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Double killer in unprecedented legal bid to inherit estate of his victims

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A LANDSCAPE gardener who knifed to death his girlfriend and six-year-old son has appeared in court fighting to inherit their estate.

Lakeland museum to have hidden treasures featured in TV show

The Westmorland Gazette: Drew Pritchard (right) with museum operations manager Chris Lowe

10:34am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MODERN day treasure hunter Drew Pritchard will be delving into the Lakeland Motor Museum’s collection of motoring memorabilia in search of some hidden gems, in a new programme due to hit TV screens next month.

Witnesses sought after fatal collision close to Ingleborough National Nature Reserve

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to the public to help with information following an attack in Northallerton

10:33am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was killed in a collision close to the Ingleborough Nature Reserve.

Green campaigners meet in Windermere as part of global event

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

WINDERMERE yesterday became part of a global campaign on climate change with an event on Queen Adelaide’s Hill.

Mountain bike stolen from outside forest visitor centre

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:35am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A MOUNTAIN bike has been stolen from outside the visitor centre at Grizedale forest.

Gate rammed by logging tractor as thieves attempt to make off with it

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:25am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A GATE was rammed by thieves as they attempted to steal a logging tractor from Kearstwick, near Kirkby Lonsdale.

'Social network' for dog owners launched in South Lakes

The Westmorland Gazette: Sarah Edwards from New Hutton, the founder of new canine network MuttMates

9:03am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A PASSIONATE dog owner who moved to the South Lakes last year has launched a 'social network' for canine lovers.

Mountaineer inspires teens battling cancer

The Westmorland Gazette: Staveley''s Leo Houlding and David Wright. Courtesy of Tiree Dawson photography.

9:02am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A SOUTH Lakes business has joined forces with one of Britain’s top climbers to host a ‘fun day’ for the families of teenage cancer victims.

Youngsters team up to help plant trust's tree

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

FUNDS for Trees trustee Russell Ball, who is cycling from Land’s End to John O’ Groats, stopped off at Stramongate School, in Kendal, last Friday afternoon.

Calls for devolution south of the border

5:59pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A PAIR of Cumbrian MPs have called for more powers to be handed to communities after Scotland voted to stay in the UK on the promise of further devolution.

Two premises broken into and one vehicle damaged overnight at Kendal industrial estate

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:12pm Monday 22nd September 2014

TWO commercial premises within yards of each other were broken into on Thursday night.

Car suffers damage while parked in South Lakes lay-by, say police

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

4:51pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A CAR left in a lay-by has suffered damage, say police.

MP Tim Farron happy with Scotland vote

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

4:38pm Monday 22nd September 2014

SCOTLAND’S no vote to independence has been welcomed by Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron.

Bowness holiday park takes centre stage on primetime TV show hosted by Keith Lemon

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A SOUTH Lakes holiday park has appeared on a primetime TV show which aired on Saturday night to almost four million viewers.

Plant machinery stolen from industrial site near Sedbergh

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

2:48pm Monday 22nd September 2014

PLANT machinery has been stolen from an industrial site at Cautley, near Sedbergh.

Cat dies after being caught in snare in South Lakes village

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

2:31pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A CAT has died after being caught in a snare in Coniston.

Charity launches bid to raise £5,000 for Romanian children

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A CHARITY known for its Christmas shoebox appeal is now calling for something a little more unusual in a bid to help poverty-stricken Romanian youngsters get an education.

Hospital trust to be given 'extra support' as it battles its way out of special measures

The Westmorland Gazette: Share your experiences at Furness General with us

11:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE trust that runs Morecambe Bay's hospitals is to get extra support as it battles its way out of 'special measures'.

Dog tale series is a huge hit for Windermere pensioner

The Westmorland Gazette: Eunice Ogden with her dog Henry

10:38am Monday 22nd September 2014

IT STARTED as a way for her French-speaking grandchildren living thousands of miles away to learn English.

Home extension rejected at Chapel Stile

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:37pm Monday 22nd September 2014

PLANS for a home extension and garden room have been branded ‘horrendous’ by planners who rejected them on the grounds of size, scale and appearance.

