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South Lakeland a safe place for bathers, report finds

SOUTH Lakeland has been recognised as one of the safest places to swim in the country.

Water quality at every designated bathing water location in South Lakeland has been rated ‘excellent’ for a fourth consecutive year by government inspectors.

Officials from the

today 16:33
Free parking on a Sunday offered by South Lakeland District Council in run up to Christmas

FREE parking on Sundays during December in the run up to Christmas is being offered by South Lakeland District Council at all of its pay and display car parks.

The offer also applies to the Westmorland Shopping Centre Car Park. But it does not apply to Sedbergh Parish Council’s

today 12:25
South Lakes MP calls for Kendal court to re-open

WESTMORLAND and Lonsdale's MP has called on the government to bring back 'local justice' by re-opening Kendal magistrates court.

The court closed its doors at the end of June, after government announced that 91 'underused and dilapidated' buildings would be shut.

Speaking

yesterday 10:21
Kendal Mountain Festival kicks off today

KENDAL Mountain Festival runs from today (Thursday) until Sunday (November 19), a world class gathering for all who love the outdoors.

A true global adventure, KMF 2017's opening ceremony is tonight (Thursday) on Greenside, opposite the Rifleman’s Arms, at 5.30pm when the

yesterday 09:19
Vicky's Seven Brilliant Things To Do This Week ....

KENDAL Community Theatre presents Kendal Cool Yule Winterfest, an evening of magical tales, fabulous stories, music and mysteries, tricksters and merry pranks. The event takes place from Wednesday to Saturday (November 22-25). Evenings (7.30pm) and Saturday matinee (November 25, 1.30pm), at

yesterday 07:15
Casualties flown to hospital after A590 collision

TWO CASUALTIES were flown to hospital yesterday (November 13) after a collision on the A590.

Firefighters were called at 3.56pm to a two vehicle collision, which occurred near Greenodd roundabout.

Crews used cutting equipment to free a female casualty from one of the

2017-11-14 13:29
Georgie is bound for Cambodia

A CANCER therapist is gearing up for a mammoth 80km trek across Cambodia for charity.

Georgie Whittle, who works at the CancerCare Lakes Centre in Kendal as a hypnotherapist and therapy co-ordinator, will be 60 when she takes on the challenge next year.

Her fundraising

2017-11-14 09:27
Increased charges mean uncertain future for two South Lakeland medical practices

TWO leading South Lakeland medical practices face an uncertain future over crippling charges being imposed on their premises.

A government decision to more than double service charges on NHS properties means the future of GP surgeries in Ulverston and Ambleside hangs in the balance.

2017-11-04 12:31
Tributes paid to football-mad 'Wakey', 60

A MUCH-loved and well-known Kendal football fanatic and plumber has died at the age of 60.

Neil 'Wakey' Wake, who was the assistant reserve team manager at Ibis Football Club, died on Thursday.

Mr Wake spent decades involved in local football teams as a player and a

2017-11-03 20:33
Tributes paid to football-mad 'Wakey', 60

A MUCH-loved and well-known Kendal football fanatic and plumber has died at the age of 60.

Neil 'Wakey' Wake, who was the assistant reserve team manager at Ibis Football Club, died on Thursday.

Mr Wake spent decades involved in local football teams as a player and a

2017-11-03 18:27
READERS TO THE RESCUE: Emotional support on offer for the rescuers

The Westmorland Gazette’s Readers to the Rescue campaign aims to raise £40,000 for Kendal Mountain Rescue Team to buy a new state-of-the-art vehicle that will act as a ‘mobile base’. This would allow better communications on rescues and potentially save lives. This week SARA ROYLE

2017-11-03 16:23
Speed demons take to Coniston Water in search of records

THE hum of engines has been bellowing around Coniston since Monday as powerboat enthusiasts took to the water for 47th Speed Records Week.

Dozens of entrants from around the globe were on Coniston Water, vying to go quicker than ever before in a variety of classes.

Across

2017-11-03 14:17
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A PROPOSAL to build a housing development on a field in Kendal have been rejected for the second time in a year.

Natland-based Oakmere Homes failed in its attempt to develop land adjacent to Natland Mill Beck Lane into 26 homes.

A separate application for land south of

2017-11-03 11:09
Thousands sign MP’s petition to bring radiotherapy unit to Kendal's Westmorland General Hospital

THOUSANDS of local people have signed South Lakes MP Tim Farron’s petition to bring a radiotherapy unit to Westmorland General Hospital.

