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'Don't advertise Christmas presents to criminals', warns Cumbria Police

8:10am Sunday 30th December 2012

CUMBRIANS are being urged not to advertise their new Christmas gifts to criminals as police reveal the items most-commonly stolen in 2012.

Boxing Day hunt attracts crowds to Tewitfield, Carnforth

The Westmorland Gazette: Boxing Day hunt attracts crowds to Tewitfield, Carnforth

12:52pm Wednesday 26th December 2012

MORE than 300 people chose a traditional festive event over the lure of the Boxing Day sales as they supported the Vale of Lune hunt at Tewitfield.

Boxing Day sales under way across the region

The Westmorland Gazette: It's been a quiet start to the Boxing Day sales in Kendal

10:25am Wednesday 26th December 2012

BOXING Day sales have got off to a slow start with only a handful of early shoppers keen to grab a post-Christmas bargain.

New-look Peter Rabbit makes Christmas Day debut on BBC1

The Westmorland Gazette: The new-look Peter Rabbit and friends

7:10am Tuesday 25th December 2012

THE Lake District’s best-known children’s characters have undergone a 21st Century makeover – more than a century after Beatrix Potter unveiled them to the public.

Cumbria Constabulary releases interim Christmas drink drive figures

3:37pm Thursday 20th December 2012

TWO weeks into Cumbria Constabulary’s drink drive campaign and 1.5 per cent of people who have been breathalysed have been over the legal limit.

Christmas opening arrangements for South Lakeland District Council

12:24pm Thursday 20th December 2012

SOUTH Lakeland District Council has released details of its Christmas opening arrangements.

Shoedunnit? Can you help solve the bizarre trainers-in-the-tree riddle on Cumbrian roadside?

The Westmorland Gazette: Shoe would have thought it?

11:22am Wednesday 19th December 2012

CHRISTMAS trees usually capture people’s imagination at this time of year but this bizarre sight on a Cumbrian roadside is causing quite a stir of its own.

From a £310-a-year rent to a £16 million turnover. Why a Lake District hotel group is celebrating 60 years at the top this Christmas

The Westmorland Gazette: L-R: Simon and Tim Berry

12:41pm Wednesday 19th December 2012

A MAJOR Lake District employer will be toasting 60 years of service this Christmas.

Thought you were busy in the countdown to Christmas? Inside the Kendal Delivery Office of the Royal Mail

The Westmorland Gazette: Postwoman Angela Kitchen, picture by Mark Harrison

11:04am Wednesday 19th December 2012

IF you thought where you work was busy at Christmas, spare a thought for postmen and women. In Kendal, all leave has been cancelled for the last three weeks, its staff will deliver four times the amount it usually does and it is not uncommon for 5am starts.

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