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Wednesday, 03 June 2015

News, travel and weather for Furness and South Cumbria - Wednesday June 3

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YOUR Furness and South Cumbria news, travel and weather briefing for Wednesday June 3

Hammer-wielding Walney man who threatened to kill colleague sentenced today

A Barrow employee who went into work armed with a hammer and an 11-inch metal knife threatening to kill a colleague will be sentenced today

Update 7.30am: Three males in Cumbria Police custody after BMW car flipped on to its roof

Three men are still in Cumbria Police custody after a BMW flipped on to its roof in a Barrow road yesterday

Pupils and South Cumbria businesses team up in inspirational project

CLC PIC CHILDREN took centre stage at a celebration of their aspiration-raising projects which have generated thousands of pounds for charities.

Social media finds owner of camera found in Windermere

WHEN two sisters set out to reunite a camera found in Windermere with its owner they didn’t know what to expect.

Cumbria Police warn of bogus Talk Talk telephone calls

Cumbria Police are warning the public to be aware of bogus telephone calls from people claiming they are from Talk Talk, in order to gain access to computers.

Roadworks are due to start in Barrow next week

Traffic signals renewal work is scheduled to be carried out at the junction of the A5087 Roose Road and Risedale Road, Barrow, starting next week. (2 comments)

Cumbria police mobile phone snoop shock

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POLICE intercepted private communications involving the county’s residents thousands of times over the past three years, it has been revealed. (2 comments)

Cumbria shootings - five years on

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ON a seemingly ordinary early June day in 2010, taxi driver Derrick Bird shot dead 12 victims and injured 11 more, before turning the gun on himself in woodland near the Lakeland village of Boot.

Cumbria's favourite painting set to sell at auction

Painting A PAINTING voted "Cumbria's favourite" is going under the hammer for an expected £150,000.
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New deals on offer for Cumbria tourist attractions and restaurants

Evening Mail offers logo teaser FANTASTIC deals at top tourist attractions across the county are on offer.

Barrow theatre group will put cash towards new show

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Barrow rooftop stand-off man jailed

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A MAN who demanded pop – and a helicopter – during a Barrow rooftop stand-off has been jailed after “vanishing” while carrying out his community punishment. (2 comments)

Playful Pixie was just skin and bone

S68300BB PIXIE is a beautiful and friendly young cat who came into the care of an animal shelter after being found skin-and-bone thin in a back street.

Cavalier King Charles spaniel wins video crown

50077192B000 ROSIE was a happy, tail-wagging winner of the Evening Mail’s Top Pet Competition 2015 – the video section.

WEDDING ALBUM: Gemma Jones and Craig Brown

Wedding album - Gemma Jones and Craig Brown/S68466BB.jpg_002.jpg GEMMA Jones, 27, a pharmacy dispenser at Furness General Hospital and Craig Brown, 33, a warehouse assistant at Siemens, both from Barrow, married at Abbey House Hotel in Barrow on May 5.

BOUQUET: ‘So proud’ Isabel waves goodbye after 24 years of dedicated work at school

50077236B000 A DEDICATED special needs coordinator described as an “unsung hero” received the Evening Mail’s Bouquet of the Week on her final day at work.

FOOD REVIEW: The Wilson Arms, Torver

S68426BB I’ve always known the pub at the T-junction in Torver as the Wilson Arms. Not the Wilson’s, just the Wilson – so-named because the pub was once a row of houses, called Wilson Cottages.

TRAVEL REVIEW: France

S68106BB WITH little in the way of sunshine so far this year, JAMES HIGGINS, looks back on a trip to France to offer inspiration to families looking for a summer holiday

Sharing the pain of chronic problem

50077354B000 BACK pain is one of the UK’s most common disabling health conditions. A new group aims to support people with the mental and physical challenges associated with chronic back pain, reports JO DAVIES

Eye Health

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

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