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LETTER; Mountain rescuers were wonderful

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 7:00pm
I AM writing to praise all the marvellous volunteers, who came to my rescue on Wednesday, April 18, when I slipped and broke my ankle on the flanks of Silverhowe, Grasmere.

Fell Foot’s festival a chance to dip your toe into water sports

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 3:12pm
The Fell Foot Outdoor Festival (10am – 4pm, Sat 12 –Sun 13 May) is a chance for the whole family to dive into the great outdoors and try water sports like sailing, rowing, canoeing and open water swimming on Windermere, England’s most iconic lake.

South Lakes is 'most liveable' place in north of England

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 2:58pm
A NEW survey has ranked South Lakeland as the most liveable place in the north of England.

Dales hospital to stay open

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:25am
A DECISION by the Airedale, Wharfdale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group to refurbish and re-open Castleberg Hospital in Settle has been welcomed by Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon.

Man jailed for attempting speeding fine dodge

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:50am
A MAN who attempted to twice dodge paying a speeding fine has been jailed for six months.

Find out more about Kendal's history at series of talks in the town

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 8:54am
ANYONE interested in the history of Kendal can find out more at a series of talks in the town this month.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: MP Michael Jopling promoting draught proofing in 1984

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 8:17am
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.

Two lanes of M6 northbound closed after lorry catches fire

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 7:59am
TWO lanes of the M6 northbound are closed this morning after a lorry burst into flames at around 1am.

LETTER: This should have been a thriving retail outlet

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 7:30am
I READ with some dismay a small report (Gazette, April 12, 'K Village office'( regarding a company submitting plans to convert two empty units in the centre into office space.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Bosnian refugees arrive in South Lakeland in 1992

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 6:10am
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.

SKYWATCH: Mars and Saturn rise together

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 7:41pm
THERE have been quite a few lovely, clear evenings recently so I'm sure many of you will have seen a really bright star shining in the west after sunset, looking like a silvery spark, writes STUART ATKINSON. This star is actually a planet, the planet Venus, and at the moment it is particularly bright and well-placed for us to enjoy it, shining as an Evening Star for several hours before setting at around 11.30pm.

PROPERTY: Raw Green Cottage, New Hutton, £395,000

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 6:01pm
A CHARMING cottage offering a blend of old-world character and modern-day comforts is for sale in New Hutton, near Kendal.

LETTER: All is not well in paradise

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 4:50pm
I felt I had to write to support the views of the Wilkinson family (Gazette, April 19, 'Farmers leave over damage').

Police investigate suspected arson in Kendal

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 4:46pm
CUMBRIA Police are currently investigating a suspected arson at a flat in Kendal.

Beales shop window smashed

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 4:43pm
KENDAL'S Beales shop window has been smashed during an alteraction between two men

Head of Cumbria Wildlife Trust set to retire

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 2:46pm
AN influential head of an expanding voluntary organisation devoted to the conservation of wildlife and wild places in Cumbria has announced his retirement.

Woman, 58, seriously injured after motorbike crash

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 2:42pm
A WOMAN in her fifties suffered serious injuries after coming off her Honda motorbike yesterday (May 7).

Microsoft masterclass to equip Cumbrian businesses for hi-tech future

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 2:29pm
CUMBRIAN businesses are invited to find out more about what future technology has in store - and how to keep one-step ahead - at a talk with one of Microsoft’s top engineers this month.

Cumbrian litter pick wins backing of famous travel writer

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 2:04pm
Famous author and former president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Bill Bryson, has spoken out in support of an effort to clean up the Cumbrian countryside.

Appleby cheese maker gets £250,000 loan to move into new international markets

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 12:04pm
AN Eden-based artisan cheese maker has secured a £250,000 loan to carry out alterations to a newly-acquired industrial unit to create a state-of-the-art production facility.