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Monday, 26 January 2015

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Cumbria A590 blocked due to accident

CUMBRIA Police have warned drivers on the A590 to expect delays due to an accident which has left the major road partially blocked.

Barrow MP challenges ‘eccentric’ Russell to Trident showdown

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BARROW and Furness MP John Woodcock has challenged “eccentric comedian” and Hollywood film star Russell Brand to come to the town and have a face-to-face showdown over Trident and meet some of the BAE Systems workforce. (3 comments)

Barrow Frozen fan to win surprise visit

S58071BB MOST parents with children of a certain age are likely to have enjoyed – or endured – the high-pitched screeching and OTT hand gestures that go with a home performance of the hit film Frozen.
Click here to fill in the entry form to nominate your child to receive a home visit from Elsa and Anna

Windermere golfer in Walker Cup squad

50052092B005 ADAM Chapman has been named in captain Nigel Edwards’ initial 20-man squad ahead of the Walker Cup against the USA in September.

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)

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

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Animal slideshow

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

Tourism guide with South Cumbria attractions released

EM Cumbria tourism guide slideshow 200115/abbey-house.JPG A NEW tourism guide for Cumbria is out and it includes a number of attractions across Furness, South Lakes and Millom.
What's your favourite tourist attraction or view in Cumbria? Tweet it with the hashtag #nwembehappy for your chance to win a prize (1 comment)

Cumbria garden festival announces celebrity guest

James Wong A CUMBRIA garden festival which will be marking its 23rd show this year has announced a TV gardening personality will be this year's celebrity guest.

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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