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Three dogs 'dangerously out of control' in Windermere

Mon, 22/01/2018 - 8:39am
POLICE are seeking the owner of three dogs that were 'dangerously out of control' in Windermere on Friday (January 19).

LETTER: Nationalise the train operators

Mon, 22/01/2018 - 8:37am
Robert Talbot (Letters, January 4, 'Problems with train services') discusses the appalling service provided by Arriva Rail North and the general malaise of our railways.

Economic boom joy for Kendal and South Lakeland

Mon, 22/01/2018 - 8:07am
BOOMING South Lakeland has experienced a massive economic explosion which has made it the top performing authority in Cumbria and North Lancashire.

NOSTALGIA MEMORIES: Sometimes haggling with a farmer in the furniture shop could take up to an hour and a half

Mon, 22/01/2018 - 8:00am
Kendal Oral History Group aims to compile a picture of earlier times through the recorded memories of the area’s older residents. David Byrom was born in1922 and interviewed in 1992


Mon, 22/01/2018 - 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 Players back on the glittering pantomime trail

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 5:31pm
CINDERELLA is doing her upmost to get to the ball - and The Lakes Players are giving her a hilarious helping hand.

NOSTALGIA: Location of photograph identified by readers

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 4:41pm
We have recently been able to identify this lovely image by Joseph Hardman as Chapel Stile, Great Langdale.

Group to discuss positive births at Helme Chase meeting

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 4:24pm
MUMS and mums-to-be are invited to Kendal's Helme Chase maternity ward to share their positive birthing experiences.

Councillor who fell while walking dog praises 'brilliant' emergency response

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 3:54pm
A KIRKBY Lonsdale town councillor has thanked members of the emergency services who rushed to rescue her after she fell while walking her dog.

New theatre season is spicy, dynamic and epic mix

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 2:45pm
HERON Theatre's new season offerings includes a hot ticket from the 2016 Edinburgh Festival.

An advertisement for Westmorland Gazette from 99 years ago

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 2:24pm
This year The Westmorland Gazette is celebrating its 200th anniversary with a host of events and publications.

CLASSIC VINYL: blending folk music with quintessentially English tunes

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 12:56pm
Unhalfbricking by Fairport Convention released on Island Records, 1969, value: first pressing, pink label £250; second pressing £100

Highly regarded choral ensemble seeks more singers

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 10:20am
PRO Nobis Singers are in fine voice and rehearsing for their 2018 spring and summer concerts. However, 2019 is already in their sights - the choir's 50th birthday.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: RAF lorry overturns at Kendal in 1947

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 8:10am
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.

Consultation launches into Cumbria's 30-year transport investment plan

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 8:07am
PLANS for future transport investment in Cumbria and the wider North of England have been outlined at an event marking the publication of a 30-year plan to drive economic growth.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: begin the journey - what you find might surprise you

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 7:03am
I HAVE just completed my first term at university, and I’m ready to curl up and nap in front of a warm fire for a couple of solid days. I feel that my whole being has been stretched, in every dimension. I have been growing physically (ah the pains of early morning rowing), emotionally (it’s a sizeable step relative to my life so far), academically (12 essays in eight weeks can’t fail to affect your brain!), and spiritually. Yes, spiritually.

PROPERTY: Ten tips to help first-time buyers onto property ladder

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 7:01am
POST Office Money is sharing its ten tips for getting on the property ladder in 2018.

Petition organised to oppose closure of town centre disabled bays

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 12:00am
FRUSTRATED Kendal residents have started a petition to oppose the moving of disabled parking bays in the town centre.

LETTER: Why didn't the Lake District National Park Authority object to the plans to extend the Kirkby Moor wind farm?

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 7:07pm
THE planning application to extend the life of Kirkby Moor wind farm was refused by South Lakeland District Council on December 5. That refusal concurred with the refusal of all 13 consultee parish councils, local district and county councillors and an overwhelming objection by local individual residents of the area.

PROPERTY: How to patch up damaged plasterwork

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 6:00pm
BUILDER Richard Burr, of North London, who was also a finalist on 2014's Great British Bake Off, reveals how to repair your walls and be a DIY plasterer.