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Young chefs vow to cook up a storm for scholarship

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 9:27am
Thee culinary experts at Cumbrian restaurants have made it to the semi finals of a prestigious culinary competition as they seek to be crowned Britain's best young chef.

Queen's medal for Staveley's Carreen Johnson

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 9:16am
STAFF SERGEANT Carreen Johnson RLC had been decorated by The Prince of Wales with the Queens Medal for her contribution to the army reserves at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Kendal care home wins council's healthy menu award

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 8:44am
A KENDAL care home has become the latest organisation to be granted South Lakeland District Council's Healthier Menus award.

Cricket club's survival could depend on new pavilion

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 8:41am
A LAKE District cricket club's survival could hinge on whether or not it can construct a 'vital' new pavilion for the forthcoming season, according to its captain.

Equestrian youngsters receive guidance from Olympian event rider

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 8:39am
Sedbergh School's equestrian team experienced a day of dressage and jumping training from Alex Hua Tian, China’s top Olympic event rider and Sarah Higgins, top grand prix dressage rider.

Shut that gate and pick up that litter - it's time to follow the Countryside Code

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 8:36am
Why we must make the Countryside Code cool again - Lucy Arthurs from Leighton Hall argues for a return to good old-fashioned values

Traffic incident closes two lanes of M6

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 8:03am
Two lanes of the M6 southbound are closed due to a traffic incident  between J40 (Penrith) and J39 (Shap).

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Springtime at Troutbeck Bridge in 1947

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 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.

Prizewinning young cellist in soloist spotlight

Sun, 04/03/2018 - 7:06pm
DVORAK'S remarkable Cello Concerto is the centrepiece of the next Westmorland Orchestra concert with a prizewinning young player centre stage.

Special pre-release charity screening for new Peter Rabbit movie

Sun, 04/03/2018 - 5:11pm
THE Royalty cinema at Bowness, is hosting a charity screening of the new Peter Rabbit movie in advance of its national release.

PICTURE FROM THE PAST: Syke Farm at Buttermere

Sun, 04/03/2018 - 3:08pm
THIS lovely photograph by Joseph Hardman is a reminder of the hard work going on on farms across the county throughout the year to bring us food. It was taken at Syke Farm, Buttermere and is one of dozens of images of harrowing and ploughing that Hardman produced. See the whole archive at

Praise heaped on Kendal school in Ofsted report

Sun, 04/03/2018 - 2:41pm
A KENDAL head teacher has spoken of his pride in his pupils following a glowing report from a school inspector.

Classic television comedy duo recreated in new theatre show

Sun, 04/03/2018 - 2:26pm
MARKING 56 years since the very first broadcast, a theatre production of the classic BBC television comedy Steptoe and Son is on a nationwide tour, stopping off at Ulverston's Coronation Hall on Saturday, March 10 (7.30pm).

CLASSIC VINYL: matchstick men in denim waistcoats went rockin' all over the world

Sun, 04/03/2018 - 12:09pm
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages by Status Quo on Pye Records 1968, value £200 mono, £175 stereo

New publication needs chapter and verse from local poets

Sun, 04/03/2018 - 11:46am
HANDSTAND Press Dent is calling on Cumbrian poets to submit entries for a new anthology of contemporary Cumbrian poetry. Liz Nuttall, alongside other highly regarded local poets Kerry Darbishire and Kim Moore, will select the very best Cumbrian writing for the anthology aimed at extending the long and famous tradition of Lake District verse. Liz says the poetry scene in the county has never been livelier with regular events such as A Poem and A Pint attracting big audiences and renowned guest poets. Groups, including The Mungrisedale Writers and Fourth Monday Poets, continue to meet regularly, inspiring writers such as Jenny Copley whose poems have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies. In 2017 Cumbrian-born Jacob Polley won the much coveted T S Elliot prize for the best poetry collection and Keswick poet Chris Pilling was honoured with a reading of his poem, The Meeting Place, at the Kings College Carol Service at Christmas.

Exciting year ahead for Lakeland paradise of art and nature

Sun, 04/03/2018 - 9:48am
FEW historic houses can offer wonderful vistas, ancient semi-natural woodlands, peaceful sounds of wildlife and at the same time be a vibrant centre for contemporary art.

Business savvy students from The Lakes School earn charity cash

Sun, 04/03/2018 - 9:21am
ENTERPRISING students from The Lakes School proved they have the skills to run events while also raising money for local charities.