The Westmorland Gazette
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South Lakeland District Council Leader Giles Archibald and Environment Portfolio holder Dyan Jones urge people to help the council tackle climate change
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.
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.
WILDLIFE media students from the University of Cumbria are to feature in a special edition of the BBC’s Countryfile TV programme.
FAMILIES can have a real hoot at the Lakeland Maze Park when it opens later this month.
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.
A GROUP of children from Belarus enjoyed a visit to Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale last Wednesday (July 4).
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.
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100 YEARS AGO - 1918
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.
A TRADITIONAL country house full of charm and character is our featured property this week.
THE preliminary round of the prestigious Keldwyth Cumbrian Young Musicians Award is being staged at Kendal Town Hall on Monday, July 16.
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.
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 have visited Carlisle Castle and seen the iconic sculpture Poppies: Weeping Window.
LONDON'S Euston railway station is to shut for three weekends while the North Wembley junction is replaced.
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.
CARLISLE Lake District Airport will now launch scheduled commercial services in spring 2019.