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Stranded M6 drivers praise the kindness of strangers

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

A NEW mother’s nine- hour nightmare on a gridlocked motorway was eased thanks to acts of kindness from strangers.

Ambleside set for annual sports

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A real family treat is on the cards today (Thursday) as the spectacle that is the annual Ambleside Sports comes round again.

Lake District hotel to use water from England's largest lake to heat all of its rooms

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A LAKE District hotel is to planning to introduce pioneering technology which will use energy in England’s largest lake to meet most of its energy needs and substantially reduce its carbon emissions.

Long train delays after man threatens to jump from bridge

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:07pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TRAVELLERS using the West Coast Main Line today faced lengthy delays following an incident involving a man threatening to jump from a Lancaster railway bridge.

North Lonsdale raises the bar as show season begins

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE Westmorland show season opened with a jam-packed event in Furness which attracted praise from competitors, visitors and judges alike.

Hospital pharmacies sell-off plan 'in very early stages', say Morecambe Bay health bosses

The Westmorland Gazette: AstraZeneca has turned down a bid from drugs maker rival Pfizer

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

PROPOSALS to privatise hospital pharmacies would make a huge difference to patients, say NHS trust bosses.

South Lakes wind farm plan could make a comeback

The Westmorland Gazette: A new energy wind park has officially opened at Oakdale.  Pictured is a MM100 wind turbine capable of powering over 200 homes. (6864904)

3:29pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A PLAN to build a wind farm on at a contentious South Lakeland site could still be on the cards despite developers withdrawing proposals last month.

Hospital ward closed after Norovirus outbreak affects staff and patients

The Westmorland Gazette: CLEAN HANDS: Keeping your hands clean will help prevent the norovirus spreading.

12:45pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HOSPITAL ward is closed to visitors after an outbreak of the highly-contagious vomiting and diarrhoea bug Norovirus.

Broadband volunteers call village meetings

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS from the villages of Yealand, Silverdale and Storth have joined forces to try to bring ‘world-beating’ fibre optic broadband to every property in their parishes that wants it.

Cumbria and Lancashire named two of the worst areas in England for road accident increases

The Westmorland Gazette: A Generic Photo of a woman by the road side after a car crash. See PA Feature FINANCE Finance Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FINANCE Finance Column. (7634133)

9:12am Wednesday 30th July 2014

CUMBRIA and Lancashire have been named two of the worst counties in the country for the number of people killed or seriously injured on their roads.

Age UK launches mobile charity shop - believed to be first in the country

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MOBILE charity shop, believed to be the first in the UK, has been launched by Age UK in South Lakeland.

Global following for James and his online sheep school

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A LAKE District farmer who was awarded a bursary to help develop a sheep school is gaining a large global following thanks to an online video.

Gardening show recorded on the lake

The Westmorland Gazette: Eric Robson, chairman of Gardeners' Questiontime

4:31pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A SPECIAL recording of Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time took place on ‘The MV Teal’ steamer on the waters of Windermere on Monday night.

Traders in Furness pass under-age alcohol test

The Westmorland Gazette: KNOCKING IT BACK: Research shows that making alcohol more expensive can have a beneficial effect on health

4:55pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

SHOPS in Furness have been praised after all nine premises visited in an undercover test purchase operation refused to sell alcohol to a 15-year-old volunteer.

Beetham Sports is a winner

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:22pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Villagers and visitors turned out in force to support the Beetham Sports and soak up the atmosphere as the sun beat down on the show field.

Asda defibrillator boost

The Westmorland Gazette: JOB CUTS: Asda is cutting more than 1,000 jobs as it overhauls its store management programme

9:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

SEVEN Asda stores in Cumbria, including the one at Kendal, will be presented with a public access defibrillator and will train store colleagues in CPR over the coming weeks.

Kendal College to open clinic for rescued animals

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

STUDENTS will learn how to nurse animals when Kendal College opens its wildlife rehabilitation and rescue centre later this year.

25,000 people flock to Cumbria Steam Gathering

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

GIANTS of a bygone age rolled into South Lakeland for the 42nd Cumbria Steam Gathering at the weekend.

Tools worth £7,000 stolen from 'isolated' house under renovation

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

1:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THOUSANDS of pounds of tools have been stolen from an 'isolated building' close to Kirkby Lonsdale.

Kendal's 'Iron Way' is first in Europe

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:08pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

EUROPE’S first indoor via ferrata has been opened in South Lakeland.

Eden pair in 'serious' condition in hospital after car crashes through wall of popular A66 cafe

The Westmorland Gazette: Fire call to Ulverston home

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TWO people had to be rescued from a vehicle after it crashed into premises on the A66.

Council supports health and well-being strategy for South Lakeland

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

5:16pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A STRATEGY to maintain high standards of health and wellbeing outlined in a five-year plan has been supported by South Lakeland District Council.

Charlie cooks up a solar stove

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DESIGN & Technology student from Sedbergh School has won a prestigious national award.

Holocaust survivor gives talk in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HOLOCAUST survivor Joanna Millan spoke about her experiences to year nine history and religious studies pupils at Kendal’s Queen Katherine School.

Walker suffers head injury after fall on Kentmere Horseshoe

The Westmorland Gazette: Cleveland Mountain Rescue

11:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WOMAN has sustained a head injury after falling while walking on the Kentmere Horseshoe.

Young dance girls strut their stuff at care homes

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

EIGHTEEN young dancers from South Lakeland have been entertaining residents of care homes around the district.

Flat battery on fishing boat prompts coastguard rescue

The Westmorland Gazette: RNLI to the rescue (8358289)

11:38am Tuesday 29th July 2014

COASTGUARDS had to be called out after a fishing vessel broke down off the coast of Morecambe Bay.

