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Five Lib Dems who missed Kendal supermarket vote give reasons for no show

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:03am Wednesday 1st October 2014

FIVE Liberal Democrat councillors absent for a crunch vote over a new supermarket for Kendal have been giving their reasons for missing the meeting.

Parents' anguish over death fall payout

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:59am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE heartbroken parents of a boy who fell to his death while on the trip of a lifetime have been handed an out-of-court settlement after a two year struggle.

Major review of Morecambe Bay's healthcare has cost taxpayers more than £3 million

10:04am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A REVIEW of Morecambe Bay’s healthcare has cost taxpayers more than £3million since it began two years ago.

Remains of flooded Mardale village re-emerge after exceptionally dry spell

The Westmorland Gazette: WG 25/09/2014
Photo: Allan Bovill

Haweswater Reservoir. (10744195)

9:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

REMAINS of Mardale village are surfacing from Haweswater reservoir due to the exceptionally dry weather.

Sneak preview this Saturday of Comic Art Festival

The Westmorland Gazette: National newspaper cartoonist helps create mascot for next Lakes International Comic Art Festival

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

COMIC art lovers are being encouraged to head to Kendal town centre on Saturday to get information about the upcoming art festival.

Police clamp down on Cumbrian motorists dodging tax and insurance

The Westmorland Gazette: Speeding drivers snared in Abbots Langley police crackdown

11:24am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE across the county have joined up with the DVLA to clamp down on motorists who dodge tax and insurance.

Hunt on for Ambleside man missing after failing to arrive at his destination

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:17am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN AMBLESIDE man is being sought by police after failing to arrive in Carlisle as planned.

South Lakes charity to host fund-raising gala dinner

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:46am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SOUTH Lakes charity is to host a gala dinner to raise money for its work with carers of all ages.

Glenridding residents meet to discuss controversial zip wire plans

The Westmorland Gazette: Greenside Mine at Glenridding.  (10786250)

10:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ADVENTURE company Treetop Trek is on the hunt for a Lake District location to install a new zip wire attraction.

Carnforth mayor decision will be left until 2015

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE question of whether Carnforth needs a mayor is to be decided in the middle of next year.

Next phase of Adventure Capital vision launched in Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:45am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CUMBRIA Tourism and its partners launched Cumbria’s Adventure Capital UK Action Plan for 2014-16.

Closure is still likely for village surgeries

The Westmorland Gazette: Concerned patients pack in to Hawkshead's Market Hall

5:49pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ALMOST 200 concerned patients heard the threat of closure still hung over their village surgery.

Windermere shop worker won 'modest' amounts of cash from thousands of pounds worth of stolen lottery tickets

The Westmorland Gazette: Paul Bush of Windermere leaving magistrates court Kendal after admitting stealing thousands of pounds worth of lottery tickets. (10736503)

1:44pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SHOP worker who won 'very modest' amounts of cash from thousands of pounds worth of stolen National Lottery tickets has escaped a prison sentence.

Police officer leaves others trailing behind

The Westmorland Gazette: (10894983)

8:57pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PEDALLING PC has stormed into the lead in the 2014 Cycle Challenge.

Food composting bins on offer for South Lakeland residents

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BINS for composting food waste are being offered at a cut price to South Lakeland householders.

Cancer awareness event

5:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A JOINT event to promote the awareness of prostate cancer is being held in the Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands, on Thursday October 16, from 10am until 2pm. The event – which is free to attend - has been jointly organised by the Rotary Club of Grange, as part of its Community Involvement Programme, and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

Water power for Lakes cars

5:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE Langdale Estate is adding to its award-winning sustainability credentials by generating sufficient electricity via a new water wheel to power its two electric Twizy cars which are hired out to guests. The estate recently partnered with the University of Cumbria to install the new water wheel. It is hoped that in the future the water wheel will create enough electricity to also power the estate’s biomass boiler.

Prostate awareness event in Grange

The Westmorland Gazette: Prostate cancer cell

4:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A JOINT event to raise awareness of prostate cancer is being held next month in Grange-over-Sands.

