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PODIUM: Help us in South Lakeland to find ways to tackle climate change

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 7:23pm
South Lakeland District Council Leader Giles Archibald and Environment Portfolio holder Dyan Jones urge people to help the council tackle climate change

Rare birds stolen from Grange-over-Sands duck pond

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 4:42pm
Police are investigating the reported theft of a large number of rare birds, from the duck pond within the public gardens, on Main Street, Grange Over Sands.

MP calls for Cumbrian rail franchise to oust Northern

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 4:22pm
Local MP Tim Farron will table a motion in the House of Commons today calling for there to be a new rail franchise for the three local train lines that operate in South and West Cumbria.

Students are in focus as BBC Countryfile comes to Cumbria

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 3:39pm
WILDLIFE media students from the University of Cumbria are to feature in a special edition of the BBC’s Countryfile TV programme.

Nearly time to have a hoot at the Lakeland Maze Park

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 3:32pm
FAMILIES can have a real hoot at the Lakeland Maze Park when it opens later this month.

Tour de Yorkshire 'boosts economy by £98 million'

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 3:13pm
A £98 MILLION boost to North Yorkshire’s economy thanks to this year’s Tour de Yorkshire has been welcomed by the leader of Craven District Council.

Children from Belarus enjoy trip to Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 10:15am
A GROUP of children from Belarus enjoyed a visit to Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale last Wednesday (July 4).


Tue, 10/07/2018 - 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.

How to have an obituary published in The Westmorland Gazette

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 6:21am
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

Stories from The Westmorland Gazette in years gone by

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 2:03am
100 YEARS AGO - 1918

SKYWATCH: creative clouds that paint the sky blue

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 7:33pm
WHAT a wonderful summer so far, writes STUART ATKINSON. I'm still not convinced I'm not dreaming this: a heatwave that shows no signs of ending, England in a semi-final of the World Cup for the first time since the Earth formed (ok, not quite that long, but it feels like it) and a beautiful display of noctilucent clouds painting the northern sky with tendrils, wisps and whirls of electric blue light after midnight on almost every night. Unlike last year's, and the year's before, the 2018 noctilucent cloud season has been fantastic, with some truly beautiful displays. Although we're still waiting for a full-on storm, the most recent, overnight last Saturday, was one of the most beautiful in years, and we still have most of July left.

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Fisherflatt, Natland, £875,000

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 6:01pm
A TRADITIONAL country house full of charm and character is our featured property this week.

Young talents tune up for prestigious music prize

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 5:47pm
THE preliminary round of the prestigious Keldwyth Cumbrian Young Musicians Award is being staged at Kendal Town Hall on Monday, July 16.

Popular soprano lends her voice to summer music season's marvellous mix

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 4:06pm
ONE of the region's leading sopranos, Emily Robinson, performs Schubert's Winterreise on Tuesday, July 31 (8pm) in the popular Music for a Summer Evening's 51st season of concerts at Hawkshead Parish Church. Meanwhile, the next Tuesday concert is on July 17 (8pm) courtesy of the Lancaster Klezmer Trio bursting with celebrational music to get the feet tapping followed on July 24 by Strings Attached, featuring highly regarded musicians Charles Edmondson and Barbara Tune. The season continues on Tuesday, August 7, with a Lake District Summer Music festival concert performed by the award-winning New String Trio, and concludes on Saturday, August 11 with the superb harmonies of Colne Orpheus Glee Union.

National Citizen Service adventure underway for South Lakes young people

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 4:04pm
A GROUP of young people from South Lakeland and North Lancashire have set off on a once-in-a-lifetime journey with National Citizen Service (NCS).

More than 140,000 people visit iconic Weeping Window poppy sculpture at Carlisle

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 4:03pm
MORE than 140,000 people have visited Carlisle Castle and seen the iconic sculpture Poppies: Weeping Window.

Euston station to close for three consecutive weekends

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 3:32pm
LONDON'S Euston railway station is to shut for three weekends while the North Wembley junction is replaced.

Concerns that cattle housing and manure store could be too close to village cemetery

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 3:29pm
Lakes parish councillors are concerned that a planning application for development of cattle housing, manure storage and an underground dirty water storage tank at Thrang Farm, Chapel Stile is very close to the cemetery, which is a highly sensitive area for the 200 people who have relatives buried there.

Flights from Carlisle Airport delayed until next year

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 3:20pm
CARLISLE Lake District Airport will now launch scheduled commercial services in spring 2019.