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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.

Kirkby Stephen Scouts enjoy a snowy adventure in Norway

The Westmorland Gazette: Kirkby Stephen Scouts enjoying their exchange trip in Norway

12:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

KIRKBY Stephen Scout Group has just returned from a Norwegian exchange.

It's 25 years since the Settle-Carlisle railway line was saved

The Westmorland Gazette: A steam train passes across the Ribblehead Viaduct

11:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

THIS spring sees a significant anniversary in British railway history – 25 years since the Settle to Carlisle line was saved. After a six-year battle, it was announced on April 11, 1989 that the Government had rejected British Rail’s plan to close it. A quarter of a century on, 1.2million passengers now travel on England’s most scenic railway every year.

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.

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.

Credit union opens outreach office in Kirkby Stephen

The Westmorland Gazette: EdenSave ‘outreach’ volunteers in Kirkby Stephen are cashiers Ian Murray, Rosemary Turner and Gill Terry.

8:30am Tuesday 28th January 2014

A NEW credit union is aiming to help more Eden people steer clear of payday loan companies.

Appleby pupil scoops £1,100 prize

11:10am Monday 27th January 2014

AN APPLEBY Grammar School pupil has scooped a £1,000 prize after winning an inaugural writing competition for Cumbrian sixth formers.

Appleby actress's career takes flight in New York

The Westmorland Gazette: Natasha Nightingale

2:00pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

AN APPLEBY actress is hoping for stardom across the Atlantic after appearing in a play off Broadway in New York.

Eden footway lighting improvement bid

4:53pm Monday 20th January 2014

A TEN year £1 million programme to improve and upgrade footway lighting in rural areas has been set out by Eden District Council.

Eden MP Rory Stewart presses for Warcop land to be made available to travellers during Horse Fair

7:40pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

PENRITH and the Border MP Rory Stewart is pressing the Ministry of Defence to temporarily release land at the Warcop Army training camp as a base for gypsies and travellers heading to Appleby Horse Fair.

Family firm sees profits rise by 73 per cent

8:00pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

WESTMORLAND Ltd, the award-winning motorway services operator, has seen profits rise by 73 per cent.

Free exercise sessions at Penrith Leisure Centre

11:41am Tuesday 7th January 2014

EDEN residents can kick start their New Year’s fitness resolutions by joining free exercise sessions to be held at Penrith Leisure Centre on January 21 and Appleby Squash Club on January 30, both from 6.30-8.30pm.

Rugby player teacher Orton children South African children's games

The Westmorland Gazette: Class 2 of Orton CE School with, back row, Biza, class teacher Andrea Mounsey, and John Cooper, who is hosting Biza during his visit

2:00pm Tuesday 24th December 2013

CHILDREN at Orton CE School have been learning about the lives of children in South Africa, and exchanging ideas for playground games.

Bigger town hall bid

9:00am Friday 13th December 2013

A PLANNING application has been submitted to extend Penrith Town Hall.

New traffic restrictions aim to improve road safety in Eden area

2:40pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

NEW traffic restrictions to improve road safety and tackle nuisance parking have been approved by Cumbria County Council’s Local Committee for Eden following requests from residents, councillors, police and parking enforcement officers.

Debt advice given to 100 people in Eden

8:57am Wednesday 11th December 2013

ALMOST 450 debts with a combined total value of more than £1.1million have been resolved in Eden between April and September, Cumbria’s local committee for Eden has been told.

Ravenstondale pupils visit new auction mart

11:43am Tuesday 10th December 2013

PUPILS from an Eden primary school became the first to be entertained at the J36 auction mart.

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.

Porsche stolen near Tebay

3:38pm Wednesday 18th September 2013

A PORSCHE 911 Carrera was stolen from the Raisebeck area of Tebay.

Four members of same family taken to hospital after Eden collision

9:53pm Friday 16th August 2013

A MOTHER and son were flown to hospital after their family car collided with a heavy goods vehicle in Eden.

Where was the best visited area of Cumbria last year? Eden bucks the tourism trend

The Westmorland Gazette: Eden bucks the tourism trend after notching-up increase in visitors

2:57pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

TOURISM grew in Eden last year by 2 per cent - equivalent to £240 million and 4.1 million visitors.

Hang glider suffers serious head injuries in Eden crash

8:48am Friday 21st June 2013

A 50-year-old is in hospital with serious injuries after a hang gliding accident in Eden.

Shap football club folds due to lack of interest

9:00am Wednesday 19th June 2013

SHAP will almost certainly not have a football team this year due to a lack of interest among players and the resignation of committee members.

Thieves strike at Eden farm

11:53am Sunday 2nd June 2013

THIEVES have stolen a quad bike and chain saw from an Eden farm.

Windermere SC, Unisun Athletic and Lunesdale United Reserves claim cup glory in Westmorland competitions

1:30pm Wednesday 15th May 2013

AMBLESIDE United Reserves and Lunesdale United shared a victory each as the Bluefin Insurance Westmorland Football League reaches its conclusion.

Relegation candidates Sedbergh and Penrith to face off but it's too late for Kendal Celtic as Wetheriggs celebrate title

4:30pm Thursday 9th May 2013

WETHERIGGS United were crowned Bluefin Insurance Westmorland Football title winners after Keswick lost to Appleby on Saturday.

Westmorland Football title-chase hots up as trio of contenders all win

3:00pm Wednesday 1st May 2013

THE race for the Bluefin Insurance Westmorland Football League is hotting up as the title-chasers all picked up victories over the last seven days.

