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Manhunt launched after robbers storm electronics store

FOUR men who robbed an electronics store are being hunted by police.

A witness appeal has been launched after the men stormed Curry's PC World at Queen's Katherine's Avenue, Kendal, and demanded mobile phones from staff.

The men then fled in a blue car following the

yesterday 11:41
TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Kendalians heading off on an annual shopping trip

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.

Today's photograph shows The Kendalians (founded in 1979) setting off to Preston for their annual shopping trip in 1989.

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Kendal Mayor visits twin town of Rinteln ahead of Christmas

A FOUR day visit to Kendal's twin town was enjoyed by members of the Rinteln Twinning Association.

They were accompanied on the visit to Germany by Kendal mayor, Cllr Guy Trivengadum, and his family.

The purpose of the visit was to take part in the opening of the Advent

yesterday 00:26
Residents to have their say over the future of Kendal's New Road common land

RESIDENTS will be consulted about their views on the long-term use of common land at New Road in Kendal early in the New Year.

South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) has always stated that the landscaping scheme completed earlier this year would lay the groundwork for the eventual

2018-12-17 20:01
Residents to have their say over the future of Kendal's New Road common land

RESIDENTS will be consulted about their views on the long-term use of common land at New Road in Kendal early in the New Year.

South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) has always stated that the landscaping scheme completed earlier this year would lay the groundwork for the eventual

2018-12-17 20:01
MP Rory Stewart backs Kirkby Stephen pitch campaign

THE battle to replace Kirkby Stephen's ageing sports pitch has been boosted after MP Rory Stewart backed the campaign.

And as the MP for Penrith and the Border offered his support to the project, leaders of the town's Community Sports Association Pitch Replacement Group stressed

2018-12-17 15:07
Police appeal after Sunderland man hospitalised following serious assault in Windermere

AN APPEAL for witnesses has been launched by police investigating a serious assault in Windermere.

The incident occurred at approximately 5.20pm yesterday, December 16, after two men were involved in an altercation on Glebe Road.

A 69-year-old male from Sunderland is

2018-12-17 12:34
Irish eyes were smiling at Grizedale

COMPETITORS from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales contested four stages that made up 40 timed miles as special stage rallying returned to the South Lakes with Furness and District Motor Club’s Hippo Motor Group Grizedale Stages Rally.

The schedule comprised of a pair of 17

2018-12-17 11:21
Teenagers raise £8000 or homeless people after sleeping out

A GROUP of Kirkbie Kendal School pupils slept out for the night and raised almost £800 for the homeless.

The youngsters – 24 students, half a dozen sixth formers and two members of staff - took part in a rough sleep at the Kendal school to support the town's Manna House.

2018-12-17 10:09
Tributes for scientist and community stalwart Dr Colin Reynolds

TRIBUTES have come in from across the county following the death of former Kendal mayor Dr Colin Reynolds.

An internationally renowned expert in the field of freshwater studies, Dr Reynolds was a district councillor for many years and was an active and hugely respected member of the

2018-12-16 12:01
Ambleside runner strides in second place as 1,000 join festive run

MORE than 1,000 runners tackled the festive 10km Christmas Pudding Run in the Great Langdale Valley on Saturday.

The event has been running for 30 years and was organised for the first time by Ambleside-based youth charity, the Brathay Trust.

Participants set off from the

2018-12-16 10:52
Find out how you can do Huttons walk

A lovely walk that takes you around The Helm

1. Take the footpath going up beside the village hall past an electricity pylon, through a gap to the left of a wall, across a wall stile, alongside a hedge on the left then down to Hawkrigg Lane. Cross the lane (left then right), walk

2018-12-16 08:44
Several crashes on M6 after ice storm hits

THERE are reports of a number of crashes on the M6 after an ice storm made the road treacherous.

Highways England are currently dealing with several collisions on the M6 between Shap at J36 and Penrith at J40.

