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Cumbria rivers get more than £103,000 to beat pollution

The Westmorland Gazette: RIVERS: Mike Sturt of South Cumbria Rivers Trust is in charge of a new project project to tackle the causes of excess sediment and nutrient in Esthwaite Water and improve fish habitat in Cunsey Beck. Pictured is Mike demontrating reed bed restoration at L

5:54pm Friday 31st October 2014

SOME of Cumbria’s ailing lakes and rivers have had a £103,000 cash boost to help beat pollution.

South Lakes takes 'huge step forward' in bid to bring radiotherapy treatment to Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: (12086625)

5:46pm Friday 31st October 2014

SOUTH Cumbria has been named one of just three places in England where cancer patients face 'unjustifiably long and debilitating' journeys for radiotherapy treatment.

Breaking news Three car pile-up on A591

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

4:38pm Friday 31st October 2014

THERE are long delays after a three car pile-up on the A591 near Ings.

Firework celebrations set to sparkle in South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette: WOW FACTOR: This spectacular image was captured at last year's Kendal Castle display

1:37pm Friday 31st October 2014

SOUTH Lakeland is bracing itself once again for its annual showstopping firework spectaculars.

Faulty generator causes Autumnwatch power cut which interrupts programme

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:31pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE BBC was hoping to have replaced a faulty generator that cut off its flagship nature programme Autumnwatch midway through transmission last night.

It's snakes alive in Grizedale Forest!

The Westmorland Gazette: (11951338)

1:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

EAGLE-eyed walker Bob Christie spotted this young adder while out walking his dogs in Grizedale Forest a couple of weeks ago. "It was just lying curled up on one of the dirt roads," said Mr Christie of Aldercroft, Kendal. "It was only about ten centimetres long so must have been a baby one."

Flood fear for Coniston stone bridge

The Westmorland Gazette: SHEPHERD'S BRIDGE CONISTON DISREPAIR.  Pictured is 'Shepherd's Bridge' in Coniston - it is falling into disrepair as there is no one to foot the repair bill and no one claiming ownership of the bridge. (11681354)

11:52am Friday 31st October 2014

A PLEA to preserve an historic Lakeland packhorse bridge has been made by a concerned villager.

VIDEO: Cumbrian man becomes millionaire after trick or treat prank

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A CUMBRIAN man was the victim of the ultimate trick and treat prank but became a millionaire in the process.

Staff at Kendal's oldest building reveal ghostly goings on

The Westmorland Gazette: SPOOKY: Narrow corridors at Castle Dairy, Kendal. (12038471)

10:40am Friday 31st October 2014

STAFF working at Kendal's oldest building have spoken about the ghostly goings on within its medieval walls.

Police search for bike stolen in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:50am Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE are investigating the theft of a bike from Gilinggate Road, Kendal.

Polar bears, huge waves and the Northern Lights: President of Kendal MRT returns from three-month long Arctic Circle voyage

The Westmorland Gazette: (11924324)

7:04am Friday 31st October 2014

BRAVING 20ft waves, close encounters with polar bears and following in the icy footsteps of some of the most famous sailors in history, it is fair to say Phil Morgan has had a highly eventful three months.

PODIUM: Working to address the skills gap in south Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette: Mike Morson

5:25pm Friday 31st October 2014

Think of the combined population of the South Lakes and Furness and I'm sure you'll agree that it adds up to quite a few people (approximately 172,000).

Another blow for dairy farmers as First Milk plans a further cut in milk price

The Westmorland Gazette: Sir Jim Paice, chairman designate of First Milk. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (1225750)

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

DAIRY farmers face another devastating cut in milk prices from next month.

GEM warns drivers and riders to take extra care to avoid collisions with deer during the rutting season

3:58pm Friday 31st October 2014

A ROAD safety organisation is calling on drivers to take extra care to avoid collisions with deer during the rutting season

Kendal Mountain Festival hits the heights in China

The Westmorland Gazette: TOUR: Kendal Mountain Festival reaches Yongjia, in China

2:57pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE red carpet was rolled out for Kendal Mountain Festival as its world tour reached China.

Energy giant pays for digital lessons

2:11pm Friday 31st October 2014

PEOPLE in Cumbria will be able to improve their digital skills thanks to the help of two local groups.

Council Tax changes lead to fall in empty homes in South Lakeland

1:53pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE number of long-term empty properties in South Lakeland has reduced after a Council Tax discount was scrapped on second homes last year.

