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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.

'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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Help needed for Furness tot with rare brain disorder

The Westmorland Gazette: Help needed for Furness tot with rare brain disorder

9:20am Sunday 5th May 2013

AN APPEAL has been launched to help a youngster from south Cumbria and other disabled children get crucial help.

Defeats all-round in West Lancashire League as season end draws ever nearer

7:30pm Tuesday 30th April 2013

MILNTHORPE Corinthians ran Whinney Hill close in a 3-2 defeat against the mid-table side on Saturday.

Mixed week for Kendal County as Milnthorpe Corinthians let three goal lead slip

5:30pm Tuesday 2nd April 2013

KENDAL County sparked an Easter Monday revival against a battling Ladybridge side, three days after losing to league leaders Hurst Green.

Singleton to step down as Milnthorpe boss as Kendal County and Dalton United fail to win

4:15pm Tuesday 5th March 2013

MILNTHORPE Corinthians boss Keith Singleton will step down as manager at the end of the season following a difficult campaign at the foot of Division Two.

King crowns County performance with penalty save but it's defeats for Milnthorpe, Ulverston and Ambleside

The Westmorland Gazette: Phillip King saves a penalty for Kendal County in their 1-0 win over Todmorden Borough. Picture by Richard Edmondson

9:00am Wednesday 16th January 2013

A PENALTY save by Richard King proved to be crucial as Kendal County claimed a hard-fought 1-0 win against a tough Todmorden Borough side on Saturday in Division Two of the West Lancashire League.

'I've been to Disneyland': what Dalton heroin smuggler busted in France told officers. Four year jail term handed down for smuggling

The Westmorland Gazette: Thriepland: From Disneyland to four years in jail

10:23am Tuesday 8th January 2013

A WOMAN from Dalton-in-Furness has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to heroin smuggling.

Tough start for Ambleside as they begin new era with defeat

12:43pm Tuesday 8th January 2013

LIFE after Steve Edmondson began with a 4-0 defeat at table-topping Norcross and Warbreck for Ambleside United in Division One of the West Lancashire League.

Peter Kay tribute hits Furness

3:21pm Friday 2nd November 2012

A PETER Kay tribute act will help to raise funds for St Mary’s Hospice, Ulverston, tonight.

Dalton edge past Kendal as McElroy remembered in young versus old match

4:20pm Sunday 28th October 2012

DESPITE three incredibly close matches, Kendal A lost 3-2 at home to unbeaten Dalton A.

White stork spotted in Furness

The Westmorland Gazette: The White Stork at Dalton

8:00am Thursday 18th October 2012

A BIRD watcher is keen to find out whether the bird he has spotted in Furness is a rare visitor to these shores.

Cumbria in Bloom award winners

The Westmorland Gazette: Mayor Barry Doughty shows off one of Dalton’s certificates

3:34pm Wednesday 12th September 2012

GARDENERS from towns and villages across South Lakeland have celebrated winning Cumbria in Bloom awards for their communities.

Dalton residents call for answers over flooding

12:01pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

A FREAK storm overwhelmed a town’s sewage system, causing devastating flooding which left people homeless for weeks.

Taxi fares could increase in Furness

11:01am Thursday 14th June 2012

TAXI drivers in Furness are hoping to raise their prices for the first time in four years.

Marton water works plans given green light

10:11am Thursday 14th June 2012

NEW state of the art facilities is set to be built at a Furness water works.

New build for Dalton Cricket Club

9:53am Thursday 14th June 2012

DALTON-in-Furness Cricket Club has got the green light for a development on their land in Ulverston Road.

Dalton zoo owners recalls coming face to face with death

1:33pm Wednesday 30th May 2012

A SOUTH Lakeland zoo owner has shared his near-death experiences with man, animal and nature in a revealing and intimate autobiography.

BAE welcomes Furness youngsters to the workplace

The Westmorland Gazette: Youngsters arrive at BAE Systems for a day at work with their parents

11:50am Tuesday 15th May 2012

MORE than 20 Furness youngsters gained an insight into engineering careers when they went with their parents to work at BAE Systems.

Askam-in-Furness table tennis superstar wins national championship and England call-up

The Westmorland Gazette: Emily Bolton, 14, on her way to the English Schools' Individual Championship

10:00am Thursday 3rd May 2012

ASKAM-In-Furness table-tennis sensation Emily Bolton is celebrating after becoming National Champion in the English Schools' Individual Championships.

Tell us your Diamond Jubilee plans

1:30pm Friday 27th April 2012

Are you planning an event to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee? If so, The Westmorland Gazette would like to hear from you.

Were you affected by the Falklands Islands invasion?

11:00am Thursday 22nd March 2012

April 2 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina, which sparked a two-month conflict.

'Lessons learned' from Harry's death

4:50pm Wednesday 14th March 2012

THE grieving grandad of a 10-year-old Dalton-in-Furness boy who hanged himself has welcomed a serious case review that criticised key agencies involved in his care.

How will you be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee?

9:01am Tuesday 13th March 2012

Are you planning a special event to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June?

Ulverston plans Queen's Jubilee celebrations

3:51pm Wednesday 7th March 2012

AN EXCITING new project is being lined up for Ulverston to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Dog owners in Dalton-in-Furness fund-raising day

2:01pm Tuesday 6th March 2012

DOG owners are being invited to a ‘barking-mad’ day out to help raise funds for an Ulverston charity.

Jaguars set to arrive in Furness

The Westmorland Gazette: CAT’S WHISKERS: A jaguar.

9:40am Thursday 23rd February 2012

STAFF at South Lakes Wild Animal Park are celebrating after winning an appeal which will allow it to almost triple in size.

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