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Sweet inspiration from cupcake week

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:07pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

WITH the help of household tv programmes such as GBBO (or Great British Bake Off to those of you who don’t know), baking is on the rise.

Dylan Evans: chef proprietor at Wild&Co, Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:05pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Essential Ingredients: Definitely salt and pepper. In my opinion seasoning is key to turning a good dish into a great dish.

Punch Bowl makes it into top pub guide

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NATIONAL pub-goers’ bible has named a South Lakeland inn as the best place to dine in Cumbria.

Forget grey and be bold with brights

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:53pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SUNDAYS are often spent with family and should be merry.

St Mary's Hospice in Ulverston gets a Royal visit

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:21pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A DEDICATED space for day care patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses was opened by the Duchess of Gloucester yesterday.

Thousands flock to County Show in warm weather but there's a warning about gridlocked roads

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:07am Thursday 11th September 2014

RECORD numbers are expected at the North West's biggest agricultural show today.

Royal visitor opens wing at St Mary's Hospice

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:50pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A DEDICATED space for day care patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses was opened by the Duchess of Gloucester yesterday.

Boss full of praise after 'relaxed and uncluttered' pub gets guide praise

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A NATIONAL pub-goers’ Bible has named a South Lakeland inn as the best place to dine in Cumbria.

Prize pears and winning runner beans: 80 years of Westmorland Horticultural Society Show

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

AN EXPLOSION of colour was injected into a Kendal hall with the arrival of an annual flower show.

Lanternhouse at Ulverston is sold

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A DISTINCTIVE South Lakeland building has been sold after being on the market for 18 months.

High hopes for new Down's syndrome group

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:49pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

AN EDUCATIONAL lifeline has been set up in South Lakeland for children with Down’s syndrome.

Hundreds enjoy dramatic Lancaster bombers' Lake District fly-past

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:26pm Sunday 7th September 2014

HISTORY was made today (September 7) when the world's two remaining Lancaster bombers flew over the Lake District in front of hundreds of eager onlookers.

Alistair Johnson, head chef at Carus Green Golf Course and Club, Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:40pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Essential ingredients: Salt, black pepper and extra virgin olive oil - all simple but you can make anything taste good with those.

Guzzler is the time to gorge on music and ale

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

THE festival spirit will descend on an otherwise sleepy Lake District village this weekend.

Give summer the boot

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:28am Saturday 6th September 2014

WHEN you find yourself subconsciously digging out an old pair of boots, you know that summer is ending.

Sadness as footballing dad 'Gus', dies of cardiac arrest at just 28

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:20pm Thursday 4th September 2014

FRIENDS and family of a popular amateur footballer and doting dad who died suddenly say he will be ‘sorely missed’.

Cartmel is a 'thimbleful of diamonds' says Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A BBC presenter has hailed a South Lakeland village as a ‘thimbleful of diamonds’.

Porn images man is jailed for nine months

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:40pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

AN UNREPENTANT and ‘perverted’ man from Kendal has been jailed for nine months for possessing dozens of pornographic images featuring children from cartoons such as The Simpsons.

A fresh look at the refreshing taste of mint

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:01pm Thursday 28th August 2014

MINTFEST descends on Kendal this weekend and so in homage to the town’s peppermint-strong history, this week it’s all about those sharp, fresh-tasting green leaves.

Stuart Walton: new head chef at The Strickland Arms, Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:58pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Essential ingredients It’s simple but it’s salt and pepper.

Meals with a flavour of our wonderful heritage

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:53pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A CELEBRATION of Cumbria’s edible heritage has been underway this month.

Lack of sun means time for a jacket rethink

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

STILL in the throes of summer, but with a distinct lack of sun and warmth calls for a wardrobe reassessment.

Make your wardrobe one of your five-a-day

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:45pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WE all know fruit is good for you, but you probably didn’t realise that it could be good for your wardrobe as well.

Don't be afraid to cover up your bikini body

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:40pm Thursday 28th August 2014

LAST week was all about bikinis so naturally this week is all about poolside coverups.

More disruption ahead for Kendal shop owners

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

BUSINESSES that have suffered a 60 per cent drop in footfall due to roadworks are facing another month of disruption.

Grieving daughter to quit village pub

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:40pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A COUPLE who moved to the Lake District to pursue their dream of running a village pub are selling up because of a family tragedy.

