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Sunday, 24 May 2015

News, travel and weather for Furness and South Cumbria - Sunday May 24

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YOUR Furness and South Cumbria news, travel and weather briefing for Sunday May 24

Your guide to Kidfest in Barrow - Britain's biggest children’s music festival

50067175B003 THOUSANDS of youngsters - and plenty of adults too – are heading to the biggest children’s music festival in the country today.

Air ambulance called to Ulverston after pedestrian hit by car

THE Great North Air Ambulance was called to a serious crash yesterday in Ulverston after a pedestrian was hit by a car.

Families still have unanswered questions after Furness midwife struck off

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FAMILIES whose babies died due to the failings of a midwife found guilty of persistent failures in care have slammed the system they claim allowed her to walk away from the tragedies.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes scores in sell-out Barrow charity match

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MANCHESTER United legend Paul Scholes scored a trademark goal as he entertained a bumper Barrow crowd and sent delighted fans home with photos and autographs they will treasure forever. (1 comment)

Super South Cumbria holiday weekend for live music

50062469B005 THE bank holiday weekend always brings a packed programme of live music and club nights, and nowhere does it better than Cumbria. KARL STEEL rounds up of some of the top gigs happening across the region

Food lovers line the streets for Ulverston festival

Festival crowd FOOD lovers will line the streets of Ulverston once again today as they taste some of the best food and drink Cumbria has to offer.

Millom double death inquest concludes

An inquest has concluded that a Millom man unlawfully killed his mother and sister.

England Under-17s call-up for Barrow football ace

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THE niece of Barrow AFC hotshot Jason Walker is following in her uncle’s footballing footsteps after being called up by England.

‘I was totally focused - I was enjoying it’

E67431.jpg A GRANDMA from Barrow is one of an elite group of runners to have completed 10 marathons in 10 days. Sonja Foster talks to reporter JO DAVIES about what it takes to succeed in one of the UK’s most extreme running events

Health Matters

EM Ben Merriman BEN MERRIMAN MPharm (Hons) MRPharmS, pharmacist with the local and independent Murray group of pharmacies, talks about travel sickness and the range of medicinal treatments and alternative treatments available.

Welcome gift gives helping hand to cope with dyslexia in South Cumbria

EM Lake District Farmers Armstrong family charitable fund logo A CHARITY which works to help dyslexic people in their everyday lives has been given a helping hand thanks to a pioneering trust fund.
Would you like to apply for your organisation to receive £1,000? Click here to apply (1 comment)

BIG DEBATE: Who deserves to be famous face on the next £20 note?

A0377664 THE Bank of England is asking the public to nominate a British artist to adorn the new £20 note. With artists such as John Ruskin and George Romney in contention, we ask Cumbrian experts who they would like to see as the face of the new bill

These lovely cats would make wonderful pets

S67188BB EVAN is a delightful, happy and friendly young stray who has an endearing nature.

Spotting signs of dementia in animals can be difficult

A0250302_2.jpg NATIONAL Dementia Awareness Week takes place this week and aims to raise awareness and understanding of the condition.

WEDDING ALBUM: Michelle Fredericks and Matthew Wilson

MICHELLE Fredericks, 36, and Matthew Wilson, 38, of Derby Street, Barrow, married at Abbey House Hotel on April 25, 2015

BOUQUET: Tickled pink by surprise flowers

50077114B002 IT was an emotional moment when school cook Shona Tickle was surprised with the Evening Mail’s Bouquet of the Week in her final week at work.

FOOD REVIEW: The Wheatsheaf Inn, Brigsteer

S67667BB WHEN you type Brigsteer in a Google search the first thing that comes up is the Wheatsheaf Inn. Quite rightly so. This little pub is the heart and soul of the village. (1 comment)

TRAVEL REVIEW: Slovenia

S67693BB.jpg_012 PUFFING and panting, sweat dripping from my forehead and my backpack feeling heavier by the minute, I mentally calculate the distance to the summit.

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