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Benefits fiddle woman escapes prison term

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:27pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

MOTHER-of-three Emma Peterkin, 31, of Grandy Close, Grasmere, who fraudulently claimed nearly £13,500 in benefits and tax reductions, was given a six-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, at South Lakeland Magistrates’ Court.

Breaking news Cyclist taken to hospital after Kendal crash

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

1:35pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CYCLIST in her 20s has been taken to hospital after coming off her push bike in Kendal, said police.

Breaking news Kendal Town FC need new manager after Dave Foster leaves via mutual consent

The Westmorland Gazette: Unbeaten month is target for play-off chasing Kendal Town boss Dave Foster

11:21am Wednesday 17th September 2014

KENDAL Town boss Dave Foster left the club by mutual consent last night.

Sheep savaged by two dogs in Ambleside

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:49am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A sheep was left with severe injuries after it was attacked by two 'boxer-type' dogs.

New Sedbergh festival is wool worth the wait

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SEDBERGH’S Main Street looked b-ewe-tiful over the weekend as residents and visitors to the town celebrated the inaugural Sheepfest.

Police appeal for information after road traffic accident in Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Police are appealing for information after a road traffic accident on Newby Bridge Road.

Police appeal for witnesses after assault in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:36am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted on Kent Street, Kendal.

Appeal to pet lovers after dogs' home fire

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

PET lovers in South Lakeland are being urged to help the Manchester Dogs’ Home after a blaze killed dozens of animals and tore through part of a building.

The spice is right at the chilli festival

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:22am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A HOTLY anticipated celebration of spice was held for the first time by a South Lakeland estate.

Does Carnforth need a mayor?

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:10am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CARNFORTH town councillors were last night due to discuss whether their town needs a mayor.

More than 60,000 people throng into Ulverston for lantern parade

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:12am Wednesday 17th September 2014

IMAGINATIONS ran wild among those who produced lanterns for this year’s festival in Ulverston.

Pensioner camps out in cold for 21 hours to be first in line for house in new development

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A PENSIONER camped out in the cold for 21 hours to make sure she was first in line for a new Kendal housing development.

Glorious sunshine for marrow day at Underbarrow

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:09am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CROWDS turned out in glorious sunshine to create a holiday atmosphere at the Underbarrow Marrow Day event at the Punchbowl Inn.

Hospital thanks top-class medic

The Westmorland Gazette: RETIRED: Consultant geriatrician  Isabel Huggett, who has retired after 30 years in local hospitals, with her 'Westmorland Gazette' cake

7:01am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN NHS consultant has hung up her stethoscope after three decades working in Kendal’s hospitals - putting her straight on the front page of The Westmorland Gazette.

Mixed views over plans for houses and a cafe/wine bar at Silverdale

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

PLANS to change an ‘eyesore’ village pub into two houses and a café/wine bar have prompted concerns from parish councillors.

Eyewitnesses tell how tiger 'pounced' on 24-year-old zoo keeper - inquest hears

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN eyewitness has told how a Sumatran tiger 'pounced' on a zoo keeper, an inquest heard today.

Takeaway in Bowness left with 'extensive fire damage' after kitchen fire

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TAKEAWAY in Bowness was left with ‘extensive fire damage’ after an electrical fire in the kitchen.

Tiger keeper's injuries were 'unsurvivable' as jury hears of 'defective bolt' claim

The Westmorland Gazette: Zookeeper Sarah McClay

10:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN inquest into the death of an animal keeper mauled by a tiger at a local zoo, has heard claims that there was a ‘defective bolt’ in the tiger house which would have made it ‘unlocked’.

Appeal for people to join Windermere forum

The Westmorland Gazette: FLOATING TARGET: Windermere Lake Cruises has China in its sights

9:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THREE people are needed to join the Windermere Lake User Forum and have an important say in how the lake is managed and run.

