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Court date for accused cannabis importer

5:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

MORE than 20 firefighters spent several hours tackling a blaze which broke out at a South Lakes quarry.

Thousands of pounds worth of gear stolen from Ulverston business

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:12pm Friday 24th October 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of equipment has been stolen in Ulverston.

Three jailed for 'vile acts' against vulnerable residents in Eden care home

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

THREE people have been jailed for multiple incidents of ill-treatment and wilful neglect of elderly residents at an Eden care home.

Torchlight Carnival charity funds total

The Westmorland Gazette: Kendal Torchlight Carnival axed for first time in 42 years

1:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

GENEROUS revellers at Kendal’s Torchlight Carnivalthis year raised £4,292 for charity.

Children rescued after being stranded on Lake District island

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:30am Friday 24th October 2014

CHILDREN were left stranded on a Lake District island after their canoes drifted away yesterday (October 23).

Kendal business owners says his enterprise has been 'crucified' by roadworks

The Westmorland Gazette: TIRED: David of David Greenbank Tyres on Appleby Roadays is at risk of going bankrupt because of the continuing roadworks which have been going right outside his business.   (11689612)

11:20am Friday 24th October 2014

A BUSINESS owner says his company has been “crucified” by a loss of trade caused by long-running work on a Kendal road.

Group wins costs over turbine inquiry

The Westmorland Gazette: Campaigners in Pencombe are fighting plans for a large wind turbine in the village.

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THE Dales Gateway Group, which opposed the construction of three 132-metre high turbines at Killington Lake, has been awarded costs of £9,542 after developers Bank Renewables "suddenly and unexpectedly" withdrew its planning application before a public inquiry was to be held on September 23.

Defibrillator bid for Carnforth

The Westmorland Gazette: New defibrillators in village could save lives

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

CARNFORTH Town Council is to be asked to buy a defibrillator for the town's civic hall.

Award for Kendal-based Oaklea Trust

8:18pm Friday 24th October 2014

STAFF from the Kendal-based Oaklea Trust have been recognised for their 'outstanding' employee development and training.

Grant for chat group

7:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE South Lakeland based CHAT Group Carer and Bereavement Support Group has been awarded a grant of £1,110 from the National Lottery to pay for summer activities for carers and people who have been bereaved. It will help to fund trips and activities that provide companionship and friendship, decreasing the social isolation of the beneficiaries.

Kendal shed fire being investigated

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:15pm Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE are investigating a shed fire in Kendal.

Fire engine fun for kids at Carnforth

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

LANCASHIRE Fire and Rescue Service will be parking fire engines at Booths in Carnforth on Saturday (Oct 25) as part of a special family fun day.

Planning applications received by Lake District National Park Authority

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:42pm Friday 24th October 2014

Covering period up to and including October 27, 2014

Inspector rules out New Hutton wind turbine plan

3:05pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN appeal against a South Lakeland District Council decision to refuse permission for a 54-metre high, 225kW wind turbine on land at Old Croft, New Hutton, near Kendal, has been dismissed by a Government appointed planning inspector. He concluded that the benefits arising from the proposal would not outweigh the 'substantial harm' that would be caused to the character and appearance of the landscape.

Outstanding volunteer achievements at Coniston Fell Care Day

The Westmorland Gazette: Friends of the Lake District ran a very successful Fell Care Day as part of the Flora of the Fells Project at Coniston. Pictured is Jenny Helm planting new trees. 

2:18pm Friday 24th October 2014

MORE than 160 volunteers descended on Coniston to take part in practical conservation tasks and learning activities during Friends of the Lake District’s Fell Care Day.

Poetic time for Eileen after move to UK

The Westmorland Gazette: Poet Eileen Pun

11:02am Friday 24th October 2014

TRAVELLING to a new life in a foreign country can be a disconcerting experience - but when the Lakes-based poet Eileen Pun flew from the USA to England to take part in a student exchange programme, the journey turned out to be far stranger than she could ever have expected.

Rock steady Eddie does all the Marilyns!

The Westmorland Gazette: INSPIRATION: It was Alan Dawson's book on The Relative Hills of Britain that inspired Eddie Dealtry to have a crack at all 1556 Marilyns in the British Isles.

10:06am Friday 24th October 2014

A FELL-RUNNER from Kendal has become only the second person ever to complete all 1,556 'Marilyn's across the British Isles.

