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MP says survey shows majority of Cumbrians want a tourist tax

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 7:12pm
SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron says he believes there is a groundswell of opinion backing the introduction of a “tourist tax” in the Lakes.

Tree falls on car near Kirkby Lonsdale

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 6:08pm
A car driver on the A65 near Kirkby Lonsdale had a very lucky escape when a tree fell on their vehicle during StormCallum today.

Sedbergh student Jake, 20, makes speech at Conservative conference

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 6:01pm
A TWENTY-year-old from Sedbergh says his ambition to become an MP has been boosted by his speech-making debut at the Conservative Party conference.

Lakeland Motor Museum is set to appear on national television tonight

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 1:14pm
The team at the Lakeland Motor Museum in South Cumbria will enjoy national exposure on television tonight after taking part in filming for the latest episode of Channel 5's 'Walking Britain's Lost Railways.'

Police are appealing to help find missing Milnthorpe teenager

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 12:13pm
CUMBRIA Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager from Milnthorpe.

Dance Atikk perform at Blackpool's Winter Gardens

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 11:25am
KENDAL'S Dance Atikk were invited to perform in a show-stopping extravaganza at Blackpool Winter Gardens Opera House on Saturday.

Laptop examination complete in Poppi Worthington enquiry

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 10:55am
CUMBRIA Constabulary have completed part of an investigative enquiry concerning the death of Poppi Worthington.

Family pay tribute to young woman who died in a road traffic collision

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 9:38am
THE family of Casey Leigh Sowerby, aged 19, who died in a fatal collision on A66, have released a tribute.

LETTER: A 'tourism development levy' could be good for the Lakes

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 8:37am
I WRITE in response to the report about the idea of a 'tourist tax' Gazette, September 20, 'Tourist tax for Lakes?').

Road closed in Bolton-Le-Sands due to accident

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 8:28am
HEAVY traffic is expected due to an accident causing a road to close.

Holiday cottage owner backs Give The a Break campaign and chips in with a 2-night stay

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 7:20am
THE Westmorland Gazette’s Give Them a Break campaign aims to raise £20,000 to give carers much-needed respite. Celia Powell meets a woman keen to help out...

WALK: from beck to beautiful garden

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 7:11am
Torver Beck and Bowmanstead

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Evacuees help with the blackberry harvest in the Lakes in 1944

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 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.

PROPERTY: Conveyancing hat-trick for Napthens solicitors

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 6:01am

Rock solid performance as Ulverston horse wins national award

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 6:21pm
A WOMAN from Ulverston has defied all the odds to win the top prize at the Horse of the Year show.

This week's Gig Guide

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 4:14pm
THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: R.E.M. by Stipe. Sands Centre, Carlisle: Stars of Irish Country. Unicorn Inn, Ambleside: Open Mic Night.

Calls for Cumbrian councils to re-open devolution talks

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 4:13pm
CALLS have been made for councils in Cumbria to re-open talks with the Government over a multi-million pound devolution deal.

Public to be consulted over relocation of Kendal's main post office

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 3:55pm
POST office customers in Kendal are to be consulted about the re-location of the main office in Kendal.

Volunteers needed for winter shelter

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 3:45pm
A charity in South Lakeland is appealing for volunteers to come and help at its winter shelter to try and prevent people from having to spend the night on the street in the coldest months of the year.

Firefighters called to extract a casualty trapped in a car

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 3:32pm
On October 10, two fire engines from Barrow and Ulverston were called out to reports of a road traffic collision at approximately 9pm.