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Archive - Thursday, 17 April 2003

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  • This week in Gazette history

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  • Village outcry at permit fee rises

    TRADERS in one of the Lake District's most popular and picturesque villages say their businesses are at serious risk in the wake of massive car parking fee increases. read more

  • Equine plans

    OLD wartime airfield buildings are set to disappear if plans for a riding centre are given the go-ahead. read more

  • Mail for troops

    THE Government has announced a free postal service for personnel in the Gulf. read more

  • Record breaking temperatures

    THE scorching weather enjoyed across South Lakeland and Furness saw the thermometer reach a record-breaking 25.1C (77.1F) this week. read more

  • Fiver fetches £750

    A RARE 150-year-old Kendal bank note fetched £720 at auction in London. read more

  • Fire warning issued

    VISITORS to the Lake District National Park this Easter are being urged to take extra care not to accidentally cause fires which could devastate forests and fells and harm wildlife during the present dry spell. read more

  • Litter outcry

    COUNCILLORS in Ulverston are kicking up a stink about the amount of litter in the town. read more

  • New security needed

    WORLD events and the threat of terrorism have made a new secure door entry system at South Lakeland District Council premises even more important, according to the authority. read more

  • Record-breaking micro-beer challenge

    A RECORD-BREAKING ten competitors from across the county took part in the seventh Cumbrian Challenge micro-beer festival sponsored by The Westmorland Gazette, reports Gillian Cowburn. read more

  • New group launches campaign to save building

    A MAMMOTH fund-raising effort has been launched by a newly-formed association to keep a building in the heart of Kendal in community use, reports Mike Addison. read more

  • Roadshow in town

    DUSTY china, ancient silver and a host of old curiosities will be on display at Queen Katherine School, Kendal, when popular BBC series The Antiques Roadshow comes to town on July 24. read more

  • Hedge-hunters wanted

    WILLING hedge-hunters are needed to take part in a summer survey of the region's hedgerows, writes Countryside Reporter Lisa Frascarelli. read more

  • A bit of a flap

    WITHOUT thoughts of rabies or a potential hefty fine former Blue Peter gardener Chris Crowder leapt to the safety of a drowning bat, reports KAREN BARDEN. read more

  • Much ado...

    KENDAL Town Council is to show the quality of its mercy, and help South Lakeland District Council back the Royal Shakespeare Company's visit to Kendal. read more

  • Boost for road safety

    ROAD safety is set to receive a £1 million investment injection over the coming year in Lancashire. read more

  • Cheers greet Prince Charles during visit

    PRINCE Charles was greeted with cheers from school children and members of the public desperate to shake his hand when he visited Barrow last week. read more

  • Cheers greet Prince Charles during visit

    PRINCE Charles was greeted with cheers from school children and members of the public desperate to shake his hand when he visited Barrow last week. read more

  • Rail strike will have little impact in Lakes

    INDUSTRIAL action by railway workers was expected to have little impact on the numbers of people visiting the Lake District over the Easter Bank Holiday. read more

  • Ghostbuster at Muncaster Castle

    April is Tom Fool's time when Muncaster Castle's most famous and proactive phantom comes out to play. read more

  • Fire strike hopes

    FIRE fighters in Cumbria and across the country are being consulted on new proposals which could break the deadlock in the long-running dispute with employers. read more

  • This is your life at Rheged

    POPULAR television programme This is Your Life was transplanted to the Penrith visitor attraction Rheged this week when famous mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington became the subject of Michael Aspel's big red book. read more

  • Marathon effort for charity

    Police officer Steve Broadbent is a veteran of many marathons but he surpassed even his own expectations when he managed to complete the equivalent of eight of the gruelling races in as many days. read more

  • Mountain Festival offers 'The Rock' challenge

    A THRILLING new climbing challenge will be part of the Cumbrian Mountain Festival this Easter. read more

  • Mountain Festival offers 'The Rock' challenge

    A THRILLING new climbing challenge will be part of the Cumbrian Mountain Festival this Easter. read more

  • Buddists secure Lottery funds

    AN ULVERSTON visitor attraction - also the home of many Buddhists - has secured almost £100,000 from the National Lottery. read more

  • Buddists secure Lottery funds

    AN ULVERSTON visitor attraction - also the home of many Buddhists - has secured almost £100,000 from the National Lottery. read more

