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The Rev Nick Devenish, team vicar of Cartmel Priory and Field Broughton

The historic 12th century Cartmel Priory, in Cartmel


          The Rev Nick Devenish, team vicar of Cartmel Priory and Field Broughton
The Rev Nick Devenish, team vicar of Cartmel Priory and Field Broughton
Historic South Lakes church in breakaway move
A SUCCESSFUL team behind the running of one of the region's most historic churches has applied to formally strike out on its own.

Barrow fire station

The fire at Admiral Court in which 75-year-old Kenneth Olliver died in September 2015

Yvonne McCorquodale died after a house fire in Newbarns Road, Barrow, in July 2015

Yvonne McCorquodale died after a house fire in Newbarns Road, Barrow, in July 2015

Yvonne McCorquodale who died after a house fire in Newbarns Road, Barrow, in July 2015

The fire at Admiral Court in which 75-year-old Kenneth Olliver died in September 2015

A file photo of a firefighter's locker at Barrow Fire Station

 Barrow fire station
Barrow fire station
EXCLUSIVE: Barrow firefighters say 'There has never been a greater risk of dying in a fire'
IN the past five years, firefighter numbers in Cumbria have been cut by 49 while in the same period, fire-related deaths have increased to record levels. AMY FENTON speaks to firefighters on the front line and examines the links between the two
The number of new jobs created in science and engineering will far outstrip the opportunities in other fields, research suggests
The number of new jobs created in science and engineering will far outstrip the opportunities in other fields, research suggests
The number of new jobs created in science and engineering will far outstrip the opportunities in other fields, research suggests
More girls needed as science and engineering lead employment boom
Science, research, engineering and technology jobs will grow at double the rate of other occupations, creating 142,000 extra positions over the next few years, a study shows.

Cumbrian Songs and Stories is a variety show by storyteller Steve Wharton.

Amy Stretch-Parker, from Ulverston

 Cumbrian Songs and Stories is a variety show by storyteller Steve Wharton.
Cumbrian Songs and Stories is a variety show by storyteller Steve Wharton.
Furness tales feature in Cumbrian variety show
THE county's legendary tales are played out on stage in Barrow next month, as musician and storyteller Steve Wharton brings his Cumbrian Songs and Stories show to The Forum.

READY TO RACE Members of the Furness Schools cross-country squad training at Furness Academy ahead of the county championships next week JON GRANGER

WARMED UP Furness cross-county runners prepare to practice JON GRANGER

FLEET OF FOOT Members of the Furness Schools girls cross-country teams in training JON GRANGER

BEST FOOT FORWARD Members of the Furness Schools boys cross-country teams in training JON GRANGER

 READY TO RACE Members of the Furness Schools cross-country squad training at Furness Academy ahead of the county championships next week JON GRANGER
READY TO RACE Members of the Furness Schools cross-country squad training at Furness Academy ahead of the county championships next week JON GRANGER
Furness runners ready to take on Cumbria in county cross-country champs
RUNNERS from across Furness and South Cumbria head to Sedbergh School on Wednesday for the county cross-country championships.

Pylon protesters gather in the Square at Broughton

Annette Carmichael of Broughton

Emma Gittins of Broughton

 Pylon protesters gather in the Square at Broughton
Pylon protesters gather in the Square at Broughton
Pylon protesters take to streets for last-ditch rally in Broughton
MAYBE you’re a lifelong resident, maybe you’re an occasional visitor, or perhaps you just pass through on your commute. Whatever your connection to the Duddon valley - it needs you.

