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Archive - Friday, 14 May 2004

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  • Cockling problems will not disappear

    Sir, I refer to several recent articles regarding the need to control cockling, or more specifically the frequent side effects of cockling. read more

  • Ok you're drowning...no need to over-react

    THERE was a major exercise on Windermere this week to see how the emergency services would cope with a disaster on the lake. read more

  • £1m Council shortfall concerns voiced last autumn

    ALARM bells about the cost of a new pay structure for South Lakeland District Council staff were ringing more than six months ago, The Westmorland Gazette can reveal. read more

  • Candidates ...

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  • Parties in row over Farron's decision

    A ROW has broken out between South Lakeland's two major political parties after it was announced that the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate is also to stand in the district council elections. read more

  • System for Euro success is complex

    WHEN the UK elects its MPs to sit in the House of Commons, a "first-past-the-post" system is used. This is a simple system in which the candidate with the most votes in each constituency is elected to Westminster as the representative of that seat, reports Justin Hawkins. read more

  • Is this the year for change?

    SINCE its creation in 1974, no one party has been in overall control of South Lakeland District Council. read more

  • Elections to be done by postal vote

    NOMINATIONS closed this week for elections to the European Parliament and for local councils around the country. read more

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  • Chinese cockler finds love on Furness coast

    A Chinese cockler who was smuggled into the country to find work is pleading with the authorities not to send him home after he fell in love with an Ulverston woman. read more

  • Old explosive found in slate wall

    BROUGHTON-in-Furness was rocked by an ancient explosive this week after a stick of gelignite was found in an old wall. read more

  • War heroes reunited

    Friday two old comrades who together experienced the horrors of D-Day and Belsen are being reunited. read more

  • Motorcycling: Euro endurance win for Knight

    MOTORCYCLING: David Knight, who races for Kendal-based KTM D3-Racing, claimed his first World Enduro Championship class win in the French round of the WEC series, at St Remy Sur Durolle. Knight's win came despite having to recover from a slipped chain. read more

  • Cycling: Scot in scorcher

    FLYING Scotsman Mark Atkinson, Team Velo Ecosse, rode the fastest 25 ever seen on the Levens course when he rode Kent Valley Road Club's open event at the weekend. read more

  • Westmorland: Nelson's victory broadside

    TEN runs from the next to last over meant that Warton retained their 100 per cent record in the Cumberland View-Volkswagen Westmor-land League, but they were made to fight hard by Arnside. read more

  • JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Clean sweep

    Unbeaten in the Under-14 league, Wattsfield rounded off a marvellous season on Wednesday night by winning their third cup. read more

  • New-look league

    NEXT season Kendal Town will have to adjust to life in a new-look UniBond First Division, made up of clubs in the bottom half of the current table and ambitious newcomers who have seized the chance for an easy promotion from the North West Counties Leauge. read more

  • Wetheriggs take title decider

    THE NIGHTMARE was relived for Conistons footballers on Saturday when for the second year running they saw Wetheriggs United deny them the First Division championship of the Talbot Insurance Westmorland League. read more

  • Motor sport and more...

