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Carnforth rallies round carnival comeback

The Westmorland Gazette: REGAL: Carnforth carnival queen 1979 Beverley Mortlock, now Beverley Boak

8:25pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CARNFORTH'S classic carnival is poised for a summer 2015 comeback.

Fall in closed shops at Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: ON THE UP: Kendal has seen a fall in the number of empty shops, according to a survey from South Lakeland District Council

7:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

NEW figures released by South Lakeland District Council show the level of empty shops in Kendal is at its lowest for six years.

Three well known Kendal pubs are on the market

The Westmorland Gazette: BEER FESTIVAL: Northallerton Beer Festival will start on Friday, September 26

5:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Three well known Kendal pubs are available to let.

Open day at Kendal Snowsports Club

The Westmorland Gazette: Sarah Adams competes in the English skiing championships in Italy, which start tomorrow

5:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SNOW sports group is trying to bring a piece of the Winter Olympics to Kendal.

UPDATE: M6 reopened after earlier crash

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

12:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE M6 southbound near junction 42 has reopened following a crash earlier.

Meet the woman who'll be a drainage board champion

The Westmorland Gazette: (11714816)

5:03pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Veronica Waller has been appointed by the NFU to work on developing an Internal Drainage Board in the Lyth Valley catchment, which could take over existing pumping operations from the Environment Agency in December 2015.

Sex, power and politics...on stage near you

The Westmorland Gazette: COLLABORATION: Four new actors read through the scripts for the first time

10:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A UNIQUE theatre experience for both the cast and the audience will be coming to the area tomorrow.

Poppies for sale

10:01pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Kendal branch of the Royal British Legion will be in the former Tourist Information Centre at the town hall on November 1 and 8, selling poppies to the public all day. The legion's new poppy headquarters is at Unit H, 59 Stramongate, Kendal, LA9 4BH (07710 422799). For details of this year's Remembrance Parade on Sunday, November 9, go to http://britishlegionkendal.co.uk/

New speed patrols

9:03pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

EXTRA patrols and random speed checks are to take place on alternative roads which drivers are using to avoid heavy congestion on the A590.

Vintage tractor sale at Crooklands

9:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FARMERS are being invited to submit entries for North West Auction's inaugural sale of vintage and bygone tractors, farm machinery, equipment and tools, which will take place at the J36 Rural Auction Centre on Saturday, November 1.

Bid to end solar farm 'blight'

7:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FARMERS will lose their right to claim subsidies for fields filled with solar panels under new plans to ensure more agricultural land is dedicated to growing crops and food. The move will help rural communities who do not want their countryside blighted by solar farms.

Tractor speed limits are welcomed

7:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A GOVERNMENT plan to allow higher tractor speeds and heavier tractor and trailer combinations will help both farmers and road safety, Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has said.

Work together and be innovative says Church of England's rural school report

6:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SMALL rural primary schools must form effective partnerships and collaborations if they are to survive into the future and continue to be a vital part of rural community life, says a new report published by the Church of England.

Uplands meeting to take place

5:03pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CROOKLANDS-based SAC Consulting is launching a series of Uplands Farming Group meetings. The first is at the Hexham Mart in Northumberland on Wednesday, October 29, from 3pm.

VIDEO: Ambleside student captures remarkable footage of grizzly bear on film

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REMARKABLE footage filmed by an Ambleside-based student captures the moment a female Canadian grizzly bear tried to eat his camera.

Dalton scoops silver bloom award

The Westmorland Gazette: Wroughton and District Gardeners’ Society Horticultural Show

4:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DALTON scooped silver in the 'town' category at the 50th Britain in Bloom UK Final awards, Europe's biggest community gardening campaign run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

Trading Standards warns of hoax callers parading as Cumbria County Council

The Westmorland Gazette: Telephone  (6860549)

4:05pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CUMBRIANS are being warned about hoax callers pretending to be Cumbria County Council.

