Thursday, 6 June 2013

Stuck in the mud

Lots of danger, excitement and ancient history in this week's soaraway Westmorland Gazette.

The front page is dominated by tales of daring rescues from the Morecambe Bay quicksands. These are getting more frequent as man-made climate changes causes a pronounced shift in local weather conditions. Even so, both the coast guard and Queen's Guide, Cedric Robinson, were scathing about walkers heading onto the Sands without a guide. The latest rescue of two girls took 45 minutes and a lot of effort by the coast guard.

If you want to explore Morecambe Bay, go on a guided walk.

Elsewhere, doubts are being raised about plans to expand the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks and the concomitant increase in bureaucracy.

And Kendal Museum is to host the UK's first exhibition about the long-extinct dodo.

So, dear gentle reader (and Ian), imagine the scenario: Due to an unexpected win in the even less-expected editorial lottery, you find yourself as the editor of The Westmorland Gazette. Have you got what it takes? Can you pick the right cartoon for the front page?

Make your selection in the comments box below and then spring nimbly over to my website and see if you were right. Remember, there may be prizes.*

* but probably won't.

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