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Published: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 04:31:29 +0000

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Cricket club's survival could depend on new pavilion

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:41:10 +0000

A LAKE District cricket club's survival could hinge on whether or not it can construct a 'vital' new pavilion for the forthcoming season, according to its captain.

UPDATED: Public advised they can drive on Cumbria's roads with caution

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 08:00:00 +0000

THERE are hazardous driving conditions in Cumbria this morning due to snow. 

John Ruskin School, Coniston - GCSE Results

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:11:17 +0100

A*-G or 9-1 Grades Danielle Adams 9; Joshua Airey 10; Leah Albion 10; Robert Albion 9; Jack Barton 10; Simone Clarke 10; Joe Edmondson 10; Harry Elkington-Crabtree 10; Charlie Evans 7; Lucy Giles 10; Leah Grave 9; Maya Hamilton 10; Annie Hatton 10; Sam Irving 10; Charlie Kelly 10; Ethan Kirk 9; Ella-Rose Konijn 11; Chloe Lafferty 10; Cara Lakin 10; Lucas Loftus 10; Charlotte Mallett 10; Meg Narongchai 10; Imogen Orton 10; Max Postlethwaite 10; Benjamin Raines 10; Phoebe Robinson 10; Molly Southward 10; Bradley Spencer 10; Philip Steele 10; Fin Wade 9; Eleanor Weston 10; Lauren Whitticombe 10.

Bluebird artefacts given to Lakes museum

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:35:28 +0100

A SPECIAL presentation has taken place at the Lakeland Motor Museum to mark the handover of unique artefacts off the trailer which carried Donald Campbell’s famous jet hydroplane Bluebird K7.

New etched screen unveiled at Coniston in memory of speed ace Donald Campbell

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 +0100

AN etched glass screen in memory of speed ace Donald Campbell was presented to St Andrew's Parish Church and the people of Coniston.

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.

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.

Work set to start on new 'affordable' homes for village

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000

A FLAGSHIP housing scheme in Coniston will be launched at St Andrew's Youth Centre on Monday with the Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev James Newcome, president of the Mitre Housing Association, cutting the turf to mark work on the construction of ten new 'affordable' homes.

New Bluebird crash video emerges

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:10:00 +0000

UNSEEN colour footage of Donald Campbell's fatal crash on Coniston Water has come to light.

Coniston to honour speed ace Donald Campbell

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 16:43:07 +0000

A TIMETABLE for commemoration events taking place in Coniston to mark the 50th anniversary of a British speed record breaker has been announced.

Coniston volunteer honoured by Queen

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 06:11:04 +0000

A CHARITY shop volunteer from Coniston has been honoured by The Queen for his volunteer work.

Send us your Halloween photographs!

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

Happy Halloween, South Lakeland, Furness and Eden!

Incident at A590 at Greenodd involving 'hazardous material containers'

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 08:26:39 +0100

The A590 at Greenodd was closed for an hour this morning due to an incident involving a shed load of 'hazardous material containers'.

Coniston student wins law cash

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 16:50:40 +0100

A SHEFFIELD Hallam student from Coniston has become the university's first ever recipient of a prestigious Gray's Inn law scholarship.

GCSE results - John Ruskin School

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:16:46 +0100

GCSE results - John Ruskin School

Calls for improvements to A590 following spate of accidents

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0100

A SPATE of accidents on the A590 has sparked fresh concern about the state of the ‘dangerous’ road.

A-LEVEL RESULTS: Ulverston Victoria High School

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:23:11 +0100

A-level results

SEND US YOUR VIEWS: Do you think the A590 road needs to be improved?

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:37:06 +0100

There have been numerous accidents on the A590 between Brettargh Holt roundabout and Ulverston and Barrow in recent weeks.

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

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?

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.

Coniston Tourist Information Centre celebrates 10 years as a voluntary organisation

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 11:58:32 +0100

A LAKE District tourist information centre celebrated 10 years of being run as a community enterprise.

Coniston coffee firm finds ‘perfect blend’

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:57:21 +0100

A new, ethical coffee roasting company that’s been trading for just a year is now supplying the coffee for some of Cumbria’s leading tourist outlets.

