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BEER FESTIVAL --- Preparations are in full swing ahead of the annual Broughton Beer Festival. // Pictured: Rebekah Lumby at The Manor Arms Wednesday 28th September 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS

BEER FESTIVAL --- Preparations are in full swing ahead of the annual Broughton Beer Festival. // Pictured: John Jardine from the Old King's Head at his bus-stop bar Wednesday 28th September 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS

BEER FESTIVAL --- Preparations are in full swing ahead of the annual Broughton Beer Festival. // Pictured: Setting up the bar in the Square is Scott Varty at The Manor Arms Wednesday 28th September 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS

BEER FESTIVAL --- Preparations are in full swing ahead of the annual Broughton Beer Festival. // Pictured: Old King's Head Wednesday 28th September 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS

BEER FESTIVAL --- Preparations are in full swing ahead of the annual Broughton Beer Festival. // Pictured: Rebekah Lumby at The Manor Arms Wednesday 28th September 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS

BEER FESTIVAL --- Preparations are in full swing ahead of the annual Broughton Beer Festival. // Pictured: John Jardine from the Old King's Head at his bus-stop bar Wednesday 28th September 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS

BEER FESTIVAL --- Preparations are in full swing ahead of the annual Broughton Beer Festival. // Pictured: The Black Cock Inn Wednesday 28th September 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS

BEER FESTIVAL --- Preparations are in full swing ahead of the annual Broughton Beer Festival. // Pictured: John Jardine from the Old King's Head at his bus-stop bar Wednesday 28th September 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS


          BEER FESTIVAL --- Preparations are in full swing ahead of the annual Broughton Beer Festival. // Pictured: Rebekah Lumby at The Manor Arms Wednesday 28th September 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS
BEER FESTIVAL --- Preparations are in full swing ahead of the annual Broughton Beer Festival. // Pictured: Rebekah Lumby at The Manor Arms Wednesday 28th September 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS
Real ale lovers pack out pubs in Broughton as annual beer festival returns
PUBS across south-west Cumbria boosted their sales thanks to a popular four-day beer festival.

Scott Varty at The Manor Arms: LINDSEY DICKINGS

The Old King's Head: LINDSEY DICKINGS

John Jardine from the Old King's Head: LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Scott Varty at The Manor Arms: LINDSEY DICKINGS
Scott Varty at The Manor Arms: LINDSEY DICKINGS
Broughton community raises a glass to popular beer festival
CROWDS of people are expected to flock to a small market town in search of unusual ales and fine food.

The group toast marshmallows around the camp fire. PHOTO: MATT SANDERSON

Cub scout Edward climbing. PHOTO: MATT SANDERSON

Exploring the mine. PHOTO: MATT SANDERSON

The opening ceremony at Urswick. PHOTO: MATT SANDERSON

Exploring the mine. PHOTO: MATT SANDERSON

Rafting at Kepplewray outdoor activities centre. PHOTO: MATT SANDERSON

Fencing at Kepplewray outdoor activities centre. PHOTO: MATT SANDERSON

The centenary cake. PHOTO: MATT SANDERSON

Abseiling at Kepplewray outdoor activities centre. PHOTO: MATT SANDERSON

The closing ceremony at their campsite in Urswick. PHOTO:MATT SANDERSON

Kayaking at Kepplewray outdoor activities centre. PHOTO: MATT SANDERSON

 The group toast marshmallows around the camp fire. PHOTO: MATT SANDERSON
The group toast marshmallows around the camp fire. PHOTO: MATT SANDERSON
South Cumbrian cubs enjoy fun-filled adventure weekend to celebrate centenary
MORE than a hundred youngsters from across south Cumbria came together for a weekend of adventure to celebrate the centenary of the founding of the Cub Scouts.

Brantwood in Springtime.

Brantwood GardensJohn Ruskin leaning against wall

 Brantwood in Springtime.
Brantwood in Springtime.
Gardens for Coniston's man of letters
VICTORIAN author, artist and social visionary John Ruskin made Coniston his home in later life.

