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CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Jesus brings help and healing and revelation

The Westmorland Gazette: A stained-glass window at All Saints North Street church

6:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

I don’t know how often you look at stained glass windows in an old church but I think you will find that the picture in the window usually tells a story.

Conflict over 10nmph limit makes talking vital

11:52am Sunday 19th October 2014

REPORTS from lake users that Windermere is a scene of conflict during summer will come as a surprise to those who rarely venture onto the water or are content to admire it from the safety of the shoreline.

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Calm and caring lifestyles can teach us a great deal

The Westmorland Gazette: Yorkshire Whitby Abbey

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

I am very lucky in my job in that I get to see some wonderful sights as I go around the country.

Now is the time to check the detailed plans

11:51am Friday 10th October 2014

THE need for more housing - and specifically for more 'affordable housing' - continues to be a major issue facing South Lakeland.

Now is the time to scrutinise the detailed plans

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

3:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THE need for more housing – and specifically for more ‘affordable housing’ - continues to be a major issue facing South Lakeland.

Traffic plans are welcome but they are not a panacea

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

PLANS to spend millions on improvements to highways, public transport and cycling routes in South Lakeland are to be welcomed — and may even go some way towards assuaging motorists’ recent anger over the introduction of on-street parking charges.

COMMENT: Lakes set to benefit even further from its great cultural assets

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

When listing reasons why tourists might want to visit the Lake District, several obvious answers spring readily to mind.

'Can-do' attitude of Cumbrians helps to redress the balance

The Westmorland Gazette: This stunning image of Ashness Bridge by Nina Claridge shows the splendour of the Lake District landscape - but should the area be awarded World Heritage Status?

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

Living in sparsely-populated Cumbria comes with many benefits. We are surrounded by lakes and fells and do not have to suffer the traffic congestion and ‘business’ of big city life.

Implications of Scottish vote might take time to emerge

The Westmorland Gazette: Which way will Scotland vote?

3:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

PENRITH and the Border MP Rory Stewart has warned we would need to create a patrolled frontier in the event of a ‘yes’ vote for Scottish independence.

Each new stretch of restored canal boosts public interest in the waterway

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WHEN construction of the M6 was in its final planning stage, a delegation from Westmorland reputedly travelled to London to ask the then Conservative Transport Minister Ernest Marples not to let the motorway cut off the upper reach of the Lancaster Canal.

LETTER: Give me some sanctuary

The Westmorland Gazette: Telephone  (6860549)

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Sanctuary has become an obscurity within our homes in these days of perpetual intrusion into our lives. Every medium imaginable has been exploited to ensure peace and quiet eludes us every hour of the day.

Recording events helps to keep Orwellian vision at bay

The Westmorland Gazette: George Orwell

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THIRTY years ago, Audrey Wilson began a handwritten account of 1984 chronicling her day-to-day family life, plus national and international events.

Litter is unsightly and could be harming the local economy

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Thoughtlessness and selfishness remain scourges of our modern society.

PODIUM: Children's needs are at the heart of every decision we make

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

Coun Anne Burns, Cumbria County Council Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, pays tribute to the county’s social workers, foster carers and adopters

Sheep farming remains as important as it ever was

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

PLANS to recreate a legendary sheep herding photograph taken in Kendal in 1953 are bold, ambitious and fraught with potential logistical problems.

Take time to commemorate remarkable anniversary

The Westmorland Gazette: British infantrymen on the march in 1916 in Northern France during the First World War.

2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

OVER the past seven months, we have become increasingly gripped by the centenary of the First World War.

Free Wi-Fi scheme likely to boost the local economy

The Westmorland Gazette: WELL CONNECTED: At what age should a child be allowed a mobile phone or tablet?

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The world continues to change at an ever-increasing pace, with more and more of our everyday lives reliant on the internet and social media.

Sign up to the organ donor register and give someone the gift of life

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Many people feel uneasy talking about - and planning for - death, although health workers are increasingly concentrating on providing patient-centred care to help terminally ill people and their families make choices to meet their individual needs and wishes.

COMMENT: Treasury cash welcome - but le Tour shows another way

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:23pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Government’s announcement that £27m is to be invested in Cumbrian infrastructure, skills and job creation over the next few years is to be welcomed.

Clear vision of future of Bay hospital services is needed

2:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

The contents of the draft Care Quality Commission report leaked to The Westmorland Gazette are another blow for the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust.

An exciting time for arts and leisure in the Lake District

The Westmorland Gazette: The Brewery Arts Centre

2:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

South Lakeland and north Lancashire are already blessed with a cultural landscape few other areas could boast.

Public will need convincing about need for new council HQ

12:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Local authorities have undoubtedly taken a real battering over the past few years.

Fantastic response to campaign shows support for Kendal's hospital

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

1:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

On April 10 The Westmorland Gazette launched its ‘Hands off our Hospital’ campaign.

Cumbria set to benefit from influx of international visitors

The Westmorland Gazette: The landscape of the Lake District - a big attraction for tourists

8:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

There was some good news for the county’s tourism industry this week.

COMMENT: Mounting concerns over Blencathra - but it's not all bad news

12:00pm Thursday 15th May 2014

MOUNTAINS remain a key talking point in the Lake District.

