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Thousands witness closest finish in Grizedale Stages Rally history

The Westmorland Gazette: Ollie Mellors and Northallerton's Ian Windress on their way to victory on the Grizedale Stages Rally – Picture: TONY BOYES

9:22am Monday 30th November 2015

THOUSANDS of spectators were treated to a historic event as they witnessed the closest finish in the 27 year history of the Grizedale Stages Rally.

Syrian airstrikes - which Cumbrian MPs will vote for military intervention?

The Westmorland Gazette: The Gripen aircraft...now with Oxley LEDs

12:00pm Wednesday 25th November 2015

AIRSTRIKES in Syria could be imminent but Cumbria's MPs have different approaches to military intervention in the Middle East.

Controversy as cinemas ban Lord's Prayer advert in case it 'offends' or 'upsets' audiences

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:20am Wednesday 25th November 2015

CONTROVERSY has been sparked after 80 per cent of British cinemas have refused to show an advert because it contained the Lord's Prayer.

UPDATE: Blencathra not for sale 'in short or medium term', says managing director of Lonsdale Estates

The Westmorland Gazette: STUNNING: Blencathra in its full glory

4:30pm Thursday 26th November 2015

THE iconic Blencathra mountain is no longer for sale, it has today been confirmed by the managing director of Lonsdale Estates.

Labour MP John Woodcock defies Jeremy Corbyn by attending Trident renewal debate

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:50am Tuesday 24th November 2015

JOHN Woodcock MP is defying Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn by attending today's debate on Trident renewal, despite being asked to stay away.

Motorbike ace Tom McHale 'stable' after 150mph crash at China's Macau Grand Prix

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:42am Monday 23rd November 2015

A CUMBRIAN motorbike ace is in hospital after crashing at around 150mph during qualifying for China's Macau Grand Prix on Friday, November 20.

Movember man uses facial fur to raise money for Cancer Care

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:10pm Monday 23rd November 2015

A CHARITABLE Kendal man is using his facial fur to raise money for charity.

Tim Farron MP issues rallying cry to Labour Party as he outlines Lib Dem economic plans

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:33pm Thursday 19th November 2015

A RALLYING cry has been issued to the Labour Party by Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron, who said: "Join us."

Nuclear-powered attack submarine given £1.3billion funding by government - Barrow's BAE Systems delighted

The Westmorland Gazette: One of the Royal Navy's astute-class submarines

4:50pm Thursday 19th November 2015

THE UK Ministry of Defence has awarded BAE Systems a contract for the delivery of the fifth Astute Class submarine, taking the total value for work on the vessel to £1.3 billion. 

Stunning pictures of flooding in Ambleside and Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:50pm Wednesday 18th November 2015

STUNNING pictures have emerged showing the picturesque side of flooding around South Lakeland.

Sedbergh pupils more culturally aware after successful German exchange

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:20am Wednesday 18th November 2015

SEDBERGH School pupils are more 'culturally aware' than ever before after a successful German exchange visit.

VIDEO: Rescue helicopter makes emergency landing after technical fault

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:30pm Monday 16th November 2015

DRAMA unfolded at Chapel-le-Dale as a search and rescue helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing after developing a technical fault.

Tim Farron MP pushes for better mental health care provision

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:10pm Monday 16th November 2015

GREAT strides are being made in the provision of mental health care in Cumbria, but even more can be done.

Raped and tortured by ISIS - The truth behind the refugee crisis, as witnessed by a Milnthorpe woman

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:25pm Monday 16th November 2015

A DISTRAUGHT Milnthorpe woman with first-hand experience of the refugee crisis is on a mission to tell the world what is really happening.

Funeral details announced for 86-year-old Cartmel man who was swept away by swollen River Kent

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 20th November 2015

Funeral details announced for man who was swept to his death in swollen River Kent

UPDATE: Cumbria County Council revealed as having highest paid council officer in the United Kingdom

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria County Council

1:40pm Monday 9th November 2015

NEW figures released today reveal Cumbria County Council paid more money to a single employee than any other council in the United Kingdom.

UPDATE: Weather warning issued as trains are halted and roads are flooded

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 9th November 2015

TORRENTIAL rain and strong winds have forced the Met Office to issue a weather warning for vast swathes of Cumbria.

Cumbria police funding slashed by extra £5.8million after government error

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:43am Saturday 7th November 2015

CUMBRIA police force's budget is being slashed by more than any other force in the country.

UPDATE: Teammates and family pay tribute to 'fiercely loyal' Andrew Ford after Westmorland football legend passes away

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:40am Monday 9th November 2015

Moving tributes paid to much-loved football man

Kendal's early Christmas decorations divide public opinion

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:23pm Monday 2nd November 2015

CHRISTMAS seems to come earlier every year, especially in Kendal's Wainwright's Yard.

Lancaster University email gaffe - every undergraduate receives copy of student's summons to disciplinary hearing

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:24am Monday 2nd November 2015

UNIVERSITY officials have been left red faced after accidentally emailing details of a student's disciplinary procedure to every undergraduate.

Walker to conquer every Wainwright by Christmas in bid to raise money for mountain rescue teams

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:49pm Friday 30th October 2015

AN AVID walker is hoping to complete a monumental challenge on his sixtieth birthday in order to raise money for mountain rescue teams.

Woman airlifted to hospital after falling on Helvellyn

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:04am Friday 30th October 2015

AIR ambulance crews rushed to the aid of an injured woman who had fallen on Helvellyn.

Elderly woman injured after being hit by car, police searching for driver

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:39pm Thursday 29th October 2015

AN ELDERLY lady was injured after being clipped by a car in Penrith.

