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Nine new homes planned for Holme village's old railway yard

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 7:00am
NINE new homes are planned for Holme village, including a terrace of three affordable houses for locals.

Vicky's Six Brilliant things To Do This Week ...

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 6:20am
What's on around the district ...

Ings sheep dog trials are cancelled

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 5:48pm
ORGANISERS of tomorrow's Lake District Sheep Dog Trials at Hill Farms, Ings, have been forced to cancel the event because of the sodden ground.

Sushi cafe plan for Kendal

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 5:39pm
A CAFE serving sushi and other Japanese snacks could be opening in Kendal if South Lakeland District Council planners look favourably on the idea.

Lake District tourism operators report great start to new season

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 5:14pm
TOURISM operators have reported a strong start to the year particularly in the camping and caravanning sector.

Landmark gives name to new Dales cheese

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 5:12pm
A CREAMERY in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales has announced the launch of a new cheese.

PICTURE FROM THE PAST: Ponies in the sunshine at Elterwater

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 4:37pm
This image caught our fancy this week. It was taken by Joseph Hardman and shows a group of ponies near Elterwater.

BMX rider passes through Kendal on mammoth ride to raise mental health awareness

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 2:30pm
BMX rider Chris Mills has made his way through Kendal today as he pedals from John O Groats in Scotland to Hastings on the south coast.

Ten-year-old baker Neve raises £255 for dementia

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 1:48pm
A KIND-hearted schoolgirl baked a dozen different cakes to raise money for a Grange-over-Sands care home.

REVIEW: award-winning string quartet shares festival stage with acclaimed baritone

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 1:01pm
THE award-winning Villiers String Quartet made their debut appearance at Lake District Summer Music in an attractive programme at St Thomas’s Church, Kendal, writes CLIVE WALKLEY.

HAVE YOUR VOTE: Should an athlete who has had a doping violation be banned from competing for life?

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 11:16am
Boos rang out from members of the crowd after United States sprinter Justin Gatlin won the blue ribband men’s 100m race on Sunday night at the Athletics World Championships at London’s Olympic Stadium.

Windermere Ferry payment scheme 'improved' says county council

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 11:10am
NEW ticketing ‘improvements’ have been introduced on the Windermere Ferry following complaints from passengers about the unpopular self service machines.

Industrial units at Capernwray tractor yard look set for refusal

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 11:05am
EIGHT industrial units proposed for a tractor yard at Capernwray look set to be refused by planners.

Lancaster University in the 'top 5' for student satisfaction

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 10:06am
Ninety-one per cent of Lancaster University students are satisfied with their course - seven per cent higher than the national average of 84 per cent - according to the results of the 2017 National Student Survey.

READER'S PHOTO: Reflections in the lake on a summer's day

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 9:57am
Westmorland Gazette reader Sue Barlow sent in this photograph of a yacht moored on Windermere.

NOSTALGIA: Theatres played a crucial role in Kendal

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 7:00am
Historian Arthur R. Nicholls describes the history of the theatre in Kendal

Bank holiday rail warning

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 5:13am
RAIL passengers from Cumbria and Lancashire are urged to avoid travelling to London over the August bank holiday.

SEDBERGH: what's happening in the town this week...

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 6:53pm
ON SATURDAY (August 12) there will be a coffee morning at Waterside Farm, Firbank, from 10am-noon. There will be a cake stall selling all kinds of delicious home produce, a bric-a-brac stall plus tea and coffee, of course. The proceeds will go to the North West Air Ambulance the operation of which is reliant upon charitable donations and fund raisers such as this. Those who would would like to donate anything to the sale or would like to find out more about supporting the NWAA, telephone Mary Airey on 015396-20616.

REVIEW: festival recital by distinguished duo displays artistic partnership at its best

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:58pm
ROBERT Cohen and Carole Presland both have a long association with Lake District Summer Music, writes CLIVE WALKLEY.

Tickets go on sale for Kendal Calling 2018

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:28pm
Fresh from one of the most successful years for the festival yet and the 12th consecutive sell out Kendal Calling, 2018 tickets went on sale today Tuesday (August 8).