Fire crews battled two fires in Millom yesterday

 Fire crews battled two fires in Millom yesterday
Fire crews battled two fires in Millom yesterday
Crews from across south Cumbria rush to Millom to tackle two fires
FIRE engines from across the area raced to a small rural community to put out two fires.

The 1916 passport of legal expert A. R. Pennington who retired to Broughton SUBMITTED write-sep-19

A 1703 invitation to the funeral of Sir William Rawlinson of Graythwaite Hall SUBMITTED write-sep-19

A sketch of a castle complete with dragon and buried treasure SUBMITTED write-sep-19

An entry from the Barrow Blitz diary of Margaret Bainbridge for April 1941 SUBMITTED write-sep-19

 The 1916 passport of legal expert A. R. Pennington who retired to Broughton SUBMITTED write-sep-19
The 1916 passport of legal expert A. R. Pennington who retired to Broughton SUBMITTED write-sep-19
Barrow archive treasures spark creative writing
IT is easy to think of record offices as being full of old council documents, business ledgers, bills and plans but they can also be home to some amazing pieces of creative writing.
Motorcyclist taken to hospital after Lake District crash
A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital today after a crash in the Lake District.
Diane James celebrates after being named as the new leader of Ukip
Diane James celebrates after being named as the new leader of Ukip
Diane James celebrates after being named as the new leader of Ukip
Ukip leader Diane James promises 'new era' - but with Farage in tow
Ukip's new leader Diane James is facing claims she will find it "difficult to define herself" as predecessor Nigel Farage said he was "not going away".
Diane James celebrates after being named as the new leader of Ukip
Diane James celebrates after being named as the new leader of Ukip
Diane James celebrates after being named as the new leader of Ukip
Diane James sees off rivals to replace Nigel Farage as Ukip leader
Ukip deputy chairman Diane James has won the contest to replace Nigel Farage as the party's leader.
Ukip MEP Diane James is the new party leader Nigel Farage arrives at Ukip's annual conference in Bournemouth
Ukip MEP Diane James is the new party leader
Ukip MEP Diane James is the new party leader
Ukip must be healthy and strong to deliver Brexit, says Nigel Farage
Nigel Farage has warned his party it must be "healthy and strong" to deliver Brexit as he gave his final speech as leader.
Nigel Farage arrives at Ukip's annual conference in Bournemouth
Nigel Farage arrives at Ukip's annual conference in Bournemouth
Nigel Farage arrives at Ukip's annual conference in Bournemouth
Nigel Farage hits out at Ukip Wales over defection of press aide to Tories
Nigel Farage has laid the blame for the defection of a former press aide on Ukip's Welsh leader Neil Hamilton.
Nigel Farage resigned after Britain voted to leave the EU
Nigel Farage resigned after Britain voted to leave the EU
Nigel Farage resigned after Britain voted to leave the EU
Nigel Farage pledges support to Ukip leadership successor
Nigel Farage has insisted he will support "whoever the next leader" of Ukip is as the party prepared to unveil his successor.
Nigel Farage resigned after winning the Brexit referendum
Nigel Farage resigned after winning the Brexit referendum
Nigel Farage resigned after winning the Brexit referendum
Nigel Farage's successor as leader to be unveiled at Ukip gathering
Nigel Farage's successor as leader of Ukip will be unveiled as the party gathers for its annual conference.

Audience members at the Works Wonders performance in Millom's Tin Chapel in 1949 SUBMITTED tin-sep-15

Performers at the Works Wonders concert in Millom's Tin Chapel in 1949 SUBMITTED tin-sep-15

Bramwell Taylor at the Works Wonders performance in Millom's Tin Chapel in 1949 SUBMITTED tin-sep-15

Millom musician Allan Hodgson SUBMITTED tin-sep-15

Renee Taylor, of Millom took part in the Works Wonders performance in Millom's Tin Chapel in 1949 SUBMITTED tin-sep-15

Ray Lakeland was compere for the Works Wonders performance in Millom's Tin Chapel in 1949 SUBMITTED tin-sep-15

 Audience members at the Works Wonders performance in Millom's Tin Chapel in 1949 SUBMITTED tin-sep-15
Audience members at the Works Wonders performance in Millom's Tin Chapel in 1949 SUBMITTED tin-sep-15
Tannery musicians perform for national radio audience
MUSICIANS from Millom and Haverigg had their chance to reach a national audience back in 1949 when a BBC radio live broadcast team arrived.