Sky lantern guidelines welcomed by CLA North

The Westmorland Gazette: (12074862)

11:57am Friday 31st October 2014

The CLA in the North is backing a new call from government to boycott sky lanterns this Bonfire Night.

South Lakes children star in BBC Children in Need single with Gareth Malone

The Westmorland Gazette: GARETH MALONE AT SANDGATE SCHOOL.  Choirmaster & TV Presenter, Gareth Malone, visiting Sandgate School, Kendal, to record material for a forthcoming 'Children in Need' single and be filmed with the Sunbeams Music Trust working with children &a

11:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A GROUP of South Lakeland children could be Christmas No.1 after featuring in the BBC Children In Need charity single with celebrity choirmaster Gareth Malone.

Rare chance to see tapestries commemorating Magna Carta anniversary

The Westmorland Gazette: NEEDLEWORK: Rhoda Nevins working on the Magna Carta Barons Shields panel

9:25am Friday 31st October 2014

TAPESTRIES created by a Royal needleworker to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta are go on display in Kendal throughout November.

Duke will meet farm industry leaders at premier Agri Expo in Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00am Friday 31st October 2014

THE Duke of Westminster will be guest of honour at one of the UK’s leading winter livestock shows, being held in Cumbria today.

400 attend World War One exhibition in Burton-in-Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: HERE WE ARE:Visitors to the exhibition view some of the items on display

6:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

STORIES of World War One soldiers from Beetham, Burton and Holme were told to around 400 people at the weekend.

£500 snatched from Silverdale caravan park

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has allegedly stolen hundreds of pounds from a games room in a South Cumbrian caravan park.

Approval for 12 holiday rooms in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Authority to be the host with toast at morning gathering

4:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PLANS to create12 holiday ‘letting bedrooms’ above a popular Kendal restaurant and bar have been given the green light by South Lakeland District Council.

South Lakes crematorium plan turned down

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:24pm Thursday 30th October 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a crematorium to be built at Beetham Hall have been rejected by councillors this morning.

UPDATE: Road opened after crash on A65

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:48pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE A65 between Hornsbarrow and Spittal Bridge has reopened following a crash.

Kendal widow defrauded out of £20,000

The Westmorland Gazette: SANTANDER BANK KENDAL (12073989)

1:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A WIDOW from Kendal has been scammed out of £20,000 after falling victim to a manipulative telephone fraudster.

Ulverston councillors set to discuss 'seagull problem'

The Westmorland Gazette: ULVERSTON SEAGULL PROBLEM.  According to local residents and councillors, seagulls are becoming a problem in Ulverston town centre. (11948453)

1:36pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ULVERSTON has been besieged by 'threatening' seagulls which cause noise and leave mess, say councillors and residents.

Photography project will help people with dementia

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PICTURES of historic Lakeland taken by a Gazette photographer have been playing a key role in a project to help people with dementia.

Protestors hand over petition opposing on street parking charges in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: NO ON STREET PARKING PETITION.  Pictured outside County Hall are (clockwise from bottom left), Barbara Studholme, Keith Bracey, Brian Harrison, and Simon Thomas handing over a petition against proposed on-street parking in Kendal. (11992548)

12:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PETITION signed by nearly 300 residents and businesses opposed to the controversial introduction of on-street parking charges in Kendal was handed in at County Hall on Monday.

Men on the Memorial grant boost

The Westmorland Gazette: SKELSMERGH WW1 HERITAGE LOTTERY GRANT.  Pictured are Tony Cousins, Parish Historian, and Helen Atkinson, Church Warden beside the lychgate of the Church of St. John the Baptist, Skelsmergh - the church council has been awarded £5900 from the Heritag

10:49am Thursday 30th October 2014

SKELSMERGH Parochial Church Council (PCC) has received £5,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support ‘The Men on the Memorial’ project.

Grasmere lake shore cycle plan given green light despite opponents' claim it will destroy peace of area

The Westmorland Gazette: BRIDLEWAY: District and parish councillor Vivienne Rees is urging locals to have their say on plans to convert part of a 'well-loved footpath' from Grasmere lake shore to White Moss into a bridleway.

10:12am Thursday 30th October 2014

MECHANICAL diggers began working on a new bridleway along a stretch of Grasmere's lake shore less than 24 hours after it was approved.

Kendal bodybuilder pumped up after defeat

The Westmorland Gazette: (12080703)

9:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

AFTER months of dedication and hard work a former bodybuilding Miss World spoke of her disappointment at coming third in a national competition but vowed to compete again.

