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Unusual design choice for Gazette

The Westmorland Gazette front page has been designed as never before… Cumbria-born international artist Conrad Atkinson has created his own version, in his own inimitable style, with pithy poems and references to his obsessions, ranging from Wordsworth to landmines. It

Office move for Gazette Newspapers

Westmorland Gazette Newspapers marked a new phase in its 185-year history when it moved into new premises in the heart of Kendal. Around 80 staff have transferred to the brand-new four-storey home at 1, Wainwright’s Yard, built as part of

Evening Express announces senior appointments

The Evening Express in Aberdeen has appointed Damian Bates as deputy editor and Jonathan Lee and Richard Prest as assistant editors. Damian, (34), is currently assistant editor of Telegraph & Argus, Bradford, where he is responsible for both news and

Strikes draw to a close: Papers publish as planned

Two strikes at a series of newspapers in Lancashire and Yorkshire were drawing to a close today. Editorial staff at Newsquest’s Kendal centre were back at work after a four-day stoppage by National Union of Journalists members looking for an

Pay talks fail: Strike is on

Pay talks this week have failed to halt a planned walkout by NUJ staff, due to start on Monday at Newsquest’s Bradford and Kendal centres. In Bradford, where management has offered a two per cent increase, the strike is due

Strike action postponed

National Union of Journalists members at two Newsquest centres have postponed strike action planned for this week. Journalists at Newsquest (Bradford), publishers of the Telegraph & Argus, Keighly News, Ilkley Gazette, Craven Herald and Wharfedale Observer, had been due to

Strike action suspended

Strike action over pay was suspended before it began at Newsquest Kendal after an improved pay offer from the management paved the way for fresh talks. National Union of Journalists members at the Westmorland Gazette, Lancaster and South Lakes Citizens

Six days of strike action announced

Union members at a second Newsquest company have voted to take strike action in a bid to secure improved pay. The National Union of Journalists at Newsquest Kendal – which publishes the Westmorland Gazette, Lancaster and South Lakes Citizens, Westmorland

Gazette takes on high-tech challenge

The Westmorland Gazette and its website thisisthelakedistrict have joinedforces for an exciting new education initiative. Kendal South Lakes Education Business Partnership has provided funding for the newspaper to commission a special film for the Internet which gives pupils and teachers

New editors for Newsquest weeklies

Phil Fleming has been appointed as the new editor of the Lancaster and Morecambe Citizen. Currently group editor of the Wirral Globe and Messenger series, he will take up his new role on November 25. Phil, (pictured), is returning to

Phil prepares to leave the Globe

The Wirral Globe looks set to get a new editor as Phil Fleming prepares to leave the paper. Phil, (51), has been group editor for the Wirral Globe and Messenger series for the past three years and has worked in

Can you Spot the Dog?

Enterprising staff at The Westmorland Gazette in Kendal helped raise the profile of the newspaper at a major carnival – by dressing up as well-loved Gazette ‘character’ Spot the Dog. It was nine years ago that The Westmorland Gazette launched

Gazette takes on high-tech challenge

The Westmorland Gazette and its website thisisthelakedistrict have joinedforces for an exciting new education initiative. Kendal South Lakes Education Business Partnership has provided funding for the newspaper to commission a special film for the Internet which gives pupils and teachers

NUJ counting new members

Page 1 of 2 The campaign to get more newspapers to officially “recognise” the National Union of Journalists is having the desired affect – with membership of the union rising by 1,000 people past year. Numbers rose to around 24,000

Online voting booths in the Lake District

The Westmorland Gazette’s web site has launched its first online polling station to allow readers to vote on traffic changes proposed for Kendal. The council has a number of plans for the area which range from bus and cycle lanes

Caught in the lens

A photo printed in the Westmorland Gazette helped catch a benefits fraudster, the paper revealed this week. The case came to court after investigating officers saw the picture of a “disabled” man teaching dancing at a local club. The weekly