  • Plea to town

    BOSSES at the world-class Kendal Judo Club are appealing for help in their search for a new and improved base, reports Rachel Kitchen. read more

  • Eighty new jobs hope

    A BID by Asda to expand its Kendal store with the creation of 80 jobs is on the desks of council planners this week. read more

  • Park's management being reviewed

    THE National Park Authority frequently consults people on the many different aspects of its work. At the moment, it is consulting partners as part of the review of the National Park management plan. read more

  • Town drivers face parking challenge

    FRESH calls are being made for park-and-ride to be introduced to help ease pressure on Kendal's parking situation. read more

  • Asylum fears for PoW camp

    A former prison camp in rural South Lakeland should not be used to house asylum seekers, according to Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Collins. read more

  • 007 anti-10mph night

    ACTORS Sean Connery and Roger Moore are on the invitation list for a glittering James Bond-themed ball to help raise money for the fight against the 10mph speed limit on Windermere. read more

  • 007 anti-10mph night

    ACTORS Sean Connery and Roger Moore are on the invitation list for a glittering James Bond-themed ball to help raise money for the fight against the 10mph speed limit on Windermere. read more

  • Low-cost Lakes homes plans

    FIVE low-cost homes are being planned for a former allotment at Troutbeck Bridge. read more

  • Election: Candidates in the running

    THE fate of town hall control rests in the hands of South Lakeland residents as they head for the polling booth on May 1, reports Lisa Frascarelli. read more

  • Election: Candidates for Dalton North and Dalton South

    Dalton North and Dalton South wards on Barrow Borough Council are up for grabs at the elections on May 1. Both councillors representing the two wards have been nominated to stand again. read more

  • Elections: Parish councillors resign over red tape

    Residents of a South Lakeland hamlet are in political purgatory after members of the parish council resigned over red tape, writes Lisa Frascarelli. read more

  • Motorists react to speed cameras

    MOTORISTS are already adapting to a serious police effort to cut road deaths at accident blackspots in Cumbria by warning other drivers that mobile speed cameras are in operation, reports Ellis Butcher. read more

  • Lights glitch halts Kendal traffic again!

    FOR the second time in two weeks Kendal's rush hour traffic was brought to a virtual standstill by a technical fault with town centre traffic lights. read more

  • Purging drivers using mobile phones

    USING a mobile phone while at the wheel makes your reactions slower than that of a drink driver, according to new statistics. read more

  • Damson Day cheers from celebrity chef

    Celebrity chef Rick Stein has found a new food hero' for his next TV series of the same name. read more

  • Taste of the Lakes entices chef

    WHEN Gazette food writer Gillian Cowburn sent Rick Stein a copy of the newspaper's latest Taste of the Lakes supplement, little did she realise the impact it would have. read more

  • Sweet taste of success

    One of the makers of Kendal's famous mint cake are licking their lips in anticipation after snapping up the rights of a company which once made Walnut Whip and Rolos a household name. read more

  • Wrestling: Ringleader bows

    "I HOPE Bob doesn't want any redundancy money," said Tom Harrington when Robert Carter of Wigton stepped down as chairman of the governing board of Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling, for he had been in the job for 32 years, writes Roger Robson. read more

  • Sailing: Folly leads fleet

    A LIGHT south-easterly was forecast for the Sunday's Royal Windermere Yacht Club Flying Fifteen race in the Spring Series. read more

  • Growing standards at spring show

    THE judges at the 22nd Silverdale Horticultural and Gardening Spring Show held in the Gaskell Hall last Saturday commented on the overall high standard of exhibits. In particular the children's painting and the horticultural exhibits won praised. read more

  • Over the Gate by Jeff Swift

    I WAS pleased to have several readers tell me they enjoyed reading my piece about the heavy horse stallions and the routes they followed in days gone by. Some of you told me it brought back memories. read more

  • Burial plan eases fears

    LASTMINUTE plans for a Government-backed carcass disposal scheme look likely to quell widespread fears that a ban on the on-farm burial of fallen stock would plunge the livestock industry into chaos. read more

  • The Way I See It

    THOSE posh folk down South never miss an opportunity to have a little dig at the Northern way of life, as shown in this example sent to me by Gazette reader Susan Heyes. read more

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