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Thursday, 29 January 2015

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Major Cumbria A590 roadworks delayed for third time

A590 roadworks which will send Cumbria motorists on a 30-mile detour have been postponed for a third time due to the wintry weather. (2 comments)

Flights resumed Manchester Airport

Flights resumed at Manchester Airport but long delays due to snow fall in the North West.

GCSE and A-Level performance table for South Cumbria published

PERFORMANCE data for schools and colleges released today shows increases and dips in pass rates. (1 comment)

Lake District World Heritage Status bid gets formal backing

A BID to have the Lake District listed alongside the Taj Mahal and the Great Barrier Reef as a site of global importance has been given formal backing by councillors.

Barrow AFC winger battling back to fitness


BARROW AFC have left no stone unturned to try and ensure wing wizard Dan Pilkington is fighting fit throughout the business end of their exciting title bid.

SNOW WARNING: Met Office issue amber alert for Cumbria

E58610.jpg THE Met Office has issued an amber weather alert for Cumbria warning of potential “blizzard conditions”. (1 comment)

Barrow ASBO lout jailed after racially abusing nurse


AN ASBO lout from Barrow who becomes “Jekyll and Hyde” when he downs white cider has been jailed for eight months after racially abusing and spitting at an A&E nurse.

South Cumbria foodies could win tickets to fabulous evening


TEN deserving people and their guest will be treated to a fantastic evening of gourmet fare prepared by Michelin-starred chefs at the third annual Lake District Farmers Armstrong Family Charitable Fund celebrity chefs event.
Click here to read more and find out how to enter

Click here to read more about the Lake District Farmers Armstrong Family Charitable Fund (1 comment)

Dalton zoo boss issued with warning following licence meeting

Cumbria zoo owner David Gill at inquest -

THE boss of Dalton zoo has been issued with a warning following a behind-closed-doors meeting to determine his suitability as licence holder. (5 comments)

Pub giant responds to empty Walney building alert


A CHANCE email by a Furness resident to the boss of a national pub and restaurant chain resulted in their potential interest in a vacant building. (11 comments)

Barrow named one of the best places to take driving test

S55129BDannyharrison LEARNER drivers could be hitting the road to Furness, with a town being named as one of the best places in Britain to pass your test.
Click here to take our fun traffic sign quiz (2 comments)

BIG DEBATE: Should houses be built on community park land?

S56918BB.jpg_001 ON Monday night, Ulverston Town Council voted to support plans to build eight houses on Ford Park. Should the development be allowed to go ahead? (8 comments)

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Baby animals/Kay Hyland WE'VE got a terrific toucan, cute kittens, precious puppies and other adorable animals here in our slideshow, another reason to #nwembehappy
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Legacy of a ‘visionary’ living on as south Cumbria group receives £1,000

50071820B002 THE first of another series of 12 cheques will help fund activities, outings and support services for those living with multiple sclerosis.
Would you like to apply for your organisation to receive £1,000? Click here to apply

Together we can all banish winter blues in south Cumbria


IT’S time to ditch the despair and spread some January joy with the Evening Mail’s Be Happy campaign.
What are you doing to banish the post Christmas blues? Click here to find out how to email us your pictures, tweet them with the hashtag #nwembehappy or send them via Facebook at facebook.com/

Confidence rises as fuel price falls

S56790BB.jpg_001 PETROL prices have been slashed on forecourts in line with a dramatic fall in the price of crude oil. Reporter ALICE KERSHAW looks at the implications
Click here to fill in our fuel survey for your chance to win £50 worth of fuel

Where is cheapest petrol in south Cumbria?

asdaBarrow.jpg AS oil prices continue to fall, the Evening Mail reveals where motorists can find the biggest savings at the pumps. (1 comment)

FOOD REVIEW: The Beech Hill Hotel, Windermere

X48918 THERE was something of the secret agent about me as I stealthily leapt up the stairs from the lakeside car park to check out dining options at our venue of choice.


S57297BB HURTLING down Broadway at a rate of knots, there’s not a soul in sight as I marvel at the New York skyline.

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