Subscribe to Westmorland Gazette feed Westmorland Gazette
The Westmorland Gazette
Updated: 7 sec ago

Reg celebrates golden masonic milestone

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 11:20am
HAWKSHEAD'S masonic lodge celebrated the golden jubilee of Reg Walker who has reached the milestone membership of the order.

Lake District currency is launched with special tour

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 10:38am
THE Lake District is today launching its own local currency, as part of a private initiative which will create a unique visitor experience, drive trade to local businesses and raise money for charity.

Prime Minister visits Ulverston business

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 8:58am
PRIME Minister Theresa May made a visit to a south Cumbrian business yesterday (Monday).

Car collides with bollard in Dalton-in-Furness

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 8:41am
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a silver Vauxhall Corsa collided with a bollard in Dalton-in-Furness.

Less pollution could lead to boost for Ulverston, say campaigners

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 8:36am
PEDESTRIANISATION and reduced car emissions could increase footfall in a Furness market town, campaigners have argued.


Tue, 01/05/2018 - 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.

SKYWATCH: silvery spark in the twilight sky

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 7:47pm
THERE are two really bright planets on view in the evening sky at the moment, writes STUART ATKINSON. They might look similar to the eye but in reality they couldn't be more different.

PICTURE FROM THE PAST: Where were these sheep dog trials held?

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 6:10pm
THIS wonderful photograph by Joseph Hardman shows shepherds and their dogs at a local sheep dog trials. Sadly we cannot be sure exactly when and where it was taken. If you think you know we would love to hear from you at or Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL. Please include reference number 2002.7.174 in any correspondence.

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Castle Howe View, Old Tebay, offers in region of £284,950

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 6:01pm
A LOVELY, welcoming three-bedroom house in the Eden village of Tebay is our featured property this week.

LETTER: What will people think of Kendal castle?

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 4:51pm
VARIOUS public bodies in South Lakeland are spending hundreds of thousands of pounds of our money creating cycle paths and landscaping small areas of land in Kendal. A new expensive website encourages tourism.

Liverpool FC legend Bruce Grobbelaar to talk at fundraiser for Endmoor KGR Football Club

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 4:36pm
LIVERPOOL FC legend Bruce Grobbelaar will talk about stories from his glittering career at a fundraising event for Endmoor KGR Football Club.

Creamery puts Yorkshire twist on classic French brie

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 4:07pm
AS CHEESE goes, brie is as quintessentially French as Gitanes and Gauloises but one Yorkshire creamery is putting a Wensleydale twist on the popular delicacy.

Lakes Free Range Egg Company commended

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 3:57pm
A CUMBRIAN poultry company which supplies eggs across South Lakeland has been commended for its practice by one of the world’s most prestigious awards schemes.

New artisan coffee shop and wine bar opens in Windermere

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 1:41pm
A NEW artisan coffee shop and wine bar has opened its doors in Windermere.

Dog bites child's hand in Kendal

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 1:05pm
A child was bitten on the hand by a dog which was being walked off its lead, said police.

Eden Project could benefit Cumbria but local community need to be remembered, says business leader

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 12:31pm
AN EDEN Project North could be 'very positive' for Cumbrian tourism but the local community must not be forgotten, a business leader has said.

Rare 'motorbike' arrives at motor museum

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 12:12pm
An extremely rare Chinese ‘motorbike’ has taken pride of place at the Lakeland Motor Museum.

Kendal newsagent takes on charity trek

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 10:43am
A POPULAR Kendal business owner will be trekking for ten days to raise £2,000 to help educate girls in his native Pakistan after he was inspired by a story in the Gazette.

Everyone welcome at Bolton-le-Sands horticultural society events

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 10:38am
BOLTON-le-Sands Floral and Horticultural Society invites friends old and new to two forthcoming events at the village's community centre.

New exhibition celebrating life and achievements of Sir Chris Bonington to open next month

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 10:10am
A MAJOR new exhibition celebrating the life and achievements of Cumbrian climbing legend Sir Christian Bonington CVO CBE DL is opening in the Lake District soon.