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Former Lib Dem peer pledges support for Morecambe and Lunesdale's Labour candidate

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:22am Monday 27th April 2015

A WEALTHY former Lib Dem peer came to Morecambe and Lunesdale to pledge his support for the Labour candidate in a bid to oust the Tories.

Iconic beauty spot Stickle Tarn is officially an Asset of Community Value

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:33pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

THE iconic beauty spot Stickle Tarn has today been listed as an Asset of Community Value.

State of the art 4G internet and phone connection is set to come to rural South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:27am Thursday 23rd April 2015

STATE of the art telephone and internet connection could be on its way to rural South Lakeland.

Concerns grow for missing man believed to be in Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:20pm Friday 17th April 2015

CONCERNS are growing for the whereabouts of Ronald Fleetwood who has been missing since April 6.

Spate of vandalism near Heron Hill Primary School continues

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:23pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

VANDALS left a trail of destruction near a Kendal school to add ot the catalogue of offences committed at the site in recent months.

Top marks are given to Lancaster University

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:30am Monday 13th April 2015

LANCASTER University has been ranked 15th out of 113 institutions in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

Shop figures ‘misleading’ claim

The Westmorland Gazette: Coun Roger Bingham

12:00pm Saturday 11th April 2015

MILNTHORPE has the highest percentage of empty shops in South Lakeland.

Motorbike and car collide forcing A590 to close in both directions

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:06pm Friday 10th April 2015

EMERGENCY services were called out to a collision between a motorbike and a car on the A590 that left the biker with a suspected broken ankle and thumb.

65-year-old woman suffers 'substantial' leg injuries after falling on Arnside path

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:45am Friday 10th April 2015

A 65-year-old woman with a 'substantial' leg injury was taken to safety by a multi-force rescue team.

ELECTION NEWS: Morecambe and Lunesdale seat to be won by Labour, according to latest Ashcroft poll

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:23am Thursday 9th April 2015

A MOMENTOUS shift could take place at the General Election as the Morecambe and Lunesdale seat looks to be heading in Labour's direction, according to a new poll.

Blencathra sold 'in principle' to public action group Friends of Blencathra

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:32am Thursday 9th April 2015

AN iconic Cumbrian mountain could be heading into public ownership as a community group has their bid accepted 'in principle'.

Hundreds gather to witness dramatic Passion performance in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:47pm Friday 3rd April 2015

JESUS Christ was paraded through the streets of Kendal in front of hundreds of onlookers in a dramatic reenactment of the Passion.

Outcry as national park refuses to reveal identity of beauty spot buyers

The Westmorland Gazette: SOLD: Lady Wood, White Moss, Grasmere

11:30am Thursday 2nd April 2015

A VEIL of secrecy has been thrown over the identity of the buyers of two plots of land sold off by the Lake District National Park Authority.

Police urge homeowners to be vigilant after heating oil theft in Old Hutton

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:20pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

POLICE are urging people to be vigilant after a spate of fuel thefts from properties around Cumbria.

REVIEW: 'Two' at the Theatre by the Lake

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:44pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

A FULL house witnessed the triumphant return of Jim Cartwright's 'Two' at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.

South Lakeland goes green as solar panels get the go ahead

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

SOLAR power could prove to be a ray of light for South Lakeland's economy after renewable energy plans get the go ahead from councillors.

Air ambulance called out to boy with leg injuries on Whinlater Pass

The Westmorland Gazette: Jobs to go at trading arm of Great North Air Ambulance Service

2:55pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

THE GREAT North Air Ambulance came to the aid of a young boy who suffered a leg injury after coming off his bike.

Police make arrest after claims that a man slapped elderly people for sneezing in public

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:20pm Friday 27th March 2015

POLICE make an arrest in the hunt for a man who slaps old people who sneeze in public

TRAFFIC: Mile long queues on A590

The Westmorland Gazette: Traffic jam on the A3 near Kingston

11:44am Tuesday 24th March 2015

TRAFFIC is backed-up for a mile near the Booths roundabout on the A590 in Ulverston.

Man hit by truck on A65 is airlifted to hospital

The Westmorland Gazette: The North West Air Ambulance in action earlier this year

10:45am Tuesday 24th March 2015

A MAN was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a HGV as he walked down the A65 at Crooklands.

Xbox 360 and TV stolen in overnight raid on house in Millom

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:17am Tuesday 24th March 2015

HUNDREDS of pounds worth of property has been stolen from a house in Millom in an overnight raid.

Police appeal for information after shop windows smashed in Ambleside

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:16am Tuesday 24th March 2015

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a shop window was smashed in a seemingly random act of vandalism in Ambleside.

Four men guided down Helvellyn as 'extremely cold conditions' prove dangerous

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:31am Monday 23rd March 2015

FOUR men had to be guided down Helvellyn in freezing temperatures after reporting themselves missing.

UPDATE: Missing man found safe and well in Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:30am Monday 23rd March 2015

Missing man found safe and well in Windermere

Blind woman verbally abused on Kendal high street, police say

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:33am Monday 23rd March 2015

A BLIND woman was verbally abused by a man outside Home Bargains in Kendal.

