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North Lancs couple help girls in Africa

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A WARTON couple will be praying they don't get searched at the airport when they set off on their travels with some rather unusual items.

Carnforth launches festive contest

The Westmorland Gazette: 11/12//2013

One couple from Finstall in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire have taking putting up the Christmas Lights to a whole new level. Wendy and Malcolm from Alcester Road, Finstall have decorated the whole of their house, front garden and roof with christ

9:52am Monday 29th September 2014

CARNFORTH councillors are hoping to enhance the town’s festive cheer with a best decorated house for Christmas competition.

New book explores the effects of two world wars on three north Lancashire villages

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE fascinating story of a small village whose men all returned home safely from both world wars has been told.

Coffee morning in aid of cancer charity

The Westmorland Gazette: St Mary's Laisterdyke Table Top Sale

9:35am Monday 22nd September 2014

A COFFEE and tea afternoon will take place at St Mary’s Hall, Bolton-le-Sands, on Friday, September 26, between 2.30pm and 4.30pm in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

They're over the moon with annual show in the Kellets

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:10am Friday 19th September 2014

THE 66th annual open show run by Over Kellet and District Horticultural Society took place on Saturday in the village hall.

Does Carnforth need a mayor?

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:10am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CARNFORTH town councillors were last night due to discuss whether their town needs a mayor.

Mixed views over plans for houses and a cafe/wine bar at Silverdale

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

PLANS to change an ‘eyesore’ village pub into two houses and a café/wine bar have prompted concerns from parish councillors.

Eyewitnesses tell how tiger 'pounced' on 24-year-old zoo keeper - inquest hears

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN eyewitness has told how a Sumatran tiger 'pounced' on a zoo keeper, an inquest heard today.

Lancashire amnesty nets 145 knives

The Westmorland Gazette: The knife used in the attack

6:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

SWORDS, machetes and commando knives are among the weapons handed in after Lancashire Constabulary launched its knife amnesty.

Good news on industry wages for Lancashire

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:40pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

NEWS that manufacturing wages are rising faster than those elsewhere in the economy has been welcomed as good for East Lancashire and its young apprentices.

Bird hotel is the height of chic!

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:07pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHICKENS are checking in to luxury boarding coops near Tewitfield while their owners fly the nest on holiday.

Kendal parked car tyres slashed

The Westmorland Gazette: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

2:55pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TYRES were slashed on a Kendal car on Monday (August 25).

Award chance for Carnforth travel writer

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CARNFORTH travel writer and business coach has been shortlisted in the Enterprise Vision Awards.

Have your say on polling arrangements in Lancaster district

The Westmorland Gazette: Polling station sign up outside St Laurence's Church in Stroud on Thursday        SSS787H10 (7866998)

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

VOTERS are being asked to comment on future polling arrangements in the Lancaster City Council area.

Nine trophies mean new record for Bolton-le-Sands flower show

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

PRIZE-winning sweet peas, gladioli, beetroot and marrow led to an historic nine trophies for Dr Kevin Briggs at the Bolton-le-Sands flower show.

Anger over suggestion that 5,000 new homes could be built near Cowan Bridge

The Westmorland Gazette:

7:30pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

AN MP has added his voice to an outpouring of anger over proposals for 5,000 new homes in a small village.

MP David Morris attends war commemorations in north Lancashire

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:12am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Morecambe and Lunesdale David Morris MP has taken part in a number of First World War commemorations across the constituency.

Medieval invasion at Lancaster Canal

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:05pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Authentic medieval tents were erected, Knights saddled up, the castle walls echoed with the glancing of sword on shield; as the crowds stepped back into the 12th Century and lapped it up! More than 3,000 people turned out to immerse themselves in a re-enactment of medieval life, fittingly performed at the grade 1 listed Lancaster Castle.

Broadband volunteers call village meetings

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS from the villages of Yealand, Silverdale and Storth have joined forces to try to bring ‘world-beating’ fibre optic broadband to every property in their parishes that wants it.

North Lancs pubs could be granted 'protection'

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

THREE historic north Lancashire pubs could be granted a protective status to safeguard their future.

Farm prices Lancaster Mart for June 13 - June 16

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

3:01pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

LANCASTER: Monday, June 16.

Contingency fire crews tackle Morecambe's Megazone blaze during strike

The Westmorland Gazette: Picture by David Billinge

12:50pm Friday 13th June 2014

'CONTINGENCY' Fire Crews tackled a blaze Morecambe's Megazone Lazer Tag Centre last night whilst Fire Fighters where taking part in a national Strike.

Safety fears raised over Carnforth marina plan

1:41pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL planning application to develop a marina and hotel complex in Carnforth has raised safety concerns.

Ward at Royal Lancaster Infirmary to be closed for afternoon visiting for two days to allow for 'deep clean'

The Westmorland Gazette: Worcestershire health body throws support behind carers initiative

5:40pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

AFTERNOON visiting to a hospital ward at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary is to be suspended for two days this week to allow a 'deep clean' to take place.

