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Cumbrian brewery scoops prestigious award

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A CUMBRIAN brewery is flying the flag for the county after its ‘thoroughly modern’ beer scooped a prestigious CAMRA award.

10 weeks in Tanzania sees 19-year-old appeal for volunteers

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A KENDAL teenager who spent ten weeks in Tanzania helping to educate hundreds of people about the importance of water quality has urged those unsure as to their next move in life to consider volunteering.

Grieving daughter to quit village pub

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:40pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A COUPLE who moved to the Lake District to pursue their dream of running a village pub are selling up because of a family tragedy.

Crash shuts A6 in both directions at Bolton-Le-Sands

The Westmorland Gazette: Did you see crash that left woman with "serious" injuries?

5:40pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE A6 in North Lancashire is currently closed on the main road at Bolton-Le-Sands due to a two vehicle collision.

Dip in the road may have misled biker: inquest

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:38pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST killed while driving on the opposite side of the road was simply in ‘the wrong place at the wrong time’, a coroner has concluded.

New hope for future of Lakes tourism centre

The Westmorland Gazette: Three detached houses at Ulverston turned down at appeal

5:33pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A LANDMARK Lake District tourist information centre at risk of closure may yet be kept open for visitors, a meeting was told yesterday.

MP Rory Stewart reports back from trip to Iraq

The Westmorland Gazette: Rory Stewart

5:20pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

PENRITH and Border MP Rory Stewart has returned from a five-day fact-finding mission to Iraq in a bid to gain an understanding about how the UK should tackle the crisis.

Scores of livestock taken from Eden common

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:10pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

SCORES of livestock have been stolen from an Eden common near Kirkby Stephen.

Kendal road flooding problem to be tackled

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WORK to fix the long-running problem of flooding under the railway bridge on Kendal’s Parkside Road is set to begin on September 15 subject to other projects being finalised.

Kendal sure looks blooming good this year, say judges

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:20pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

SUNSHINE and soaring temperatures this summer were the perfect recipe for a fantastic floral spectacular in Kendal.

Driver makes off after crash at South Lakeland zoo

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:15pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MOTORIST who crashed into a car at the South Lakes Sari Zoo made off without stopping.

Bird hotel is the height of chic!

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:07pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHICKENS are checking in to luxury boarding coops near Tewitfield while their owners fly the nest on holiday.

MP calls for call centre probe after Cumbria fire crew ordered to attend emergency incident 100 miles away

The Westmorland Gazette: Tim Farron MP

1:23pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN URGENT review should be launched into a Cheshire fire control centre which handles emergency calls in Cumbria, according to Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron.

Crowd gathers to see sheep flock through Kendal town centre as iconic photo is reproduced

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:50am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BOLD bid to recreate photograph of sheep being herded through Kendal town centre more than 60 years ago has been carried off without a hitch.

Kendal parked car tyres slashed

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

2:55pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TYRES were slashed on a Kendal car on Monday (August 25).

Thousands of pounds worth of wire stolen from South Lakeland industrial estate

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:13am Wednesday 27th August 2014

COPPER wire has been stolen from a South Lakeland industrial estate - to the value of £5,000.

Royal visit announced for Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette: Duchess of Gloucester

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HER Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO is to officially open the Cavendish Wing at St Mary’s Hospice next month.

Kirkby Lonsdale makes bid for share of £50,000 high street cash

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

KIRKBY Lonsdale has entered the Great British High Street competition in the hope of winning a share of £50,000 to support town centre businesses.

Best turnout ever for Ravenstonedale Show

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:26pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

IT was a bumper turnout for Ravenstonedale Show as the event recorded its highest visitor numbers in years.

'Recreation' day at Grasmere

The Westmorland Gazette: Wordsworth’s poetry lessons sold for £8,000

5:22pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DOVE Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum will be recreating a Grasmere event of yesteryear when the attraction stages its September Fair.

Jan adds a dash of colour to Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:06pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

BLOOMING GREAT: Jan Nicholson, of Kendal Hostel, has been winning praise for her efforts to brighten up a little patch of Kendal town centre.

How much rubbish was found on one litter pick in Great Langdale?

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:20pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THIRTY-one volunteers collected 23 bags of rubbish and other trash from the surroundings of Great Langdale on Sunday.

Local nurse answers Sierra Leone Ebola May Day

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:59pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NURSE born in Carnforth has flown to Sierra Leone to help treat Ebola victims.

Bowling club hoping to boost membership after open day

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:24pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HAVERTHWAITE and Leven Valley Bowling Club is looking forward to some new members after a successful open day on Saturday, the first to be held by the club.

No flight of fancy as second osprey pair successfully breed in South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CUMBRIA is now home to three pairs of nesting ospreys as Natural England confirmed the arrival of two chicks at their Roudsea Wood reserve in South Lakeland.

Twenty five employees from fast food chain to help out at Kendal Torchlight

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A NATIONAL fast food chain has stepped up to the plate to provide staff for a popular Kendal event.

Cadet, 18, becomes Cadet Sergeant Major

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:27pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A KENDAL cadet has achieved the rank of Cadet Sergeant Major in the largest military organisation within Cumbria.

iPhone stolen from tourist in Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

2:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Police are appealing for information after an iPhone was stolen in Ulverston.

Sheep health in focus at farm events planned for South Lakes and north Lancs

The Westmorland Gazette: Ben Smith's dog Ben heards the sheep at the English Sheepdog trials (9387719)

7:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SHEEP farmers are being urged to take advantage of two free farm focus events to help them improve productivity and profitability.

