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United Utilities issues fatberg warning and alerts Cumbrian Christmas Day cooks to the problem

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 4:26pm
CHRISTMAS cooks are being warned not to wash oil and fat down the sink to help stop fatbergs in the sewers.

Hotel worker receives suspended jail term for "sustained and vicious" street attack

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 3:58pm
A LAKE District hotel worker who bit and punched a colleague during a vicious off-duty attack has been spared immediate prison.

Iconic common land to be managed by independent group

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 3:33pm
ONE of the Lake District's most iconic stretches of land has been leased to an independent group following extensive consultation.

Species re-introduction scheme appoints lead members

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 2:42pm
AN ambitious conservation scheme to reintroduce species to Morecambe Bay has appointed its leaders now that it has won funding.

LETTER: Send used stamps to raise much-needed funds for kidney patients

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 2:28pm
I WANTED to appeal to your readers to ask them their used stamps this Christmas and donate them to Kidney Care UK to help us raise much- needed funds for kidney patients.

Artist gives the Lake District a Tolkien twist

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 1:53pm
A SOUTH Lakes artist has been 'Tolkienising' the country's national parks, using his map drawing skills.

Lake users 'silenced' by national park decision

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 1:28pm
AN influential campaigning and lobbying organisation has been controversially forced to fold silencing thousands of users of a busy Cumbrian lake.

REVIEW: best-ever performance from Lakeland Sinfonia

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 12:47pm
Lakeland Sinfonia, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

Body cameras to be issued to all frontline police

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 12:26pm
EVERY frontline police officer in Cumbria is to carry a camera as part of their standard equipment.

Windermere Ferry on-shore ticket machines to be scrapped

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 12:01pm
THE on-shore ticket machines for the Windermere Ferry are to be scrapped in a u-turn that follows more than a year of campaigning.

LETTER: Kirkby Moor wind farm must be allowed to continue

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 11:18am
The decision no to extend the life of Kirkby Moor windfarm must surely be one of the worst decisions by South Lakeland District Council in recent years (Gazette, December 7, 'Residents win turbines fight').

Social media backlash after Kendal chef booted from MasterChef

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 11:13am
THE EXIT of a talented Kendal chef from a flagship BBC2 cooking competition has prompted a social media backlash.

LETTER: Send your used stamps to raise money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 10:51am
I’M looking for support for my stamp appeal to raise money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust (Charity Number 1159590), the leading charity dedicated to fighting primary bone cancer.

A successful year for the Dales - Farming Diary

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 10:13am
Our Dales Volunteers have completed the mammoth annual task of surveying the condition of all the stiles, signpost, gates and footbridges in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Driving home for Christmas? Here are some tips from motoring experts

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 10:09am
Most of us travel at some stage over the festive period, and sharing the road with what can feel like the entire population can be stressful.

LETTER: Please support the Rainbow Trust

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 10:00am
WITH Christmas just around the corner, I’m feeling particularly excited as this will be my first Christmas as a dad. My daughter may still be tiny, but I’m looking forward to starting those festive family traditions that I have such fond memories of growing up with myself.

LETTER: Let them know you are thinking of them this festive season

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 9:49am
Many people with the chronic, neurological condition M.E. tell us they feel very lonely and isolated at this time of year, particularly those who live alone with no family or friends to share the festivities with.

Tale of convicts in love gets return performance

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 9:30am
THE performance of a seminal folk-music event is to take place again next year following rave reviews of its 2017 revival.

LETTER: Thanks to all who helped me look for my dog

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 9:29am
I WOULD like to say 'thank you' to the kind gentleman from Kendal with his dog, who recently joined me in my search for my own dog, who had disappeared in the woods on the Sizergh farm trail.

Missing woman could be in Cumbria

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 9:01am
Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing Merseyside woman, thought to be in Cumbria.