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School hailed for links to great outdoors

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE head teacher of a school judged ‘good’ says she is glad Ofsted recognised its links with the outdoors as well as its academic achievements.

School celebrates 'outstanding' Ofsted rating

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE head teacher of a school judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted insists the rating will not breed complacency.

Ian's a Master at mending vehicles

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:10am Wednesday 13th August 2014

AN EDEN mechanic who developed a talent for fixing things as a youngster is celebrating becoming a Master Technician.

Charlie cooks up a solar stove

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DESIGN & Technology student from Sedbergh School has won a prestigious national award.

Kendal College to open clinic for rescued animals

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

STUDENTS will learn how to nurse animals when Kendal College opens its wildlife rehabilitation and rescue centre later this year.

UPDATE: Deputy PM pays tribute to senior Lake District politician

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

TRIBUTES are continuing to be paid following the death of a leading Lake District politician.

£1.9 million engineering centre at Kendal College ready to open in September

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MAJOR new state-of-the-art engineering centre at Kendal College is close to completion.

Lakes School cast of Miss Saigon meet their West End counterparts

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The cast of a Lakes School production had a day to remember when they were invited backstage to meet their counterparts in the West End.

Lord Coe backs cash for sport area at Milnthorpe

The Westmorland Gazette: Lord Seb Coe to host charity dinner

7:10am Monday 21st July 2014

OLYMPIC gold medallist Seb Coe says £30,000 funding to develop a new outdoor sports facility at Milnthorpe Primary School will boost the community.

Electricity engineers on standby as region prepares for potential 'intense thunderstorms'

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

ELECTRICITY North West engineers are on standby in preparation for heavy thundery showers this weekend.

Kendal College reveals plans for new £1.89m engineering centre

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:03am Thursday 17th July 2014

MAJOR plans for a new state-of-the-art engineering centre at Kendal College have been revealed.

Historic hotel gutted by fire 'overwhelmed' by public wellwishes

The Westmorland Gazette: Queen's Head Hotel after the fire.

11:13am Wednesday 16th July 2014

MESSAGES of support have been received from around the world one month after a fire tore through an historic Lake District hotel.

'Pilgrimage' planned to honour old Sedberghians

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

To mark the first centenary of the War, the Old Sedberghian Club has embarked on a ‘Pilgrimage’ to visit the graves of each of the 257 Sedberghians who died as a result of the conflict.

Sedbergh students remember the casualties of war

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

EVERY year Sedbergh School pupils visit the battlefields of Somme and Ypres to honour the casualties.

Their name liveth for evermore

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

AS the war progressed, the sheer magnitude of the loss Sedbergh School had suffered began to sink in.

257 from Sedbergh School made the ultimate sacrifice

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

LIKE many of Britain’s public schools, Sedbergh was changed forever by the brutality and death in World War One.

South Lakes schools group marks ten year anniversary

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN ORGANISATION set up to boost students’ achievements in South Lakeland is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

Kendal youngsters check in to a wartime hospital

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

KENDAL schoolchildren were given a first-hand account of how wounded servicemen were treated during World War One at a special session at the town’s archive offices.

Four years in planning, over in hours, 2.5m spectators and £100m tourism boost

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:03pm Thursday 10th July 2014

IT took four years to plan and was over in a matter of hours – but North Yorkshire will continue to reap the rewards from the Tour de France for a long time, claim councillors and tourism chiefs. 

Shock as Lake District primary school placed in special measures

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:20am Friday 11th July 2014

A LAKE District primary school has been placed into special measures by educ-ation watchdog Ofsted.

Don't give water from Windermere to Cumbria's west coast, MP Tim tells United Utilities

The Westmorland Gazette: Weekend date in Grange-over-Sands for MP Tim

3:10pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

TOURISM and wildlife could suffer if United Utilities takes water from Windermere when levels are low, South Lakes MP Tim Farron has claimed.

Jobs, homes and growth on the menu after multi-million economy boost

The Westmorland Gazette: LET DOWN: PM David Cameron

3:20pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

THOUSANDS of jobs and homes are on the way to Cumbria after the Government announced a multi-million pound shot-in-the-arm to the county’s economy.

Village's doctors' surgery threatened with closure could expand under new plans

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE future of a rural doctor’s surgery in the Lake District could be secured thanks to a community-conscious father and daughter.

Heron Hill primary school is top of the givers

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:43pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

HERON Hill primary school is celebrating being the most successful fundraising school with Kendal-based charity School Angel.

VIDEO: Hawes revels in spotlight as stage one of the Tour de France ends in drama

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:10pm Sunday 6th July 2014

SPECTATORS lined the streets of a small Dales town to catch a glimpse of some of the world's top cyclists yesterday (Saturday).

Lake District's landmark tourist information centre faces closure at the end of summer

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE race is on to save one of the Lake District’s busiest tourist information centres from closing.

Free climber solos 100 crags in the Lake District in just 19 hours

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

A FREE-climber tackled 100 extreme Lake District crags in one day to pay ‘homage’ to the area he grew up in.

SLDC planners back homes plan for flood-hit playing field - despite more than 100 objections

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:32pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

FOURTEEN new houses are to be built on a flood-hit Kendal playing field despite more than 100 objections from nearby residents.

South Lakeland school teens to get warnings about drinking alcohol during summer holidays

The Westmorland Gazette: Age UK County Durham warns against the risks of alcohol

6:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

LEAFLETS and wristbands warning of the dangers of drinking alcohol are to be sent to Year 9 and Year 10 pupils across South Lakeland.

School dinners shake-up for 300 schools - salad and veg every day, no refined carbs, smaller juice portions and water the drink of choice

The Westmorland Gazette: School dinners come 250 miles on wheels

12:20pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

MORE than 300 schools in Cumbria are expected to benefit from a new set of standards for all food served to pupils.

