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Archive - Friday, 2 May 2003

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  • Election: Lancaster results

    LANCASTER City Council leader Tricia Heath has lost her seat to one of Labour's youngest candidates, 23-year-old Rebekah Gerrard. read more

  • Election: Craven results

    THE overall position of Craven District Council was little changed following the poll, in which ten seats were up for election, although two wards were uncontested. read more

  • Taxi driver slams council ruling

    A DIABETIC taxi driver who had his licence revoked after being allowed to drive for two years by "mistake" has said he will now struggle to make ends meet. read more

  • Family welcome for Gulf soldier

    BUNTING and balloons were flying at a Kendal terrace as a Royal Marine returned home after six months at sea in the Gulf, reports Lisa Frascarelli. read more

  • South Lakes 'not at risk' from SARS virus

    A LEADING health protection expert says there is only a "hypothetical" risk from SARS in the wake of the return of 40 people to South Lakeland from a disease hotspot. read more

  • Local plan for local meat

    PLANS have been drawn up to safeguard Cumbria's thriving local meat industry from being strangled by bureaucracy. read more

  • K Shoes: Closure 'inevitable'

    A SPOKESMAN for Clarks expressed regret this week at the end of shoe manufacturing in Kendal. read more

  • K Shoes - final chapter

    TODAY (Friday) marks the end of the illustrious history of shoe making in Kendal as the Springer factory closes. read more

  • K Shoes: Final curtain on shoe making tradition

    IN 1966, a 15-year-old school leaver called Les Williams, together with many of his classmates, went to work at K Shoes. read more

  • Drugs deaths down

    DRUGS claimed the lives of six people in Furness last year the lowest figure for almost ten years. read more

  • Schools report funding crisis

    Efforts to drive up standards in South Lakeland and Furness schools are being jeopardised by a budget crisis despite Government claims to be pumping record amounts into education, head teachers warned this week, writes education reporter Jennie Dennett. read more

  • 'Tourist towns' face public drinking ban

    Bowness has become a "disgraceful" mess as a result of drunken revellers discarding their bottles and cans in streets and parks, the parish council heard this week as it contemplated a ban on public drinking. read more

  • Election: SLDC results

    Results from South Lakeland District Council elections May 1 2003 read more

  • Election results being analysed

    Gazette election coverage by region is being posted in our News Focus section. read more

  • Angry councillors fight against move

    WE will not be moved' was the cry from Windermere parish councillors in response to a proposal to evict them and convert their Victorian chambers into affordable housing. read more

  • Election: Eden results

    THE citizens of Eden voted to keep their Council under Independent control last Thursday, May 1. read more

  • Election: Lancaster

    LANCASTER City Council leader Tricia Heath has lost her seat to one of Labour's youngest candidates, 23-year-old Rebekah Gerrard. read more

  • Leader falls in city election shake-up

    LANCASTER City Council leader Tricia Heath has lost her seat to one of Labour's youngest candidates, 23-year-old Rebekah Gerrard. read more

  • Election: Barrow results

    LABOUR gained an extra two seats taking overall during the Barrow Borough Council elections. read more

  • Election: Barrow results

    LABOUR gained an extra two seats taking overall during the Barrow Borough Council elections. read more

  • Election: No change of power at South Lakeland District Council

    TOWN hall control remained unchanged as votes cast for one third of South Lakeland District Council's seats failed to tip the political scales. read more

  • Village garage plan back on track

    A KIRKBY-in-Furness busi-nessman whose plans for a read more

  • Park authority may prosecute A591 protester

    THE reappearance of signs along the A591 protesting against firework displays in the area have drawn threats of prosecution from the Lake District National Park Authority. read more

  • Park authority may prosecute A591 protester

    THE reappearance of signs along the A591 protesting against firework displays in the area have drawn threats of prosecution from the Lake District National Park Authority. read more

  • A65 closed for vital repairs

    MOTORISTS travelling between South Lakeland and Yorkshire this summer face a lengthy diversion as urgent maintenance work on the A65 is carried out. read more

  • A65 closed for vital repairs

    MOTORISTS travelling between South Lakeland and Yorkshire this summer face a lengthy diversion as urgent maintenance work on the A65 is carried out. read more

  • 'Tourist towns' face public drinking ban

    Bowness has become a "disgraceful" mess as a result of drunken revellers discarding their bottles and cans in streets and parks, the parish council heard this week as it contemplated a ban on public drinking. read more

  • Unibond League Football Derby defeat

    TWO first half strikes by Workington's Craig Johnston helped his side land the spoils in this Cumbrian Derby clash at Borough Park. read more

  • Lackluster finish

    THE curtain finally came down on Kendal Town's season, but a 3-1 defeat by Kidsgrove was not the finale for which they would have wished. read more

  • Concerned for tree

    SIR, We are concerned that the future of one of Arnside's most lovely, healthy and mature trees the beech on the footpath up to Silverdale Road near the old orchard is still not resolved and safeguarded. Of course, the wall beyond it is not safe and does need rebuilding, and the tree does need some attention; but we feel that it is such an important feature of the village that we and others have pledged some hundreds of pounds towards saving it, so that the costs do not fall fully on the John Barns Charitable Trust. read more