VIDEO: Family and dog rescued by rope from notorious Lake District fell

The Westmorland Gazette: Cleveland Mountain Rescue

1:07pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A FAMILY had to be rescued yesterday after getting stuck on an exposed and "dangerous" Lake District fell.

Police investigate attempted break-ins at South Cumbrian stable blocks

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:48am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO attempted break-ins in South Cumbria are being investigated by police.

Nominate an unsung hero to receive a bouquet of flowers

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:18am Thursday 30th October 2014

THERE is still time to nominate an unsung hero to receive a beautiful bouquet.

Autumnwatch comes to the region for second year running

The Westmorland Gazette: Richard Cousens (12078277)

9:04am Thursday 30th October 2014

A POPULAR North Lancashie nature reserve is playing host to a BBC flagship show for the second year running.

Two Cumbrian MPs fight for future of Furness Line in Westminster Hall debate

The Westmorland Gazette: Tim Farron MP

8:27am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO of Cumbria's leading MPs put their political allegiances aside to call for a secure future on threatened direct trains between Furness, the South Lakes and Manchester.

Hotel scoops award for Facebook campaign

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:32am Thursday 30th October 2014

A FAMILY-run boutique hotel triumphed against household names such as Evian and Aldi at an awards ceremony.

Kirkby Lonsdale parking machines 'useless' after being sprayed with expanding foam

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

7:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

PARKING machines in Kirkby Lonsdale have been rendered 'useless' after being vandalised with expanding foam, say police.

Plans to axe 1,800 jobs at Cumbria County Council branded 'an act of vandalism'

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria County Council

7:13am Thursday 30th October 2014

PLANS to axe 1,800 jobs at Cumbria County Council (CCC) over the next three years have been branded a ‘devastating blow’ and ‘an act of vandalism’ by unions.

Settle singer John Newman nominated for award

The Westmorland Gazette: John Newman

6:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

CHART-topping Settle singer John Newman has been nominated for ‘Best Push’ at this year’s MTV EMA Awards.

Cancer charity cash

8:42pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A COLLECTION and sale of raffle tickets by Cancer Research UK at the 'Birdcage', at the top of Finkle Street, Kendal, raised £243 for the charity on September 27.

Consultation meeting into closure of Ravenstonedale school to be held

The Westmorland Gazette: (11915698)

5:46pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SIX staff are still employed at a rural Eden school that has no pupils.

A woman's place is in the lab....

The Westmorland Gazette: COMPLEX WORK: A scientist in a laboratory at CPI, in Wilton, near Redcar

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A woman’s place is in the lab according to a Lancaster University event focussing on the careers of women in science, technology and engineering.

Historical novelist is set to open fair

The Westmorland Gazette: (11856366)

3:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

EDEN author Deborah Swift will open this year’s Warton Annual Fair in aid of North West Cancer Research (NWCR).

Have a say on Kendal homes

1:48pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PEOPLE are being asked for their views on plans to build a housing development in Kendal.

Lifeline Windermere bus route ends tomorrow

1:36pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A LIFELINE bus that serves the people of Windermere will stop running tomorrow (October 31).

New jobs hope for Eden

9:22am Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW £30,000 study could help pave the way for more jobs and housing in Eden.

Car vandalised while parked on Kendal road

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CAR has been vandalised while parked on a Kendal road.

What's on

Being at one with nature helps Hester capture wildlife (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 1:33pm Fri 31 Oct 14

ARTIST Hester Cox creates striking, atmospheric prints which capture a world normally hidden from human sight.

Settle singer John Newman nominated for award (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 6:40am Thu 30 Oct 14

CHART-topping Settle singer John Newman has been nominated for ‘Best Push’ at this year’s MTV EMA Awards.

Ulverston indie rock musician releases 'unintentional' classical album (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 4:08pm Thu 30 Oct 14

AFTER 30 years on the south Cumbrian indie/alternative rock scene, Roger ‘Dog’ Bibby has ‘unintentionally’…

Disabled Cambodian dance group to perform at Eden venue (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 3:05pm Thu 30 Oct 14

A VILLAGE hall in the heart of Eden will be the only Cumbrian venue hosting a performance by an international group…

North Cumbrian metal band set to release debut album (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 1:41pm Wed 29 Oct 14

CARLISLE-based metal band Die No More are set to release their debut album ‘Elected Evil’ on Monday.

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