David Cameron stops for lunch at Tebay

The Westmorland Gazette: David Cameron stops for lunch at Tebay

4:27pm Friday 26th April 2013

PRIME Minister David Cameron surprised motorists and shoppers when he made an impromptu stop for lunch at Tebay Services today (Friday). The PM was on a busy day of appointments and his advisors recommended the family-run Tebay as a great place to break for lunch.

Ullswater shores host forgotten languages art display

The Westmorland Gazette: Ullswater shores host forgotten language art display

4:18pm Tuesday 23rd April 2013

SIGNS in forgotten languages have sprung up on the banks of Ullswater as part of new artwork across Eden.

Sedbergh shock Keswick as honours are shared between title-chasing Appleby and Wetheriggs United

1:00pm Thursday 18th April 2013

SEDBERGH Wanderers produced one of the shocks of the season as they deservedly ran out 6-2 victors against title-chasing Keswick on Saturday in the Bluefin Insurance Westmorland League.

Keswick keep the heat on leaders Appleby as Westmorland title chase hots up

5:32pm Thursday 11th April 2013

By Brett McCarten

New way to pay council tax in Eden

5:40pm Sunday 7th April 2013

COUNCIL tax payers in Eden can spread the cost of their bills by paying in 12 instalments rather than 10.

Keswick handed first defeat of season while Sedbergh and Kendal United pick up good wins

3:50pm Wednesday 3rd April 2013

KIRKOSWALD inflicted the first defeat of the season upon Keswick when they emerged 2-1 victors at the West Cumbrians on Tuesday night.

Keswick book Westmorland Senior Challenge Cup final spot with win over Appleby

5:30pm Wednesday 20th March 2013

KESWICK and Appleby played out an eight-goal thriller as the sides vying for the Bluefin Insurance Westmorland League did battle in the semi-final of the Westmorland Senior Challenge Cup.

Cumbrian doctor all set to brave freezing conditions for charity

The Westmorland Gazette: Cumbrian doctor all set to brave freezing conditions for charity

12:00am Wednesday 20th March 2013

AN EDEN man sets off today ( with brave explorers on what promises to be a memorable adventure across Antarctica.

Swimming honour for loyal Raymond

9:00am Friday 15th March 2013

KENDAL swimming supremo Raymond Watson was presented with Cumbrian swimming’s highest honour when he was awarded the President of Cumbria Amateur Swimming Association Chain of Office.

Hi-tech surgery restores quality of life for Eden farmer attacked by two-tonne bull

The Westmorland Gazette: Lawrence Haygarth at home on his farm near Tebay

5:00pm Wednesday 13th March 2013

A FARMER who was left in agony after being attacked by a two-tonne bull has had his life turned around by pioneering surgery.

Upper Eden parishes voted 'Yes' for neighbourhood development plan

2:05pm Wednesday 13th March 2013

UPPER Eden residents made history when they voted overwhelmingly in favour of creating their own neighbourhood development plan.

Man charged with causing death by dangerous driving following Brough incident

9:54am Tuesday 5th March 2013

A MAN whose partner was found dead on a country road near Kirkby Stephen has now been charged with causing her death by dangerous driving.

Man in critical condition after Eden bike ride accident

5:25pm Monday 4th March 2013

A 54-year-old Cumbrian man remains in a critical condition after falling from his bike during the Eden Valley Epic bike ride yesterday.

Opposition to plans to introduce cattle on to Eden fell

6:40pm Tuesday 26th February 2013

A QUESTION mark is hanging over controversial plans to introduce a herd of cattle on a protected swathe of Eden fell.

Kendal derby set up for Challenge Cup semi-final as County and United win while Keswick and Appleby also prevail

4:56pm Wednesday 20th February 2013

KENDAL County gained revenge for their 2-1 defeat to Ambleside United in last year’s Westmorland Senior Challenge Cup final with a 3-0 success over their rivals on Saturday.

Caffeine deal for Charlatans star Tim Burgess

1:36pm Monday 18th February 2013

ROCK and roll star Tim Burgess has sealed an exciting deal with one of Cumbria’s biggest businesses.

Signal crayfish warning in Eden

12:07pm Monday 11th February 2013

THE North American signal crayfish has been discovered for the first time in the River Eden system in Cumbria.

Kirkby Stephen farmer's horror at sheep attack

The Westmorland Gazette: The Owen family with one of their sheep at Sandwath Farm

9:00am Thursday 7th February 2013

A FARMER has told of the ‘shocking’ moment she found one of her sheep horrifically mauled to death by a dog.

Great Asby woman whose heart stopped for 15 minutes pays tribute to Great North Air Ambulance Service for saving her life

The Westmorland Gazette: Rowena O'Connell

9:10am Thursday 31st January 2013

A WOMAN whose heart stopped beating for 15 minutes has paid tribute to the medics who saved her life and praised the cutting-edge equipment that played a key role.

Orton slating firm re-roofs Coronation Street

The Westmorland Gazette: Slaters Dean Selby and Stuart Grimshaw

7:40am Thursday 24th January 2013

ICONIC Coronation Street settings are being given a makeover by a family-run Cumbrian business.

Warcop grazing rights row rumbles on

3:00pm Wednesday 9th January 2013

A ROW over grazing rights around Warcop Training Area near Appleby has still not been resolved – six months after consultation over the future of the common land ended.

Table-toppers topple Kendal but Kirkby Lonsdale hit the front in hockey

6:30pm Wednesday 9th January 2013

KENDAL fell seven points adrift of table-topping Golborne in Division Four of the North West Men’s Hockey League after they were toppled 2-0 at the league leaders on Saturday.


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