An Edwardian rural scene at Broughton Mills in the Duddon Valley SUBMITTED walter-sep-10

 An Edwardian rural scene at Broughton Mills in the Duddon Valley SUBMITTED walter-sep-10
An Edwardian rural scene at Broughton Mills in the Duddon Valley SUBMITTED walter-sep-10
Duddon Valley talk marks end of era for lecturer
THE first talk of the autumn season at the Ulverston-based North Lonsdale Society on Tuesday, September 13, will mark the end of an era for local history lecturer Walter Johnston.

The scene on the M6 following a collision between a HGV and a car at junction 32. Credit: Lancashire Road Police

The scene on the M6 following a collision between a HGV and a car at junction 32. Credit: Lancashire Road Police

The scene on the M6 following a collision between a HGV and a car at junction 32. Credit: NW Motorway Police

 The scene on the M6 following a collision between a HGV and a car at junction 32. Credit: Lancashire Road Police
The scene on the M6 following a collision between a HGV and a car at junction 32. Credit: Lancashire Road Police
Long delays expected on M6 after collision involving HGV
MOTORISTS have been warned to expect long delays if they are travelling southbound on the M6 after a collision between a car and a lorry.

Morgan Pearce, from Barrow, Pentreced David

Jonathan Philipson vice chairman of Lowick Young Farmers, on the ducking stool

The Lowick show ground

The Lowick show ground

The Lowick show ground

Libby, from Oxen Park

Libby, from Oxen Park

Claire Ireland, Tracy Armistead and Donna Kirkby selling raffle tickets

Peggy and Doris Carrick, from Broughton Beck, who both won with their exhibits in the craft tent

Exhibits in the craft and produce tent

Exhibits in the craft and produce tent

Exhibits in the craft and produce tent

Exhibits in the craft and produce tent

Exhibits in the craft and produce tent

The Lowick show ground

The Lowick show ground

A Limousin bull at the Lowick Show

Jonathan Philipson vice chairman of Lowick Young Farmers, on the ducking stool

Jonathan Philipson vice chairman of Lowick Young Farmers, on the ducking stool

Jonathan Philipson vice chairman of Lowick Young Farmers, on the ducking stool

Jonathan Philipson vice chairman of Lowick Young Farmers, on the ducking stool

Heavy horses at the Lowick Show

Trophies at the Lowick show ground

Marley with owner Corie Williamson from Ulverston

Sheep dog Brya

Sheep dog Brya

Daisy Price, from Ulverston, on her pony Prince

Heavy horses at the Lowick Show

The Lowick show ground

The Lowick show ground

Heavy horses at Lowick Show

Heavy horses at Lowick Show

Young handlers at Lowick Show

Young handlers at Lowick Show

Young handlers Thomas Huddleston and William Winder, from Wallend farm, Broughton

Suffolk sheep at Lowick Show

Sheep pens at Lowick Show

A Herdwick ram at Lowick Show

A Herdwick ram at Lowick Show

Thor Atkinson with his Cattle Show Champion Limousin Bull

The Lowick show ground

The Lowick show ground

 Morgan Pearce, from Barrow, Pentreced David
Morgan Pearce, from Barrow, Pentreced David
Rain fails to dampen spirits as popular south Cumbria agricultural show returns for 159th year
COMMUNITY spirit shone through as hundreds came together to celebrate rural and country life at one of south Cumbria's most popular agricultural events.

