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Kendal's learner drivers and instructors suffering due to test cancellations

Sun, 06/05/2018 - 8:39am
LEARNER drivers and instructors are suffering due to a large number of last minute test cancellations at Kendal, the chair of a driving instructors association has said.


Sun, 06/05/2018 - 7:50am
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.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: to believe that light will penetrate the mists of life requires faith

Sun, 06/05/2018 - 7:03am
I DREW my curtains and there, instead of the expected view, was a heavy mist - in fact, fog would be a more accurate description. My first thought was for people going to work and a prayer that they would travel safely and with patience. It sometimes comes more easily to be frustrated with what you cannot do, than to patiently wait for things to work out.

LETTER: What sort of world do we live in?

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 1:19pm
IF A person sends pornography through the post they can be prosecuted. So why can't this law be applied to unwanted emails?

Tributes to doctor who served many in the South Lakes

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 12:20pm
TRIBUTES have been paid to a well-known South Lakeland doctor who worked most of his life in Grange-over-Sands.

Kendal author aims to raise thousands to publish ghost story

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 12:06pm
A KENDAL teacher is working with a new Askam-in-Furness publishing house to make his spooky novel a printed reality.

PROPERTY: Two bungalows released at Greengate Meadow, Levens

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 12:01pm
A PAIR of luxuriously appointed, detached dormer bungalows has been released by housebuilder Story Homes at Greengate Meadow in Levens.

GARDENING: provides spring and summer flowering that is comparable to the finest of garden plants

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:26am
CLEMATIS, at times temperamental, often stubbornly defiant but when at their most content provide an injection of spring and summer flowering that is comparable to the finest of garden plants, writes TOM ATTWOOD. I find the first two years of getting them established the hardest, beyond that they’re pretty easy going.

New off road path along the shore of Esthwaite Water is officially opened

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:42am
A NEW safe off-road pathway has been officially opened along the shore of Esthwaite Water.

Volunteers from villages clear litter from A6 verges

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:00am
VOLUNTEERS from Yealand Conyers and Redmayne spent two hours clearing litter from the verges of the A6 through the villages.

Ambleside business wins award

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 8:49am
AMBLESIDE’S Lakeland Leather won the prize for the Best Multi-Channel Retailer Under £25m at the Drapers Digital Festival Awards.

Thousands 'finish' Matt Campbell's marathon

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 8:35am
THOUSANDS of runners from all over the world have come together over the past week to ‘finish’ Matt Campbell’s marathon.

Kendal's New Road common land re-opens to public

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 8:18am
KENDAL'S New Road common land has re-opened following the completion of interim landscaping work.

Developer plans up to 238 new homes for Carnforth greenfield site

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 6:01pm
MAJOR plans for up to 238 homes on Carnforth's southern edge have won the backing of town councillors.

Positive Parenting with Chris Garner: Emotional teens

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 6:01pm
OUR teens can become emotional quite quickly when faced with something they cannot control.

Kendal bar on the market so boss can focus on drinks business

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 4:46pm
A WELL-KNOWN drinks entrepreneur is selling his own bar to concentrate on his booming spirits and liqueurs business.

LETTERS: Town council was not 'caught napping over felling of tree at Bowness

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 4:45pm
Further to letters in last week's Westmorland Gazette, Windermere town councillors were taken by surprise by the felling of the horse-chestnut tree at Queen's Square, Bowness.

Cross-county effort aims to tackle rural crime

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 4:29pm
MORE than 150 vehicles were stopped as part of major operation across Cumbria to tackle rural crime.

Girl, 12, arrested after alleged knife chase in Kendal

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 4:15pm
POLICE are investigating a report of a 12-year-old girl having been chased by another 12-year-old girl who allegedly threatened her with a knife.

Tories hold on to their majority in Craven District Council elections

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 3:16pm
THE Tories trotted home to victory in the Craven District Council local elections - holding onto the seven seats with which they entered the campaign.