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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.

United Utilities seeks consent to take water from Windermere and Ullswater as stocks run dry

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 7:43am
United Utilities is seeking permission to take water from three lakes in Cumbria to protect supplied during the heatwave.

Reassurances offered from council over future of Bowness cinema

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 7:20am
REASSURANCES have been made that a ‘much-loved’ cinema in the Lake District remains safe from development.

WALK: peaceful pastures where rivers flow

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 7:08am
Hornby and Wray

Seventeen Cumbrian businesses make it to awards final

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 6:58am
AN impressive 17 Cumbrian businesses have made it through to the final of the North West women in business awards.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: The Diary Maid of Westmorland in 1973

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 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.

Lakes Sky Ultra attracts international crowd

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 6:15am
THE fourth Lakes Sky Ultra again demonstrated both the allure of the Lake District and the international appeal of skyrunning, with runners representing Austria, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Poland and Romania (as well as Britain) all arriving in Ambleside.

Kendal's blooms admired by judges

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 6:00am
KENDAL'S gardens and open spaces have been admired and analysed by judges from Cumbria in Bloom.

Gusty winds lead to interesting races on Windermere

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 9:13pm
ALL types of yachts and dinghies were out on the water throughout the past weekend competing for the Vice Commodore’s prizes. The prizes have been donated by Vice Commodore Clare Houlihan.

Brothers stage pedal-powered fundraising concerts as tribute to their mum

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 8:26pm
JOHN and Edward Seymour are brothers with lives steeped in music. Both former cathedral choristers they lost their mum to pancreatic cancer in 2014. In celebration of her life they are performing a series of concerts during a four-day cycle across 200 Lakeland and Dales miles. The first performance of their Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel and other English songs will be at Thornely Studio, Sedbergh, on Thursday, August 2 (7.30pm). The talented singers move on to Cartmel Priory to perform the day after (Friday, August 3) at noon, heading north to Nether Wasdale's St Michael's Church on the Saturday (August 4) for a 7.30pm show.