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Published: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:26:55 +0000

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Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, The Who, Pink Floyd and The Jam - they all played at Lancaster University

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:25:10 +0000

A MUSIC promoter who made some of the world's biggest bands from the '60s and '70s accessible to South Lakeland residents has written a book about his work.

The Bay Gateway - opened one year ago - has brought many benefits to the people of north Lancashire and further afield

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 05:07:00 +0000

Lancaster Business Improvement District (BID) Manager Rachael Wilkinson takes a look back at The Bay Gateway, one year on from its opening in October last year.

Car collides with central barrier on M6 at Carnforth

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:59:35 +0100

EMERGENCY services were called to the M6 this morning after a car collided with the central barrier. 

Exploding food on show at science shows

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:54:27 +0100

EXPLODING food will take centre stage at two free science shows which will be part of Morecambe’s Carnival weekend on Saturday,August 19.

Minutes to spare: Four saved in dramatic quicksand rescue

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:30:00 +0100

FOUR holidaymakers were minutes away from drowning after they were 'sucked' into the sands of Morecambe Bay with the rapidly-rising tide just minutes away.

Send pictures of yourself with your Easter eggs!

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:40:00 +0100

It's Easter!

HAVE YOUR VOTE: Are there too many traffic lights in our towns?

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:40:00 +0100

Recent letters to The Westmorland Gazette have debated whether or not there are too many traffic lights in Kendal.

READER'S PHOTO: Sunset over Morecambe Bay

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:00:00 +0100

This stunning image of sunset over Morecambe Bay was taken by Mark Harrison.

Business back Enterprise Zone call

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:41:53 +0000

BUSINESSES are in support of an Enterprise Zone in Morecambe and Lunesdale.

Event aims to encourage youngsters to take up science and engineering

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:37:49 +0000

SCIENCE will be centre stage at Heysham power stations as the sites and Lancaster University link up to encourage youngsters to become the nation’s future scientists and engineers.

Maintenance work begins on nuclear power reactor

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:33:10 +0000

ONE of the nuclear reactors at Heysham 1 power station in Lancashire has been taken out of service for a major maintenance programme which started on Monday, February 6.

READER'S PHOTO: Dramatic clouds over the Midland Hotel at Morecambe

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:59:00 +0000

This interesting black and white photograph of the Midland Hotel at Morecambe was taken by Westmorland Gazette reader Grahame Booth.

Send us your old photographs depicting life in the area in years gone by

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:39:32 +0000

PHOTOGRAPHS from the past can often evoke a rosy glow of nostalgia.

Village event will raise cash for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:32:32 +0000

A jumble sale and coffee morning will be held in Storth Village Hall on Saturday, February 18, to raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

630-bed student accommodation scheme approved

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:31:14 +0000

Plans to create a major new student accommodation scheme offering 630 beds across eight blocks in the centre of Lancaster have been given the green light.

Local young female students urged to consider a career in science and engineering

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:17:20 +0000

FEMALE students from across the area were treated to a VIP day at Heysham power stations as part an EDF Energy campaign to encourage more young women to consider a career in science and engineering.

READER'S PHOTO: Sunrise over Morecambe Bay

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 05:45:08 +0000

This lovely photograph of sunrise over Morecambe Bay was taken from Charney Well Lane at Grange-over-Sands by Westmorland Gazette reader Richard Harper.

Potential apprentices to learn more about Heysham power stations' scheme

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 15:43:21 +0000

YOUNGSTERS hoping to join Heysham Power Stations’ apprentice programme are being offered a chance to meet staff at an open day this Sunday (December 18) at the site’s Visitor Centre.

Send us your Halloween photographs!

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0000

Happy Halloween, South Lakeland, Furness and Eden!

LETTER: Bear Grylls praises north Lancs Scouts

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:00:00 +0100

This week is Scout Community Week and I’m super proud of the difference 16th Morecambe Scouts are making in their local community.

A-LEVEL RESULTS: Lancaster Royal Grammar

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:03:21 +0100

A and AS-level results

New role for Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:08:33 +0100

MORECAMBE and Lunesdale MP David Morris has been appointed Private Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell MP following the election of Theresa May as the new Prime Minister.

North Lancs MP David Morris welcomes astronaut Major Tim Peake back to Earth

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:27:30 +0100

NORTH Lancashire MP David Morris has met British astronaut Major Tim Peake following his months at the iNternaitonal Space Station.

Send us your great autumnal pictures!

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:00:00 +0100

Have you taken a great autumnal photograph of the Lakes, Lune and Dales?

MP David Morris visits new M6 link road

Tue, 10 May 2016 09:06:03 +0100

Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris has toured the new M6 link road being constructed between Lancaster and Heysham.

Virus warning by Ebola expert

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:16:36 +0100

A talk by a Lancaster University expert will explore what other viruses lie in wait for humanity in the wake of the Ebola outbreak.

Where to see beacons blazing tonight for the Queen's big day

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:40:00 +0100

BEACONS are to blaze on fell tops across Cumbria and church bells will ring out as towns and villages join in the celebrations for The Queen’s 90th birthday.

Which is the your favourite take-away restaurant?

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:00:00 +0000

Which is the your favourite take-away restaurant?