  • Fylde 10 - Kendal 20

    KENDAL bade a winning farewell to the National League, but apart from a satisfactory result there was little to commend this shapeless, end-of-season match on a dull rain-swept afternoon. read more

  • Northern life getting cleaner

    THE DUST finally settled on Kendal's season with a 20-10 win at Fylde and the news that neighbours Wharfedale escaped joining those two clubs in being relegated to North 3. read more

  • Take good care of the bones

    SIR, I was interested to see the piece (Gazette, April 25, Bones are a Mystery') about the whale's jaw bone arch at Burneside. I have spent 30 years researching this subject, and the results of my efforts Whalebones of the British Isles is due to appear later this year. read more

  • Kirby look safe after play-off

    PENRITH'S play-off victory over Widnes should confirm Kirkby Lonsdale's place in North Lancs/Cumbria, although it still has to be officially confirmed. read more

  • The Way I See It - And the word was not good

    OUT of touch with reality, surely nobody could ever accuse the Lake District National Park Authority of that? read more

  • Women-friendly

    SIR, Your article (April 18) about sexist stereotypes at Kendal Rugby Club may be accurate with regard to comments made at that meeting. read more

  • Businesses continue to suffer

    SIR, The first anniversary of Kendal's new traffic system is an appropriate time to congratulate Cumbria County Council, South Lakeland District Council and Capita on their Machiavellian policy of divide and rule. read more

  • More careful driving called for

    SIR, The solution for the A590 is not a new bypass, but less speeding and overtaking at dangerous places - better judgement and more careful driving, not the other way around. Statistically, of course, the more traffic on the road, the more chance of an accident and more contribution to global warming so, therefore, we should think about cutting down on car use. If you really think about it, it is logical that all the above points can be the answer and solution to the problem (if applied). read more

  • Why cameras help safety

    SIR, Messrs Thornley and Noy (Letters, April 18, Speed is not an issue') both attack the use of speed cameras and I would not normally respond to the standard arguments they proffer. However, as a photograph of an officer using one of the laser cameras used by the Cumbria Safety Cameras initiative - similar to one used in an earlier news item - accompanied the letters I would like to challenge some of the views that were published. read more

  • Credibility gap opens on school spending

    EDUCATION secretary Charles Clarke has a reputation as a bit of a bruiser in political terms. But he will have to do better than bluster his way through, when trying to explain away the funding crisis afflicting schools later today (Friday). read more

  • CRICKET: Hard slog for 'Field

    LOW pressure on the weather map translated into high pressure for the batsmen at the crease before Netherfield wrung six league points out of a rain-soaked clash with Fleetwood. writes Richard Daniels. read more

  • Indian restaurant bans Asians for Bank Holidys

    AN INDIAN restaurant operating in the heart of the Lake District has banned Asians from eating there at Bank Holidays and busy times, reports Karen Barden. read more

  • In search of Kendal's Belgian refugees

    SIR, Following the publication of our book Kendal Green, we wish to follow-up the question of Belgian refugees who came to South Lakeland when their country was occupied by the German army during the First World War. Articles in The Wesmorland Gazette and Kendal Mercury and Times in October 1914 referred to a group of about 70 refugees in Kendal most of whom were accommodated in two pairs of semi-detached houses: Silverhow/ Overdale and Hollycroft (now 23-24 and 25-26 Kendal Green respectively). Others lived at Prospect on Queen's Road. A further 12 refugees were lodged in the village of Cunsey near Sawrey - for whom arrangements were made by the Misses Edmondson of Briers Wood - and four at Rothay Manor, Ambleside, with Mrs McKay. read more

  • Slow take up for pilot speed gun trials

    A pilot scheme to provide parish councillors and road safety-minded citizens with speed guns generated a mixed reception at the village pencilled in to trail the idea. read more

  • Data letter scam warning

    AN AMBLESIDE trader was nearly the latest victim of a scam which encourages businesses to part with cash by taking advantage of changes in the Data Protection Act. read more

  • Full-scale murder inquiry underway

    POLICE from Kendal have launched a full-scale murder inquiry after the burning body of a man was found in a field between Kendal and Sedbergh. read more

  • Fairwell Bruce

    AFTER 40 memorable years in football, Bruce Richardson (pictured right) is packing his bags to head to the sun when he and his wife Kath retire to Cyprus later this year. read more

  • Ellwood pours it on

    THE FRUSTRATION was all Kendal's on their visit to Blackpool on Saturday when the break in the weather dashed the prospects of their clash at Stanley Park. read more

  • Police focus on drug driving problems

    DRUGS are increasingly moving in to South Lakeland and the menace of drug driving is on the rise, police warned this week. read more

  • Coach crash trial

    THE driver of a coach which crashed on The Struggle, near Ambleside, on June 8 last year, has been committed to Carlisle Crown Court. read more

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