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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.

'Hands off our Hospital': Westmorland Gazette launches campaign to keep services in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Westmorland General Hospital

11:40am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Westmorland Gazette has launched a major campaign to safeguard services at Westmorland General Hospital.

Premier Inn announces opening of new £5 million hotel

The Westmorland Gazette: Premier Inn

10:48am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HOTEL giant Premier Inn has officially opened a £5 million new hotel in South Cumbria.

'Turn Hartleys Brewery site at Ulverston into houses' plea

The Westmorland Gazette: Coun Jane Harris

10:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A VACANT site earmarked for a supermarket should be converted into homes ins-tead, a meeting of Ulverston Town Council was told.

Children's art spread across Langdale Valley for Easter

5:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN’S paintings have been hidden across areas of the Langdale Valley as part of an Easter holiday game.

Aquathon planned for children at Ulverston

4:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The first children’s ‘aquathon’ is set to make big waves in the fitness community.

Electric charge point plan for Killington

3:08pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ROAD Chef Motorways Ltd has lodged a planning application with South Lakeland District Council to install an electric vehicle charging point in the main car parking area at Killington Lake Services off the M6.

South Lakeland pub gets top community honour from Thwaites

The Westmorland Gazette: CHEERS! Ann and Neil France with Kevin Wood, of Thwaites

3:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Kings Arms at Burton-in-Kendal has scooped the Best Community Involvement accolade at the Thwaites Awards for Excellence 2014.

Law firm appoints new property specialist for south Cumbria and north Lancashire

The Westmorland Gazette: RETURN: Lawyer Frances Richards goes back to private practice

2:59pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BAINES Wilson, the specialist law firm based in Carlisle and Lancaster, has appointed former building society lawyer Frances Richards to its commercial property department.

Top Lake District hotel opens 'pop-up' Michelin star restaurant at Harvey Nicks

The Westmorland Gazette: The Samling at Windermere

1:12pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ONE of the Lake District's best hotels is off to Leeds next month to open-up a pop-up Michelin restaurant at one of the country's most famous luxury lifestyle retailers.

NHS chef wins award for dedication in his work

The Westmorland Gazette: Andy Bickle

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE head chef at Furness General Hospital has been presented with an award for going ‘above and beyond’ what is expected of him.

Information event for glaucoma sufferers to be held at Westmorland General

The Westmorland Gazette: Children's Christmas sight clinic in Taunton

10:34am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AN INFORMATION evening is to be hosted at the Westmorland General Hospital eye clinic for sufferers of glaucoma.

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

The Westmorland Gazette: Festival winner Daisy Ball of Ulverston

10:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014

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

South Lakes declares zero tolerance on fly-tippers

The Westmorland Gazette: South Lakes declares zero tolerance on fly-tippers

6:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FLY-TIPPERS are on the retreat thanks to a determined drive to tackle the practice in South Lakeland.

Toiletries thief makes clean getaway after stuffing holdall with £150 worth of goods

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

10:16am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN who allegedly filled a holdall with stolen toiletries is being sought by police.

Gazette is shortlisted in prestigious national awards

8:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Westmorland Gazette has been shortlisted in the most prestigious newspaper awards in the country.

Evofit released of naked jogger who allegedly exposed himself to 21-year-old woman

The Westmorland Gazette: Naked man allegedly jogs towards 21-year-old woman

9:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NAKED man allegedly exposed himself to a 21-year-old woman.

Children race down Kendal ski slope

The Westmorland Gazette: Children concentrate on making the finish during the ski races

5:44pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHILDREN raced down a ski slope to win trophies last seen a quarter of a century ago.

Cartmel community effort to buy defibrillator

The Westmorland Gazette: Cartmel Village Society’s John Batty, Cartmel Priory head teacher Dr Paul Williams and community first responders with the new defibrillator

7:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

CARTMEL Village Society and Cartmel Priory School have worked together to provide an external defibrillator for the village.

Kendal trainee nurse makes it to caremaker finals

The Westmorland Gazette: Jennifer Rawles

7:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TRAINEE mental health nurse from Cumbria has made it to the national finals of the Caremaker of the Year awards.

300 entries across 65 classes in Rusland Valley Spring Show

The Westmorland Gazette: Judges Joan Bentley, Sarah Hodgson, Sue Potts and Marian Martindale check out the exhibits at Rusland Valley Spring Show

6:50pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A STEADY stream of visitors marvelled at a high number of entries to the Rusland Valley Spring Show.  

Diocese sets up trust to help schools wanting to become academies

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Diocese of Carlisle has launched The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust which can act as a sponsor to schools wanting to become academies.

Ulverston brewery launches new Wolf Warrior ale

The Westmorland Gazette: Ulverston brewery launches new Wolf Warrior ale

5:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN ULVERSTON real ale has been launched today at Fisherman's Hotel at nearby Baycliff overlooking Morecambe Bay.




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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