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Inquest: family's warning after DVT death

The Westmorland Gazette: Elizabeth Cooper

8:10am Friday 25th April 2014

A KENDAL hotel worker died of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) shortly after arriving home from a week’s holiday in Tenerife, an inquest heard.

Printfest brings some of the best in the printmaking field to Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette: Gill Tyson's Harbour features in this year's Printfest festival at Ulverston

8:30am Friday 25th April 2014

Printfest returns next week - mooted by many as the UK’s foremost artist-led printmaking festival.

Kirkby Lonsdale expects tourism boost after Jamaica Inn is screened

The Westmorland Gazette: Jessica Brown Findley

5:20pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TOURISTS are expected to flock to Kirkby Lonsdale off the back of the BBC adaptation of Jamaica Inn screened this week.

Fractured skull and bleeding on the brain - Kendal cyclist says she owes her life to helmet and urges others to always wear one

The Westmorland Gazette: Joan Gordon, 48, from Kendal, says she owes her life to wearing a helmet

4:10pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A CYCLIST who was lucky to survive an horrific accident has issued a stark warning to bikers who choose not to wear protective headgear.

Children in Hawkshead 'chased' by men in dark clothing

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

MEMBERS of the community in Hawkshead have expressed concerns to police following reports of children being chased in the village

Hundreds oppose bid for on-street parking charges at Ambleside

The Westmorland Gazette: Coun Heidi Halliday

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HUNDREDS of people have signed petitions opposing plans to introduce on-street car parking charges in Ambleside.

Three year approach to savings challenge drawn up by Cumbria County Council

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria County Council

3:33pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE scale of the savings challenge facing Cumbria County Council was laid bare today at a meeting of the full council in Kendal. Up to three in every four pounds which councils receive to provide local services comes from national government and this is being reduced at levels never before seen as part of efforts to balance the nation’s books.

Brave cancer patient backs Westmorland Gazette's Hands off our Hospital campaign

The Westmorland Gazette: Marion Butterfield

3:10pm Thursday 24th April 2014

DOZENS of local people have bravely spoken out to highlight the importance of the Gazette’s Hands off our Hospital campaign.

Owl clings to train for 175 miles

The Westmorland Gazette: Lucky the owl on the train

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A FARE-dodging owl travelled 175 miles after it hitched a lift on the outside of a train from north Lancashire to Northamptonshire.

James Cropper employee injured in 'safety incident'

11:32am Thursday 24th April 2014

A JAMES Cropper employee suffered minor injuries in an industrial incident on Tuesday (April 22).

Hollywood star Warwick Davis showcases Lake District in new series

The Westmorland Gazette: Hollywood star Warwick Davis showcases Lake District in new series

11:20am Thursday 24th April 2014

HOLLWOOD star Warwick Davis is set to show why the Lake District is his ‘favourite place in the world’.

South Lakes climber ready to abort Everest fund-raising climb after avalanche tragedy

The Westmorland Gazette: Nick Talbot

10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A SOUTH Lakeland man is preparing to abort a £100,000 fundraising mission to conquer Everest after an avalanche killed 16 people, closing off the earth’s highest mountain.

Kendal couple celebrate their golden wedding

The Westmorland Gazette: Alan and Wendy Brown

9:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A COUPLE who met as teenagers through a mutual friend will celebrate their Golden Wedding tomorrow (Friday).

Rural growth hub opened at Ambleside

The Westmorland Gazette: Professor Sandra Jowett, Rob Johnston, Lord Digby Jones and MP Tim Farron

7:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A FORMER member of Gordon Brown’s government believes there has never been a better time to start a business in Cumbria.

Eden guesthouse shortlisted in AA's national 'friendliness' awards

The Westmorland Gazette: River Garth Guest House

7:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

AN EDEN guesthouse which was devastated by floods in 2005 and 2009 has been shortlisted in the AA’s Friendliest Bed and Breakfast Awards 2014.

Wainwright memorial walk plan

The Westmorland Gazette: Alfred Wainwright

7:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

SEASONED long distance walkers are invited to retrace the steps of Alfred Wainwright in the Pennine Journey Memorial Walk.

Kendal Police organise live webchat to answer concerns from local community

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

4:55pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A LIVE webchat with Kendal Police will take place on Wednesday May 7 between 6pm and 8pm.