Police investigate unexplained death in Penrith

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:52am Thursday 29th October 2015

POLICE are investigating the unexplained death of a 37-year-old man in Penrith.

Number of first time buyers rises but new homes urgently needed, warns leader of South Lakeland District Council

The Westmorland Gazette: Cllr Peter Thornton at Low Mead, Kendal. (32594086)

2:29pm Monday 26th October 2015

The number of sales made to first time buyers rose significantly in September, according to the latest figures released by the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

Bentham boxer Tomi 'TNT' Tatham knocks out opponent in thrilling bout

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:40pm Monday 26th October 2015

TOMI 'TNT' Tatham lived up to his explosive reputation by blitzing his opponent en route to securing the ninth win of his promising career.

Coronation Street's Ryan Thomas arrested for drunk and disorderly behaviour outside Windermere's Wheelhouse Club

The Westmorland Gazette: FOOTBALL: Coronation Street's Ryan Thomas who plays Jason Grimshaw played at Atherton Collieries Football Club against RM Rovers to raise funds for poorly youngster Guy Ryan.

4:30pm Monday 26th October 2015

CORONATION Street star Ryan Thomas has been arrested for being drunk and disorderly outside a Bowness-on-WIndermere nightclub.

Rescue teams come to the aid of woman with suspected broken ankle

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:50am Monday 12th October 2015

RESCUE teams had to come to the aid of a woman who had suffered a suspected broken ankle.

Six admitted to hospital after suspected drug use in Lancaster

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:32am Monday 12th October 2015

SIX young people were rushed to hospital amid fears that they had fallen ill after taking 'a controlled drug'.

'Significant damage' after car keyed on Kendal estate

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:48pm Sunday 11th October 2015

'SIGNIFICANT damage' has been caused to a car after it was keyed on a Kendal estate, police say.

Thieves steal valuables from tents while victims sleep inside

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:23pm Sunday 11th October 2015

THIEVES unzipped tents and roumaged around, stealing valuebles while the victims were asleep inside, police say.

Criminal damage outside Kendal home - police hunt culprit

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:07pm Saturday 10th October 2015

POLICE are searching for those responsible after an incident of criminal damage outside a property in Kendal.

Mum offers £50 for safe return of bike that was stolen from Kendal College

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:46am Saturday 10th October 2015

POLICE are appealing for information after an £800 bike was stolen from outside Kendal College.

Fire crews cut man out of car after A590 smash

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:08am Saturday 10th October 2015

FIRE crews rushed to the scene of a two vehicle road traffic collision on the A590 and found a man trapped in his car.

Thieves steal £400 worth of books in daylight raid on Kendal's Waterstones

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:01am Saturday 10th October 2015

THIEVES made-off with more than £400 worth of books after a daylight raid on Kendal's Waterstones store.

Amazing pictures of Northern Lights dancing across South Lakeland's skies

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:22pm Friday 9th October 2015

AMAZING pictures have emerged of one of nature's greatest phenomenons gracing South Lakeland's skies.

Robbery - £2,000 stolen and man left with facial injuries in Barrow incident

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:36pm Friday 9th October 2015

ROBBERS stole thousands of pounds in cash and left a man with facial injuries during an incident at a residential house in Barrow, police say.

Hate Crime Awareness Week - Police launch bid to tackle prejudice

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:41am Friday 9th October 2015

HATE crime is at the forefront of the police's agenda as Cumbria joins a national bid to tackle prejudice.

A590 reopened after three car collision

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:35am Thursday 8th October 2015

POLICE were called to reports of a three car snarl-up on the A590 near Greenodd, Ulverston, today (Thursday, October 8).

Police step in to deal with knife-wielding man on A590

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 8th October 2015

A KNIFE-WIELDING man has been taken to hospital by police after fears for his welfare were raised by the public.

Rescuers battle tough conditions to reunite shepherd with much-loved Kim the collie

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:36pm Tuesday 6th October 2015

RESCUERS helped to reuinite a sheepdog with its master after a long, cold night out in the Patterdale wilds.

Kind-hearted group to use music to help with the refugee crisis

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:45pm Friday 2nd October 2015

KIND-HEARTED, charitable people are helping to raise money for refugees undergoing a dangerous and arduous journey.

Sanctuary is key - New website launched to help refugee efforts in South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:11pm Thursday 1st October 2015

REFUGEES will benefit from from a new website designed to connect all the charitable people in South Lakeland, maximising the relief effort.

Police want to trace driver of van that collided with pedestrian in Sedbergh

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:26pm Thursday 1st October 2015

POLICE are investigating after a camper van collided with a pedestrian in Sedbergh, leaving the walker with shoulder injuries.

Bottle thrown through car window in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:17pm Thursday 1st October 2015

A SHOCKED driver called police after an unknown person smashed through the rear window of their car.

Police investigating after body of Millom man pulled from water

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:57pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

POLICE are currently investigating after the body of a man was discovered in the river at Haverigg Harbour.

Soldiers take on challenge in honour of fallen comrade who died in Warcop training tragedy

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:52am Wednesday 30th September 2015

SOLDIERS from a Northern regiment are preparing to remember a fallen comrade who dies in tragic circumstances.

Iron gate stolen from Ulverston front garden

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:17am Wednesday 30th September 2015

POLICE are appealing for information after an iron gate was stolen from a front garden in Ulverston.

Scammers targeting South Cumbria, say police

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:55pm Tuesday 29th September 2015

SCAMMERS are targeting the residents of South Cumbria, according to police.

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