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Can you help solve this Kendal wartime mystery?

The Westmorland Gazette: Can you help solve this Kendal wartime mystery?

1:49pm Friday 18th April 2014

WITHIN just weeks of opening, staff at a vintage charity shop have found themselves trying to solve a real wartime mystery.

500 people back Westmorland Gazette's 'Hands off our Hospital' campaign in just one week

The Westmorland Gazette: Anna Clarke with some of coupons returned to the Gazette this week

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

HUNDREDS of people have stood up for their local health service by backing the Gazette’s ‘Hands off our Hospital’ campaign.

Biker died after braking to avoid turning tractor between Settle and Horton-in-Ribblesdale

The Westmorland Gazette: Man cut from car following collision on M62

11:12am Friday 18th April 2014

EXPERIENCED motorcyclist and radio presenter Gail Richards died when she lost control of her bike while trying to avoid a turning tractor near Settle, an inquest heard.

Owl takes train from north Lancashire to Northamptonshire

The Westmorland Gazette: Owl takes train from north Lancashire to Northamptonshire

9:16am Friday 18th April 2014

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

South Lakes set to star in new Chris Addison sitcom due on air on April 24

The Westmorland Gazette: Chris Addison as Matt Aldridge and Jo Joyner as Meg Molloy from a ‘Trying Again’ scene in Kendal

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

THE first episode of a new Sky sitcom set and partly filmed in Kendal is due to air on April 24.

Inquest for zoo keeper who was mauled by a tiger is set

The Westmorland Gazette: Zookeeper Sarah McClay

11:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A DATE has been set for the inquest of a zoo keeper who was mauled to death by a tiger.

Ambleside cinema to host premiere of film inspired by fellwalker and author Alfred Wainwright

The Westmorland Gazette: Alfred Wainwright

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

AN AMBLESIDE cinema is to hold the premier of a film inspired by an Alfred Wainwright book.

Nuclear role talk

The Westmorland Gazette: Rory O'Neil

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

RORY O'Neil, of Sellafield, is to address the Cumbria and North Lancashire Fabian Society on April 25 at the Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, at 6.30pm.

Tree survey planned in Ambleside

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

WINDERMERE Reflections, in partnership with the Civic Trust and the University of Cumbria, is running a tree survey of Ambleside, the results of which will go on to a national database to gain a true picture of tree health throughout the country.

Ten 'red list' bird species spotted during Big Farmland Bird Count in Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette: TAKING STOCK: The yellowhammer is one of the many farmland bird species the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust hopes farmers and gamekeepers will count

2:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

CUMBRIAN farmers recorded 10 ‘red list’ species after rising to the challenge of the first annual Big Farmland Bird Count.

Furness brewery launches its own ale

The Westmorland Gazette: Jon Kyme with Andrea Kelly, landlady of the The Fisherman's Hotel

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN ULVERSTON real ale has been launched at the Fisherman’s Hotel at Baycliff overlooking Morecambe Bay.

Cumbria roads policed by extra patrols for bike safety

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

1:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

CUMBRIA Police are deploying extra patrols over the bank holiday weekend to ensure road safety for motorcyclists and drivers.

Walkers invited to follow in footsteps of Alfred Wainwright along the Pennine Way

The Westmorland Gazette: Eric Robson with Alfred Wainwright

12:03pm Friday 18th April 2014

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

Former Settle man, 24, on child porn charge

The Westmorland Gazette: Bradford Crown Court

11:20am Friday 18th April 2014

A sexual deviant has been sentenced at Bradford Crown Court for hoarding depraved images of child pornography and bestiality.

Kirkby Lonsdale WW1 project receives Heritage Lottery cash

The Westmorland Gazette: The front line of battle in the trenches.

11:02am Friday 18th April 2014

A COMMUNITY project to explore, conserve and share some of Kirkby Lonsdale’s First World War stories has secured £9,000 in funding.

Ingleton library hosts village sculpture

The Westmorland Gazette: Artist Jaki and her Ingleton work of art

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A ‘Sculpture for Ingleton’ has been created in the town’s library by Craven-based artist Jaki Bogg as part of the North Yorkshire Library Creative Residencies programme.

Ingleton garden Union Jack flag stolen for second time

The Westmorland Gazette: Flags gone up in Gravesend in anticipation of royal wedding

10:54am Friday 18th April 2014

A UNION Jack flag has been stolen for the second time from an Ingleton garden.

Stone saw stolen from Clapham workmen

The Westmorland Gazette: Violent offender arrested in Catterick after manhunt

10:50am Friday 18th April 2014

A STONE saw was stolen from a vehicle in Clapham on Wednesday (April 16).

