Great Harwood Olympic 2012 architect dies aged 59

The Westmorland Gazette: GOLD STANDARD The Olympic Park designed by John Hopkins

1:07pm Tuesday 12th February 2013

A WORLD-renowned landscape architect from Great Harwood has died suddenly aged 59.

Review planned to learn from success of Games

2:39pm Tuesday 11th September 2012

David Cameron has ordered a review of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics to ensure that the Government learns from the successes of the events' organisation.

Weir to decide on Rio 2016 plans

The Westmorland Gazette: Weir wins Paralympic gold in 5,000m

2:38pm Tuesday 11th September 2012

David Weir will decide by this time next year whether he plans to compete at the 2016 Paralympics.

Thousands turn out for athletes

The Westmorland Gazette: Thousands celebrated the achievements of GB athletes

2:34pm Tuesday 11th September 2012

The streets of London were packed on Monday as hundreds of thousands of well-wishers turned out to cheer Britain's sporting heroes in a last hurrah as the "golden summer of British sport" came to a close.

LIVE: London Olympic parade

12:00pm Monday 10th September 2012

A parade takes place in London today to celebrate the achievements of our Olympic athletes.

Closing ceremony brought a fiery end to festival of sport

The Westmorland Gazette: The games closed with a spectacular ceremony

7:24am Monday 10th September 2012

The curtain came down on a sensational summer of sport tonight in a spectacular ceremony of fire, fun and typical British eccentricity.

Coe hails Paralympics a 'triumph'

7:19am Monday 10th September 2012

Sebastian Coe has hailed the Paralympic Games as "a triumph of human endeavour".

Weir's fourth gold medal brings down the curtain on London 2012

7:16am Monday 10th September 2012

David Weir came through the hardest race of his life to complete a golden quadruple on the final day of London 2012 and end a stunning summer of sport in style.

GB athletes storm to three gold medals on the track

The Westmorland Gazette: Jonnie Peacock with his 100m gold medal

7:20am Friday 7th September 2012

British teenager Jonnie Peacock upstaged the world's most famous blade runner in the biggest race of the Paralympics - and then claimed he should have gone faster.

Weir continues relentless pursuit of quadruple gold

The Westmorland Gazette: David Weir receives his medal

10:26am Friday 7th September 2012

David Weir continued his relentless pursuit of quadruple gold in London by making it three out of three with yet another masterful ride.

Storey wins 11th Paralympic gold

The Westmorland Gazette: Storey celebrates her road race win

4:46pm Thursday 6th September 2012

Swimmer-turned-cyclist Sarah Storey today won her 11th Paralympic title with an imperious victory in the women's C4-5 road race at Brands Hatch. It was her fourth gold of the London 2012 Games.

Lucas strike sailing gold for Britain

The Westmorland Gazette: VOW: Paralympic sailor Helena Lucas is aiming to win a medal

4:20pm Thursday 6th September 2012

Great Britain today claimed its first ever Paralympic sailing medals, with Helena Lucas the star of the show as she collected gold in the 2.4mR class.

Fans prepare for 100m showdown

The Westmorland Gazette: Oscar Pistorius

9:18am Thursday 6th September 2012

All eyes will be on the Olympic Stadium on Thursday for the 100m showdown between British favourite Jonnie Peacock, from Cambridge, and the "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius.

Brazilian powerlifter banned after failing drugs test

9:16am Thursday 6th September 2012

A Brazilian powerlifter who was due to perform at the Paralympics has been banned for nine months for failing a drugs test.

Was this painter brave, or barmy?

The Westmorland Gazette: There's no obvious safety equipment in this photo

4:37pm Thursday 6th September 2012

ALTHOUGH our weekly articles are called ‘Within Living Memory,’ we couldn’t resist featuring this photograph which has just been loaned to us by Christine Williams who grew up on Sunnyside, Kendal.

Trade and the mystery of the Winchester bushel

The Westmorland Gazette: Buckets and sacks were used as measures

4:33pm Thursday 6th September 2012

WHEN did Britain adopt the metrication system of weights – 1896, 1951 or 1995?

Hurricane Hannah breezes into final

The Westmorland Gazette: CHAMPION: Hannah Cockroft celebrates after her 100m success

4:22pm Thursday 6th September 2012

Hannah Cockroft lived up to her nickname of 'Hurricane Hannah' as she closed in on her second Paralympic gold with another dominant ride this morning.