Which is the your favourite take-away restaurant?

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

Which is the your favourite take-away restaurant?

Otter fears over plant clearance at Coniston

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:53:08 +0000

WORK by the National Trust to remove rhododendron from an area of land at Coniston Head has left residents fearing for the safety of otters.

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.

BAE Systems in Barrow releases latest financial figures

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 15:38:59 +0000

BAE Systems in Barrow has recorded annual profits of £1.5 billion, up by £200 million from 2014.

Project to repair footpaths on Coniston Old Man shortlisted for major award

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:35:25 +0000

A PROJECT to repair footpaths leading to the summit of The Old Man of Coniston has been shortlisted for a prestigious international award.

Filming begins for second series of Lake District-set ITV drama Safe House starring Christopher Eccleston

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:16:41 +0000

FILMING has begun for the second series of Lake District-set ITV drama Safe House.

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.

Chance to meet Lakes crime writer

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:46:04 +0100

A BOOK signing is to be held at 'Just for Ewe' Coniston Book and Gift Shop on Saturday, June 13, from 2pm to 4pm.

'Swallows and Amazons' dinghy to appear at show

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:03:08 +0100

Swallow, the boat used in the classic 1974 film of Arthur Ransome's 'Swallows and Amazons', which was filmed at Coniston Water, will be at a boat show on the Thames this weekend.

'Safe House' economic boost for Coniston

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:00:00 +0100

ITV drama ‘Safe House’ could do for Coniston what ‘Broadchurch’ did for the south coast, according to Cumbria Tourism.

National Park to sell off Lake District beauty spots

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:30:00 +0000

Beauty spots in the heart of the Lake District are to be sold-off by the national park authority, including the 'iconic' Stickle Tarn at Langdale.

Go ahead for local homes at Torver

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:12:20 +0100

A VILLAGE left ‘dying’ in winter with empty second properties has been given the green light for a nine-home development for local people.

Record number get in the swim at Coniston

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:08:10 +0100

OPEN water swimming in the Lake District shows no sign of cooling down after 500 took to the 17 degrees celsius water of Coniston at the weekend.

Former pupil to fund a new GSCE at a Lake District secondary school

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:30:00 +0100

THE generosity of a former pupil will see the launch of a new GCSE at a leading Lake District secondary school.

MP is 'optimistic' over future of Hawkshead and Coniston GP surgeies

Sat, 09 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0100

LAKES MP Tim Farron has met with health minister Earl Howe as he seeks to keep two Lake District doctors’ surgeries open.

Coniston cricketers left stumped over pavilion plan

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0100

AN OLYMPIC legacy-funded project for a new pavilion at Coniston Cricket Club has been turned down by the Lake District National Park Authority.

Splashing time for all at Coniston Regatta

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:25:08 +0100

THE fourth annual Coniston Regatta saw it grow into a full-on festival with a nautical theme.

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.

Coniston businessman offers help to local charities

Tue, 13 May 2014 12:00:00 +0100

A CONISTON businessman is giving a ‘helping land’ to Cumbrian causes.

Traithlon charity triumph at Coniston Water

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0100

EIGHT children aged from nine to 14 have smashed their fundraising target by more than £400 after completing a ‘mini triathlon.’

Send us your First World War memories

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:50:00 +0100

ALMOST every family lost a son, in nearly every street at least one house would be in mourning.

Two Lake District GP surgeries are on the edge of a 'funding cliff', says MP Tim Farron

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:40:00 +0000

THE financial ‘cliff edge’ facing two Lake District doctors’ surgeries was raised with MPs in Parliament this week.

Time to reflect on the gruelling climb up Coniston Old Man

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:00:00 +0000

This excellent photograph of Low Water Tarn, with the fells reflected in its clear water, was taken during an ascent of Coniston Old Man by Carl Thompson, of Manchester.

Rising music star Amy-Jo Clough films latest video in Coniston

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000

RISING music star Amy-Jo Clough braved the icy cold weather in Coniston to film her latest music video.

Take part in Ruskin's Quest

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:00:00 +0000

CONISTON has been trans-formed into a village of mystery as part of a quest designed for inquisitive detectives.