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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).

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'.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

'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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Splashing time for all at Coniston Regatta

The Westmorland Gazette: Theo Coates, Eddie Kelly and Karen Coates paddle to shore in an open kayak

5:25pm Monday 2nd June 2014

THE fourth annual Coniston Regatta saw it grow into a full-on festival with a nautical theme.

Have your wedding report published in The Westmorland Gazette

The Westmorland Gazette: Have your wedding report published in The Westmorland Gazette

2:00pm Thursday 15th May 2014

If you would like a report and photograph of your wedding published in The Westmorland Gazette then contact Vicky Goodall for a wedding form.

Coniston businessman offers help to local charities

12:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

A CONISTON businessman is giving a ‘helping land’ to Cumbrian causes.

Traithlon charity triumph at Coniston Water

The Westmorland Gazette: Looking across Coniston Water to Coniston Village and Coniston Old Man

10:00am Friday 4th April 2014

EIGHT children aged from nine to 14 have smashed their fundraising target by more than £400 after completing a ‘mini triathlon.’

Send us your First World War memories

The Westmorland Gazette: Send us your First World War memories

5:50pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

ALMOST every family lost a son, in nearly every street at least one house would be in mourning.

Two Lake District GP surgeries are on the edge of a 'funding cliff', says MP Tim Farron

The Westmorland Gazette: Tim Farron MP

7:40pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE financial ‘cliff edge’ facing two Lake District doctors’ surgeries was raised with MPs in Parliament this week.

Business invests £250,000 in play centre

The Westmorland Gazette: Jorja Rogan, two, from Dalton, leaps into the ball pool at the new play centre

3:56pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

PROMINENT Furness garden centre, Crooklands of Dalton, has opened a new children’s play centre after a £250,000 investment.

Industrial Cadets scheme launched at GSK at Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette: At the Industrial Cadets’ launch day teams were given the task of creating a rollercoaster ride for a marble, using card and sticky tape.

7:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

Employees from GSK’s antibiotics manufacturing site at Ulverston and pupils from three local schools have embarked on a 10-week Industrial Cadets programme aimed at giving young people experience of industry.

Barrow firm acquires Swedish firm in multi-million pound deal

The Westmorland Gazette: James Fisher and Sons

1:25pm Friday 21st March 2014

CUMBRIAN marine services business James Fisher & Sons has acquired the Swedish company Defence Consulting Europe (DCE) for an initial sum of £3.7m – with a further £1.9m payable if turnover and profit targets are met.

Time to reflect on the gruelling climb up Coniston Old Man

The Westmorland Gazette: Low Water Tarn (photograph by Carl Thompson)

7:00am Friday 14th March 2014

This excellent photograph of Low Water Tarn, with the fells reflected in its clear water, was taken during an ascent of Coniston Old Man by Carl Thompson, of Manchester.

Another spelling error on a Cumbrian road sign

The Westmorland Gazette: The 'Grizeland' sign

8:20am Thursday 13th March 2014

SHARP-EYED cyclists spotted a mispelt road sign on the A590 at the weekend.

Dalton woman earns apprenticeship at South Lakes Wild Animal Park

The Westmorland Gazette: Adelise Brewer with a park resident

4:11pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

A DALTON woman fought off competition from hundreds of applicants to earn an apprenticeship with the South Lakes Wild Animal Park.

Rising music star Amy-Jo Clough films latest video in Coniston

The Westmorland Gazette: Amy-Jo Clough filming the video in Coniston

10:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

RISING music star Amy-Jo Clough braved the icy cold weather in Coniston to film her latest music video.

Eden council to spend £1m on rural footway lighting

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

1:13pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

EDEN District Council has agreed a £1million plan to ensure that rural footpaths remain safe at night.

Take part in Ruskin's Quest

The Westmorland Gazette: Coniston

5:00pm Thursday 20th February 2014

CONISTON has been trans-formed into a village of mystery as part of a quest designed for inquisitive detectives.

Send The Westmorland Gazette your stories from the First World War

The Westmorland Gazette: Send The Westmorland Gazette your stories from the First World War

12:59pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

ALMOST every family lost a son, in nearly every street at least one house would be in mourning.

