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Published: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:26:48 +0000

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Rocket stars at Lakes School

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:46:05 +0000

AERODYNAMICS, rocket propulsion and telemetry were all in abundance at The Lakes School in Troutbeck Bridge.

Windermere Lake Cruises scoops award

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:09:00 +0000

WINDERMERE Lake Cruises has brought a top award back to Cumbria after scooping the accolade at UKinbound’s annual Awards for Excellence.

Windermere is a big hit on Instagram

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:05:32 +0000

WINDERMERE is the sixth most 'Instagrammed' site in the UK, according to research undertaken by Expedia.

Successful year for Lake District hotel

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:01:00 +0000

The Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel in Bowness is celebrating its most successful year since opening under the Laura Ashley brand in 2014.

Parking chaos in Lakes towns costing businesses 'millions of pounds'

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:26:19 +0000

A LACK of parking in two honeypot Lake District towns is costing businesses millions of pounds in lost trade, a new report has claimed.

Windermere Ferry on-shore ticket machines to be scrapped

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:01:52 +0000

THE on-shore ticket machines for the Windermere Ferry are to be scrapped in a u-turn that follows more than a year of campaigning.

Sculpture trail could be created between Bowness prom and Windermere

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:48:41 +0100

A sculpture trail featuring wildlife from the area could be created between Bowness promenade and Windermere.

Would you like to see your wedding report in The Westmorland Gazette?

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 06:35:00 +0100

Would you like to see a report of your wedding in The Westmorland Gazette?

Windermere School - GCSE results

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:39:06 +0100


Windermere Ferry payment scheme 'improved' says county council

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:10:00 +0100

NEW ticketing ‘improvements’ have been introduced on the Windermere Ferry following complaints from passengers about the unpopular self service machines.

New £3m music bar opens in Lakes town

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:53:00 +0100

A NEW £3m bar in the heart of one of the Lake District's most popular tourist destinations has opened.

HAVE YOUR VOTE: Help us choose a name for a new beer to mark the 200th anniversary of The Westmorland Gazette

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0100

A special new beer is to be brewed to mark The Westmorland Gazette’s 200th anniversary in 2018 – and we want you to help us to name it.

Police probe unexplained death of Windermere woman

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:50:00 +0100

The unexplained death of a Windermere woman has prompted a police investigation.

Send pictures of yourself with your Easter eggs!

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

It's Easter!

See a report of your wedding in The Westmorland Gazette

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:13:35 +0100

Would you like to see a report of your wedding in The Westmorland Gazette?

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.

Tell us about your Red Nose Day events and send us your photographs

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:19:30 +0000

Ir's Red Nose Day today - when individuals, groups and businesses do the funniest things to raise vital funds to help those less fortunate than themselves as part of Comic Relief.

'Blockbuster' movie to be filmed in Lake District

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000

PART of a major new feature film starring big names from the movie world is to be shot in the Lake District next month - and local people have an opportunity to be in it!

This year's Crufts full of local success stories

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:01:57 +0000

A SOUTH Lakeland girl whose ambition is to set up a dog hotel was one of the local success stories from this year's Crufts.

Traffic wardens to focus on Windermere and Bowness

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:40:00 +0000

More traffic wardens are to patrol the streets of Windermere and Bowness and would be more pro-active in tackling inconsiderate parking, Windermere and Bowness Chamber of Trade was told in an an update from a Windermere Town Council representative.

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.

Major new history of Bowness published

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:22:00 +0000

THE South Lakes author of a major new history of Bowness has revealed that much of his book was written in Saudi Arabia.

Guesthouses team up to keep profits for Lakes businesses

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:20:28 +0000

OWNERS of Lake District bed and breakfast accommodation are rallying to regain profits taken from them by online booking agencies charging high rates of commission.

Awards triumph for Lakes chippy devastated by blaze

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:21:09 +0000

A LAKE District fish and chip shop that endeavours to cater for those with special dietary requirements has won a national award.

Success for Windermere School's young sailors

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:01:59 +0000

WINDERMERE School is celebrating strong sailing successes, with several students qualifying for UK national and northern sailing squads in RS Tera and RS Feva sailing dinghies.