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: Using our skills and talents

6:00pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Vote for me. I’ll look after you. Vote for me. There’ll be better school dinners. More climbing frames and computers for everyone...

COMMENT: Public ownership could be the solution for iconic Lakes mountain

1:00pm Thursday 8th May 2014

MANY people will be surprised to learn that a private individual can own a Lake District mountain.

Heroes fought to preserve our tolerant and democratic way of life

4:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

THREE stories from two devasting world conflicts featured in the Gazette’s pages this week are a stark reminder of civilisation’s fragility.

COMMENT: On-street car parking charges are another blow to beleaguered village

The Westmorland Gazette: Ambleside

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

AMBLESIDE is having to cope with more than its fair share of controversial issues at the moment.

COMMENT: ‘Fragile’ areas of Lakes need protection against second homes

The Westmorland Gazette: Coniston, which has a sizeable proportion of second homes and holiday lets

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE over-abundance of second homes in the Lake District has been a problem for decades.

COMMENT: Kendal needs a strong and vibrant hospital run by the NHS

The Westmorland Gazette: Westmorland General Hospital at Kendal

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

WESTMORLAND General Hospital is an integral part of the Kendal community.

COMMENT: First World War stories have an important resonance today

12:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

The Westmorland Gazette’s appeal for stories about local people involved in or affected by the First World War has attracted an amazing response.

Effort must be made to less impact of new developments

1:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Wherever you look in South Lakeland there seems to be a planning row brewing.

Chains set their sights on Lakes but will character remain?

4:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Those with long memories will recall the fuss when McDonald’s proposed opening a restaurant in Kendal.

Challenge for planners as supermarkets eye up South Lakes

The Westmorland Gazette: An artists’ impression of the proposed Sainsbury's store at Kendal

4:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

South Lakeland is becoming a battleground as superstores vie to set up in the area.

Iconic rail line’s anniversary is a reminder of what has been lost

The Westmorland Gazette: A steam train passes across the Ribblehead Viaduct

2:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

MICHAEL Portillo failed to convince his Conservative colleagues he could be their party’s leader - but one issue he did show commendable leadership on was the future of the Settle-Carlisle railway.

Need to find the balance between walkers and cyclists

The Westmorland Gazette: 'Cyclists are cooler than the average person', says study

1:00pm Thursday 20th February 2014

CONCERN expressed over plans to widening a woodland footpath near Grasmere raises a controversial question - should cyclists be allowed to share the same space as pedestrians?

Interiors Column: Looking to the future

The Westmorland Gazette: The Ark - Unique Home Stays

9:00am Sunday 16th February 2014

THE New Year has happily burst into action in the residential market. We are delighted to see so many wonderful projects opening up for 2014. It means, I hope, that we are all, maybe feeling the benefit of a little more positivity towards the future climate.

Rates relief for small businesses is a step in the right direction

2:30pm Thursday 13th February 2014

THERE is no question general business confidence in Cumbria is growing.

Romantic ideal could render Lakes fells out of bounds

2:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014

YOU might not agree with George Monbiot over his call for the Cumbrian fells to be ‘re-wilded’, but he has to be admired at least for being prepared to argue his case face-to-face with those upland sheep farmers he has undoubtedly angered.

Vital for all views to be considered over barn conversions

4:00pm Thursday 30th January 2014

A GOVERNMENT proposal to loosen planning restrictions for barn conversions could, on the face of it, undermine the very principle upon which our national parks were founded.

Don't be pressurised into carrying out a dangerous stunt

12:00pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

THE relentless rise in the popularity of social media has both positive and negative consequences.

CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT: A presence full of love

6:00pm Thursday 16th January 2014

AS I write this it is pouring with rain, so to cheer myself up, I imagine a warm sunny day.

COMMENT: Recognition of Lake District's special nature moves closer

2:00pm Thursday 16th January 2014

THE Lake District moved a significant step closer to being granted UNESCO World Heritage status this week.

Lyth Valley drainage conundrum has wider implications

12:00pm Thursday 9th January 2014

THERE’S usually nothing better than a deadline to focus minds and an apt example of this can be found in South Lakeland.

Cultural quarter plans for town deserve a warm response

4:10pm Thursday 26th December 2013

AMBITIOUS plans to create a thriving cultural quarter on the edge of Kendal town centre deserve an enthusiastic welcome.

Any fracking proposals in the South Lakes would need deep consideration

2:20pm Thursday 19th December 2013

FRACKING for shale gas is already a divisive issue in central Lancashire and on the southern coast of England - but now, for the first time, South Lakeland has been implicated as a potential location for the controversial extraction process.

Fluid time for Kendal retail scene means innovative thinking will be vital for traders

2:30pm Thursday 12th December 2013

Another week and another major potential retail development in unveiled which could affect the economic vibrancy of Kendal.

K Village proposal poses a real dilemma for South Lakeland District Council planners

1:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

News that administrators running K Village want to relax planning conditions at the Kendal site is set to present a real dilemma for planners at South Lakeland District Council.

Christian Viewpoint: Jesus is the light of the world

5:00pm Saturday 30th November 2013


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