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  • More bins needed

    Sir, I wish to bring to people's notice the amount of rubbish, such as bottles, cans, polystyrene containers for beef burgers and chips, between Castle Street and Little Aynam on Gooseholme in Kendal. read more

  • In or out of EU that's what the vote should be

    Sir, I should like to reply to the letter from P. E. Robin on Europe (Letters, May 21, Questions of Europe'). read more

  • Storth village hall 'feud' is sad

    Sir, As Chairperson of the Storth Playing Field Committee, I feel that I have a right to reply to both the article in last week's Westmorland Gazette (Gazette, May 21, Fun licence divides village') and the letter from Mr Franklin (Letters, May 21, Licence not good for village'). read more

  • Boundary shake-up is recipe for chaos

    IT IS no wonder that district councils throughout Cumbria have taken the hump over the options for local government reorganisation put forward by the Boundary Committee, bringing to mind, as they do, the old adage about a camel being a horse designed by a committee. read more

  • Police draw up battle lines...

    POLICE chiefs in Cumbria and Lancashire could be at loggerheads if the option for a Morecambe Bay Authority is eventually adopted. read more

  • MP welcomes Bay council option

    LANCASTER City Council leader Ian Barker is pleased that a Morecambe Bay authority option will appear on referendum papers in Lancashire and Cumbria. read more

  • Options rule out reviving old counties

    Any chance that the old counties of Westmorland and Cumberland might be resurrected in a local government shake-up has been virtually ruled out by the Boundary Committee. read more

  • Uncertain future for town halls...

    If the Morecambe Bay option goes ahead in the wake of a yes' vote in the regional devolution referendum, it will throw up some difficult questions with serious implications for the area. read more

  • Shake up will 'hit council tax bills'

    Committed anti-regional government campaigners warn that the restructuring of local government in the wake of a yes' vote will hit Cumbrian taxpayer's pockets. read more

  • Boundary changes referendum vote

    IN NOVEMBER, the people of the Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether they want an elected regional assembly for the North West. read more

  • Changes will save £millions

    IN ITS deliberations on the structure of local Government in a post-devolution Cumbria, the Boundary Committee estimates that the current system of Cumbria County Council and the six districts costs £17.6 million a year to run. read more

  • Chance to redraw boundaries...rewrite history

    IN NOVEMBER, the people of the Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether they want an elected regional assembly for the North West. read more

  • Residents reject coloured lights

    A GROUP of residents have seen red over coloured lights that were originally draped from Bowness pier to lift spirits during the foot-and-mouth crisis, reports Lisa Frascarelli. read more

  • Residents see red over coloured lights

    A GROUP of residents have seen red over coloured lights that were originally draped from Bowness pier to lift spirits during the foot-and-mouth crisis, reports Lisa Frascarelli. read more

  • Kendal crematorium plans back on agenda

    AN ENTREPRENEUR has revived his failed plans to create a crematorium on the outskirts of Kendal and this time he claims he has the backing of the clergy. read more

  • Plans for crematorium back on agenda

    AN ENTREPRENEUR has revived his failed plans to create a crematorium on the outskirts of Kendal and this time he claims he has the backing of the clergy. read more

  • Sailing: 'Deva' holds final sway in Cup

    THE 17ft fleet raced for the Nomad and Gossip Cups at the weekend. read more

  • Police five-a-side

    THE ANNUAL Kendal Police Schools Five-a-side football competition took place last Sunday, when junior schools from all over the area played for trophies and medals provided by the Cumberland Building Society. read more

  • Westmorland: Top bat switches to Warton

    TALKING-point in the Cumberland View-Volkswagen Westmorland League this week was the decision by Phil Bovis, who topped the league averages last year, toleave Silverdale and join in-form Warton. read more

  • Skippers' Say ...Ashburner epic deserves credit

    Skippers Dave Fallows and Tommy Prime give the view from their side... read more

  • Miller's super seven

    SCIENCE teacher Russ Miller had the right formula for 7-46 as Netherfield Seconds beat Leyland Motors by four wickets in the NPL Second Division on Saturday. read more

  • Kirkby winger scores for county

    KIRKBY Lonsdale's teenage winger Gavin Thompson scored a try and a clutch of Kendal forwards played a vital role in helping Cumbria to a vital win in the County Championship decider at Aspatria on Saturday. read more

  • Mental health services to be modernised

    Proposals to modernise mental health services across Morecambe Bay could result in the closure of hospital beds for patients in both Kendal and Barrow, writes health reporter Michaeal Robinson-Tate. read more

  • Mosquito rediscovered 60 years after crash

    THE wreck of a Second World War fighter plane that has been lying undisturbed at the bottom of a Lake District tarn since the crash that claimed the lives of both its crew has been rediscovered 60 years on. read more

  • Khan century sparks Kendal

    A COMMITTED team effort from Kendal was rewarded with a 35-run victory over reigning Northern Premier League champions Darwen at Birch Hall on Saturday. read more

  • Walmsley hits top gear with 123

    MAN for all seasons Craig Walmsley led Netherfield's batting onslaught with a magnificent 123 against Leyland Motors in the Northern Premier League at Parkside on Saturday. read more

  • Change ahead for lakes users

    TIMES are rapidly changing on the waterfront as summer 2004 witnesses the last days of speed on Windermere and a shift of emphasis from the Lakes to the much-neglected Cumbrian coastline. read more

  • Tales from a special island

    ANYWHERE else in Britain an island with a ruined castle, a pub and a regular ferry link would be a major tourist attraction but, being at the very end of the Furness peninsula, Piel Island is largely ignored by all but locals and the few others who know its special qualities. read more

