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CLASSIC VINYL: songs of sunny afternoons and dead end streets

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 12:07pm
Something Else by The Kinks released on Pye Records in 1967, value £200 mono/£150 stereo

Do you know where this photograph was taken?

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 11:43am
We’d love to hear from you if you can tell us where or when this photograph by Joseph Hardman was taken. If you know get in touch at or Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL if you have any extra information about this photograph. Please include reference number 2002.8.2433 in your message.

Trio of Kendal health care workers named as 'heroes'

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 11:18am
A TRIO of staff members from Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) have been named as health heroes at an annual awards ceremony.

Huge West End production of epic love story hits the road

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 11:16am
HE HAD been appearing in the show for almost a year in London's West End but it wasn’t until Ashley Gilmour got the chance to watch Miss Saigon from the stalls that he realised what a major production he had found himself in, writes JOHN ANSON.

Furness chef celebrates Cumbria in guest appearance of The Generation Game

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 11:08am
A FURNESS chef will making a guest appearance on a rebooted version of The Generation Game on Sunday (April 1).

Old meets new as virtual reality experience tells story of Monks' brave fight against Henry VIII's army at Cartmel Priory

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 10:37am
AN 800-year-old South Lakeland church is embracing the 21st Century with what is believed to be a world first attraction for a place of worship.

Felix, 9, will cycle more than 300 miles for charity

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 9:59am
A NINE-YEAR-OLD South Lakeland biking fanatic is gearing up to cycle more than 300 miles to raise thousands for a cancer charity.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: Jesus modelled a way of non-violent resistance to injustice

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 7:03am
WHAT is Jesus’ favourite chocolate? There is a delightful video on Facebook of a young girl who asks this, because, although she is frequently told that chocolate is bad for her, it is given to her in huge amounts to celebrate both Christmas and Easter. Christians celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and Easter, His death and resurrection. Though birth and death are universal events that underline our mortality, Jesus of Nazareth is believed to be 'the only begotten son' of God, who is revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit - one God in three persons. This makes little or no sense mathematically or philosophically but, for about a third of the world's population, encountering the story of Jesus - his birth, life, work, compassion, wisdom, integrity, unjust death, resurrection and exaltation - has brought them into a life-changing relationship with Him. Giving your love and loyalty to Jesus does not solve all life's problems; indeed it may add to them, through

PROPERTY: Bungalow owners are "UK's happiest", says survey

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 7:01am
PEOPLE iving in bungalows are the nation's happiest homeowners, a survey has found.

Actors chain themselves to Kendal library to celebrate women's vote

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 6:01pm
PADLOCKS and chains at the ready, amateur actors will be shackling themselves to Kendal library's railings to mark 100 years since women got the vote.

PROPERTY: Rent rises slowed during in North West during 2017

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 6:01pm
RENT rises in the North West slowed down last year, says the Deposit Protection Service.

Swim and cake sale raises money for homeless charity

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 3:53pm
TWO fundraising events have given a big boost to the coffers of Kendal's Manna House, which provides support for those who are homeless, vulnerably housed, lonely or needing help.

PROPERTY: Don't overlook your "fifth wall", the ceiling

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 3:01pm
WALLPAPER for ceilings has been declared one of the top ten interior design trends for 2018.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: A gift to the Women's Institute from The Westmorland Gazette in 1968

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 7:40am
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.

AGONY CHEF: Thai green curry sauce does take a fair bit of effort - but it’s worth it

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 7:30am
When I make a Thai curry it lacks flavour and seems tame. It’s frustrating. What am I doing wrong?

PROPERTY: Homeowners urged to be vigilant on social media

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 7:01am
SECURITY company Yale and insurance provider Swinton have teamed up to help homeowners stay safe on social media.

PROPERTY: Affordable new homes launched in Lancaster

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 6:43am
SIXTEEN new shared-ownership homes are being launched at Riverside View, Lancaster, by affordable dwellings provider Plumlife.

Five-year-old Harriet in world-famous opera Madama Butterfly

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 6:01am
A FIVE-year-old girl stole the show when she appeared in world-famous opera Madama Butterfly.

Classically trained chef takes the reins at Lakes hotel

Fri, 30/03/2018 - 3:23pm
A CLASSICALLY trained chef with experience in Michelin starred restaurants has taken up the top position in a Lakes hotel.

New artisan coffee shop could come to Windermere

Fri, 30/03/2018 - 2:15pm
A NEW artisan coffee shop could open in Windermere if plans submitted to the Lake District National Park Authority get the green light.