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Cumbria man gets 12 years for attacking girl in toilet

John Robert Newton photo A man has been jailed for 12 years for falsely imprisoning and attacking a young girl in a public toilet in Cumbria.

Prison for Cumbria dad who set fire to home while daughter slept

Jordan Fraser photo An arsonist who started a fire at his home while his two-year-old daughter slept upstairs has been jailed for more than five years.

Barrow community heroes to follow in footsteps of 2014 winners


KIND-HEARTED Barrow community champions, local heroes and selfless volunteers will take centre stage tonight when one of the finest awards nights rolls into town. Click here to read about this year's nominees

Comic Relief in South Cumbria

50045790B001.jpg 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

Furness golfer picked for England

50064001B001 FURNESS star Natasha Slater has been called up by England for the Scottish Open.

Champions Walney face Ulverston in opener

50066869B012.jpg THE summer rugby league season gets under way tomorrow with Walney Central and Ulverston clashing in a Cumbria League opener and Barrow Island hosting Maryport.


Cumbria motorists to face delays as A590 set for overnight closures

Dalton roadworks CUMBRIA motorist traveling to and from Barrow will face delays later this month as two sections of the A590 are scheduled to be closed overnight. (3 comments)

Isolation of Barrow hospital singled out as key to ‘drift’ from good practice

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THE isolation of Furness General Hospital could have contributed to a disastrous “drift” away from good clinical practice – according to a damning investigation. (5 comments)

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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.

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: Discovering the wonderful world of books

0457187 AS schools across the area celebrated World Book Day, The Evening Mail asked Cumbrian literature lovers about their favourite books

FOOD REVIEW: Royal Oak, Spark Bridge

S61410BB.jpg “WHICH way shall we go?” is a question my husband and I often ask ourselves. Not in a metaphysical, “where are we going in life?” kind of way – but in a “left or right at Askam roundabout?” way.


S00418B SURROUNDED by mountains in the centre of Cumbria is the market town of Keswick, beautifully situated for walkers and lovers of the outdoors it has more to offer than geography, as Cumbria Live reporter JOSHUA HAMMOND found out

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.

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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.

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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