Family firm is going for gold

The Westmorland Gazette: Mark Needham, left, from Waterhead, and Matt Stanaway, from The Midland, display their Gold Green Business Tourism Awards

4:10pm Monday 9th June 2014

A LAKE District family run firm now has a fistful of gold awards for being super green.

Eric Morecambe status wins Trip Advisor accolade

The Westmorland Gazette: MP David Morris at the Eric Morecambe statue

4:34pm Monday 9th June 2014

Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris has welcomed news the Eric Morecambe Statue has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the website TripAdvisor.

Disabled youngster has chance to be a zoo keeper

The Westmorland Gazette: Tyler Baines's encounter with a snake at the Wildlife Oasis

9:05am Monday 9th June 2014

A DISABLED child got the rare chance of playing zoo keeper and getting up close and personal with the animals at a South Lakeland animal park.

North Lancs gardens to open

The Westmorland Gazette: In bloom: Free compost will be given away next Saturday to get your garden looking as pretty as these lovely flowers

6:00pm Monday 9th June 2014

TWELVE gardens in Caton and Brookhouse will open to visitors over the weekend of June 21 and 22, from 11am to 5pm.

Fun ahead at Lancaster Castle

The Westmorland Gazette: Lancaster Castle

3:00pm Saturday 17th May 2014

To mark the anniversary of Lancaster Castle’s grand gate opening in 2013, this year’s May Bank Holiday weekend promises to draw the crowds once again to the Grade 2 Listed building, with activities to be enjoyed by all the family.

37-homes plan ruling for Bolton-le-Sands

10:00am Friday 16th May 2014

A NORTH Lancashire village is to get 37 new homes after a planning appeal was upheld by a government inspector.

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.

Lancaster University is flying high

The Westmorland Gazette: Lancaster University

4:55pm Monday 12th May 2014

LANCASTER University is the highest placed UK university listed in the Times Higher Education world’s best young universities.

Carnforth girl reaches Teenstar UK North West final

The Westmorland Gazette: Megan Stanford

8:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

A CARNFORTH schoolgirl will be representing the North in the next round of the UK’s largest singing competition for teenagers.

Lancaster University appoints new chancellor

The Westmorland Gazette: Alan Milburn

1:22pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

Lancaster University has appointed former Health Secretary Alan Milburn as its new Chancellor from  January 1, 2015.

Silverdale Golf Club swings into action for charity

4:39pm Monday 28th April 2014

Silverdale Golf Club members raised £1,200 for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Silent protest over skatepark at Silverdale

The Westmorland Gazette: Youngsters with their signs and posters outside Silverdale Village Institute on the night of the meeting

7:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHILDREN held a silent protest to highlight concerns over how their village institute was being run.

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.

Discover what lives beneath at Leighton Moss event

The Westmorland Gazette: Afamily discovering ‘what lives beneath’ (Photograph by Eleanor Bentall, rspb-images.com).

7:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

Families can discover exactly which weird and wonderful creatures live in the pond at RSPB Leighton Moss this Easter when they visit the Silverdale nature reserve.

Cumbria and north Lancashire dogs win top prizes at Crufts

The Westmorland Gazette: Jane Graham and Rhys

7:58am Wednesday 12th March 2014

CANINES from Cumbria and north Lancashire enjoyed success at Crufts.

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.

Carnforth girl lines up her shot at stardom

The Westmorland Gazette: Megan Stanford

3:00pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

A CARNFORTH schoolgirl has made it through to the regional finals of the UK’s largest singing competition for teenagers.

Supermarket boss visists north Lancs school

The Westmorland Gazette: Over Kellet pupils Mia Powell, Laura Fawcett, Harry Yates, Eddie Rae and Alex Armer with Edwin Booth

5:00pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

A SUPERMARKET chain boss has passed on his experience to inqusitive north Lancashire pupils.

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.

Warton Wargamers would welcome new members

The Westmorland Gazette: George Anderson prepares for a war game

7:00pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

ALTHOUGH Warton Wargamers has currently only four members, they have a cast of thousands on hand when it comes to reproducing historic military battles and campaigns.

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.

Yealand pupils get writing tips from TV screenwriter

3:00pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

SCREEN writer Dominic Mitchell returned to Yealand to share expert writing tips with pupils at the village primary.

M6 resurfacing work to begin this month at Lancaster

2:00pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

A £600,000 Highways Agency project to resurface sections of the M6 around junction 34 at Lancaster will get under way later this month.

Morecambe leisure park plans revealed

The Westmorland Gazette: n artist’s impression of the proposed retail and leisure park on Morecambe’s front

8:30pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

PLANS for a £17 million retail and leisure park in north Lancashire have been unveiled.

Silverdale couple mark 70 years of marriage

The Westmorland Gazette: John and Joyce Jenkinson

10:47am Wednesday 29th January 2014

WARTIME sweethearts are celebrating their platinum wedding anniversary after 70 years of marriage.

Seed swap shop planned

6:40pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

BOLTON-le-Sands Horticultural Society is hosting a seed swap event at the town’s library on February 8.

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