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Man exposes himself in Appleby

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 12:03pm
POLICE are searching for a man who exposed himself in Appleby.

Assault in Kendal car park prompt police investigation

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 11:35am
AN assault on a woman in a Kendal car park has promoted a police investigation.

Grasmere Gingerbread's pop-up shop in Kendal prompted by flood experience

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 9:57am
THE 163-year-old confectionary business Grasmere Gingerbread is setting up a pop-up shop in Kendal for one day only tomorrow (Friday).

Patterdale MRT climber is rescues by his own team mates at Blea Water

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 9:53am
PATTERDALE Mountain Rescue Team had to come to the aid of one of its own members on Monday evening.

Controversial Town Hall flats development gets the go-ahead

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 9:35am
THE green light has been given for a controversial plan to develop Ulverston's Town Hall into affordable housing, in spite of local opposition.

SKYWATCH: Sirius looks like a finely cut diamond

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 7:04pm
THESE clear, frosty nights are absolutely perfect for stargazing, writes STUART ATKINSON. With no mist or cloud in the sky during the day, when darkness falls the sky is a spectacular sight, strewn with jewel-like stars, all twinkling and flashing through the night. And none of them look more beautiful than Sirius, the brightest star in the whole sky.

PROPERTY: Lane Head, Tatham, offers in region of £850,000

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 6:00pm

Teacher dies in car crash on holiday

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 4:14pm
GIGGLESWICK School teacher Phil Andrew has died in a car crash while on holiday in Scotland. There were no other people involved.

Photo released in ongoing Barrow murder investigation

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:15pm
Officers are continuing their investigation following the death of 31-year-old Barrow man Andrew Hackett on Sunday morning. North West Ambulance Service and Cumbria Constabulary attended Gloucester Street in Barrow at around 7am on 10 December, 2017. Mr Hackett was taken from the scene by ambulance to hospital but later died. A 38-year-old man was arrested at the scene, initially on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. He is now under arrest on suspicion of murder. A second man, aged 39, was also detained in relation to this incident after being located in the Salthouse Mills area of Barrow. He was taken away by ambulance having suffered a suspected drugs overdose. He remains in hospital and under arrest on suspicion of murder. The family of Mr Hackett has released a photograph today. Superintendent Sarah Jackson said: “We are continuing our investigation and a scene remains in place in Gloucester Street. I would like to thank the public for their patience as our officers continue their work. “We are continuing to work with the family of Mr Hackett and our thoughts are with them at this time. “I would like to reiterate the appeal for anyone who has information about what took place on Sunday morning and who has yet to make contact with us to please do so.” Anyone with information is urged to contact police referencing incident 79 of 10 December 2017.

Firefighters tackle Windermere bedroom blaze

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:12pm
A BEDROOM fire in Windermere saw firefighters called to tackle the blaze.

House fire in Dent

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:06pm
Firefighters were called to put out a house fire in Dent.

LETTER: Trust supports families with a seriously ill child

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 2:16pm
WITH Christmas just around the corner, I’m feeling particularly excited as this will be my first Christmas as a dad. My daughter may still be tiny, but I’m looking forward to starting those festive family traditions that I have such fond memories of growing up with myself.

Man who soiled himself in Kendal police cell was 'spiked with LSD'

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 2:05pm
A MAN has been ordered to pay compensation for soiling a South Cumbria police station cell following his arrest.

Kendal hold on for win against Birkenhead Park

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:02am
KENDAL won their first game at the new Mint Bridge on Saturday, beating Birkenhead Park 22-20.

South Lakeland Carers appeal gets off to flying start

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 9:53am
A GALA dinner and generous sponsorship means that an appeal to raise £25,000 to support carers in South Lakeland has already reached the £10,000 mark.

How to have an obituary published in The Westmorland Gazette

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 8:34am
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

POSITIVE PARENTING: How to deal with teen anxiety

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 7:13am
ANXIETY can be experienced at any age though it is not uncommon for children to feel anxiety for the first time when they reach the teen years.

Bentham school children get insight into wartime evacuation

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 6:23pm
DECKED out in 1940s clothing with rations packed away safely, school children experienced what it might have been like to be part of the mass evacuations of the Second World War.

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Empson Hill, Kendal Green, Kendal, £850,000

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 6:00pm
OUR property of the week is a fine example of a 1960s property complete with swimming pool and located in one of Kendal's most desirable areas.