Kendal to welcome 34 visitors from twin town of Rinteln next month

The Westmorland Gazette: Memories of Kendal sought

10:36am Friday 18th April 2014

A GROUP of 34 visitors from Kendal’s twin town of Rinteln and its surrounding area will be staying in the town next month.

New £1.2 million lounge to be opened at Flookburgh holiday park

10:05am Friday 18th April 2014

A BRAND new £1.2 million owners’ lounge named ‘Otter Lodge’ will be officially opened by the acting Mayor of Grange-over-Sands, Coun Tricia Thomas, at the Lakeland Holiday Park, Flookburgh, on May 2.

Glenridding wedding venue signs vandalised

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:40am Friday 18th April 2014

SIGNS at a new wedding venue in Glenridding have been vandalised.

Winners announced of The Westmorland Gazette's Restaurant and Cafe of the Year 2014 awards

The Westmorland Gazette: Monika Loranc and Magda Krajewska with some of their fabulous cakes at The 2 Sisters Cafe

9:20am Friday 18th April 2014

CULINARY prowess at two Kendal businesses has been recognised after they won The Westmorland Gazette’s prestigious foodie competition.

Shock as South Lakes care home announces decision to close

The Westmorland Gazette: Cartmel Old Grammar care home

5:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A SOUTH Lakes care home is to close within weeks, prompting fears for residents’ safety.

Rubber bullets found by worker on grass verge in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: The baton rounds found on a grass verge at Kendal

4:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CASE of rubber bullets has been picked up by a member of the public after being ‘misplaced’ by Cumbria Police.

Kendal smash leaves motorcyclist hospitalised

The Westmorland Gazette: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

10:13am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CRASH between a car and motorbike in Kendal left the rider hospitalised yesterday (April 16).

Film start Postman Pat is coming back to Kendal for special gala night

The Westmorland Gazette: Postman Pat becomes a singing star in the new movie

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

KENDAL’S connection with Postman Pat – one of the world’s most popular children’s characters – is to be celebrated with a gala film screening in the town.

University defends decision to sell building in Ambleside to Premier Inn

The Westmorland Gazette: The Hilltop building bought by Premier Inn, although Travelodge deny they've also bought a £1m property in Ambleside

7:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

OFFICIALS at the University of Cumbria have today defended plans to sell one of its redundant buildings to Premier Inn.

Campaign launched to save lives of motorcyclists on Cumbria's roads

The Westmorland Gazette: Emergency services deal with a crash

3:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

DEATHS of motorcyclists have gone in to the red with five dead in Cumbria already this year - more than the whole of 2013.

Celebrity restaurant dynasty awards scholarship to Cartmel sous chef

The Westmorland Gazette: Tom Barnes, with the Roux family, from left, Michel Sr, Michel Jr, Albert and Alain

1:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CARTMEL chef has been voted cream of the crop by no other than the famous Roux family.

Sizergh Castle hosts woolly beasts

The Westmorland Gazette: Sizergh Castle

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PUPILS, staff and relatives from Heron Hill School in Kendal have picked up their knitting needles and created woolly masterpieces as part of the Eden Arts Canopy Project at Sizergh Castle.

Paddlers gather in Lake District for canoe festival

The Westmorland Gazette: Stu Cuthburtson and outdoor resources trainer Ash St John-Claire ‘rescuing’ Edwin Hayton during a white water safety workshop

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PADDLERS from all over the UK gathered at the High Borrans Outdoor Education Centre, near Windermere, for the first Cumbria Canoe Festival.

Windermere to host sailing regatta

The Westmorland Gazette: Windermere to host sailing regatta

3:29pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Windermere is once again to play host to the increasingly popular Windermere Marina Village sailing regatta series of races – with the competition getting under way on Saturday, April 26.

Helicopter stone drops to start as work to repair Helvellyn footpath begins

The Westmorland Gazette: Snow falls overnight on Lake District mountain

2:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

HELICOPTER stone drops are needed to repair one of the Lake District’s most iconic routes.

Nearly all parents applying for primary school placements in Cumbria get preferred choice

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbria County Council

1:24pm Thursday 17th April 2014

NEARLY all parents applying for primary school placements in Cumbria have found out that they have been successful in securing their first choice of school.

Kendal barn blaze tackled by firefighters

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

1:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A BARN that went up in flames in Selside was tackled by three fire engines.

Last chance to have your say on future of services on Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TIME is running out for lake users to have their say on how services on Windermere could be improved.