Driving conditions described as extremely hazardous between J39

2018-12-15 22:11
Road blocked due to fallen tree at Holme

Police are reporting that Burton Road at Holme Is blocked due to a fallen tree.

They are warning drivers to be careful in the bad weather.

2018-12-15 19:59
Groups from Ingleton, Kirkby Lonsdale and Kendal net cash windfalls

A TRIO of community groups are celebrating after each securing £500 worth of funding to help develop their activities.

Kendal based therapeutic singing group 'With Singing in Mind,' Kirkby Lonsdale Netball Club and Ingleton Amateur Swimming Club all received the windfall from

2018-12-15 10:07
Mere the merrier as crowds turn out for Christmas markets at Windermere

THOUSANDS of residents and visitors braved wind and rain to attend Windermere's Christmas Market at the weekend.

The event hosted more than 30 stalls featuring festive crafts, food and drink which was complemented by street performers and live music.

Hundreds of eager

2018-12-15 09:02
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Blackpool 3-2 Solihull Moors: Jay Spearing's extra-time penalty seals FA Cup third round tie with Arsenal
An extra-time penalty from Jay Spearing saw Blackpool avoid an FA Cup upset as the Seasiders saw off brave Solihull Moors to set up a date with Arsenal in the third round.
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May to urge devolved leaders to ‘pull together’ and back her Brexit deal

Theresa May will urge leaders from the devolved administrations to “pull together” to back her Brexit deal in a Downing Street meeting on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister is set to call on Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford – the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales

today 23:06
Pochettino refuses to rule out interest in Man Utd job

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out any interest in the Manchester United role.

Pochettino is understood to be at the top of United’s wish list to replace Jose Mourinho, who was sacked on Tuesday, though the Old Trafford club are likely to face a

today 23:06
Unai Emery questions why Mauricio Pochettino would consider Manchester United

Mauricio Pochettino is happy at Tottenham, according to close friend and Arsenal head coach Unai Emery – who also questioned why the Argentinian would want to leave to take over at Manchester United.

Following Jose Mourinho’s sacking as United boss on Tuesday morning,

today 23:06
Virgil Van Dijk urges Liverpool to maintain their high standards

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk is aware of how quickly things can unravel over a packed festive programme and insists they will not get complacent.

Jurgen Klopp’s side returned to the top of the Premier League table with victory over Manchester United on Sunday but face

today 23:06
Clough stays ‘realistic’ after steering Burton into Carabao Cup semi-finals

Nigel Clough guided League One’s Burton into the last four in the Carabao Cup – and then admitted he had not even checked when the semi-finals are.

Clough’s side saw off Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium as Jake Hesketh fired them to

today 23:06
Pep Guardiola offers sympathy to Jose Mourinho after Manchester United departure

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insisted he stands with Jose Mourinho after Manchester United sacked his rival.

The Etihad chief continued his success after seeing his Carabao Cup holders squeeze into the last four at Leicester on Tuesday.

City won 3-1 on

today 23:06
Government allocates £2bn to Whitehall departments to prepare for no-deal Brexit

The Government has allocated more than £2 billion to Whitehall departments to prepare for a no-deal Brexit as it ramps up its preparations for crashing out of the EU without a deal.

Around £2 billion has already been allocated for Brexit preparations but the additional

