Cash-for-councillors panel row after SLDC turns down applicant for post

The Westmorland Gazette: Ian Kell: "Too forthright"

6:30pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

A MEMBER of the public believes he was blocked from a role on a council panel for having too strong opinions about what councillors are paid.

Public encouraged to have their say on Grange-over-Sands Lido

3:38pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

South Lakeland District Council and Grange Town Council are encouraging the public to have their say on what will happen to the Grange-over-Sands Lido.

MP Morris gets out and about on summer tour to meet constituents

The Westmorland Gazette: David Morris MP with caseworkers Emma Smith and Yvonne Kent

9:09am Monday 19th August 2013

THE Morecambe & Lunesdale MP David Morris will today begin his annual tour with an advice surgery at Tesco in Carnforth.

Contract corruption claims are 'nonsense' says suspended Lancashire County Council boss

The Westmorland Gazette: CHIEF EXECUTIVE Phil Halsall

9:59am Friday 9th August 2013

THE suspended chief executive of Lancashire County Council has vowed to fight to keep his job amid allegations of corruption.

Cumbria county councillors claim more than £1m in allowances and expenses

9:50pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

CUMBRIA county councillors claimed over £1million in allow-ances and expenses last year.

Parking fines profit denied

7:00pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

CUMBRIAN local authorities have denied profiting from parking fines and charges.

Clash between council members after councillors “removed” from meeting of cabinet

3:03pm Tuesday 23rd July 2013

A ROW has broken out between Cumbria county councillors after several were “removed” from a meeting of the cabinet.

Council chiefs head to Ulverston to hear residents' views

10:15am Tuesday 16th July 2013

ULVERSTON residents can air their views on issues affecting the town when two council chiefs visit the Coronation Hall on Thursday (July 18).

Former SLDC leader Hilary Stephenson resigns from council

The Westmorland Gazette: 'It has got to be right for South Lakeland' - Hilary Stephenson

2:59pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

A BY-ELECTION is expected to be called after a senior Liberal Democrat resigned from South Lakeland District Council.

You've heard of Independence Day but what about Independents' Day celebrating local businesses...

10:46am Monday 17th June 2013

SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has backed the Westmorland Gazette’s Independents’ Day campaign to support local independent traders.

South Lakeland MP calls on Government to 'give refuge to Afghan interpreters and their families'

8:56am Wednesday 5th June 2013

WESTMORLAND and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has called on the Government to offer Afghan interpreters and their families ‘secure refuge in the country’ as the British armed forces begin to withdraw from Afghanistan.

Shadow Tory team on Cumbria County Council revealed by opposition leader

4:20pm Tuesday 4th June 2013

THE new leader of the opposition on Cumbria County Council has unveiled his shadow cabinet.

North West MEP backs William Hague's proposal for veto on EU legislation

1:29pm Tuesday 4th June 2013

A NORTH West MEP said he strongly supports foreign secretary William Hague’s proposal to give national parliaments a veto on proposed EU legislation.

UPDATED: County Council plan to reveal retirement sum of Chief Executive - but not until summer 2014

The Westmorland Gazette: Early retirement: Jill Stannard, head of Cumbria County Council

4:28pm Tuesday 23rd April 2013

CUMBRIA County Council has announced the early retirement of its Chief Executive Jill Stannard.

Thousands line the streets for Margaret Thatcher's funeral

8:30am Wednesday 17th April 2013

Follow the updates live as Margaret Thatcher's ceremonial funeral with military honours takes place in London this morning.

Margaret Thatcher's coffin moved to Westminster in preparation for funeral

The Westmorland Gazette: The coffin of Baroness Thatcher rests in the Crypt Chapel of St Mary Undercroft beneath the Houses of Parliament in central London

5:49pm Tuesday 16th April 2013

Baroness Thatcher's coffin today arrived at Westminster, as the former Prime Minister paid her final visit to Parliament.

