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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Carl is Bell of the ball as he triumphs in Nine Standards

3:00pm Friday 4th January 2013

RECORDS tumbled at the Nine Standards Fell Race at Kirkby Stephen as Howgill’s Carl Bell smashed the previous best by more than half a minute.

Santa visits Kirkby Stephen railway station

The Westmorland Gazette: Volunteer Elf Mark Keefe, Reindeer Sue Jones and Santa ready to leave Kirkby Stephen East Station

10:03am Wednesday 12th December 2012

VISITORS to Kirkby Stephen East station were treated to a visit from Santa, his elf and a reindeer at the weekend – and they all arrived on a train pulled by a steam locomotive.

Eden head teacher confirms he is to leave school

9:00am Wednesday 24th October 2012

THE out-going head of an Eden school celebrated its progress as he confirmed he was stepping down after 12 years.

Country pub sold at Kirkby Stephen

10:00am Wednesday 22nd August 2012

A 17th century inn has been sold after being offered for a guide price of £295,000.

Eden community event celebrates Paralympics

4:47pm Monday 20th August 2012

COMMUNITIES in Eden celebrated the Olympic Games and impending Paralympics when the district held its own event – with a twist.

Eden railway coach restoration wins £11,000 grant

2:22pm Tuesday 14th August 2012

EFFORTS to restore a 1930s railway coach are moving full steam ahead thanks to an £11,000 grant.

Fell walk at Eden called off today (Saturday)

1:26pm Saturday 23rd June 2012

AN EDEN fell walk planned to take place today (Saturday) has been cancelled.

Diamond Jubilee: Kirkby Stephen fun at Parrots Park

The Westmorland Gazette: Jane Capman and Tilly Woof enjoying the entertainment

1:46pm Tuesday 5th June 2012

Parrots Park was the venue for Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Kirkby Stephen.

£120,000 grant helps transform Kirkby Stephen sports hall

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

A £120,000 grant has helped Kirkby Stephen Grammar School upgrade its sports hall.

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School books grant

4:54pm Tuesday 3rd April 2012

KIRKBY Stephen Grammar School has been handed a £140 grant to boost maths skills.

Eden schools join forces for a great week of skiing

8:54am Tuesday 27th March 2012

PUPILS from two Eden schools have returned from an ‘excellent’ week skiing in the French Alps.

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.

Councillors confirm HWRCs to remain open

5:36pm Thursday 15th March 2012

RECYCLING centres earmarked for closure have been saved, Cumbria County Councillors unanimously confirmed in their Cabinet meeting today.

Decision day for Cumbria waste reycling centres

7:00am Thursday 15th March 2012

THE future of Cumbria’s household recycling centres is due to be decided today.

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?

Plane crash was an accident: jury inquest:

The Westmorland Gazette: RETIRED DENTIST: David Watt

3:11pm Wednesday 29th February 2012

A FLYING enthusiast crashed his home-made plane and died after wind buffeted him into trees as he was preparing to land, an inquest heard.

600 back petition against Kirkby Stephen recycling centre closure

5:40pm Wednesday 8th February 2012

THE fight to save a recycling plant at Kirkby Stephen received a boost when a petition against the closures was handed to Cumbria County Council.

Kirkby Stephen Parish Church to install CCTV to stop vandals

9:38am Wednesday 25th January 2012

A CHURCH at the centre of a vandalism mystery is to be fitted with CCTV in a bid to catch criminals who have torn up prayer books and cycled inside the building.

TV series to highlight Cumbria's historical assets

10:20pm Tuesday 24th January 2012

A NEW TV series is to shine a spotlight on local heroes fighting to preserve some of the region’s finest historical assets.

Kirkby Stephen pupils protest over plans to close recycling centre

4:30pm Wednesday 18th January 2012

PROTESTERS campaigning to save a recycling centre from closure at Kirkby Stephen are urging residents to fight against the council proposals.

Eden man awarded a CBE

2:35pm Wednesday 4th January 2012

An Eden man has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 New Years Honours List.

Broadband set Eden village of Kaber free

5:00pm Thursday 29th December 2011

by KATE PROCTOR DOWNLOADING photographs, watching TV programmes on iPlayer, using Facebook – most people can do these things with ease.

