The Westmorland Gazette
Updated: 27 min 28 sec ago
A THRILL-seeking centenarian will celebrate his milestone birthday by throwing himself from a plane – 74 years after he last fell from the skies as a paratrooper in the army.
A HAIRDRESSER who has tended the locks of generations of clients in a north Lancashire town has closed his salon after 43 years.
GROUNDBREAKING multi-billion pound plans for two sea crossings linking Cumbria and Lancashire are to be unveiled at a special forum in South Lakeland next month.
A COUPLE will celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary with an open house for family and friends on Saturday.
YOUNG chefs impressed diners with their Michelin-Star inspired menu at a pop-up charity restaurant.
BUSINESSES from across south Cumbria have been recognised for their success in exporting overseas – and will now share their experiences to encourage others to follow suit.
Kendal Oral History Group aims to compile a picture of earlier times through the recorded memories of the area’s older residents. Doris Sharpe was born in 1929 and interviewed in 1999.
A THREE part documentary series called The Yorkshire Dales with Paul Rose will air this weekend on BBC two.
More than 3000 competitors turned up for the Keswick to Barrow and Coniston to Barrow races this year.
A Kendal man has been disqualified from driving for 18 months after he admitted to drink driving.
PASSENGERS are being advised to plan their journeys ahead of the late May bank holiday with planned engineering work taking place on the West Coast Main Line.
A MAN who was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer has used football as an opportunity to raise awareness behind the disease.
A FORMER Furness teacher, who left his position to help children in an alternative way, now has a net worth of £121millon.
The Windermere Ferry, Mallard, is off the water for routine maintenance between 11.20am until 2pm.
POLICING is set to be beefed up and more closed circuit cameras rolled out ahead of next month's Appleby Horse Fair.
A BRIDGE south of Killington village, near Sedbergh, has had to suddenly close following an inspection.
A NEW campaign to highlight the power of local news has kicked off this week.
FREE taster sessions in rowing, kayaking, yoga, paddle boarding and open-water swimming will be on offer at Fell Foot Park, near Newby Bridge, this Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, as part of the National Trust's Outdoor Festival.
COASTGUARDS along with an Army bomb disposal team were called to a beach between Drigg and Seascale on Monday.
A RUSTY pre-war clockwork train set found in a garage as part of a Kendal house clearance has sold for £6,500 at 1818 Auctioneers at Crooklands.