today 22:04
Latest news from Blackpool
today 23:16 Blackpool 3-2 Solihull Moors: Jay Spearing's extra-time penalty seals FA Cup third round tie with Arsenal
today 23:06 May to urge devolved leaders to ‘pull together’ and back her Brexit deal
today 23:06 Pochettino refuses to rule out interest in Man Utd job
today 23:06 Unai Emery questions why Mauricio Pochettino would consider Manchester United
today 23:06 Virgil Van Dijk urges Liverpool to maintain their high standards
today 23:06 Clough stays ‘realistic’ after steering Burton into Carabao Cup semi-finals
today 23:06 Pep Guardiola offers sympathy to Jose Mourinho after Manchester United departure
today 22:04 Government allocates £2bn to Whitehall departments to prepare for no-deal Brexit
today 22:04 Government allocates £2bn to Whitehall departments to prepare for no-deal Brexit
today 22:04 Amateur photographer convicted of abusing men who came for photoshoots
today 22:03 Opposition parties table vote of no confidence in UK Government
today 22:03 At least 600 homes destroyed in Brazil blaze
today 22:03 Troops held in readiness to deal with disruption from no-deal Brexit
today 22:03 Pogba out of order to ‘dance on the grave’ of sacked Mourinho, says Neville
today 22:03 Hesketh fires Burton to Carabao Cup semi-finals
today 22:03 Goalkeeper Muric the shoot-out hero as City see off Leicester
today 22:03 Tiemoue Bakayoko sees red as AC Milan are held by Bologna
yesterday 21:00 Independent expert to assess Libya compensation campaign
yesterday 21:00 Council backs Robbie Williams’ swimming pool plan despite Jimmy Page’s objection
yesterday 21:00 Princess Eugenie hails departed shark filmmaker a hero at UK premiere
yesterday 21:00 Pogba can’t start thinking he’s bigger than Mourinho, warns Darren Fletcher
yesterday 19:55 Change in checkout policy linked to ‘dramatic reduction’ in unhealthy purchases
yesterday 19:55 United consider Solskjaer in caretaker role after time runs out for Mourinho
yesterday 19:55 Real Madrid boss Solari targeting Champions League defence
yesterday 18:58 Blackpool v Solihull Moors: Team news from FA Cup second round replay
yesterday 18:49 Justice Secretary apologises for botched review of vaginal mesh scandal
yesterday 18:49 Life for ‘rage’ motorist who killed friend outside club
yesterday 18:49 Judge postpones sentencing of ex-Trump security chief Flynn
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yesterday 18:49 Zlatan Ibrahimovic extends LA Galaxy stay
yesterday 18:49 Niko Kovac downplays talk of Timo Werner link as Bayern Munich take on Leipzig
yesterday 18:49 What problems have Manchester United faced since Sir Alex Ferguson’s exit?
yesterday 18:49 Prescriptions for indigestion, hayfever and more to be reduced
yesterday 18:49 Come Friday and Laughing Penguin Events have put together a hilarious bill of stand-up for a Christmas special
yesterday 18:49 Lake District duo travel to China to fly flag for area's tourism
yesterday 18:49 Staveley end-terrace won't hang around long, offers over £250,000
yesterday 17:52 Fracking equipment leaves Blackpool site - but it will be back
yesterday 17:43 Man jailed for stabbing father to death
yesterday 17:43 Spurs fan throwing banana skin at Arsenal striker was ‘racial’, court says
yesterday 17:43 Three of UK’s largest childcare organisations at centre of police abuse probe
yesterday 17:43 Trump Foundation reaches deal to shut down amid lawsuit
yesterday 17:43 Plans for radical overhaul of building regulations industry post-Grenfell
yesterday 17:43 Chicago officers probably didn’t see train that killed them
yesterday 17:43 Tottenham extend Jan Vertonghen’s stay until 2020
yesterday 17:43 Mourinho dismissal must be ‘catalyst for fundamental review’, says fans’ group
yesterday 17:43 Klopp insists City are still title favourites
yesterday 17:43 ‘Mindless’ minority are shaming Chelsea fans, says chairman Bruce Buck
yesterday 17:43 Curran crowns fairytale year by fetching one million US dollars at IPL auction
yesterday 17:43 Windermere Ferry back in action
yesterday 16:34 War hero’s son given medals 75 years after father escaped German prison camp
