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Kendal mint cake and confectionery business ‘closes down’

Flying Scotsman roars through Oxenholme station, Kendal. Photo: Gazette chief photographer Mark Harrison

YOUR PICTURES: Crowds flock to see Flying Scotsman roar through South Lakes

Beetham Hall Farm.. (54520875)

South Lakeland to get first crematorium within next 12 months

A specialist flood restorer attends to the eagle lectern at St Lawrence's Church, Appleby. (Picture: Richfords Fire and Flood)

Specialist flood restorers working at Appleby church praise 'resilient British character' of flooded Cumbrian folk

A590 closed in both directions due to vehicle fire at Gilpin Bridge

Vehicle fire causes traffic chaos on the A590

Fizzy Tarte

Upmarket champagne bar set to open in Bowness

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Playwright Alan Bennett visits Queen Katherine School at Kendal


Town councillors resurrect calls for northern relief road for Kendal


Ulverston landlord calls his last orders

Emma Bonney plays Viola

Ulverston Outsiders to mark 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with staging of Twelfth Night.

Stefan Orlowski (54182192)

Ulverston painter up for top art award

New group formed to promote Ambleside following winter storms

New group formed to promote Ambleside following winter storms

The Lancastrian pub in Ulverston

Ulverston pub to be demolished and replaced with housing development

Picture by Emma Boyd (53810551)

Kirkby Lonsdale baby born on the same day as her dad and grandmother

Richard Burnett (53576816)

McDonald’s paper cups used in restaurants across the UK to be recycled at Burneside by James Cropper plc

The swollen River Kent at Kendal this morning

IN PICTURES: Trains cancelled, schools closed and Glenridding Hotel flooded again as rain batters Cumbria

The Globe Theatre

As You Like It to be screened in Kirkby Stephen to raise funds from the Cumbrian Flood Recovery Appeal.

New pop-up shop for Grasmere Gingerbread to boost business after floods

New pop-up shop for Grasmere Gingerbread to boost business after floods

Grange development (53096403)

Concerns over plans for 200 new homes in Grange-over-Sands

Dr Dan Golding and Dr Hugh Reeve outside the Nutwood Medical Practice in Grange-over-Sands, which has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Grange GP surgery rated outstanding

Diane Bath outside Broughton Post Office.. (52940747)

Delight as Furness post office is reprieved

Plans to knock down The Lancastrian pub, Ulverston, and replace it with eight new houses have attracted a flurry of comments.

'Keep our pub' plea from Ulverston residents, while others pleaded for 'eyesore' to be knocked down

Russian teachers visit QKS, (back left), Aeexei Semenov, Elena Bulin-Sokolova and Konstantin Ziskin with pupils, Stephen Healey and Amy Dawson.. (52947422)

Moscow teachers pay visit to Queen Katherine School at Kendal

SLDC portfolio holder for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Graham Vincent (third from left) presents the Healthier Menus Award to Head Chef at Westmorland General Hospital Amanda Iley (centre), watched by (from left) SLDC Environmental Health Officer Jane Latha

Catering team at Kendal hospital praised for promoting healthy food choices

Lakeland Freemasons' Group presentation to St Mary's Hospice, Ulverston. From left, David Grainger, Zoe Guest and Alan Jones

Freemasons back Ulverston hospice

Songs of Praise at Sandylands Methodist Church (52014676)

BBC's Songs of Praise visit Kendal to see how the community is using their faith to recover from the floods.

Sami and Chester at Scout Scar

LETTER: Human needs to clean up after themselves

Pye Motors Stadium, home of Kendal Town

Prominent figures seek reassurances over future of Kendal Town Football Club

The damaged Seat Ibiza

UPDATE: Woman suffers minor injuries after crash near Kendal

Locals voice their concerns at proposed development site in Kendal

Rory Stewart MP during his visit to Warcop

Eden MP Rory Stewart visits Warcop to look at the damage caused by the recent floods

Traffic building up on Milnthorpe Road at Kendal since roadworks began at Romney Road

Have you been affected by traffic congestion around Kendal? Send us your views

Victoria Bridge, Kendal

UPDATE: Part of Kendal bridge shut after divers discover damage, one lane on Station Road also closed

Traffic delays heading into Kendal this morning

Traffic delays heading into Kendal this morning

Flooding on Stock Lane, Grasmere. Picture: Chris Shaw

STORM FRANK: VIDEO: River in Grasmere bursts its banks, other areas also at risk

Air ambulance at Reagill

Elderly man suffers 'life threatening injuries' after becoming trapped between car and wall near Shap

South Lakes Safari Zoo to close in January, according to statement

South Lakes Safari Zoo to close in January, according to statement

Grange Lido

Council awarded £50k to develop business case for restoring Grange lido

Appleby during the floods last week

Appleby bridges and the A592 reopen following the floods

County councillor Clare Feeney-Johnson and Insp Paul Latham at Aynam Road

Volunteers sought to use hand-held speed guns to record speeding motorists in Kendal

Picture of the site from SHP Valuers

Hotel chain Premier Inn sets its sights on Ulverston

David Marshall, owner of the Honey Bee Shop, and Trevor Eastes, of Grasmere Pharmacy, who are vying to win the Welcoming Cup

Grasmere's shopkeepers extend a warm festive welcome this weekend

Parking on Glebe Road

Plans for road improvements in south Cumbria move step closer

Members of Staveley Fire Station, (left), Clive Johnson, Tyrone Hayton, Claire Hevey and Robin Cousins

Westmorland Gazette launches Save Our Fire Stations campaign as Arnside and Staveley stations are put under threat

John Woodcock MP being briefed by a Peshmerga officer in Iraqi Kurdistan

HAVE YOUR SAY: Should the UK extend its air campaign to bomb ISIS targets in Syria?

Burneside paper making firm James Cropper PLC hands over £3,000 to the Royal British Legion

Burneside paper making firm James Cropper PLC hands over £3,000 to the Royal British Legion

Five new homes can be built at Pennington

Five new homes can be built at Pennington


Draft for Kendal Master Plan due in early 2016

LETTER: Disappointed by footpath decision

LETTER: Disappointed by footpath decision

The new play area at Hallgarth

New play area at Kendal's Hallgarth estate to be officially opened

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