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LETTER: I found three bags of rubbish in a local stream

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 7:21am
AS MANY of us know, reducing our plastic consumption is a huge topic of conversation that we see all over social media at the moment.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: London evacuees at Grasmere in 1944

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 6:50am
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.

Popular local actors take on stage version of big screen comedy

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 7:29pm
NEXT in the spotlight at Staveley Roundhouse is a stage version of a successful big screen comedy.

Capsule exhibition brings together some of the region's most celebrated creators

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 5:41pm
JAN Huntley-Peace's art fair in miniature at the Athenaeum, Leasgill, brings together highly impressive works from some of the region's most celebrated painters, ceramicists and other fine artists.

World War One exhibition features the story of siblings

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 4:51pm
AS THE country approaches the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War in 1918, The Folly museum at Settle is staging an exhibition of the final few months, and the impact it had on the people of Settle and surrounding villages.

LETTER: Have there been motorised ascents of Scafell?

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 4:16pm
A friend living in the south of England is researching reports of motor vehicle ascents on Britain's three peaks, particularly during the early days of motoring.

Exciting Viking-inspired contemporary exhibition opens part two of film and media outfit's digital arts programme

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 3:56pm
YEAR two of Signal Film and Media's highly innovative digital arts programme has opened with Platform, featuring artist Will Kendrick's exciting Viking-inspired contemporary exhibition.

Classical crossover group closes festival in spectacular style

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 2:20pm
Il DIVO will be celebrating 15 years as the world’s leading classical crossover group in style when they bring Lytham Festival to a close in spectacular style at the Last Night of the Proms event on Sunday (July 22), writes JOHN ANSON.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: trapped with no way out

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 1:50pm
HOW beautiful the Lake District was, this spring, the fields full of lambs and hedges full of daffodils. Imagine though, if you were not able to enjoy springtime, because you were trapped into a life with no way out, no escape from the exploitation put upon you by those who want to dehumanise you, so that they can profit from you. Sounds serious doesn’t it and something we may not want to consider in our comfortable and beautiful surroundings.

CLASSIC VINYL: influential album to peel back slowly and see

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 12:38pm
The Velvet Underground and Nico by The Velvet Underground and Nico, released on Verve Records, 1967, value mono, £350; stereo £200

PROPERTY: Which? finds some letting agents lack key knowledge

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 12:01pm
LETTING agents too often lack key knowledge about properties, according to an investigation by Which?

Stunning exhibition of northern landscapes mixed with Mediterranean colours

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 9:54am
LANDSCAPES of the Mind is EM Lafuente's stunning new exhibition of acrylic paintings inspired by the landscapes of northern England, mixed with the Mediterranean colours of where she was brought up.

World Heritage Site one year on: 'An opportunity for everybody'

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 9:44am
ONE year on from the Lake District being granted World Heritage Site status, key figures in the area, along with the organisations behind the bid, have praised the positive impact that the inscription has made.

Wildlife spotters gather in Satterthwaite

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 8:38am
ONE hundred passionate wildlife spotters gathered at a farm in Satterthwaite for Rusland Horizon’s ‘Bioblitz’.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Springtime at Yew Tree Farm in 1944

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 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.

Grasmere and East London schools ' partnership is "a revelation"

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 6:01am
A HONEYPOT village famous for gingerbread and William Wordsworth has become an unlikely new "classroom" for teachers from East London.

Police appeal for information after man dies in A65 crash

Sat, 14/07/2018 - 5:46pm
POLICE are appealing for information and dashcam footage after a man died following a crash on the A65 near Ingleton.

PICTURE FROM THE PAST: 1950s' holidaymakers enjoy a trip on Windermere

Sat, 14/07/2018 - 5:14pm
HERE’S a sight that can still be seen today as people visit the Lakes over the summer.

Sarah hits the heights in the Alps

Sat, 14/07/2018 - 4:53pm
KIRKBY Stephen mountain runner Sarah Tunstall finished second in an Alpine classic mountain race.

Thousands turn out for Ingleton 1940's weekend

Sat, 14/07/2018 - 4:15pm
THOUNSANDS turned out to enjoy a few days of vintage fun at Ingleton’s 1940’s Weekend.