Autumn bounty at Bolton-le-Sands horticultural society show

The Westmorland Gazette: EXPERT EYE: Flower judge Jack Gott at Bolton-le-Sands horticultural society show.

2:53pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Trophies on separate document marked for P30

Kendal man given suspended sentence for assault on woman which left her 'an emotional wreck'

The Westmorland Gazette: Kendal man given suspended prison sentence for nightclub attack

2:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN has been given a suspended sentence after assaulting a woman so badly she became 'an emotional wreck', a court heard.

Cause of death of baby girl cannot be explained, says coroner

The Westmorland Gazette: Coroner Ian Smith

2:33pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE death of a baby girl which occurred almost two years ago cannot be explained, a coroner has concluded.

Dales woman starts charity to raise awareness of rare genetic condition

The Westmorland Gazette: FOUNDER: Jennifer Martin of Lynch Syndrome UK. Picture by Jon Brook of Bentham Imaging.

1:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DALES woman has started a charity to raise awareness of a rare genetic condition that affects her family.

New crime group to be formed to target rural burglaries in South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette: A Customs officer with some of the illegal red diesel

11:37am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NEW group is being launched to help reduce the number of burglaries in South Lakeland.

Move voted through that could change the face of churches in Cumbria

9:53am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MOVE that could change the face of the church in Cumbria has come a step closer.

Car tyres slashed in Kendal supermarket car park

9:25am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BLUE Vauxhall car had its front tyres slashed while parked in Morrisons supermarket car park.

Gazette readers urged to say it with flowers

The Westmorland Gazette: Store manager Max Umar at Tesco, Carnforth.  (11695080)

9:25am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WESTMORLAND Gazette readers are being asked to say it with flowers by nominating their unsung local heroes to receive a beautiful bouquet.

Charity seeks a washing machine to help youngsters in Romania

The Westmorland Gazette: Rosemary Webster with children at the Tinca School

9:05am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CHARITY known for its Christmas shoebox appeal is now calling for something a little more unusual in a bid to help poverty-stricken Romanian youngsters get an education.

Famous winter ballet to come to Lancaster

7:24am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CLASSIC winter ballet production, the Nutcracker, will be coming to Lancaster next week.

Man, 25, has part of ear bitten off in 'particularly vicious attack', say police

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a man had a large portion of his ear bitten off in an assault.

Kendal restaurant praised by prestigious Michelin Guide

The Westmorland Gazette: Personality piece with Kendal's Castle Dairy head chef Robert Stacey.

4:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

KENDAL'S Castle Dairy Restaurant has become the first apprentice-run eatery in the country to be recommended in the prestigious Michelin Guide.

UPDATE: Power cuts and flooding as Cumbria hit by remains of Hurricane Gonzalo

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE worst of the weather brought to Cumbria by the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo appears to be over.

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.

Grade II listed church comes to market

8:38pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A GRADE II listed church has come on the market for £500,000.

Alcohol related illness accounts for more than 250 deaths in Cumbria a year

5:15pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

MORE than 250 people died in Cumbria in one year due to alcohol-related illnesses, a report shows.

Fire engines at Booths in Carnforth as part of family fun day

5:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

LANCASHIRE Fire and Rescue Service will be parking their fire engines at Booths in Carnforth on Saturday as part of a special family fun day.

Cumbria restaurants make it into Sunday Times top 100

The Westmorland Gazette: Simon Rogan at Claridge's (11768380)

5:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TWO of Cumbria's eateries have made their way into the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants guide.

Work begins to clear water-side site as part of £13.4m project to overhaul South Lakes museum

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:39pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A £13.4M project to overhaul the Windermere Steamboat Museum has seen the site undergo a transformation this week.

Grange prom art contest winner revealed

4:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE winner of the first ever competition held as part of Grange's Prom Art exhibition has been announced.

Annual Wainwright lecture to be delivered by a woman for the first time

4:06pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN annual lecture in memory of iconic walks author Alfred Wainwright is to be given by a woman for the first time.

