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Published: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:07:25 +0000

Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:07:25 +0000


Traffic queuing on the A590 due to fallen tree

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:11:04 +0000

TRAFFIC is queuing on the A590 due a fallen tree between the B5278 and the Bouth turn off, near to the Rusland Pool Hotel.

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. 

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).

Send us your Children in Need stories and photographs

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:59:09 +0000

It's Children in Need day when people all over the country come up with inventive and occasionally wacky ideas to raise much-needed fund for charities that help children.

Don't miss your free Nostalgia 2018 Calendar in tomorrow's edition of The Westmorland Gazette

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:30:00 +0000

THIS week’s The Westmorland Gazette will include a FREE 2018 Nostalgia calendar, full of great photographs of the area from times gone by.

Local soldiers are back from six-month deployment to Cyprus

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:13:51 +0100

Regular and reservist soldiers from 4th Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, have just returned from a six-month deployment to Cyprus on a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission called ‘Operation TOSCA’.

Send pictures of yourself with your Easter eggs!

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

It's Easter!

Heavy traffic in Ulverston this morning

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:44:34 +0000

TRAFFIC is reported to be 'bumper to bumper' on the A590 through Ulverston this morning.

Delays in both directions on A590 this morning due to roadworks

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:43:21 +0000

THERE are reports of very heavy traffic on the A590 at the roadworks at Lindal on the A590.

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.

Furness teacher becomes Ninja Warrior

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:20:00 +0000

ULVERSTON Victoria High School teacher Ady Pierce made an appearance on prime-time television show Ninja Warrior UK.

18-hour wait on hospital trolley for disabled woman

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:04:25 +0000

A DISABLED woman was forced to wait 18 hours on a hospital trolley for a bed as the NHS comes under growing winter pressures.

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Baby rhino born at Furness zoo

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:54:58 +0000

A FURNESS zoo received the perfect present when a rare rhino calf was born on Christmas Day.

New submarine named at Barrow

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:16:25 +0000

A FOURTH submarine in the Astute class was officially named at a ceremony in south Cumbria.

Live music show planned for Barrow

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:27:10 +0000

THE Barrow & District Disability Association will present music live from St James Church in Barrow as part of its fundraising efforts. The show will feature South Lakes Rock School’s Rock & Pop Choir and vocalist Chris Barker. It starts at 7pm on Saturday, December 10. Tickets are £7 for an adult ticket, £3 for Under 13s, and Under 5s go free.

Two outstanding local schools highlighted in Parliamentary Review

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:16:14 +0100

TWO local schools have been highlighted for their best practice in a Parliamentary document aimed at leading policymakers and executives within secondary education.

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'.

A-LEVEL RESULTS: Chetwynde School

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:21:41 +0100

Emma Bates P, GM; Lexi Fox H, E Lit, RS; Lucie Johnston A; Abigail Keen B, C, M; Lydia Knott B, C (AS); Emily McGregor ICT, RS, A; Rachael Morrell G, PE; Grady Slater B, C, M; Jordan Louise-Smith H, M, FM, FM; Alister Stewart A; Matthew Swan H, GS, RS; Alexander Tring ICT, RS; Ashleigh Widnall B, C, E Lit; Harvey Wiper C, P, M.

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.

Disruption to traffic expected in Barrow on Tuesday

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:37:18 +0100

BAE Systems in Barrow is due to transport two heavy loads by road on Tuesday (August 2).

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. 

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.

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.

South Lakes Safari Zoo to close in January, according to statement

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:10:00 +0000

THE South Lakes Safari Zoo is going 'to close its doors to the public', according to a statement issued on the company's Facebook page.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Should the UK extend its air campaign to bomb ISIS targets in Syria?

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 08:12:28 +0000

FURNESS MP John Woodcock is backing calls for the UK to extend its air campaign into Syria following the Paris terror attacks.

VIDEO: Cumbrian man becomes millionaire after trick or treat prank

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:20:00 +0000

A CUMBRIAN man was the victim of the ultimate trick and treat prank but became a millionaire in the process.

