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Takeaway in Bowness left with 'extensive fire damage' after kitchen fire

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TAKEAWAY in Bowness was left with ‘extensive fire damage’ after an electrical fire in the kitchen.

Tiger keeper's injuries were 'unsurvivable' as jury hears of 'defective bolt' claim

The Westmorland Gazette: Zookeeper Sarah McClay

10:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN inquest into the death of an animal keeper mauled by a tiger at a local zoo, has heard claims that there was a ‘defective bolt’ in the tiger house which would have made it ‘unlocked’.

Plan for 160 homes at Swarthmoor is 'ridiculous', claim

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A PLAN to add more than 160 homes to a Furness village has been described as ‘ridiculous’ by a high-ranking councillor.

Grants for Ulverston groups

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

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

Poppy tribute to fallen at Staveley church

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

POPPIES bearing the names of every fallen World War One soldier connected to Staveley, Ings and Kentmere will be at the heart of a carefully researched act of remembrance.

Kirkbie Kendal headteacher praises 'outstanding' achievements

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

KIRKBIE Kendal School’s headteacher praised the school’s ‘excellent all round performance’ this year at the annual prize giving ceremony.

Queen Elizabeth School pupils praised for their exams toughness

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

STUDENTS at Queen Elizabeth School were hailed for their ‘performance, perseverance and participation’ during exams when they attended the Kirkby Lonsdale school’s annual prize giving evening.

Ambleside bank closure shock

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

BARCLAYS is to close its Ambleside branch from December 5, blaming a 60 per cent decline in customer visits.

50 deaths to be reviewed as the investigation into the maternity unit at Furness General Hospital continues

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

MORE than 200 mother and baby deaths have been examined and at least 50 will require further review as the investigation into the maternity unit at Furness General Hospital (FGH) continues.

Royal visitor opens wing at St Mary's Hospice

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:50pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A DEDICATED space for day care patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses was opened by the Duchess of Gloucester yesterday.

Go ahead for local homes at Torver

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:12pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A VILLAGE left ‘dying’ in winter with empty second properties has been given the green light for a nine-home development for local people.

Crowds flock to Lowick Show

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:37pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

ATTENDANCE was up more than seven-fold at Lowick Agricultural Show after last year’s washout.

Guzzlers drink Grasmere dry!

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

SEVERAL thousands of pints were gulped down last weekend in what is fast becoming Grasmere’s answer to Glastonbury.

Edwardian era marked in style by Kirkby Lonsdale

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:07pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE clocks were turned back more than 100 years in Kirkby Lonsdale at the weekend.

Record number get in the swim at Coniston

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:08pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

OPEN water swimming in the Lake District shows no sign of cooling down after 500 took to the 17 degrees celsius water of Coniston at the weekend.

People's Gym makes progress at Sedbergh

The Westmorland Gazette: Life Fitness F3 Folding Treadmill, Go Console, John Lewis

8:20am Wednesday 10th September 2014

PLANNING permission has been granted for the building of the People’s Gym and Fitness Centre, which will be adjacent to the People’s Hall.

Christmas market hope for Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

KENDAL looks set to get a festive makeover this December as local councils announce plans for a Christmas market and ice rink in the town centre.

Lanternhouse at Ulverston is sold

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A DISTINCTIVE South Lakeland building has been sold after being on the market for 18 months.

Look out for more than 100 sheep around Sedbergh this weekend

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:01pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE Sheepfest weekend has arrived and on Saturday and Sunday more than 100 comic, surprising and colourful sheep will be displayed on the streets around the town.

Kendal mayor ill with pneumonia

The Westmorland Gazette: web - kendal mayor tom clare.jpg

4:01pm Monday 8th September 2014

The Mayor of Kendal, Coun Tom Clare, was taken ill on Tuesday morning last week just hours after a full town council when he had proposed that Kendal should become a dementia and age friendly town.

Grange-over-Sands homes plan rejected

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:10pm Monday 8th September 2014

A PLANNING application which has received almost 500 objections will be recommended for refusal when it goes before a government inspectorate.

Campaign for slower speed limits in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: There isn’t a need for this 20mph limit

7:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

SPEED limits in all or parts of Kendal could be slashed after town councillors agreed to consider a ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ campaign.

Cartmel is a 'thimbleful of diamonds' says Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A BBC presenter has hailed a South Lakeland village as a ‘thimbleful of diamonds’.

Work starts on improving arts facilities at Kendal school

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

BUILDING work has started on an £800,000 project to develop and revamp the music and art facilities at Kirkbie Kendal School.

Sedbergh is ready for Sheepfest

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:20pm Thursday 4th September 2014

At precisely 10am on Saturday, September, 13, the bells of the church of St Andrew’s Sedbergh will peal, signalling the beginning of a weekend celebration.

'Fireball' rips through Dalton hotel

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

5:40pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

AN EXPLOSION at a popular Furness hotel which caused ‘substantial’ damage left one person hospitalised and another two in shock today (September 3).

Work starts on new Eden village hall

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:20pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

CONSTRUCTION work on a new £750,000 village hall for Warcop began on Monday after five years of planning and fund raising.

Concern over plans to convert Ulverston Town Hall into flats

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:10am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Groups based in Ulverston’s town hall are concerned about plans to convert the building into flats.

Appleby Hotel to appear in the Great British Cook Book

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE Appleby Manor Country House Hotel is to feature in the forthcoming Great British Cook Book 2014.

Milnthorpe set for annual flower show

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:41pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MILNTHORPE Horticultural and Craft show will be held on Saturday at St Thomas' Parish Church, with a range of classes for fruit, flowers, vegetables, crafts, and baking.

Hawkshead firm plans to create 50 new jobs

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A NEW start-up company which is just a year old plans to create 50 new jobs over the next five years.

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

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:30pm Sunday 31st August 2014

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

More disruption ahead for Kendal shop owners

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

BUSINESSES that have suffered a 60 per cent drop in footfall due to roadworks are facing another month of disruption.

Pupils get weaving to produce technicolour dreamcoat

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THE dreams of 700 children have been woven into a ‘technicolour dreamcoat’ to be displayed at the first ever Sheepfest next month.

Casterton community are a warm-hearted lot

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A CHURCH congregation which shivered its way through last winter has given a warm summer welcome to some kind-hearted community intervention.

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

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:50am Wednesday 27th 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.

'Recreation' day at Grasmere

The Westmorland Gazette: Wordsworth’s poetry lessons sold for £8,000

5:22pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DOVE Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum will be recreating a Grasmere event of yesteryear when the attraction stages its September Fair.

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.

The famous bristling hog and other animals

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Historian Arthur R. Nicholls describes the origin of some ‘animals’ to be found in Kendal

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.

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