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2:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014
5:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014
IS THE Church distinct enough? There's a lot of talk about trying to be relevant, trying to fit in and accommodate the communities that we find ourselves in. But in trying to fit in, are we losing our USP?
3:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014
12:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014
3:16pm Thursday 10th July 2014
7:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014
3:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014
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1:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014
1:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014
The report about the sale of Blencathra (Gazette, May 8, ‘Mountain for sale!’) included a piece titled ‘Hill top chair… or saddle’, which mentioned Blencathra is an ancient Cumbric name meaning ‘Bare hill top chair’.
4:06pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
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2:50pm Monday 19th May 2014
2:00pm Sunday 18th May 2014
2:00pm Saturday 17th May 2014
I was delighted to read Joan Gordon survived her near-death experience after crashing her bicycle while descending The Struggle near Ambleside at about 40mph (Gazette, April 24, ‘Cycle helmet saved my life’).
10:00am Friday 16th May 2014
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7:00am Sunday 4th May 2014
2:00pm Friday 25th April 2014
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12:08pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014
5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014
2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014
Following your report about the Kendal First World War centenary play (Gazette, March 20), readers may be interested in documents I have received from Peter Shand, who lives in Canada, and is Sergeant Walter Dixon's great nephew.
3:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014
I was surprised to see in the photograph of the Craven primary pupils rolling Victorian-style hoops (Gazette, March 27, ‘Hoop-hoop hurrah for Victorian days’), that they are not using the hooked stick that Scottish children used to control the hoops’ progress.
2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014
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12:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014
7:40pm Saturday 22nd March 2014
8:04am Tuesday 25th March 2014
3:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014
5:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014
3:00pm Thursday 6th March 2014
6:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014
Near the western portal of Hincaster tunnel, where the canal bed turns north towards Sedgwick, there is a line of Sweet Chestnut trees planted to commemorate the men lost in the Great War of 1914 to 1918.
4:00pm Friday 14th February 2014
4:10pm Thursday 13th February 2014
3:00pm Thursday 13th February 2014
5:00pm Saturday 8th February 2014
5:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014
2:03pm Tuesday 28th January 2014
5:00pm Thursday 23rd January 2014
Over the last eight weeks for one to two hours per week I have been removing litter from locations where I feel hard-pressed South Lakeland District Council cannot cover, namely The Castle, Scroggs Wood/river, Serpentine woods/Kendal Green, south of Sandy Bottoms/Jubilee playing fields and north of Sandy Bottoms to Carus Green.
1:00pm Thursday 23rd January 2014
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4:07pm Wednesday 15th January 2014
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9:29am Thursday 2nd January 2014
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