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Study wants help in spotting Swans in Cumbria and Lancashire

1 hour 57 min ago
THE North West Swan Study are appealing for help in spotting and registering the number of swans in south Cumbria and along the Lancaster Canal.

Planners advised to refuse 12 new homes for Arkholme

2 hours 7 min ago
OUTLINE plans for 12 new homes at Arkholme, in the Lune Valley, have attracted 51 letters of objection.

Outstanding features for Windermere care home

2 hours 10 min ago
A LAKE District care home has received a glowing report after an inspection of its services.

Tim unveils plaque to mark 40 years of holiday cottage lettings

4 hours 10 min ago
A LAKE District holiday cottage company is celebrating 40 years in the business.

Holker farm lodges plans for new grain store

4 hours 10 min ago
PLANS for a 54m x12m grain store on the Holker Estate have been lodged with South Lakeland District Council.

BOOK REVIEW: an athlete's deep love of the fells, phenomenal strength and tenacity during a record breaking run

5 hours 15 min ago
There is No Map in Hell by Steve Birkinshaw, £12.99

Do you recognise this woman? Police want to speak to her about alleged theft of make-up worth more than £1,000

6 hours 27 min ago
CUMBRIA Police want to speak to the woman pictured in connection with theft of make-up from Boots in Ambleside.

PICTURE GALLERY: The Westmorland Gazette's election debate

6 hours 30 min ago
FROM Brexit to the NHS, three of the Westmorland and Lonsdale parliamentary candidates went head-to-head last night to answer some of the most pressing questions on voters' minds.

Refusal likely again for Whittington pub homes plan

7 hours 10 min ago
A FRESH bid to build new homes on land behind a Lune Valley pub look set for another knock-back.

Police release CCTV images in phone theft probe

7 hours 15 min ago
POLICE want to speak to these two people in relation to the theft of a phone belonging to a member of the public.

WALK: explore part of the Lake District that's bypassed by many on their way to the popular fells

7 hours 53 min ago
FOUR compact hills close to the towns of Windermere and Bowness provide worthy targets for an interesting walk, writes JOHN EDMONDSON. The first two are called Knotts, the third a Fell and the fourth, daddy of them all, is Grandsire. There are no hard climbs and the walk is a satisfying way to explore part of the Lake District that is bypassed by many making their way to the popular fells.

Lakes trio abseil 170 feet down building for health charity

8 hours 36 min ago
A Bowness woman abseiled 170 feet down the side of St Thomas's hospital in London in aid of a health charity.

Artist creates 100 pieces of work in 100 days for charities

9 hours 10 min ago
A MAMMOTH project which saw an artist complete 100 pieces of work in 100 days for charity goes on show from this week.

LETTER: EU is making absurd claims for alimony

9 hours 39 min ago
When we first entered into marriage with the European Union, she had many charms and promised the earth, but in middle age she has become increasingly domineering, bad-tempered and vengeful.

LETTER: Use your right to vote

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 7:36pm
On Thursday, May 11, the bus from the Castle estate stopped on Ann Street at Kendal. The driver cut the engine and walked back down the road, to the bemusement of the passengers.

New Hornby homes would 'encroach' on countryside, say planners

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 6:01pm
BUILDING up to 11 new homes on the outskirts of Hornby would create "unacceptable encroachment" on the countryside, say planning officers.

PROPERTY: Party leaders pledge to makes homes more plentiful and affordable

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 6:01pm
GENERAL Election pledges on housing have been called into question by the UK's leading professional bodies for estate agents and letting agents.

Kirkby Lonsdale students make it through to mock trial finals

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 4:25pm
STUDENTS at Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale, have become regional winners of the Magistrates’ Mock Trial Competition held at Newcastle Law Courts.

Kendal Caravans boss's marathon effort for cancer charity

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 4:24pm
A VOW to run a marathon for charity before he turned 50 saw Kendal dad-of-three Mark Molyneaux raise £500 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Ambleside Civic Trust sets of 'code of practice' for developers

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 4:15pm
GUIDING principles for the development of Ambleside have been set out in a report by the town's civic trust.