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Councillor could have thrown 'lifeline' to Vodafone's Ulverston mast bid

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 12:14pm
A COUNCILLOR may have given a telecommunications giant a ‘lifeline’ in its bid to erect a 60-foot mast on an Ulverston housing estate, a meeting heard.

Casualty freed from car after Holme crash

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 11:08am
A CASUALTY was freed from their car yesterday (December 28) after an incident in Holme.

South Lakeland District councillors vote for allowance increase despite objections

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 11:02am
COUNCILLORS have voted to give themselves an allowance increase - although there was a reluctance to accept the rise in some quarters.

READERS TO THE RESCUE: Gazette campaign tops £40,000 target

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 10:55am
KENDAL Mountain Rescue Team is celebrating after The Westmorland Gazette's Readers to the Rescue appeal topped its ambitious £40,000 target.

Waste collections suspended in Milnthorpe

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 9:39am
THERE will be no household waste or recycling collections across South Lakeland today (December 29) because of the ice and snow.

Fix the Fells celebrates £3,000 donation from Gannett Foundation

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 9:30am
A COMMITTED group working tirelessly to protect the beautiful mountains of the Lake District has received a £3,000 boost.

Man in critical condition after Lancaster collision

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 9:05am
A MAN has been left with serious injuries following a collision in Lancaster on Wednesday (December 27).

Hazardous driving conditions due to snow on A590

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 8:30am
MOTORISTS are experiencing hazardous driving conditions due to snow on the A590.

WALK: horseshoe walk that inspired Wordsworth

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 7:35am
THIS horseshoe walk offers splendid views and the achievement of climbing the significantly high fell of Hart Side, writes JOHN EDMONDSON. The name Glencoyne may have been derived from old Irish 'cdin,' meaning beautiful, and it inspired Wordsworth to write one of his most famous poems, Daffodils. The walk passes Seldom Seen, an aptly named place because relatively few walkers visit this lovely area: so like the poet you might well wander 'lonely as a cloud.'

New craft beer bottle shop and bar gets go-ahead for Kendal

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 6:00am
A NEW craft beer bottle shop and bar for Kendal gained the seal of approval from South Lakeland District Council.

REVIEW: choir's Messiah is a truly emotional and meaningful journey

Thu, 28/12/2017 - 6:24pm
Ulverston Choral Society, St Marys Parish Church, Ulverston

Four Oarsmen are winning battle for first place in Atlantic race

Thu, 28/12/2017 - 6:00pm
FOURTEEN days into their 3,000-nautical-mile Atlantic rowing challenge, the Four Oarsmen are winning the battle for first place.

Appleby asks for flooding update from Environment Agency

Thu, 28/12/2017 - 6:00pm
AFTER November's flooding at The Sands, Appleby, last month, the Environment Agency is to be asked to give an update on flood defence works for the town.

Plans to turn former public toilet in Ulverston into takeaway met with objections

Thu, 28/12/2017 - 5:09pm
A PLAN to convert a former public toilet on an already busy road in to a takeaway in Ulverston has been met with objections from councillors.

Police investigate after car tyres slashed in Kendal

Thu, 28/12/2017 - 3:39pm
TYRES have been slashed on two cars parked in Kendal.

Vehicles damaged as objects left in road for motorists to hit

Thu, 28/12/2017 - 3:39pm
POLICE are investigating a series of incidents where objects including large rocks, wooden gates, traffic signs, traffic cones and pieces of wood have been placed in the carriageway on Lake District roads.

Ambulance service reports one of 'busiest Christmasses ever'

Thu, 28/12/2017 - 3:33pm
NORTH West Ambulance Service has reported one of its busiest Christmasses ever.

How to have an obituary published in The Westmorland Gazette

Thu, 28/12/2017 - 2:38pm
To have an obituary of a loved-one published in The Westmorland Gazette, please request an obituary form, which gives all the details of what to do, by emailing

Crash in Burneside

Thu, 28/12/2017 - 2:24pm
TWO vehicles were involved in a collision in Burneside this morning (December 28).

DREAMCATCHER: It's night time and the house is full of snakes

Thu, 28/12/2017 - 2:24pm
DREAMCATCHER: Alex Hossack and Catherine Aubrey interpret your dreams