RUN FOR FUN Some of the kids taking part in the holiday sports camp at Ulverston Leisure Centre LINDSEY DICKINGS

FAB FOOTBALL Sam Allison on the ball at Ulverston Leisure Centre LINDSEY DICKINGS

BANG ON TARGET Leo Bangham ready for dodgeball action LINDSEY DICKINGS

SAFE HANDS Archie Reay clutches the ball LINDSEY DICKINGS

ALL SMILES William Bursyd enjoying the holiday activities at Ulverston Leisure Centre LINDSEY DICKINGS

WILE-Y CHARACTER Jacob Wiles takes part in football coaching at Ulverston Leisure Centre LINDSEY DICKINGS

OSCAR WINNER Oscar Reay has fun at Ulverston LINDSEY DICKINGS

HAVE A GO Joe Bibby on the ball LINDSEY DICKINGS

JUNIOR SPORT -- Sports camp at Ulverston Lesiure centre // Pictured: Some of the kids taking part with the coaches Monday 19th December 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS

 RUN FOR FUN Some of the kids taking part in the holiday sports camp at Ulverston Leisure Centre LINDSEY DICKINGS
RUN FOR FUN Some of the kids taking part in the holiday sports camp at Ulverston Leisure Centre LINDSEY DICKINGS
Holiday sporting fun for kids in Ulverston
SPORT-mad youngsters got the chance to sample a variety of different activities when Ulverston Leisure Centre held the latest of their holiday camps over the Christmas break.

The Power Without Pylons march from Askam and Broughton to Kirkby on New Year's Day. JON GRANGER

Louise Allonby

 The Power Without Pylons march from Askam and Broughton to Kirkby on New Year's Day. JON GRANGER
The Power Without Pylons march from Askam and Broughton to Kirkby on New Year's Day. JON GRANGER
OPINION: Here's hoping people power can win over the pylon proposals in the Duddon Valley
As hard acts to follow go, 2016 is up there with the best. What a year. Brexit, president Trump and Leicester City winning the Premier League being just a few of the astonishing highlights.

Two soldiers who died in January 1917 are buried next to each other at Barrow cemetery - Pte James McGrath and Company Sergeant Major H. Lynch BILL MYERS battle-jan-03

Isaac Dugdale is buried at Ambleside churchyard BILL MYERS battle-jan-03

Tower Hill Memorial at London SUBMITTED battle-jan-03

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery SUBMITTED battle-jan-03

 Two soldiers who died in January 1917 are buried next to each other at Barrow cemetery - Pte James McGrath and Company Sergeant Major H. Lynch BILL MYERS battle-jan-03
Two soldiers who died in January 1917 are buried next to each other at Barrow cemetery - Pte James McGrath and Company Sergeant Major H. Lynch BILL MYERS battle-jan-03
January South Cumbrian casualty toll as war raged on a century ago
THERE were no major battles raging in January 1917 but the casualty toll for South Cumbrian soldiers in the First World War kept rising.

The Power Without Pylons march to Kirkby on New Year's Day. PHOTO: JON GRANGER

Furness against giant pylons march from Askam and Broughton to Kirkby in Furness, on New Year's Day. Pictured: Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock with his daughter Molly after speaking at the event. PHOTO: JON GRANGER

Askam marcher Annette Garforth. PHOTO: JON GRANGER

Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock speaking at the event. PHOTO: JON GRANGER

Barefoot marcher. PHOTO: JON GRANGER

The Power Without Pylons march to Kirkby on New Year's Day. PHOTO: JON GRANGER

Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock after speaking at the event. PHOTO: JON GRANGER

young protester Elliott Hawkins. PHOTO: JON GRANGER

The Power Without Pylons march to Kirkby on New Year's Day. PHOTO: JON GRANGER

The Power Without Pylons march to Kirkby on New Year's Day. PHOTO: JON GRANGER

 The Power Without Pylons march to Kirkby on New Year's Day. PHOTO: JON GRANGER
The Power Without Pylons march to Kirkby on New Year's Day. PHOTO: JON GRANGER
WITH VIDEO: Residents unite in protest against plans to build pylons across Duddon valley
HUNDREDS of campaigners came out in force for a protest walk against plans to erect 50m tall pylons pylons across the Duddon Valley.

