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New restaurant to open in Windermere in early summer

Sun, 15/04/2018 - 2:47pm
A NEW restaurant in the centre of Windermere is set to open its doors to the public in the early summer.

Reopened post office caps off successful town campaign

Sun, 15/04/2018 - 12:59pm
ULVERSTONIANS gave their stamp of approval after a long battle to save the town’s crown post office was brought to a successful conclusion.

Council agrees £2,500 contribution to screen bins outside Kendal's KFC

Sun, 15/04/2018 - 12:18pm
A CONTRIBUTION of £2,500 towards a bin screening project outside KFC has been agreed by Kendal Town Council.

Kirkby Lonsdale burglaries spark policing concerns

Sun, 15/04/2018 - 8:51am
A SPATE of burglaries in a South Lakeland market town has led to concerns about policing in the area.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Sheep clipping at Kentmere Hall in 1944

Sun, 15/04/2018 - 8:50am
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.


Sun, 15/04/2018 - 7:02am
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.

Levens villagers help to flush away poverty by twinning toilets

Sun, 15/04/2018 - 7:00am
VILLAGERS in Levens are helping to flush away poverty by twinning 11 loos - including "the smallest room" at MP Tim Farron's constituency office.

PROPERTY: Home owners spend £40 billion on improvements

Sun, 15/04/2018 - 7:00am
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.

Posthumous award for established pony breeder

Sat, 14/04/2018 - 6:58pm
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.

PROPERTY: Which season's colour palette appeals to you?

Sat, 14/04/2018 - 6:01pm
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?

Gender pay gap figures revealed at major Cumbrian companies

Sat, 14/04/2018 - 4:41pm
WOMEN are paid significantly less than men at some of Cumbria’s major employers, published gender pay gap figures have revealed.

'Rethink Lakes Line electrification' plea

Sat, 14/04/2018 - 4:20pm
THE Government has come in for criticism over reasons it originally gave to abandoning electrification of the Lakes Line.

LETTER: It's cheaper to park and tidier in Wales than in Cumbria

Sat, 14/04/2018 - 1:48pm
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:

Former Kendal pupil secures top music role

Sat, 14/04/2018 - 12:50pm
A FORMER Queen Katherine School pupil with a passion for classical music has secured the top position at a prestigious national society.

Furness hairdresser retires after more than 50 years

Sat, 14/04/2018 - 12:10pm
AN ULVERSTON hairdresser is hanging up his scissors after more than fifty years in the profession.

GARDENING: getting best results from narrow shady borders

Sat, 14/04/2018 - 10:50am
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.

Andrew’s photograph is picture perfect

Sat, 14/04/2018 - 10:18am
A STUNNING image of the Fairfield Horseshoe will be the picture used in The Westmorland Gazette’s 2019 Calendar.

Stories from the Gazette in years gone by

Sat, 14/04/2018 - 9:09am
100 YEARS AGO - 1918

Fans raise thousands to pay for Lake District dog's surgery

Sat, 14/04/2018 - 8:26am
FANS of an injured Lakes ambassador dog have come together to raise £4,000 for his surgery.

PROPERTY: Rogue landlord database is "pointless exercise", says trade body

Sat, 14/04/2018 - 6:47am
A NEW database of rogue letting agents and landlords has been greeted with disappointment by the industry body for letting agents.