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UPDATE: Two dead after Windermere outbuilding blaze

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

8:50pm Saturday 30th August 2014

TWO people have died following an outbuilding fire on the shores of Windermere this afternoon, police have confirmed tonight.

'Body in Bay' alert leads to police, lifeboat and coastguard call outs...but it's a dummy

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:15pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A 'BODY' spotted in Morecambe Bay this afternoon turned out to be a training dummy.

Lake District mountain team hails 16-hour rescue effort in 'appalling' conditions

The Westmorland Gazette: Injured crag scrambler assisted

3:40pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A LAKE District mountain rescue team has praised the 'massive effort' to find two walkers in 'appalling' weather conditions.

Car in Ulverston has windscreen smashed by vandal

The Westmorland Gazette: The car windscreen smashed by yobs

3:33pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CUMBRIA Police are investigating damage caused to the windscreen of a black Ford Fiesta parked in Ulverston some time between last night and this morning.

BBC Antiques Road Trip heads to Crooklands

The Westmorland Gazette: The BBC Antiques Roadshow visited Tredegar House.  Pictured is presenter Fiona Bruce. (7390493)

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A PRODUCTION crew from the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip is planning to film an auction in Crooklands next week after the show’s experts spent the Bank Holiday weekend unearthing bargains around Cumbria.

Lake District holiday park unveils £800k 'star gazing' lodge

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:18pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A LAKE District holiday company is to launch a new lodge at a major trade show in East Yorkshire next weekend.

PODIUM: Don't just use the web for your research, says college principal

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

Anne Attwood, the principal of Furness College, extols the virtues of the internet but also highlights the need to teach people to look at other sources when carrying our academic research

Young woman rescued after leg injury at waterfall in the Howgills

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:22am Saturday 30th August 2014

A YOUNG female was helped down from a local waterfall after injuring her leg while on a Duke of Edinburgh expedition.

Pedal cycle stolen in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:20am Saturday 30th August 2014

POLICE have appealed for information after a pedal cycle was stolen in Kendal town centre.

Midnight call out for Kendal firefighters

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

9:25am Saturday 30th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS from Kendal were called out to the A590 at Levens early today to deal with a car on fire.

Windermere makes top two in hunt for UK's favourite view

The Westmorland Gazette: Windermere in all its glory

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

WINDERMERE was voted the UK’s second favourite ‘view’, behind the White Cliffs of Dover in a survey by DigitalOutdoors.co.uk.

Fallen WW1 soldier remembered at Windermere railway station

The Westmorland Gazette: St Albans procession marks centenary of World War One

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

CIVIC leaders and members of uniformed organisations will gather at Windermere railway station on the afternoon of Saturday September 6 for the unveiling and dedication of a plaque in memory of staff member A W King who served and lost his life in the First World War.

L'Enclume named best restaurant in the country in Good Food Guide

The Westmorland Gazette: Simon Rogan 1.JPG

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

CARTMEL’S L’Enclume has been named the UK’s top Good Food Guide restaurant for the second year running.

Royal Mail plans to create 2000 more letter boxes

The Westmorland Gazette: A Royal Mail post box

7:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron is calling on his constituents to get involved with a new Royal Mail initiative.

30 Urswick villagers hit the bikes for ride in aid of village hall roof

The Westmorland Gazette: WHEELIE GOOD FUN: Action from the Stockton cycling festival. Picture: TOM BANKS

4:20pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THIRTY Urswick villagers completed a charity bike ride on Saturday which raised more than £200 towards their £16,000 village hall roof appeal.|

BEHIND THE NEWS: Work continues to re-open the Lancaster Canal as far as Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

AFTER countless hours of muddy toil by volunteers, fuelled only by their enthusiasm for canals and many flasks of hot coffee, a major project known as the First Furlong is about to reach fruition on the Lancaster Canal.

SME sector to create 1.9 million jobs this year, survey finds

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:47pm Saturday 30th August 2014

SMALL and micro businesses across Britain expect to create 1.9 million new jobs this year potentially adding £27 billion to the British economy in new small business wages, according to a survey.

Fancy a run around Kendal?

The Westmorland Gazette: Thanks for all your support

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

TWO men running more than 700 kilometres over seven days are set to run a ten kilometre circular route around Kendal on September 6.