Broughton railway station around 1900 SUBMITTED drunk-dec-31

Coniston railway station SUBMITTED drunk-dec-31

A train pulling in at Coniston railway station in the 1950s EM ARCHIVE drunk-dec-31

Foxfield station was the start of the branch line to Coniston. It is shown here around 1890 SUBMITTED drunk-dec-31

Woodland station was one of the halts on the Foxfield to Coniston branch line SUBMITTED drunk-dec-31

 Broughton railway station around 1900 SUBMITTED drunk-dec-31
Broughton railway station around 1900 SUBMITTED drunk-dec-31
Jailed for being drunk in charge of a steam train
THERE were no cars or breathalyser tests in Victorian times but you could still end up behind bars in Furness for being a drink-driver of a steam train.

Kirkby residents are determined to stop 50m pylons running through their village

John Woodcock at a pylons meeting in Broughton

 Kirkby residents are determined to stop 50m pylons running through their village
Kirkby residents are determined to stop 50m pylons running through their village
MP rallies Furness residents to make a stand against pylons
A FINAL rallying call has been made by a local MP for residents to join an anti-pylon protest.

TANMGERINE DREAM Furness Cavs pair Joe McGladdery and Joe Amison are signed by Blackpool LINDSEY DICKINGS

LITH FOUR-EVER Andy Litherland scores four against Oxford LEANNE BOLGER

CHAMPIONS Furness win the Cumbria School Games CHRIS WEST

PURE FANTASY James Moffatt's Fantasy King, which won the Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap Chase JON GRANGER

CELEBRATION Liam Hughes is mobbed after scoring the winner for Barrow AFC against Aldershot Town MILTON HAWORTH

STAYING PUT Oliver Wilkes confirmed his intention to stay on with Barrow Raiders for 2017 RICHARD LAND

CENTURY Sam Dutton made a ton for Cumberland against Norfolk SUBMITTED

 TANMGERINE DREAM Furness Cavs pair Joe McGladdery and Joe Amison are signed by Blackpool LINDSEY DICKINGS
TANMGERINE DREAM Furness Cavs pair Joe McGladdery and Joe Amison are signed by Blackpool LINDSEY DICKINGS
Evening Mail local sports review of the year: Part three - July to September
IN the third of a four-part review of 2016, the Evening Mail Sportsdesk look back at July, August and September.

John Woodcock

 John Woodcock
John Woodcock
Opinion: Join our New Year's Day walk and make a stand against giant pylons
I KNOW how excited you will all be getting about Sunday's New Year's Day dip in Earnse bay and other spots. That magical feeling of numbness as you strip off and your hungover toes touch the icy sand. Being winded by the shock of the water. Then afterwards wondering if you will ever be warm again. A brush with the Irish Sea is truly the highlight of the year.

Sisters Frances Brown (left) and Kathleen Uren bringing a festive smile to their craft stall JON GRANGER

Thirteen-year-old Rona Bisset and Helen Henderson of Broughton with their Rustic Reindeer display

Toni McClelland and Paige Dobson with their bottle tombola stall to help raise funds for World Challenge trip to Malaysia

Leah Watson of Askam with Santa

 Sisters Frances Brown (left) and Kathleen Uren bringing a festive smile to their craft stall JON GRANGER
Sisters Frances Brown (left) and Kathleen Uren bringing a festive smile to their craft stall JON GRANGER
Dalton school celebrates festive season with record-breaking Christmas market
AN ambitious Dalton school was transformed into a festive wonderland as it marked the end of the winter term by hosting its biggest ever European Christmas Market.

Volunteers shown at work on the Longhouse Project, near Seathwaite SUBMITTED valley-dec-21

Volunteers shown at work on the Longhouse Project, near Seathwaite SUBMITTED valley-dec-21

 Volunteers shown at work on the Longhouse Project, near Seathwaite SUBMITTED valley-dec-21
Volunteers shown at work on the Longhouse Project, near Seathwaite SUBMITTED valley-dec-21
Update expected on archaeology dig
AN update on a community archaeology project will start the 2017 season of talks for the Duddon Valley Local History Group.

