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X Factor contestant’s amazing singing talent gets Barrow dad’s vote

S51220BB SIMON Cowell has been dubbed “Dad 2” by The X Factor’s Jay James Picton – but his actual dad, Terry Picton, originally of Barrow Island, has told how very proud he is of his son.

Two Cumbria brothers sentenced to over 12 years for GBH and ABH

Martin Thompson TWO brothers from Cumbria have been sentenced to over 12 years for GBH and ABH.

Beached buoy removed from Walney

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REMOVING a huge wind recording device was a breeze for a team of workmen equipped with a heavy duty crane, two diggers and flatbed truck.

Drug policy survey

EM Drug policy There is "no obvious relationship" between tough laws and levels of drug use, a Home Office report has suggested. The Evening Mail is asking people's opinions on drugs and their legal status in an online survey.
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Barrow dad killed in street attack a lifesaver


A “GENTLE GIANT” who saved the lives of five people when his parents agreed to donate his organs after he was killed in a brutal street attack has been honoured. (1 comment)

Cartmel lands more high-class races

P26285.jpg CARTMEL will host a series of the biggest and richest races in its history next year.

Windermere ace into golf's world top 100

S48598BB.jpg ACE-IN-THE-HOLE Adam Chapman has risen into the world’s top 100 amateur golfers after a year to remember.

Barrow couple win £1m


WHEN Barrow man Steve Belcher was told he had won a £10,000 prize by an insurance firm, he thought it was a dream come true – until the cash was cruelly snatched away. (4 comments)

Find the best half term events

0508049 Cumbrialive.co.uk has compiled an interactive map featuring spooky Halloween happenings and spectacular firework displays.
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Halloween costumes

EM Halloween costumes 2014 - Robert Wood TONIGHT is Halloween and we want to host an online gallery of kids in costumes.
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BIG DEBATE: Is the TV licence worth the money?

A0540634 The debate of whether viewers get value for money from their TV Licence Fee raised its head at a BAFTA event this week, with a top MP describing it as ‘worse than the poll tax’ (1 comment)

Eye Health

S79497B OPTOMETRIST at Specsavers in Barrow, JULIE DIXON, looks at how lifestyle choices can affect your eyesight

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Kind £1,000 donation will help Dalton girl to watch the world go by

EM Lake District Farmers Armstrong family charitable fund logo A LITTLE girl who loves watching the world go by can now do so protected from the elements thanks to a charitable trust giveaway.

Dalton widow who devotes time to hedgehogs up for Love Barrow prize

Love Barrow awards article logo A DALTON wildlife-lover who tirelessly dedicates her time to nursing injured and ill animals back to health has been put forward for an accolade for her hard work.

FOOD REVIEW: Langdale Chase Hotel, Windermere

S51088BB WE all have special places which hold significant memories for us: homes, schools, offices and places where we have held particular celebrations or where we have marked milestone events in our lives. Langdale Chase Hotel on the east side of Windermere is one such place for me.

TRAVEL REVIEW: Soma Bay, Egypt

EM Travel review -  Soma Bay, Egypt/S51158BB.jpg_004.jpg ICONIC images of protesters swamping the streets of Cairo have become as synonymous with Egypt as the Sphinx and sun-drenched Red Sea resorts in recent times. But with this year’s relative calm, JONATHAN HUMPHRIES went to the desert resort of Soma Bay to see whether the land of the Pharaohs can tempt the tourists back

Pet pictures

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WEDDING ALBUM: Anne Cheetham and Shaun Dixon

EM Wedding album - Anne Cheetham and Shaun Dixon/S50693BB.jpg ANNE Cheetham and Shaun Dixon married at St Cuthbert’s Church, Aldingham, on Saturday July 12

BIG NIGHT OUT: The Berry Factor

EM Big Night Out - Berry Factor/50069413B010.jpg_005.jpg A TALENT show will be singing its way into a second week to raise money for charity.

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