South Lakeland, England Newswire

South Lakeland, England Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for South Lakeland, England.

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  1. Campaign launched to find more foster carers in South LakelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A KENDAL family says that fostering has not only changed the lives of the children they care for, but their own lives, in Cumbria County Council's latest fostering campaign. The county council supports 51 fostering households in Kendal and the South Lakes, but with close to 700 children in care across Cumbria, there is an urgent need for more people to come forward to offer safe and caring homes to local children in the south of the county.

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  2. New fairy trail at South Lakeland farm help youngsters notice natureRead the original story

    Monday Sep 17 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A NEW fairy door flower trail at a South Lakeland farm will help youngsters track the effects of weather and climate change on nature. Children visiting the National Trust's 341-acre Low Sizergh Farm can now enjoy a new addition to the farm trail - a dell of 12 tiny fairy doors.

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  3. Gazette launches new campaign to give carers a much-needed respite breakRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 15 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A KENDAL couple who have been married for more than 40 years but who had their lives irreversibly changed three years ago following a shock diagnosis are backing the Give Them A Break campaign. Chris Davis had been a 'perfectly' healthy man who had 'never had a day off in his life' prior to being told that he had sporadic inclusion body myositis .

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  4. Everything you need to know about tonight's Kendal's Torchlight CarnivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    Founded in 1970, the event has become firmly rooted in Kendal's heritage and attracts thousands of visitors to the town each year. This year's carnival starts today when crowds will gather as the sun goes down to watch the procession, which involves local businesses, schools, organisations and clubs, features decorated floats, dancing troupes and marching musicians.

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  5. Concerns raised over six new homes planned for HevershamRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    FRIENDS of the Lake District has described six new homes planned for Heversham village as "an unacceptable intrusion into open countryside". Cumbria County Council is seeking consent for two affordable houses and four open-market dwellings on 0.48 hectares of grazing land off Park House Drive.

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  6. Stories from the Gazette in years gone byRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    The latest addition to the natural history department of Kendal Museum is a small set of shells from New Caledonia. These shells, which have been presented by Mr W.H. Heathcote, were a gift to him from the late E.L. Layard, who for 15 years was British Consul in New Caledonia.

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  7. Cumbrian causes receive charity boostRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    Charitable causes across the county have received a financial boost of more than 180,000 in support of their projects. Cumbria Community Foundation's recent grants panel approved 28 applications from community groups, supporting a wide range of activities including counselling for people with mental health issues, tackling bullying and training for young volunteers.

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  8. Government trial to help support South Lakes adultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A NEW one-year government trial will help support South Lakeland adults that are in low paid employment to access college courses. Adults who earn less than 15,736.50 per year, can study a range of government-funded courses absolutely free.

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  9. 'Disabled are treated as second class citizens': Users slam changes to Kendal parkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    Disabled parking bays at Market Square in Kendal will be removed and placed in Stricklandgate...05/09/2017..JON GRANGER. THE controversial changes to disabled parking in Kendal town centre were implemented on Monday, provoking anger from users who have slammed the new system.

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  10. LETTER: Kendal faces retailing challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    DID other readers notice the irony of your report 'Shops are filling up in Kendal' being placed next to 'Kendal's New Look will close its doors'? . Elsewhere there are reports of Argos and Carphone Warehouse moving from the Westmorland Shopping Centre to out of town locations.

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  11. Hindu leaders want to scatter the ashes of cremated loved-ones on WindermereRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    Devotees of the world's oldest religion want to install an altar-style platform and build a link road to the lake shore to disperse the ashes of their loved ones on the water. Over four decades, Hindus of the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi faith have considered the waters of Windermere to be as purifying as those from holy rivers in India, such as the Ganges.

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  12. Kendal gets ready for its annual Torchlight CarnivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    Founded in 1970, the event has become firmly rooted in Kendal's heritage and attracts thousands of visitors to the town each year. This year's carnival starts on Friday, September 14 when crowds will gather as the sun goes down to watch the procession, which involves local businesses, schools, organisations and clubs, features decorated floats, dancing troupes and marching musicians.

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  13. New walk will celebrate gin and other spirits in CumbriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    SOUTH Lakeland is set to feature in a long-distance walking book celebrating the spirit-making heritage of the area. Two women, who had never previously met, have created a new long distance footpath around Cumbria starting in Ulverston and culminating in Whitehaven.

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  14. LETTER: Thanks for cutting the grass at Kendal CastleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    MY LAST letter to The Westmorland Gazette was very critical of the maintenance of the Kendal Castle grounds. Credit where it's due, however, so congratulations to Helen and Nicola of the Kendal Town and South Lakeland councils for finding enough in their tiny budget to pay for the cutting of the long grass around the castle every year.

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  15. Devolution idea to be 'worked on' - says county council leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A MEETING to discuss whether or not Cumbria could be run by just one council will be held later this month. Council officers have been working on proposals after Stewart Young, leader of Cumbria County Council, took the idea to a top-level meeting.

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  16. Support for Grange Lido campaign from around the countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A CAMPAIGN to bring a derelict art deco South Lakeland lido back into use has won support from similar projects across the country. Grange Lido closed its doors in 1993 and although owners South Lakeland District Council are planning on investing nearly 2m to save the grade II listed structure, its plans do not include restoring swimming to the site.

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  17. Councillor: County needs a devolution dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A SOUTH Lakes councillor has urged the leader of Cumbria County Council to support a devolution deal for the county which would unlock hundreds of millions of pounds in new investment. Cllr James Airey encouraged the local authority's leader, Cllr Stewart Young, to back the re-start of negotiations on more local control for Cumbria, which were abandoned by five of the county's seven local authorities in 2016.

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  18. Wolves to return to Lake District in form of fell runnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    AN interactive game set in the South Lakeland countryside, which will see fell runners recast in the role of a pack of wolves, is set to be one of the highlights of this year's Lakes Alive festival. Inspired by the local legend of the last wolf and the natural history of the south Lakeland landscape Wolves is the brainchild of Bristol based artists Ruth Essex and Simon Evans.

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  19. Inspirational man to abseil into largest cave system in the UKRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    A MAN diagnosed with two diseases that have left him almost completely paralysed plans to abseil into one of the largest cave systems in the UK for a South Lakeland charity. Jason Liversidge, 42, was diagnosed with Fabry Disease in November 2012 and Motor Neurone Disease nine months later.

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  20. Nobles Rest officially reopens following revampRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    Nobles Rest in Kendal was closed for six months to allow work on new drainage and pathways as part of a community-led enhancement project. To mark the completion of the first phase of improvement work, a formal opening celebration was organised with music and fun for all the family.

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