Dragon boat regatta raises charity cash

The Westmorland Gazette: Paddlers for Life Windermere team including breast cancer survivors and supporters. They paddled the fastest 200 metre time of the day of one minute and four seconds.

4:37pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A BRAVE team of cancer battlers is preparing to cross The Pond to paddle against an international field of dragon boaters.

Leighton Hall up for tourism award

4:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

LEIGHTON Hall, near Carnforth, and Morecambe's art deco Midland Hotel are among the finalists in this year's Lancashire Tourism Awards.

Tesco plan for Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Council hosts key business event

3:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

TESCO Stores Ltd has lodged a planning application with South Lakeland District Council to make alterations to the former Milletts store at 26-28 Highgate, Kendal.

Delegates gather in the Dales

The Westmorland Gazette: COMMUNITY WAIT: Residents in Hawes face an extended wait before receiving discounts at the petrol pump.

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DELEGATES from all over Britain will be coming to the Yorkshire Dales next month for a conference aimed at getting young people involved in caring for the UK's national parks.

Cumbrian drivers warned over tyre safety in wet weather

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:53pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CUMBRIA Police are supporting a national initiative on tyre safety in wet weather conditions in a bid to reduce to the number of road collisions across the county.

Routine repairs will lead to lane closures on M6 through Cumbria in coming weeks

The Westmorland Gazette: Revealed - list of roads to be repaired in town

12:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DRIVERS using the M6 through Cumbria are being advised that routine repairs will result in lane one and hard shoulder closures over the next few weeks.

Kendal street to close for water work

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:52am Tuesday 30th September 2014

LOWTHER Street in Kendal will close on Sunday (October 5) to allow a contractor for United Utilities to carry out a new water connection.

MP back in saddle to connect with constituents

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:20am Tuesday 30th September 2014

FURNESS MP John Woodcock is getting back on his bike to meet voters in front rooms across Furness.

Lakes film showcases spectacular national park landscapes

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:21am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SPECIAL four-minute film set in the Lake District highlights how a renowned award scheme promotes adventure and understanding of spectacular landscapes.

Kendal couple celebrate diamond wedding

The Westmorland Gazette: CELEBRATION: George and Jean Poole celebrating their diamond wedding at their home

9:51am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SNOWBALL fight that sparked a friendship developed into a marriage that has lasted 60 years.

Newly restored sight is icing on cake for Grange great-gran

The Westmorland Gazette: Marjorie Pickles can enjoy baking again after cataract treatment.

9:06am Tuesday 30th September 2014

GREAT-grandmother Marjorie Pickles is baking again after cataract treatment restored her sight.

Quad left with 'significant' damage after attempted theft from farm yard

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:11am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A QUAD bike stolen from a farm yard near Sedbergh has been located nearby with 'significant' damage, say police.

Recycling bins to be switched

The Westmorland Gazette: REPRIEVE: The Llangadog waste and recycling centre will now remain open for the next 12 months.

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

RECYCLING centres across South Lakeland are getting new containers.

South Lakes paper mill workers celebrate 250 years' service

The Westmorland Gazette: CREAM OF THE CROPPERS: Left to right: Phil Wild, Terry Morgan, Geoff Shepherd, Dave Watson, Ian Davis, Mark Cropper, Chris Rodway, Helena Weiss and Sir James Cropper.

6:02am Tuesday 30th September 2014

SIX James Cropper employees with nearly 250 years of service between them have been honoured for their dedication to the Burneside mill.

'Colour Dash' to come to Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Lynsey and her two sons before the Morecambe event

1:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE 'Color Run' phenomenon has taken all the big cities by storm, with runners raising cash while being pelted with powdered paint.

Vintage bike hits car and fails to stop

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A VINTAGE motorcycle failed to stop after hitting a car near Coniston.

Police investigate theft from inside a village church

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:43am Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE are investigating an incident of theft from inside a coastal village's parish church.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after three vehicle crash at Newby Bridge

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A STRETCH of the A592 is closed following a traffic collision.

Teenage swimming sensation wins open water race

The Westmorland Gazette: Great North Swim, Lake Windermere

6:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A 14 year old destroyed the competition at an open water swimming event.

Police appeal for witnesses after two cars damaged

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:26am Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two cars were damaged in Kendal.