Inscriptions left by First World War conscientious objectors, near Broughton-in-Furness, Lake District National Park, Cumbria. Photo credit should read: Historic England/PA Wire

Inscriptions left by First World War conscientious objectors on a rock outcrop near Broughton

 Inscriptions left by First World War conscientious objectors, near Broughton-in-Furness, Lake District National Park, Cumbria. Photo credit should read: Historic England/PA Wire
Inscriptions left by First World War conscientious objectors, near Broughton-in-Furness, Lake District National Park, Cumbria. Photo credit should read: Historic England/PA Wire
Furness relic of First World War receives protected status
A REMARKABLE relic of the First World has put a Furness market town on the map after it received protected status by Historic England.

John Woodcock at the pylons meeting in Broughton

Kirkby residents are determined to stop 50m pylons running through their village: LEANNE BOLGER

No to Pylons sign, Kirkby: LEANNE BOLGER

 John Woodcock at the pylons meeting in Broughton
John Woodcock at the pylons meeting in Broughton
Barrow MP set to join anti-pylon campaigners for New Year's Day protest walk
A LEADING politician is set to join forces with environmental campaigners in a New Year's Day protest walk against a controversial plan to erect 50-metre high pylons across south Cumbria.
A Bronze Age funerary barrow in Shooters Hill, south-east London, the last remaining of a group of six, is one of more than 1,000 places given protected status by Historic England. (Historic England/PA) The water chute at Wicksteed Park in Kettering, Northamptonshire, built in 1926, has been listed at Grade II by Historic England. (Anna Bridson/Historic England/PA) One of a series of six Victorian lamp-posts in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, designed in 1848, that have been listed at Grade II by Historic England. (Historic England/PA) Inscriptions left by First World War conscientious objectors, near Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, which were given protected status by Historic England. (Historic England/PA) A shipwreck on Madbrain Sands in Minehead, Somerset, one of more than 1,000 places given protected status by Historic England in 2016. (Historic England/PA) 18th century artificial bee hives in St Teath, Bodmin, Cornwall, which have been listed at Grade II by Historic England. (Emma Trevarthen/PA) Gunboat sheds associated with the Crimean War at Haslar Gunboat Yard, Gosport, as the site has been listed at Grade I by Historic England. (Steve Cole/Historic England/PA) A rare clapper bridge in Castleton, Whitby, North Yorkshire, which has been listed at Grade II by Historic England. (Historic England/PA)
A Bronze Age funerary barrow in Shooters Hill, south-east London, the last remaining of a group of six, is one of more than 1,000 places given protected status by Historic England. (Historic England/PA)
A Bronze Age funerary barrow in Shooters Hill, south-east London, the last remaining of a group of six, is one of more than 1,000 places given protected status by Historic England. (Historic England/PA)
Bronze Age burial site in suburbia given heritage protection status
A Bronze Age burial site in suburban London, Victorian lamp-posts and Britain's oldest water chute ride are among the more unusual heritage protected this year.

NATIONAL SUCCESS British fell running champion Emily Swarbrick JON GRANGER

HEADING FOR HOME Emily Swarbrick races at the Loweswater Show this summer TOM KAY

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Bottle's Emily Swarbrick (left) races Germany's Milena Leint at the Ennerdale Show JOHN STORY

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Emily Swarbrick goes through her training routine JON GRANGER

LIMBERING UP Emily Swarbrick. JON GRANGER

SMILES BETTER British fell running champion Emily Swarbrick JON GRANGER

AT FULL STRETCH Emily Swarbrick JON GRANGER

Emily Swarbrick at the BOFRA presentations Richard Handford

Emily Swarbrick at the BOFRA presentations Richard Handford

 NATIONAL SUCCESS British fell running champion Emily Swarbrick JON GRANGER
NATIONAL SUCCESS British fell running champion Emily Swarbrick JON GRANGER
Bootle's national champion Emily Swarbrick is hitting new heights
EMILY Swarbrick is a British fell running champion - yet she came so close to packing the sport in after just a single race.