Inspirational Zanardi wins hand-cycling gold

The Westmorland Gazette: Alex Zanardi

10:00am Thursday 6th September 2012

Motor-racing star Alex Zanardi lifted his bike in one mighty hand in celebration of his first Brands Hatch victory as the Italian became Paralympic champion today.

Lucas not taking gold for granted

The Westmorland Gazette: TOP FORM: Helena Lucas

5:38pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

Helena Lucas will sail for 2.4mR gold tomorrow safe in the knowledge that she will leave London 2012 with at least a silver medal.

GB wheelchair rugby team encouraged by strong start

5:36pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

Great Britain opened their Paralympic wheelchair rugby campaign with defeat against reigning champions the United States today - but captain Steve Brown was far from disconsolate.

Weir 'flying' towards possible golden quadruple

12:45pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

David Weir is "flying" after moving a step closer to a possible golden quadruple with another imperious Olympic Stadium ride this morning.

Storey completes gold hat-trick

The Westmorland Gazette: Sarah Storey with her gold medal

12:43pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

Great Britain's Sarah Storey won her third of a possible four London 2012 Paralympic Games gold medals with a dominant victory in the women's C5 time-trial at Brands Hatch.

Simmonds keeps rolling

The Westmorland Gazette: Swimmer Ellie Simmonds

8:50pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

Adrenaline powered a tiring Ellie Simmonds into the final of the S6 50 metres freestyle as the 17-year-old was greeted by wild cheers at the Aquatics Centre.

Cyclists aim to stay on the road to success

8:47pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

Great Britain's cyclists are determined to carry their speed from the velodrome boards on to Brands Hatch when the Paralympic Games road cycling programme opens tomorrow.

Christiansen is first triple gold medalist of the games

8:44pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

Sophie Christiansen became the London 2012's first British triple gold medallist today as Great Britain's dressage riders ended their Paralympic Games in record-breaking fashion.

Frederiksen triumphs in the pool

8:43pm Tuesday 4th September 2012

Heather Frederiksen wept after securing her first gold medal of London when she successfully defended her title in the S8 100 metres backstroke tonight.

Pearson targets Rio after settling for bronze

The Westmorland Gazette: Rider Lee Pearson

9:19am Tuesday 4th September 2012

Lee Pearson tonight vowed that he will hit the road to Rio in 2016 after ending his London Paralympics campaign one gold medal short of joining an exclusive British sporting club.

Britain and Poland book places in wheelchair basketball quarter-finals

9:15am Tuesday 4th September 2012

Great Britain and Poland booked the last quarter-final places going in the men's wheelchair basketball tournament as group play wrapped up on Monday.

Brilliant Bushell earns plaudits

9:13am Tuesday 4th September 2012

Wheelchair sprinter Mickey Bushell brought tears to the eyes of a Paralympic icon by claiming Great Britain's fifth gold medal at the Olympic Stadium.

Ellie shocked after world record

The Westmorland Gazette: Swimmer Ellie Simmonds

2:22pm Monday 3rd September 2012

Ellie Simmonds sent the Aquatics Centre into a frenzy again this morning after she shocked herself by lowering her own world record in the heats of the SM6 200 metres individual medley at London 2012.

Games chief hails 'superb start' by Brits

2:21pm Monday 3rd September 2012

Great Britain's athletes have enjoyed a "superb" start to "an incredible" Paralympic Games, team chiefs said today.

Pistorius to meet IPC over blades claims

The Westmorland Gazette: Oscar Pistorius

10:20am Monday 3rd September 2012

Oscar Pistorius and the International Paralympic Committee are to meet to discuss concerns over regulations governing running prostheses after the South African apologised for the timing of his criticism of Brazilian rival Alan Oliveira.

Applegate wins swimming gold

The Westmorland Gazette: Jessica-Jane Applegate

8:24pm Sunday 2nd September 2012

Jessica-Jane Applegate swam a perfectly controlled race to claim ParalympicsGB's third gold medal in the pool with victory in the S14 200 metres freestyle.