Over 2,500 people have signed the petition since it was re-launched last month.

The petition calls upon the current NHS England review

2017-11-03 09:03
Kendal doctors want to help tackle bed blocking crisis with new business

A NEW Kendal business is hoping to help tackle the bed blocking crisis by keeping its clients healthy, happy and active.

Westmorland Homecare offers companionship, personal care and home help to those wish to live at home but need assistance.

Founded by Dr Joshua Macaulay

2017-11-02 19:31
49 homes at Kendal are given the go-ahead

NEARLY 50 homes are to be built on either side of a busy Kendal road after plans were granted outline permission.

Electricity North West submitted plans to develop land at its depots at Parkside Road.

Six dwellings are to built to the south of the road, with 43 being

2017-11-02 17:27
Daily News
Wesham runners seek Trail title
There were a few Wesham members running in the Lytham Windmill 10K on Sunday, led home by 18th-placed Paul Hetherington in 39:51.
today 16:39
Donald Tusk sets December deadline for UK to make Brexit talks progress

European Council president Donald Tusk has set a deadline of the start of December for Britain to make further movement on its Brexit divorce bill and the future of the Irish border.

Speaking after talks with Theresa May in Sweden, Mr Tusk said the EU has completed the internal work

today 16:33
Donald Tusk sets December deadline for UK to make Brexit talks progress

European Council president Donald Tusk has set a deadline of the start of December for Britain to make further movement on its Brexit divorce bill and the future of the Irish border.

Speaking after talks with Theresa May in Sweden, Mr Tusk said the EU has completed the internal work

today 16:33
Missing teen Gaia Pope’s father says her epilepsy may make finding her harder

The father of a missing teenager fears her epilepsy may have played a part in her disappearance as searches to find her continue.

Richard Sutherland said his daughter Gaia Pope had been warned by doctors that she was at risk of sudden death from epilepsy.

The 19-year-old

today 16:33
Best seabird breeding season for Outer Hebrides island since 2000

The island of Mingulay in the Outer Hebrides has had its best seabird breeding season since 2000, according to new figures.

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) said 2017 has been a “bumper year” for razorbills and guillemots.

In fact, the population of guillemots

today 16:33
Helicopter and aircraft collision in mid-air results in ‘number of casualties’

A mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft has resulted in a “number of casualties”.

Locator map – helicopter and aircraft involved in a mid-air collision near Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire pic.twitter.com/M9rQOoDOw1

— Joe Pickover

today 16:33
Wales’ young players urged to seize chance to impress against Georgia

Wales’ new kids on the block have been challenged to grasp their chance in Saturday’s Principality Stadium clash against Georgia.

Head coach Warren Gatland has made 14 changes from the side beaten by Australia last weekend, with four players handed first Test match starts and

today 16:33
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: If we want to catch Man City we must win every game

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea must win every remaining Premier League game to beat Manchester City to the title.

On Saturday the Blues go to West Brom, where the title was secured in May in Conte’s first season as boss, with a deficit of nine points to Pep Guardiola’s City

