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James Cropper reports post-tax profits rise

The Westmorland Gazette: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

11:13am Friday 25th July 2014

BURNESIDE papermaking company James Cropper has reported an after-tax profits increase – thanks to strong US sales.

Council fury over being 'forced' to quit historic building

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

ULVERSTON town councillors have accused South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) of ‘forcing’ them out of the town hall they have used for 120 years.

Swallows and Amazons star to introduce updated version of famous film

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

ONE of the stars of the original Swallows and Amazons movie will be introducing the newly digitally remastered film at a special showing next month.

Charity wins £10k grant

The Westmorland Gazette: Grow your own vegetables (7418389)

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

THE Growing Well charity, based at Low Sizergh Farm, has won £10,000 from NHS Cumbria to provide specialist help for people with mental health issues.

Cumbrian cyclists hospitalised in hit and run, say police

The Westmorland Gazette: Garston stabbing: two teens appear in court

5:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Two Cumbrian cyclists have been rushed to hospital following a hit and run incident.

82-year-old women have purses pinched by gang

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE are warning people to be vigilant after purse thefts in South Lakeland.

Search for missing Windermere man, 80, called off

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A SEARCH for a missing elderly man from Windermere has been called off after he was found safe and well.

Police probe child abuse claims

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

5:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAJOR criminal inquiry is under way into allegations of alleged child abuse at residential schools across Cumbria – including South Lakeland.

Lake District man's swim puts him into the history books

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A LAKE District businessman has made history by officially becoming the first person to swim Kielder Water.

Teens give their verdicts on SLDC, politics and democracy

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

YOUNG people have been giving their views on politics and politicians in South Lakeland.

Six Cumbrian companies make finals of national green tourism awards

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CUMBRIA’s place as a hotbed for green business has been underlined with six firms named in the top three per cent in Britain.

Free Wi-Fi planned for Kendal town centre - and scheme could be rolled out to other South Lakes towns

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

KENDAL looks set to become the first town in the North to offer free Wi-Fi to shoppers and tourists.

Rustler warning after sheep stolen

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SHEEP have been stolen from a Sedbergh farm.

Residents and visitors bask in sunshine as temperatures soar across South Lakes

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THERE were sunny scenes across South Lakeland and north Lancashire this week as locals and visitors alike basked in the scorching temperatures.

8,000 people say: Save our NHS pharmacies

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

HEALTH campaigners handed over an 8,000-signature petition to express their anger at the proposed sell-off of hospital pharmacies across Morecambe Bay.

Disabled woman in desperate search for her rescue pet

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A DISABLED woman believes she was the target of would-be thieves who ‘inadvertently’ let her blind dog loose in South Lakeland.

Paramedics vote for strike action but date yet to be set

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

GMB paramedics and other ambulance staff look set to strike in a dispute over cover and allowances.

Tour de Ella - girl's 147-mile bike ride

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PLUCKY schoolgirl is devoting her summer holidays to an epic charity cycle ride.

Mayor helps to 'plant; peace pole to commemorate the Great War

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Dignatories including the Mayor of Kendal, Coun Tom Clare, youth organisations and members of the public took part in a First World War commemoration at Oxenholme Station.

Book sale will raise charity cash

The Westmorland Gazette: Events for book lovers to celebrate National Libraries Day

5:03pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CHARITY book sale in aid of Kendal & District Lions takes places on Friday and Saturday (July 25-26) from 10am to 4pm.

South Lakes singer songwriter launches crowdfunding campaign for second album

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:20pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SOUTH Lakes singer songwriter Imogen Rae has launched a crowd-funding campaign to help fund her second album.

Village crowds enjoy a fun-filled gala day at Ingleton

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN ENTHUSIASTIC crowd of visitors and locals flocked to Ingleton’s ever popular annual gala on Saturday.

Silverdale duo Aquilo gear up for Kendal Calling

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

METALLICA, Dolly Parton and an abandoned dog may have been the big talking points of this year’s Glastonbury – but an electronic duo from Silverdale also managed to draw a big crowd at the festival’s BBC Introducing stage .

Businessman bids to be MP

The Westmorland Gazette: The town of Hawes, set in the scenic Yorkshire Dales National Park

11:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Ladbrokes are offering 5/2 odds on Dales businessman Robin Scott succeeding William Hague as MP for the Richmond constituency.

'Peace pole' planted at Oxenholme by scouts to commemorate centenary of World War One

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:58am Thursday 24th July 2014

WINDERMERE Scout Group paraded a 'Peace Pole' around the town before planting it in a memorial garden at Oxenholme.

Ambleside ready for annual sports event

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10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

GATES open next Thursday, July 31, at Rydal Park at 10am for Ambleside Sports, which start at noon, with a full programme of sports, including guide and fell races, foot and cycle races, hound trails, children’s races, trade stands, catering and licensed marquees.

'Dangerous' schoolbus driver injured every passenger in terrifying smash with lorry

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SCHOOL bus driver who injured everybody on board when he crashed into a heavy goods vehicle has admitted dangerous driving.

