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500 people back Westmorland Gazette's 'Hands off our Hospital' campaign in just one week

The Westmorland Gazette: Anna Clarke with some of coupons returned to the Gazette this week

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

HUNDREDS of people have stood up for their local health service by backing the Gazette’s ‘Hands off our Hospital’ campaign.

Celebrity restaurant dynasty awards scholarship to Cartmel sous chef

The Westmorland Gazette: Tom Barnes, with the Roux family, from left, Michel Sr, Michel Jr, Albert and Alain

1:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CARTMEL chef has been voted cream of the crop by no other than the famous Roux family.

New community policing base opens in Sedbergh

The Westmorland Gazette: At the opening, from left, Richard Rhodes, Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, PCSO Danielle Ayers, and Tony Reed Screen, chair of the trustees of the building

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A NEW community policing base has opened in Sedbergh, to the delight of residents who said they had felt isolated and unsafe.

'Hands off our Hospital': Westmorland Gazette launches campaign to keep services in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Westmorland General Hospital

11:40am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Westmorland Gazette has launched a major campaign to safeguard services at Westmorland General Hospital.

Ambleside store's charity aid

3:04pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Rohan store at Ambleside has donated hundreds of items of outdoor clothing to local youth charity Brathay Exploration Group Trust.

Jail for 'stupid' garage robbers

The Westmorland Gazette: Nicholas Walker

9:38am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A GARAGE attendant was left ‘a physical wreck’ after being confronted by a knife-wielding robber.

Long-serving Kendal headteacher retires

The Westmorland Gazette: Retiring head Anne Hallam with pupils at Kendal’s Vicarage Park primary school

6:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE long-serving head teacher of a Kendal primary school walked out of the school’s doors for the last time today.

Kirkby Lonsdale gets set for TV stardom

The Westmorland Gazette: Kirkby Lonsdale was turned into a 19th-century Cornish village by the TV production crew

8:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE wait is over for South Lakeland residents keen to catch a glimpse of themselves or their home town on television.

Crime Commissioners to open new community policing base in Sedbergh

The Westmorland Gazette: REJECTED: But Richard Rhodes has power to ignore vote against precept rise

7:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

CUMBRIA’S Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes will open the new community policing base at 72 Main Street, Sedbergh, on Monday (April 14).

Chruch raises money to but fihsing boat

5:11pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

PARISHIONERS at an Ambleside church have raised funds to build another fishing boat for a mission at Lake Turkana in northern Kenya.

Community volunteers open charity book shop in Sedbergh

The Westmorland Gazette: At the official opening of the new Clutterbooks charity shop in Sedbergh are (left to right) Sheila Blackwell, Anne Reed Screen, Ellen Morrison, Liz Higgs, Pat Ramsden, David Ramsbottom, Jacqueline Smith and Jennifer Wheaton

1:40pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A NEW community charity bookshop called Clutterbooks has opened on Main Street in Sedbergh.

Fears voiced over future of services at Kendal's Westmorland General Hospital

The Westmorland Gazette: Westmorland General Hospital at Kendal

9:10am Friday 4th April 2014

A QUESTION mark is hanging over the future of Westmorland General Hospital after consultants revealed that services could be moved to Lancaster.

Grange-over-Sands singer is a TeenStar!

The Westmorland Gazette: Grace Heap

8:00am Friday 4th April 2014

A TEENAGER from South Lakeland has outperformed almost 9,000 others to sing her way to the semi-final of a national singing competition.

Sainsbury's gets go ahead to build store in Ambleside from Lake District planners

The Westmorland Gazette: An artist's impression of the store Sainsbury's wants to build at Ambleside

5:30pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

AMBLESIDE is to get its fourth supermarket after Sainsbury's was today given the go ahead to build a store on the outskirts of the town.

Arnside Horticultural Show is a blooming success

The Westmorland Gazette: Committee member Irene Bashforth inspects the exhibits

10:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

ARNSIDE Horticultural Society’s 23rd annual spring show filled the WI Hall with blooms and visitors.

Sedbergh School's new pool set to make a splash

The Westmorland Gazette: Headmaster Andrew Fleck at the official opening of Sedbergh School’s refurbished pool

9:10am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

SEDBERGH School has unveiled its newly-refurbished swimming pool and changing rooms.

