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Saturday, 20 September 2014

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Barrow team miss out on £12,000 prize on TV quiz show

A BARROW team missed out on a £12,000 prize on a TV quiz show tonight.

Walney Central defeat Dalton in Barton Townley Cup final


BARTON Townley Cup holders Walney Central have retained the trophy after a sensational 30-10 win over a brave Dalton at Craven Park.

Cumbria man jailed for over four years for threatening man with a gun and other offences

NICKY30510HORSFALL.jpg Nicky Horsfall, aged 31 from Hillcrest, Northside Road, Workington has been sentenced to a total of four and a half years at Carlisle Crown Court today (19th September 2014) for threatening a man with a gun, racial abuse and possession of extreme pornography.

ELEVEN people arrested in a South Cumbria crime crackdown


Officers from several departments have focused on this crime type in the south Cumbria area, especially in Barrow. The operation followed concerns and intelligence raised by members of the public to officers and PCSOs.

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline fined £297 million

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been fined £297 million and a former executive has been handed a prison sentence by the Chinese courts for bribing doctors and hospitals to use its products.

Woman treated by paramedics after assault in Barrow shop

A WOMAN has been treated by paramedics for head injuries after she was assaulted in a Barrow shop.


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The family of a woman animal keeper mauled to death when a tiger walked through an open door say they still have questions unanswered following the conclusion of an inquest into her death.

Day four of Cumbria zoo death inquest

Cumbria zoo owner David Gill at inquest -

THE final day of the inquest into the death of Sarah McClay, who was attacked by a tiger at a Cumbria zoo, took place on Thursday.

Watch out! Monster wave of freak spiders hits Cumbria

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THEY are eyeing up your house. Spider breeding season is just starting and the recent warm weather ​has provided bounteous food supply of flies and bugs making spiders bigger than ever.

Walney assault involving two teenage girls investigated by police

POLICE are investigating an assault involving two 13-year-old girls on Walney.

Attempted burglary at tanning salon in Walney

POLICE are investigating an attempted burglary at a tanning salon in Walney.

Cumbria man sentenced to nine years for sexual assault on man

Andrew Tew, aged 44 from Buttermere Avenue, Whitehaven, was sentenced today at Carlisle Crown Court having being found guilty by jury last week.

Ulverston Beer Festival brews up a real success at the Coro

50067643B003.jpg REAL ale lovers are toasting the success of Ulverston Beer Festival which saw a record turnout of more than 2,000 people.

Proud night as 150 years of Barrow RNLI are celebrated

50067641B001 A FURNESS RNLI crew celebrated 150 years of service with a black tie gala dinner at Abbey House Hotel.

Barrow mum’s terror after 5-year-old went missing from school


A TERRIFIED mum says she was begged not to phone the police by teachers after her five-year-old son went missing from his Barrow school – on a mission to “buy an alien”. (25 comments)

Cumbria traders stage on street parking charges protest

EM Parking campaign logo teaser TRADERS angry at plans to impose on street parking charges in towns across Cumbria staged a protest. (6 comments)

Super moon slideshow

EM Super moon pictures - Roy P Chatfield Last night was the final supermoon of 2014. Did you get any pictures of it?
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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.
Would you like to apply for your organisation to receive £1,000? Click here to apply

BIG DEBATE: Will primary curriculum changes be for the better?

A0495992 fr.jpg SHAKESPEARE, fractions and computer coding are among the additions to the primary school curriculum this year. Is this too much too soon?

Bethany’s essential guide for freshers

S47648BB WHILST for most young people, starting university is a very exciting chapter of their life, I was significantly less enthusiastic.

First day of school picture slideshow

EM Starting School pictures - Mylie and Halle Riseley Last week children across Furness, South Lakes and Millom went to school for the first time.
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Finalists revealed in CN Group Education awards

EM Golden Apples logo 2014 WE kicked off the new academic year by announcing the finalists for the 2014 CN Group Education and Learning Awards.
Click here to see the shortlist of finalists

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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.

Health Matters

EM Ben Merriman BEN Merriman MPharm(Hons) MRPharmS, pharmacist with the local and independent Murray group of pharmacies, talks about head lice

FOOD REVIEW: The Derby Arms, Witherslack

0475928 SEPTEMBER: that glorious month of morning mists, leaves turning golden, autumnal nips in the air, and – possibly most glorious of all – child-free pubs. Yes, the school holidays are over and the little darlings are back in the classroom learning the three Rs – which means it’s playtime for the rest of us. (1 comment)


S46645BB AS water spouts from New York’s Pulitzer fountain, I tot up the number of hours I’ve spent staring at this iconic sight. Yes, this fountain is the fountain. It’s the one from the opening credits of all 236 episodes of Friends.

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.
Click here to find out how

Pet pictures

EM Pet pics - John Atkinson

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