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South Lakes crematorium plan turned down

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:24pm Thursday 30th October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a crematorium to be built at Beetham Hall have been rejected by councillors this morning.

Kendal widow defrauded out of £20,000

The Westmorland Gazette: SANTANDER BANK KENDAL (12073989)

1:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A WIDOW from Kendal has been scammed out of £20,000 after falling victim to a manipulative telephone fraudster.

UPDATE: Road opened after crash on A65

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:48pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE A65 between Hornsbarrow and Spittal Bridge has reopened following a crash.

Ulverston councillors set to discuss 'seagull problem'

The Westmorland Gazette: ULVERSTON SEAGULL PROBLEM.  According to local residents and councillors, seagulls are becoming a problem in Ulverston town centre. (11948453)

1:36pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ULVERSTON has been besieged by 'threatening' seagulls which cause noise and leave mess, say councillors and residents.

Photography project will help people with dementia

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 30th 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.

Protestors hand over petition opposing on street parking charges in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: NO ON STREET PARKING PETITION.  Pictured outside County Hall are (clockwise from bottom left), Barbara Studholme, Keith Bracey, Brian Harrison, and Simon Thomas handing over a petition against proposed on-street parking in Kendal. (11992548)

12:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PETITION signed by nearly 300 residents and businesses opposed to the controversial introduction of on-street parking charges in Kendal was handed in at County Hall on Monday.

Men on the Memorial grant boost

The Westmorland Gazette: SKELSMERGH WW1 HERITAGE LOTTERY GRANT.  Pictured are Tony Cousins, Parish Historian, and Helen Atkinson, Church Warden beside the lychgate of the Church of St. John the Baptist, Skelsmergh - the church council has been awarded £5900 from the Heritag

10:49am Thursday 30th October 2014

SKELSMERGH Parochial Church Council (PCC) has received £5,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support ‘The Men on the Memorial’ project.

Grasmere lake shore cycle plan given green light despite opponents' claim it will destroy peace of area

The Westmorland Gazette: BRIDLEWAY: District and parish councillor Vivienne Rees is urging locals to have their say on plans to convert part of a 'well-loved footpath' from Grasmere lake shore to White Moss into a bridleway.

10:12am Thursday 30th October 2014

MECHANICAL diggers began working on a new bridleway along a stretch of Grasmere's lake shore less than 24 hours after it was approved.

Kendal bodybuilder pumped up after defeat

The Westmorland Gazette: (12080703)

9:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

AFTER months of dedication and hard work a former bodybuilding Miss World spoke of her disappointment at coming third in a national competition but vowed to compete again.

Family and dog rescued by rope from notorious Lake District fell

The Westmorland Gazette: Cleveland Mountain Rescue

1:07pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A FAMILY had to be rescued yesterday after getting stuck on an exposed and "dangerous" Lake District fell.

Police investigate attempted break-ins at South Cumbrian stable blocks

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:48am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO attempted break-ins in South Cumbria are being investigated by police.

Nominate an unsung hero to receive a bouquet of flowers

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:18am Thursday 30th October 2014

THERE is still time to nominate an unsung hero to receive a beautiful bouquet.

Autumnwatch comes to the region for second year running

The Westmorland Gazette: Richard Cousens (12078277)

9:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

A POPULAR North Lancashie nature reserve is playing host to a BBC flagship show for the second year running.

Two Cumbrian MPs fight for future of Furness Line in Westminster Hall debate

The Westmorland Gazette: Tim Farron MP

8:27am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO of Cumbria's leading MPs put their political allegiances aside to call for a secure future on threatened direct trains between Furness, the South Lakes and Manchester.

Hotel scoops award for Facebook campaign

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:32am Thursday 30th October 2014

A FAMILY-run boutique hotel triumphed against household names such as Evian and Aldi at an awards ceremony.

Kirkby Lonsdale parking machines 'useless' after being sprayed with expanding foam

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

7:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

PARKING machines in Kirkby Lonsdale have been rendered 'useless' after being vandalised with expanding foam, say police.