Local solicitors urging people to make a will for charity

The Westmorland Gazette: Solicitors sign up for Will Aid

9:42am Friday 24th October 2014

CHARITY -minded solicitors are urging people to use their services to write a Will this November and to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid, instead of paying the usual fee. All the money donated is shared by nine UK charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland). The suggested donation is £95 for a single will and £150 for a pair of mirror wills.  According to the latest Will Aid research, approximately 26 million adults (52 per cent) in the UK do not have a will. In addition, more than 9 million (39 per cent) adults have not updated their will for 10 years or more and they may no longer be fit for purpose.   Participating solicitors in this area are: Alex Birtles of Hewitson & Harker Ltd, Market Street, Kirkby Stephen (01768 371534); Litini Newcombe, Kilvington Solicitors, Westmorland House, Market Square, Kirkby Stephen ( 01768 371495); Deborah Yearnside,  Livingstons, Benson Street, Ulverston (01229 585555); Helen Scott Parker, Livingstons, Market Street, Dalton-in-Furness(01229 462126); Brian Whittaker, Thomson Hayton Winkley, Regent House, 25 Crescent Road, Windermere (01539 446585);  Shaun Foreman,  Ratcliffe & Bibby, New Street, Carnforth (01524 737621); David Emmett, Milne Moser, Highgate, Kendal (01539 729786); Simon Theobald,   Thomson Hayton Winkley, Stricklandgate, Kendal (01539 721945).

Motorist makes off after colliding with car in Furness

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:26am Friday 24th October 2014

A MOTORIST struck another car before making off in Furness yesterday (October 23).

Illustrator seeing the humourous side of vehicles and machines

The Westmorland Gazette: ECLECTIC: David Livingstone with one of his pieces

9:05am Friday 24th October 2014

AN ECLECTIC artist inspired by steampunk and a passion for motors is halfway through the first of two exhibitions in the local area.

Cumbria County Council announce cuts of £83million and 1,800 job losses over next three years

The Westmorland Gazette: (11800227)

6:38pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SWINGEING cuts at Cumbria County Council (CCC) are set to impact on services and organisations throughout the county.

Court trial after man points water pistol at traffic warden

4:36pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN is due to stand trial over an incident in which a traffic warden was allegedly verbally abused and squirted with a water pistol.

Owner of pet cat which may never be able to walk again after being shot with air rifle in Kendal appeals for information

The Westmorland Gazette: INJURED: a two year old pet cat was found with air rifle pellet wounds within inches of her spine in Kendal.  (11791371)

4:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE owner of a two-year-old cat says her pet may never be able to walk again after an air rifle pellet came within millimetres of hitting her spine.

Quick-thinking Kendal landscaper stops car from rolling over wall after crash

The Westmorland Gazette: (11755129)

3:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A QUICK-thinking landscaper sprung into action when a car was left teetering on its side on a wall when it left the road near New Hutton on Monday.

Talks call over dairy dilemma

The Westmorland Gazette: CUT PRICE: Iceland's Highgate branch in Kendal offering milk at 89p for four pints

2:11pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

FARMERS' leaders have played down the usefulness of protests and blockades as milk producers continue to reel from a series of devastating price cuts.

'Unanswered questions' remain over 20-year-old student Matthew Jordan found dead in lake

The Westmorland Gazette: Matthew Jordan

2:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE anguished parents of a young student found dead in Windermere are wracked with ‘unanswered questions’.

Cumbria County Council faces backlash over new charges to parking permits

The Westmorland Gazette: PAYABLE PARKING PERMITS PROPOSED.  Pictured is Ray Speed, a Kendal resident who is concerned at the proposal to introduce payable parking permits on many streets in the town. (11732009)

12:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has accused a local authority of "bully boy tactics" over its planned introduction of charges for resident parking permits.

Public urged to help struggling South Lakes mental health charity which supports hundreds of local people every year

The Westmorland Gazette: FUNDRAISING: Jonathan Ingram, chief officer of Mind South Lakeland

9:25am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SOUTH Lakeland mental health charity which gives support to hundreds of local people could be forced to shut its doors at Christmas because of a lack of funding.

Mystery of man found hanged at Ulverston home

7:02am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE motivation of an Ulverston man found hanged at his flat remains 'unknown' despite an inquest into his death.

Over 65s in Eden encouraged to stay active with fitness classes

10:49pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

OVER 65s are being encouraged to stay active in Eden with the launch of free drop in sessions at Penrith Leisure Centre.

Defibrillator for Carnforth Civic Hall

10:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CARNFORTH Town Council is to be asked to buy a defibrillator for the town's civic hall.

Hospital apprenticeships scheme launched with job guaranteee

The Westmorland Gazette: File photo dated 23/04/12 of the NHS logo as hospitals are so full that elderly patients are being discharged in the middle of the night and routine blood tests are being conducted at 3am, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATIO

8:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

APPLICATIONS are now open for the new apprenticeship scheme at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

Farron calls for Primark, Nandos and others to 'come to Kendal'

8:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to major national retailers in a bid to attract them to Kendal.