SUMMER FUN Some of the coaches and children who took part in the summer sporting acitivies at Ulverston Laisure Centre LINDSEY DICKINGS

KICKING ON Raeph Mayes takes part in a game of football as part of the summer sports activities at Ulverston Leisure Centre LINDSEY DICKINGS

BIG HIT Morgan Griffiths takes a swing during a cricket match at Ulverston LINDSEY DICKINGS

DELIVERY GIRL Isla Hadwin bowls during a game of cricket LINDSEY DICKINGS

ACTIVITIES JUNIOR SPORT -- Ulverston Leisure Centre activities day // Pictured: (from secound left) Lucie-Sue Athersmith, Maya Botterill and Evie Botterill Tuesday 16th August 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS

ACTIVITIES JUNIOR SPORT -- Ulverston Leisure Centre activities day // Pictured: Josh Hislop Tuesday 16th August 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS

ACTIVITIES JUNIOR SPORT -- Ulverston Leisure Centre activities day // Pictured: Play parachute fun Tuesday 16th August 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS

 SUMMER FUN Some of the coaches and children who took part in the summer sporting acitivies at Ulverston Laisure Centre LINDSEY DICKINGS
SUMMER FUN Some of the coaches and children who took part in the summer sporting acitivies at Ulverston Laisure Centre LINDSEY DICKINGS
Summer sports prove a hit at Ulverston
A MULTI-SPORTS summer school at Ulverston Leisure Centre proved to be a massive hit with children, writes JAMES MADDEN.

The Mooncats (photo by Andrew Rose)

The Twitchers (photo by Adam Kappa)

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 The Mooncats (photo by Andrew Rose)
The Mooncats (photo by Andrew Rose)
The Mooncats set to headline Ulverston garden party
THE first-ever Globestonbury takes place in South Cumbria this weekend.

Jess Morgan

Jess Morgan

 Jess Morgan
Jess Morgan
Lakes date for radio-acclaimed folk performer
ACCLAIMED folk singer-songwriter Jess Morgan performs an intimate concert in the Lake District this weekend.

ENTERTAINING Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show

Sisters Zara, Leah and Anya Clough, of Marton, with their grey ponies

Jackie Purnell, of Boot, won a first with her collie, Harry

Melody Watson, from Roose, with first prize-winning Shire, Duke

Sisters Freya Macdonald and Olivia Robinson with the prize-winning old English gamecock

Treecarver Tom Smith, from Bouth, at work

Six-year-old Holly Dilks on George

Corney Mill Melody shown by Gillian Nicholson

The Shire horses attracted a huge crowd

Gay Goodson, from Grizedale, weaves an oak swill basket

Pals Bella Parsons, of Broughton, and Megan Roper, from Ulverston, tuck into a hot dog

Isabell Jordan with Aggie

Orchard Donkey Sanctuary

Crowds enjoy the warm weather

Fun on the climbing frame

 ENTERTAINING Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show
ENTERTAINING Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show
Delighted visitors bask in summer sun at agricultural show
FAMILIES basked in the sunshine at one of the county's favourite agricultural shows.

Shepherdess Elaine Hill will perform a guest demonstration at the show

 Shepherdess Elaine Hill will perform a guest demonstration at the show
Shepherdess Elaine Hill will perform a guest demonstration at the show
Traditional agricultural show fun for bank holiday weekend
ONE of the county's favourite agricultural shows is set to be a highlight of the summer calendar as organisers prepare for a fun-packed day of country tradition.
Ukip leadership contender Bill Etheridge suggested the national broadcaster should be sold off
Ukip leadership contender Bill Etheridge suggested the national broadcaster should be sold off
Ukip leadership contender Bill Etheridge suggested the national broadcaster should be sold off
Ukip leadership hopeful Bill Etheridge calls for BBC to be privatised
A Ukip leadership hopeful has called for the BBC to be privatised to stop voters having "left-wing propaganda rammed down our throats".
Ukip leadership contender Bill Etheridge
Ukip leadership contender Bill Etheridge
Ukip leadership contender Bill Etheridge
Ukip leadership hopeful Bill Etheridge calls for BBC to be privatised
A Ukip leadership hopeful has called for the BBC to be privatised to stop voters having "left-wing propaganda rammed down our throats".

DEVOTED Caroline and Ben Butterfield on their wedding day

Ben Butterfield with his children

Ben Butterfield, his wife Caroline and their four daughters

Ben Butterfield racing. NICK BRADBURY.

 DEVOTED Caroline and Ben Butterfield on their wedding day
DEVOTED Caroline and Ben Butterfield on their wedding day
Tributes to adored Barrow husband and father, 39, after losing cancer battle
HEARTFELT tributes have been paid to an adored dad-of-four who has lost his fight with cancer aged 39.

