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Published: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:01:11 +0000

Last Build Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:01:11 +0000


Costa Coffee eyeing up Eden market town

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:34:00 +0000

COFFEE giant Costa Coffee could be opening its doors in Kirkby Stephen.

Councillors to set their budget today

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000

COUNCILLORS will meet today to determine Eden District Council's budget for 2018/19 and the proposals before members includes a zero council tax rise, no cuts to services and more funding to support the sustainability of local communities. Leader Kevin Beaty said the budget the council's executive is placing before members is about helping the pound in people's pockets go as far as it can.

UPDATED: Roads closed and schools shut as snow dumped on Cumbria

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:13:06 +0000

ONE lane of the M6 is closed due to an overturned car this morning (January 18).

Safe stolen from house in rural village

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:00:00 +0000

A SAFE and its contents have been stolen from a property in an Eden village.

UPDATED: Snow causes traffic chaos: cars stuck on A590; A6 closed between Kendal and Shap

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 11:10:00 +0000

MOTORISTS are experiencing hazardous driving conditions across Cumbria due to snow.

Upmarket supermarket uses two iconic Dales pubs for festive ad

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:10:00 +0000

TWO iconic Dales pubs are the unlikely stars of a new Christmas advert for the upmarket southern retailer Waitrose.

Win ten great books in our fabulous competition

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:42:57 +0000

Today's Westmorland Gazette includes a fabulous 32-page Good Christmas Guide, which is packed full of super features and bright ideas to help you plan for the coming festive season - and there's also the chance to win ten great books in our fantastic competition.

Holidaymakers spot 'panther' like creature near Kirkby Stephen

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:55:00 +0100

A 'PANTHER' like creature has been spotted sauntering near an Eden bed and breakfast.

Kirkby Stephen Grammar School - GCSE results

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:05:36 +0100


Thieves steal copper piping from business

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:48:18 +0100

A BURGLARY has taken place overnight on Sunday, August 20, at Kirkby Stephen.

Visitors flock to Appleby Show today

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:34:55 +0100

ONE of the largest celebrations of agriculture in Eden kicked off this morning.

PICTURE GALLERY: 32 photos from local schools' prom nights

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:00:00 +0100

WITH exams over and the school term coming to a close for the summer holidays, plenty of schools are celebrating their students' successes with prom nights.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after A66 crash

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:00:00 +0100

A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a crash on the A66 yesterday afternoon

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.

New approach to encourage Eden dog walkers to pick up after their pets

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:12:28 +0100

COMMUNITY wardens will be using a stencil and chalk paint in suitable dog fouling ‘hot spots’ in Eden.

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.

Snow causing chaos on the roads this morning; several schools closed

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:22:27 +0000

Snow is causing chaos on the roads this morning.

UPDATE: Woman, 26, dies after A6 crash

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:40:00 +0000

A WOMAN has died after a crash on the A6 this morning.

Cumbrian school placed into special measures

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:50:00 +0000

A SECOND Cumbrian school has been placed into special measures by Ofsted amid fears that its unsecured grounds pose a safety risk to pupils.

READER'S PHOTOS: Tornado steams along Settle-Carlisle line

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:19:43 +0000

These photographs of the locomotive Tornado were taken last week at Appleby by Westmorland Gazette reader Tornado at Appleby by Robert Mason.

Man suffering cardiac problems flown to hospital

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:51:25 +0000

AN ELDERLY man suffering from cardiac problems had to be flown to hospital yesterday (Thursday, February 2,) the Great North Air Ambulance Service has said.

UPDATED: A66 westbound near Brough reopened after traffic incident

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:27:36 +0000

One lane of the A66 westbound was blocked after a one-vehicle accident near Brough in the Eden Valley.

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.

UPDATE: M6 now clear after two-vehicle accident near Junction 37

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:40:00 +0000

THE ROAD is reported clear following a two-vehicle accident between M6 J37 (Sedbergh) and Kinn Road this morning.

