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VIDEO: Cumbrian man becomes millionaire after trick or treat prank

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A CUMBRIAN man was the victim of the ultimate trick and treat prank but became a millionaire in the process.

Butter churning poem wins prize for Sedbergh writer

The Westmorland Gazette: COMMENDED: Sedbergh poet Jane Dunn

2:23pm Monday 27th October 2014

A POEM about churning butter by Jane Dunn, of Sedbergh, was highly commended in a prestigious poetry competition.

Ulverston pub raises charity cash

The Westmorland Gazette: (11925467)

11:50am Monday 27th October 2014

THE owners of the Stan Laurel Inn in Ulverston are on target to raise £9,000 for two South Lakeland charities.

Dalton scoops silver bloom award

The Westmorland Gazette: Wroughton and District Gardeners’ Society Horticultural Show

4:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DALTON scooped silver in the 'town' category at the 50th Britain in Bloom UK Final awards, Europe's biggest community gardening campaign run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

Goal posts grant

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:10am Friday 17th October 2014

THE Football Foundation has awarded Milnthorpe & District Youth FC a £2,248 grant to replace 'unsafe' goal posts. The foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK funded by the Premier League, The FA and Government (via Sport England).

75 new jobs on the way for South Lakes firms

The Westmorland Gazette: GOOD NEWS: Lawrence Conway, chief executive of South Lakeland District Counci. Pic by Steven Barber Photography Ltd

11:08am Thursday 16th October 2014

TWO of South Lakeland’s oldest businesses have announced expansion plans which will see the creation of 75 new jobs.

Windows on Art grant secured

5:12pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE Kendal Windows on Arts Trust is to receive £4,400 of Big Lottery funding to deliver a series of community events, walks and workshops, including an end of project exhibition.

Tennis court lights are in the pipeline

5:12pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THREE tarmac tennis courts at Ulverston Leisure Centre are to be improved with the installation of a new synthetic grass surface and four ten-metre high floodlighting towers.

UPDATE: 'We cannot even begin to express our feeling of loss' - family pay tribute to Furness teenager

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

RELATIVES of a teenager found dead in a Furness home say his death has 'left a big hole in the family'.

Apple day at Levens

The Westmorland Gazette: Buckland Apple Day

7:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

THERE will be an Apple Pressing Day at Levens School on October 18 (10am-3pm).

Campaign group calls on councillors to fix 'traffic chaos' on A595 at Kirkby-in-Furness

The Westmorland Gazette: (10918725)

9:04am Monday 13th October 2014

AN action group campaigning to upgrade the A595 at Kirkby-in-Furness has pleaded with county councillors to fix what it calls ‘the worst pinch point in the country’.

Grasmere residents support new housing plan

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

AN AFFORDABLE housing scheme in Grasmere has received support from local residents.

School is facing exams 'cheat' probe

The Westmorland Gazette: WG 02/10/2014
Photo: Allan Bovill

Cartmel CofE Primary School. (10957564)

9:41am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A SOUTH Lakeland primary school named the sixth best performing in the country is to face an investigation after being accused of cheating in exams.

Public meeting organised to address issues over the growth of Cartmel

The Westmorland Gazette: Champion jockey Tony McCoy stars at Bank Holiday Cartmel races as trainer James Mooffatt secures second-place finishes

3:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A TEAM of consultants has been commissioned to examine how a once sleepy South Lakeland village can adapt to its continual growth.

Tesco plan for Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Council hosts key business event

3:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

TESCO Stores Ltd has lodged a planning application with South Lakeland District Council to make alterations to the former Milletts store at 26-28 Highgate, Kendal.

Campaign to help cut landfill in Eden

The Westmorland Gazette: Eden council to spend £1m on rural footway lighting

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A CAMPAIGN is being launched in Eden to get recycling back on the household agenda.

Fifty new homes planned for Levens

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

2:40pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

FIFTY new homes could be built in Levens if plans are approved by South Lakeland District Council.

Two deny hunting with dogs charge

The Westmorland Gazette: TRUST ALLEGATIONS: Woman in Skipton Magistrates' Court appearance

9:25am Wednesday 24th September 2014

TWO men charged with hunting a wild mammal with dogs appeared at Skipton Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Kirkby Lonsdale volunteers meet Princess Anne

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS from Kirkby Lonsdale were among the team of Save the Children volunteers and supporters who met HRH Princess Anne.

BEHIND THE NEWS: St Mary's Hospice is celebrating 25 years helping patients in south Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

ST MARY’S Hospice in Ulverston opened its doors in 1989 and has since supported more than 15,000 patients and their families, from right across South Lakeland and Furness. ANNA SMITH takes a look at how the centre is celebrating its silver anniversary this year - and what its future holds

Ulverston is growing well

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

ULVERSTON Gardener’s Society committee were happy to report another successful annual show.

VIDEO: Skydiver Cliff, 94, is a charity 'hero'

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BRITAIN’S oldest graduate has now become one of the world’s oldest ever skydivers, at the age of 94.

Sedbergh School pays tribute to the fallen

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from Sedbergh School travelled to Belgium to honour the school’s fallen in World War One.

New Sedbergh festival is wool worth the wait

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SEDBERGH’S Main Street looked b-ewe-tiful over the weekend as residents and visitors to the town celebrated the inaugural Sheepfest.

More than 6,000 people throng into Ulverston for lantern parade

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

IMAGINATIONS ran wild among those who produced lanterns for this year’s festival in Ulverston.

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.


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