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Kendal man admits poisoning cat by putting vodka in its milk

The Westmorland Gazette: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

2:34pm Monday 28th July 2014

A MAN has appeared before a judge at Carlisle Crown Court today for poisoning his cat by putting vodka in its milk.

Teenager Stan helps town to remember

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:19pm Monday 28th July 2014

A KENDAL teenager has used his design skills to help create an exhibition which commemorates the town’s involvement in the First World War.

Training exercise turns into real-life rescue for Kendal team

The Westmorland Gazette: Cleveland Mountain Rescue

1:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A TRAINING exercise turned into a real life mission for Kendal mountain rescuers at the weekend.

Domestic violence victim speaks out after former boyfriend is sentenced for assault

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:14am Monday 28th July 2014

A DOMESTIC violence victim has spoken out after her former boyfriend was handed a prison sentence for beating her.

New exhibition charts North Craven's part in World War One

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:40am Monday 28th July 2014

A new exhibition commemorating North Craven’s part in the First World Warhas opened at The Museum of North Craven Life (The Folly) in Settle.

UPDATE: Deputy PM pays tribute to senior Lake District politician

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

TRIBUTES are continuing to be paid following the death of a leading Lake District politician.

Lollipop lady Gail says goodbye after 17 years

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A DEVOTED lollipop lady has retired from her South Lakeland school duties after more than 17 years.

Teen on Duke of Edinburgh trip prompts rescue mission

The Westmorland Gazette: Cleveland Mountain Rescue

10:51am Monday 28th July 2014

A TEENAGER on a Duke of Edinburgh expedition had to be assisted by mountain rescuers after suffering an ankle injury.

Pilot Rachel joins legal firm

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:12pm Monday 28th July 2014

MILNE Moser solicitors in Kendal has added a new face to its ranks this month.

BEHIND THE NEWS: Businesses and residents remain against parking meters plan for Lake District

The Westmorland Gazette: Bournemouth parking meters raked in £261,000

2:56pm Monday 28th July 2014

DESPITE protests, placards, meetings and marches, parking meters are coming to the Lake District.

Gruffalo due at Grizedale Forest

The Westmorland Gazette: If you go down to the woods today... you’ll meet The Gruffalo

2:21pm Monday 28th July 2014

CHILDREN'S storybook character The Gruffalo is coming to Grizedale Forest next month (Tuesday August 12).

Walker collapses from medical condition on Pen-y-Ghent, North Yorkshire

The Westmorland Gazette: CALL OUT: Rescuers responded after caver collapsed

12:48pm Monday 28th July 2014

A WALKER collapsed from a medical condition on Pen-y-Ghent prompting a rescue from the Clapham Cave Rescue team.

Walker evacuated off Whernside following ankle injury

The Westmorland Gazette: CALL OUT: Rescuers responded after caver collapsed

12:45pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN AIR ambulance evacuated a walker from Whernside, North Yorkshire, after he sustained an ankle injury.

Pair pulled from car after crashing into building on A66

The Westmorland Gazette: Fire call to Ulverston home

12:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

TWO people had to be rescued from a vehicle after it crashed into premises on the A66 last night.

Commonwealth Games trip on hold for woman who fractured ankle en route at Ullswater

The Westmorland Gazette: Cleveland Mountain Rescue

11:02am Monday 28th July 2014

A CORNISH tourist has had to put her Commonwealth Games trip on ice after slipping at Ullswater and fracturing her ankle.

Film crew using flares sparks mountain rescue call-out

The Westmorland Gazette: Winter Wonderland

3:24pm Sunday 27th July 2014

SIXTEEN volunteer mountain rescuers spent nearly three hours on the fells responding to reports of distress flares - to find a film crew using them during a shoot.

North Lancs pubs could be granted 'protection'

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

THREE historic north Lancashire pubs could be granted a protective status to safeguard their future.

New Wainwright calendar goes on sale

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:10pm Sunday 27th July 2014

THE Wainwright Society 2015 calendar is now available – featuring stunning photographs of the Lake District taken by members.

Grant will aid research into preventing falls

The Westmorland Gazette: A national charity says Dudley pensioners could be heading for hard times by missing out on benefits

5:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

UNIVERSITY of Cumbria researchers have been awarded more than £130,000 to fund a project aimed at preventing falls in older people.

Mountain biker, 53, suffers angina attack in Whinlatter Forest

The Westmorland Gazette: mountain biker.jpg

3:28pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A MOUNTAIN biker suffered an angina attack and was taken to hospital yesterday.

Water saving advice at shows

The Westmorland Gazette: Wessex Water scheme at Kingston St Mary

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

UNITED Utilities will be attending a number of Cumbrian events this summer to provide advice on how to save water and money.

Shed fire in Burneside

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:10pm Sunday 27th July 2014

ONE woman was taken to hospital and a man suffered smoke inhalation in a shed fire in Burneside yesterday.

Homeless people tale Dickens classic on tour

The Westmorland Gazette: G 6/8/03: Author Charles Dickens, aged 47 (5323938)

12:40pm Sunday 27th July 2014

HOMELESS people in Lancaster are to take their unique version of a Dickens classic story on tour, thanks to £13,000 European Social Fund cash.

Motorcyclist flown to hospital after A591 crash

The Westmorland Gazette: Great North Air Ambulance

9:15am Sunday 27th July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was airlifted to hospital after a crash with a car in the Lake District yesterday.

Police investigate Arnside burglaries

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:10am Sunday 27th July 2014

CUMBRIA Police are investigating two incidents of burglary in the Arnside area.

Police use Tasers 81 times in one year

The Westmorland Gazette: More frontline police to be armed with Taser guns?

7:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

POLICE in Cumbria used Tasers 81 times last year, according to a new report.

Cumbria Police are 'good' but MP is worried about cuts

The Westmorland Gazette: Richard Rhodes

9:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

CUMBRIA Police has been rated as ‘good’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies (HMIC), having achieved the required savings and performing well in the first three years of its spending review.

Warning as pet dog dies after swimming in River Kent - blue-green algae suspected to be cause

The Westmorland Gazette: Environment Agency inspect beck

9:33am Saturday 26th July 2014

PEOPLE are being warned to be vigilant about where they allow their pets to swim after a dog died after swimming in the River Kent.

Cash available to help South Lakes flood victims

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:10am Saturday 26th July 2014

DOZENS of South Lakeland people affected by last winter’s flooding could be eligible for grants to help protect them in future.

Farron presses minister for surgery support

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

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

LAKES MP Tim Farron has met with health minister Earl Howe as he seeks to keep two Lake District doctors’ surgeries open.

A590 between Ulverston and Swarthmoor reopens following collision

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

7:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A MAJOR road in south Cumbria has reopened following a collision.

MP Tim Farron backs citizen lessons

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

6:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has joined Green MP Caroline Lucas to propose a bill to improve citizenship classes in schools.

Top brass band head for south Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette: National Success as Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra wins gold

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE award-winning Grimethorpe Colliery Band, which was catapulted to worldwide fame through the 1996 hit movie Brassed Off, will play at the Forum Theatre, Barrow, on September 20 as part of a UK tour.

Golf captain's day raises cancer aid

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

WINDERMERE Golf Club held a Lady Captain’s day and raised more than £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Bright yellow canoe stolen from boat on Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette: Lake Windermere

9:39am Saturday 26th July 2014

A BRIGHT yellow canoe was stolen from a boat moored on Windermere, said police.

Schools lose 189 years of experience

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

TEACHERS at Kendal’s two top secondary schools who have almost 200 years’ experience between them have retired.

Blue-green algae detected in Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette: Blue green algae like that found in Rishton Reservoir

5:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

SWIMMERS are urged to be cautious after the Environment Agency made a dangerous discovery in Windermere.

Devil's Bridge tombstoners will be prosecuted, say police

The Westmorland Gazette: Devil's Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale

4:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

Anybody who tombstones off the deadly Devil's Bridge could face prosecution for their 'senseless and dangerous' actions, say police.

Monkey on the loose in Furness

The Westmorland Gazette: A full size white-headed capuchin monkey in Costa Rica

2:48pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MONKEY has been spotted in a resident's back garden in Dalton.

Eight hour snarl-up on M6 after lorry cement spill

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

MOTORISTS were stranded in their cars for eight hours last night after chaos struck on the M6 on one of the warmest days of the year.

Marketing agency in running for two top awards

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:49pm Friday 25th July 2014

A KENDAL web, design and marketing agency has been shortlisted for two awards.

Lock it or lose it in the hot weather, say police

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

1:29pm Friday 25th July 2014

PEOPLE enjoying the weather in their gardens are being warned of would-be-thieves.

Public warned of 'legal high' dangers

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

1:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE public is being warned of the dangers of ‘legal highs’ by police.

James Cropper reports post-tax profits rise

The Westmorland Gazette: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

11:13am Friday 25th July 2014

BURNESIDE papermaking company James Cropper has reported an after-tax profits increase – thanks to strong US sales.

Council fury over being 'forced' to quit historic building

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

ULVERSTON town councillors have accused South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) of ‘forcing’ them out of the town hall they have used for 120 years.

Swallows and Amazons star to introduce updated version of famous film

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

ONE of the stars of the original Swallows and Amazons movie will be introducing the newly digitally remastered film at a special showing next month.

Teenager rescued after fall on Duke of Edinburgh walk

The Westmorland Gazette: Cleveland Mountain Rescue

4:47pm Friday 25th July 2014

PATTERDALE Mountain Rescue Team were called into action to rescue a 17-year-old on a Duke of Edinburgh expedition.

Three car pile up on M6 causes delays

The Westmorland Gazette: Collison causes M6 disruption

3:44pm Friday 25th July 2014

A three car pile up on the M6 has caused a traffic jam.

Greater protection for victims of domestic abuse

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:08pm Friday 25th July 2014

LANCASHIRE Constabulary is offering more protection to victims of domestic abuse than ever before with the introduction of Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs).

Summer fun fairs at the Glebe in Bowness

The Westmorland Gazette: Scarlet and her mum enjoying a ride on the carousel at Tatton Park this month

3:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

TWO summer fun fairs are coming to Bowness this weekend to help raise funds for good causes.




What's on

Imaginative Four Elements gets the music flowing at Theatre by the Lake (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 9:30am Sat 26 Jul 14

Improvisations on Stravinsky’s thrilling Firebird, a cello sonata by Vivaldi and scorching tangos from across the…

Local folk musician to host acoustic fundraiser at Kendal gallery (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 12:43pm Thu 24 Jul 14

LOCAL folk singer Brendan Lewes is holding a second fund raising gig at the Josefina Gallery in Kendal on Sunday.

Ulverston pub to hold all-day music festival (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 12:42pm Thu 24 Jul 14

THE King’s Head in Ulverston will be hosting an all day music festival with King Fest on Saturday.

Silverdale duo Aquilo gear up for Kendal Calling (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 12:27pm Thu 24 Jul 14

METALLICA, Dolly Parton and an abandoned dog may have been the big talking points of this year’s Glastonbury –…

Gig Guide July 24-30 (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 12:24pm Thu 24 Jul 14

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Limehouse Lizzy. Burgundys, Kendal: Steve Oakes Quartet. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk…

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