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McCarthy and Stone invites retired people to Carnforth open days

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 7:01am
RETIRED people are being invited along to open days this month at McCarthy and Stone's Keerford View apartments in Carnforth.

Hindu leaders want to scatter the ashes of cremated loved-ones on Windermere

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 6:54am
HINDUS are looking to create a dedicated area on the shore of Windermere where they can scatter cremated remains.

Kendal gets ready for its annual Torchlight Carnival

Sat, 08/09/2018 - 7:00pm
THIS year’s Kendal Torchlight Carnival promises to be a weekend of celebrations and carnival atmosphere.

Do you know this farm?

Sat, 08/09/2018 - 4:33pm
This image, taken by Joseph Hardman, came to our collection with a note it was taken in the Thirlmere area, but we don’t know exactly where. If you think you know which farm this shows get in touch on or Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL to let us know your thoughts. Please include the reference number 2002.8.081 in any correspondence.

LETTER: I often need to remove ticks after walking if I forget to cover up

Sat, 08/09/2018 - 3:11pm
I WAS concerned to read the report about Tom Varga’s encephalitis (Gazette, August 23, 'Tick terror on the fells').

Eden's building control team achieves quality standard award

Sat, 08/09/2018 - 12:01pm
THE building control team at Eden District Council says it is "delighted" to have achieved the internationally recognised quality management standard ISO 9001:2015.

Wildlife charity given new nature reserve near Ulverston

Sat, 08/09/2018 - 11:25am
A NEW "attractively wild" nature reserve has been gifted to Cumbria Wildlife Trust which is home to a rare blood-sucking creature.

GARDENING: bouncing back from the brink

Sat, 08/09/2018 - 8:17am
AFTER the exceptionally dry period of a few weeks ago (something that seems a distant memory now) I’m heartened to see how many plants seem to have bounced back from the brink when despite reassuring concerned gardening friends at the time that their plants would be fine, deep down I did begin to wonder myself, writes TOM ATTWOOD.

All welcome at gardeners' question time in Bolton-le-Sands

Sat, 08/09/2018 - 7:01am
EVERYBODY is welcome at a coffee evening and gardeners' question time hosted by Bolton-le-Sands Floral and Horticultural Society on Friday, September 14.

Penrith inn Dockray Hall comes onto market for £675,000

Sat, 08/09/2018 - 6:01am
AN AWARD-winning Eden pub with scope to expand has come onto the market for £675,000.

New walk will celebrate gin and other spirits in Cumbria

Sat, 08/09/2018 - 5:31am
SOUTH Lakeland is set to feature in a long-distance walking book celebrating the spirit-making heritage of the area.

Golf teen Caitlin sweeps the board in Hong Kong

Sat, 08/09/2018 - 5:31am
ONE of Carus Green Golf Club’s elite junior players has swept the board at a tournament in Hong Kong.

Are pavement cafe tables and chairs legal, asks civic society

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 6:01pm
A RISE in chairs and tables on public pavements outside cafes and restaurants has led Windermere and Bowness Civic Society to seek advice on whether it is legal to do so.

PROPERTY: What is a covenant, asks solicitor John Cooke

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 6:01pm
IF YOU are buying or selling a house, leasing a property, or have an issue regarding your land, your solicitor might start talking about covenants.

LETTER: Thanks for cutting the grass at Kendal Castle

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 4:36pm
MY LAST letter to The Westmorland Gazette was very critical of the maintenance of the Kendal Castle grounds. Credit where it's due, however, so congratulations to Helen and Nicola of the Kendal Town and South Lakeland councils for finding enough in their tiny budget to pay for the cutting of the long grass around the castle every year.

LETTER: Don't be scared from walking the fells because of ticks

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 3:11pm
The report 'Tick terror on the fells' (Gazette, August 23) is big on fear-generating speculation but is limited on actual proof.

Dalemaine Marmalade Awards launch events throughout Japan

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 3:02pm
FAR East foodies are savouring the sweet taste of a very English preserve ahead of their inaugural Japanese Festival of Marmalade.

Ambleside runner overcomes injury to complete six day event

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 2:20pm
AN AMBLESIDE runner overcame injury to become one of just ten to finish a gruelling six-day 235 mile event.

'Mysterious' earthworks surveyed in Wensleydale

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 2:04pm
ARCHAEOLOGISTS and members of the community are surveying earthworks known as ‘stack stands’ – as part of a project exploring Wensleydale’s dairying heritage.

Pianist's dazzling performance lands prestigious award

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 12:08pm
WYN Chan of Penrith, dazzled both judges and audience with his winning performance in the final of the 36th Keldwyth Cumbrian Young Musician Award held at the Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands. The 22-year-old pianist's winning performance was rewarded with the Reg Griffiths Trophy and a cheque for £1,000. Runner-up was 20 year-old singer Daisy Ball, of Colton, near Ulverston, who was awarded the Geoffrey Blake Trophy plus a cheque for £500. Clarinettist Jack Horrocks (21) of Milnthorpe, receiv