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Ambleside set for annual sports

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A real family treat is on the cards today (Thursday) as the spectacle that is the annual Ambleside Sports comes round again.

North Lonsdale raises the bar as show season begins

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

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

Broadband volunteers call village meetings

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS from the villages of Yealand, Silverdale and Storth have joined forces to try to bring ‘world-beating’ fibre optic broadband to every property in their parishes that wants it.

Beetham Sports is a winner

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:22pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Villagers and visitors turned out in force to support the Beetham Sports and soak up the atmosphere as the sun beat down on the show field.

Kendal College to open clinic for rescued animals

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

STUDENTS will learn how to nurse animals when Kendal College opens its wildlife rehabilitation and rescue centre later this year.

Sedbergh to commemorate outbreak of war

The Westmorland Gazette: Games evening at Abbots Langley Royal British Legion

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ON MONDAY, August 4, the nation will be encouraged to switch off lights and return to candle power for the evening as a mark of remem-brance for those who gave their lives in World War One.

Teenager Stan helps town to remember

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A KENDAL teenager has used his design skills to help create an exhibition which commemorates the town’s involvement in the First World War.

Dave has served his time with the railway station clock

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:41pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE man responsible for maintaining the last remaining clock on the entire rail network that is still hand-wound has received a special gift as a reward for his dedication.

Council fury over being 'forced' to quit historic building

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

ULVERSTON town councillors have accused South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) of ‘forcing’ them out of the town hall they have used for 120 years.

Free Wi-Fi planned for Kendal town centre - and scheme could be rolled out to other South Lakes towns

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

KENDAL looks set to become the first town in the North to offer free Wi-Fi to shoppers and tourists.

Tour de Ella - girl's 147-mile bike ride

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PLUCKY schoolgirl is devoting her summer holidays to an epic charity cycle ride.

Date set for inquest into zookeeper who was mauled by a tiger

The Westmorland Gazette: Zookeeper Sarah McClay

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE inquest into the death of a zookeeper who was mauled by a tiger has been moved from July 14 to September 14.

Charlotte Mason legacy to be highlighted by University of Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IN RESPONSE to requests, Charlotte Mason’s name will be acknowledged on a board near the entrance to the University of Cumbria campus, subject to planning consent, the community liaison group has been told.

Residents stunned by homes plan for Ford Park at Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:20am Friday 18th July 2014

A CASH-STRAPPED Ulverston charity has upset locals after deciding to sell-off part of the much-loved park it owns.

Grasmere turns out for 400-year-old rushbearing festival

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people turned out for the annual Grasmere Rushbearing procession on Saturday.

Joy at plan to re-open Troutbeck Bridge pool

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:26am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MUCH-missed Lake District swimming pool will re-open next year after a £500,000 overhaul.

Saxon history talk at Arnside

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:06pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE discovery of the Anglo-Saxon ship at Sutton Hoo is the topic of Arnside’s next archaeology evening on Tuesday (July 22) at 7.30pm.

New look for Lake District shopping centre

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A PROMINENT Lake District shopping centre has undergone a revamp – and its developers are now on the lookout for tenants.

Village toilet sign creates a wee problem

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:40am Wednesday 16th July 2014

VISITORS wanting to spend a penny in a Lake District village have spotted a wee problem with public toilet signs.

Thefts from rural car parks in Lakes parish are down

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:10am Wednesday 16th July 2014

POLICE have reduced thefts from cars in rural car parks to a single incident in the last month, compared with dozens in previous years, Lakes Parish Council heard.

Portrait painters get lessons in life at a Grange garden

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

MORE than 20 portrait artists painted nine life models who posed at an open-air sitting held at the Yewbarrow House, Grange-over-Sands, home of Lake District hotelier and arts supporter Jonathan Denby.

A little bit of Rio comes to South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:43am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE spirit of Rio de Janeiro came to a South Lakeland village as thousands flocked to its bi-ennial Brazilian carnival.

Roadworks planned for A66

The Westmorland Gazette: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

4:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

OVERNIGHT roadworks will take place along the A66 around Brough until the middle of August as the Highways Agency spends £170,000 on three projects to remove potholes, tackle surface wear and renew road studs and markings between Brough and Stainmore.

Kendal youngsters check in to a wartime hospital

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

KENDAL schoolchildren were given a first-hand account of how wounded servicemen were treated during World War One at a special session at the town’s archive offices.

Mountain rescue team thanks charity givers

12:09pm Monday 23rd June 2014

DUDDON and Furness Mountain Rescue Team carried out a street collection in Ulverstobn on June 14 and raised £360 for the charity. The team passed on its thanks to all concerned.

Troubled trust is 'inadequate' and now faces special measures

The Westmorland Gazette: Westmorland General Hospital

2:40pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A HOSPITAL trust labelled ‘inadequate’ in a damning report leaked to the Gazette could be forced to ‘buddy up’ with another trust as it battles for recovery.

Priest celebrates 60 years' serving the church

The Westmorland Gazette: The Rev Monsignor Francis Slattery

1:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

THE parish priest of Milnthorpe and Arnside is celebrating his diamond jubilee.

Comedian Paul Merton performs impromptu show at Ulverston festival

The Westmorland Gazette: Paul Merton during his show at the Roxy Cinema

4:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

ORGANISERS of an Ulverston festival which attracted comedian and Have I Got News For You Star Paul Merton say they are already looking forward to planning the next one.

'Toe-in-the-water' idea for Arnside and Silverdale ends up with a celebration of local food and drink

The Westmorland Gazette: The crowds enjoying the festival

2:13pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

THE Arnside and Silverdale Food Festival looks set to become a ‘permanent annual fixture’ after 350 people turned out on Saturday.