READER'S PHOTOS: Sunset at Morecambe

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:48:20 +0000

These photographs of sunset at Morecambe were taken by Westmroland Gazette reader Phil Parker, 62, of Kendal.

Flooding causing traffic chaos for commuters in South Cumbria

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:10:00 +0000

Flooding caused by heavy overnight rain is causing chaos for commuters this morning.

Surge in demand at Accident and Emergency departments at Furness General Hospital and Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 11:12:59 +0000

HOSPITAL bosses are urging the public to be patient after a surge in demand put accident and emergency departments at Furness General Hospital and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary under pressure.

Heysham power stations to remain open, says EDF

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 07:55:59 +0000

Two nuclear power stations in north Lancashire are to remain open, it was announced this morning.

Heysham Power Stations seeking 13 apprentices

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:39:28 +0000

EDF Energy is searching for 48 apprentices to join the company in 2016 and Heysham power stations are running an open day for those interested in applying for its 13 places.

A-level results: Central Lancaster High School

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:33:15 +0100

A*-E GRADES Brade J 4.5, Bradshaw H 4.5, Clarkson L 5.5, Clements G 4.5, Cornthwaite M 3.5, Cragg C 1, Cross H 3.5 Dawson A 4.5, Dean L 4, Dixon C 4, Duirwyn M 3, Duncan K 1.5, Hinde E 5.5, Jones A 4.5, Kashefi Attwood, P 5.5, Kovacs D 4, Kuta N 4.5, Lee J 3, Master A 5.5, McLoughlin C 4, Mohammed M 4, Munshi A 5.5, Neil C 3.5, Noone C 5.5, Ormerod R 4, Patel M 4, Patel N 3.5, Rasmussen S 4, Rawcliffe H 1.5, Rawcliffe J 4, Rawcliffe L 1.5, Roberts J 4, Robinson K 4.5, Rogerson N 5.5, Ronaghan M 4.5, Scesnuleviciute M 4.5, Schofield L 5, Schofield T 3.5, Skerratt M 4, Steel B 5.5, Taylor J 5.5, Walling-Lewis R 2.5, Weaver O 5, Weighell D 3.5, Whaley k 5.5, Wicks S 2.5, Wilson H 3.5

UPDATED: Teenager rescued in Morecambe Bay after being swept away by tide

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0100

A TEENAGER is recovering in hospital after she was swept away by the tide while paddling at Morecambe Bay.

Leighton Hall to stage two Shakespeare plays

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:10:01 +0100

The Festival Players are celebrating their 30th year of touring and during an 80-date tour of the UK, will stop at Leighton Hall near Carnforth in June and July for a double bill of Shakespeare.

VIDEO: Her Majesty the Queen in Lancaster today

Fri, 29 May 2015 13:40:00 +0100

Her Majesty the Queen has visited Lancaster today as part of her role as the Duke of Lancaster.

Lancaster University scoops award

Mon, 18 May 2015 15:27:30 +0100

LANCASTER University scooped a prestigious national award in recognition of its 'exceptional' facilities.

Top marks are given to Lancaster University

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:30:34 +0100

LANCASTER University has been ranked 15th out of 113 institutions in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

Free parking boost in Lancaster city centre

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:48:46 +0000

Parking in Lancaster city centre will now be free from 3pm in the run-up to Christmas.

Have your say on polling arrangements in Lancaster district

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:00:00 +0100

VOTERS are being asked to comment on future polling arrangements in the Lancaster City Council area.

MP David Morris attends war commemorations in north Lancashire

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:12:23 +0100

Morecambe and Lunesdale David Morris MP has taken part in a number of First World War commemorations across the constituency.

Contingency fire crews tackle Morecambe's Megazone blaze during strike

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:50:00 +0100

'CONTINGENCY' Fire Crews tackled a blaze Morecambe's Megazone Lazer Tag Centre last night whilst Fire Fighters where taking part in a national Strike.

Ward at Royal Lancaster Infirmary to be closed for afternoon visiting for two days to allow for 'deep clean'

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:40:00 +0100

AFTERNOON visiting to a hospital ward at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary is to be suspended for two days this week to allow a 'deep clean' to take place.

Family firm is going for gold

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:10:00 +0100

A LAKE District family run firm now has a fistful of gold awards for being super green.

Eric Morecambe status wins Trip Advisor accolade

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:34:26 +0100

Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris has welcomed news the Eric Morecambe Statue has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the website TripAdvisor.

North Lancs gardens to open

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0100

TWELVE gardens in Caton and Brookhouse will open to visitors over the weekend of June 21 and 22, from 11am to 5pm.

Fun ahead at Lancaster Castle

Sat, 17 May 2014 15:00:00 +0100

To mark the anniversary of Lancaster Castle’s grand gate opening in 2013, this year’s May Bank Holiday weekend promises to draw the crowds once again to the Grade 2 Listed building, with activities to be enjoyed by all the family.

37-homes plan ruling for Bolton-le-Sands

Fri, 16 May 2014 10:00:00 +0100

A NORTH Lancashire village is to get 37 new homes after a planning appeal was upheld by a government inspector.

Have your wedding report published in The Westmorland Gazette

Thu, 15 May 2014 14:00:00 +0100

If you would like a report and photograph of your wedding published in The Westmorland Gazette then contact Vicky Goodall for a wedding form.