Plans to axe 1,800 jobs at Cumbria County Council branded 'an act of vandalism'

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria County Council

7:13am Thursday 30th October 2014

PLANS to axe 1,800 jobs at Cumbria County Council (CCC) over the next three years have been branded a ‘devastating blow’ and ‘an act of vandalism’ by unions.

Settle singer John Newman nominated for award

The Westmorland Gazette: John Newman

6:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

CHART-topping Settle singer John Newman has been nominated for ‘Best Push’ at this year’s MTV EMA Awards.

Historical novelist is set to open fair

The Westmorland Gazette: (11856366)

3:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

EDEN author Deborah Swift will open this year’s Warton Annual Fair in aid of North West Cancer Research (NWCR).

Have a say on Kendal homes

1:48pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PEOPLE are being asked for their views on plans to build a housing development in Kendal.

Lifeline Windermere bus route ends tomorrow

1:36pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A LIFELINE bus that serves the people of Windermere will stop running tomorrow (October 31).

New jobs hope for Eden

9:22am Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW £30,000 study could help pave the way for more jobs and housing in Eden.

Car vandalised while parked on Kendal road

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CAR has been vandalised while parked on a Kendal road.

Lake District woman completes 40 challenges at 40

The Westmorland Gazette: (11909541)

8:32am Thursday 30th October 2014

A KENDAL woman who set out to complete 40 things at the age of 40 has ticked her final challenge off the list.

Tragic car crash death of Holme teenager may have been caused by "inexperience"

5:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A CORONER believes it was "inexperience" that caused a two vehicle crash that led to the death of a teenage motorist.

Burnt-down sports pavilion, open-air swimming pool and revamp at cricket club: Sport England's £275,000 gift to South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette: Celebrating news of Sport England windfall are from left Dallam Swimming Club committee member Juliet Townsend, vice chair Drusilla Pickthall and treasurer Glennis Sharpe.

4:14pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN HISTORIC sports pavilion destroyed by arson two years ago is to rebuilt thanks to a £150,000 Sport England grant.

Nominate an unsung hero

2:09pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THERE is still time to nominate an unsung hero to receive a beautiful bouquet.

Windermere councillors hit back at Cumbria County Council for 'discrimination' over parking charges

1:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

COUNCILLORS have hit back at Cumbria County Council for 'discriminating' against Windermere and its traders with proposed differences in the cost of on-street parking charges.

NatWest announces plans to shut its Milnthorpe and Sedbergh branches by early next year

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

NATWEST says a decline in footfall was the reason behind plans to close its Milnthorpe and Sedbergh branches.

Former Milnthorpe soldier assaulted off duty police officer, court hears

11:47am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FORMER soldier used his legs to clamp a police officer in a headlock after taking his mother's car without permission and drunkenly driving around the streets of Kendal, a court heard.

Seat is finishing touch for preserved Orrest Drive green

The Westmorland Gazette: Members of the Orrest Drive 'Save The Green Committee' gather to thank the people who supported their campaign to save a small portion of parkland in Windermere.  Pictured front are Christine Butterwick, Joyce Hatley, and Dorothy Gorton of the com

9:53am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE preservation of a much-loved green has culminated in the purchase of a new park bench.

Cloisters repairs to be discussed

9:46pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

COUNCILLORS are to discuss repairs to the Cloisters in Kirkby Stephen's Market Square after a vehicle rolled into them on October 11.

Flooding meeting

6:45pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A PUBLIC meeting will be held to discuss flooding problems near a South Lakeland village.

Invasion of the zombies at Hawkshead Village

6:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE Hawkshead store in the Lake District village will be hosting an autumn/winter fashion show with a scary twist for Hallowe’en on Friday.

It's time to plug in

6:04pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

PERMISSION is being sought from South Lakeland District Council to install two electric vehicle charging points on the main car park at Burton Services off the M6 motorway.

UPDATE: Delays on M6 at Junction 37 after three vehicle collision

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO people were airlifted to hospital after a three vehicle collision on the M6, J36, on Wednesday.

Award hope for project

2:33pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GREEN scheme to help South Lakeland residents recycle their food waste has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Witness appeal after schoolboy assaulted on train to Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:08pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BRITISH Transport Police have released images of a man they want to speak to after a schoolboy was hit around the head on a train to Kendal.