today 16:33
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today 16:39 Wesham runners seek Trail title
today 16:33 Donald Tusk sets December deadline for UK to make Brexit talks progress
today 16:33 Donald Tusk sets December deadline for UK to make Brexit talks progress
today 16:33 Missing teen Gaia Pope’s father says her epilepsy may make finding her harder
today 16:33 Best seabird breeding season for Outer Hebrides island since 2000
today 16:33 Helicopter and aircraft collision in mid-air results in ‘number of casualties’
today 16:33 Wales’ young players urged to seize chance to impress against Georgia
today 16:33 Chelsea boss Antonio Conte: If we want to catch Man City we must win every game
today 16:33 OBITUARY: Soldier, 96, who survived death railway fell in love with Lakes
today 16:33 Red squirrel picture wins Lindale man wildlife photography competition
today 16:33 South Lakeland a safe place for bathers, report finds
today 15:37 Wyper cleans up at BWFAC awards night
today 15:37 Fylde welcomes new councillor after landslide vote
today 15:37 Councillors among dozen found guilty of blocking Preston New Road during anti-fracking protest
today 15:37 Councillors among dozen found guilty of blocking Preston New Road during anti-fracking protest
today 15:31 EU chiefs push Theresa May to say clearly how much UK will pay in ‘divorce bill’
today 15:31 Robert Mugabe makes public appearance as pressure to quit builds
today 15:31 Irish premier demands commitment over ‘hard border’ issue
today 15:31 Irish premier demands commitment over ‘hard border’ issue
today 15:31 Helicopter and aircraft in mid-air collision over Buckinghamshire
today 15:31 Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba ready to return for Manchester United
today 15:31 Eddie Jones: Michael Cheika should take up issues with referee rather than media
today 15:31 Slice of the Lakes in Japanese pop-up cafe
today 15:31 Police inquiry into Newby Bridge card thefts
today 14:35 Ben Burgess column: Yes, buyers are out there for Blackpool FC
today 14:35 Smoke at residential care home sparks emergency call-out
today 14:35 Bruno lends a hand to help replace Poppy Appeal cash stolen from pub
today 14:29 Let me eat cake, says hungry Duke of Cambridge at charity cook-off
today 14:29 Relocated bankers face pay cut in EU – but could enjoy better work-life balance
today 14:29 Voting closed in Scottish Labour leader contest
today 14:29 HS2 contractor Carillion sees shares hit historic lows on profits warning
today 14:29 EU chiefs push Theresa May to say clearly how much UK will pay in ‘divorce bill’
today 14:29 Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry still focused despite Ashes win
today 14:29 ‘Little Leatherhead’ celebrate in style after reaching FA Cup second round
today 14:29 Jurgen Klopp ‘feeling good’ after returning to work at Liverpool
today 14:29 Joey Carbery backed to show Ireland the way forward
today 14:29 Credit union finds new home at Kendal Town Hall
today 14:29 Rally champion lands 'dream job' at Lakeland Motor Museum
today 13:33 Time running out to vote for £25k park makeover plans
today 13:27 Taxi driver found guilty of murdering his two children
today 13:27 Explorer Benedict Allen airlifted after trek to find world’s most remote tribe
today 13:27 Senior Chinese envoy arrives in North Korea in bid to ease relations
today 13:27 First female Black Rod appointed in House of Lords after 650 years
today 13:27 Premier League talking points
today 13:27 England head coach Eddie Jones accuses Michael Cheika of lack of respect
today 13:27 Kendal lawyers win rock gig at London institution
today 13:27 Vintage car enthusiasts gather at Honister
today 13:27 Free parking on a Sunday offered by South Lakeland District Council in run up to Christmas
today 12:31 Strictly dancer Katya: Why I love Blackpool
today 12:31 Gemma’s hoping for a little extra support on ‘home turf’
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today 17:17 VW reveal £8.9 billion electric car plan for China - 40 new cars planned for release
today 17:17 Overwatch free weekend countdown: Start, end time for trial, as Moira joins PS4, Xbox One
today 17:17 Hold money back! Brexit bill strategy revealed to keep lid on £20bn offer
today 17:17 'A bit crackpot' Expert mocks claim 'Russian bots' swung democratic will of Brexit Britain
today 17:17 WATCH: New NASA footage shows 2017’s most ferocious Hurricanes sweep across the globe
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today 17:17 JAILED: Crooked social worker who stole almost £38,000 from elderly men in her care
today 17:17 Big game hunting documentary SLAMMED by wildlife campaigners: 'NOT informative'
today 17:17 'We REJECTED EU' Nigel Farage blasts 'CRACKPOT' conspiracists for refusing Brexit
today 17:17 Queen Elizabeth has THIS many locations named after her - can you guess them all?
today 17:17 Waddesdon Manor crash: First photos of Buckinghamshire flight disaster
today 17:17 One of Britain's last gas-powered homes sells for £370,000 at auction
today 17:17 Smacking children for naughtiness 'makes them behave even MORE badly'
today 17:17 When did the Queen and Prince Philip get married? Britain celebrates wedding anniversary
today 17:17 France in Brexit BOAST: Paris claims to have snatched 4,000 jobs from London
today 17:17 Waddesdon Manor plane crash: Shock chart shows aircraft drop 1,000 ft in 45 seconds
today 17:17 Macron rival demands FRENCH referendum on EU as he blasts president’s federalism mistake
today 17:15 Royal troopers: Prince William and Prince Harry's Star Wars cameos confirmed
today 17:15 Argentinian military submarine ARA San Juan missing at sea for two days
today 17:11 Teenager, 16, stabbed in broad daylight at Westminster college
today 17:11 Blind man forced to sit on Virgin train floor as no one gave up disabled seats
today 17:11 Customer found wire from scouring pad in chicken shawarma
today 17:07 SEAT release special Leon Cupra R
today 17:07 Manchester United boost as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba get set to return against Newcastle
today 17:07 Tesla Motors reveal the all-electric truck - and the roadster inside
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