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Published: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:32:26 +0000

Last Build Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:32:26 +0000


Heavy traffic in Ulverston

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:43:00 +0000

TRAFFIC is heavier than normal on Ulverston's County Road this morning (March 6).

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. 

Dream comes true for Royal Marine musician from Ulverston

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0000

A ROYAL Marines musician from Ulverston is preparing to play solo before an audience of thousands at this year’s Mountbatten Festival of Music.

Councillors seek explanation over proposed staffing changes at Ulverston Fire Station

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:42:10 +0000

ULVERSTON'S councillors are seeking explanations for the proposed changes to staffing at the town's fire station.

Council recommends refusal of Beehive development

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:20:11 +0000

MAJOR plans that promise to bring hundreds of jobs to Ulverston have been rejected by the town's council.

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).

New roundabout on the A590 will pave the way for hundreds of new Furness homes

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:09:00 +0000

THREE million pounds has been secured for the creation of a roundabout on the A590 that will pave the way for hundreds of new Furness homes.

Furore over phone mast in Ulverston

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:21:00 +0000

A BLUNDER has sparked anger on a housing estate which will now become home to a large telephone mast that residents and councillors are strongly opposed to.

UPDATED 9pm: Roads and railway lines still closed after floods; woman rescued from car roof at Grange

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:00:00 +0000

Disruption continues on local roads and railway lines following floods caused by yesterday's torrential downpours.

A590 reopened after being partially blocked both ways after incident

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:34:43 +0100

THE A590 repoened at 9.30am morning, having previously been closed due to an incident involving two vehicles.

VIEW FROM HOAD BY HELEN SHACKLADY: Are words losing their meanings?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:42:00 +0100

I HAVE read a news report that more young children are not ‘school-ready’, especially since they can’t speak in sentences. Modern mothers, though strangely not fathers, were partly blamed for being glued to their smartphones. Setting aside the fact that the phrase ‘school-ready’ is an ugly invention, implying that children are the same as oven-ready chickens, it is clearly a problem if children can’t understand their teachers or are behind in speaking. However, what kind of English we should be speaking is a can of worms. The regional dialects of England can be seen as part of a rich heritage which is disappearing. Here in Cumbria we have a whole traditional vocabulary which is in danger of dying out, and in Furness distinctive phrases which are maybe too colourful for a family newspaper. In one of his books, the shepherd James Rebanks gives a list of Cumbrian phrases and sometimes amusing translations, such as ‘Thuz not reet’ meaning ‘You are very wrong’, and ‘Thuz is a long way frae reet’ meaning ‘You are an idiot’. It is true that preserving local dialects does not make for easy communication outside its speakers. Every now and then I hear the amplified voice of the auctioneer in the livestock mart. It’s very musical, and lovely to hear but I can’t recognise a single word. My nephews always claim that when they were younger, someone tried to rob them in Glasgow but gave up in disgust when he couldn’t make himself understood. Some form of standard English is necessary so that we can all communicate. All the same, it’s a bit much when people who should know better mangle English so that words lose their ability to convey ideas or facts. Politicians can succumb to meaningless soundbites and evasion. No-one ever lies, only miss-speaks. The CEO of a restaurant chain was recently quoted as saying they were going to ‘look at the pricing architecture of the menu’ and ‘reinvigorate the value offer’. If adults talk such nonsense, children have no chance. As for me, going forward I am committed to a robust evaluation of my current offer and to cascading down fit for purpose parameters to enhance the customer experience. Alreet?

PICTURE GALLERY: Space-themed Ulverston Lantern Festival 'out of this world'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100

A FIFTEEN feet-high lantern of friendly alien ET helped ensure this year's Ulverston Lantern Festival was out of this world.

Historic walls are repaired at Ulverston

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:07:00 +0100

REPAIR work has been carried out to historic walls on Little Hoad in Ulverston.

Ulverston Victoria High School - GCSE Results

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:16:26 +0100

A*-G or 9-1; .5 denotes a GCSE Short Course pass. A second number indicates the number of passes in non-GCSE subjects including Sports Leadership, Entry Level, Functional Skills and BTEC qualifications.

£2,500 worth of damage caused to headstones in churchyard

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:50:00 +0100

FOUR headstones worth around £2,500 have been damaged at St Mary and St Michael's Church, in Great Urswick.

Latest traffic situation in South Lakes and north Lancashire

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0100


More than 200 new homes can be built in Ulverston

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0100

DEVELOPERS will contribute hundreds of thousands of pounds towards a new £6.1m roundabout on the A590 after plans to build more than 200 homes in Ulverston were approved.