Pillow fighting at Dent Gala

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:10pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Almost £2,000 was raised at Dent Gala on Monday after a crowd turned out for some traditional family fun.

Yorkshire Dales to benefit from lottery grant

The Westmorland Gazette: Halton residents warned of Postcode Lottery scam

1:20pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THE LANDSCAPE and environment of the Yorkshire Dales are set to benefit from a £175,000 boost thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Festival near Penrith on Sunday will celebrate the bee

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:30pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A FESTIVAL celebrating the bee will be held at Brougham Hall near Penrith on Sunday.

If you can help Arnside and Silverdale AONB there could be a grant available

The Westmorland Gazette: High tide at Arnside

9:20am Saturday 30th August 2014

GRANTS are currently available for projects which will help look after the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Fun day today with RSPB

The Westmorland Gazette: Logo for RSPB Blacktoft Sands Reserve

6:20am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE RSPB is teaming up with The Dukes, Lancaster, to deliver a day of nature themed fun on Saturday.

Motorway works planned around Tebay

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

DRIVERS using the M6 around Tebay are being advised that work will be taking place next month to modify the central reservation to make future bridge repairs safer and easier.

Man, 68, in court after alleged lewd act in shopping centre car park stairwell

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

5:20pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN has appeared before magistrates charged with outraging public decency by committing a lewd act in the stairwell of the Westmorland Shopping Centre, Kendal, car park.

140 charities and not-for-profit organisations benefit from SLDC rate relief scheme

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

5:10pm Friday 29th August 2014

AROUND 140 charities and not-for-profit organisations have benefited to the tune of more than £110,000 after being awarded rate relief, says South Lakeland District Council (SLDC).

Walker, 64, dies on Lake District peak

The Westmorland Gazette: FLYING RESUE: The Great North Air Ambulance Service attended the scene of the crash near  Raby Hunt Inn in Summerhouses, near Gainford, County Durham

5:10pm Friday 29th August 2014

A WALKER from Lincoln has died after collapsing near Helvellyn this afternoon.

UPDATE: Lake District search called off as missing walkers found safe and well

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

3:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAJOR search of the Lake District has been called off after two missing walkers were found safe and well.

M6 motorists told to expect delays around Junction 38 Tebay

The Westmorland Gazette: DISRUPTION: Tailbacks caused by M6 collision

2:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

DRIVERS using the M6 around Tebay are being advised that work will be taking place next month to modify the central reservation to make future bridge repairs safer and easier.

Organisations invited to sign up for South Lakes Cycle Challenge

The Westmorland Gazette: The heel of the left foot is on pedal and leg extended. When foot is cleated in properly, the leg moves easily with no sliding on the saddle

1:31pm Friday 29th August 2014

WORKPLACES in South Lakeland will start competing in a fun, free competition to encourage more people to ride bikes next Thursday.

Trains delayed in Cumbria after man hit by train near Lancaster

The Westmorland Gazette: PHOTO: National Rail

12:04pm Friday 29th August 2014

RAIL services in Cumbria were delayed this morning after a man was hit by a train near Lancaster station.

Lake District up against Arizona, Cape Town and Reykjavik for responsible tourism

The Westmorland Gazette: The landscape of the Lake District - a big attraction for tourists

11:42am Friday 29th August 2014

THE Lake District is in the running for a World Responsible Tourism Award.

Kind residents stump up £14,000 so cold churchgoers can have a warmer winter!

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A CHURCH congregation which shivered its way through last winter has given a warm summer welcome to some kind-hearted community intervention.

Petition against 5,000 homes plan for village

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:10am Friday 29th August 2014

A PETITION has been set up against a proposed 5,000-home development at Cowan Bridge.

More disruption ahead for Kendal shop owners

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

BUSINESSES that have suffered a 60 per cent drop in footfall due to roadworks are facing another month of disruption.

Chick it out: A hotel for hens!

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

CHICKENS are checking in to luxury boarding coops near Tewitfield while their owners fly the nest on holiday.

Grasmere's event next month has a Wordsworth connection

The Westmorland Gazette: Wordsworth’s poetry lessons sold for £8,000

7:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

DOVE Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum will be recreating a Grasmere event of yesteryear when the attraction stages its September Fair.

