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Thursday, 05 March 2015

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News, travel and weather for Furness and South Cumbria - Thursday March 5

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YOUR Furness and South Cumbria news, travel and weather briefing for Thursday March 5.

Barrow Poundworld opens today to take on rivals Poundland

POUNDWORLD has pledged it will be the "best discount shopping experience" in Barrow ahead of its opening today. (6 comments)

Crew deals with Barrow allotments fire

walney fire A CREW extinguished a large rubbish fire at a Barrow allotments last night.

Barrow pupils, parents and teachers encouraged to give views on aspirations for study

Jay James at St George A GROUP of primary schoolchildren are encouraging people across the community to take part in their aspirations survey.

Ground-breaking leadership project for primary pupils to be launched

A GROUND-BREAKING leadership project for Furness primary schoolchildren will be launched on Friday.

Ulverston mobile phone driver fined

A WOMAN from Ulverston who was caught using a mobile phone while driving on one of south Cumbria’s busiest roads has been fined by magistrates. (1 comment)

Barrow driver who failed to give details handed six penalty points

A DRIVER who failed to provide his information after an accident has been given six penalty points.

Ukip Barrow candidate in election limbo

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UKIP'S Barrow and Furness candidate is anxiously awaiting confirmation over whether he is able to stand in the general election. (9 comments)

Barrow councillors agree tax freeze

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A FREEZE in council tax was approved last night as rival politicians argued over the merits of a local authority’s budget for the coming year. (1 comment)

Top boxers add punch to Barrow charity night: with picture gallery

50074128B000 SOME of Britain’s finest fighting talent was in town last Friday – but charity was the biggest winner at Davy Trengove’s big boxing bash.

Boxer Crolla's Barrow pub adventure

50074128B005 ANTHONY ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla unexpectedly found himself spending a few quid in one of Barrow’s popular Friday night watering holes.

Reid ready for Barrow AFC return

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IZAK Reid cannot wait to throw himself back into action to boost Barrow AFC’s title bid and his personal goal of earning first promotion. (1 comment)

Eleven babies and one mother died unnecessarily at Furness General Hospital - report

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IN Barrow’s “dysfunctional” and “dangerous” maternity unit, bosses and midwives conspired to cover up “major” failings - an investigation has found. (16 comments)

Dalton father speaks out over how preventable his son's death was after Morecambe Bay Investigation

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A DALTON father who fought a long campaign to discover the truth about why his newborn son died following treatment at Furness General said today he felt "deeply sad, angry and vindicated all at the same time". (1 comment)

Comic Relief in South Cumbria

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GET red-y for an action-packed series of events planned for Comic Relief 2015.
• The Evening Mail hopes to cover as many events as possible on Red Nose Day, so if you’re planning to do something funny for money, phone 01229 840230 or email jo-anne.davies@nwemail.co.uk

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Top Pet 2015

ENTRIES for this year’s fun and fabulous Pet Stop Top Pet competition, this year sponsored by Alexander Vet Centre, in Hartington Street, Barrow, are pawing in already after just one week.
All you have to do to enter is send in your favourite picture or video along with the name, breed and age of your pet to pets@nwemail.co.uk

Click here for more information

Trust donation will allow Barrow deaf charity to stage new sessions

EM Lake District Farmers Armstrong family charitable fund logo A CHARITY which supports deaf people will put on new sessions – thanks to the latest £1,000 donation from a trust set up in memory of a popular businessman.
Would you like to apply for your organisation to receive £1,000? Click here to apply

BIG DEBATE: Would BID be worth the cost?

0272561 BUSINESSES in Ulverston have received ballot papers ahead of a referendum over the creation of a new Business Improvement District. Should businesses vote “yes” to the BID and pay 1.25 per cent extra to fund improvement projects?

Young mother and baby lucky to be alive

S60828BB BOTH Cleo and kitten Nigel are extremely lucky to be alive at all, yet alone being in their current state of extremely healthy and thriving.

Affectionate Staffie Pepsi deserves her own forever home

S60831BB THIS is the lovely face of Staffordshire bull terrier Pepsi who has been in the care of the RSPCA for more than nine months.

These girls can...take on roller derby

50074035B000 AS women across the borough demonstrate they can enjoy exercise through the Barrow This Girl Can campaign, this week the roller derby girls share their love for their chosen sport, reports JO DAVIES

Eye Health

S79497B IF you’re seeing wiggly lines or spots in your vision from time to time, then it’s likely you are experiencing floaters.

Tears as dedicated Barrow tutor receives Evening Mail Bouquet of the Week

50073179B001 A DEDICATED Barrow tutor who always puts her students first burst into tears when she received the Evening Mail’s Bouquet of the Week.

WEDDING ALBUM: Claire Slater and John Bunting

EM Wedding album - Claire Slater and John Bunting/S60258BB.jpg CLAIRE SLATER, 41, originally from the West Midlands, and John Bunting, 49, originally from Norfolk, but both now living in Ulverston, married at Clarence House Country Hotel, Dalton

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FOOD REVIEW: Dolly Blue Bar and Grill, Whitewater Hotel, Backbarrow

S60809BB THERE are certain firsts in life which you never forget. Your first kiss. The first time your dad took you to a football match. The first birth of your first child.

TRAVEL REVIEW: Sweden, Norway and Denmark food tour

S60763BB HOME to some of the world’s most innovative restaurants, the Nordic regions are a foodie’s heaven. KAREN BOWERMAN picks her perfect dishes on a whistle-stop tour through Sweden, Norway and Denmark

Pet pictures

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Send us your pet pictures and we will include them in this online gallery.
Click here to find out how

Please note that images submitted to this gallery WILL NOT be entered into our Top Pet competition.

To enter email your favourite picture or video along with the name, breed and age of your pet to pets@nwemail.co.uk

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