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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.

Craven pupils step back in time

The Westmorland Gazette: Craven primary pupils Anna Maudsley, Katie Gugeon, Charlotte Stewart and Charlotte Wilson rolling Victorian-style wooden hoops

3:31pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

YOUNGSTERS from three North Craven schools stepped back in time to the Victoria era.

Clapham's Alan Bennett named as a top Yorkshire icon

The Westmorland Gazette: Alan Bennett

7:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

WENSLEYDALE cheese, Swaledale sheep and writer Alan Bennett have all been named on a list of Yorkshire’s best-loved icons.

Full steam ahead at model rail fair

The Westmorland Gazette: Former district chairman Norman Dray, who had the winning layout at the Scout Rail Fair in Settle, with Tom Lothian and William Arber from Settle Scouts and Cubs

10:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

IT was full steam ahead at the Ingleborough District Model Rail Fair at Settle Primary School.

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.

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.

Ingleton Folk Weekend organiser to stand down

The Westmorland Gazette: CRAFTED SONGS: Ralph McTell

8:40pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

THE organiser of Ingleton Folk Weekend is to stand down after 13 successful years.

INTERVIEW: Brit-nominated John Newman talks about his background and career

The Westmorland Gazette: Chart topper John Newman

10:00am Thursday 6th February 2014

IF there was a sound that summed up 2013, the soulful pop anthems belted out by Settle’s John Newman would have to be one of the main contenders.

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.

What do you think is so special about the Yorkshire Dales?

4:11pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

A MAGIC Moments competition has been opened by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority to coincide with the launch of its new website.

Dales students to host auction of promises

5:25pm Monday 3rd February 2014

Settle College students Jack Brennand and Luke Jeffery will be hosting an auction of promises to raise funds for a once in a lifetime trip to Sri Lanka on Sunday, February 16.

Ingleton post office solution plea

10:00pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

SKIPTON and Ripon MP Julian Smith, right, met Coun Carl Lis and Ingleton Parish Council to hear about the town’s Post Office which closed on Monday due to the premises being withdrawn by the owner.

Former mill owner Manny Jackson dies at 101

The Westmorland Gazette: Manny Jackson

9:07am Tuesday 21st January 2014

ONE of Bentham’s oldest residents has died, aged 101.

A tasty way to raise funds at Ingleton

The Westmorland Gazette: Director Liz Cartmell and producer Carl Lis about to sample one of the delicious cakes on sale

4:41pm Monday 20th January 2014

A STEADY stream of people called in at the Ingleborough Community Centre in Ingleton to support Ingleton Theatre Group’s annual coffee morning.

Arty bloomers recall naughty rumours

The Westmorland Gazette: Marjan Wouda with the bloomers

12:10pm Thursday 16th January 2014

A PAIR of steel ‘bloomers’ could take pride of place hanging from a tree in Bentham.

New bid to save Burton-in-Lonsdale school from the axe

11:30am Thursday 16th January 2014

AN UNDER-threat North Yorkshire primary school has been given a stay of execution.

Settle singer John Newman is running for a Brit Award

The Westmorland Gazette: Settle singer John Newman is running for a Brit Award

4:11pm Friday 10th January 2014

SETTLE singer John Newman has a double chance of picking up a coveted Brit Award in 2014.

Giggleswick barn appeal dismissed

6:00am Wednesday 8th January 2014

Residential plans for a barn in Dallicar Lane, Giggleswick, have been dismissed on appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

Ingleton library to get its own artist

10:00pm Wednesday 25th December 2013

INGLETON Library is to get an artist in residence thanks to a £100,000 grant from Arts Council England.

South African and Settle children grow closer

11:28am Monday 16th December 2013

SOUTH African and Settle children grew closer with the visit of a teacher from Kwesana School.

Settle singer John Newman makes debut at Royal Variety performance

The Westmorland Gazette: Settle singer John Newman makes debut at Royal Variety performance

10:53am Wednesday 11th December 2013

CHART–TOPPING Settle singer John Newman made his debut appearance at the Royal Variety Perfomance in London.