300 jobs could be created as Marks and Spencer and Aldi eye up South Lakes town

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:20:00 +0100

PLANS to bring two retail giants into Ulverston in a development which could create 300 jobs have prompted concerns the town centre economy will be damaged.

Sports day held in memory of Furness boy who died after asthma attack

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:01:10 +0100

A SPECIAL day of sport was held in memory of a 'sports-mad' Furness boy at the weekend.

Sheila conquers skies to celebrate her 80th

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 12:44:13 +0100

A FURNESS pensioner fulfilled her lifelong dream by skydiving out of a plane to celebrate her 80th birthday.

Reach for the sky: Sheila marks 80th birthday with plane jump

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:10:30 +0100

A FURNESS woman diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease 12 years ago will fulfil a lifelong dream of performing a skydive at the weekend.

Taste Cumbria attracts more than 15,000

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0100

THOUSANDS of foodies visited a South Lakeland town over three days to sample the finest offerings of Cumbrian goodies.

Ulverston chef receives two Rosettes

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:26:05 +0100

A SOUTH Cumbrian chef has been recognised for his creative cooking efforts and has been awarded two AA Rosettes.

Druids welcome start of summer

Sat, 06 May 2017 13:42:27 +0100

A CEREMONY to celebrate the arrival of summer was performed at the crux of two seasons at a South Lakeland stone circle.

Charity game in memory of loved football community members

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:21:01 +0100

TWO loved members of South Cumbria's football community will be fondly remembered with a special match this Saturday.

Numbers stepping out for walking festival

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:02:24 +0100

A TEN day walking festival in a Furness town has got off on a good footing with organisers pleased with the numbers stepping out.

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.

Ulverston set to go bananas over 1940s musical

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:35:00 +0100

Ulverston aims to be first 'Healthy Town' in Cumbria

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:54:25 +0100

A SOUTH Lakeland town is seeking to be recognised by the World Health Organisation as the first 'healthy town' in Cumbria.

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.

Ulverston ready to welcome refugees

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:40:00 +0000

REFUGEES will be welcomed with open arms into a Furness town should any arrive.

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.

End of an era as the Ulverston and South Lakes Citizen publishes its final edition

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0000

TODAY marks the end of an era with the final edition of the Ulverston and South Lakes Citizen.

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.

Ulverston Town Council increases its share of the Council Tax

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:49:08 +0000

COUNCIL Tax payers living in an average household in Ulverston will be asked to contribute an extra 8.5 pence a week after the town council increased its precept to raise an additional £17,500 in revenue.

Ulverston set for more than 300 new homes

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:03:00 +0000

A SOUTH Lakeland town could soon see more than 300 homes being built after councillors unanimously approved plans.

New cafe opens at Ulverston

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:58:19 +0000

A NEW café in Ulverston is looking to kickstart customers’ January resolutions with its tasty and nutritious offerings.

Ulverston bike shop gears up for success

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:04:57 +0000

N ULVERSTON couple are hoping to tap into what they think is an ‘under served’ niche of the cycling community.

Ulverston students return to receive school prizes

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:28:14 +0000

THE achievements of pupils at a south Cumbrian school have been celebrated at the annual awards night.

Mobile network company plans to bring 4G internet to Ulverston

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:56:26 +0000

SMARTPHONE users in Ulverston could benefit from fast 4G internet if plans by network operator EE get the go-ahead.

School kicks up a real stink over dog fouling

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 10:00:22 +0000

YOUNGSTERS at an Ulverston primary school are getting the message across about the impact of dog fouling.

Have your say on Ulverston homes scheme

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:40:00 +0000

ULVERSTON residents are being asked to comment on proposals for new houses in the town.

A brolly good time had by all during third canal festival

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:08:10 +0000

THE third annual “Canal Brolly Parade” organised by Ulverston Canal Regeneration Group was a magical occasio.

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.

Send us your Halloween photographs!

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

Happy Halloween, South Lakeland, Furness and Eden!

History-inspired totems to be installed along Ulverston Canal towpath

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 17:41:39 +0000

VISITORS to Ulverston Canal will soon be able to discover more about its history and heritage thanks to a series of specially-designed totems, which are being installed along the towpath.

MEET THE JUNIOR FOOTBALL TEAM: Swarthmoor Under 14 junior football team

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:36:20 +0100

Pictured are Swarthmoor Under 14 junior football team in their new kit for the season, kindly sponsored by RfM Chartered Accountants, who have offices in Windermere, Ulverston and Barrow.

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.