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FRUSTRATED Kendal residents have started a petition to oppose the moving of disabled parking bays in the town centre.
LETTER: Why didn't the Lake District National Park Authority object to the plans to extend the Kirkby Moor wind farm?
THE planning application to extend the life of Kirkby Moor wind farm was refused by South Lakeland District Council on December 5. That refusal concurred with the refusal of all 13 consultee parish councils, local district and county councillors and an overwhelming objection by local individual residents of the area.
BUILDER Richard Burr, of North London, who was also a finalist on 2014's Great British Bake Off, reveals how to repair your walls and be a DIY plasterer.
ULTRA violet has been declared the hue of 2018 by the colour gurus at Pantone.
COMPANION planting is the art of masking the aroma given off by certain plants with those of others, writes TOM ATTWOOD. It’s a technique most commonly used in vegetable gardening where you’ll use every tool in your armoury to protect that cherished crop you’ve been nurturing. A practical example of this technique is the companion planting used when growing carrots. If you’re lucky and do nothing you may escape the worst damage but it’s inevitable that carrot fly (Psila rosae) would eventually become a problem. The damage is caused by the larvae (or maggots) who will attack the rootlets of young plants. The solution? Growing onions, leeks and herbs such as Rosemary, wormwood, and sage nearby will act as effective repellents to the carrot fly and from my own experience growing chives next to a carrot crop worked exceedingly well. The most pungent leaves and stems such as those of the onion family that smell strongly to us will be even more impacting on insects and thus you have a safe, chemical free method of controlling what can otherwise be a recurring obstacle to healthy growth. Combining this principle alongside that of rotating where you grow your crops every season is highly effective and good all-round husbandry. It’s not only outside where companion planting is effective. If you have a greenhouse where you regularly grow tomatoes then it would be worth considering growing some basil alongside them. The basil helps the tomatoes to overcome both insects and disease, also improving growth and flavour. Plus you end up with two crops that make a superb salad when combined with a simple dressing of olive oil (as a side line, basil repels mosquitoes and flies, and when laid over tomatoes in a serving bowl will deter fruit flies). You will have to do some homework as the effects of certain plants can vary on the crop they are next to. Dill for example, works well alongside cabbages but will inhibit the growth of carrots. Arm yourself with a good book on the subject and you’ll never look back.
AN Arnside man who was a former Deputy Lieutenant of Cumbria has passed away following a varied and illustrious career, aged 91.
Halibut is one of my favourite fish dishes when eating out but I’ve never tried cooking it at home. What recipe would suggest chef?
To mark the 200th anniversary of The Westmorland Gazette in 2018, we are publishing a photograph from our archives on our website every day this year.
A CUMBRIA-based social landlord has started partnership talks to improve "long-term prospects" for its homes, tenants and staff.
ANYONE thinking about becoming a foster carer in Lancashire is invited to an information evening on Wednesday, January 24, at County Hall, Preston.
AN EXPERIENCED Kendal estate agent and surveyor expects house values to rise by around two per cent in 2018.
AS A parent we can accidentally encourage poor sleep habits.
FROM world maps to stark concrete buildings and leafy palms, the team at Murals Wallpaper have unveiled their seven top trends for 2018.
THE Rusland Valley Horticultural Society will stage its fourth annual Potato Day at Greenodd Village Hall on Sunday.
POLICE attended New Road in Kendal on Thursday evening (January 18) following a report of an assault.
BURROWING badgers have forced the closure of a second Cumbrian road this month because of their tunnelling.
A PROTESTOR who has set up camp on Kendal's New Road has been given 48 hours to leave the common land.
MORE than 2,000 emails and letters have been written in response to a controversial application that would see eight zip wires run over a Lake District beauty spot.
TRIBUTES have been paid to the woman who died after a collision on the A590 at Backbarrow.
STARS from the up and coming panto production Jack and the Beanstalk at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston got in on the act as decorators continued with the facelift for the entrance foyer and staircases at the hall.