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Bendrigg Trust at Old Hutton gets a £75,000 boost

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 2:24pm
A SOUTH Lakeland outdoor disability charity is being supported with a grant of £75,000 from the ScottishPower Foundation.

HAVE YOUR VOTE: Should 1p and 2p coins be scrapped?

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 12:16pm
The Government has raised the prospect of scrapping 1p and 2p coins in documents released as part of the spring statement, which also suggest that £50 notes could go because they are not used enough.

Storm Emma heroes praised

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 12:00pm
FOLLOWING the devastation caused by Storm Emma earlier this month, some of the storm heroes have been praised by their local MP.

Lancashire coroners swear oath at Lancaster Castle

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 11:38am
CORONERS for Lancashire have sworn the oath of office during a ceremony at Lancaster Castle.

Smokers asked to stub out on No Smoking Day

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 11:28am
SMOKERS across Cumbria are encouraged to quit today by offering free expert advice.

Endmoor trekking agency helps Lonely Planet with new guide

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 8:07am
AN ENDMOOR man who ‘makes dreams a reality’ with his trekking agency has been a key figure in the creation of the latest Lonely Planet Nepal guide.

Small businesses from Lakes attend Theo Paphitis event

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 8:05am
SOUTH Lakes winners of Theo Paphitis’s Small Business Sunday (#SBS) - Holme’s Odin Events, Barrows Green-based Mint Drinks and Windermere-based The Dome House - were invited to Birmingham on February 23 to attend the #SBS winners event at the ICC hosted by Theo Paphitis.

Surge in international guests for Lakes hotel

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 8:00am
A WINDERMERE hotel owner believes a surge in international guests bodes well for the main 2018 holiday season.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Sedbergh Schoolboys skating on Lilymere in 1955

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 6:10am
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.

Family show is musical comedy with fabulous flavour of pantomime

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 7:06pm
ROSE Community Theatre starts its three-night run of War of the Noses on Thursday (March 15, 7.30pm) at Sedbergh People's Hall. The family show is a musical comedy with a pantomime flavour with a plot that loosely follows the fortunes (or misfortunes?) of Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard the Nerd before the Houses of Lancaster and York were succeeded by the Tudors. A blend of humorous skulduggery and rousing songs, there are also performances on Friday and Saturday (March 16/17) both 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Sedbergh Mini Market, No 6 Finkle Street and the information centre.

Organisers gearing up for Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show at Grasmere

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 4:32pm
ONE of Cumbria’s most entertaining charity fundraising days returns to Grasmere this summer.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Pace-egg rolling at Kendal at Easter in 1890

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 4:20pm
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.

Agricultural society leader is commended for her work with national award

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 4:19pm
THE chief executive of the Westmorland County Agricultural Society was commended for her leadership and community work, receiving a fellowship Award from the Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies (CARAS).

Bigger and bouncier: Treetop Nets invests £250,000 in fresh layout

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 4:19pm
AN ADVENTURE course is being given a £250,000 upgrade and will be open in time for Easter.

Royal recognition for three Cumbrian nurses

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 4:00pm
THREE leading lights in the Cumbrian nursing world have been recognised with a royal invitation for people engaged in front line nursing.

Kendal man jailed for six years for engaging in sexual activity with a teenage girl

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 3:59pm
A MAN has been handed a six-year prison sentence for engaging in sexual activity with a teenage girl.

The next Anglican Bishop of Lancaster set to take on her new role this summer

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 2:53pm
THE next Anglican Suffragan Bishop of Lancaster has been chosen and will start her new role in the summer.

DREAMCATCHER: The shopkeeper and I just can't communicate with each other

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 2:53pm
DREAMCATCHER: Alex Hossack and Catherine Aubrey interpret your dreams

Pensioner, 80, unfit for attempted murder trial

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 1:51pm
A HEARING is under way to determine if a Kirkby Lonsdale man attempted to kill his wife at their home in the town.

'Absolutely amazing': Praise for team that saved life of cyclist after Lake District crash

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 1:43pm
A WOMAN will take on a series of fundraising challenges after her husband was left brain damaged in a Lake District cycling crash, an incident which led to his retirement from the police force.