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MP Tim Farron calls for more investment in infrastructure in South Lakes

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 1:23pm
WESTMORLAND and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron is asking local businesses to write to the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy asking them to back his calls for greater investment in infrastructure in the South Lakes.

Kendal dance group gives back to elderly community

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 12:23pm
YOUNG performers of a Kendal dance school have brought joy to the elderly.

Rise in visitor numbers at Cumbria tourist attractions

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 12:16pm
CUMBRIAN tourist attractions saw a 3.4 per cent increase in visitors during 2017, new figures reveal.

PROPERTY: First digital mortgage deed recorded by Land Registry

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 12:01pm
THE Land Registry has recorded its first ever "digital mortgage deed" signed online.

The show must go on for Austwick Community Players

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 12:01pm
AUSTWICK Community Players say they are "ready to roll again" after wintry weather forced them to postpone their annual show in March.

£4.1 million for Wordsworth project

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 11:55am
MORE than £4 million has been awarded to a South Lakeland museum dedicated to one of the country's most famous poets.

Kendal physio business set to change hands

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 11:15am
AFTER 22 years of owning and running Kendal Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Centre, the business has been passed on.

Kendal prepares to remember the war heroes

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 11:11am
PREPARATIONS have already begun for this year's Remembrance Day commemorations in Kendal as a large number of people are expected to turn out to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

Rushbearing mural is restored thanks to dedicated fundraising from residents

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 11:00am
A MURAL depicting one of Ambleside's most established traditions has been restored thanks to the fundraising efforts of the community.

Firm shortlisted for food awards

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 10:07am
A BUSINESS that creates handmade puddings and creamy custard has been shortlisted for Best Food Producer in the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards.

MP Rory Stewart bids to bring a Tornado to Cumbria

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 9:59am
Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart has called for a Tornado aircraft fuselage to be donated to the Solway Aviation Museum, in recognition of Cumbria’s importance to the RAF.

106-year-old breaks Guinness World Record to become oldest person to complete zipwire

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 9:37am
DAREDEVIL centenarian Jack Reynolds has launched himself into the Guinness World Records as the oldest person to go down a zipwire - and he did it in the Lake District.

A590 investment is crucial, say Tories

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 9:23am
INVESTMENT in a ‘critical’ Cumbrian road has the potential to open up business opportunities throughout South Lakeland.

Haverthwaite chimney fire

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 9:16am
A CHIMNEY fire at a property at Haverthwaite was extinguished by firefighters on Thursday (April 12).

Kendal Torchlight Carnival theme for 2018 revealed

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 9:06am
ORGANISERS of the Kendal Torchlight Carnival have announced that famous books and authors will be the theme for the 48th outdoor spectacular taking place on Friday September 14.

Man jailed for stabbing friend

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 8:51am
A SETTLE man has been jailed for stabbing his friend with a kitchen knife.

How to have an obituary published in The Westmorland Gazette

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 8:04am
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

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Cherry-plum blooms at Brigsteer in 1943

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 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.


Fri, 13/04/2018 - 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.

Spring of folk at South Lakes music venues

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 4:03pm
HIGH profile folk acts are set to entertain fans in the South Lakes this month, as Spring schedules fill up with promising live events.