Loving couples vow to set world record

The Westmorland Gazette: Couples who joined the Rev Tim Harmer for the record bid service at St Andrew’s Church, Coniston

11:40am Thursday 13th February 2014

LOVE was in the air when two Cumbrian churches staged mass wedding ceremonies.

The Voice's Sally Barker comes to the Lakes

The Westmorland Gazette: Sally Barker

4:57pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

A CONTESTANT on BBC singing contest ‘The Voice’ is appearing at Water Yeat Village Hall on Saturday.

Share your family's stories of the First World War

5:40pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

ALMOST every family lost a son, in nearly every street at least one house would be in mourning.

Dalton hotel and restaurant wants to extend

6:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

THE Chequers Hotel and Restaurant at Dalton-in-Furness has applied to Barrow Borough Council for planning consent to extend its restaurant and create an extra four bedrooms, taking the total to 34.

Prize-winning work of art returns 'home' to Coniston

The Westmorland Gazette: Alistair Hudson, Yoko Sato and Adam Sutherland of Grizedale Arts with part of the ‘Wantee’ installation at the Ruskin Museum

6:40pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

THE ‘FA Cup’ of the art world has made its way back to Coniston with a special ‘homecoming’ exhibition on display until March.

Brantwood hosts first solo exhibition by Broughton-in-Furness artist

The Westmorland Gazette: Jo McGrath with some of her work

9:16am Tuesday 28th January 2014

Broughton-in-Furness artist Jo McGrath’s first solo exhibition, Tails of Cumbria, is now on in the Severn Studio at Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin in Coniston.

'Super hospital' could be built to serve the whole of Morecambe Bay

11:10am Thursday 23rd January 2014

A ‘SUPER hospital’ could be built to serve the whole of Morecambe Bay as the result of a healthcare review currently being carried out.

Turner Prize-winning work is coming home to Coniston

The Westmorland Gazette: Laure Provost with part of the winning artwork, called Wantee

4:00pm Thursday 9th January 2014

A TURNER Prize-winning exhibition will return to its Lake District home.

Closure-threatened South Lakes GP surgery named best in the UK

12:00pm Thursday 19th December 2013

A SOUTH Lakeland GP surgery which is in danger of closing down has been named the best in the country.

Barrow set for new community radio station

8:00pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

OFCOM has announced the award of a new community radio licence to Candofm, for a service in Barrow and the surrounding area, aimed at 16 to 40-year-olds.

Barrow project nominated for environmental award

2:40pm Friday 13th December 2013

CUMBRIA Wildlife Trust’s Barrow Wildside project has been nominated for a prize in the Environmental Project category of the Love Barrow community awards.

Lakes artist wins Turner prize

The Westmorland Gazette: Laure Prouvost (second from left) learns she has won the Turner Prize

9:00am Thursday 5th December 2013

AN artist who produced a ‘moving’ installation in South Lakeland has won one of the most prestigious awards in the art world.

Hydro-electric power scheme planned for Great Langdale

The Westmorland Gazette: National Trust environmental practices adviser Garry Sharples at Stickle Ghyll

8:00am Thursday 5th December 2013

NEARLY 200 litres of water a second could be pumped from a Lake District stream to help power a pub.

Barrow's indoor market to get revamp

7:00pm Saturday 30th November 2013

BARROW Borough Council is to invest £250,000 on refurbishment of the town’s indoor market.

Defence role for Furness MP John Woodcock

The Westmorland Gazette: MP John Woodcock

11:25am Wednesday 27th November 2013

FURNESS MP John Woodcock has regained a place on the Parliamentary defence select committee.

New jobs at BAE Systems

2:38pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

DEFENCE giant BAE Systems has taken on a record 100 new apprentices.

Two men due in court charged with Barrow murder

9:02am Friday 21st June 2013

TWO Barrow men will appear in court this morning charged with the murder of David James Morgan.

Ambleside finish season with draw but it's defeat again for Milnthorpe

1:00pm Thursday 9th May 2013

AMBLESIDE United picked up a point from their final game of the West Lancashire season as they finished their 2012-13 campaign.

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