Kirkby Stephen brass band planned belated celebration

5:00pm Sunday 25th December 2011

MEMBERS of a historic town band who accidentally missed a landmark anniversary will be treating 2012 as their year of celebration.

Cumbria police stations face axe

8:40pm Wednesday 21st December 2011

MANY police stations across Cumbria are to close as the constabulary looks to plug a £20 million black hole in its finances.

Kirkby Stephen vandals close public toilets

10:20pm Tuesday 6th December 2011

PUBLIC toilets in Kirkby Stephen are to temporarily close if vandals continue to target the conveniences.

Former Kirkby Stephen doctor's appeal to help medic charity

The Westmorland Gazette: Dr Hallam at work in Banda Aceh

3:30pm Wednesday 19th October 2011

AN EDEN doctor who retired early to work for a renowned international medical charity is urging Cumbrians to support its new campaign to raise vital funds.

Grange-over-Sands and Kirkby Stephen are the blooming best

The Westmorland Gazette: CHAMPAGNE MOMENT: Front left, Judi Bulley, leader of the Prom gardening group and David Rhodes, the head gardener at Graythwaite Manor, celebrate their success with other In Bloom volunteers

5:20pm Wednesday 28th September 2011

TWO Cumbrian towns have been celebrating after doing the county proud at the Britain in Bloom awards.

Kirkby Stephen Grammar now a co-op academy

5:42pm Thursday 22nd September 2011

AN EDEN secondary school has become the first academy in the UK to have chosen a co-operative model.

Fire at Kirkby Stephen barn

6:08pm Monday 5th September 2011

A BARN of hay caught fire at Rookby near Kirkby Stephen this afternoon.

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School GCSE Results

12:55pm Thursday 25th August 2011

Year 11 – A*-G (A*-C)

Schools to become academies

7:10pm Tuesday 23rd August 2011

UPPER Eden’s secondary schools will join the increasing number of Academies in the county when the new term begins next week.

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School: A-Level results

1:37pm Thursday 18th August 2011

KIRKBY Stephen Grammar School sixth form students fared even better than last year’s record pass rates in their AS and A Level results, published today.

Tributes to Lancaster man who died after Cumbria beauty spot fall

The Westmorland Gazette: TRIBUTES William Bingley

10:10am Wednesday 3rd August 2011

The family of a Lancashire health chief and charity founder who died in a fall while hill walking in the Lake District say he had a "positive impact on the lives of many".

Walk this way to Kirkby Stephen station

The Westmorland Gazette: STEPPING OUT: Kirkby Stephen primary school pupils try the path with, from left, county council chairman John Woolley, Kirkby Stephen Coun Peter Thornton and county cabinet member for schools and learning Duncan Fairbairn

10:42am Friday 15th July 2011

MORE than £3 million of investment in Kirkby Stephen to bring the community closer together was celebrated this week with the opening of two new facilities.

Cumbria family in limelight on Lambing Live

The Westmorland Gazette: Eden family in TV limelight

6:30pm Wednesday 13th April 2011

AN Eden farming family has been thrust into the limelight following their starring role in hit BBC2 show Lambing Live.

Kirkby Stephen man's birthday hot air balloon trip ends in terror

The Westmorland Gazette: BACK ON EARTH: Some of the passengers from the doomed trip

6:18pm Friday 11th March 2011

MORE than a dozen people had a narrow escape from a Virgin hot air balloon which crash landed in Furness.

Bidders invited for Kirkby Stephen tourist information centre

11:47am Thursday 3rd February 2011

BIDDERS are being sought to take over the running of Kirkby Stephen tourist information centre – and enable the council to make cuts.

Teenager involved in Brough disturbance avoids jail

4:58pm Tuesday 25th January 2011

A TEENAGER involved in a major disturbance outside an Eden pub has been told he was lucky not to be sent to prison.

Head teachers highlight Baccalaureate table confusion

4:08pm Tuesday 18th January 2011

HEAD teachers across the region say they will not force students to take GCSE subjects to suit the Government’s new English Baccalaureate league table.


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