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

Thu, 30/08/2018 - 6:00am
FAMILIES can take a walk on the wild side this summer at the Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite, near Keswick. The popular family attraction is running a special family event with one of its most popular animals until September 16. You can experience being a Red Panda Ranger by completing a fun quiz while learning about these gentle creatures, their habitats and the conservation work taking place to protect them. Special talks, displays and mask-making activities are on offer for youngsters to get involved with. So, if you fancy getting up close to a gorgeous Red Panda or Lemur then go on line and book your time (one hour). All donations will go to the charity Red Panda Network. Alternatively, just visit the park and enjoy observing ALL the animals.

Kendal golfer gets her third hole in one - on the same course

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 7:00pm
A KENDAL golfer has achieved her third hole-in-one - all on the same green.

Old photographs spark readers' memories

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 6:56pm
FOLLOWING our appeal to readers to send in their old photographs, Thomas Watson, 69, a former member of the club who left England in 1968 and now lives in Perth, Western Australia, sent in this photograph of Preston Patrick Young Farmers' Club in around 1962.

Motorists facing delays after A590 crash

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 6:37pm
MOTORISTS are being urged to avoid Dalton bypass after a three-car crash caused traffic to slow.

LETTER: There is a strong case for Cumbria and Lancashire LEPs to combine

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 2:27pm
THE Government is currently calling for a fundamental review of Local Enterprise Partnerships as they move forward with the Industry Strategy for the UK, and the associated Local Industrial Strategies that will support these initiatives. Where Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are deemed too small, and do not reflect true functioning economic areas, then the government is calling for mergers on a bigger footprint.

Morecambe Bay Trust confirms commitment to Dying to Work Charter

Wed, 29/08/2018 - 2:20pm
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed its commitment and support to signing the Trades Unions Congress Dying to Work Charter

‘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.