    CRICKET NORTHERN LEAGUE Saturday Division One (1pm) St Annes v Netherfield Kendal v Blackpool Division Two (1.30pm) Netherfield 2nd v St Annes 2nd Blackpool 2nd v Kendal 2nd Sunday Thwaites Lancashire Cup(1.30pm) Kendal v Southport Trinity CUMBERLAND VIEW- VOLKSWAGEN WESTMORLAND CRICKET LEAGUE Saturday (2pm) Division One Windermere v Shireshead Silverdale v Arnside Warton v Bare Burneside v Westgate Heysham v Ibis Milnthorpe v Sedgwick Division Two Coniston v Trimpell Moor Hospital v Ambleside Ingleton v Netherfield 3rd Westgate A v Burneside A Kirkby Lonsdale v Carnforth A Cartmel v Bolton-le-Sands Division Three Galgate v Milnthorpe A Shireshead A v Morecambe 3rd Arnside A v Heysham A Kendal 3rd v Holme Leven Valley v Windermere A Sedgwick A v Warton A Division Four Ambleside A v Barrow 3rd Bare A v Kirkby Lonsdale A Bolton-le-Sands A v Ingleton A Holme A v Coniston A Ibis A v Bentham Lancaster 3rd v Morecambe 4th Trimpell A v Moor Hospital A Netherfield 4th v Shireshead 3rd Sedbergh v Cartmel A Carnforth 3rd v Silverdale A Sunday Lancaster Trophy Centre Divison Three Trophy First round Galgate v Warton A Shireshead A v Sedgwick A Windermere A v Heysham A Leven Valley v Kendal 3rd Milnthorpe A v Arnside A Morecambe 3rd v Holme Adam & Gaskell Fourth Division Trophy Ambleside A v Bentham Cartmel A v Ibis A Week beginning Monday, May 17 Under-11 Northern Section Netherfield A v Kendal Sedgwick v Ingleton Silverdale v Netherfield B Southern Section Lancaster v Morecambe Caton v Heysham Torrisholme v Shireshead Trimpell v Warton Under-13 Northern Section Ambleside v Netherfield A Burneside v Kendal A Windermere v Arnside Netherfield B v Sedgwick Sedbergh v Kirkby Lonsdale Southern Section Bolton-le-Sands v Lancaster Warton v Morecambe Carnforth v Shireshead Heysham v Torrisholme Ingleton v Trimpell Wednesday Under-16 Northern Section Ambleside v Netherfield A Netherfield B v Sedgwick Ingleton v Arnside Burneside v Kendal Sedbergh v Kirkby Lonsdale Southern Section Heysham v Torrisholme A Bolton-le-Sands v Lancaster A Torrisholme B v Trimpell Warton v Shireshead Morecambe v Carnforth Lancaster B v Westgate THWAITES NORTH LANCASHIRE & CUMBRIA CRICKET LEAGUE Premier Division (1pm) Carlisle v Lindal Moor Furness v Cleator Haverigg v Vickerstown Keswick v Millom Whitehaven v Wigton Workington v Cockermouth Division One BAE Systems SC v Appleby Eden Carnforth v Duddon SC Cleator A v Ulverston Dalton v Egremont Penrith v Kirkby CHARITY CRICKET Wednesday (6.15pm) Windermere Tavs v Wilson Wanderers TALBOT INSURANCE WESTMORLAND LEAGUE Monday (6.45 pm) DIivision One Sedbergh Wanderers v Wetheriggs Utd KENT VALLEY JUNIOR LEAGUE (sponsored by Matthew Benjamin) Friday Under-14 Supplementary League B Grange & Dist v Ambleside (6.30pm) Milnthorpe Utd v Kendal Utd (6.30pm) Under-16 Ibis v Appleby (6.30pm) Shap v Keswick (6.30pm) Sunday Under-12/14/16 Inter-league matches, Whitehaven Under-12 Shap v Heathwaite Utd (12 noon) Monday Under-16 Kent/Furness Cup final (6.30pm) Keswick v Penrith (at Burneside) Under-12 Supplementary League A Milnthorpe & Dist v Heathwaite Under-14 Milnthorpe Utd v Appleby (6.30pm) Tuesday Under-12 Kent/Furness Cup final (7pm) Furness Rovers A v Burneside Utd Supplementary League B Ambleside v Kendal Utd (6.30pm) Ibis v Burneside Celtic (6.30pm) Under-14 Supplementary League A Grange Utd v Milnthorpe & Dist (6.30pm) ATHLETICS/FELL RACES Wednesday Dockray-Hartside FellRace (Dockray Village 7pm) ORIENTEERING Saturday Come and Try event - Birkrigg Common, Ulverston, 10.30am RIDING Tuesay & Wednesday Oxenholme PC - CC training (Helsington) MOTOR SPORT Saturday Barbon Sprint Hill Climb at Barbon Manor, near Kirkby Lonsdale (Practice 10am , first run 2pm) read more

  • County in walkover

    Cumbria RUFC have been awarded this weekend's scheduled match against Berkshire, who have been disqualified from the competition after failing to fulfil their Tetley's County Cup first-round tie against Yorkshire. read more

  • What the Skippers' Say

    Not much yo-ho-ho for the tottering batsman...with ... Dave Fallows and Tommy Prime. read more

  • Cricket: Cumberland's new signing

    CUMBERLAND County Cricket Club have signed former Yorkshire opening batsman Scott Richardson. read more

  • New signing for Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND County Cricket Club have signed former Yorkshire opening batsman Scott Richardson. read more

  • Youth gets a chance

    KENDAL blooded several aspiring young cricketers in Sunday's Cockspur Cup-tie at Fleetwood, the ECB national knock-out competition that once took the Shap Road men to Lord's. read more

  • Parry revels in Cockspur role

    A MATCH-winning knock of 67 from Chris Parry carried Netherfield through the second round of the Cockspur Cup ECB National Knockout after a six-wicket win over Egerton of the Bolton League. read more

  • Welcome Dale to Northern Life

    ARRIVING a month later than expected, South African star Dale Benkenstein settled into life this week as the new professional at Netherfield Cricket Club, writes Richard Daniels. read more

  • Awesome performances from youngsters

    BY ALL accounts, the National Theatre Shell Connections Youth Theatre Festival was a huge success. read more

  • Death prompts call for better training

    SOUTH Cumbria's coroner has pressed for better first aid training for care workers after a 28-year-old disabled man choked to death on a piece of toast. read more

  • Villagers demand expansion rethink

    Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Collins has written to South Lakeland District Council to voice concern that some local people were "kept in the dark" regarding a controversial development, reports Ruth Lythe. read more

  • Adrian's arts diary

    A LAST Night of the Proms is being staged tomorrow (Saturday, 7.30pm) at Lancaster Town Hall in aid of the Ashton Hall Organ Restoration Fund. read more

  • Cooking up a storm on stage

    CHILDREN'S eyes were as round as saucers as weird and wonderful characters in fabulous costumes took to the stage for The Weather Kitchen. read more

  • Events this week...