Head-on crash driver escapes road ban

The Westmorland Gazette: Single mum-of-two fined for striking police officer in the face

7:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TEACHING assistant required reconstructive sur-gery on her foot after a smash which saw a 63-year-old man drive his vehicle head-on into her car on the A65.

Businesses hit by roadworks at Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

6:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BUSTLING business quarter which faces up to eight weeks of disruption caused by roadworks could turn into a ‘ghost area’, according to traders.

Jazzy farewell for Harry

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PROFESSIONAL banjo player and former comedian from Bowness received a ‘New Orleans-style’ send-off following his death at the age of 75.

Puppy snatched from kennel

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PUPPY was snatched from her locked kennel on a farm in Grayrigg.

Gritters out to tackle overheating roads in Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette: One of the gritters

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GRITTERS are out in force today (July 23) on Cumbria’s roads in response to soaring temperatures.

Former K Shoes boss who learned the craft in Paris, dies aged 76

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:05pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORMER K Shoes chairman who spent 30 years with the company has died at the age of 76.

Busy week for Lakes mountain rescuers

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MOUNTAIN rescue team was called out three times in one day to assist injured walkers.

Coastguard rescue team called out to find inflatable shark

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A RESCUE team was dispatched after a sighting of an object in the Morecambe Bay – which turned out to be an inflatable shark.

WEATHER: Cumbria set for soaring temperatures

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TEMPERATURES are set to soar in the region today (July 23) with highs of 26 degrees.

South Cumbria spate of criminal damage prompts police plea to parents

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

4:46pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SPATE of criminal damage in Askam has prompted police to appeal to parents.

Cumbria Police warn public after rise in bogus calls

The Westmorland Gazette: Telephone  (6860549)

2:38pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BOGUS telephone calls are being made from people claiming to be from Microsoft or Windows, say Cumbria Police.

Date set for inquest into zookeeper who was mauled by a tiger

The Westmorland Gazette: Zookeeper Sarah McClay

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE inquest into the death of a zookeeper who was mauled by a tiger has been moved from July 14 to September 14.

Lakes School cast of Miss Saigon meet their West End counterparts

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The cast of a Lakes School production had a day to remember when they were invited backstage to meet their counterparts in the West End.

Woman airlifted to hospital after crash in Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette: Great North Air Ambulance

9:15am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital after suffering severe back injuries following a crash.

Costa Coffee aims to expand in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Costa Coffee looks to open branch in Shildon

8:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HIGH street coffee giants Costa are planning an extension to their narrow premises in Kendal town centre.

Widow's pledge over charity trip to Zambia

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SOUTH Lakes gran has set off on an inspirational trip to Zambia to help build homes for orphans – honouring a promise she made with her husband before he died last year.

Family values pay off again for Cumbrian firm

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN award-winning family firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, has added another title to their collection.

Eden food co-op praised

The Westmorland Gazette: Rory Stewart

3:33pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN Eden food co-operative which delivers 150 bags of veg a week to communities has been praised as ‘a wonderful initiative’ by Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart.

Vikings invade corn mill

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

VIKING STRIFE: Warring Vikings ‘invaded’ a South Lakeland village at the weekend – drawing big crowds over two days to see what life was like in an ancient settlement.

Comedian Peter Kay checks out new Lake District tree-top attraction

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:33pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

COMEDIAN Peter Kay was seen bouncing around in the Lake District as he and his sons enjoyed a sneak preview of the UK’s first ‘net adventure park’, which opened on Saturday.

Meet the new hotel inspectors - aged nine and four

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN INNOVATIVE approach to hotel inspections, travel reviews and tourism is coming to the Lake District – with children as the judges.

Tackling hate crime in Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette: Crime Commissoner's expenses saga: Cumbria PCC Richard Rhodes to speak at press conference

8:16am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CUMBRIA Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes is funding a number of hate crime workshops across the county.

UPDATE: Police identify cyclist who died following incident on A592

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CYCLIST who died after suffering a 'medical episode' yesterday (Monday) has been named by police as Dominic Abraham, from Great Whittington, Newcastle.

What's on

Local folk musician to host acoustic fundraiser at Kendal gallery (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 12:43pm Thu 24 Jul 14

LOCAL folk singer Brendan Lewes is holding a second fund raising gig at the Josefina Gallery in Kendal on Sunday.

Ulverston pub to hold all-day music festival (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 12:42pm Thu 24 Jul 14

THE King’s Head in Ulverston will be hosting an all day music festival with King Fest on Saturday.

Silverdale duo Aquilo gear up for Kendal Calling (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 12:27pm Thu 24 Jul 14

METALLICA, Dolly Parton and an abandoned dog may have been the big talking points of this year’s Glastonbury –…

Gig Guide July 24-30 (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 12:24pm Thu 24 Jul 14

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Limehouse Lizzy. Burgundys, Kendal: Steve Oakes Quartet. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk…

Breathtaking vistas in Chris Rigby's Linton Court Gallery show (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 1:10pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Paintings by Chris Rigby take centre stage in Gavagan Art’s latest exhibition.

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