Bentham to benefit from £18,000 grant to help boost visitors

The Westmorland Gazette: Bentham town centre

2:30pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

BENTHAM is set to benefit from an £18,000 financial boost for a project designed to increase the number of visitors to the town.

Farm equipment stolen near Dent

5:25pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

PROPERTY worth £900 was stolen during a burglary at farm in Cowgill, Dent.

Penalty for living in the countryside: new report highlights inequalities between rural and urban living

1:07pm Wednesday 24th July 2013

COUNTRYSIDE communities suffer from a ‘rural penalty’ that the government is not doing enough to address.

Dirty nappies, used BBQs and old chip trays - 'lazy selfish' litter bugs blasted by National Park boss

The Westmorland Gazette: Ranger Richard Mainman clears up. Photo courtesy of YDNPA

7:50pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

VISITORS to the Yorkshire Dales National Park are being asked to make a special effort to clean up after a massive increase in litterbugging over the last fortnight.

Hundreds of 'lost sheep' used to promote the Yorkshire Dales-Tour de France link

2:18pm Tuesday 9th July 2013

VISITORS to the Yorkshire Dales are being asked to help find 200 'lost' sheep in yellow jerseys.

Contraflow in operation on the A66 at the Cumbrian border

5:01pm Friday 14th June 2013

DRIVERS travelling along the A66 between West Bowes and the Cumbrian border are advised to allow extra time for their journeys due to essential roadworks taking place from this evening.

Snapped driveshaft puts paid to Wright's chances at Dukeries

4:43pm Tuesday 11th June 2013

BENTHAM driver David Wright was robbed of the chance to push for victory on last weekend’s Dukeries rally when a driveshaft snapped to drop him down the leaderboard.

Cumbria U15s beat Lancashire at Parkside Road

11:41am Thursday 6th June 2013

CUMBRIA Girls U15 cricket team captained by Netherfield CC’s Sarah Earl won the North Area County Age Group U15 T20 Tournament played at Parkside Road last Wednesday and Thursday.

Olympians join forces with Banks Lyon Jewellers to help raise more than £23,000 for charity

The Westmorland Gazette: Ingleton team The Amateurs (from L-R): Edward Fairhurst, Andrew Hargreaves, Matthew Howson and Roger Pilkington.

3:25pm Wednesday 29th May 2013

TEAMS from Cumbria, north Yorkshire and North Lancashire and two Olympians helped to raise more than £23,000 for charity.

Special fundraiser planned at Ingleton to help wheelchair-bound lovers of the great outdoors

12:09pm Wednesday 29th May 2013

ONE woman’s pledge to dramatically improve mobility for wheelchair-bound lovers of the great outdoors looks set to receive a welcome cash boost. TV presenter Julia Bradbury, Wensleydale Creamery, Theakston Brewery, Yorkshire Trike Tours and the Jorvik Viking Centre are just some of those who have agreed to help make Debbie North’s dream come true by donating a bumper crop of prizes for a special fundraiser at Country Harvest, Ingleton, on Saturday, June 8.

Yorkshire shine in Inter-Counties fell race at Settle

The Westmorland Gazette: Wegene Tafese leads the pack in the senior men's Inter-Counties fell race. Photo by Dave Woodhead of woodentops.org.uk

2:29pm Wednesday 22nd May 2013

YORKSHIRE and Great Britain international runner Emma Clayton took the prestigious winner’s medal at the UK Inter-Counties Fell Running Championships in Settle.

Safety advice for A65 cyclists

10:11pm Sunday 5th May 2013

CYCLISTS can get advice on riding safely on main roads in North Yorkshire thanks to a new drive.

Glaxo avoid upset to lift Knock-out cup in table tennis

9:00am Tuesday 30th April 2013

THE curtain came down on the 2012-2013 Kendal and District Table Tennis League season as Glaxo B and Dent A battled for the Knock-Out Cup final at Burton Memorial Hall.