  • Adrian's arts diary

    The passion and magic of a European Ballet performance can be seen at Lancaster's Grand Theatre on Saturday, June 5 (7pm). Led and directed by Stanislav Tchassov, former principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, the company of first-class international dancers presents excerpts from famous classics such as Swan Lake and Giselle with the dances of favourite fairy-tale characters from The Sleeping Beauty, delightful Sweet Kingdom's doll dances from The Nutcracker, a sensual and elegant Daphnis and Chloe pas de deux to the glorious score of Ravel, and a scene from the passionate and thrilling Carmen, set to Bizet's music. Tickets are £11.50-£14.50/ children £8.50 with concessions available. On the same day, at 4pm, there will be a workshop with dancers from the company and open to all ages and abilities. It costs £5 and needs to be booked in advance. For performance and workshop bookings contact the box office on 01524-64695. read more

  • Five go on show

    Pinfold Gallery has opened its doors to a dynamic new show featuring five fabulous artists. read more

  • Disaster strikes

    What if we are on the brink of a new Ice Age? This is the question that haunts climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) in the new blockbuster disaster movie, The Day After Tomorrow. read more

  • Trio returns to Kendal

    CELEBRATED pianist Martino Tirimo returns to Kendal with the Rosamunde Trio. A favourite of South Lakeland audiences, Martino is world-renowned and founder of the trio, which toured for the first time last year. The trio's playing is highly-acclaimed for its beauty of tone, poetry and drama as well as its ideal balance. Martino, violinist Ben Sayevich and Daniel Veis on cello (pictured left), perform works by Schubert and Dvorak at Kendal Town Hall on Saturday, June 5 (7.30pm). Tickets are £10/ students £5 and available from Kendal Tourist Information Centre on 01539-725758. read more

  • Sweet music

    THE Westmorland Orchestra concluded its 59th season with a concert of music in a lighter vein in the Westmorland Hall, Kendal. read more

  • Memorable spring serenade

    AN AUDIENCE of more than 80 Keldwyth Award supporters was entertained to a Spring Serenade at St Martin's College, Ambleside. read more

  • BBQ ideas

    Your guide to local speciality & seasonal food and drink. read more

  • Reality tester

    AIDAN Shingler describes himself as a reality tester who, as result of an altered state of consciousness, is now using his artistic side as a campaign tool to highlight and raise awareness to the trauma psychiatric treatment can cause. read more

  • Millenium piece was a thriller

    A LARGE audience responded enthusiastically to the concert given by the Dentdale Choir in St Andrew's Church. The choir opened the concert with a sensitive performance of the Cantique de Jean Racine by Faure conducted by Rita Corpe. read more

  • 'Long Way From Home' at Folly...

    DRIVING Blind brings the collaboration between photographer A.J. Wilkinson and writer Richard McCann into the public arena. read more

  • Head above the parapet...

    ANTHONY Coles says he doesn't have a "snowball's chance in hell" of winning a seat on South Lakeland District Council, but that he believed somebody had to put his head above the parapet. read more

  • Summer song well received

    SUMMER Song, this year's musical production by Storth Entertainers was, as usual, well received. Mike Cooper as Anton Dvorak was excellent in the main part. Karolka, a young Czech immigrant played by Carol Hollis, and Derek Bamber as Shaun, complemented each other with beautifully clear voices. Lyn Percival played her part to perfection. It was another success for the company with some cast members having played in the same production some 20 years ago, including Sheila Seed playing Ma Flannagan in both. read more

  • Political groups set out their priorities

    LIBERAL Democrat group leader Brendan Jameson said that their main policy was to "axe the tax", and to replace Council Tax with a local Council Tax which would be much fairer, particularly for people living on a low income in a high-value house. read more

  • Postal vote running to plan

    ELECTORS in South Lakeland look set to escape problems dogging the postal voting experiment in the North West, reports Justin Hawkins. read more

  • Make the most of the great outdoors

    Summer is here so it's time to bring out the barbecue - b ut what wine to choose? read more

  • Half term family fun

    AS MAY Day bank holiday signals the start of half-term and hopefully some summer sun, why not gather the family and make the most of the area’s activities and attractions with this handy guide to what’s on and worth a visit over the next few days. read more

  • Punk legends play at village ...institute!

    A SLEEPY South Lakeland village is bracing itself for a rude awakening as punk veterans the UK Subs prepare to play. read more

  • Former Stone Roses axeman in town

    FORMER Stone Roses man Aziz Ibrahim is one of many guitar gods preparing to play at next week's International Guitar Festival. read more

  • Celebrating the ‘love apple’

    Sweet, succulent and juicy, it's no wonder the French call tomatoes pommes d'amour' or love apples'. read more

  • Test stalwart spoils Cumberland party

    THE SIGHT of ex-England Test bowler Devon Malcolm bowling was one of the treats for spectators watching Cumberland's opening Minor Counties Championship match against Suffolk at Netherfield's sun-drenched Parkside Road ground this week. read more

  • Mercury music nominee at the Brewery

    MERCURY MUSIC prize nominee Kathryn Williams heads for Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre on Sunday night. read more

  • Musical mix comes to Mint

    BLIGENESS and Jiblet bring hip hop, R'n'B and dancehall to Mint tonight while Richie Haigh plays his favourite funk and soul sounds downstairs at the Kendal bar. While Saturday night sees new DJ collective Foulmouth and their guest Fraser Dootson Tribal Sessions resident playing break beats. The five-strong collective hail from Lancaster and Leeds and host nights at Manchester club night Tangled. Entry is free before 11pm. read more

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