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The Westmorland Gazette celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2018

Sun, 31/12/2017 - 6:00pm
THE Westmorland Gazette is all set to celebrate a momentous milestone - its 200th anniversary - in 2018.

Bishop reflects on a busy year and looks forward to 2018

Sun, 31/12/2017 - 3:44pm
The Rt Rev James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle, reflects on an eventful year in 2017 and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2018

Woman to be sentenced for 'pointless' 999 call

Sun, 31/12/2017 - 2:41pm
AN ambulance made a 'pointless journey' to an address in Ulverston after a woman falsely called the emergency services, a court heard.

CLASSIC VINYL: no easy ride on their Marrakech Express

Sun, 31/12/2017 - 12:10pm
Crosby, Stills and Nash by Crosby, Stills and Nash recorded on Atlantic Records 1969, gatefold sleeve, value £50

Paralysed Kirkby Stephen man win approval for specialised bungalow

Sun, 31/12/2017 - 10:38am
A KIRKBY Stephen man who was left paralysed from the chest down by a life-changing accident has had permission granted for a specially designed bungalow.

LETTER: Sandgate Hydrotherapy Pool needs permanent funding

Sun, 31/12/2017 - 10:19am
I have been using Sandgate Hydrotherapy Pool for some time since I had two operations on my shoulder to keep me mobile and, apart from several weeks earlier in the year, have not had to receive physiotherapy.

Christmas dinner served up by Ambleside Masons

Sun, 31/12/2017 - 8:27am
AMBLESIDE Masons cooked and served Christmas dinner for almost 40 guests at the town's Masonic Lodge.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: a vision that combines science, art and social and ecological justice

Sun, 31/12/2017 - 7:06am
LONG wolfless centuries lie between us and the beauty of how Westmorland must have been. Legend has it that the last wolf in England was killed in the 14th Century on Cumbria's sea cliffs at Humphrey Head. Since then many of England's wonders have been hunted to extinction. Today the hills themselves are nearly dead; grazed to the bone by sheep bred for the pot, and occupied almost exclusively by grouse bred for the gun. The upland ecology is so badly degraded that rain gushes straight off the hillsides flooding towns and villages below.

Man aged 28 dies following road traffic accident on A66

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 6:46pm
A MAN who died following a road traffic collision yesterday in east Cumbria has been identified.

Baby Ivy's year of fundraising tops £8,000 for Alder Hey

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 6:00pm
FOR little Ivy Scarisbrick and her family, 2017 is ending on a high after life-saving surgery, a milestone birthday and a year of fundraising that has topped £8,000.

Kendal construction apprentice has life-changing experience in Cambodia

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 2:13pm
AN apprentice from Kendal led from the front as a Cumbrian construction ambassador, bringing joy to a community in Cambodia and gaining as much from the experience as he gave.

MP responds to criticism over wage in job advert

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 12:08pm
WESTMORLAND and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has responded to criticism over the wage offered in a Liberal Democrat job advertisement by clarifying that the role on offer is a "paid internship".

LETTER: Credit Union is here to help

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 11:57am
WITH Christmas just gone for another year, I would like to make people struggling with the extra cost of it, aware that there is a community of people out there to help them. So, if you become overwhelmed with financial worries don’t panic the Credit Union may be able to help you.

GARDENING: take a festive break - but check you've 'bubble' wrapped the greenhouse

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 10:46am
THIS week I’d hope you’re taking a break from the physical work in the garden and enjoying the festivities in all their fullness, writes TOM ATTWOOD.

LETTER: Park-wide parking policies are vital in the Lake District

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 10:38am
JUST what is the Lake District National Park Authority up to? It has an approved policy in its core strategy which states: 'Within the national park, there should be no net increase in parking capacity or permanent measures merely to accommodate peak traffic demand'.

Inspirational nurse from Bolton-le-Sands retires after fifty years

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 9:16am
AN 'INSPIRATIONAL' nurse from Bolton-le-Sands is retiring after five decades in the nursing profession.

South Lakes charity urges people to lace up for January

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 8:56am
A SOUTH Lakes horticultural mental health charity is asking people to sign up to R.E.D January as a way to fundraise and beat the month’s blues.

AGONY CHEF: vegetarian food can be as varied and interesting as non-vegetarian food

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 8:08am
We are hosting a buffet on New Year’s Day for 12 people and looking for a theme based around vegetarian food. Can chef suggest anything?

Cumbrian men awarded for their services in New Year's Honours list

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 4:36am
A SOUTH Lakes man is among those recognised in the New Year's Honours this year.

Toilet-twinners in Silverdale flush away poverty

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 6:00pm
DOZENS of villagers have twinned their "smallest room" with overseas loos in a bid to flush away poverty.