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LETTER: Freezing by whatever standard

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 6:05am
The last sentence of the Nostalgia article 'Oh, the weather outside is frightful' (Gazette, December 21) read: 'Christmas morn broke with the mercury 16 degrees below freezing. (The equivalent of minus 26 degrees Celsius.)'

LETTER: Waste in the NHS must be tackled

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 4:44pm
Laid out on our kitchen table ,which measures 8ft by 3ft, are numerous dressings plus an arm brace and a hospital gown.

Old Hutton power station development refused planning permission

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 4:35pm
THE Old Hutton gas fired power station and battery storage has been refused planning commission by South Lakeland District Council's planning committee today.

New roundabout on the A590 will pave the way for hundreds of new Furness homes

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 4:09pm
THREE million pounds has been secured for the creation of a roundabout on the A590 that will pave the way for hundreds of new Furness homes.

Final stage of luxury Bowness bar is complete

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 2:49pm
THE final stage of a luxury £3million 'upbeat' music bar in Bowness has been completed.

Cumbrian farmer attends trailblazing conference for launch of farming with nature group

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 1:05pm
A CUMBRIAN farmer is attending a national conference which aims to lead the way in encouraging conservation through farming.

Star-studded line-up in Brewery Arts Centre new season

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 12:47pm
RENOWNED punk poet John Cooper Clarke is among the star-studded line-up blazing a trail to Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre.

Leader of SLDC sets out living wage ambition for authority

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 12:15pm
THE leader of South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) wants the authority to 'set an example' by offering all its employees the 'living wage'.

Four Oarsmen still leading epic Atlantic race

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 12:00pm
FORMER Sedbergh School boy George Biggar and his three fellow rowers are still out in front on their Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

M6 southbound blocked after wagon overturns near Killington

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 11:55am
THE M6 southbound is blocked following an incident between junctions 37 and 36.

Tim Farron wins £3,000 for Kendal charity with Celebrity Mastermind win

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 11:29am
WESTMORLAND and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron was last night awarded a trophy for winning Celebrity Mastermind.

Farming diary: Lakes vet wishes receptionist happy retirement

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 10:35am
As a young lad one of my reasons for being a vet, not a doctor, was preferring to work with animals rather than humans.

HAVE YOUR VOTE: Should you have to pay parking charges when visiting hospitals?

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 10:28am
VISITORS and staff put nearly £1.1 million into parking meters at the three Morecambe Bay hospital sites in the last financial year, it has been revealed.

Farmers to assess position two years on from storm devastation

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 10:28am
Two years on from Storm Desmond, the Farmer Network has organised a meeting for Cumbrian Farmers to assess action taken since the devastation.

Northern announces timetables for three-day January strike

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 10:18am
Northern has released its revised timetables for the three days of RMT strike action on Monday 8, Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 January.

24-hour darts marathon raises thousands for hospice

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 9:40am
DARTS players at the Albion in Kendal completed a marathon challenge when they played for 24 hours straight to raise money for charity.

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

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 9:30am
THE four finalists for the Gazette's 2019 Calendar competition have been chosen.

Group formed to regulate speed on Kendal road

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 9:27am
A newly-formed team in Kendal are taking action to slow down speeding traffic on Windermere Road and Burneside Road.

Public consultation over the future of Ulverston Post Office

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 9:22am
THE Ulverston Post Office, which campaigners fought to keep open, is to hold a public 'drop in' consultation over the future running of the service.

"I hope I can help to make a difference" - drama graduate to teach performance skills to vulnerable children in India

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 9:20am
A DRAMA graduate from Settle has just set off for India with the charity Performers Without Borders to teach performance skills to vulnerable children.