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Farron slams Government for insulting local farmers over subsidies

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 9:47am
South Lakes MP Tim Farron has accused the Government of insulting local farmers after the DEFRA secretary Michael Gove called for a move away from "subsidies for inefficiency".

DREAMCATCHER: My bedroom is full of cats

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 9:46am
DREAMCATCHER: Alex Hossack and Catherine Aubrey interpret your dreams

LETTER: Is this the tattiest lamp post in Kendal?

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 9:16am
Is this the tattiest lamp post in Kendal?

Investment needed in recycling says Burneside papermakers following latte levy suggestion

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 8:52am
A NEW latte levy aimed at tackling the large scale disposal of coffee cups has to be backed by a change in consumer habits, says the boss of a leading South Lakeland company that is already making a difference.

'We were very evenly matched': Kendal Rugby director reflects on loss

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 8:27am
KENDAL RUFC director of rugby Steve Whitehead said his side are yet to assert themselves on visiting teams to Mintbridge on games played on the grass pitch.

Windermere couple aim to encourage readers to care for mental health with new book

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 8:26am
A NEW book by two Lake District authors aims to encourage its readers to look after their mental health.

WALK: varied walk through farmland, forest and over open fell

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 8:08am
THE Rusland Valley and Fells are a very special place for the people who live and work in the area and those who visit it, writes JOHN EDMONDSON. This varied walk through farmland, forest and over open fell starts from Oxen Park, which is between Rusland and Spark Bridge. Oxen Park is a tiny village with a lively community: it even has its own cinema. The Manor House pub, which was refurbished to a high standard in August 2017, provides excellent food and drink.


Fri, 12/01/2018 - 7:30am
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.

Renowned puppet theatre company puts children's classic in a spin

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 6:46pm
AN INTERNATIONALLY renowned puppet theatre gives a new spin to a classic children’s tale at The Dukes this weekend.

REVIEW: musicianship of the highest quality

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 6:33pm
Manchester Camerata, Kendal Leisure Centre's Westmorland Hall, Kendal

Young handlers rewarded for fine hoggs

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:30pm
The annual show and sale of Young Handlers Prime Hoggs at J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, saw another good entry of over 30 forward.

Kendal charity bids for cash from supermarket giant

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:11pm
CHESTNUT Community Events Charity in Kendal is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Fallen soldiers remembered in Cumbria thanks to Furness band

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 3:51pm
CUMBRIAN soldiers will be remembered throughout this year thanks to a commitment made by a Furness town band.

MP joins campaign to improve disabled access at train station

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 3:42pm
RESIDENTS of Eden town have been given the backing of their Member of Parliament in a bid to improve access for disabled people at their local railway station.

Rail users warned ahead of strike

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 3:42pm
Northern is reminding its customers to plan carefully ahead of the third day of RMT strike action this week.

Lakes man facing "substantial" jail term for historic child sex crimes

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 3:24pm
A MAN guilty of historic child sex offences has been warned by a judge he faces an "almost inevitable and substantial" prison term.

Kendal man jailed for two years for attacking his friend with a hammer

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 3:21pm
A KENDAL man who attacked his friend with a hammer after learning he was in a relationship with his mother has been jailed for two years.

South Lakes school celebrated glowing Ofsted report

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 2:08pm
A SOUTH Lakes school is celebrating a positive start to the calendar year, having been rated 'good' with 'outstanding features' in an Ofsted report carried out late in 2017.

Ambleside pupils enjoy #TakeOverTuesday

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:06pm
FROM colourful arts and crafts to gardening and concrete-making, youngsters at Ambleside CE Primary School have been showcasing their daily activities on social media.