Mountain bike stolen from outside Kendal church

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:19am Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE are investigating the theft of a mountain bike which went missing from outside a Kendal church.

Lake District hotel is home to poetry

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE literary heritage of the Lake District took a ‘small’ turn when the landmark Lindeth Howe Hotel branched out with a special display of haiku poems.

Lakes communities ready to mark World War One Lights Out event

The Westmorland Gazette: Plant the poppies

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

LANGDALE will mark Lights Out – One Million Candles to Remember beginning at next Sunday’s service at Holy Trinity Church at 10.30am when the British Legion will lay a poppy posy on the altar.

Outdoor firms flock to Lakes fair to show off their wares

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

business-to-business trade show for the UK’s outdoor retail sector.

Kendal man admits poisoning cat by putting vodka in its milk

The Westmorland Gazette: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

4:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

A MAN has appeared before a judge at Carlisle Crown Court today for poisoning his cat by putting vodka in its milk.

Teenager Stan helps town to remember

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A KENDAL teenager has used his design skills to help create an exhibition which commemorates the town’s involvement in the First World War.

47 new affordable homes for Kendal

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

4:14pm Monday 28th July 2014

NEARLY 50 'affordable' homes have come on the market in Kendal in a new development at Cragg Close, off Rydal Road, in Sandylands, Kendal.

South Lakeland branch of Barclays closed after leak damaged computer equipment

The Westmorland Gazette: Library filer dated 20/04/2003 of English One Pound Coins. Children have seen pocket money levels rise by more than four times the rate of inflation over the last year, the Halifax bank said Friday April 1, 2005. Two-thirds (66%) of seven-to-16-year-olds

4:15pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE Kirkby Lonsdale branch of Barclays bank has been closed today after an air-conditioning unit leaked onto computer equipment.

Training exercise turns into real-life rescue for Kendal team

The Westmorland Gazette: Cleveland Mountain Rescue

1:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A TRAINING exercise turned into a real life mission for Kendal mountain rescuers at the weekend.

Domestic violence victim speaks out after former boyfriend is sentenced for assault

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:14am Monday 28th July 2014

A DOMESTIC violence victim has spoken out after her former boyfriend was handed a prison sentence for beating her.

New exhibition charts North Craven's part in World War One

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:40am Monday 28th July 2014

A new exhibition commemorating North Craven’s part in the First World Warhas opened at The Museum of North Craven Life (The Folly) in Settle.

UPDATE: Deputy PM pays tribute to senior Lake District politician

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

TRIBUTES are continuing to be paid following the death of a leading Lake District politician.

Lollipop lady Gail says goodbye after 17 years

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A DEVOTED lollipop lady has retired from her South Lakeland school duties after more than 17 years.

Teen on Duke of Edinburgh trip prompts rescue mission

The Westmorland Gazette: Cleveland Mountain Rescue

10:51am Monday 28th July 2014

A TEENAGER on a Duke of Edinburgh expedition had to be assisted by mountain rescuers after suffering an ankle injury.

Coronation Street star helps to boost cancer hospital

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A CORRIE star and retro-rocker Alvin Stardust have helped a South lakes company raise more than £27,000 for charity.

Furness Abbey medieval fair to return in August

The Westmorland Gazette: RARE: Curator Susan Harrison with the Furness Abbey crozier

4:57pm Monday 28th July 2014

FURNESS Abbey Fellowship has announced that they will be holding their second medieval fair at Furness Abbey near Barrow on Saturday August 30.

Wind farm company seeks permission to keep Killington test mast in place

The Westmorland Gazette: A new energy wind park has officially opened at Oakdale.  Pictured is a MM100 wind turbine capable of powering over 200 homes. (6864904)

3:55pm Monday 28th July 2014

A PLANNING application to allow a test wind mast to stay on the site of a possible wind farm site in south Cumbria has been submitted to South Lakeland District Council.

Open days to be held in Arnside as fire service looks to recruit 'on-call' members

The Westmorland Gazette: Fire call to Ulverston home

3:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

OPEN days are to be held in Arnside for local people looking to find out more about becoming on-call firefighters.

Ulverston drivers warned of road closure for essential sewer works

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

3:35pm Monday 28th July 2014

DRIVERS in Ulverston are being warned about a temporary road closure.

Pilot Rachel joins legal firm

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:12pm Monday 28th July 2014

MILNE Moser solicitors in Kendal has added a new face to its ranks this month.

BEHIND THE NEWS: Businesses and residents remain against parking meters plan for Lake District

The Westmorland Gazette: Bournemouth parking meters raked in £261,000

2:56pm Monday 28th July 2014

DESPITE protests, placards, meetings and marches, parking meters are coming to the Lake District.

Gruffalo due at Grizedale Forest

The Westmorland Gazette: If you go down to the woods today... you’ll meet The Gruffalo

2:21pm Monday 28th July 2014

CHILDREN'S storybook character The Gruffalo is coming to Grizedale Forest next month (Tuesday August 12).

Walker collapses from medical condition on Pen-y-Ghent, North Yorkshire

The Westmorland Gazette: CALL OUT: Rescuers responded after caver collapsed

12:48pm Monday 28th July 2014

A WALKER collapsed from a medical condition on Pen-y-Ghent prompting a rescue from the Clapham Cave Rescue team.




What's on

Imaginative Four Elements gets the music flowing at Theatre by the Lake (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 9:30am Sat 26 Jul 14

Improvisations on Stravinsky’s thrilling Firebird, a cello sonata by Vivaldi and scorching tangos from across the…

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…

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