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Friday, 19 December 2014

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Kendal Calling festival was ‘out of this world’

EM Kendal Calling selfies - Jazz Mansergh CUMBRIA’S biggest music festival came to a spectacular close on Sunday evening with main stage sets from Clean Bandit, Tom Odell and headliner Example.
Click here to send us your Kendal Calling selfies

Hospice at Home West Cumbria Colour Run

EM Muncaster Colour Run 2014/50065650W000.jpg_004.jpg A SPLASH of colour was injected into an otherwise gloomy day as a fun run with a difference was held in the grounds of Muncaster Castle.

Thousands flock to South Cumbria for North Lonsdale Show

EM North Lonsdale Show 2014/50066256B001.jpg_003.jpg THOUSANDS of visitors transformed a quiet corner of Furness into the agricultural equivalent of the Glastonbury Festival.

Sun and sand proves winning combination at Cumbria family fun day

EM Sandscale Haws sand sculpting day/S43755BB.jpgRH_008.jpg YOUNGSTERS enjoyed the summer sun – for now – with a family fun day at Sandscale Haws.

Cumbria vehicle day attracts thousands

EM Cumbria Steam Gathering 2014/50066115B010.jpg THOUSANDS of visitors breathed in the familiar smell of diesel, oil and hot dogs as the Cumbria Steam Gathering roared into town once again this weekend.

Little graduates cap off a great year for Barrow nursery

50065837B006.jpg_004 MINI graduates donned caps and gowns for a celebration event to mark their time at a Barrow nursery.

Cartmel Races - Betfair Barbecue Day 2014

50065903B003 PUNTERS sizzled in the summer sunshine as Cartmel racecourse ended its July meeting in style.

Barrow pupils perform Grease

EM Yarlside Primary School - Grease rehearsal/S42312BB.jpgRH_001.jpg GREASE is the word for the cast of a Barrow school production which is performing to sell-out crowds.

Furness Tradition Festival in Ulverston

EM Furness Tradition festival 2014/50065542B006.jpg ULVERSTON town centre’s cobbled streets were paved with entertainers, storytellers and visitors for a popular annual folk festival.

Proms 2014

EM Proms 2014 - Cartmel Priory School/50064905B000.jpg_002.jpg Click on the school name below to see the slideshow.

Millom Carnival

EM Millom Carnival 2014/50065543B001.jpg BOUNCY castles, huskies and a parade were just some of the activities at Millom Carnival.

Knitted bible exhibition at Barrow church

EM Knitted Bible/50065250B002.jpg_012.jpg THIRTY-THREE biblical stories have been brought to life in the form of knitted figures. The exhibition, which is showing at the Trinity Church in Abbey Road in Barrow, has been touring the country since 2008 and will remain in Barrow until July 15.

Glorious sunshine as thousands enjoy Ulverston Carnival

Ulverston Carnival 2014 by Milton Haworth ULVERSTON Carnival may have taken place in glorious sunshine, but that didn’t stop the stars from coming out to celebrate a landmark anniversary. (3 comments)

Fun in the sun at Walney Gala

EM Walney gala 2014/50065272B010.jpg_010_001.jpg DANCERS of all ages battled it out during a sun-drenched gala on Walney. (2 comments)

Beth Tweddle inspires new generation of gymnasts in Millom

EM Beth Tweddle at Millom Recreational Centre 050714/50065272B010.jpg_003.jpg A FORMER Olympian and three-time world champion hoped to inspire youngsters to be more active after it was revealed they were among the most obese in the country.

New boat marks new chapter for Cumbria village’s lifesaving team

EM Haverigg Inshore Rescue Lifeboat Dedication day 050714/50065275B000.jpg.jpg AFTER more than four decades and hundreds of people saved, a coastal community came out in force to mark the next chapter for their local volunteer rescue crew.

