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PODIUM: We need to work together to ensure our survival

Well-known environmentalist and former district and county councillor Edward Acland calls for a worldwide radical shift of attitude

Last May The Westmorland Gazette published a Podium piece describing the formation of a new Kendal-based group called Open

yesterday 21:01
Singers tune up for double helping of glorious choral works

ALLEGRI Singers return to Brathay and Arnside this weekend with a highly varied programme focussing on two emotions: despair and celebration. Starting with two celebratory anthems by local composer Tom Fryers, Allegri follow with a performance of the six Tenebrae Responsories that Tomas Luis de

yesterday 18:49
Staveley bridge project reaches key milestone

CONSTRUCTION work on a new bridge in Staveley has reaches a key milestone today with the installation of concrete bridge beams on site.

Specialist heavy lifting plant and equipment is being employed to install the concrete beams, which will form the foundations of the new structure.

yesterday 16:37
Hosts pick up winners' trophy at Sedbergh 10s

SEDBERGH School claimed the winners’ trophy for the fifth time in 21 years at the Sedbergh 10s rugby festival while Lincolnshire's Stamford School took the Plate.

SSFC logged some impressive score lines: 29-14 against Millfield School in the final, 29-28 v QEGS Wakefield,

yesterday 13:19
Two men caught with 'drug dealer's kit' at Tebay jailed for a total of nine years

TWO criminals caught transporting a "drug dealer's kit" into Cumbria have been jailed for a total of nine years.

Carlisle Crown Court heard how police stopped a van on the M6 near Tebay on February 15. Inside they found over 300 grammes of high purity cocaine.

Also in the

yesterday 13:19
LETTER: Do you have any old photographs of Tenterfield at Kendal?

Tenterfield, the house on Brigsteer Road, designed by Kendal's noted architect John F. Curwen, is being re-developed.

Tenterfield was built by Colin Somervell, a member of Kendal's shoemaking family around 1890.

After the death of his widow in 1944 it became part of

yesterday 12:13
READER'S PHOTO: Cygnets at Elterwater

Westmorland Gazette reader Sue Barlow took this lovely photograph while walking at Elterwater.

She said: “I was surprised to see the cygnets, in the foreground without an adult, but further along saw the adult female, sitting in the sun preening herself, obviously enjoying time to

yesterday 08:55
CITIZENS ADVICE COLUMN: Problems with a mobile phone contract?

I recently signed a two year phone contract with a new network provider but the reception in my home is terrible. Can I cancel the contract?

Poor signal doesn’t give you a right to cancel, but you can take action. If you bought your mobile online or over the phone within the last

yesterday 07:49
We want to be history makers, says Kirkby Lonsdale captain Ben Walker

KIRKBY Lonsdale skipper Ben Walker has issued a rallying cry to his team of champions by saying he wants this squad to become 'history makers'.

The North One West title is already secure, but Walker has another target in sight – to win every single league fixture.

It's a

2017-03-27 20:35
We want to be history makers, say Kirkby Lonsdale captain Ben Walker

KIRKBY Lonsdale skipper Ben Walker has issued a rallying cry to his team of champions by saying he wants this squad to become 'history makers'.

The North One West title is already secure, but Walker has another target in sight – to win every single league fixture.

It's a

2017-03-27 19:29
UPDATE: Police identify woman who died in house fire. Man bailed on suspicion of murder

A WOMAN who died following a house fire in the early hours of Mother's Day morning in Kendal has been identified.

Emergency services were called to a report of a house fire on Stramongate at the centre of town at 2.40am. 

Kathleen Holme, 67, of Stramongate,

2017-03-27 18:23
Ambleside get better of Kendal in hockey derby

Ambleside Ladies Hockey Club defeated Kendal Ladies' Seconds 3-1 in an entertaining clash on a warm Saturday afternoon at Kirkbie Kendal School.