Halted viaduct work generates noise complaint from Dales resident

The Westmorland Gazette: Wayne Reddyhough complains about the noise levels from work being under taken on the Clapham Viaduct. (10229458)

8:19pm Monday 29th September 2014

AN EXASPERATED householder has demanded to know why repair work on a Craven railway viaduct came to a halt four months ago - and why a generator on the site is still going 24 hours a day.

Equine giants and their handlers shine at second Bouth Heavy Horse Show

The Westmorland Gazette: BEST FRIENDS: Four year old Ruby Gray with her horse Spencer preparing for young handlers at The Heavy Horse show, Old Hall Farm, Bouth.

7:18pm Monday 29th September 2014

TRADITIONAL farm demonstrations were among highlights at the Heavy Horse Show held at Old Hall Farm, Bouth, on Saturday.

Third time still unlucky for Ingleton church roof as lottery bid fails

The Westmorland Gazette: (10892156)

5:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

A DISAPPOINTED Dales congregation will have to put up with a leaking church roof for a while longer after their pleas for cash to mend it fell on deaf ears.

Choir escapes war zone to perform in South Lakeland thanks to intervention from local MP

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:35pm Monday 29th September 2014

A CHOIR has escaped a war zone to perform in Kirkby Lonsdale thanks to the intervention of a South Lakes MP.

Thieves take quad bike from farm in Sedbergh

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:03pm Monday 29th September 2014

THIEVES took an Arctic Cat quad bike from a farm in the Howgills area of Sedbergh between 10pm on Sunday and 10.30am today (Monday).

Two motorists left with 'serious injuries' after head-on collision in Carnforth

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:45pm Monday 29th September 2014

TWO motorists were left with ‘serious injuries’ after a head-on collision in Carnforth.

Heaviest marrow goes on display

The Westmorland Gazette: Chris Sands (left) and David Nevin (right) with their winning marrows

3:17pm Monday 29th September 2014

GLASGOW'S David Nevin smashed all previous records to claim the heaviest marrow at the Sawrey Marrow Show.

Vandals damage tennis courts in Burton-in-Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

2:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

VANDALS have caused £500 worth of damage to tennis courts in Burton by removing more than 20 coping stones from the surrounding wall and smashing them around the courts.

Vintage effort raises nearly £8k for cancer charity

The Westmorland Gazette: TRACTOR ON TRACK: Peter Myers drives the 1953 Ferguson on its sponsored run

2:24pm Monday 29th September 2014

A VINTAGE tractor has helped raise £7,987 for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Major contract awarded to tackle Cumbria's hazardous nuclear waste legacy

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

A CONTRACT worth hundreds of millions of pounds has been awarded to help clean up the legacy of hazardous nuclear waste at Sellafield in West Cumbria.

Co-op - good with community

The Westmorland Gazette: Store pledges more local involvement

11:15am Monday 29th September 2014

THE Co-operative food store in High Bentham is being transformed with a £330,000 investment.

Underspend helps ensure district council finances in good order, say auditors

The Westmorland Gazette: Authority provides 'good value for money'

10:46am Monday 29th September 2014

SOUTH Lakeland District Council provides value for money for residents, according to an audit report.




What's on

Rising artistic talent Daniel Cooper back on the exhibition trail (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 6:19pm Tue 30 Sep 14

DANIEL Cooper is without doubt a talent on the ascent.

Haydn’s Mass in Time of War is centrepiece of Haffner Orchestra's opening concert of new season (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 10:20am Sat 27 Sep 14

Lancaster’s Haffner Orchestra opens its new season on Saturday, November 15.

Catherine MacDiarmid (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 4:34pm Wed 24 Sep 14

CATHERINE MacDiarmid is one of the region's finest portrait artists.

Kendal Millennium Youth Choir and Otto Voce share the choral stage (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 3:16pm Wed 24 Sep 14

KENDAL Millennium Youth Choir is staging a joint concert under the banner of Two For The Price of One with Tracie…

Talented percussionist lands this year's prestigious Keldwyth Award (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 11:18am Wed 24 Sep 14

THIS year's Keldwyth Award Final was held at Grange-over-Sands' Victoria Hall.

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