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today 23:41 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'to take baby on ROYAL TOUR' next year 
today 23:41 'Time traveller from 2030' makes SHOCK 2019 predictions – 'USA will be WIPED OUT by storm'
today 23:41 Belgium's prime minister RESIGNS after violent protests outside EU building
today 23:41 Christmas horror as Santa Claus collapses and dies in front of children at party
today 23:41 Hunter found guilty of poaching deer ordered to watch BAMBI in bizarre punishment
today 23:41 Avalanche BURIES school kids as French Alps ski run torn apart in shocking footage
today 23:41 BREAKING: Man killed in shooting as London bloodbath continues
today 23:08 Rangers boss Steven Gerrard reveals he lives next to Neil Lennon and vows to be the noisy neighbour
today 23:08 Hearts owner warns Tynecastle troublemakers she's close to CLOSING their section
today 23:02 Muslim conman lied about surviving Grenfell ‘as fasting made him insane’
today 23:02 Manchester United appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer LEAKED: Website video blunder NOW DELETED
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today 23:02 Brexit latest: Will Theresa May offer SECOND REFERENDUM in Brexit shock?
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today 23:02 ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!’ May on brink as no confidence threat grows… but WHERE’S LABOUR?
today 23:02 Meghan Markle's SECRET talent: What secret skill did Meghan show off in royal outing?
today 23:02 Midair HORROR as British Airways plane NARROWLY avoids hitting Chinese lantern at 20,000ft
today 23:02 White Christmas 2018: Weather forecasters CHANGE requirements - what are new guidelines?
today 23:02 Supermoon Eclipse 2019: When is the Blood Moon? Where will it be visible?
today 23:02 Prince Philip takes the reins! Duke of Edinburgh in high spirits on festive carriage ride
today 23:02 The Long Song: ‘Painful to watch’ Fans shocked by harrowing first episode
today 23:02 Ooops! Coastguard red-faced after scrambling £6k helicopter rescue… for MANNEQUIN
today 23:02 100 DAYS TO GO! May veers towards NO DEAL BREXIT as clock ticks on Britain's time in EU
today 22:34 PM May urges devolved nations to back her Brexit deal
today 22:06 Dying neighbour leaves 14 years of Christmas presents for little girl next door
today 22:06 Man armed with AXE chases gang of youths on Glasgow street in shocking video
today 22:05 Severe allergy sufferer reveals cruel Darth Vadar taunts and her torment of life behind a mask
today 22:00 Police officer’s message to trolls after watching girl, 3, die in front of her
today 22:00 Man Utd players give AMAZING gesture just hours after Jose Mourinho sack
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today 22:00 ‘Meghan Markle is wonderful!’ Camilla’s son sends HEARTWARMING message to Duchess
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yesterday 21:59 CHRISTMAS HEARTBREAK: Elderly man leaves behind TOUCHING surprise for toddler after dying
yesterday 21:59 Christmas HORROR as Santa performer dies at children's party
yesterday 21:59 The Grand Tour season 3: Jeremy Clarkson reveals air date in first-look trailer
yesterday 21:59 ROYAL SHOCK: Camilla's son REVEALS unusual family's Christmas lunch tradition
yesterday 21:59 Man Utd to announce new boss TONIGHT… the identity of Jose Mourinho’s successor revealed
yesterday 21:59 'What's the POINT?' Former Greek politician BLASTS Brussels for making people 'POWERLESS'
yesterday 21:59 'We'll make you think' Putin delivers CHILLING World War 3 warning over Russian weapons
yesterday 21:59 SPACE FORCE: Trump forms 'US Space Command' to develop EXTRATERRESTRIAL war-fighting
yesterday 21:44 Prayers for little Daniel Carter, 7, in a critical condition after 'dying in mum's arms'
yesterday 21:44 Prayers for little Daniel Carter, 7, in a critical condition after 'dying in mum's arms'
yesterday 21:11 Labour whips 'furious' with Jeremy Corbyn over no-confidence 'omnishambles'
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