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former county, N England. In 1974, Westmorland became part of the nonmetropolitan county of CumbriaCumbria,
county (1991 pop. 486,900), 2,635 sq mi (6,826 sq km), extreme NW England. The county stretches from the Morecambe Bay to Soloway Firth along the Irish Sea coast.
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a former county in Great Britain, in England; located primarily in the Cumbrian Mountains. Area, 2,000 sq km. Population, 72,700 (1971). The main city is Kendal. Westmorland is primarily an agricultural area. Sheep are bred on natural pastures. The new administrative reorganization of 1973–75 placed Westmorland within the county of Cumbria.

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(until 1974) a county of NW England, now part of Cumbria
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Mr Johnson hinted he was confident of winning the Tory crown when reminded he had promised to come to the Westmorland Show in September.
Westmorland, of New Lodge, Broadfield, Southwaite, Carlisle, appeared in the dock at Dumfries Sheriff Court and admitted causing distress and alarm at the Serenity Beauty Salon in Dumfries in November by directing sexual comments to the woman without her consent.
"Westmorland Court was a familiar landmark in the town but there were concerns about both its outdated structure and health and safety aspects that would have required considerable updating, so the decision was made to demolish it.
Westmorland Court would have required millions of pounds' worth of investment to bring it up to the required standard as well as the installation of additional fire safety measures, prompting the authority to take the decision for demolition.
While the small street remained cordoned off, there was only a limited police presence on Westmorland Road, with a handful of officers protecting the scene.
Westmorland MP Tim Farron said losing the 12-bed ward was "unacceptable" and called for it to be upgraded instead.
It takes place at 7pm on Thursday October 3 at Wyken Community Centre in Westmorland Road.
The Westmorland of Apethorpe archive, on loan to Northamptonshire County Council's record office since the 1950s, will be bought for the public after the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) announced a grant of pounds 650,000 to help buy the documents.
In a distressed state, he then apparently tried to check himself into Westmorland Hospital in Kendal, Cumbria.
RUGBY UNION: Cheshire look to take another step towards regaining their top County Championship status tomorrow when they journey to Aspatria to take on Cumberland and Westmorland.

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