Cumbria School Games

EM Cumbria School Games 2014/50061478F001.jpg_054.jpg PUPILS from across Cumbria gathered in Carlisle for the finals of the Cumbria School Games.

Walney Fun Run - slideshow and results

rUN/50065009B005.jpg ALMOST 500 runners took part in the Walney Fun Run on Saturday June 28.

Kirkby Gala

KirkbyGala/50064991B000.jpg BRASS bands, fell races and classic cars were among the attractions that drew hundreds to a Cumbria village gala day.

Bird’s eye view of Barrow

EM Aerial Barrow Lindsey Dickings/50064744B000.jpg_001.jpg Evening Mail photographer Lindsey Dickings was given access to the Barrow Town Hall roof and took these striking images of Barrow.

NOSTALGIA: Barrow and Dalton carnivals

EM Barrow Carnival nostalgia slideshow 250614/S39543B WHILST there was a carnival in Dalton this year there won't be one in Barrow. But you can take a look at past events in both towns in this slideshow.

Barrow AFC Gala Day 2014

EM Barrow AFC Gala Day 2014/50064694B000.jpg_017.jpg THOUSANDS flocked to the Barrow AFC Gala Day to see local dance troupes perform and enjoy the scorching Sunday weather.

Luxury cruise ship Adonia docks at Barrow

EM Adnoia docks at Barrow/50064699B002.jpg_009.jpg Hundreds of holidaymakers stopped off at Barrow today during a 12-day luxury cruise of the British Isles. (9 comments)

Thousands complete 48th Keswick to Barrow

EM Keswick to Barrow 2014/50063054B001.jpg_053.jpg THOUSANDS of people will benefit after determined participants raised hundreds of thousands of pounds in the 2014 Keswick to Barrow and Coniston to Barrow walks, writes JO-ANNE DAVIES
Click here to see if you can spot yourself in our massive 115 picture slideshow and accompanying video (12 comments)

Low Wood No Wood - Cumbria cardboard boat race

EM Low Wood No wood 2014/50063354B001.jpg IT was only a matter of time before their boats sank but that didn’t stop dozens of wannabe sailors from taking to the water.

Cumbria cyclists take on Fred Whitton Challenge

50063090B007.jpg_008 FURNESS cyclists stormed the Lake District passes on Sunday during the 15th annual Fred Whitton Challenge.

Western Lake District Kitefest 2014

EM Western Lake District Kitefest 2014/50063057B006.jpg_007.jpg AN enormous horse and giant sealife creatures could be seen for miles around as kite enthusiasts from across the north of England descended on a windy corner of the Cumbria coast.

A thriller on the Coniston fells

EM Coniston Fell Race 2014/50062797B002.jpg_009.jpg THERE was action, drama and broken records on the South Lakes hills for the Coniston Fell Race.

BAE Systems Barrow Top of the Form competition

EM Top of the Form 2014/50059367B001.jpg_027.jpg FURNESS Academy once again proved itself the dominant force in an annual academic contest as it clinched a fourth consecutive win.

Film theme brings Hollywood stardust to Cumbria fashion fundraiser

50062444B004 IT is not every day models take to the catwalk waving umbrellas and being chased by furious birds – but that’s precisely what happened at a movie-themed charity fashion show.

St George's day celebrations in Ulverston

EM St George A BRAVE knight, a damsel in distress and a not-so-ferocious looking dragon told the tale of England’s patron saint to crowds of amazed onlookers in Ulverston over the weekend.

Ulverston and District Equine Club's first show of 2014

EM Ulverston District Equine Club first 2014 show/50061602B022.jpg_001.jpg IT’S been a long winter for horse enthusiasts waiting for the new show season to get under way.

Lots of egg-citement as families enjoy traditional Ulverston pastime

EM Hoad egg roll 2014/50062238B000.jpg SPIDER-MAN and a clutch of other superheroes met a messy end as decorated eggs were sent hurtling down the Hoad Hill in Ulverston as part of a traditional bank holiday Monday egg roll.