Eden manor bags spot in national cook book

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:20pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN EDEN manor will make an appearance in a national cook book.

Teenagers held in hostage ordeal, court told

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A DISTURBED man who subjected schoolchildren to a ‘horrific’ and ‘prolonged’ hostage ordeal has been jailed for six years.

Former Eden man died instantly in accident in Malaysia which also killed five women friends: inquest

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN at the wheel of a car involved in a ‘catastrophic’ road accident in Malaysia was killed instantaneously, an inquest heard.

Matt Adamson, head chef at The Plough at Lupton

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Matt Adamson, head chef at The Plough at Lupton - the flagship of The Cricketer’s Inns.

Sail your way to recipe success

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:34pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

GROWN out of a casual exchange of wild garlic and nettle recipes around a campfire, a sailing club has branched out to release its own guide to good food.

Relish the taste of chutney

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A RELISH made from fresh fruit and spices, chutney was originally from India and used to accompany curries.

Sylvia Welbank, owner and chef at Ireby Green Farm Café, Carnforth

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:23pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Essential ingredients: Good flours, yeast, butter and a well-stocked herb garden.

Learning is on the menu with a kitchen celebrity

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:19pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

FORGET the Great British Bake Off because a top TV chef is causing a stir of his own in Cumbria with the set up of a new cookery school.

"It’s like Arthur Ransome has always been sitting on my shoulder”

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A CHILD star in the film adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, Sophie Neville is still riding on the wave of its enduring success.

£1m lost as gangs raid area's farms

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:40pm Thursday 14th August 2014

CRIMINAL gangs are being blamed for stealing almost £1m worth of livestock and equipment from Cumbria’s countryside.

Lunesdale Show hit by fears over TB

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:10pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

CATTLE numbers plunged to an all-time low at a South Lakeland agricultural show because of bovine TB fears.

Search success gets Mickey back home

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:40pm Friday 8th August 2014

A BLIND dog that went missing for a week has been returned to his owner.

Hotel is the toast with world top 500 ranking

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:33am Thursday 7th August 2014

A LUXURY Lake District hotel has been classed as having one of the top 500 wine lists in the ‘world’.

Graham David Ball: Head Chef at the Borrowdale Hotel, Borrowdale

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:31am Thursday 7th August 2014

Essential ingredients: I enjoy using local, good quality produce. I always try to use produce that is in season to get the best taste and flavour.

Enjoy a taste of Spain

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:25am Thursday 7th August 2014

WHILE I may be weeping into soggy cereal having woken up to British reality, I’m determined to firmly hold on to the ever distant memory of good wine, rich food and hot climates of my short Spanish vacation.

Lifelong friends complete 976 mile charity walk

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:38am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A PAIR of lifelong pals walked almost 1000 miles in just over 70 days in aid of a charity close to home.

'Serious concerns' over Appleby Horse Fair raised at public meeting

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:24pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ABUSIVE behaviour, blocked roads and fields being used as toilets were among the ‘serious concerns’ raised at a public meeting about the Appleby Horse Fair.

Mark Teasdale: head chef at Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, Ullswater

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:09pm Friday 25th July 2014

Essential ingredients: The initial ingredients are vital to the success of the dish, so fresh as possible – and ideally local, home grown is fantastic! Seasoning is also high on the agenda, so salt, pepper and sometimes lemon juice is good at lifting out flavours.

Take your look into another dimension

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

LADIES and gentleman let me introduce you to the latest fashion hybrid - the skort.

Spread the word about milady's marmalade

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:01pm Friday 25th July 2014

A CUMBRIAN mansion has teamed up with a world-famous department store to launch a new posh preserve range.

Berry tasty - and healthy

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:03am Friday 25th July 2014

MIXED berries for me are the epitome of summer.

Vikings invade corn mill

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

VIKING STRIFE: Warring Vikings ‘invaded’ a South Lakeland village at the weekend – drawing big crowds over two days to see what life was like in an ancient settlement.

Lollipop lady Gail says goodbye after 17 years

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A DEVOTED lollipop lady has retired from her South Lakeland school duties after more than 17 years.

Busy week for Lakes mountain rescuers

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MOUNTAIN rescue team was called out three times in one day to assist injured walkers.

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