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Thousands of pounds worth of wire stolen from South Lakeland industrial estate

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:13am Wednesday 27th August 2014

COPPER wire has been stolen from a South Lakeland industrial estate - to the value of £5,000.

Royal visit announced for Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette: Duchess of Gloucester

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

HER Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO is to officially open the Cavendish Wing at St Mary’s Hospice next month.

No flight of fancy as second osprey pair successfully breed in South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CUMBRIA is now home to three pairs of nesting ospreys as Natural England confirmed the arrival of two chicks at their Roudsea Wood reserve in South Lakeland.

Twenty five employees from fast food chain to help out at Kendal Torchlight

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A NATIONAL fast food chain has stepped up to the plate to provide staff for a popular Kendal event.

Cadet, 18, becomes Cadet Sergeant Major

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:27pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A KENDAL cadet has achieved the rank of Cadet Sergeant Major in the largest military organisation within Cumbria.

iPhone stolen from tourist in Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

2:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Police are appealing for information after an iPhone was stolen in Ulverston.

Sheep health in focus at farm events planned for South Lakes and north Lancs

The Westmorland Gazette: Ben Smith's dog Ben heards the sheep at the English Sheepdog trials (9387719)

7:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SHEEP farmers are being urged to take advantage of two free farm focus events to help them improve productivity and profitability.

For peat's sake! National park boss checks out uplands restoration project

The Westmorland Gazette: LDNPA chief executive Richard Leafe

7:20pm Tuesday 26th 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.

Wedding fair planned for Dalton business

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:10pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FREE wedding fair aims to demonstrate the Furness Peninsula has all couples need to plan their big day.

Barbon Show basks in welcome sunshine

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BARBON Show is always welcoming - but the weekend sunshine ensured it was also one of the warmest of recent years.

Family travels from Poland to honour war hero

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FAMILY from Poland gathered at the north Lancashire grave of a British pilot – 70 years after their relatives saved his life.

Wordsworth inspires book about tourism

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 26th 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.

Three men in a boat (without a dog) - the bizarre tale of an Ullswater rescue

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:13pm Monday 25th August 2014

THREE men were rescued from Ullswater after becoming stranded on a battery powered inflatable dinghy.

Antiques hunters in Cumbria as popular TV show seeks bargains for Kendal auction

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

EXPERTS from BBC1's Antiques Road Trip programme have been busy unearthing bargains in Cumbria over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Say hello to the best pub north of Birmingham!

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A DENT pub has won a prestigious award for the quality and range of its cider and perry.

Ukraine foster home built with Gazette donations houses 10 refugees

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

A FOSTER home in Ukraine run by a Kendal charity and built with donations from Westmorland Gazette readers has taken in 10 refugees from the east of the country.

Moving family tribute to tragic cyclist Jake - his death 'leaves a chasm in the lives of those who knew him'

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:22pm Monday 25th August 2014

THE family of a teenage cyclist who died following a collision with a van in Wasdale have paid a moving tribute to a 'wonderful and loving son'. 

Barrow RNLI lifeboat tows in disabled yacht

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:30am Monday 25th August 2014

VOLUNTEER crewman from the RNLI’s Barrow station launched their all weather lifeboat early this morning (Monday), to rescue a disabled yacht in the Irish Sea.

Police appeal after Lakes sheep theft

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

9:40am Monday 25th August 2014

FIFTY sheep have been stolen from a Lake District field.

Demolition begins to pave way for improved nuclear submarine facility in Barrow

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:59pm Monday 25th 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.

Weekend call outs keep Coniston mountain rescuers busy

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:26pm Monday 25th August 2014

FOURTEEN members of Coniston Mountain Rescue Team went to the assistance of two walkers who got into difficulties while walking in the Coniston Fells on Saturday afternoon.

Aniseed draws out the red squirrels

The Westmorland Gazette: NATURE’S SUCCESS: The red squirrel

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

RED squirrels are having a ball at a Lake District holiday park since aniseed was introduced to their feeding mix this summer – and guests are loving the spectacle.

Nominate your Cumbrian woman of the year

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

THE search is on for an extraordinary woman to bag the title of Cumbria’s Woman of the Year. 

Pair rescued from lake after canoe capsizes

The Westmorland Gazette: Ullswater in the Lake District

10:40am Monday 25th August 2014

TWO canoeists were rescued by a national park rangers’ boat after their craft capsized on Ullswater early yesterday afternoon.

Mintfest returns to Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: The Whalley Range All-Stars were among the big draws at Mintfest 2013 – a new grant means they may be back for more

10:20am Monday 25th August 2014

The incredibly successful international festival of street arts that is Mintfest returns to the streets and and venues of Kendal from Friday to Sunday.

Bike ride helps boost Furness village hall fund

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:24am Monday 25th August 2014

VILLAGERS enjoyed a successful charity bike ride to raise cash for their village hall roof.

Tesco lodges planning application for Kendal store

The Westmorland Gazette: Tesco logo

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

TESCO Stores Ltd has lodged a planning application with South Lakeland District Council to maintain and repair the front of the former Milletts shop in Highgate, Kendal, prior to the business moving in.