Easter egg roll at Barrow park

50062286B004 HUNDREDS of children enjoyed an Easter eggstravaganza yesterday.

Barrow dog walk to help out hospice

50061928B009 DOZENS of dog owners had a paws for thought to help raise hundreds for a charity close to the heart of the Furness community.

Charity Bulldog walk in Barrow

50062213B005 BULLDOGS took over a park at the weekend as the first local canine walk of its kind took place in Barrow.

Barrow schoolchildren in fine voice at showcase of their talents

EM Young voices 2014/S34595B.jpg_008.jpg SCHOOLCHILDREN have been hitting the high notes in Barrow.

Prince Charles in Cumbria

EM Prince of Wales in Cumbria 090414/9833199-1.jpg PRINCE Charles was in Cumbria yesterday visiting a Herdwick sheep auction alongside local farmers.

Expertise offered at Barrow skills festival is icing on the cake

50061299B000.jpgds AN interactive skills festival allowed people of all ages to be quizzed by company directors, find out what it takes to be an apprentice, and discover which skills employers are looking for.

Cumbria pupils take to the stage in first of two mass concerts

EM Furness voices 2014/50060800B000.jpg_001.jpg PRIMARY school children from across Furness were in fine voice for the first of two concerts.

Barrow youngsters learn how canine crimefighters collar criminals

50061428B000 CANINE crime-fighters wowed Barrow pupils with their skills during a visit to their school.

Cumbria onesie-wearers back World Autism Day

EM Autism Awareness onesie day 2014/S33865B.jpg_005.jpg Cumbria schools ditched formal attire to don onesies to mark World Autism Day yesterday.

Cumbria Sport Relief fundraisers go the extra mile

EM Sport Relief 2014/S32351B.jpg_003.jpg BATMAN, his sidekick Robin and a group of morris dancers were among those in Cumbria who took part in a Sport Relief 2014 challenge.

Chicky-tweeter: Barrow school’s new additions make online debut

50060919B006 THERE is no question as to what came first, the chicken or the egg, for pupils at Newbarns Primary School, in Barrow.

South Cumbria sunrise gallery

EM Graham Kidd We've pulled together pictures of Tuesday's fabulous sunrise.
Did you get any sunrise pictures? Click here to send them them to us and they'll be featured in this gallery

Dalton pupils go all out for Wizard of Oz show

EM Wizard of Oz at Dowdales/50059253B002.jpg_002.jpg DALTON pupils travelled from Kansas to Munchkinland live on stage, in their very own production of The Wizard of Oz.

Photo gallery of Walney floods

EM Anne Johnston

Last week's floods is still causing problems. Here is a slideshow of images showing the flooding on Walney. (18 comments)

Tour of Britain in Cumbria

EM Tour of Britain - Cumbria stage 2013/50053362F018.jpg MTM-Qhebecka rider Gerard Ciolek took victory in a dramatic finish to the second stage of the Tour of Britain, as the prestigious cycle race made its way through Cumbria from Carlisle to a finish at Kendal.

Ulverston Lantern Procession 2013

E17637.jpg_015 ULVERSTON’S cobbled streets were illuminated with hundreds of lanterns as the annual festival snaked its way through the streets.

Westmorland County Show 2013

EM Westmorland County show 2013/50051786T019.jpg_001.jpg BUMPER crowds surged through the gates to enjoy a record-breaking Westmorland County Show.

Tour de Furness 2013

EM Tour de Furness 2013/p57626.JPGRH_002.jpg MORE than 600 cyclists saddled up to help make this year’s Tour de Furness the largest in the event’s 18-year history.

Lowick Show 2013

EM Lowick Show 2013/50053095B001.jpg_003.JPG A COUNTRY show has been hailed a great success – despite being dogged by wet weather for the second successive year.

Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show

EM Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show 2013/A0297857.jpg_012.jpg A RETIRED farmer who was reunited with his tractor after decades apart, showed off his old workmate at the return of a popular country show.

Hawkshead Agricultural Show 2013 - including results

50052426B000 THOUSANDS of visitors flocked to a traditional Lake District agricultural event steeped in history.
Click here to see the results

Walney Family Fun Run 2013

EM Walney Fun Run 2013/50052811B001.jpg_001.jpg HUNDREDS of runners battled blustery conditions to complete a popular community fun run.

Rain didn’t stop play at Rusland Show

EM Rusland Show 2013/AMC S15442B.jpg_005.jpg TORRENTIAL downpours were not going to stop a rural community in Cumbria enjoying its 130th annual show.
Click here to see the results

Thousands flock to celebrate showcase of Lakes traditions in Torver

50052350B016 TRADITIONAL skills, a fiercely contested tug of war tournament and an appearance from a famous actor were just some of the attractions at a celebration of the Lake District’s heritage.
Click here to see the results

Millom Carnival

50050845B001.jpgds SUNSHINE, music and top-notch entertainment greeted the huge crowd that turned out to enjoy Millom Carnival on Saturday. (1 comment)

Lakes Got Talent auditions 2013

EM Lakes Got Talent auditions 2013/50050906B006 THEY may still be waiting for a dancing dog, a synchronised swimming display or a sword-swallowing magician, but auditions for an annual talent contest have not left the show’s judges short of entertainment.

Kirkby Gala

50050511B003 ONLY in Cumbria could welly wanging, fell racing and a vintage car exhibition all feature at the same event.

Kirkby Fell Race

50050510B009 HOT sun and glorious blue skies made it a perfect day for the watching crowds at Kirkby Gala on Saturday – but tough for the fell running competitors who sweated their way up and down Kirkby Moor.

Dance groups entertain more than 1,000 Barrow spectators

50050198B004 MORE than 1,000 people attended a dance gala event organised by Barrow Raiders and Barrow Rotary Club on Saturday.

Big Sing event in Dalton

50050171B000 A ROUSING rendition of the internet sensation Gangnam Style rounded off an annual celebration of song.

Cumbria Tourism award winners revealed

EM Cumbria Tourism awards 2013/CT AWARDS 2013  18-(ZF-6796-48914-1-021).jpg THE winners of the 11th Cumbria Tourism Awards were revealed at a glittering ceremony held near Penrith last night.

Great Barrow Bake Off 2013

EM Bake off 2013/t109b49e.jpg_037.jpg BRILLIANT baking talent was on show at this weekend’s Evening Mail Great Barrow Bake Off.

Barrow Foodie fest 2013

EM Barrow Foodie fest 2013/50049239B000.jpg_001.jpg MORE than 20,000 people hit the first ever Barrow Foodie Fest on Saturday and yesterday, to enjoy delights from around the globe. Reporter SUZANNE MURPHY met some of the top chefs who came along to hold cooking demonstrations as part of the festival (5 comments)

Barnardo’s Big Toddle at South Lakes Wild Animal Park

EM Big Toddle at South Lakes Wild Animal Park 2013/50049148B001.jpg_004.jpg TOTS have stepped out to help children less fortunate than themselves.

Askam Carnival 2013

EM Askam Carnival 2013/50048910B000.jpg_003.jpg RESIDENTS lined the streets of Askam at the weekend as the annual parade made its way through the village.

Dalton Carnival 2013

EM Dalton Carnival 2013/50049164B000.jpg_010.jpg FAMILIES lined the streets of a sunkissed Dalton this weekend for the town’s annual carnival. Reporter SUZANNE MURPHY joined the 3,500-strong crowd for the fun-filled event

Holker Garden Festival 2013

EM Holker Garden Festival 2013/50048867B002.jpg_003.jpg FROM the fragrances and vibrant colours inside the horticultural marquee, to the delights of a Victorian fairground – the area’s premier gardening event provided something for the whole family.

