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‘Forrest Gump’ runs through Kendal in 1,800 mile charity fundraiser

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 2:15pm
TWO friends are taking on the monumental challenge of running from John O Groats to Land’s End and cycling back again in six weeks to raise money for charity.

Glamping is booming in Cumbria

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 12:31pm
MORE and more people are visiting Cumbria for a camping holiday with a twist, by choosing accommodation that breaks from the ‘norm’, research by Cumbria Tourism has found.

Criminal Behaviour Order for persistent nuisance 999 caller

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 11:57am
A woman who made 29 nuisance 999 calls to the police in less than a year has been given a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order.The order was made yesterday (28 Aug) at Furness Magistrates’ Court against Louise Chambers, 29, of Maple Street in Barrow.The terms of the order prevent Chambers from using the 999 phone line – except when in the genuine belief that there is an emergency which requires action from the police.The order also prevents Chambers from acting in an antisocial manner likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.Sergeant Sara Seath said: “I am pleased with the outcome of this case. It has involved hard work from officers and it shows that antisocial and criminal behaviour will not be tolerated.“Every nuisance or inappropriate 999 emergency call we receive ties up our resources and has the potential to delay our response to genuine emergencies. The actions of people like Chambers could have tragic consequences for people in genuine need of our help and I would like to thank to court for issuing the order.“We have worked hard with our partners to try and prevent Chambers’ behaviour, some of which has included trying to support her. However, we have been left with no option but to apply for a CBO to tackle her persistent antisocial behaviour.”The penalty for breaching the terms of a Criminal Behaviour Order can include a prison sentence.Anyone who witnesses the terms of a Criminal Behaviour Order being breached should contact the police immediately.

James Airey re-selected to contest Westmorland and Lonsdale seat for Conservatives

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 9:40am
JAMES Airey has been re-selected as the Conservative’s prospective parliamentary candidate for the Westmorland and Lonsdale seat at the next General Election.

Victorian ventilator replaced on Hawkshead building

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 8:37am
AN ICONIC example of the whitesmith’s craft, which has adorned an historic Lake District building, has been replaced after falling into a dilapidated condition.

High value farm equipment stolen from Crosthwaite farm yard

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 8:04am
HIGH value farm equipment and machinery has been stolen from a farm yard in Crosthwaite.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Stricklandgate at Kendal in 1967

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 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.

Terror, jokes and some Dad dancing - the day I tried stand-up comedy

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 7:06pm
BEING one of those people who thinks he’s funnier that he actually is, when I saw that there were stand-up comedy workshops being held in Ulverston, I thought I’d give it a go.

POSITIVE PARENTING: It's important to spend quality time with your children

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 6:56pm
IT IS so easy in this busy life to forget about spending quality time with our children. The days are filled with work, school, after school clubs, homework, shopping and running a home. It is not unusual we forget how to ‘hang out’ together.

PROPERTY: East Rackenthwaite, Garsdale, £475,000

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 6:01pm

Two teenagers admit drug supply at Kendal Calling

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 5:05pm
TWO teenagers have admitted committing drugs offences while they were at the Kendal Calling music festival in Cumbria.

Windermere school leavers inspired by gift from Olympian

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 3:22pm
YEAR 6 leavers at St Cuthbert’s Primary School in Windermere were thrilled to receive signed copies of a book written by a double Olympic gold rower.

Cumbrian gamekeeper admits shooting protected owls

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 3:14pm
A CUMBRIAN gamekeeper has admitted shooting dead two protected owls on a grouse moor.

Work to begin to repair Tilberthwaite green lanes

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 2:39pm
A partnership funded by the Lake District National Park (LDNP), Cumbria County Council and The National Trust will undertake significant repairs to the Tilberthwaite road this autumn.

Slow traffic on M6 southbound after campervan overturns

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 1:44pm
THERE is very slow traffic on the M6 southbound due to an earlier overturned campervan.

Sedbergh develops status as book town with new 'book shelter'

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 12:31pm
SEDBERGH is entering a new chapter as it continues to develop its status as England’s only Book Town.

Enforcement officers investigate Kendal fly tipping incident

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 12:25pm
ENFORCEMENT officers with South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) are investigating a fly-tipping incident in a cul-de-sac at the top of Brigsteer Road in Kendal.

Wrestling brothers enjoy success at Grasmere Sports

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 10:52am
THREE brothers from Warton were all winners in the Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling at a very wet Grasmere Sports on Sunday.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Kendal Mountain Rescue Team in 1974

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 8:57am
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.

LETTER: Well done to all involved in the Bluebird Project

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 7:10am
I WOULD like to congratulate the Bluebird Project volunteers for their dedication, hard work and determination in rebuilding Bluebird K7 back to its original condition of 1967.