston restaurant backs carbon free dining movement

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 3:49pm
GREEN minded Ulverston restaurateurs have joined a carbon free dining initiative to reduce their eatery's impact on the environment.

Kendal Trump protestor intercepted by Ministry of Defence patrol boat

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 3:21pm
AN anti Donald Trump protestor from Kendal was intercepted by a Ministry of Defence high speed patrol boat as he took his protest against the American president to the waters off the coast of Scotland.

Chainsaw carver Rolande turns Carnforth tree stump into owls

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 12:03pm
PROFESSIONAL chainsaw carver Rolande has transformed an old tree stump at Carnforth into two larger-than-life owls.

PROPERTY: Prince Charles' favourite architect designs Eden house

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 12:01pm
THE plot of a vanished Eden Valley mansion is for sale, with plans in place for a country house designed by one of Prince Charles' favourite architects.

Lakes Parish Council 'disgusted' with district council

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 10:30am
LAKES Parish councillors have been left 'disgusted' with the local authority's lack of communication over planting at Waterhead.

Kuwaiti visitors return to Over Kellet school where they sought refuge during the Gulf War

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 10:06am
VISITORS from Kuwait made a welcome return to the north Lancashire school where they sought refuge during the Gulf War, nearly 30 years ago.

Farmers warn of livestock feeding crisis due to drought-like conditions

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 10:00am
Farmers have warned of an impending crisis amid drought conditions in parts of Cumbria.

Send us your hot weather pictures

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 9:45am
THE long spell of warm weather has seen tourists flock to the Lake Distirct, ice cream sales rocket and water levels plummet.

New innovative art group draws inspiration from Kurt Schwitters legacy

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 9:21am
THIS year is the 70th anniversary of the death in Kendal of Kurt Schwitters, one of the 20th Century’s most influential artists. All Possibilities Are Open (APAO) is Annie Coxey, Delcia McNeill, Rosie Wates and Steve Trevillion, a group of innovative artists who have come together to draw inspiration from his legacy to support and develop contemporary art in Cumbria. Steven said their aim was to make Kendal and Cumbria as synonymous with modern art as St Ives and Cornwall have been. Working closely with the Littoral Arts Trust, which is responsible for the Elterwater Merz Barn, APAO is launching its mission with Ouroboros: Transformation of the Discarded, an exhibition of collage-based art that will be on show at the Elterwater Merz Barn from August 5-31, before transferring to Kendal Museum on September 12.

LETTER: 'Eyesore' land near station needs sorting out

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 9:10am
SOME time ago it was highlighted in the Gazette that a small strip of land opposite the north bound entrance to Oxenholme station had become an eyesore and was in fact a danger to those who attempted to park vehicles, being on a blind bend and with a very uneven surface.

Rainfall shortage causes harmful algae to form in Cumbrian locations

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 9:09am
A DANGEROUS form of algae has been found in four different Lake District locations, according to an Environment Agency study.

106-year-old yacht returns to Morecambe Bay

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 8:56am
SEVERN, a 106-year-old yacht sailed for the first time last weekend since her return to Arnside, where she was built in 1912.

Former Craven councillor from Bentham John Pilkington sentenced after admitting possession of almost 400 indecent images and videos of children

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 8:13am
A FORMER Craven district councillor who was jailed for possessing about 30,000 indecent images of children has been back in court again for similar offending.