Special 16-page pull-put supplement marking one year since the floods in today's Westmorland Gazette

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:53:00 +0000

Today's Westmorland Gazette includes a special 16-page pull-out supplement to mark one year since the devastatiing floods that hit the South Lakes and Eden areas during Storm Desmond.

Bid to save 'vital' bus service

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:50:00 +0000

A NEW operator is being sought by campaigners trying to save a ‘vital’ Eden bus service.

UPDATE: M6 has reopened after earlier traffic incident

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:00:00 +0000

The southbound M6 has reopened between J38 at Tebay and J37 near Sedbergh following an earlier traffic incident.

Send us your Halloween photographs!

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

Happy Halloween, South Lakeland, Furness and Eden!

GCSE results - Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:44:22 +0100

GCSE Results - Kirkby Stephen Grammar School

Eden’s Leader welcomes new PM and thanks Cameron for supporting Cumbria

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:46:44 +0100

Eden District Council Leader Kevin Beaty has publicly thanked outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron MP for his support for Cumbria and his work to get Britain through the global financial crisis.

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?

HGV driver taken to hospital after accident closes M6 southbound

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:29:00 +0100

The M6 southbound carriageway is closed between Junction 39 at Shap and Junction 38 at Tebay following a serious accident.

Appleby Horse Fair under the spotlight at meeting

Wed, 18 May 2016 16:13:24 +0100

RESIDENTS are being invited to discuss plans for this year’s Appleby Horse Fair.

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. 

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?

Cumbria shivers at -7.6 °C last night

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:13:03 +0000

It was a very cold in Cumbria last night - the Met Office reports that the temperature got down to -7.6 °C at Shap!

Specialist flood restorers working at Appleby church praise 'resilient British character' of flooded Cumbrian folk

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:03:03 +0000

SPECIALIST restorers who are drying out flood-hit Kendal homes, Cumbrian businesses and Appleby's historic church have praised the "resilient British character" of people they are helping.

IN PICTURES: Trains cancelled, schools closed and Glenridding Hotel flooded again as rain batters Cumbria

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:40:00 +0000

SCHOOLS have been shut and roads flooded as Storm Jonas lashes Cumbria.

As You Like It to be screened in Kirkby Stephen to raise funds from the Cumbrian Flood Recovery Appeal.

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:50:00 +0000

KIRKBY Stephen Film Club is set to screen As You Like It from Shakespeare’s Globe to raise funds from the Cumbrian Flood Recovery Appeal.

Eden MP Rory Stewart visits Warcop to look at the damage caused by the recent floods

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:19:16 +0000

PENRITH and the Border MP Rory Stewart visited the village of Warcop to look at the damage caused by the recent floods.

144 job vacancies in today's Westmorland Gazette

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:50:00 +0100

Job seekers have even more reason to buy The Westmorland Gazette.

Center Parcs at Whinfell Forest has a new owner

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:55:25 +0100

THE Canadian property giant behind the takeover of Canary Wharf has won the race to buy Center Parcs including the Whinfell site near Penrith.

Kirkby Stephen mountain rescue volunteer retires

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:05:45 +0000

MOUNTAIN rescue volunteer Gordon Kay has retired after 30 years' service with the Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team.

Cumbrian brothers set sights on world first to swim the 145km-long River Eden

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:55:10 +0000

THREE brothers are taking on a world first challenge by swimming the entire 145km length of the River Eden.

Strike by trolley service workers on Settle to Carlisle railway line

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:30:11 +0000

TROLLEY staff on the historic Settle to Carlisle railway line took part in a one-day strike in a row over a planned compulsory redundancy.

UPDATE: Kendal woman, 76, dies after car leaves road near Shap

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:30:00 +0000

A 76-year-old Kendal woman has died today following a one-vehicle crash on the A6 near the Shap Wells Hotel.

Rock legend Robert Plant calls in to Brough pub

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:50:00 +0000

A LED Zeppelin fan found himself face-to-face with his hero, Robert Plant, during Sunday lunch at an Eden pub.

Campaign to help cut landfill in Eden

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0100

A CAMPAIGN is being launched in Eden to get recycling back on the household agenda.