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Wednesday, 03 June 2015

WITH PIC: Hammer-wielding Walney man who threatened to kill colleague jailed for 64 months

Investigating officer DC Rachael Treharne A Barrow employee who went into work armed with a hammer and an 11-inch metal knife threatening to kill a colleague has been sentenced to 64 months.

Inquest into death of heartbroken Barrow woman faces delays

The family of a heartbroken Barrow mum, who died just months after her teenage son, face weeks of delays to learn the cause of her death

Lib-dem Tim Farron gets double nominations needed for leadership election

Lib Dem leadership hopeful Tim Farron MP has been formally nominated as a candidate for the next leader of his party by over 400 high profile party members in close to 100 local parties stretching throughout the UK

Barrow store to open doors tomorrow

B&M Bargains at the former Homebase premises in Barrow - A NEW store in Barrow is set to welcome its first set of customers as it opens its doors tomorrow morning.

Energy chief welcomes initiative to make renewables cheaper than coal

THE boss of an energy organisation has welcomed a research programme that could make renewables cheaper than coal within 10 years.

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


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


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


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.


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

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