Dogs attacked landlady, court told

The Westmorland Gazette: In court: Gary Moss

5:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A PUB landlady suffered 'life changing' injuries after she was attacked by two out-of-control Staffordshire bull terriers at a popular South Lakeland beauty spot.

Offer made on former Greenwoods store in Kendal

5:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN unnamed clothing retailer has made an offer on the former Greenwoods Menswear store on the corner of Stricklandgate and Market Square in Kendal.

Flooding update

5:09pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

FINDINGS of a report into the causes of flooding at Grizebeck in June 2012 will be discussed at a meeting on Monday night.

Date with MP John

5:03pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

FURNESS MP John Woodcock will be holding another of his mobile advice surgeries in Booths supermarket, Ulverston, this coming Friday, October 24.

Hurricane Gonzalo proves a wash out

The Westmorland Gazette: A591 FLOODING. Flooding on the northbound A591 just south of Kendal after rain and high winds disrupted travel across the UK in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo. (11727371)

4:55pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SOUTH Lakeland escaped much of the torrid weather that was predicted by the tail-end of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Footloose club celebrates 15 years of walking

The Westmorland Gazette: STEPPING OUT: Footloose Walking Club members celebrate their 15th anniversary.

4:51pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BOOTS and rucksacks at the ready, Footloose Walking Club celebrated its 15th anniversary with a holiday in the Peak District.

SKYWATCH: Ringed planet will pull vanishing act

The Westmorland Gazette: (11660046)

4:24pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SOMETHING very rare is going to be happening in the sky after sunset on October 25, but seeing it will take a lot of preparation - and a lot of luck, too.

Photos of Lakeland past used to help people with dementia

The Westmorland Gazette: 1879 - Julie and Annette study photos taken by Joseph Hardman as part of the project.  (11656855)

4:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PICTURES of historic Lakeland taken by a Gazette photographer have been playing a key role in a project to help people with dementia.

Funeral costs rise in North West

3:24pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

FUNERAL costs have risen by almost four per cent in the North West, according to life insurance company SunLife.

Furness MP John Woodcock to hold advice surgeries

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:16pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

FURNESS MP John Woodcock will be holding another of his mobile advice surgeries in Booths supermarket, Ulverston, tomorrow (Friday, October 24).

South Lakes MP Tim Farron in a bid to attract national retailers to Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Weekend date in Grange-over-Sands for MP Tim

2:56pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has written to major national retailers in a bid to attract them to Kendal.

Kendal Town Council agrees funding for Young Brewery Creative Council

The Westmorland Gazette: CASH INJECTION: The Brewery Arts Centre is now a step closer to a planned redevelopment

2:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN initiative to set up a Young Brewery Creative Council (YBCC) has received a £1,000 cash boost from Kendal Town Council.

Preston Patrick table top sale this weekend

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:58pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE annual table top sale is taking place at Preston Patrick this weekend.

Milnthorpe wildlife charity serves up menu of crickets, mealworms and locusts

The Westmorland Gazette: (11423345)

2:16pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WILDLIFE charity will be offering visitors a real taste of the jungle during October's half-term holiday.

Kirkby Lonsdale appoints first Tourism and Town Manager.

The Westmorland Gazette: Kirkby Lonsdale.  (11420976)

1:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

KIRKBY Lonsdale has appointed its first Tourism and Town Manager.

Crook road closed after two vehicle incident

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

1:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A ROAD near Crook is closed following an incident involving two vehicles.

CCC say taxi firm can still appeal parking ticket

11:28am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A TAXI firm owner who unsuccessfully challenged a parking ticket can still appeal, Cumbria County Council says.

What's on

Great British composer to be celebrated with evening of music in Furness (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 5:21pm Fri 24 Oct 14

THE great British composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams, will be celebrated in an upcoming concert by the Furness Bach…

One-man show about a friendship made in Africa (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 5:02pm Thu 23 Oct 14

Cumbrian artists inspired by nature to exhibit at Coniston attraction until New Year (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 2:25pm Thu 23 Oct 14

FOREST paintings, mysterious arrangements in print and delicate animal and bird-like sculptures will all feature in…

Mosaic artist to lead workshops in Ingleton (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 9:21am Thu 23 Oct 14

A MOSAIC artist who has worked with communities right across Yorkshire will be bringing her workshops to Ingleton…

Players go green (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 5:11pm Wed 22 Oct 14

FOR five nights, the Ambleside Players will present environmental comedy Building Bridges at the Kelsick Centre.

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