For peat's sake! National park boss checks out uplands restoration project

The Westmorland Gazette: LDNPA chief executive Richard Leafe

7:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE head of the Lake District National Park Authority, Richard Leafe, visited Forest Hall Farm in the Shap Fells to learn more about a new technique to restore peatlands in the uplands.

Wedding fair planned for Dalton business

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:10pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FREE wedding fair aims to demonstrate the Furness Peninsula has all couples need to plan their big day.

Barbon Show basks in welcome sunshine

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BARBON Show is always welcoming - but the weekend sunshine ensured it was also one of the warmest of recent years.

Family travels from Poland to honour war hero

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FAMILY from Poland gathered at the north Lancashire grave of a British pilot – 70 years after their relatives saved his life.

Wordsworth inspires book about tourism

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BOOK which hails William Wordsworth’s role in the invention of tourism has been published by a Japanese professor and launched in the Lake District.

Three men in a boat (without a dog) - the bizarre tale of an Ullswater rescue

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:13pm Monday 25th August 2014

THREE men were rescued from Ullswater after becoming stranded on a battery powered inflatable dinghy.

Antiques hunters in Cumbria as popular TV show seeks bargains for Kendal auction

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

EXPERTS from BBC1's Antiques Road Trip programme have been busy unearthing bargains in Cumbria over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Say hello to the best pub north of Birmingham!

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A DENT pub has won a prestigious award for the quality and range of its cider and perry.

Ukraine foster home built with Gazette donations houses 10 refugees

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A FOSTER home in Ukraine run by a Kendal charity and built with donations from Westmorland Gazette readers has taken in 10 refugees from the east of the country.

Moving family tribute to tragic cyclist Jake - his death 'leaves a chasm in the lives of those who knew him'

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:22pm Monday 25th August 2014

THE family of a teenage cyclist who died following a collision with a van in Wasdale have paid a moving tribute to a 'wonderful and loving son'. 

Barrow RNLI lifeboat tows in disabled yacht

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:30am Monday 25th August 2014

VOLUNTEER crewman from the RNLI’s Barrow station launched their all weather lifeboat early this morning (Monday), to rescue a disabled yacht in the Irish Sea.

Police appeal after Lakes sheep theft

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:40am Monday 25th August 2014

FIFTY sheep have been stolen from a Lake District field.

Demolition begins to pave way for improved nuclear submarine facility in Barrow

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:59pm Monday 25th August 2014

BAE Systems has begun to demolish buildings in Barrow as part of a £300m redevelopment programme that will transform the way it builds submarines.

Weekend call outs keep Coniston mountain rescuers busy

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:26pm Monday 25th August 2014

FOURTEEN members of Coniston Mountain Rescue Team went to the assistance of two walkers who got into difficulties while walking in the Coniston Fells on Saturday afternoon.

Aniseed draws out the red squirrels

The Westmorland Gazette: NATURE’S SUCCESS: The red squirrel

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

RED squirrels are having a ball at a Lake District holiday park since aniseed was introduced to their feeding mix this summer – and guests are loving the spectacle.

Nominate your Cumbrian woman of the year

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

THE search is on for an extraordinary woman to bag the title of Cumbria’s Woman of the Year. 

Pair rescued from lake after canoe capsizes

The Westmorland Gazette: Ullswater in the Lake District

10:40am Monday 25th August 2014

TWO canoeists were rescued by a national park rangers’ boat after their craft capsized on Ullswater early yesterday afternoon.

Mintfest returns to Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: The Whalley Range All-Stars were among the big draws at Mintfest 2013 – a new grant means they may be back for more

10:20am Monday 25th August 2014

The incredibly successful international festival of street arts that is Mintfest returns to the streets and and venues of Kendal from Friday to Sunday.

Bike ride helps boost Furness village hall fund

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:24am Monday 25th August 2014

VILLAGERS enjoyed a successful charity bike ride to raise cash for their village hall roof.

Tesco lodges planning application for Kendal store

The Westmorland Gazette: Tesco logo

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

TESCO Stores Ltd has lodged a planning application with South Lakeland District Council to maintain and repair the front of the former Milletts shop in Highgate, Kendal, prior to the business moving in.

Grants available for small community groups

The Westmorland Gazette: Special event aims to recruit volunteers for local organisations and charities

8:00am Monday 25th August 2014

AROUND £11,500 of funding is available for small community groups in the South Lakes and Furness areas for anything they provide that assist older and/or vulnerable adults to remain independent.




What's on

Burneside players return to First World War drama (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 9:10am Sat 23 Aug 14

Following a sell-out run in May, Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society is putting on more performances of The…

Kendal’s parks and public spaces come alive with Mintfest (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 8:30am Sat 23 Aug 14

Mintfest 2014 is ready to swing into action with a towering programme of outdoor theatre and entertainment.

Kendal band Postilion aiming high with release of new single (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 5:04pm Thu 21 Aug 14

THEY may be barely out of their teens but Kendal band Postilion are, in their own words, ‘aiming high’.

Gig Guide August 21-27 (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 4:46pm Thu 21 Aug 14

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Wasted Saints. Burgundys, Kendal: Freddie Garner. Engine Inn, Cark in Cartmel:…

Heron Corn Mill gig for The Cornshed Sisters (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 11:10am Sun 17 Aug 14

THE Cornshed Sisters perform songs which might sound traditional.

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