    FAIRS VINTAGE metal's "Bit of a Do" this weekend at New House Farm, near Kirkby Lonsdale, will feature an exhibition of vintage vehicles, tractors, stationary engines, stalls and a car boot sale. Proceeds from the Vintage Gathering and Country Fayre, on Saturday and Sunday, will go to Air Ambulance. Call 015242-42029, for details. read more

  • Love conqueror

    Blockbuster recreates Homer's epic PASSION is at the heart of all the momentous events driving Troy, an epic chronicle of the triumphs and tragedy of the legendary Trojan War. read more

  • Cruising on the high seas

    In the wake of the spectacular launch of Queen Mary 2, award-winning travel writer KEN BENNETT discovers that her running mate, QE2, still remains a firm favourite with travellers. read more

  • Check out...

    ...your guide to local speciality & seasonal food & drink. read more

  • Idea fired up industry

    National Barbecue Week is on its way once again (May 27 to June 4) so, in anticipation of the sizzling times ahead, I've been to High Bentham to meet a man who makes barbecues - for the professionals. read more

  • BT axes more phone kiosks...what do you have to say?

    MORE than 60 telephone kiosks have been pencilled in for the axe across South Lakeland in a new round of removals by British Telecom. read more

  • Soundmix gig

    THE signed and unsigned share the stage as national and international talent line up for an all-day music event at the end of this month. read more

  • Angie finds her voice!

    REGULAR on the South Lakeland music scene Angie Palmer is causing a stir on the national music scene with her new album Road. read more

  • Speed dating can lead to spectral curiosity

    Although most people come to the Lakes to relax, there are some attracted by the opportunities to go fast especially on the Internet. The web is your oyster for information, and it seems the speed dating craze has hit the Lakes virtually and in reality. read more

  • Punk ‘originals’ are here

    PUNK veterans the UK Subs play at the Milnthorpe Institute at the end of this month. Led by original vocalist Charlie Harper, the band features Alan Campbell on guitar, Brian Barnes on bass and Jay on drums who all appear fresh from Canada at the South Lakeland venue on May 31. Organisers said the night had stirred up a flurry of interest for the 300-capacity gig. read more

  • Festival brings Anthony home

    ANTHONY Hewitt is one of the leading pianists of his generation. Praise has been heaped upon his playing for its musical authority, beauty of tone and youthful virtuosity. read more

  • Sociable climber

    For sheer beauty and colour, it's hard to beat the varieties of clematis on offer. From early spring there's a cultivar to suit every nook in the garden - just be sure you know what you are planting! read more

  • BT to axe more phone kiosks...

    MORE than 60 telephone kiosks have been pencilled in for the axe across South Lakeland in a new round of removals by British Telecom. read more

  • Teechers come to the villages

    CATS Eye Theatre Company is staging John Godber's classic comedy Teechers, at Staveley Village Hall, on Saturday, May 22 and Coniston Institute on June 23. It stars Judith Notley (pictured left in the Lancaster production), Janine Bebbington and Kyle Oram, playing no less than 25 parts between them. read more

  • Hot export for supper

    The BREWERY'S Steinway Suppers continue on Wednesday, May 19 (8pm) with renowned pianist Noriko Ogawa, one of Japan's hottest exports, taking to the Kendal arts centre's stage. read more

  • Celebrate Adult Learners Week

    IF YOU have ever dreamed about retraining, learning a new language, or passing a pesky exam you always thought you deserved, then this week is for you. read more

  • Sniffer dog duo help in Glasgow rescue

    RESCUERS from Eden and North Yorkshire took part in the massive rescue effort to try to find survivors buried beneath the rubble of the Glasgow factory disaster, reports Ellis Butcher. read more

  • Calling all carnival lovers

    ANYONE who wants to get involved with the spectacular Staveley Carnival has the opportunity to join in a two-month workshop programme which is being launched on Monday. read more

  • Blue ribbon celebration

    THE owners of an a la carte restaurant in Hawkshead are celebrating after winning an RAC award for good food despite being open only a year. read more

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