Both teams have gone with youth this season, while the main aim has been to develop the youngsters in a competitive North West Hockey

2017-03-27 17:17
Disabled Kendal footballer called up to represent England

Chris Sharp of Riverside United, Kendal's disability football team, has been called up to represent England's Mencap team at the European Championships in Geneva later this year.

Sharp, a 25-year-old midfielder, was selected following trials at Knaresborough in North

2017-03-27 16:11
Matthew Dudley brace guides Kendal Town to Burscough win

MATTHEW Dudley's brace guided Kendal Town to a comfortable 3-1 win at bottom of the table Burscough on Saturday afternoon.

Dudley opened the scoring after 33 minutes before Sam Bailey doubled the lead two minutes later. Phil Bannister pulled a goal back for the hosts at the start of

2017-03-27 12:53
UPDATE: Man bailed on suspicion of murder following fatal Kendal fire

A MAN has been bailed on suspicion of murder following a fatal house fire in the early hours of Mother's Day morning in Kendal. 

Emergency services were called to a report of a house fire on Stramongate at the centre of town at 2.40am. 

A 67-year-old woman, who lived in the

2017-03-27 12:53
Seven tries give champions Kirkby Lonsdale win number 23 over Altrincham Kersal

NORTH One West champions Kirkby Lonsdale got back to business after celebrating securing promotion with an emphatic 46-13 win away at Altrincham Kersal.

Two weeks on from cementing the title, the runaway leaders scored seven tries in the blistering sunshine at Stelfox Avenue to inch

2017-03-27 11:47
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Spain benefit from video referee in victory against France

Video replays took centre stage as Spain beat France 2-0 in a friendly at the Stade de France.

German referee Felix Zwayer made full use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system being trialled by FIFA as an opening goal for the hosts was disallowed for offside, while an incorrect flag

today 00:19
Anthony Joshua: Spell at Nigerian boarding school was good for me

Anthony Joshua will be Britain’s highest-profile fighter when he faces Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley next month, but he was very nearly lost to a boarding school in Nigeria.

The IBF heavyweight champion, whose full name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, joined his Nigerian mother

today 00:19
Welsh wife of Elysee hopeful Francois Fillon handed ‘fraud’ charges

The British wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed.

Penelope Fillon, who originally comes from Abergavenny in Wales, was charged with “misuse of public

today 23:13
UK set to begin ‘momentous journey’ to life outside EU

Britain will take the first step on its “momentous journey” to a future outside the European Union when Theresa May launches divorce proceedings that will bring to an end a relationship of more than 40 years.

The Prime Minister has signed the letter that starts the formal exit

today 23:13
Donald Trump signs order to roll back Barack Obama’s ‘clean’ energy plan

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.

The move makes good on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP/PA)

The order

today 22:07
In pictures: Duchess of Cambridge dazzles guests at gallery event

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the National Portrait Gallery for a glittering reception.

Video: The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the National Portrait Gallery @NPGLondon dressed in a Temperley gown. pic.twitter.com/WlngB9gnMA

— Catherine Wylie (@wyliecatherine) March

today 22:07
Theresa May issues unity plea as she prepares to trigger Article 50

Theresa May will urge the country to “come together” as she prepares to trigger the formal process for Britain’s divorce from the European Union.

The Prime Minister will call for Leave and Remain supporters to put the referendum behind them and make a success of Brexit as

today 22:07
Fabian Cowdrey leaves Kent by mutual consent

Kent have announced the departure of Fabian Cowdrey.

The 24-year-old, whose father Chris and grandfather Colin played for both Kent and England, has left the club by mutual consent.

Canterbury-born Cowdrey advanced through the Kent Academy and made his first-class debut for the

today 22:07
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today 22:07 In pictures: Duchess of Cambridge dazzles guests at gallery event
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yesterday 18:49 Holyrood’s backing for new independence vote must be respected: Nicola Sturgeon
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yesterday 18:49 Singers tune up for double helping of glorious choral works
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yesterday 17:43 Kendal classmates reunite after 70 years
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yesterday 16:37 EU wants to negotiate over Brexit in ‘fair and friendly way’
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