Members of the public voice opinion over Premier Inn plan for Ambleside

The Westmorland Gazette: Residents scrutinise the plans

7:40pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

HOME owners in Ambleside have voiced their worries at a public consultation over plans for a new £5 million budget hotel in the Lake District town.

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.

Holme villagers celebrate opening of Parish Hall extension

The Westmorland Gazette: Pat Fell, the chairman of Holme Parish Hall, shares the moment with two-year-old Alfie Cantley as he officially opens the new store at the hall

3:57pm Monday 31st March 2014

VILLAGERS have celebrated the opening of a new room at Holme Parish Hall as part of a four phase development plan.

NOSTALGIA: Street names are a living memorial to people from the past

The Westmorland Gazette: A view down Captain French Lane

6:30pm Sunday 30th March 2014

Historian Arthur Nicholls reveals the stories behind some of Kendal’s streets

Success for Kendal College students on Africa trip

2:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

STUDENTS from Kendal College have just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to South Africa to compete in a competition at the College of Cape Town.

Sedbergh School honours former pupils involved in World War 2's Great Escape

The Westmorland Gazette: John Stower

7:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THE 70th anniversary of the legendary Great Escape from Stalag Luft III is being remembered with particular poignancy at Sedbergh School this week.

Cartmel chef makes his second Roux final

The Westmorland Gazette: Cartmel chef makes his second Roux final

3:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A CUMBRIAN chef is one of six to make it into the finals of one of the world’s most prestigious cooking competitions.

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.

Grange-over-Sands retail units plan wins approval

The Westmorland Gazette: An artist's impression of the proposed scheme

5:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

OPPONENTS of a scheme to convert an empty building in Grange to two retail units have failed to convince planners to reject the application.

Sainsbury's plan for Ambleside is recommended for approval

The Westmorland Gazette: An artist's impression of the store Sainsbury's wants to build at Ambleside

2:28pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a national supermarket in the heart of the Lake District are being recommended for approval.

Residents voice fears over plans by Kirkby Lonsdale brewery to relocate to new premises

The Westmorland Gazette: The Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery wants to move into the centre of town

2:20pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE owners of a South Lakes microbrewery have sparked concern among residents after applying for permission to relocate to a building next to flats.

Town has the White Stuff

The Westmorland Gazette: Town has the White Stuff

8:10am Wednesday 26th March 2014

NATIONAL lifestyle fashion retailer White Stuff is moving to Kendal.

Kirkby Lonsdale campsite wins award

2:04pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

WOODCLOSE Caravan Park, in Kirkby Lonsdale, has been named AA Regional Campsite of the Year 2014 for the North West, at a lunch held at the Aztec Hotel, in Bristol.

A-board code of conduct for Kendal is formally adopted

The Westmorland Gazette: The council has now adopted a code of conduct for businesses

4:30pm Monday 24th March 2014

TOWN centre businesses in Kendal will have to watch where they put their advertising boards in future.

Vince Cable MP outlines what the Government is doing to boost the economy - but tells South Lakes firms they have a vital role to play

The Westmorland Gazette: Vince Cable at the Partners Networking Dinner (Picture by Ian Wood Photography)

1:50pm Monday 24th March 2014

GOVERNMENT strategy for tackling underlying problems in the British economy were outlined in Kendal by Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable.

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.

South Lakes pupils raise £500 for Guide Dogs for the Blind

The Westmorland Gazette: Pictured above with guide dog Connie are nine-year-olds pupils Ellen Houllihan and Evie-Mae Clapp

4:31pm Monday 24th March 2014

CHILDREN at Staveley School have raised £500 for Guide Dogs for the Blind by all giving something up for one month in Lent and collecting sponsorship for making the sacrifice.

National recognition for staff and volunteers at Kendal's Quaker Tapestry

The Westmorland Gazette: Tapestry staff member Lisa Moore provides information for visitor Carole Butcher

2:06pm Monday 24th March 2014

EXEMPLARY work of staff and volunteers at Kendal’s Quaker Tapestry Museum has been recognised by Arts Council England.