Petition launched in bid to drive away on-street parking charges in Ambleside

The Westmorland Gazette: Ambleside

11:03am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN ONLINE petition fighting plans to introduce on-street car parking charges in Ambleside is gathering support.

New community policing base opens in Sedbergh

The Westmorland Gazette: At the opening, from left, Richard Rhodes, Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, PCSO Danielle Ayers, and Tony Reed Screen, chair of the trustees of the building

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A NEW community policing base has opened in Sedbergh, to the delight of residents who said they had felt isolated and unsafe.

Parents of missing man found dead in Windermere praise local community for its support

The Westmorland Gazette: Matthew Jordan

7:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE heartbroken parents of a missing man found dead in Windermere broke down in tears today as they praised the ‘wonderful community spirit’ of people in the South Lakes.

Kendal teacher aims to bag Munroes record

The Westmorland Gazette: Dan Duxbury

8:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A KENDAL teacher is hoping to run his way into the record books by taking on the ‘roof of Scotland’ – 282 Munroes in 38 days.

Lake District set to bask in sunny Easter weekend, say forecasters

The Westmorland Gazette: Country walk at Grasmere in the Lake District

7:35pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

VISITORS heading to the Lake District for Easter look set to enjoy fine sunny weather, say forecasters.

Children plan demonstration at Silverdale Village Institute

7:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN will demonstrate tomorrow (Thursday) to highlight concerns over how Silverdale Village Institute is run.

Delays after motorbike collision on A591

6:42pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TRAFFIC is queuing in the area of Plumgarth roundabout following an incident involving a motorbike.

Kendal residents fear cul-de-sac could turn into a 'rat run'

The Westmorland Gazette: Scott Robinson with his petition and residents of Cedar Grove

5:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CUL de sac residents have taken action against plans which could see their street turned into an access road for a 189-home estate.

Kendal driving instructors highlight 'danger' spots

The Westmorland Gazette: Traffic lights at Burton Road, Heron Hill and Oxenholme Road

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

KENDAL’S driving instructors are urging the county’s highways team to tackle road safety issues in and around the town.

UPDATE: Matthew Jordan family: "We love you dearly and are taking you home to be at peace"

The Westmorland Gazette: Claire and Bob Jordan: "We have to stay positive and keep searching for Matthew."

2:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE family of missing Matthew Jordan have issued a statement thanking the hundreds of people who helped in the search for him.

PHOTO: 'Phantom' car vandal who plagued residents by popping their tyres for six months is unmasked by CCTV...

The Westmorland Gazette: Caught on CCTV: Jess takes a dislike to car tyres

2:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PHANTOM vandal who plagued residents in a Cumbrian village for six months by puncturing the tyres on their cars has been unmasked - as a dog!

Jeweller to pay council court costs after replacing Edwardian window without planning permission

The Westmorland Gazette: The jewellers shop building in Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale

1:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A JEWELLER is to pay a contribution towards council court costs after replacing the original Edwardian window of a Grade II-listed building without planning permission.

Anger over lack of work on bridge sketched by Alfred Wainwright

The Westmorland Gazette: Terry Belshaw with ramblers and farmers at the crumbling bridge

1:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

RESIDENTS, ramblers and farmers are angry over what they claim is Cumbria County Council’s failure to preserve a protected bridge once sketched by fell-walker and author Alfred Wainwright.

Mystery man from Cumbria announced as Euromillions Millionaire Raffle winner

The Westmorland Gazette: Time running out to claim EuroMillions prize worth £245,044.80

12:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MYSTERY EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle winner, known only as Mr H from Cumbria, has banked £1 million without ever touching a ticket.




What's on

Kendal's Replay to celebrate Record Store Day (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 12:06pm Thu 17 Apr 14

SATURDAY sees the seventh annual Record Store Day – a celebration of the UK’s independent music sector.

Music festival replaces rugby in Windermere this weekend (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 10:18am Thu 17 Apr 14

WINDERMERE Rugby Club are holding their first music festival this Easter weekend.

Gig Guide: April 17-23 (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 9:58am Thu 17 Apr 14

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Pink Torpedoes. Brewery, Kendal: Kirk McElhinney. Burgundys, Kendal: Trefor Owen…

Ulverston music festival finishes on a high note with more outstanding music making (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 10:18am Wed 16 Apr 14

Two of the region’s top male voice choirs came head to head in the final week of the South Cumbria Musical…

Abbot Hall Art Gallery focuses on remarkable Surrealism collection (link)

thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/leisure 4:20pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Who has not at one time or another been baffled or bewitched by Surrealist artworks?

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