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REVIEW: one of the most impressive features of the concert was the degree of precision achieved by the players

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 6:33pm
THE Royal Northern Sinfonia opened the Lakeland Sinfonia’s 43rd season of concerts at the Westmorland Hall in splendid style, writes CLIVE WALKLEY. The concert had an Italian theme: although not all the composers represented in the programme were native Italians, all the music had some connection with Italy. Thus, Austrian Schubert’s Overture 'in the Italian style' opened the concert, soon followed by Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade; and after the interval we heard the German Mendelssohn’s

Leading historian puts spotlight on Tudor queen

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 6:03pm
DAVID Starkey needs little introduction.

Five Cumbrian women scoop business awards

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 4:51pm
FIVE businesswomen from Cumbria have scooped top prizes at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Kirkby Lonsdale cafe is put up for sale

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 4:48pm
AN AWARD-winning café-restaurant in Kirkby Lonsdale, which is due to play a starring role in the forthcoming feature film The Voyage of Dr Dolittle, has been put up for sale by its owners.

LETTER: Plans to repair this Lake District road raises questions

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 4:21pm
ARE we losing the beauty of the Lake District because of World Heritage and paper pushers?

Last minute landowner demand leads to A684 flood work to be put on hold

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 3:40pm
WORK to stop future flooding on one of Kendal's arterial roads has been cancelled.

Younger golfer swings for victory at International Championships

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 3:15pm
A young female athlete from Bowness on Windermere has dominated the world of golf winning over 17 tournaments this year.

Vicky's Six Brilliant Things To Do This Week

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 3:14pm
What's on this week...

LETTER: Right turn needs sorting out before an accident happens

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 1:47pm
WHEN will something be done about the atrocious right hand turn onto the A591 from the western exit of Staveley?

More pictures from the past

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 12:00pm
Following our Past in Pictures supplement back on March, we have been contacted by Tracy Langley (nee Youdell), who lives in Wales.

One lane closed on M6 Northbound

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 8:51am
One lane is closed due to emergency repairs on the M6 northbound.

LETTER: Thank you for your kind deed

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 8:00am
I would like to send a very big thank you message, via the Gazette, to a kind and honest gentleman (I don’t know his name) who handed in my purse which I had left on a wall outside Morrisons. Hopefully, he will read this and recall his kind deed.

Fallen tree blocks road

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 7:54am
Commuters may experience slow traffic this morning as a fallen tree is blocking one side of the road between Spark bridge and Bouth.


Tue, 02/10/2018 - 7:10am
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.

Cumbria has big role to play, says Powerhouse Minister

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 6:46am
Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP brought his vision for the North to Cumbria on Thursday, stating the region will play a big role.

Early crop is a-maizeing

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 6:35pm
NEWTON Rigg College is celebrating an early crop of maize at its Sewborens Farm.

Retired Cumbiran couple scale mountains to author new book

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 6:00pm
A retired Cumbrian couple with the combined age of 156 years in have published a mountaineering book against ‘the presumption’ that age and physical infirmity are barriers to mountaineering.

Man who denied alleged historic South Cumbria school "assault" is acquitted

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 5:04pm
A MAN who had denied an alleged assault on a child at a South Cumbria school almost four decades ago has been acquitted of the allegation.

Ulverston school commended by Ofsted for second time in eight years

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 4:06pm
An Ulverston primary school has moved from ‘strength to strength’ according to its quadrennial Ofsted report, continuing its good rating with extra commendation for its student individuality and mentorship.

A65 will be closed overnight from 7pm tonight near Kirkby Lonsdale

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 3:24pm
Part of the A65 west of Kirkby Lonsdale will be shut tonight until 5am tomorrow for essential road repairs and maintenance work.