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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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First day of school pictures

0500758 Tomorrow will be a proud day for families across Furness, South Lakes and Millom with a child starting school.
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£1,000 boost for Barrow Food Bank to help families

EM Lake District Farmers Armstrong family charitable fund logo A DRIVE to help a vital service cope with rising demand over the summer holidays has received a welcome donation.
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BIG DEBATE: Should soldiers who kill in war zones be put on trial?

P12687 ROYAL Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman was last year convicted of murder after he shot an injured Taliban insurgent in Afghanistan. He was sentenced to life in prison – of which he must serve a minimum eight years – because his actions were in breach of the Geneva Convention. Now a nationwide petition calling for his release has topped 77,000 signatures. We ask: Should soldiers who kill in conflict zones be tried for murder?

More experts join hunt for clues into Lake District wedding inferno


POLICE and fire officers painstakingly working to piece together what led to an inferno that killed two people at a wedding in Windermere, have been joined in their investigation by two more professional bodies. (3 comments)

Keswick to Barrow committee member drenched in Ice Bucket Challenge

EM Roy Barnes ice bucket challenge AN organiser of the Keswick to Barrow Walk was drenched by a bucket of ice cold water as part of a charity challenge.
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Barrow AFC owner-in-waiting takes part in Ice bucket challenge

EM Paul Casson Ice Bucket challenge BARROW AFC owner-in-waiting Paul Casson has completed the Ice Bucket Challenge at his Texas home.
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Big Clean 2014

EM Big Clean 2014 homepage THE Big Clean is back with a bang and we are asking residents to suggest Furness places for a summer cleaning blitz.

Readers delighted at sharing in winnings

50067182B001 EVENING Mail reader Pauline Altree struck lucky for the second time this summer by winning Tesco vouchers worth £100.

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. (21 comments)

CN Group Business Awards finalists announced

EM CN Business awards logo THE finalists for this year’s CN Group Business Awards have been chosen, and the judges say the standard is as high as ever.

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FOOD REVIEW: Francescas, Barrow

S46001BB AFTER a bank holiday weekend away – and having failed to do a ‘big shop’ recently – my fridge this week was looking distinctly like Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard. (2 comments)

TRAVEL REVIEW: Salford Quays

S46048BB WHEN it comes to marking the memory of war, Salford Quays has some great exhibitions and memorials, discovers NATALIE CHAPPLES.

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

Pet pictures

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