Butterflies endure coldest August since 1993

The Westmorland Gazette: A tortoiseshell butterfly

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ONE of the UK’s favourite butterflies, the small tortoiseshell, continued its fight back this summer after years of decline, despite enduring the coldest August since 1993, a survey has revealed.

Rare display of Northern Lights seen over South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:53am Tuesday 16th September 2014

STARGAZERS were treated to a rare display of the Northern Lights when they lit up South Lakeland’s skies at the weekend.

Teenage cancer victims given break from 'everyday challenges' with fun day on Windermere shoreline

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:41am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A SOUTH Lakes business has joined forces with one of Britain’s top climbers to host a ‘fun day’ for the families of teenage cancer victims.

Bench owned by Rotary Club smashed by vandals in Grange

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:24pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A BENCH owned by the Rotary Club was vandalised on Main Street, Grange-over-Sands, between September 2 – 16.

Minibus vandalised while parked overnight near leisure centre in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:22pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MINIBUS had its windscreen and rear windows smashed by vandals while parked next to the leisure centre on Burton Road, Kendal.

Police hunt taxi driver who propositioned female passenger in Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE are hunting a taxi driver who propositioned a female passenger in Ulverston.

Parish council raises concern about Grasmere bridleway plan

The Westmorland Gazette: Many tourists visit Cumbria for its scenery. Pictured is Grasmere from Loughrigg Fells

5:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

LAKES Parish Council has made further objections to the upgrading of the Pelter Bridge-Grasmere footpath to a bridleway, which would allow cycle use along it.

Success celebrated at Queen Katherine School

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE changing landscape of the school curriculum and exams did not affect students’ performance at Queen Katherine School, according to head teacher Gareth Roscoe.

Water voles now back in every county in England

The Westmorland Gazette: Help give the shy water vole a home on Wiltshire's waterways

4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

WILDLIFE experts at the Environment Agency have confirmed that water voles have returned to every county in England, following a repopulation scheme.

Bay names new medical director

The Westmorland Gazette: (10285263?

1:47pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

ONE of the country's highest profile health officials has been appointed medical director for Morecambe Bay’s three hospitals.

Cumbria Police urge students to stay safe during Freshers Week

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

12:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CUMBRIA Police are urging students to keep themselves, and their possessions, safe during Fresher’s Week.

Kendal blood donor honoured

The Westmorland Gazette: 6,099 people from Greater Manchester were among the 119,907 that signed up to be a blood donor

1:46pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A KENDAL woman has received a Donor Achievement Award after giving blood 75 times.

Would-be thieves attempt to hotwire a tractor at woodyard in Kirkby Lonsdale

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:34am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WOULD-BE thieves attempted to hotwire a tractor at a woodyard near to Deansbiggin Farm, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Poll to find Britain's national bird

The Westmorland Gazette: There are just 10 pairs of hen harrier left in England.

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE hen harrier, pushed to the brink of extinction as a breeding bird in England, is in the top ten in a poll to find Britain's national bird.

Guide to find Fungi this autumn in Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette: Swindon Advertiser's readers get snap happy when they are out and about

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

CUMBRIA’S fantastic fungi feature in a new guide showcasing the best places to spot mushrooms and toadstools in the county.

Grasmere mum-of-three claimed nearly £13,500 in benefits and tax reductions, court hears

The Westmorland Gazette: Three detached houses at Ulverston turned down at appeal

4:34pm Monday 15th September 2014

A WOMAN who fraudulently claimed nearly £13,500 in benefits and tax reductions has been handed a suspended prison sentence by magistrates.

Police appeal after motorcyclist killed in collision near Hawes

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: North Yorkshire Police are appealing to the public to help with information following an attack in Northallerton

3:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in a collision near Hawes on Sunday.

Lakeland Leather store in Bowness is saved but doubt remains over shop in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Lakeland Leather owner Richard Standring and Martin Foster of Felldale Retail Ltd

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A LAKELAND Leather store in Bowness has been saved along with 13 jobs – but the future of the Kendal shop and company still remains in doubt.