Send us your Halloween photographs!

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

Happy Halloween, South Lakeland, Furness and Eden!

£10m marina plan for lake

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 09:30:00 +0000

A MULTI-million redevelopment of a holiday hotspot is set to see an area of the Lake District bounce back from the floods.

Man airlifted to hospital with serious chest injury following A590 crash. Road now open

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:10:00 +0100

A MAN in his 70s has been airlifted to hospital following a road traffic collision on the A590 near Levens.

Voters head to the polls in Windermere today

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 06:40:00 +0100

VOTERS will be going to the polls in Windermere today to elect councillors for vacant seats on Cumbria County Council (Windermere Electoral Division) and South Lakeland District Council (Windermere Bowness North).

A-LEVEL RESULTS: The Lakes School

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:58:05 +0100

A and AS-level results

Public to have say on plans for Bowness Bay promenade

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 10:48:09 +0100

PLANS to rejuvenate and 'enhance the public realm' of a top Lake District tourist destination has been put before the public for feedback.

Continued anger at ferry ticketing system

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:57:45 +0100

NEWLY-installed on-shore ticketing machines for the Windermere ferry continue to frustrate users - but changes could be on the way.

Tears of a clown as council denies permission for Bowness performer

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:07:59 +0100

A LAKE District clown has been left down in the mouth after being denied permission to perform his routine in Bowness.

Stunning images of the Lake District taken by a drone

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0100

The sky’s the limit for the founder of a new Lakeland aerial photography business, Simon Handley, who has been busy filming the Lake District from a birds-eye perspective, writes Sandy Kitching.

New weddings and events manager for historic Lake District hotel

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:23:50 +0100

A new face has joined the team at one of Windermere’s most historic lakeside hotels.

REVIEW, PICTURE SPECIAL AND VIDEO: Swallows and Amazons film has its world premiere at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0100

Swallows and Amazons: Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Met Office issues thunderstorm warning alert for Cumbria for tomorrow

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:44:04 +0100

A WEATHER alert has been issued by the Met Office warning that there is a potential thunderstorm risk from the early hours of tomorrow.

'Double Windermere speed limit' plea

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 16:20:00 +0100

A BOLD bid to bring back more water skiers to a 'declining' Windermere by nearly doubling the speed limit for power boats is being floated by lake users.

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?

£50,000 boost for plans to restore Millerground and Rayrigg Meadow

Mon, 16 May 2016 14:23:47 +0100

THE Millerground Enhancement Group community project, led by Windermere and Bowness Civic Society, has been awarded a grant of £50,000 from the South Lakeland District Council Locally Important Projects fund.

PICTURES: Beacons across area celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0100

CUMBRIANS celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday yesterday in a series of special events. 

Take a look inside Bowness' new champagne bar

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:50:00 +0100

A NEW champagne and café bar has opened in the Lake District.

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.

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Excited crowds flock to Grasmere to greet Prince Charles

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:00:00 +0000

HUNDREDS descended on Grasmere yesterday afternoon to greet Prince Charles during his day-long visit to Cumbria.

Which is the your favourite take-away restaurant?

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

Which is the your favourite take-away restaurant?

Charity concerts to aid flood victims due to take place in Kendal on Thursday and Friday this week

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:20:35 +0000

SINGING talent all the way from South Africa is set to grace Kendal Town Hall and Leisure Centre in aid of flood victims.

New drink puts Bowness venue customers under a Harry Potter spell

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:58:24 +0000

A NEW Harry Potter inspired cocktail is proving to be a big hit in the Lake District

Wi-fi plans for South Lakes towns

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 17:30:00 +0000

TOWNS across South Lakeland could soon benefit from free Wi-Fi - if private sector funding comes forward.

Highway improvement works at Glebe Road at Bowness

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:40:00 +0000

WORK started this week on highway improvements at Glebe Road, Bowness, as part of a project to make some of the Lake District’s ‘honeypot’ areas more accessible by bus, bike or car.

LETTER: Proud of the entrepreneurs who have invested in Bowness

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:55:07 +0000

I read the report about the upmarket champagne bar set to open in Bowness (Gazette, January 28, 'New bar will be unique in area')