It has been yet another busy week for our reporters at the Westmorland Gazette.

They have continued to provide our readers with the stories that matter most to the local area.

These are the 10 most read stories from the past seven days.

1. Kendal named as one of the best places to live

The annual Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide was released on Friday, with the Cumbria town making the cut.

Read more: Cumbria town named one of the best to live in the northwest | The Westmorland Gazette

2. New Lake District attraction prompts protests

A landscape charity is organising a rally to protest against plans to develop a 'theme-park style' attraction in a remote village.

Read more: Lake District: Protest planned against Elterwater Quarry Experience | The Westmorland Gazette

3. Multi-agency response to Kendal incident

Police were concerned about the welfare of a man who was reportedly close to the river.

Read more: Multi-agency response for incident at Romney Bridge, Kendal | The Westmorland Gazette

4. British Pie Awards

Two Kendal bakeries received recognition from the judges at the annual British Pie Awards in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. 

Read more: Harry's Pantry Kendal wins bronze at British Pie Awards | The Westmorland Gazette

5. The cheapest place to buy a house in South Lakes

The area with the cheapest average house prices in the former South Lakeland district is Kirkby-in-Furness.

Read more: Cheapest place to buy in South Lakes is Kirkby-in-Furness | The Westmorland Gazette

6. Residents respond to Kendal recognition

Business owners and locals reacted to the news that the Cumbrian town is one of the best places to live.

Read more: Kendal named in Sunday Times guide as best place to live | The Westmorland Gazette

7. YMCA not an 'Asset of Community Value'

South Windermere Sailing Club (SWSC) has said it was disappointed to learn YMCA Fylde Coast's North Camp has not been recognised by the council.

Read more: Windermere's YMCA Lakeside not deemed an 'Asset of Community Value' | The Westmorland Gazette

8. Church in Kendal gets new custodians

A former church building in Kendal is set to be taken over by a northwest charity.

Read more: Dodding Green church in Kendal to be taken over by charity | The Westmorland Gazette

9. Guns seized from Kendal property

Ten firearms have been recovered from Kendal in a National Crime Agency investigation into the conversion of blank firing weapons.

Read more: Guns seized from South Cumbria in National Crime Agency investigation | The Westmorland Gazette

10. Kirkby Lonsdale pub the best in the country

The Royal Barn is celebrating after being awarded the UK's best independent craft beer pub in a rural area.

Read more: The Royal Barn awarded best independent craft beer pub in rural area | The Westmorland Gazette