Muncaster Festival 2013

EM Muncaster festival of fools 2013/50048640B000.jpg_006.jpg THOUSANDS of visitors ensured the second annual Muncaster Festival kicked off with a bang.

Kidfest 2013 at Hawcoat Park Sports and Social Club in Barrow

50048634B005 A young audience enjoyed soaking up the sun at Kidfest, which saw hundreds of spectators at the Hawcoat Park Sports and Social Club.

Croftrock 2013 at Crofters in Barrow

50048634B009 HUNDREDS of people turned out for bank holiday fun in the sun at the weekend.

South Cumbria fundraisers dive into Red Nose Day fun

EM Comic relief 2013/50045721B001.jpg_015.jpg MADCAP antics and competitive challenges across Furness will help to raise thousands of pounds for Comic Relief.

Crowds delighted to catch a glimpse of William and Kate in Barrow

EM Kate and William in Barrow Harry pictures/HPA_5486.JPG THE crowds went wild waving Union flags and cheering to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Barrow. (22 comments)

Love Barrow awards ceremony 2013

EM Love Barrow awards 2013/50045509B000.jpg THE best of Barrow was celebrated at an annual awards ceremony to recognise the remarkable deeds of ordinary people in the community. (4 comments)

South Cumbria schools on World Book Day

EM World book day/020.jpg THE most beloved characters in children’s literature came alive on Thursday as South Cumbrian schools celebrated World Book Day.

Barrow Community celebrates with seasonal songs

50042589B004 SINGERS young and old joined together as a packed out church enjoyed a Christmas concert.

Imperial School of Dance presents ‘Dance Crazy’ at The Forum in Barrow

EM Imperial School of Dance Dance Crazy show at the Forum in Barrow 2012/50041989B000.jpg_003.jpg TWISTS and shouts dazzled the audiences at sold-out dance shows at The Forum in Barrow.

Lindal Christmas lights switch-on

EM Lindal Christmas lights switch-on/_004.jpg SANTA was the guest of honour at Lindal’s annual Christmas lights switch-on.

Lights, camels, action in Dalton

EM Dalton Christmas lights switch-on/50041876B000.jpg THOUSANDS of people were feeling festive at Dalton’s lights switch-on.

Tree’s a crowd-pleaser in Millom

EM Millom Christmas lights switch-on/50041832B000.jpg WITH the temperature dropping below freezing, Millom’s sparkling 20ft Christmas tree now adds a touch of festive warmth to the town.

Grange event starts festive fun

EM Grange Christmas lights switch-on 2012/50041856B000.jpg GRANGE was transformed into a winter wonderland at the weekend as the town got the festive period off to a bright start.

Barrow Christmas markets

EM Barrow Christmas Market 2012/50041711B000.jpg_001.jpg THOUSANDS of people flocked to a weekend of festive fun marking the return of Barrow’s Christmas markets.

Barrow model pupils’ show

EM Ormsgill fashion show 2012/50041655B000.jpg_002.jpg HIPPY chick styles and neon leg warmers were in evidence when school children put on a catwalk fashion show.

Movember gallery

EM Movember pic - Lee Dover Did you support Movember and grow a moustache last month?
Click here to show your mo!

Ulverston Traders Association fashion show

EM Ulverston Traders Association fahsion show 2012/50041108B000.jpg FOLLOWERS of fashion were strutting their stuff on the catwalk at Ulverston’s annual show.

South Cumbria families take chance to have fun in the sun

EM Summer in Barrow - 040912/50038049B000.jpg FAMILIES enjoyed outdoor fun across Barrow and south Cumbria yesterday making the most of September sunshine before schools go back tomorrow.

Millom model railway exhibition

EM Millom Model Railway Exhibition 2012/50038018B001.jpg FAMILIES stepped aboard for a fun weekend in the world of model engines.

