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Former pupil to fund a new GSCE at a Lake District secondary school

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE generosity of a former pupil will see the launch of a new GCSE at a leading Lake District secondary school.

Council cabinet hits the road

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

SOUTH Lakeland District Council’s Cabinet will hit the road to meet in Ulverston’s Coronation Hall next Wednesday (August 27), at 10.30am.

'Remove planning clauses from K Village' plea

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:10am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE future viability of K Village could be decided by South Lakeland councillors next month.

Racing fun ahead at Cartmel

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A Bank Holiday weekend of exciting races and entertainment at Cartmel Racecourse is almost upon us.

Queen's Guide to the Sands opens new post office at Grange

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

QUEEN’S Guide to the Sands Cedric Robinson cut the ribbon to open the new Grange-over-Sands Post Office.

School hailed for links to great outdoors

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE head teacher of a school judged ‘good’ says she is glad Ofsted recognised its links with the outdoors as well as its academic achievements.

Records broken at Hawkshead Show

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:40pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

HAWKSHEAD Show at-tracted thousands of people, including couples from New Zealand and Australia.

Thousands travel to Rydal Sheepdog Trials

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:17am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THOUSANDS of people from all corners of the UK headed to the Lake District for the 111th Rydal Sheepdog and Hound Show on the lower slopes of Fairfield Horseshoe.

Parish helps responders to protect village lives

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

ENDMOOR residents now have access to a life-saving defibrillator.

Best yet A-Level results at 'new' Sedbergh

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

SEDBERGH School recorded the best haul of A and A* grades in its history – in the first year after the merger with Casterton.

Grasmere ready for annual sports

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Grasmere Sports & Show is one of the most popular and long-running events on the Cumbrian summer calendar.

Huge interest in homes planned for Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

KENDAL’S newest housing development has attracted more than 500 inquiries before a brick has even been laid.

Concerns over welcome hub plan for White Moss Common, near Grasmere

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

PLANS to build a visitors’ centre at a Lake District beauty spot have come under fire from countryside campaign groups calling it ‘an intrusion into a wild landscape’.

Window of opportunity at shop at Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

A VACANT site in Kendal has been given a new look which creates the illusion of an urban farm shop in an attempt to help attract future tenants.

Harry marks 70 years as a Mason

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

NINETY Masons gathered at Ulverston Masonic Hall to witness a rare event - a celebration of 70 years in Freemasonry.

A Level and AS Level Results: Sedbergh School

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:38pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Sedbergh School

Kendal nightclub set to re-open tonight

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:10pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A Kendal bar and nightclub is set to re-open with a bang tonight, with a a special launch coinciding with A-level results day.

A Level Results - Kirkbie Kendal School

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:20pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Kirkbie Kendal School

A-Level and AS Level Results - The Queen Katherine School, Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

The Queen Katherine School, Kendal

A Level and AS Level Results - Dallam School

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:50pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Dallam School

A-Level and AS Level Results - Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:51am Thursday 14th August 2014

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

A-Level and AS Level Results - Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:40am Thursday 14th August 2014

Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale

Kendal man conjures up an Edinburgh Fringe success

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

AN award-winning Kendal magician has left audiences and critics spellbound with his unique debut show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wild animal park owner denies bird escape

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:30pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE owner of the South Lakes Wild Animal Park will go on trial later this year charged with allowing a bird to escape from the award-winning attraction.

Lunesdale Show hit by fears over TB

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:10pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

CATTLE numbers plunged to an all-time low at a South Lakeland agricultural show because of bovine TB fears.

School celebrates 'outstanding' Ofsted rating

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE head teacher of a school judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted insists the rating will not breed complacency.

Rail workers fear for jobs and services

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:40pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

ANGRY rail workers from South Lakeland joined in a mass protest taking place across the North, as part of a ‘fightback’ against cuts to jobs, services and safety.

