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SKYWATCH: keep an eye on the sky for a jaw-dropping spectacular

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 7:16pm
IT LOOKS like the 2018 noctilucent cloud season is drawing to a close, writes STUART ATKINSON. The season runs from the beginning of June through to the end of July, but after a flurry of activity, when we saw noctilucent clouds shining and glowing blue in the northern sky for almost ten nights in a row, there have been no major displays for the past week. Although it's possible we may see more displays - and we still haven't had a jaw-droppingly spectacular 'storm' yet - 2018 might be past its best. If it is, we can't complain; I've seen and photographed more NLC displays in the past six weeks than in the last three years. But we'll see what happens. Keep an eye on the northern sky on any and every clear night over what's left of July, just in case the season decides to go out with a bang.

Theatre group shows celebrate votes for women

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 6:33pm
KENDAL Community Theatre's The Trouble with Women Festival of Plays gets underway this week celebrating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the vote. The strength, determination and spirit which suffragists and suffragettes showed are portrayed in five very different plays under the deft direction of Chris Taylor, Jayne Davies and Emma Rucastle.

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Old School House, Sedgwick, £335,000

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 6:01pm
AN IDYLLIC country cottage, once home to Sedgwick village's school master, has come onto the market for £335,000.

Rescuers find mountaineer Alan Hinckes helping injured man

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 5:41pm
RENOWNDED explorer Alan Hinkes was found accompanying an injured climber to the shock of mountain rescuers who had been called to assist.

Firefighters tackle Raven Crag grass fire

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 4:08pm
FIREFIGHTERS are still tackling a large grass fire which began smouldering yesterday (Sunday) morning.

Excitement mounts ahead of Ambleside Sports

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 3:42pm
AMBLESIDE Sports will be held next Thursday, July 26.

Police called after man injured during incident involving blade

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 3:11pm
Cumbria Police were called early on Saturday morning after a man suffered a serious injury caused by a blade.

Pooley Bridge design to be discussed at meeting

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 3:04pm
An update on how the design concept is progressing for the new Pooley Bridge will be discussed with the public at a meeting being held this week.

Horse riding Sedbergh pupils take on challenging bridleway

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 2:21pm
A GROUP of pupils from Sedbergh School have completed a challenging bridleway route as part of their Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.

Furness village loses recycling site

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 2:00pm
A FURNESS resident was left ‘gobsmacked’ after she discovered her local recycling point had been removed.

PICTURE GALLERY: Food festival is big success

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 12:19pm
MORE than 1,000 visitors flocked to the annual Arnside and Silverdale Food Festival at Gaskell Hall, Silverdale on Saturday - a record for the event. There was a large display of food and drink, most of which was produced from within the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Jesca Hoop brings diverse musical offering to Lancaster

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 8:41am
A SONGWRITER with a knack for moving between genres is to play in Lancaster this month.

Windermere ferry closure a 'disaster', says councillor

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 8:22am
BUSINESSES on the western side of Windermere are at risk of closing as a result of the delays to the resumption of the ferry service, it is claimed.

LETTER: I found three bags of rubbish in a local stream

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 7:21am
AS MANY of us know, reducing our plastic consumption is a huge topic of conversation that we see all over social media at the moment.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: London evacuees at Grasmere in 1944

Mon, 16/07/2018 - 6:50am
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.

Popular local actors take on stage version of big screen comedy

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 7:29pm
NEXT in the spotlight at Staveley Roundhouse is a stage version of a successful big screen comedy.

Capsule exhibition brings together some of the region's most celebrated creators

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 5:41pm
JAN Huntley-Peace's art fair in miniature at the Athenaeum, Leasgill, brings together highly impressive works from some of the region's most celebrated painters, ceramicists and other fine artists.

World War One exhibition features the story of siblings

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 4:51pm
AS THE country approaches the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War in 1918, The Folly museum at Settle is staging an exhibition of the final few months, and the impact it had on the people of Settle and surrounding villages.

LETTER: Have there been motorised ascents of Scafell?

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 4:16pm
A friend living in the south of England is researching reports of motor vehicle ascents on Britain's three peaks, particularly during the early days of motoring.

Exciting Viking-inspired contemporary exhibition opens part two of film and media outfit's digital arts programme

Sun, 15/07/2018 - 3:56pm
YEAR two of Signal Film and Media's highly innovative digital arts programme has opened with Platform, featuring artist Will Kendrick's exciting Viking-inspired contemporary exhibition.