Funeral hymn chosen by Baroness Thatcher 'inspired by Ullswater landscape'

The Westmorland Gazette: INSPIRING WORDS: The Westmorland poet  and diplomat Cecil Spring-Rice

3:45pm Tuesday 16th April 2013

MOVING words penned by a Westmorland man will be sung during tomorrow's funeral service for Baroness Thatcher.

Thatcher legacy debate ahead of funeral

The Westmorland Gazette: Margaret Thatcher

9:41am Tuesday 16th April 2013

The body of Baroness Thatcher will make its final journey to Parliament today ahead of a potentially bitter debate in the Commons about her legacy.

Weston plea for 'dignified' Thatcher funeral

The Westmorland Gazette: simon weston

9:38am Tuesday 16th April 2013

Falklands veteran Simon Weston has called for a "dignified" response to tomorrow's funeral for Baroness Thatcher.

Big Ben to remain silent for Thatcher funeral

The Westmorland Gazette: Big Ben's famous chimes have been heard since 1859

5:30pm Monday 15th April 2013

The bells of Big Ben and the Great Clock at Westminster will remain silent on Wednesday during Baroness Thatcher's funeral as a mark of respect to the former prime minister, Commons Speaker John Bercow said today.

Thatcher funeral rehearsal 'went very well'

The Westmorland Gazette: A coffin draped with a flag during the dress rehearsal

10:45am Monday 15th April 2013

A full military rehearsal for the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, who was born and brought up in Grantham, has taken place in the early hours in London.

BBC in Thatcher death song row

9:00am Friday 12th April 2013

Baroness Thatcher's tempestuous relationship with the BBC looks set to continue after her death as the corporation found itself in the middle of a row over whether to play the Wizard Of Oz track which celebrates her demise.

2,000 invited to Thatcher's funeral

3:14pm Thursday 11th April 2013

Details of more than 2,000 guests being invited to Baroness Thatcher's funeral have been issued - including all her former Cabinet ministers, ex-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

700 forces personnel to attend Thatcher funeral

9:08am Thursday 11th April 2013

More than 700 Armed Forces personnel will take part in the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, it was announced as her son said she would have been "humbled" by the presence of the Queen at St Paul's Cathedral.

Parliament recall for Thatcher tributes questioned

9:06am Thursday 11th April 2013

Politics will begin to get back to business as usual today after historic tributes were paid to Baroness Thatcher in Parliament.

Cameron: 'Thatcher made Britain great again'

The Westmorland Gazette: David Cameron on the House of Commons this afternoon

5:00pm Wednesday 10th April 2013

Baroness Thatcher was a prime minister who made Britain great again, David Cameron has told MPs.

Mark Thatcher overwhelmed by public support

3:06pm Wednesday 10th April 2013

Baroness Thatcher would have been "honoured and humbled" by the presence of the Queen at her funeral, her son has said.

Parliament pays tribute to Thatcher

10:03am Wednesday 10th April 2013

Parliamentarians are gathering to pay tribute to the late Baroness Thatcher ahead of the former Prime Minister's funeral next week.

Former Westmorland MP pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher

The Westmorland Gazette: Former Westmorland MP pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher

1:21pm Tuesday 9th April 2013

Former Westmorland and Lonsdale Conservative MP Tim Collins, who worked as a speechwriter to Margaret Thatcher, has paid tribute to the former Prime Minister.

Ex-miners 'will not mourn Thatcher'

6:02pm Tuesday 9th April 2013

The death of Baroness Thatcher will not be mourned by the ex-miners of Scotland, a coal industry veteran said today.

Call to halt Thatcher celebrations

3:37pm Tuesday 9th April 2013

Martin McGuinness has called on people not to celebrate the death of Baroness Thatcher.

Ceremonial pomp at Thatcher funeral

3:21pm Tuesday 9th April 2013

Baroness Thatcher's funeral will be a sombre spectacle accompanied by all the pomp and ceremony befitting someone of her status.

