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Kendal man given suspended jail term for town assault

Tue, 07/08/2018 - 11:36am
A KENDAL man who attacked a convicted sex offender in the town has been given a suspended jail term.

Army veterans complete course to help vulnerable ex-soldiers

Tue, 07/08/2018 - 10:57am
BRITISH Army veterans completed a new pilot course in the Yorkshire Dales aimed to address the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged ex-soldiers from across the UK.

Michael Portillo is new president of Settle-Carlisle line

Tue, 07/08/2018 - 8:50am
THE Rt Hon Michael Portillo has been appointed president of the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line (FoSCL).

Zero waste vegan deli opens in Kendal

Tue, 07/08/2018 - 8:21am
A NEW zero waste vegan deli which champions the plastic free movement has opened its doors in Kendal to an ‘overwhelmingly’ positive response.

New book takes a look at history of Lancaster Canal

Tue, 07/08/2018 - 8:18am
THE author of a new book detailing the 200-year history of the Lancaster Canal believes the restoration of the Northern Reaches to Kendal could prove too ambitious.

PICTURE FROM THE PAST: Winter at The Struggle

Tue, 07/08/2018 - 8:15am
AS SUMMER rolls on we thought we would take a look back to winter in Cumbria. This cooling image shows ‘The Struggle’ in a less temperate month. It was taken by Joseph Hardman sometime between 1930 and 1960, though sadly we can’t be sure when. There are lots more images of all seasons in our Hardman archive. You can see over 4,000 of his images on our website at

LETTER: Why not reduce car parking charges in Hawkshead?

Tue, 07/08/2018 - 7:05am
THE businesses in Hawkshead are concerned about the drop in trade arising from the closure of the ferry.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Fashion parade in Kendal in 1962

Tue, 07/08/2018 - 6:40am
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.

New gym set to open in Kendal

Tue, 07/08/2018 - 6:09am
A NEW gym is set to open its doors in Kendal later this year, with the passionate team behind it promising something new for the town's residents.

SKYWATCH: shooting stars - left, right and centre

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 6:43pm
I KNOW I said last week that the 2018 noctilucent cloud season was over, writes STUART ATKINSON. But it might still be worth keeping an eye on the northern sky after midnight for the next week or so because, amazingly, since you read the last Skywatch there have been three more good displays. We missed them here in Cumbria because we were under the same dirty meringue of cloud that cheated us out of the lunar eclipse, but they were lovely from northern Scotland. So no guarantees that more displa

Feast of family fun in theatre's forthcoming programme

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 6:32pm
AS THE highly entertaining The Three Musketeers continue to entertain families around the picturesque vistas of Williamson Park, The Dukes has more theatrical treats coming up.

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Woodlands Bungalow, Witherslack, £450,000

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 6:01pm
A BUNGALOW with three acres of land and woodland has come onto the market in Witherslack for £450,000, with no onward chain.

Thumbs down for the M6 from motorists

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 4:54pm
THE M6 has been voted as the nation’s second worst motorway by UK drivers in a poll of 2,000 motorists by gap insurance firm Insure the Gap.

Tony Walsh pens a love poem to the Lake District

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 4:53pm
A SPECIALLY-commissioned short film celebrating the Lake District National Park and its UNESCO world heritage status will be screened at Zeffirellis cinema, Ambleside, at 9.30am on Monday August 13.

Texel Sheep Society conference will be in Eden

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 4:33pm
THE key speakers have been confirmed for this autumn’s iTexel conference which takes place at Penrith in November.

Sheep lifted to safety by firefighters

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 4:27pm
A SHEEP was rescued from Silverdale by fire crews today (Monday).

"Shock diagnosis" prompts Carnforth and Arnside doctor to run Chicago Marathon

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 3:03pm
A KIND-hearted GP who discovered he had cancer while undergoing tests to become a kidney donor is jetting off to the US to raise vital funds for a North Lancashire hospice.

Accident on M6 southbound

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 1:54pm
THERE is very slow traffic and two lanes are closed due to an accident on the M6 southbound.

Mountain rescue attend two Ullswater incidents

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 11:52am
Pattedale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) attended two incidents on Ullswater last night (Sunday).

Cumbrians head to Belgium for First World War tribute

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 11:33am
CUMBRIANS will be among more than 2,000 members of the Royal British Legion paying tribute to the fallen of the First World War in Belgium next week.