Stone added to cairn that honours United Kingdom

The Westmorland Gazette: Councillor Ben Berry is very much in support of the Union

9:51am Monday 22nd September 2014

SOUTH Lakes councillor Ben Berry added a stone from Windermere to thousands others from around the globe as a symbol of Scotland’s role within the United Kingdom.

Police appeal for information after spree of hit and runs follows 'serious' assault at caravan park

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:55am Monday 22nd September 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted before a series of hit and run incidents took place.

Two arrested after pair spotted stealing from back of van

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:35am Monday 22nd September 2014

ARRESTS have been made after a pair were spotted stealing from the back of a van parked in Oxenholme.

Coffee morning in aid of cancer charity

The Westmorland Gazette: St Mary's Laisterdyke Table Top Sale

9:35am Monday 22nd September 2014

A COFFEE and tea afternoon will take place at St Mary’s Hall, Bolton-le-Sands, on Friday, September 26, between 2.30pm and 4.30pm in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

Bake a cake for Glenn

7:17am Monday 22nd September 2014

A CONTESTANT from BBC One’s Great British Bake Off is appealing for people across the area to bake this autumn or hold a bake sale – for a good cause.

Paper makers boost charity

The Westmorland Gazette: Fund-raisers from James Cropper paper makers hand over the cheque

7:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

FITNESS fanatics from a specialist Burneside paper makers took part in a grubby physical test in aid of St John’s Hospice.

Hawes teenager hailed a hero after helping to rescue livestock from blazing barn

The Westmorland Gazette: RESCUE: Tyler Scarr, from Hawes in North Yorkshire who ran into a blazing barn to rescue terrified cattle

1:57pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire teenager has described the dramatic moment that he and a friend ran into a burning shed to rescue terrified cattle.

Man in life threatening condition after horror crash

The Westmorland Gazette: ACCIDENT SCENE: The Great North Air Ambulance at the site of the accident.

2:08pm Sunday 21st September 2014

AIR ambulance crews fought to save a man's life after a horrific road traffic accident.

Rock climber carried off in full-body vacuum after falling on Great Langdale crag

The Westmorland Gazette: Cleveland Mountain Rescue

11:50am Sunday 21st September 2014

A MAN has had to be carried off a Great Langdale fell in a 'full-body vacuum' after falling four metres.

New minister in charge

10:58am Sunday 21st September 2014

THE new minister with pastoral responsibility for the Methodist Churches at Sandylands, Kirkby Lonsdale and Cowan Bridge was welcomed to her new post at a service at Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church. The Rev Wendy Thornton has been studying for the ministry at St John's College, Durham, and was greeted by a completely full church at her welcome service.

New minister in charge

10:56am Sunday 21st September 2014

THE new minister with pastoral responsibility for the Methodist Churches at Sandylands, Kirkby Lonsdale and Cowan Bridge was welcomed to her new post at a service at Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church. The Rev Wendy Thornton has been studying for the ministry at St John's College, Durham, and was greeted by a completely full church at her welcome service.

New minister in charge

10:55am Sunday 21st September 2014

THE new minister with pastoral responsibility for the Methodist Churches at Sandylands, Kirkby Lonsdale and Cowan Bridge was welcomed to her new post at a service at Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church. The Rev Wendy Thornton has been studying for the ministry at St John's College, Durham, and was greeted by a completely full church at her welcome service.

Member of hospital trust cleaning team scoops up award

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A MEMBER of the cleaning staff at the Morecambe Bay hospital trust has scooped an award for her work.

Pupils get picking down at the fruit farm

The Westmorland Gazette: Around 100kg of fresh fruit and vegetables have been donated for the annual Middlesbrough Town Meal which is being served up tomorrow (Saturday) in the town’s Centre Square from noon to 4pm.

3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

NEW reception class pupils at Over Kellet's Wilson’s Endowed CE School filled their baskets with fruit from a local farmer.

BBC's Autumnwatch to return to Leighton Moss next month

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THE BBC has confirmed it will be returning to Leighton Moss for filming in just over five weeks time.