Sheppard savours track success

8:11pm Sunday 2nd September 2012

Great Britain team boss Gareth Sheppard was thrilled his team finished the Paralympic Games track programme on a high at the London 2012 velodrome and is seeking further improvement for Rio de Janeiro.

Athlete keeps medals after blunder

8:22pm Sunday 2nd September 2012

An athlete who was stripped of her Paralympic discus title after a scoring blunder will be allowed to keep her gold medal, organisers said today.

Rowers win gold

8:12pm Sunday 2nd September 2012

Great Britain's glorious summer of rowing at Eton Dorney ended on a fittingly victorious note with a gold medal for the LTA mixed coxed fours.

Pistorius challenges doubters

11:20pm Saturday 1st September 2012

Oscar Pistorius told his doubters to "look at the clock" after running a world record on his return to London and Paralympic competition tonight.

Simmonds wins gold

11:19pm Saturday 1st September 2012

Ellie Simmonds triumphed in her S6 400 metres freestyle shoot-out against Victoria Arlen and demolished the American's world record by more than five seconds in a duel that was under threat until a few hours before.

Cyclist Jody Cundy distraught as gold hopes are dashed

5:00pm Friday 31st August 2012

An angry and distraught Jody Cundy protested and boos rang around the London 2012 velodrome after the 2008 Paralympic champion was denied a restart in the men's C4/5 one-kilometre time-trial.

Team GB continues to impress in the pool

The Westmorland Gazette: Winner Sam Hynd

1:02pm Friday 31st August 2012

Great Britain continued to impress in the pool with a number of impressive performances promising more medals tonight, with a clean sweep in the men's S8 400 metres freestyle a distinct possibility.

Davies wins first GB athletics medal

The Westmorland Gazette: Shot putter Aled Davies

12:55pm Friday 31st August 2012

Aled Davies delighted a near full Olympic Stadium by winning Great Britain's first Paralympic athletics medal on the first morning of competition.

Team GB seeks more medals on day two of the Paralympics

9:43am Friday 31st August 2012

Britain's Paralympians will be hoping to build on Thursday's success as the Games enter their second day.

Swimmer wins second gold medal for GB

The Westmorland Gazette: Jonathan Fox celebrates his win

9:39am Friday 31st August 2012

Jonathan Fox sent the Aquatics Centre into raptures when he became the first British champion in the pool at London 2012 with victory in the S7 100 metres backstroke.

Cyclist Storey wins first gold medal for Team GB

The Westmorland Gazette: Sarah Storey with her gold medal

5:37pm Thursday 30th August 2012

Super cyclist Sarah Storey was today hailed ParalympicsGB's golden girl as she became the first Brit to bag a gold medal at the Games.

'Spectacular and human' opening ceremony launches the Paralympics

The Westmorland Gazette: Physicist Stephen Hawking played a lead role in the ceremony

7:00am Thursday 30th August 2012

The London 2012 Paralympic Games opened with a dramatic and moving ceremony that had starring roles for the Queen, Professor Stephen Hawking - and a double amputee Afghan war veteran who rode a zip wire into the Olympic Stadium.

Countdown to Paralympics is under way

The Westmorland Gazette: Paralympic torchbearers recreate the famous Beatles album cover at Abbey Road

5:28pm Wednesday 29th August 2012

The final countdown to the Paralympics is under way as organisers revealed details of the spectacular curtain-raiser to the London 2012 Games.

Paralympic torch blazes a trail towards London

9:21am Wednesday 29th August 2012

As dawn was breaking across London, the Paralympic torch was being carried through the capital towards the Olympic Park, where tonight it will ignite the start of the Games.

Flames unite at spiritual home of Paralympics

The Westmorland Gazette: Simon Weston (left) and Nazim Erdem with the Welsh National Flame during the parade to the evening celebration site, Cardiff.

1:56pm Tuesday 28th August 2012

Cauldrons have been lit in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales over the past week, and the four fires will be united at the "spiritual home" of the Paralympics - Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire.

Paralympic flame will be carried to opening ceremony

1:50pm Tuesday 28th August 2012

A 24-hour torch relay will take the Paralympic Flame to the Opening Ceremony in Stratford to mark the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

G4S to provide Paralympics security

1:46pm Tuesday 28th August 2012

G4S will provide the majority of security for Paralympic venues as the number of troops and police officers on duty is scaled back, organisers confirmed today.

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