Campaigners applaud withdrawal of Killington wind turbines plan

The Westmorland Gazette: This image, produced by FELLS using Scottish Natural Heritage guidelines, shows how the Killington windfarm would look

2:45pm Monday 30th June 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have welcomed the withdrawal of plans to build three new wind turbines close to theYorkshire Dales National Park ahead of a planned public inquiry.

Finance man introduces Bitcoin to local shops

The Westmorland Gazette: Finance man introduces Bitcoin to local shops

5:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

LAKE District businesses are embracing a digital currency after expert advice from a former South Lakeland school pupil.

Delving into a post-war Windermere housing estate - £19,500 Lottery money for project

The Westmorland Gazette: Funding for oral history

11:10am Wednesday 25th June 2014

THE history of a post-war Windermere housing estate is to be explored thanks to thousands of pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

See the rotting 40ft oak tree branch that missed a Lake District tourist's car by seconds...

The Westmorland Gazette: Lewis Walch with the fallen tree...

10:10am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A LUCKY motorist has told how he escaped death after coming within seconds of being crushed by a falling tree branch while visiting a Lake District beauty spot.

Superhuman Steve runs 214 fells with 36,000ft of ascent in under a week to shave 12 hours off Joss Naylor's 27-year-old record

The Westmorland Gazette: On his mammoth record-breaker, Steve Birkinshaw is joined at Carrock Fell by wife Emma

4:44pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

HUNDREDS of people gathered to congratulate Lake District ultra runner Steve Birkinshaw as he smashed a gruelling 27-year-old record.

Commonwealth day for Kendal school ahead of Glasgow Games

The Westmorland Gazette: Kendal Mayor Coun Tom Clare starts the fun run

9:20pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A KENDAL school had a Commonwealth themed day which featured a sponsored fun run started by the town’s mayor Coun Tom Clare.

Primary school youngsters grow box of fruit for Great Yorkshire Show

12:39pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

THE gardening team at Ingleton Primary School has spent the last few weeks preparing a fruit and vegetable box for the Great Yorkshire Show.

Chris, 25, is the trainee electrician of the year

The Westmorland Gazette: Trainee of the year: Christopher Meth-Cohn

12:31pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

AN apprentice at MMC Engineering in Milnthorpe has proved to be a real bright spark.

Sedbergh School pupils in top five per cent

The Westmorland Gazette: Sedbergh School headmaster Andrew Fleck pictured outside the school’s main buildings

12:21pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

SCIENCE students from years 9 and 10 at Sedbergh School ranked in the top five per cent of 32,500 participants of the Society of Biology’s ‘Biology Challenge'.

Grange-over-Sands school 'outstanding' finds Ofsted

The Westmorland Gazette: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

12:11pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

THE safety and behaviour of pupils at a Grange-over-Sands primary school has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Mother and daughter in court for failing to look after pet dogs

The Westmorland Gazette: Adelaine Petch, left, and daughter Caroline

5:10pm Monday 23rd June 2014

THE cash-strapped owners of two elderly dogs were forced to take their pets to an animal sanctuary because they could not afford to look after them, a court heard.

Ofsted inspectors hail Levens school

The Westmorland Gazette: Head Matt Foxwell with pupils

5:40pm Monday 16th June 2014

A SOUTH Lakeland primary school has come on leaps and bounds in its most recent Ofsted report.

Schoolboy died in gun mishap - inquest

The Westmorland Gazette: Coroner Ian Smith

3:50pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

A SCHOOLBOY died of a single gunshot wound to the head in a 'tragic and devastating' accident, a coroner has ruled.

Alice Pyne caravan will help other sick children

The Westmorland Gazette: John Woodcock MP wields the scissors at the official opening of Molly’s Place

4:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

THE legacy of bucket-list teenager Alice Pyne is set to continue after a second caravan to provide holidays for seriously ill children and their families opened.

Post office re-opening in Lakes village earns royal approval

The Westmorland Gazette: From left, Renwick Russell, owner of the property, Roger Halliday, Postmaster, Tim Farron MP, Karen Bragg, Field Change Advisor for the Post Office, Vivian Rees, parish and district councillor and Malcolm Jessop, former Postmaster

7:50pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

THE royal seal of approval has been given to the owner of Grasmere’s new post office.

School pupils get lessons in policing

The Westmorland Gazette: Children from Flookburgh, Grange and Cartmel primary schools are to attend a wide range of events

8:30am Monday 9th June 2014

YOUNGSTERS have embarked on a five-month long scheme designed to educate them about the important role police play in the community.

'We will have ghost villages' - Windermere and Bowness residents and businesses turn out in force in opposition to on-street parking charges

The Westmorland Gazette: 'We will have ghost villages' - Windermere and Bowness residents turn out in force in opposition to on-street parking charges

4:30pm Friday 6th June 2014

HUNDREDS of people showed the strength of community opposition to the introduction of on-street parking charges at a public meeting in Windermere last night (Thursday).

50-bedroomed hotel plan for former Ambleside school

The Westmorland Gazette: The school site

10:50am Friday 6th June 2014

A FORMER grammar school in one of the Lake District’s busiest towns could be converted into a luxury hotel.

BOOK REVIEW: The Railways of Carnforth

The Westmorland Gazette: The Railways of Carnforth

2:00pm Saturday 7th June 2014

THE RAILWAYS OF CARNFORTH by Philip Grosse, £25 ISBN 978-0-956970916

Businesses opposing Ulverston supermarket aim to raise cash to help pay for legal fees

3:40pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

BUSINESSES battling against a new supermarket for Ulverston have offered up their goods to raise cash in a bid to overturn the move.


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