Vicky Pryce gives Kendal talk on Euro

1:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ECONOMIC expert and government adviser Vicky Pryce visited Kendal to give a talk on 'Prospects for the Euro’ to the Cumbria and North Lancashire branch of Forward in Europe.

Eden church gets £25,000 grant to fund essential repairs

12:28pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ST Michael's Parish Church at Kirkby Thore is to get a £25,000 grant towards urgent fabric repair work from a fund of almost £1 million that helps to save important heritage sites.

Experts to discuss CAP payment changes at Agri Expo

12:01pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

COMMON Agricultural Policy experts will be on hand to give advice about new farm payments at the Borderway Agri Expo in Carlisle tomorrow (Friday).

Helen Skelton to host charity event in Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette: Presenter Helen Skelton, who will leave Blue Peter at the end of September

1:34pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TELEVISION presenter Helen Skelton is returning to Cumbria to host a charity ball in aid of two cancer charities.

Royal Albert Hall style Festival of Remembrance to kick off WW1 commemorations in Ulverston

9:40am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A ROYAL Albert Hall style Festival of Remembrance concert kicks off World War One commemorations in Ulverston's Coronation Hall next Friday (November 7).

Gala dinner raises cash for South Lakeland Carers

The Westmorland Gazette: (From left):  Chair of South Lakeland Carers Dorothy Lowndes, fundraising officer Janice Benson and director Steve Pollard at the gala dinner

7:05am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AROUND 100 guests attended the annual South Lakeland Carers’ Gala Dinner at the Castle Green Hotel.

Man passed counterfeit notes, court told

12:41pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A MAN from Liverpool had admitted spending fake banknotes in South Cumbria.

Oxenholme man, 28, who possessed indecent images of children, told to sign sex offenders' register

The Westmorland Gazette: Court Report - January 3, 2014

12:32pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN OXENHOLME man who admitted making a number of indecent photographs, including of children as young as two, will have to sign the sex offenders' register for the next five years.

South Lakes children feast on home grown soups

The Westmorland Gazette: Stramongate Primary school pupils (front), Daisy Garnett, Ben Forshaw and Eve Hunter with Chris Bagge, freelance gardener for Chestnut Events with their soup made from their own vegetables.

6:47pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CHILDREN at two South Lakeland schools enjoyed soup celebrations after harvesting their very own vegetables.

Big Dogs Breakfast fundraiser at Kendal pet store

The Westmorland Gazette: (11974710)

5:36pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

STAFF at Kendal’s Pets at Home store are hosting a breakfast event to raise money for Dogs for the Disabled.

Fifty bags of old clothes donated in Carnforth.

5:28pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

AROUND 50 bags of old clothes have been donated to British Heart Foundation collection bins in Carnforth, the town's civic hall committee heard. People are to be thanked for their generosity with a message on the town's noticeboards, councillors agreed.

Grant for Eden charity

5:24pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CUMBRIA Council for Voluntary Service in Eden has been awarded £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to work with partners to deliver a package of support including publicity, events and training to equip VCSE organisations with the skills and knowledge to secure European funding for good quality projects.




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Settle singer John Newman nominated for award (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 6:40am Thu 30 Oct 14

CHART-topping Settle singer John Newman has been nominated for ‘Best Push’ at this year’s MTV EMA Awards.

Disabled Cambodian dance group to perform at Eden venue (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 3:05pm Thu 30 Oct 14

A VILLAGE hall in the heart of Eden will be the only Cumbrian venue hosting a performance by an international group…

North Cumbrian metal band set to release debut album (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 1:41pm Wed 29 Oct 14

CARLISLE-based metal band Die No More are set to release their debut album ‘Elected Evil’ on Monday.

Headline (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 9:24am Mon 27 Oct 14

THIS year's centenary of the start of World War One has inspired thousands of Britons to look back 100 years.

Oliver! heads to Kendal (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 4:56pm Sat 25 Oct 14

FOLLOWING the success of last year's production of The Sound of Music, Kendal Amateur Operatic Society (KAOS) is…

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