£250,000 Waterhead scheme will create public realm to be proud of, parish councillors told

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

12:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

SOUTH Lakeland Council’s budget of £250,000 for improvements at Waterhead will create a public realm for local people to be proud of, district economic development officer Matt Williams told Lakes Parish Council.

Anger over suggestion that 5,000 new homes could be built near Cowan Bridge

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:30pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

AN MP has added his voice to an outpouring of anger over proposals for 5,000 new homes in a small village.

Blooming good show at Ambleside!

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:51pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

VISITORS to Ambleside’s Summer Flower and Produce Show were delighted with the sheer range of exhibits on display.

Former Casterton pupils put best foot forward for Kate

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:03pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

CASTERTON School ‘old girls’ braved gale-force winds and sideways rain to help an old school friend who is battling cancer.

Herdwick fell gather proves a hit with visitors

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE Lake District’s first open Fell Gather has been hailed a great success after it attracted hundreds of locals and tourists to see how a traditional Herdwick farm works.

Missing teenage girl found safe and well

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

10:10am Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE search for a missing teenage girl has been called off after she was found safe and well.

Thrilling day at sheepdog trials

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

Lakeland Sheepdog Trials fans were treated to the closest competition for years on a nail-biting day at Ings.

MP is 'optimistic' over future of Hawkshead and Coniston GP surgeies

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

LAKES MP Tim Farron has met with health minister Earl Howe as he seeks to keep two Lake District doctors’ surgeries open.

BEHIND THE NEWS: Ulverston's town hall and Coronation Hall

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

FOR 120 years Ulverston’s councillors have met in the town hall on Queen Street.

New era for lake steamers as Dawn takes charge

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

A WOMAN has been appointed skipper of ‘steamers’ on Windermere for the first time.

Atmosphere, heart and soul make Cartmel Show a real winner

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

THE 131st Cartmel show held yesterday (Wednesday) has been hailed for its 'atmosphere, heart and soul' and 'one of the best yet' by this year's President Lucy Cavendish.

South Lakes council set to take legal action over A-board rules

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

5:20pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

KENDAL traders face potential legal action from South Lakeland District Council if they continue to ignore controversial A-board rules.

Penrith residents vote to set up a town council

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:13pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

MP Rory Stewart has expressed his delight after Penrith residents voted by a margin of two to one for the setup of their own local town council.

Dalton zoo in UK's top ten

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

SOUTH Lakes Safari Zoo at Dalton-in-Furness has been ranked among the UK’s best animal parks.

University of Cumbria unveils plan for campus

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE construction of new student accommodation has moved a step closer after a final plan was unveiled by the University of Cumbria.

Cartmel villagers have blooming good fun

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:18pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE people of Cartmel got together for a party in the garden of the Royal Oak Pub to support St Mary's Hospice and Cartmel In Bloom – while also having lots of fun.

Shap remembers local men who served during the war

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:27pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

VILLAGERS staged a three-day exhibition at St Michael’s Church to launch the commemorations of the start of World War I.

Rail lesson for young 'officers'

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:43pm Monday 4th August 2014

YOUNGSTERS learned about safety on railway lines as part of a five-months long scheme designed to educate them about the important role police play in the community.

MP praises new affordable homes at Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

WESTMORLAND and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron officially opened nearly 50 new ‘affordable’ homes in Kendal .

Medieval day planned at Furness Abbey

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:00pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

FURNESS Abbey Fellowship will hold a second medieval fair on Saturday August 30.

Personal bests at Ambleside Sports

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:18pm Friday 1st August 2014

More 1,000 competitors they battled for supremacy on the fells, the track and in the wrestling arena at Ambleside Sports.

VIDEO: North Lonsdale raises the bar as show season begins

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:50am Friday 1st August 2014

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

Red squirrels are back in Troutbeck

The Westmorland Gazette: A red squirrel has been sighted in the wild in Warrington for the first time since the 1980s.

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A CAMPAIGN to bring red squirrels back to the Troutbeck valley is sho-wing signs of success.

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