Plan for 160 homes at Swarthmoor is 'ridiculous', claim

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A PLAN to add more than 160 homes to a Furness village has been described as ‘ridiculous’ by a high-ranking councillor.

UPDATE: Two Kendal teenagers arrested in relation to alleged assault at Gooseholme, Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:50am Monday 15th September 2014

TWO Kendal teenagers have been arrested after an alleged assault on Gooseholme, Kendal, after the Torchlight Carnival on Friday.

Now that's a Vroom with a view - couple take over VW business

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:13am Monday 15th September 2014

A COUPLE has taken over an unusual holiday business serving the Lake District. Rusland Valley couple Kate Lodge-Brown and Peter Brown now run Lakes Camper Hire.

You've heard of fly-tipping, how about fly-grazing with horses?

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

ANIMAL welfare charities and rural groups have launched a landmark report to highlight the problem of ‘fly-grazing’.

Judges have no beef with grass-fed Aberdeen Angus cattle

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

TWO Eden beef farmers are celebrating an industry accolade for their grass-fed Aberdeen Angus cattle.

NFU and Lancashire Police join forces to create rural crime database

The Westmorland Gazette: £20m river funding ‘not enough’

7:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

A DATABASE launched by Lancashire Police and the National Farmers’ Union is looking to turn the county into a no-go area for thieves.

Storth man Matthew is a bright spark

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A BRIGHT spark from South Lakeland has successfully completed an apprenticeship scheme and secured a permanent position which will see him work to keep the lights on across the region.

Young people offered chance to try fishing

The Westmorland Gazette: Environment Agency inspect beck

6:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE Environment Agency (EA) is working with the Angling Trust to urge schools to offer young people the chance to try fishing.

Dairy farmers get offered support

The Westmorland Gazette: Prince Charles

5:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE Prince’s Dairy Initiative is looking for traditional family dairy farmers to join the the third year of this innovative programme offering support and business advice to those running small and medium-sized herds.

Metal ramps stolen from front of property in Holme

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:01pm Monday 15th September 2014

TWO 8ft galvanised metal ramps have been stolen from the front of a house on Trinity Drive, Holme.

Coniston Mountain rescuers called out to injured mountain biker in Grizedale Forest

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:45pm Monday 15th September 2014

CONISTON mountain rescuers were called out to attend to a female mountain biker who came off her bike in Grizedale Forest.

Person hit by train near Penrith - services delayed by up to two hours

The Westmorland Gazette: PHOTO: National Rail

4:27pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE line between Penrith and Carlisle is blocked after a person was hit by a train near Penrith.

Sedbergh School goes to Belgium to honour fallen in war

The Westmorland Gazette: First World War photographs from the archive of the Gazette & Herald

4:10pm Monday 15th September 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from Sedbergh School travelled to Belgium to honour the school’s fallen in World War One.




What's on

Ulverston artists show their creative wares (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 10:40am Sun 14 Sep 14

Ulverston Society of Artists Charter Exhibition opens on Tuesday, September 16.

Staveley Amateur Operatic Society celebrates its 60th year (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 10:10am Sat 13 Sep 14

Next week the curtain rises on Staveley Amateur Operatic Society’s annual show.

Jazz legends Courtney Pine and Dennis Rollins to headline Lancaster Jazz Festival (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 11:30am Sat 13 Sep 14

INTERNATIONAL jazz legends Courtney Pine and Dennis Rollins will headline the fourth Lancaster Jazz Festival this…

Wisconsin guitar virtuoso Willy Porter announces Penrith show (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 11:00am Sat 13 Sep 14

GUITAR virtuoso and Wisconsin native Willy Porter has announced a show at Penrith Playhouse on September 26.

Brewery stages four-day Right to Roam series of cutting edge and contemporary productions (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 9:40am Sat 13 Sep 14

A bold and adventurous new series of intimate productions which challenge people’s traditional views of theatre…

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