New minister in charge

10:54am Sunday 21st September 2014

THE new minister with pastoral responsibility for the Methodist Churches at Sandylands, Kirkby Lonsdale and Cowan Bridge was welcomed to her new post at a service at Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church. The Rev Wendy Thornton has been studying for the ministry at St John's College, Durham, and was greeted by a completely full church at her welcome service.

Bus service is saved

The Westmorland Gazette: Tim Farron: Concern over Clinton Cards jobs in Kendal

10:48am Sunday 21st September 2014

A BUS service threatened with closure covering the Cartmel peninsula has been savedreprieved after being threatened with cancellation.

New minister in charge

10:44am Sunday 21st September 2014

THE new minister with pastoral responsibility for the Methodist Churches at Sandylands, Kirkby Lonsdale and Cowan Bridge was welcomed to her new post at a service at Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church. The Rev Wendy Thornton has been studying for the ministry at St John's College, Durham, and was greeted by a completely full church at her welcome service.

Morecambe Bay trust appoints new chairman as it journeys down 'road to improvement'

The Westmorland Gazette: Westmorland General Hospital at Kendal

10:30am Sunday 21st September 2014

A NEW chairman has been appointed at the trust that runs Morecambe Bay's hospitals.

Gordon heads up town band

The Westmorland Gazette: (10285060)

10:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

KIRKBY Lonsdale Brass Band, one of the oldest in the United Kingdom, has appointed Gordon Clough as its new musical director.

Cafe plan for Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Authority to be the host with toast at morning gathering

9:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A CHANGE of use planning application has been lodged with South Lakeland District Council to convert the ground and lower ground floor of a vacant retail unit at 69 Highgate at Kendal into a cafe.

More light shed on iconic World War 1 photograph

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

MORE light has been shed on an iconic First World War photograph showing Kendal Pals in a captured German dugout.

PODIUM: Unsung heroines make big difference in communities

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Tess Hart MBE, Chairman of Cumbria Women of the Year, pays tribute to remarkable and inspiring women in the county.

Villagers join forces to raise cash for Ingleton pool work

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

VILLAGERS are on a mission to raise thousands of pounds to carry out a major refurbishment of their community open-air swimming pool.

Christmas work chance from high street giant

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

LEADING high street retailer Argos is looking for around 300 seasonal workers in the North West to help serve customers during the peak Christmas shopping season.

Man killed at Silverdale after being hit by train

The Westmorland Gazette: British Transport Police

11:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

A MAN has been killed after being hit by a train at Silverdale.

Police issue countywide plea for information after five-vehicle collision on M6

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

12:50pm Saturday 20th September 2014

SEVERAL people were left trapped in their vehicles following a serious crash on the M6.

Kirkby Lonsdale volunteers meet Princess Anne

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS from Kirkby Lonsdale were among the team of Save the Children volunteers and supporters who met HRH Princess Anne.

Windermere Air Cadets are all smiles after a summer of achievement

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

SPIRITS are soaring among cadets at the Windermere Air Cadet Squadron after a summer of achievements.

Normal service resumed after signal issue caused delays on West Coast train line

The Westmorland Gazette: Virgin Trains launches West Coast Main Line legal fight

1:40pm Saturday 20th September 2014

NORMAL service has resumed after an earlier signalling problem caused delays of up to 20 minutes on trains between Lancaster and Carlisle.




What's on

Innovative sequel to Shakespeare's The Tempest set to rock Brewery stage (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 8:10am Sun 21 Sep 14

This Last Tempest is a sequel to The Tempest and begins where Shakespeare left off.

Highly regarded Lakeland theatre aims to widen its appeal (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 10:10am Sat 20 Sep 14

Beetham's Heron Theatre has announced an autumn programme with more music events alongside a wide range of…

Highly respected Lakeland concert society celebrates four decades of top music (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 10:10am Sat 20 Sep 14

Autumn is just around the corner and a new and exciting Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society season beckons.

Acclaimed artist Doug Braithwaite brings The Universe Within to Kendal comic art festival (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 9:40am Sat 20 Sep 14

Action-packed is an oft-used cliché in today’s media.

Ulverston artists show their creative wares (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 10:40am Sun 14 Sep 14

Ulverston Society of Artists Charter Exhibition opens on Tuesday, September 16.

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