Edwardian festival turns back the clock at Grange-over-Sands

The Westmorland Gazette: Arthur and Betty Watson with their traditional street organ

5:30pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

CORSETS and boater hats were the height of fashion when Grange wound back the clock for its annual Edward-ian festival.

Arnside Educational Institute may house the village's library

12:58pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

PLANS have been submit-ted to upgrade Arnside’s Educational Institute so that it can house the village’s library.

And the bands played on...

The Westmorland Gazette: Brass musicians perform

12:03pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

A WEEK of events in Kirkby Lonsdale began on Sunday with the town's historic annual brass band contest.

Ofsted inspectors hail Levens school

The Westmorland Gazette: Head Matt Foxwell with pupils

5:40pm Monday 16th June 2014

A SOUTH Lakeland primary school has come on leaps and bounds in its most recent Ofsted report.

£200,000 refurbishment at Arnside pub

The Westmorland Gazette: Tony and Jeanette Keates

4:00pm Monday 16th June 2014

A REVAMPED Arnside pub has topped out a £200,000 refurb.

Hotel wins website accolade

2:34pm Monday 16th June 2014

A SOUTH Lakes hotel has won a global industry award for its website.

Endmoor Community Speed Watch Scheme logs 156 speeding motorists in six weeks

The Westmorland Gazette: Volunteers with the speed gun

5:30pm Friday 13th June 2014

THE Endmoor Community Speed Watch Scheme has caught 156 vehicles speeding in its first six weeks of operation.

Coniston cricketers left stumped over pavilion plan

The Westmorland Gazette: Coniston Cricket Club's pavilion

8:00am Friday 13th June 2014

AN OLYMPIC legacy-funded project for a new pavilion at Coniston Cricket Club has been turned down by the Lake District National Park Authority.

Lakes firm opens £10million extension

The Westmorland Gazette: Tim Farron MP cuts the ribbon at the new Lakeland centre, watched by managing director Sam Rayner, centre manager Claire Seddon and  Peter Thornton, chairman of South Lakeland District Council

2:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A FAMILY-OWNED Lake District firm has opened a new £10million extension at its Kendal distribution centre.

Traffic safety fears over Tesco plan at Grange-over-Sands

The Westmorland Gazette: The proposed store site

10:20am Thursday 12th June 2014

LIVES could be put in danger and tourism could take a hit when Tesco moves into a South Lakeland town, claim residents.

Kendal lorry protest residents take to street

The Westmorland Gazette: Greenside and Queen’s Road residents show their feelings as they protest about lorries at the junction of the two restricted roads

9:20am Thursday 12th June 2014

RESIDENTS claim that heavy lorries are using their streets as a rat-run – and they have logged more than 100 possible examples in a fortnight.

Duchess of Northumberland opens new business 'hub' in Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette: The Duchess of Northumberland and Adrian Rawlinson, managing director of Marl International

9:40am Thursday 12th June 2014

A LEADING Ulverston company hopes its new rural growth hub will pave the way for a brighter future for Cumbrian businesses.

Kirkby Lonsdale aims to go back in time for an Edwardian weekend

The Westmorland Gazette: Kirkby Lonsdale could emulate the success of this scene from the Edwardian fair which takes place in Grange-Over-Sands every year (the Grange event is this Saturday, June 14)

7:40pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

RESIDENTS in Kirkby Lonsdale are hoping to bring back the early-September crowds when they launch their first ever ‘Edwardian weekend’ this year.

Mountaineering library finds a perfect home

The Westmorland Gazette: The first meeting of the Fell and Rock Climbing Club at the iconic Wasterwater Hotel

8:00pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

ONE of the world’s most renowned collections of historic books on climbing and mountaineering has found a permanent new Lake District home.

Post office re-opening in Lakes village earns royal approval

The Westmorland Gazette: From left, Renwick Russell, owner of the property, Roger Halliday, Postmaster, Tim Farron MP, Karen Bragg, Field Change Advisor for the Post Office, Vivian Rees, parish and district councillor and Malcolm Jessop, former Postmaster

7:50pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

THE royal seal of approval has been given to the owner of Grasmere’s new post office.

Family firm is going for gold

The Westmorland Gazette: Mark Needham, left, from Waterhead, and Matt Stanaway, from The Midland, display their Gold Green Business Tourism Awards

4:10pm Monday 9th June 2014

A LAKE District family run firm now has a fistful of gold awards for being super green.

Archeology expert Tom Clare is new mayor of Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Councillor Tom Clare with his ceremonial, robes, chains and sceptre in the Mayor’s parlour following his election to the office

12:00pm Monday 9th June 2014

A RETIRED archaeologist and lecturer has promised to ‘promote the town as much as he can’ after being elected as Mayor of Kendal – for the second time.

Disabled youngster has chance to be a zoo keeper

The Westmorland Gazette: Tyler Baines's encounter with a snake at the Wildlife Oasis

9:05am Monday 9th June 2014

A DISABLED child got the rare chance of playing zoo keeper and getting up close and personal with the animals at a South Lakeland animal park.

More than 40 universities and colleges to attend education fair at Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Successful exam results can be a passport to an offer from universities and colleges

10:00am Monday 9th June 2014

MORE than 40 universities and colleges from around the UK will be exhibiting at the annual South Lakes Higher Education Fair.

Accountant returns to home town

The Westmorland Gazette: Rosemary Lewes

8:38am Monday 9th June 2014

A SEDBERGH chartered accountant is returning to full-time practice in her home town.

Iconic Ulverston building suffers criminal damage

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

3:30pm Friday 6th June 2014

AN ICONIC Ulverston building has suffered criminal damage, say Cumbria police.


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