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Saturday, 23 May 2015

News, travel and weather for Furness and South Cumbria - Saturday May 23

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YOUR Furness and South Cumbria news, travel and weather briefing for Saturday May 23

Ulverston Food Festival set to showcase the best of Cumbria cuisine

50063652B027.jpg A CELEBRATION of Cumbrian cuisine is to get under way today.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes scores in sell-out Barrow charity match

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MANCHESTER United legend Paul Scholes scored a trademark goal as he entertained a bumper Barrow crowd and sent delighted fans home with photos and autographs they will treasure forever.

Search for owners of dog found on top of Lake District fell

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SOCIAL media is abuzz with efforts to trace the owners of a dog found walking on the top of a Cumbria fell.

Millom double death inquest concludes

An inquest has concluded that a Millom man unlawfully killed his mother and sister.

Super South Cumbria holiday weekend for live music

50062469B005 THE bank holiday weekend always brings a packed programme of live music and club nights, and nowhere does it better than Cumbria. KARL STEEL rounds up of some of the top gigs happening across the region

Your guide to Kidfest in Barrow - Britain's biggest children’s music festival

50067175B003 THOUSANDS of youngsters - and plenty of adults too – will be heading to the biggest children’s music festival in the country tomorrow.

‘I was totally focused - I was enjoying it’

E67431.jpg A GRANDMA from Barrow is one of an elite group of runners to have completed 10 marathons in 10 days. Sonja Foster talks to reporter JO DAVIES about what it takes to succeed in one of the UK’s most extreme running events

Health Matters

EM Ben Merriman BEN MERRIMAN MPharm (Hons) MRPharmS, pharmacist with the local and independent Murray group of pharmacies, talks about travel sickness and the range of medicinal treatments and alternative treatments available.

Welcome gift gives helping hand to cope with dyslexia in South Cumbria

EM Lake District Farmers Armstrong family charitable fund logo A CHARITY which works to help dyslexic people in their everyday lives has been given a helping hand thanks to a pioneering trust fund.
Would you like to apply for your organisation to receive £1,000? Click here to apply (1 comment)

BIG DEBATE: Has time come to change how we choose our MPs?

A0281984 REPRESENTATIVES from the Liberal Democrats, Green party, Ukip, SNP and Plaid Cymru have handed a petition calling for a fairer electoral system into Downing Street. Do you think the general election was fair? Or does the First Past The Post system need an overhaul?

These lovely cats would make wonderful pets

S67188BB EVAN is a delightful, happy and friendly young stray who has an endearing nature.

Spotting signs of dementia in animals can be difficult

A0250302_2.jpg NATIONAL Dementia Awareness Week takes place this week and aims to raise awareness and understanding of the condition.

WEDDING ALBUM: Jenni Keeble and Phillip Hutchinson

Wedding album - Jenni Keeble and Phillip Hutchinson/S67294BB.jpg JENNI Keeble, 35, a student, and Phillip Hutchinson, 38, a nursing home manager, both of Ulverston, married at Storrs Hall on Windermere, on February 28.

BOUQUET: Diana fights on despite breast cancer diagnosis

50076808B000.jpgRH A DETERMINED fundraiser who has not let a cancer diagnosis stop her on her quest to generate cash for a worthwhile cause has received the Evening Mail’s Bouquet of the Week.

FOOD REVIEW: The Wheatsheaf Inn, Brigsteer

S67667BB WHEN you type Brigsteer in a Google search the first thing that comes up is the Wheatsheaf Inn. Quite rightly so. This little pub is the heart and soul of the village. (1 comment)

TRAVEL REVIEW: Slovenia

S67693BB.jpg_012 PUFFING and panting, sweat dripping from my forehead and my backpack feeling heavier by the minute, I mentally calculate the distance to the summit.

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