The Queen's relationship with Thatcher

The Westmorland Gazette: Queen Elizabeth II with Baroness Thatcher at Claridge's in London for a dinner to celebrate the former Prime Minister's 70th birthday. Photo: PA

12:38pm Tuesday 9th April 2013

The Queen will honour Baroness Thatcher, her longest serving prime minister, and attend the funeral of the woman who changed the face of modern British politics.

Queen to attend Thatcher funeral

The Westmorland Gazette: Queen admitted to hospital

11:39am Tuesday 9th April 2013

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are to attend the funeral of Baroness Thatcher next Wednesday, it was announced today.

Bowness hotel's expansion plans are turned down by Lake District planners

10:57am Tuesday 9th April 2013

A LAKE District hotel’s plan for expansion have been turned down amid protests from neighbours who feared it would mean over-development.

Love-hate reaction to Thatcher polarises media

The Westmorland Gazette: Photo: PA

9:19am Tuesday 9th April 2013

Baroness Thatcher's divisive politics and her enduring legacy have dominated the media since her death yesterday, with reaction in Britain's newspapers inevitably reflecting the political spectrum.

Parliament tribute to Lady Thatcher

The Westmorland Gazette: Photo: PA

9:14am Tuesday 9th April 2013

Preparations for Baroness Thatcher's ceremonial funeral are under way as MPs began planning tributes to her in Parliament.

Former Conservative PM Margaret Thatcher dies

The Westmorland Gazette: The Iron Lady knew a thing about tax

1:04pm Monday 8th April 2013

FORMER British Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher has died.

LIVE BLOG: Reaction to news of death of Margaret Thatcher

2:54pm Monday 8th April 2013

Tributes to former PM

Hundreds 'celebrate' Thatcher death

9:59pm Monday 8th April 2013

Hundreds of cheering people held parties to "celebrate" the death of Baroness Thatcher.

Glittering tribute from former aide

The Westmorland Gazette: RIGHT-TO-BUY: Margaret Thatcher

9:57pm Monday 8th April 2013

Lord Dobbs, a former adviser to Baroness Thatcher, described her as Britain's "finest 20th century peacetime prime minister".

Full military honours for Thatcher's funeral

9:56pm Monday 8th April 2013

Members of the armed services will line the route of Baroness Thatcher's funeral procession from the Palace of Westminster to St Paul's Cathedral, Downing Street said today.

Authorised biography of Thatcher to be published

9:54pm Monday 8th April 2013

The first volume of Margaret Thatcher's authorised biography will be published after her funeral.

Death puts brake on election campaigns

9:52pm Monday 8th April 2013

Election campaign launches by Labour and the Liberal Democrats were overshadowed today by the death of Baroness Thatcher.

Blair praises Thatcher's 'generous spirit'

The Westmorland Gazette: Photo: PA

5:21pm Monday 8th April 2013

One of the most effusive tributes to Margaret Thatcher today came from Labour former prime minister Tony Blair.

Angry reaction to Galloway tweet

5:18pm Monday 8th April 2013

MP George Galloway provoked angry reactions on Twitter today after apparently expressing his satisfaction at the death of Baroness Thatcher.

Thatcher remembered in home town of Grantham

The Westmorland Gazette: NOT FOR TURNING: Margaret Thatcher at a Conservative party conference in Brighton

5:13pm Monday 8th April 2013

The Lincolnshire town where Baroness Thatcher was born and raised has been hugely impacted by her life and rise to power, a local councillor has said.

Barroso hails 'great stateswoman'

3:02pm Monday 8th April 2013

The European Commission - focus of much of Baroness Thatcher's political venom in the 1980s - described her as a "circumspect yet engaged player" in the EU.

Thatcher's deteriorating health

The Westmorland Gazette: Photo: PA

2:56pm Monday 8th April 2013

Baroness Thatcher enjoyed robust health during her term as Prime Minister, but had become increasing frail over the last decade.

Trauma and triumph of the Falklands war

The Westmorland Gazette: East Lancashire Falklands anniversary

1:58pm Monday 8th April 2013

The defeat of Argentina's Falkland Islands invaders marked both the summit and the greatest trauma of Margaret Thatcher's tempestuous premiership.

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