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New Year's Honours: Kirkby-in-Furness man recognised for services to bell ringing

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 10:24am
An MBE was awarded to Thomas Metcalfe, of Kirkby-in-Furness, for his services to bell ringing.

HAVE YOUR VOTE: Should the 5p charge on carrier bags be extended to small shops?

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 10:22am
The 5p charge on carrier bags is set to be extended under plans to tackle the "throwaway culture" in a 25-year Environment Plan being published tomorrow.

Vision to create smoke free Cumbrian generation by 2022 begins this year

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 9:10am
EFFORTS to create a smoke free generation in Cumbria by 2022 are being kick-started this year.

New Year's Honours: Glenridding man was central in flooding clear up

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 8:25am
Carl Scrivens, 50, of Glenridding was awarded a BEM for the work he has done in the village.

LETTER: We must challenge the accepted ‘norms’ of our farming industry

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 8:20am
OWNING such a vast area of our countryside, and with a huge membership, the National Trust is often in the firing line when there’s controversy over a rural issue.


Wed, 10/01/2018 - 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.

Police appealing for information following report of Broughton sexual assault

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 5:35pm
POLICE are appealing for information following the report of a sexual assault.

Deadline looms on consultation over council tax increase to fund extra police

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 3:50pm
WITH just over a week to go to the closing date, Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall is reminding  residents there is still time to take part in the consultation on whether they are willing to pay more towards policing through their council tax. 

Shap chippy maintains its plaice as one of Britain's best

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 2:24pm
SHAP Chippy maintained its place with the fish frying elite from across the UK, by maintaining the prestigious NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award.

Burst water main leads to delays on A590

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 12:11pm
A BURST water main has resulted in queueing traffic and long delays both ways on the A590, Newland Road

Police investigating Broughton burglary

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 11:40am
A COFFEE machine and coffee beans have been taken from a bakery in Broughton.

County councillor slams controversial Thirlmere zipwire plans

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 11:32am
A CUMBRIAN county councillor has said he is strongly opposed to plans to erect multiple zipwires across Thirlmere.

LETTER: Storm-damaged New Road to Gooseholme bridge at Kendal must be reopened soon

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 11:14am
As a walker I was pleased to read (Gazette, December 21, 'Flood-hit bridge reconnects parishes') that Fisherman's Bridge, near Sedbergh, has been reinstated two years after being destroyed in Storm Desmond.

Missing Carlisle man last seen in Kendal

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 10:55am
POLICE are concerned for the welfare of a missing Carlisle man last seen in Kendal.

Police investigate after death of woman in Appleby

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 10:52am
POLICE are investigating the sudden death of a 73-year-old woman in Appleby.

Woman in thirties found dead in Kendal

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 10:43am
A WOMAN in her thirties has been pronounced dead at a property in Kendal.

Strugglers Brighouse Town earn 2-1 win at Kendal

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 10:31am
KENDAL Town slumped to their second consecutive defeat in 2018 after losing 2-1 to relegation threatened Brighouse Town at The ST&B Accountants Stadium.

RUGBY: Kirkby Lonsdale start 2018 with win over Ilkley

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 9:55am
KIRKBY Lonsdale RUFC began life as owners of their Underley Park home ground with a 21-12 victory over Ilkley.

RUGBY: Rossendale hold out for 24-17 victory over Kendal

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 9:52am
KENDAL RUFC started 2018 with a 24-17 defeat to Rossendale at Mintbridge as the Northern Premier Division returned after the festive break.

Access to cancer treatment for patients to be debated by MP in House of Commons

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 9:46am
SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron will lead a debate in the House of Commons tomorrow on the subject of access to cancer treatment for patients.