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School's all singing all dancing summer show

Sun, 10/06/2018 - 6:35pm
AS FAR as summer shows go they don't come much more feelgood and fun packed than this year's Queen Katherine School musical.

PROPERTY: Potential buyers make tracks for Dent railway station

Sun, 10/06/2018 - 6:01pm
A FIRST-class opportunity to buy a piece of railway history has arisen at England's highest mainline station.

PROPERTY: Top places to buy a holiday home ranked by insurer Schofields

Sun, 10/06/2018 - 6:01pm
THE Lake District has been ranked 12th among top places to buy a holiday home for best return on investment.

Three-day art trail is fantastic combination of exciting and inspiring events

Sun, 10/06/2018 - 4:39pm
SILVERDALE and Arnside Art and Craft Trail is one of the highlights of the visual arts calendar. Coming up on June 22-24, the highly anticipated three-day event, is a fantastic combination of exciting and inspiring exhibitions, studios, workshops, installations and music staged in an area famous for its amazing wildlife, stunning scenery and superb walks.

Leo helps Steve in Eiger attempt

Sun, 10/06/2018 - 3:41pm
STAVELEY adventurer Leo Houlding has helped a television presenter train to take on one of the most notorious mountain climbs in the world.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: the resurrection of Jesus is historical fact

Sun, 10/06/2018 - 1:54pm
"IF I WERE to hunger for immortality, it would not be for some vague life in the stratosphere, but rather for the indefinite extension of this present life on earth, and for a permanent reprieve of the death sentence which is our birth-right." Powell, Books in my baggage. Adventures in reading and collecting. Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1960, p81.

CLASSIC VINYL: pinball wizards who influenced a generation

Sun, 10/06/2018 - 12:38pm
My Generation by The Who released on the Brunswick record label, 1965, value £600

NOSTALGIA: Memories of Kendal in years gone by

Sun, 10/06/2018 - 10:56am
Kendal Oral History Group aims to compile a picture of earlier times through the recorded memories of the area’s older residents. Jim Noble was born in 1914 and was interviewed in 1994.

REVIEW: BATS show is outstanding piece of theatre

Sun, 10/06/2018 - 9:46am
I RECENTLY went to see BATS production of John Ginman's adaptation of Frankenstein at The Bryce, Burneside, writes WAYNE BARTHOLOMEW.


Sun, 10/06/2018 - 7:40am
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.

PROPERTY: Easy upcycling tips for tired old MDF furniture

Sun, 10/06/2018 - 6:01am
LOOKING to breathe new life into those dated MDF bookshelves, drawers or cabinets? Interiors writer Abi Jackson asks the experts about getting started.

ER: Put some public toilets at New Road at Kendal

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 4:24pm
ON OUR travels we came across these seven public toilets (all free admission) in a small busy tourist town, roughly the size of Staveley.

Creative suggestions to boost town engagement

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 3:38pm
THE director of a Kendal business specialising in audio and video equipment has been suggesting innovate ways to help visitors and tourists engage with the town.

Kirkby Lonsdale business celebrates 20 years with charity auction

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 3:36pm
A KIRKBY Lonsdale based home technology company is celebrating 20 years in the business with a charity auction.

PROPERTY: Story Homes helps 10 more good causes in Cumbria

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 12:01pm
FIRST Responders, Rainbows, Brownies and a cricket club are among the beneficiaries of sponsorship from a Cumbria-based housebuilder.

Next 12 months will be 'critical' for Environment Agency's flood work

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 10:24am
A LEADING Environment Agency (EA) figure has said the next year is 'the most critical' in terms of producing a flood defence plan for Kendal.

How ot have an obituary published in The Westmorland Gazette

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 10:17am
To have an obituary of a loved-one published in The Westmorland Gazette, please request an obituary form, which gives all the details of what to do, by emailing

GARDENING: drop of ale helps halt devouring beasties

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 10:04am
PROTECTING your crops in the vegetable garden is vital if you want to avoid the damage that can be made by caterpillars, birds, slugs and snails, writes TOM ATTWOOD. It needn’t involve an armoury of unpleasant chemicals. Often, creating a physical barrier is one the best techniques such as using netting to prevent cabbage white butterflies laying their eggs on the leaves that will very quickly hatch into leaf devouring beasties set on a feasting rampage obliterating your beloved crop. Set the netting up early and you’ll enjoy watching with satisfaction as the butterflies try in vain to land but can’t and will give up and look elsewhere. From experience, the other major opponent in the veg garden is the slug or snail and again to avoid using highly toxic slug pellets use either nematodes which can be purchased online and applied to the soil surface using a watering can or alternatively use the power of beer as a lure. I find it works extremely well on me and its one of the few things I have in common with slugs. Creating a beer trap is so easy, you need an old food tin or glass jar filled with a small amount of beer. Sink this into the soil so that the rim sits just above the soil surface. Either side of the jar or tin sit three stones and place a piece of roofing slate on top so that there is a thin gap between the slate and the beer vessel. The jar becomes the final resting place for the slugs or snails and if you keep a fresh stock going throughout the season you should avoid any real damage. The other method of protecting crops is by using other plants to distract insects who home in on a crop and the chemicals that they naturally put into the air. Carrot fly can detect the chemicals released by the leaves of young carrots but if you grow alongside them a ‘companion’ plant such as the marigold it has the effect of blocking or confusing the damaging insect.


Sat, 09/06/2018 - 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.

How to have a report of your wedding published in The Westmorland Gazette

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 6:29am
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