Stewart Ottley and the submerged car on the A595

Stewart Ottley of Askam who saved an elderly man from his stranded car

The submerged car at Duddon Bridge. PHOTO: JO MCGRATH

Pig Street, in Bootle

Flooding in Bootle

Emergency services in Pig Street, Bootle

Traffic battles through the floods on aptly named Watery lane in Ulverston

After the deluge there is very little dry land at the rear of Steel Street in Ulverston

 Stewart Ottley and the submerged car on the A595
Stewart Ottley and the submerged car on the A595
Good Samaritan is hailed as a hero as devastating floods hit Cumbria once again
A MAN who waded through waist-high flood water to save an elderly man from his stranded car has been hailed as a hero.

The junction with the C5009 and the A595

 The junction with the C5009 and the A595
The junction with the C5009 and the A595
Motorists to be hit by delays as road used as A595 shortcut to be closed for three days
MOTORISTS will be hit by delays as work is carried out to install a new water connection on a road often used as a shortcut by A595 users.

Ben Butterfield racing. NICK BRADBURY.

Ben Butterfield with friend Mark McSweeney and a collection of Minis

Ben Butterfield racing a Mini

Ben Butterfield and Mark McSweeney building Minis

Ben Butterfield racing. NICK BRADBURY.

Signed photograph from F1 legend Sir Stirling Moss to Ben Butterfield which Mr Butterfield received with a letter before he died.

 Ben Butterfield racing. NICK BRADBURY.
Ben Butterfield racing. NICK BRADBURY.
Barrow motorsport gentleman inspires friends and F1 legend
A Barrow gentleman of motorsport inspired his friends from the track and even a Formula One legend with his courageous fight against cancer.

Pig Street, Bootle. LEANNE BOLGER

Flooding in Bootle. LEANNE BOLGER

The A595 closed because of flooding. LEANNE BOLGER

The A595 closed because of flooding. LEANNE BOLGER

Map showing the flood alert area.

Emergency response in Bootle. LEANNE BOLGER

The scene this morning in Bootle. LEANNE BOLGER

Bootle flooding. LEANNE BOLGER

Flooding in Bootle. LEANNE BOLGER

Flooding in Bootle. LEANNE BOLGER

Rescuers at the scene in Bootle. LEANNE BOLGER

Flooding in Watery Lane, Ulverston. MILTON HAWORTH

Watery Lane in Ulverston. MILTON HAWORTH

Watery Lane in Ulverston. MILTON HAWORTH

Dragley Beck in Ulverston. IAN DUNSTAN

Flooding at Corney Fell. JO MCGRATH

Flooding at Duddon Bridge. JO MCGRATH

A submerged car at Duddon Bridge. JO MCGRATH

Sandra Duck owner of Low Millhome, one of the flooded properties in Bootle. LEANNE BOLGER

Bootle floods. LEANNE BOLGER

Flooding in Bootle. LEANNE BOLGER

Councillor Andrew Butcher assess the water levels near North Lonsdale Road in Ulverston. SUBMITTED

 Pig Street, Bootle. LEANNE BOLGER
Pig Street, Bootle. LEANNE BOLGER
Flash floods cause chaos in South Cumbria as river levels remain high
FLOODING has caused chaos across South Cumbria today, with homes evacuated and traffic grinding to a halt.

SHOW -- Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show // Pictured: General views Saturday 29th August 2015. LINDSEY DICKINGS

SHOW -- Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show // Pictured: General views Saturday 29th August 2015. LINDSEY DICKINGS

SHOW -- Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show // Pictured: (l-r) Logan Dreghorn, 2, and Rory Dreghorn, 7, from Waberthwaite exploring the McCormick tractor section of the show. Saturday 29th August 2015. LINDSEY DICKINGS

 SHOW -- Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show // Pictured: General views Saturday 29th August 2015. LINDSEY DICKINGS
SHOW -- Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show // Pictured: General views Saturday 29th August 2015. LINDSEY DICKINGS
Bosses say popular Cumbrian show will go ahead as planned.
A POPULAR agriculture show is set to go ahead as planned despite stormy weather hitting south Cumbria.