Broughton's Manor Arms proprietor Scott Varty

Prince of wales, Foxfield, won the West Pennines Best Ccider Pub of the Year in 2015

Prince of Wales landlords Stuart Johnson and Lynda Johnson

Broughton's Manor Arms proprietor Scott Varty

The Prince of Wales, Foxfield

 Broughton's Manor Arms proprietor Scott Varty
Broughton's Manor Arms proprietor Scott Varty
The rural pubs in south Cumbria which are fighting back from the brink
HUNDREDS of them were closing every month but after years of decline, rural pubs are fighting back in a bid to beat a suffering industry.

Firefighters working to release casualties following the crash. Picture: Ulverston Fire

Firefighters working to release casualties following the crash. Picture: Ulverston Fire

 Firefighters working to release casualties following the crash. Picture: Ulverston Fire
Firefighters working to release casualties following the crash. Picture: Ulverston Fire
Pictures reveal dramatic scenes after two-vehicle crash on main road between South and West Cumbria
FIREFIGHTERS have been praised for their work in releasing casualties trapped after a horrific smash on the A595.
Three fire crews called to blaze at Furness home
THREE fire crews were called to a chimney fire at Grizebeck.

Tudor Square, Dalton, where Jim Walton was born in 1929 SUBMITTED diary-nov-24

Dalton author Jim Walton EM ARCHIVE diary-nov-24

 Tudor Square, Dalton, where Jim Walton was born in 1929 SUBMITTED diary-nov-24
Tudor Square, Dalton, where Jim Walton was born in 1929 SUBMITTED diary-nov-24
When Dalton boys' toys included an old army gun
JIM Walton has been researching and writing about the history of Dalton for many years but today we start a look at his personal story of life in the town through the decades.

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PROPERTY: Modern Broughton home is perfect for adults and youngsters
A BEAUTIFUL elegant living space is how Danielle Rushton describes her much-loved family home to SUSAN GOODSON.

Duddon area, Ulpha Bridge

 Duddon area, Ulpha Bridge
Duddon area, Ulpha Bridge
National park to pay full costs of Lakes planning appeal
A PLANNING row has ended with a national park authority having to cough up the full costs of an appeal after it "acted unreasonably".
UPDATE: Power cuts planned for homes in Barrow, Walney and Dalton today
A SERIES of power cuts are set to hit homes across South Cumbria.

Ruby Jackson and Abbie Tyson with the car from Captain Shaw's C of E Primary School, Bootle, named the Captain's Gold

Broughton-in-Furness Church of England Primary School pupils watch as their car is tested to see how far it will travel

Pupils from Waberthwaite C of E Primary School with their car, named Indestructible Lightning

Black Combe School's car Flash is put through its paces

 Ruby Jackson and Abbie Tyson with the car from Captain Shaw's C of E Primary School, Bootle, named the Captain's Gold
Ruby Jackson and Abbie Tyson with the car from Captain Shaw's C of E Primary School, Bootle, named the Captain's Gold
Schools go head to head in ultimate engineering challenge at Millom School
BRIGHT sparks across the Millom area have been impressing business bosses with their creativity and science skills.

A595 is blocked in both directions

 A595 is blocked in both directions
A595 is blocked in both directions
Road cleared after two vehicle collision
A MAJOR Cumbrian road was blocked after two vehicles collided earlier this evening.
M6 motorway to be closed overnight during two-week repairs to bridge
MOTORISTS who use the M6 are being warned about upcoming road closures while bridge repairs are carried out.
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