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Sedbergh reverend dies, aged 103

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 12:23pm
THE funeral of a well-known Sedbergh parish priest who spent two months in a Gestapo-run prison will take place tomorrow (March 2).

Zoo's plan to boost squirrel conservation

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 12:15pm
A CUMBRIAN zoo is to open a new enclosure with the aim of boosting red squirrel conservation efforts.

Aspiring politicians battle it out for youth parliament positions

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 11:43am
EIGHTEEN aspiring young politicians from across Cumbria will be battling it out in the hopes of securing a position in UK Youth Parliament.

The Queen's Honours - crafting the toughest application of all

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 11:25am
With the onset of another New Year comes the inevitable making – and breaking – of resolutions, the pledge to become fitter/richer/more fulfilled, and of course, the publication of the New Year Honours list. Joining this exclusive group of the great and the good brings with it a level of prestige that is unparalleled. Quite simply, it’s the accolade that money can’t buy. So, who can get one, and just how difficult is it? We grilled awards expert, Jo Spencer, on crafting the toughest application of all.

Inmate at Cumbrian prison has sentence extended for throwing faeces at guards

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 11:21am
A prisoner who threw excrement at guards at Haverigg has  been sentenced to a further 12 weeks in prison.

Kendal students learn about refugee experiences in engaging week of events

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 11:17am
HUNDREDS of Queen Katherine School students have engaged with events and exhibitions in a thought provoking week on refugee experiences.

Malcolm Wilson Rally postponed due to snow

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 11:06am
THE organisers of a popular Lake District rally event have had to postpone this year’s race because of the severe weather conditions.

Man, 50, falls from gritter at Dockray

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 9:33am
A 50-YEAR-OLD man suffered a broken femur and suspected broken pelvis after falling from a gritter lorry yesterday (February 28).

'Enthusiastic' sledder aided by Kendal Mountain Rescue Team

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 9:17am
AN ENTHUSIASTIC sledder has praised Kendal Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) after they came to his aid yesterday (February 28).

Bad weather means distribution of The Westmorland Gazette will be delayed

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 8:51am
We are sorry if you have been unable to obtain a copy of your Westmorland Gazette today.

Jackknifed lorry blocking A66

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 8:27am
THE A66 is blocked after a lorry jackknifed on the easbound exit slip road this morning (March 1). 

Heroic climber rescues dogs from Helvellyn

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 8:11am
A COURAGEOUS climber braved sub-zero temperatures and scaled a Lake District mountain to rescue dogs belonging to a complete stranger.

Five affordable homes for locals approved in Yorkshire Dales

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 6:01am
FIVE new affordable houses for local people have been given the go-ahead in the Yorkshire Dales despite the threat of a legal challenge.

Vicky's Six Brilliant Things To Do This Week ...

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 6:00am
What's on this week ...

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: The frozen River Kent at Kendal in 1947

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 5:40am
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.

The Westmorland Gazette's Camera Club 2019 calendar competition: February finalists

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 5:02am
THE four finalists for February for the Gazette's 2019 Calendar competition have been chosen.