Kendal councillor appointed new county council chairman

The Westmorland Gazette: Coun Geoff Cook

4:46pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A KENDAL councillor has been chosen as the chairman of Cumbria County Council.

Windermere football fan reaches halfway point of mammoth trek to World Cup

The Westmorland Gazette: David Bewick, Adam Burns, Ben Olsen and Pete Johnston pose in Buenos Aires

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A FOOTBALL fanatic is nearing the halfway point of a mammoth trek across South America for this summer’s World Cup.

Cartoonist celebrates 30 years of illustrating Gazette news stories

The Westmorland Gazette: Colin Shelbourn preparing cartoons for The Westmorland Gazette

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HIS name has appeared on the front page of The Westmorland Gazette for 30 years, and his illustrations have covered everything from foot-and-mouth disease to Bownessie.

Former Kendal Mountain Rescue Leader honoured for 'exceptional service'

The Westmorland Gazette: Former Kendal Mountain Rescue Leader honoured for 'exceptional service'

3:36pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A FORMER Kendal Mountain Rescue Leader has been presented with a Territorial Policing Commander's Certificate of Merit for his ‘exceptional service to the community’.

'North would benefit from Scottish independence', Salmond tells Cumbria audience

The Westmorland Gazette: Alex Salmond sends message at Cumbrian businesses

3:16pm Thursday 24th April 2014

SCOTLAND’S first minister Alex Salmond has said Scottish independence would help boost the north of England because it would rebalance the UK economy.

Plenty of home cooking but no chips at new Kendal cafe

The Westmorland Gazette: Jacky and Paul Fulker

3:04pm Thursday 24th April 2014

JACKY and Paul Fulker have celebrated the opening of their new businesses venture in Kendal - The Victory Cafe in New Shambles.

The gloves are off as election fever grips the region

The Westmorland Gazette: The gloves are off as election fever grips the region

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

WITH just a few weeks until voting day, election fever is in the air and letterboxes are being rattled by faithful pamphleteers.

Firefighters tackle skip fire in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

11:38am Thursday 24th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS attended a fire in a skip at a business premises on Burton Road, Kendal, in the early hours of this morning (April 24).

Programme for 15th Ulverston WalkFest announced

The Westmorland Gazette: What's on: Burnley Walking Festival, May 5 - 13

9:28am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE programme for the 15th annual Ulverston WalkFest has been announced.

Silent protest over skatepark at Silverdale

The Westmorland Gazette: Youngsters with their signs and posters outside Silverdale Village Institute on the night of the meeting

7:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHILDREN held a silent protest to highlight concerns over how their village institute was being run.

Bring back Westmorland boundary signs says MP Tim as Government relaxes rules

The Westmorland Gazette: The Westmorland Flag

4:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TIM Farron MP is hoping to see 'welcome to Westmorland' road signs after a relaxation of planning laws.

Greens hoping to spring surprises in SLDC and Kendal Town Council elections

The Westmorland Gazette: Four of the 17 Green Party candidates. From left to right: Liz Ashburn, standing for Castle Ward; Karen Mitchell, standing for Mintsfeet; Chris Rowley, standing for Kirkland; and Gwen Harrison, standing for Kendal Fell

1:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A NEWLY-formed political party for the Kendal area is fielding a full slate of candidates in the local elections next month.

New South Lakes hotel could create 30 jobs

The Westmorland Gazette: The Salesian Sisters' Brettargh Holt base

12:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FORMER residential retreat for a religious order on the edge of the Lake District is to be converted into a £3 million hotel.

MBE major was 'a true gentleman'

The Westmorland Gazette: Major Peter Taylor with his late wife Gladys in 1985 at Buckingham Palace when he received an MBE

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN ARMY major who made military history and was later awarded an MBE has died at the age of 81.

Five-year-old suffers 'minor injury' in collision with car in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Emergency vehicles at Rinkfield

10:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD pedestrian was taken to hospital with a minor injury after a collision with a car on Rinkfield, Kendal, last night.

Cigarettes and money stolen in Kendal garage burglary

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

10:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CIGARETTES and money were stolen from behind the counter during a burglary at Lound Road Garage in Kendal last night.

Ingleborough Festival returns to North Yorkshire with a mouthwatering new line-up

The Westmorland Gazette: A family en route to the caves

10:32am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Overground Underground Festival is returning to Ingleborough for its fourth year, and it is showcasing a mouthwatering new event.

