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A NEW restaurant in the centre of Windermere is set to open its doors to the public in the early summer.
ULVERSTONIANS gave their stamp of approval after a long battle to save the town’s crown post office was brought to a successful conclusion.
A CONTRIBUTION of £2,500 towards a bin screening project outside KFC has been agreed by Kendal Town Council.
A SPATE of burglaries in a South Lakeland market town has led to concerns about policing in the area.
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.
EVERYTHING that we have in life is a gift. However, whether we think of life as a gift or not, the opposite – loss – is the common experience of all.
VILLAGERS in Levens are helping to flush away poverty by twinning 11 loos - including "the smallest room" at MP Tim Farron's constituency office.
HOME owners across the UK have spent more than £40 billion on home improvements in the past five years, says the industry body for estate agents.
THE late founder of an iconic herd of fell ponies that runs at Lindale has been awarded a post-houmous accolade for his work with the breed.
ARE you stuck in a colour rut because you're not brave enough to plunge into the dazzling array of shades that could transform your home?
WOMEN are paid significantly less than men at some of Cumbria’s major employers, published gender pay gap figures have revealed.
THE Government has come in for criticism over reasons it originally gave to abandoning electrification of the Lakes Line.
ON A recent visit to North Wales on a short holiday, it struck me very forcibly how very different things were there to at home in Cumbria. Here are some examples:
A FORMER Queen Katherine School pupil with a passion for classical music has secured the top position at a prestigious national society.
AN ULVERSTON hairdresser is hanging up his scissors after more than fifty years in the profession.
THE narrow shady border needn’t be the area of the garden that is deemed more of a problem than an asset, writes TOM ATTWOOD. There are a large number of us who have a section of garden that is either dominated by the house or building we live in, a dividing fence or perhaps the neighbourly sticking point of the dominating evergreen hedge. Either way, if this creates the effect of shade, light or heavy for a significant proportion of the day then the choice of plants has to follow suit. The first thing to avoid is any attempt to include lawn as unless you have the time and patience to nurture this in conditions that are certainly not ideal then you can end up with half dead or at the very least a highly disappointing strip of vegetation. Better to either widen the border and have an alternative surface running alongside it such as gravel. When it comes to selecting the plants and you’d appreciate a guide then arm yourself with a book that is geared towards woodland planting or plants for shade. I like books that focus on a woodland planting scenario. I think this creates a more positive and creative energy in your thought process and how you view the area to plant. Many of the plants listed would flower earlier in the season like pulmonaria, brunnera, myosotis (forget-me-not) oomphalodes and primula unlike our larger cottage garden plants such as lupins that tend to start flowering from June onwards. At the end of the season there is a final flurry of flowering delivered by plants like Japanese anenomes. In between these two stages the planting will be dominated by leaf colour, texture and form which is the main attraction for me of shade loving plants. Reliance on flowering alone, whatever the scenario, is fine but can be difficult to achieve. This is when hardy ferns, lamprocampnos (formerly known as dicentra), hostas, periwinkle (vinca), brunnera, ivy and epimedium are invaluable and will complement the conditions you have perfectly.
A STUNNING image of the Fairfield Horseshoe will be the picture used in The Westmorland Gazette’s 2019 Calendar.
100 YEARS AGO - 1918
FANS of an injured Lakes ambassador dog have come together to raise £4,000 for his surgery.
A NEW database of rogue letting agents and landlords has been greeted with disappointment by the industry body for letting agents.