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Kendal man, 70, still playing football despite cancer diagnosis

Sun, 24/12/2017 - 8:37am
A MAN who has just been diagnosed with advanced Myeloma - cancer of the blood - took part in a five-a-side football match to mark his 70th birthday.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: there was no tinsel on his manger

Sun, 24/12/2017 - 7:02am
BETHLEHEM: the word can have a magical ring to it. It almost has a fairy tale quality to it. When I hear the word Bethlehem, more often than not the images that come to my mind are of children’s school nativity plays and prettily arranged nativity scenes. It is a dream-like place of child angels with tinsel halos and a sweet little Mary and Joseph with tea towel hats and a baby doll for Jesus.

App bids to tackle elderly people's loneliness

Sat, 23/12/2017 - 4:59pm
ELDERLY South Lakeland people have proved vital in the development of technology to tackle loneliness.

How to have an obituary published in The Westmorland Gazette

Sat, 23/12/2017 - 4:55pm
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

Rusland volunteers roll up their sleeves for festive bash with a difference

Sat, 23/12/2017 - 3:20pm
COMMUNITY spirit was on show in Rusland as volunteers came together for a festive bash with a difference.

Investment in health at new Lancaster University campus

Sat, 23/12/2017 - 1:18pm
LANCASTER University has announced a major investment that looks set to help improve advances in health care.

GARDENING: transforming your off season garden into something special

Sat, 23/12/2017 - 10:45am
THE glowing colour of winter stems can be visually stunning, writes TOM ATTWOOD. The colour they provide is long lasting and is easily achieved and, when coupled with trees with great bark colour, transforms the off season in the garden to something special.

Zoe puts best foot forward with new Kendal clinic

Sat, 23/12/2017 - 9:49am
AN ASPIRING surgeon has opened a new ‘one stop shop’ in Kendal focusing on all things feet.

BATS pantomime promises to be a belting 'beast' of a show

Sat, 23/12/2017 - 9:39am
PLAYING it for laughs is the name of the game for renowned panto-teers Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society.

LETTER: Councillors should stay until the end of meetings

Sat, 23/12/2017 - 9:38am
I was interested to read Councillor David Williams’ letter about public participation at planning committee meetings (Letters, December 7, 'Other councils limit speakers') and, I suppose that one must largely agree with his observations.

LETTER: Rangers put our weather notices for fellwalkers back in the 1970s

Sat, 23/12/2017 - 7:34am
The 30th anniversary of the Lake District National Park’s Fell Top Assessors is clearly something to celebrate, but the weather service is older still.

AGONY CHEF: dry turkey is always caused by over cooking

Sat, 23/12/2017 - 7:18am
I find turkey too dry and would like to change our menu for Christmas. What would chef recommend as an alternative for our festive feast?

Positive Parenting with Chris Garner - recipe for a happy Christmas

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 6:00pm
CHRISTMAS is a lovely time of year. A time when family and friends regroup to spend time with each other, to exchange gifts and share food.

Prestigious award for Eden railway organisation powered by volunteers

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 5:39pm
A VOLUNTEER run organisation based at an Eden valley railway station has scooped a major industry award.

LETTER: Now is not the time to consider returning to the Moon

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 4:43pm
UNITED States President Donald Trump wants to copy President Kennedy’s desire to get someone onto the Moon within 10 years. The former was achieved.

South Lakes MP gets deeper insight into Casterton School’s past

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 4:29pm
AN exhibition that has been touring community venues in South Lakeland and North Lancashire since September was visited by Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron.

New Lake District charity launches to promote care for the environment

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 4:02pm
A NEW Lake District charity has launched to help ensure that the World Heritage Site is cared for by its visitors and communities.

Kendal bus user group in need of new members

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 3:36pm
A PASSIONATE member of a South Lakeland transport group is urging new members to get on board.

South Lakes pupils learn from their elders in oral history project

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 3:00pm
GENERATIONS have come together to learn from each other as part of a new initiative in a South Lakeland primary school.

Joseph Hardman images take almost £5,000 at auction

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 2:47pm
A SELECTION of images by a renowned Lakeland life photographer have taken close to £5,000 at auction.