Comic art festival line-up is growing

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TICKETS for Kendal’s second annual weekend of celebrating comic art go on sale tomorrow.

Heidi wins Rydal Mount Wordsworth poetry prize

The Westmorland Gazette: Heidi Ostell

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BUDDING poet from a Cumbrian school has scooped the prestigious Rydal Mount Wordsworth Prize.

Ulverston walkfest ready to go

The Westmorland Gazette: His Caterpillar boots were well used

4:51pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE programme for the 15th annual Ulverston WalkFest has been announced.

Help St Mary's Hospice by taking part in new Silver Super Draw

The Westmorland Gazette: St Mary's Hospice new logo

4:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PEOPLE are being encouraged to take part in a prize draw which has top prizes of £2,500 - among others.

£18,000 fundraising by volunteers means mums-to-be can enjoy birthing pool

The Westmorland Gazette: Web - BIRTHING POOL.jpg

4:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BRAND new birthing pool has been unveiled at Kendal’s maternity unit thanks to £18,000 of fundraising by local volunteers.

Red breasted mergansers, nuthatches, otters, mallards, goosanders and kingfishers...all on Ullswater

The Westmorland Gazette: Ullswater in the Lake District

1:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TOURISM business on Ullswater has teamed up with the RSPB for a special cruise.

Marathon triumph after spine surgery

The Westmorland Gazette: Russell Cooper

2:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FORMER Dallam School pupil Russell Cooper, who had emergency spinal surgery just four months ago completed the 26-mile London Marathon.

Fun day as watermill reopens

The Westmorland Gazette: Bob Hardman, of Cuerden Birds of Prey, with a Harris Hawk

3:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ONE of the oldest working watermills in the UK hosted a festival to celebrate its grand reopening.

Broadcasting marathon raises cash for hospital trust's radio station

The Westmorland Gazette: Kendal town crier Richard Mathews with John Williamson, president of Bay Trust Radio, at the launch of the 60-hour event to raise funds for the station

12:11pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MARATHON radio broadcast has gone out across Morecambe Bay to raise money for the hospital trust’s station.

Fitness mad grandma cycles 960 miles for Samaritans

The Westmorland Gazette: Wyn sets off cycling for Samaritans

11:18am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A fitness mad grandmother-of-two is cycling more than 960 miles to raise money for the Samaritans.

South Lakes Police take on Tower to Tower cycling challenge

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

3:05pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TEAM of Police officers from Kendal and Windermere are cycling 600 miles from Blackpool Tower to its French counterpart - the Eiffel Tower.

Man arrested after public order incident in Bentham

The Westmorland Gazette: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

10:27am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MAN was arrested after a report of an alleged Public Order incident in Bentham on Friday (April 18).

Police investigate fail to stop collision at Parkside Road railway bridge

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

10:20am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE are investigating a fail to stop road traffic collision at the railway bridge on Parkside Road, Kendal.

Wallet stolen from Kendal Library

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

10:09am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BLACK leather wallet was stolen from Kendal Library last night.

Dog owners sought after lamb injured in Bowness

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE want to speak to the owners of three dogs who were chasing lambs in a Bowness field on Monday.

Horsewatch scheme aims to rein in rural crime

The Westmorland Gazette: Sgt John Stephens, Cumbria’s Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes, Zara Miles, director of Cumbria Rural Academy and Nigel Sutcliffe at the launch of the Cumbria Horsewatch scheme

8:40pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A SCHEME aimed at reducing rural crime has been launched by Cumbria Police.




What's on

Songstress Louise Jordan to play series of local shows (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 11:56am Thu 24 Apr 14

LEAVING behind a career as a secondary school teacher to become a full time musician is a risk that has paid off…

Kendal drummer to undertake gruelling 48-hour drum-a-thon (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 11:52am Thu 24 Apr 14

A KENDAL drummer will be learning 500 songs, going without sleep and eating one-handed for two days in a bid to…

Gig Guide May 1-6 (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 11:43am Thu 24 Apr 14

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Killer Bunny. Burgundys, Kendal: Quay Change. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session.

Ambleside Choral's Mozart concert features sought after local soprano (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 6:10pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Emily Robinson is back in the soprano spotlight.

Colossal choral concert commemorates the beginning of the First World War (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 8:00am Sun 20 Apr 14

Cumbria Choral Initiative performs Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem as part of a series of events in November.

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