Cody's charitable business is blossoming at Milnthorpe store

The Westmorland Gazette: BLOOMIN MARVELLOUS. Cody Smith, 13yrs old from Milnthorpe, has been selling his homegrown flowers and arrangements outside Booths supermarket in Milnthorpe over the summer. (11129175)

2:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

TALENTED 13-year-old gardener Cody Smith has embarked on a charitable business venture with Booths in Milnthorpe.

Bendrigg Trust receives award for 'outstanding achievement'

The Westmorland Gazette: HONOURED: John Hunt trophy being presented to Trevor Clarke by Claire Hensman, the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria. Also in the photograph is David Peacock, the Chairman of the Invited Guest Trust the charitable arm of the Countrywide Holidays Association

1:53pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SOUTH Lakeland charity has been honoured with an award recognising “outstanding achievement or endeavour in increasing human well-being and goodwill through outdoor activities.”

UKIP candidates chosen for election battle

1:50pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SURGEON originally from St Helens has been chosen as UKIP's candidate to take on Tim Farron of the Liberal Democrats and Dr Ann Myatt for the Conservatives in the 2015 General Election.

Ulverston engineer rides to success in South Lakes Cycling Challenge

The Westmorland Gazette: David Kitchen who won south lakes cycling challenge. (11509574)

12:36pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HUNDREDS of Cumbrian workers have cycled 80,000 miles in just 35 days - the equivalent of round the world three times.

Woman loses medication in Windermere supermarket

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN reported losing a bottle of morphine tablets in a Windermere supermarket.

Halloween party at Finney's

9:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

JUMP Into Kendal are hosting a Halloween Party on October 25 at Finney's, Parkside Road, Kendal.

Diversions in place after HGV and car crash on M6

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

3:32pm Monday 20th October 2014

MOTORISTS who plan to travel southbound on the M6 have been told to seek alternative routes after a collision between a HGV and a car near Carlisle.

Driver, 27, escapes unscathed after car travels down A684 embankment

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

A 27-YEAR-OLD driver escaped unhurt after his car came to a rest on its side when it left the embankment on the A684 at New Hutton.

UPDATE: Second monkey escapes from Dalton zoo

The Westmorland Gazette: A full size white-headed capuchin monkey in Costa Rica

11:10am Monday 20th October 2014

A SECOND monkey has escaped from Dalton's South Lakes Safari Zoo this morning.

Housing trust has grand designs on self-building

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:38am Monday 20th October 2014

A HOUSING trust has been finding out more about self-build affordable housing.

South Lakeland's first Parkrun attracts large field

The Westmorland Gazette: A new weekly 5k Parkrun event launched at Fell Foot Park on Saturday. 


3:36pm Monday 20th October 2014

RUNNERS from all over the country descended on Fell Foot park at Newby Bridge for the first Parkrun on Saturday.

Firefighters called to Kendal car fire

2:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a report of a car fire in Lyth, Kendal, at around 10.30am on Sunday.

What's on

Players go green (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 5:11pm Wed 22 Oct 14

FOR five nights, the Ambleside Players will present environmental comedy Building Bridges at the Kelsick Centre.

Pianist coming to the town hall (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 5:03pm Wed 22 Oct 14

KENDAL Midday Concert Club presents accomplished pianist Cordelia Williams.

World influences to come together at album launch in Cumbria (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 2:29pm Tue 21 Oct 14

KATUŠ Young is not a musician that can be easily labelled.

Award winning folk trio come to Kendal (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 12:00pm Fri 17 Oct 14

MADE up of three of the leading lights of their generation, Faustus are on a mission to ‘banish all that is…

Carnforth artists displays her work at Beetham (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 2:04pm Fri 17 Oct 14

AN ARTIST whose tools have included a hairdryer, heat gun and domestic hotplate will exhibit her work at the Heron…

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