Symonds on the road to replicating father's Three Peaks success while hundreds take part in Hawkshead trail race

8:30pm Monday 29th April 2013

SEDBERGH runner Jo Symonds made it back-to-back Three Peaks victories as he looks to beat his father Hugh’s achievements of winning the race in 1984, 1985 and 1987.

New Three Peaks footpath to be put to the test at the weekend

4:34pm Monday 22nd April 2013

HUNDREDS of fell runners will be trying out a new section of the iconic Three Peaks route in the Yorkshire Dales National Park this weekend.

It's three and easy for classy Tatham in Reebok stroll

12:00pm Monday 15th April 2013

BOXER Tomi ‘TNT’ Tatham recorded his third straight professional victory to remain undefeated.

Hypothermic French caver rescued from Yorkshire Dales pothole

3:21pm Monday 8th April 2013

A CAVER spent three hours hanging on a rope in the Yorkshire Dales’ biggest ‘pothole’ before being rescued.

Plans launched for sustainable living network in North Yorkshire

The Westmorland Gazette: Plans launched for sustainable living network in North Yorkshire

5:00pm Sunday 31st March 2013

PLANS are being drawn up to bring together people interested in sustainable living in North Yorkshire.

Farmers bear the brunt of the snowfall in Cumbria and the Dales

6:00pm Wednesday 27th March 2013

NEW born lambs have been a major casualty of the unexpected Arctic weather which cut off parts of Cumbria and the Dales at the weekend.

Settle sensation John Newman is working on his debut album

The Westmorland Gazette: John Newman

5:40pm Wednesday 27th March 2013

SETTLE singer John Newman has been busy putting the finishing touches to his forthcoming debut album.

Ingleton set for Easter egg hunt

11:50am Wednesday 27th March 2013

THE first Great Ingleton Easter Egg Hunt will get under way on Good Friday.

New Dales group launched to help protect red squirrels

10:30am Thursday 14th March 2013

A NEW group has been launched to protect one of the region's last red squirrel strongholds.

Craven District Council agrees council tax freeze

2:53pm Thursday 28th February 2013

A freeze on council tax has been agreed by Craven district councillors.

Walker breaks wrist while walking on Yorkshire Dales peak

7:33pm Saturday 16th February 2013

A WOMAN was flown off a Yorkshire Dales fell after breaking her wrist while walking.

Ingleton residents left heartbroken as their sheltered housing scheme faces the axe

The Westmorland Gazette: Residents John Clapham and Drew Kimber with local councillor Paul Weaire outside Reid House complex, Ingleton

2:42pm Wednesday 20th February 2013

ELDERLY residents are devastated after a housing giant revealed plans to demolish their sheltered housing scheme.

High Bentham golfer waits 20 years before landing two holes-in-one in six weeks at Kirkby Lonsdale club

6:00pm Friday 8th February 2013

A HIGH Bentham golfer is celebrating after hitting a hole-in-one on the same flag for the second time in six weeks at Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club.

Great Asby woman seriously injured while attending to her horse this morning

12:26pm Friday 8th February 2013

A WOMAN who sustained serious chest injuries while attending to her horse this morning has been flown to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough.

River levels high across North West

The Westmorland Gazette: RISING WATER: This picture was taken of the River Kent in Kendal by Gazette reader Johnny Gios earlier today

4:15pm Sunday 27th January 2013

PEOPLE are being urged to remain cautious after river levels rose today (Sunday) in Cumbria and North Yorkshire.

Name that dog! Police launch fun Twitter competition in North Yorkshire

The Westmorland Gazette: Name that dog! Police launch fun Twitter competition in North Yorkshire

1:00pm Saturday 26th January 2013

NORTH Yorkshire Police are calling for the help of residents to name their newest recruit.

North Yorkshire County Council on Twitter

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