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Friday, 29 August 2014

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Dalton Leisure centre full steam ahead after grant for boilers

50059133B000 BOSSES at a popular leisure centre in Dalton are celebrating after they secured £36,000 in grants to replace a 27-year-old boiler system.

Axing subsidies for Cumbria bus services ‘terrible’ move

BUS services which carry out more than 45,000 passenger journeys in Cumbria every year are facing the axe.

Slices of Barrow social history go under hammer at auction

AN historic Barrow cinema and a social club will both go under the hammer at an auction in Ulverston.

Cumbria man charged with attempted rape after alleged attack on girl aged nine

A 26-YEAR-OLD Cumbria man has been charged with attempted rape in relation to an alleged attack on a nine-year-old girl.

Walker dies on Lake District mountain

A MAN has died after collapsing on a Lake District mountain today.

Evening Mail boss accepts Barrow MP’s Ice Bucket Challenge

EM Jonathan Lee ice bucket challenge EVENING Mail managing director Jonathan Lee braved the Ice Bucket Challenge after accepting a nomination from Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock.
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Barrow MP John Woodcock takes part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

EM Woodcock ice bucket challenge grab BARROW MP John Woodcock took the plunge by performing the Ice Bucket Challenge accompanied by Labour MP for Wirral South, Alison McGovern.
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Tributes to Barrow AFC striker and Vickerstown bowler Billy

S45409BB.jpg TRIBUTES have been paid to Billy Quinn – a fine all-round sportsman who shone at cricket and football in the 1970s. (4 comments)

Furness fisherman lands rare catch

S45631BB IT may not exactly be a monster, but for a Furness angler landing a small but rare scaldfish was a memorable catch.

Owners to sell Lake District pub after tragic death of mum

Emma Jones and Simon Cole

THE daughter of a woman who died in a tragic accident has revealed plans to move away from the Lake District because the area brings up too many painful memories.

Donation will provide safe haven for Barrow boy to play

EM Lake District Farmers Armstrong family charitable fund logo A DONATION of £1,000 will help improve the life of a sight-impaired Barrow child.
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BIG DEBATE: Views on Sunday trading

0558887 SUPERMARKETS are divided over whether to extend trading hours on a Sunday, despite new data suggesting that after 20 years of restricted trading consumers want the laws to be relaxed. We asked if there was an appetite for Sunday trading locally.

Action group formed to fight Barrow road being closed to vehicles

50009178B003 A CAMPAIGN to prevent a road from closing, effectively rendering a tourism hotspot unsafe, is gathering momentum. (12 comments)

Police attend emergency at Barrow town centre toilets

IMG_3276.jpg THREE police vans raced through Barrow town centre to attend an incident at public toilets yesterday lunchtime. (4 comments)

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Enthusiastic volunteers sought to pick up litter from Barrow shoreline

EM Big Clean 2014 homepage ANOTHER Barrow beach clean is being organised as part of the Big Clean to follow up on recent successes.

FOOD REVIEW: Farmers Arms, Lowick

S45446BB.jpgds THIRTY summers ago I spent a marvellous few months working behind the bar at the Farmers Arms in Lowick, which was run at the time by the legendary and hugely popular Philip Broadley

Train survey

50038913B001 Commuters will face a 3.5 per cent increase to regulated rail fares next year. We're asking our readers to take part in a short survey to give their opinions about rail services.
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Evening Mail reaches Barrow Food Bank fundraising target - thanks to your help

EM Tonne of tins appeal logo AN EVENING Mail campaign has smashed its target by raising and collecting one tonne of food to feed struggling families over the summer holidays.

Reaching Out

EM Reaching out logo THE Evening Mail’s Reaching Out campaign is seeking to raise £70,000 for St Mary’s Hospice.
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Win your wedding

A0378009 You could win a wedding worth £25k from the Evening Mail and Abbey House Hotel and Gardens.
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On-street parking charges FAQ

EM Parking campaign logo teaser Cumbria County Council voted to introduce on-street parking charges following huge cuts to its funding. The Evening Mail is backing the Reverse the Charges campaign to abandon the plans - but here we publish the council's full Frequently Asked Questions document (1 comment)

Health Matters

EM Ben Merriman BEN Merriman MPharm(Hons) MRPharmS, pharmacist with the local and independent Murray group of pharmacies, talks about the condition osteoporosis, those likely to be affected by it and how to reduce risks associated with its development

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