Killington wind farm 'call in' decision welcomed by conservationists

The Westmorland Gazette: PLAN: Wind turbines may dwarf the bay

4:10pm Friday 21st March 2014

A DECISION to call-in the planning application to build three wind turbines at Killington Reservoir has been welcomed by conservationists.

Work begins on Berner's site in Grange, drawing indoor pool saga 'to an end'

The Westmorland Gazette: L-R: Rob Brittain from Two Castles, Craig Hunter and Bill McCafferty from Esh, Couns Andrew Gardiner and Graham Vincent from South Lakeland District Council

11:50am Friday 21st March 2014

WORK has begun to build more than 40 ‘affordable’ homes on the site of the former Berner’s swimming pool in Grange-over-Sands.

Budget hotel chain bids to open in Lake District in £5m move - but small B&Bs fear price war

The Westmorland Gazette: The Hilltop site

5:50pm Thursday 20th March 2014

BUDGET hotel chain is looking to open a new £5 million property in the Lake District – sparking fears it could drive small B&Bs to the wall.

Veteran fan dies at Kendal Town match

The Westmorland Gazette: Dennis celebrating his 96th birthday at Kendal Town with his son, Roy, and mascot Minty

5:10pm Thursday 20th March 2014

THE sons of a life-long Kendal Town fan ordered a game to continue when their father collapsed and died in the stand at the ground he loved.

Fatal Ambleside fire 'probably caused' by heater: inquest

The Westmorland Gazette: Firefighters outside the home in Bridge Street, Ambleside on New Year’s Eve

1:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A HOUSE fire on New Year’s Eve which killed an Ambleside artist was ‘most likely’ caused by a halogen heater, an inquest heard.

South Lakeland District Council submits revised scheme for Ferry Nab

The Westmorland Gazette: Authority to be the host with toast at morning gathering

12:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

REVISED plans for an overhaul of Ferry Nab, Bowness, were submitted to the Lake District National Park Authority yesterday (Wednesday).

Alpaca born - at Oxenholme!

The Westmorland Gazette: Alpaca born - at Oxenholme!

11:35am Wednesday 19th March 2014

UNSTEADY on her long legs and only five days old ... meet the young female alpaca taking her first tentative sniffs of the March air.

Kendal Pals play wins £2,000 funding

The Westmorland Gazette: Walter Dixon

1:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

KENDAL Town Council has awarded £2,000 in funding to an ambitious First World War centenary project by Queen Katherine School.

Rugby injury boy in £21,000 charity run

The Westmorland Gazette: James Gray

10:30am Wednesday 19th March 2014

A SCHOOLBOY who feared he might never walk again has overcome a serious neck injury to run a mile for charity.

Ambleside garden centre blossoms online

The Westmorland Gazette: Hayes Garden World

11:13am Wednesday 19th March 2014

HAYES Garden World at Ambleside received first place for the excellent quality of its website in a review undertaken by the Garden Centre Association.

Ulverston set to join in worldwide edible project

The Westmorland Gazette: Ulverston

8:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

ULVERSTON has joined a worldwide food movement to become Cumbria’s first ‘Incredible Edible’ town.

Major refurbishment planned for hotel at Bowness

The Westmorland Gazette: An artist’s impression of the finished hotel project

8:10am Tuesday 18th March 2014

A VICTORIAN hotel on the shores of Windermere has been chosen as a showcase for one of Britain’s most iconic home design companies.

Dirty hands help pupils learn wild lessons

The Westmorland Gazette: Hawkshead primary school pupils enjoy getting their hands dirty

10:13am Tuesday 18th March 2014

CHILDREN at Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School have been learning about their local landscape and wildlife with staff at Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Fuel project sheds light on wildlife at Arnside

The Westmorland Gazette: The Woodland Trust

8:27am Tuesday 18th March 2014

WILDLIFE is thriving in Arnside thanks to a project helping people to source their own woodfuel.

Police hunt for missing couple

6:08pm Saturday 15th March 2014

POLICE are appealing for the public's help in tracing a missing couple who may be in Cumbria, North Lancashire or North Yorkshire.

Cartmel chef is one step away from Roux prize final

The Westmorland Gazette: Tom Barnes

4:50pm Thursday 13th March 2014

A YOUNG Cartmel man has made it to the semi-finals of one of the world’s most prestigious competitions for chefs.

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