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Friday, 30 January 2015

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News, travel and weather briefing for Furness and South Cumbria - Friday January 30

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YOUR Furness and South Cumbria news, travel and weather briefing for Friday January 30.

Record breaking apprentice intake at Sellafield Cumbria

SellafieldLtd has announced this morning that it is recruiting over 200 new apprentices.

Millom tip open after inspectors deem it safe to use

A PUBLIC refuse site affected by rising water levels will be open today after an inspection deemed it safe for public use.

Cumbria Police issue black ice warning to drivers

Black ice is affecting stretches of the A595 Muncaster and further south.

UPDATE: Road now open after car accident

The A5093 into Millom was closed in both directions at the A595 junctions, because of an accident.

Police investigate death of woman in Barrow

POLICE are investigating the death of a woman in Barrow.

Bomb disposal team called to Barrow

SPECIALIST bomb disposal experts were called today after two explosive devices were found at a Barrow business.

Man assaulted in Barrow street

POLICE have appealed for information after a man was assaulted in a Barrow street.

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)

UPDATE: Russell Brand responds to Barrow MP’s invite to Trident showdown

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AFTER a three day silence, comedian Russell Brand has responded to a challenge from Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock to visit the town and debate the future of Trident.

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)

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)

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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.
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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
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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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