Two new appointments at national park authority

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:10pm Friday 29th August 2014

TWO new appointments have been made to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Mintfest gets under way today and this weekend!

The Westmorland Gazette: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3175842

1:22pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE streets of Kendal are coming alive today and this weekend as thousands of people descend on Kendal for three days of outdoor theatre and entertainment. 

Kendal pub to host pub quiz charity fund-raiser

The Westmorland Gazette: The Six In Hand Pub was hosting a pool match from the local league competition.  Pictured are the pool balls spread about the table during the match. (3341882)

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PUB quiz will be held at the Riflemans Arms, Greenside, Kendal, on Sunday September 21, starting at 8pm, to raise funds towards Kendal Community Theatre’s next production.

LDNPA chief visits farm in the Shap Fells to hear about peatland restoration

The Westmorland Gazette: LDNPA chief executive Richard Leafe

12:23pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE head of the Lake District National Park Authority, Richard Leafe, visited Forest Hall Farm in the Shap Fells to learn more about a new technique to restore peatlands in the uplands.

New Wordsworth book by Japanese author

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:10pm Friday 29th August 2014

A BOOK which hails William Wordsworth’s role in the invention of tourism has been published by a Japanese professor and launched in the Lake District.

BAE to demolish buildings in Barrow

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:50am Friday 29th August 2014

BAE Systems has begun to demolish buildings in Barrow as part of a £300m redevelopment programme that will transform the way it builds submarines.

Cumbrian community groups urged to apply for grant funding

The Westmorland Gazette: Special event aims to recruit volunteers for local organisations and charities

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

AROUND £11,500 of funding is available for small community groups in the South Lakes and Furness areas for anything they provide that assists older and/or vulnerable adults to remain independent.

Young people with disabilities get training chance after £9,990 cash help

The Westmorland Gazette: Lottery fund boost for combat veterans

9:45am Friday 29th August 2014

COWRAN Training Ltd at Pennington, near Ulverston, is to receive £9,990 from the Big Lottery Fund to provide training support and work experience opportunities to young people with mild to moderate disabilities who are not in employment or education training or leaving special education with limited opportunities.

£5,000 cash boost for Bay Search and Rescue

The Westmorland Gazette: Mike Davis, training officer for Bay Search and Rescue, Queen’s Guide Cedric Robinson and Nigel Capstick, station officer for Arnside Coastguard, with a copy of The Westmorland Gazette Safety on the Sands poster

9:42am Friday 29th August 2014

FLOOKBURGH -based Bay Search and Rescue Team has received £5,000 to fund flood rescue training in Cumbria and Lancashire from the Santander Foundation.

Pupils get weaving to produce technicolour dreamcoat

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THE dreams of 700 children have been woven into a ‘technicolour dreamcoat’ to be displayed at the first ever Sheepfest next month.

Girl needs facial surgery after dog attack on Kendal estate

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:21pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO girls have had their faces savaged by dogs in separate attacks in South Lakeland and Eden.

School bully jailed for attack

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

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A SCHOOL bully has been sent to prison after turning on and biting the nose of a former victim who could not remember his name.

Chris is now the Heart of the Lakes

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:51pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A LAKE District self-catering cottage company is celebrating the service of one of its long standing employees.

What's on

Burneside players return to First World War drama (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 9:10am Sat 23 Aug 14

Following a sell-out run in May, Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society is putting on more performances of The…

Kendal’s parks and public spaces come alive with Mintfest (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 8:30am Sat 23 Aug 14

Mintfest 2014 is ready to swing into action with a towering programme of outdoor theatre and entertainment.

Kendal band Postilion aiming high with release of new single (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 5:04pm Thu 21 Aug 14

THEY may be barely out of their teens but Kendal band Postilion are, in their own words, ‘aiming high’.

Gig Guide August 21-27 (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 4:46pm Thu 21 Aug 14

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Wasted Saints. Burgundys, Kendal: Freddie Garner. Engine Inn, Cark in Cartmel:…

Heron Corn Mill gig for The Cornshed Sisters (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 11:10am Sun 17 Aug 14

THE Cornshed Sisters perform songs which might sound traditional.

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