CALLOUS thieves used a cancer charity as a cover to try to con cash and bank details by cold calling.
POLICE are advising motorists to drive only if necessary as road conditions continue to deteriorate due to heavy snow across areas of Cumbria.
A BRIDGE will be closed for around half a day this weekend while inspection work takes place.
PLANES are grounded at Manchester Airport due to snow fall in the North West.
THREE men have been charged with trying to smuggle steroids into a Cumbria prison.
PERFORMANCE data for schools and colleges released today shows increases and dips in pass rates.
A BID to have the Lake District listed alongside the Taj Mahal and the Great Barrier Reef as a site of global importance has been given formal backing by councillors.
THE Met Office has issued an amber weather alert for Cumbria warning of potential “blizzard conditions”. (1 comment)
DETECTIVES in Barrow are continuing to investigate two robberies which occurred over the past week.
A DECADE ago a jury found Gordon Park guilty of bludgeoning his wife Carol to death with an ice axe before trussing up her body and dumping it in Coniston Water, Cumbria, 30 years earlier.
YOUNG Barrow Raiders prospect Matt Heaton is set to see a specialist later this week to look at an injury which has seen the player struggle to train.
AN ASBO lout from Barrow who becomes “Jekyll and Hyde” when he downs white cider has been jailed for eight months after racially abusing and spitting at an A&E nurse.
THE boss of Dalton zoo has been issued with a warning following a behind-closed-doors meeting to determine his suitability as licence holder. (5 comments)
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.
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THE chimney stack of Roosecote Power Station, which has dominated the Barrow skyline for decades, was toppled in a matter of seconds. (1 comment)
A BRAVE four-year-old Barrow girl who has only just returned home after open-heart surgery is to undergo yet another major heart operation in the coming weeks.
BARROW and Furness MP John Woodcock has challenged “eccentric comedian” and Hollywood film star Russell Brand to come to the town and have a face-to-face showdown over Trident and meet some of the BAE Systems workforce. (38 comments)
LEARNER drivers could be hitting the road to Furness, with a town being named as one of the best places in Britain to pass your test.
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ON Monday night, Ulverston Town Council voted to support plans to build eight houses on Ford Park. Should the development be allowed to go ahead? (8 comments)
THE winter blues have been banished among young Furness footballers as their mid-season break has been filled with futsal action.
WE'VE got a terrific toucan, cute kittens, precious puppies and other adorable animals here in our slideshow, another reason to #nwembehappy
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THE first of another series of 12 cheques will help fund activities, outings and support services for those living with multiple sclerosis.
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IT’S time to ditch the despair and spread some January joy with the Evening Mail’s Be Happy campaign.
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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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AS oil prices continue to fall, the Evening Mail reveals where motorists can find the biggest savings at the pumps. (1 comment)
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.
HURTLING down Broadway at a rate of knots, there’s not a soul in sight as I marvel at the New York skyline.