Grants available for small community groups

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

8:00am Monday 25th 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 assist older and/or vulnerable adults to remain independent.

Concern over rail shake-up for Lakes Line

The Westmorland Gazette: Unveiling the new art is Kathryn O’Brien of First TransPennine Express with students Logan Roberts, Sarah Docker and Liam Fearn, Tim Owen, of the Lakes Line CRP, Steve Ratcliffe, station manager Mick Elliott and Jim Trotman

7:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A RAIL user group has voiced its concerns about a planned shake-up of rail services and its impact on the Windermere-Oxenholme line.

Police name teenager killed in Wasdale collision

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

8:07pm Sunday 24th August 2014

POLICE have named the 15-year-old cyclist who died following a collision with a van at Santon Bridge yesterday.

Veteran fell-runner Rob Jebb beaten in close finish at Grasmere Sports

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:42pm Sunday 24th August 2014

THOUSANDS turned out today for one of the sunniest Grasmere sports days in recent times, which saw 189 runners take part in the main event - the iconic Senior Guides race.

Mensa date for Bradbury pound supporter

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A DENT man who is championing the return of a monetary unit that helped finance the Great War has been invited to speak to some of Britain’s top brains at a Cambridge conference.

Crowd gathers to see sheep flock through Kendal town centre as iconic photo is reproduced

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:28am Sunday 24th August 2014

A BOLD bid to recreate photograph of sheep being herded through Kendal town centre more than 60 years ago has been carried off without a hitch.

Poignant tribute to Dambusters hero Archie

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

THE world’s last two airworthy Lancaster bombers will fly over Windermere in a remarkable memorial to a wartime Bomber Command veteran.

Police appeal after dog attacks boy in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

8:29am Sunday 24th August 2014

A NINE-year-old boy suffered facial injuries after being attacked by a dog in Kendal.

Young cyclist dies after Wasdale collision with van

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:12am Sunday 24th August 2014

A TEENAGE cyclist has died after being involved in a collision with a van in Wasdale.

Drainage disruption leads to cash boost for six Ulverston groups - with grants for others in the pipeline

The Westmorland Gazette: Multi-million pound Wirral sewerage upgrade in pipeline

7:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

ULVERSTON community groups are celebrating a cash windfall as a reward for putting up with months of disruption because of work to the town’s sewer system.

Yorkshire Dales park authority back to full strength

The Westmorland Gazette: Kilnsey Crag in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

12:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

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

Talented duo on a mission for Mintfest

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

TALENTED South Lakes teenagers Joe Thomas and Evie Hill will be among a mix of performers taking part in an spectacular in Kendal later this month.

Rail user group says shake-up is 'unwelcome'

The Westmorland Gazette: Major problems on south London trains

7:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

A RAIL user group has voiced its concerns about a planned shake-up of rail services and its impact on the Windermere-Oxenholme line.

Sky lantern code is welcome - but legislation should be considered if it fails, says MP

The Westmorland Gazette: Sky lanterns

2:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed a new code of practice over the use of sky lanterns - but said ministers should look at bringing in legislation if the guidelines fail to protect property and livestock.

Cyclist seriously hurt in Lakes crash

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:06pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A CYCLIST has been seriously injured in a collision with a van in Wasdale.

Cumbrians urged to get involved in consultation on how to tackle low level crime

The Westmorland Gazette: Crime Commissoner's expenses saga: Cumbria PCC Richard Rhodes to speak at press conference

10:05am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A PUBLIC consultation is being launched so people can have a say on how offenders involved in low-level crime and anti-social behaviour can be dealt with.

Helping out 'on top of the world'

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A LOCAL company has pledged £15,000 over the next five years to help a midwife programme at a remote mountain hospital in Nepal.

Top general guest of honour at Hands Across The Border event

The Westmorland Gazette: There will be a display of First World War memorabilia at Breinton Village Hall on Sunday.

10:34am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A SCOTS-born former commander of Britain's Field Army and director UK Special Forces is to be guest of honour at a symbolic cairn building project - part of cross-border campaign to keep Scotland in the UK.

Trains, buses, bikes and electric cars - rail agency boss gets to try them all in Lake District

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A TOP rail boss is to visit the Lake District to experience first hand the wide range of travel options for national park visitors.

Having money in Faith - 11-year-old wins Holker competition

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A YOUNG visitor to a Cumbrian festival ended up opening a savings account at Ulverston’s Furness Building Society branch after winning a £50 cash prize.

Dear diary, my book about my life in 1984

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

THIRTY years after Audrey Wilson picked up her Biro and began keeping a diary for 1984, her handwritten chronicles have been published.

New lifestyle store opens in Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A COUPLE who ran a successful business in Staveley for nine years have taken over a large and prominent shop in the Lake District.

UPDATE: Police confirm five vehicles involved in A66 collision near Brough

The Westmorland Gazette: File photo

4:40pm Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE have said that the A66 near Brough is still closed following a five vehicle road traffic collision.

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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