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Comic book fans descend on Kendal as Lakes International Comic Art Festival gets under way

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:06pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE second Lakes International Comic Art Festival got under way with a bang this morning.

Plan to help apprentices is going strong

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

4:53pm Thursday 9th October 2014

SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has heralded the news that an average of 61 apprenticeships per month have been created in Westmorland and Lonsdale.

QKS head praises pupils at awards night after 93% pass rate

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE changing landscape of the school curriculum and exams did not affect students’ performance at Queen Katherine School, according to head teacher Gareth Roscoe.

New head is drawn to school 'ethos'

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE new headteacher of a Lake District primary school says he was drawn to the role because of its ‘strong community spirit and ethos’.

New headteacher of Lakes primary school says job was too big to turn down

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE new headteacher of a Lake District primary school says he was drawn to the role because of its ‘strong community spirit and ethos’.

Storth man Matthew is a bright spark

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A BRIGHT spark from South Lakeland has successfully completed an apprenticeship scheme and secured a permanent position which will see him work to keep the lights on across the region.

Young people offered chance to try fishing

The Westmorland Gazette: Environment Agency inspect beck

6:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE Environment Agency (EA) is working with the Angling Trust to urge schools to offer young people the chance to try fishing.

Sedbergh School goes to Belgium to honour fallen in war

The Westmorland Gazette: First World War photographs from the archive of the Gazette & Herald

4:10pm Monday 15th September 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from Sedbergh School travelled to Belgium to honour the school’s fallen in World War One.

Pupils who cycle to school offered safety training

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria County Council

4:10pm Monday 15th September 2014

SECONDARY school students in Cumbria who cycle to school are being offered free Bikeability training to help keep them safe on the roads.

Prescot Cables 1 - 1 Kendal Town: Ricky Mercer levels late on as Kendal draw again

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:29pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

RICKY Mercer grabbed a deserved late equaliser as Kendal Town fought back from a goal down to pick up their fourth draw in six league games against Prescot Cables on Tuesday night.

Students teach the value of exercise

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

STUDENTS from the University of Cumbria are working with kidney patients at Kendal’s Renal Unit to help improve their physical health and quality of life.

Dalton safari park roars with displeasure over feeding ban

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:20am Thursday 4th September 2014

LARGE cats will no longer be able to display their hunting instincts after safety concerns were raised over a popular event which sees them scale 20ft poles to earn their food.

100 students have work experience with BAE

The Westmorland Gazette: Artful being lowered into the water. Credit: BAE Systems/Mike Vallance

6:10pm Thursday 28th August 2014

MORE than 100 students have had work experience placements with BAE Systems Submarines so far this year.

University lecturer launches a history of Scotland

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

UNIVERSITY of Cumbria associate lecturer Martin Fowler will launch Scotland the Brave: A Graphic History of Scotland 1514-2014, tomorrow (Friday) in Edinburgh.

10 weeks in Tanzania sees 19-year-old appeal for volunteers

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A KENDAL teenager who spent ten weeks in Tanzania helping to educate hundreds of people about the importance of water quality has urged those unsure as to their next move in life to consider volunteering.

Sir Chris Bonington climbs Old Man of Hoy - at the age of 80

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

SIR Chris Bonington has successfully scaled the Old Man of Hoy in memory of his late wife — nearly 50 years after he first climbed the remote 449ft sea stack in the Orkney Islands.

Sir Chris Bonington, 80, repeats historic climb of remote sea stack

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

SIR Chris Bonington has successfully scaled the Old Man of Hoy in memory of his late wife - nearly 50 years after he first climbed the remote 449ft sea stack in the Orkney Islands.

England u21 boss Gareth Southgate discusses importance of junior football as part of Three Lions' long-term plan

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

ENGLAND u21 boss Gareth Southgate insists tournament triumph must first come at junior level before the national team have any chance of ending years of hurt to lift the World Cup.

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.

Former pupil to fund a new GSCE at a Lake District secondary school

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:30pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THE generosity of a former pupil will see the launch of a new GCSE at a leading Lake District secondary school.

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.

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