St Mary’s Hospice charity fashion show in Millom

EM St Mary GLAD rags that can help a worthy cause were paraded on the catwalk.

Barrow children’s Paralympics experience

EM Paralympics day at the Old Vicarage Day Nursery, Barrow/50037870B000.jpg CHILDREN have welcomed the start of the London 2012 Paralympics with a sports day celebration.

Grasmere Sports

EM Grasmere Sports 2012/50037783B000.jpg FURNESS athletes starred at the traditional Olympic Games of Lakeland, which took place on Sunday at Grasmere Sports.

Muncaster Castle Medieval Weekend

EM Muncaster Castle Medieval Weekend 2012/S86813B.jpg_001.jpg THE ‘most feared army in Europe’ set up camp at Muncaster Castle at the weekend.

Dalton Leisure Centre 25th anniversary bash

EM Dalton Leisure Centre 25th anniversary/50037640B000.jpg_004_001.jpg WHEN Bernard McPeake plunged into the waters of Dalton Leisure Centre he managed to stay bone dry.

Rusland Show

EM Rusland show 2012/50037510B000.jpg THE sun arrived in time for an afternoon of sporting and country activities.

The Barrow Raiders Music Fest

EM Craven Park music fest/50036471B000.jpg LIVE music lovers turned out in force to enjoy a one-of-a-kind event aimed at bringing the festival scene to Barrow.

The Ulverston Summer 10k race

EM The Ulverston Summer 10k race 2012/50037432B000.jpg_2.jpg MORE than 150 runners followed in the footsteps of double Olympic champion Mo Farah and raced over 10,000m.

Rydal Sheepdog Trials and Hound Show

EM Rydal Sheepdog Trials and Hound Show 2102/50037481B000.jpg UNCOOPERATIVE sheep and some early rain were just minor blips for an otherwise resoundingly successful hound show.

Lakes Alive Masquepony festival at Cartmel

EM Masquepony 2012/50037494B000.jpg_040.jpg TWIRLING trapeze artists, dextrous dancers and a nail-biting knife –throwing act captivated the crowds inside a big top tent during the second day of a street arts festival.

Manecco dance competition at Barrow Sixth Form College

EM Barrow Sixth Form dance event/50037282B000.jpg_001.jpg MORE than 1,000 people from across the North West attended a dancing competition in Barrow.

Millom Banquet

EM Lakes Alive- Millom Banquet/50037383B000.jpg A HOST of wacky and wonderful street artists transformed a town centre in to a bustling live theatre venue.

Barrow musicians help make pub’s weekend a hit

EM Tally Ho weekender/50037267B000.jpg_001.jpg BARROW’S top live acts gathered together for a weekend of music.

Pals in tribute to popular Millom man Tommy

EM Tommy Murning memorial football match/50037281B000.jpg A CHARITY football match raised thousands of pounds in memory of a popular Millom man.

Keeping Dalton children amused in holidays

EM Dowdales Summer Sports School/50037083B000.jpg YOUNGSTERS have been enjoying the warm weather and taking part in a range of free sports sessions.

Scores join in Millom bouncy castle fun

EM Millom Recreation Centre Bouncy Castle/50037151B000.jpg_001.jpg EXCITED youngsters were bouncing off the walls this week.

Music rocks crowd at South Lakes festival

EM Lowick music festival 2012/50036979B000.jpg_002.jpg ROCK and pop music was heard in the great outdoors when the weather turned fine for a festival.

Young Millom rugby stars kick off by reaching £1,300

EM Millom RLFC Magic Saturday/50036982B000.jpg_001.jpg RUGBY league starlets helped raise more than £1,300 for their club.

Treat for budding Millom acrobats

50036687B004 ALL the fun of the fair came to Millom for a circus acrobat workshop.

Barrow warriors take on the muddy mayhem in Penrith

50036983B005 FITNESS fanatics donned their war paint to take part in a physical challenge this weekend.

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