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Rugby stalwart Terry Stavert dies at 79

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby stalwart Terry Stavert dies at 79

12:24pm Friday 9th October 2015

A FLAG at Kendal rugby club is flying at half mast in honour of a staunch supporter and lifelong member who has died aged 79.

Plastic bag 5p charge introduced across south Cumbrian supermarkets

The Westmorland Gazette: BAG IT: a Morrisons plastic carrier bag inside a shopping trolly could soon be a thing of the past with a mandatory 5p charge

11:50am Friday 9th October 2015

SHOPPERS making their way to supermarkets across South Lakeland had better remember to bring their own bag or they will have to pay 5p for the luxury.

Slash those sleeves for a sophisticated September look

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 12th September 2015

WE may be leaving summer behind but there's still time to embrace that more commonly irritating in between-season weather.

Bridesmaid, 12, misses family wedding after dog attack

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:50am Friday 21st August 2015

A YOUNG bridesmaid was airlifted to hospital with serious facial injuries after a dog attack just hours before a family wedding.

Town council objects to revised solar farm plan for Bentham

The Westmorland Gazette: Old Basing solar farm plans go on show

12:43pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

A TOWN council's view on a rejected solar farm plan remains unchanged following a revised application.

Concerns remain over 25-acre solar farm plan for Eden

The Westmorland Gazette: South Lakeland fields identified for 20,000 panelled solar farm

12:41pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

EDEN residents remain concerned about the future of the area after developers unveiled their plans for a 25-acre solar farm.

Take tips from one of the world's oldest fashion icons

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 15th August 2015

THIS week I have been inadvertently introduced to a fashion icon I have never even heard of.

BUDGET REACTION: Front line services ‘still under threat’

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:12pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

LEADERS of Cumbria’s cash-strapped county council have issued a warning in the wake of George Osborne’s budget today.

Boat fire warning given

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:48am Tuesday 7th July 2015

CUMBRIA Fire and Rescue Service has issued a reminder to sailing enthusiasts to be protected in the event of a fire onboard.

VIDEO: Witnesses tell of elderly couple's lucky escape from car blaze

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:30pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

AN ELDERLY couple had a 'lucky escape' when their car burst into flames in Grasmere yesterday (May 22).

UPDATE: Dog found on Scafell Pike reunited with owner

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:20pm Sunday 24th May 2015

A DOG found by walkers on the summit of Scafell Pike has been reunited with its owner following an appeal by an animal charity.

EDEN: Rory Stewart 'moved' after retaining Penrith and The Border seat for the Conservatives

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:30am Friday 8th May 2015

CONSERVATIVE Rory Stewart has retained his Penrith and The Border seat with a massively increased majority.

Five-way fight in Penrith and the Border

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:30pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

A FIVE-WAY political battle is on for England’s largest and most sparsely populated constituency that has remained a safe Conservative seat since its creation in 1950.

Disabled woman to be first to tackle coast to coast through Cumbria in off-road wheelchair

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:51am Wednesday 8th April 2015

A DISABLED woman is to be the first person to tackle the coast to coast challenge in an off-road wheelchair.

Families devastated by failings at Cumbria hospital back call to oversee change

The Westmorland Gazette: Barrow Labour MP John Woodcock signs the book

9:49am Thursday 12th March 2015

FAMILIES who lost loved ones as a result of failings at a Cumbria hospital are backing an MP's call to oversee changes.

UPDATE: Family pay tribute to pedestrian killed in A591 collision

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:10pm Thursday 12th February 2015

FAMILY and friends of a ‘soft-hearted’ South Lakeland woman have been left ‘devastated’ after she died in a road accident.

Sting operation sees a third of South Lakeland pubs sell to youngsters

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:01pm Thursday 5th February 2015

A STING operation co-ordinated by police saw more than a third of targeted pubs in South Lakeland sell to under age drinkers at the weekend.

Former snooker ace found guilty of "prolonged assault" of ex-partner

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:42pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A FORMER snooker ace has been found guilty of a "prolonged assault" on an ex-partner after a dispute over a laptop in his Bowness flat.

Businesses back 'no zip here' campaign in Glenridding

The Westmorland Gazette: Greenside Mine at Glenridding.  (10786250)

3:20pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

BUSINESSES have backed a campaign which is saying no to the construction of a proposed zip wire in the Lake District - branding it a 'fairground ride'.

Lake District businesses lose thousands after 'catastrophic' phone line failure

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:04am Saturday 22nd November 2014

LAKE District business owners have been left counting the cost of a 'catastrophic' phone line failure which has left them thousands of pounds out of pocket.

Lake District tortoises become media sensation after appearing on national TV

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:06pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE latest tortoise tots from the Lake District Wildlife Park have made it onto the big screen.

Kendal roadworks are extended

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

ROADWORKS on a busy Kendal road have been extended past the second expected finishing date because of 'really bad' ground conditions 'hard-to-dig' concrete and the diversion of an electricity cable.

UPDATE: Family pays tribute to South Lakes mum who died while climbing Everest

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:30pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THE distraught husband of a South Lakeland mother who died while trekking in the Himalayas with her daughter has spoken of his grief.

Parents' anguish over death fall payout

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:59am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE heartbroken parents of a boy who fell to his death while on the trip of a lifetime have been handed an out-of-court settlement after a two year struggle.

Furness man who strangled girlfriend's dog is jailed

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A MAN who told his girlfriend to hang herself and ‘tormented’ her by strangling and kicking her dog has been jailed for 20 weeks.

Kendal and Cartmel scoop golds at Cumbria in Bloom awards

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

GREEN-fingered South Lakelanders scooped golds and did Cumbria proud in the county’s annual gardening competition.

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.

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