UPDATE: 'We cannot even begin to express our feeling of loss' - family pay tribute to Furness teenager

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:00:00 +0100

RELATIVES of a teenager found dead in a Furness home say his death has 'left a big hole in the family'.

50 deaths to be reviewed as the investigation into the maternity unit at Furness General Hospital continues

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:00:00 +0100

MORE than 200 mother and baby deaths have been examined and at least 50 will require further review as the investigation into the maternity unit at Furness General Hospital (FGH) continues.

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.

Barrow firm acquires Swedish firm in multi-million pound deal

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:25:28 +0000

CUMBRIAN marine services business James Fisher & Sons has acquired the Swedish company Defence Consulting Europe (DCE) for an initial sum of £3.7m – with a further £1.9m payable if turnover and profit targets are met.

Send The Westmorland Gazette your stories from the First World War

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:59:48 +0000

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

Dalton hotel and restaurant wants to extend

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000

THE Chequers Hotel and Restaurant at Dalton-in-Furness has applied to Barrow Borough Council for planning consent to extend its restaurant and create an extra four bedrooms, taking the total to 34.

'Super hospital' could be built to serve the whole of Morecambe Bay

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:10:00 +0000

A ‘SUPER hospital’ could be built to serve the whole of Morecambe Bay as the result of a healthcare review currently being carried out.

Barrow set for new community radio station

Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:00:00 +0000

OFCOM has announced the award of a new community radio licence to Candofm, for a service in Barrow and the surrounding area, aimed at 16 to 40-year-olds.

Barrow project nominated for environmental award

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:40:45 +0000

CUMBRIA Wildlife Trust’s Barrow Wildside project has been nominated for a prize in the Environmental Project category of the Love Barrow community awards.

Barrow's indoor market to get revamp

Sat, 30 Nov 2013 19:00:00 +0000

BARROW Borough Council is to invest £250,000 on refurbishment of the town’s indoor market.

Defence role for Furness MP John Woodcock

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:25:55 +0000

FURNESS MP John Woodcock has regained a place on the Parliamentary defence select committee.

Three arrested on suspicion of murder after Barrow man dies following assault

Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:17:28 +0100

POLICE have confirmed that a 28-year-old man from Barrow has died following an assault in the town.

Hygiene issues at Furness General Hospital highlighted in report

Wed, 15 May 2013 18:00:00 +0100

PATIENTS and staff at Furness General Hospital have been put at risk of cross-contamination and electrocution.

Help needed for Furness tot with rare brain disorder

Sun, 05 May 2013 09:20:00 +0100

AN APPEAL has been launched to help a youngster from south Cumbria and other disabled children get crucial help.

Barrow home run brought to an end as Kendal stock continues to rise

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:33:52 +0100

KENDAL Warriors went joint top of the league after a narrow 64-61 triumph saw Barrow Thorns lose on home turf for the first time in more than three years.

Kendal Warriors are Thorn in Barrow's side to revive title push

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000

TOP of the league Barrow Thorns travelled to Kendal on Sunday night knowing that a win would go a long way to securing the league title, but a defeat would put Kendal back into contention.

Historic coins go on display at Barrow museum

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000

HISTORIC coins dug up in Furness have gone on display at a new archaeological gallery in Barrow-in-Furness – and hundreds of people turned out at the weekend to see them.

Boost for Furness after £1.2 billion contract awarded to BAE Systems

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:34:09 +0000

PEOPLE in Furness have welcomed news that 3,000 skilled jobs will be safeguarded thanks to a new multi-billion pound deal.

Warriors lose as Barrow prove to be Thorn in Kendal's side

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:00:00 +0000

COMING off the back of a lacklustre display against Lockerbie last week Kendal Warriors were looking to get their season back on track as they faced last season’s undefeated champions Barrow Thorns.

Funding advice for South Lakes community groups this week

Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000

SOUTH Lakeland and Furness community groups can find out more about boosting their funds at a special event on Wednesday.

Peter Kay tribute hits Furness

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:21:43 +0000

A PETER Kay tribute act will help to raise funds for St Mary’s Hospice, Ulverston, tonight.