Two arrested after man left with 'serious facial injuries' in Cockermouth

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:55pm Sunday 22nd March 2015

A COCKERMOUTH man has been left with serious facial injuries after being attacked by two males, police say.

UPDATE: Police name victim of fatal motorbike accident near Graythwaite

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:10pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A FATAL road traffic collision involving a motorcyclist has taken place on a South Cumbria road.

Attempted break-in causes damage to popular Beetham pub

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Saturday 21st March 2015

CROOKS attempting to break into a popular Beetham pub caused damage to the exterior but left with nothing.

Historic Chinese painting worth thousands stolen from property in Appleby

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Saturday 21st March 2015

AN HISTORIC Chinese silk painting worth thousands of pounds has been stolen from a property in Appleby.

Stolen car found crashed on country lane in Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 21st March 2015

A STOLEN car was discovered 'in a crashed state' on a country lane in Ulverston.

Hanging man saved by police officers in Appleby

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:54am Saturday 21st March 2015

A SUICIDAL man has been saved by police officers who found him just in time.

Spineless thieves steal wormery from communal garden after multiple reports of anti-social behaviour

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:21am Friday 20th March 2015

SPINELESS thieves may have wormed their way into getting a criminal record after stealing an unusual item from a community garden in Kendal.

UPDATE: Ukip announce new candidate after Jonathan Stanley leaves party, citing 'open racism and bullying'

The Westmorland Gazette: Dr Jonathan Stanley was voted UKIP candidate for the Westmorland and Lonsdale area at the UKIP hustings meeting

12:10pm Saturday 21st March 2015

UKIP announce new candidate to fight for Westmorland and Lonsdale seat after Jonathan Stanley resigned from the party claiming to be sick of 'open racism and bullying'.

UPDATE: No contamination found after police cordon off Beales amid reports of make-up being tampered with

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:50am Tuesday 24th March 2015

POLICE have confirmed that there is no evidence of contamination or criminality following an investigation into claims of make-up tampering at Beales, Kendal.

UPDATE - DEADLINE DAY: Lake District National Park land sell-off closed, new owners to be informed by 5pm tomorrow

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:10pm Thursday 12th March 2015

THE GREAT Lake District National Park land sell-off ends, buyers to be informed of success tomorrow

Tests underway as Wi-Fi is about to go live in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:41pm Friday 6th March 2015

TERRIBLE internet connection in Kendal town centre could be a thing of the past as browsing brilliance is on its way.

Youngsters get a wiggle on for charity with a Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:47pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

YOUNGSTERS will have to get a wiggle on if they are to meet a very hungry caterpillar to raise money for vulnerable children.

Tory councillor uses his mobile phone during budget debate where a 1.99% tax hike is decided

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:30pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A LEADING Tory councillor was spotted by a Gazette reporter using his Blackberry for almost two hours during the most important council meeting of the year.

Fake vodka could be in South Lakeland shops, police warn

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:13am Friday 20th February 2015

COUNTERFEIT vodka could be being sold in local shops, warn police.

Council tax will rise by nearly 2% as latest budget is approved

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria County Council

5:07pm Thursday 19th February 2015

COUNCIL tax will rise for the first time in five years after the Labour and Lib-Dem coalition's budget proposals were passed today (Thursday, February 19).

Man, 68, dies after huge rescue effort on Helvellyn

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:39am Thursday 19th February 2015

A 68-year-old 'experienced mountaineer' has died after being discovered unconscious on Helvellyn.

Pensioner airlifted from Helvellyn after being found unconscious near 150ft drop

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:10pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

RESCUE crews were called into action after an elderly man was found unconscious next to a 150ft drop.

Police investigate criminal damage to a car in Endmoor

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:48am Wednesday 18th February 2015

CRIMINAL damage has been caused to a car in the Endmoor area - police are hunting the culprit.

Police warn against dodgy doorstep dealers in South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:38am Wednesday 18th February 2015

SUSPICIOUS males have been spotted posing as doorstep traders in Heversham as the police urge residents to be cautious.

Major report due today on future of hospital services across Morecambe Bay

The Westmorland Gazette: Westmorland General Hospital

11:30am Tuesday 10th February 2015

A MAJOR review into the future of health services at Morecambe Bay hospitals is set to be released today.

Council tax to rise for first time in five years under 2015 budget proposal

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria County Council

3:51pm Thursday 5th February 2015

COUNCIL tax is set to rise by nearly two per cent as councillors unanimously voted in favour of the 2015 budget proposal.

Remembrance service for police officer shot dead at Oxenholme Station 50 years ago

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:08pm Wednesday 4th February 2015

A POLICE officer shot and killed in the line of duty will have a remembrence service held in his honour 50 years after the tragic incident.

Cumbria County Council could face lose-lose situation over rural broadband

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria County Council

3:00pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

CUMBRIA County Council could find itself in a lose-lose situation over rural broadband.

Six cows stolen in overnight raid on Dent farm

The Westmorland Gazette: Tony Hunter was left devastated following the theft of six cattle

9:42am Monday 2nd February 2015

SIX cows, some heavily pregnant, have been stolen from a Dent farm in an overnight raid.

Snakes found dumped by bins in freezing temperatures

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:17pm Friday 16th January 2015

TWO snakes were found after being dumped outside in freezing temperatures.

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