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NAMED AND SHAMED: Three firms in Barrow and South Cumbria fail to pay minimum wage
THE government has named and shamed three companies which together failed to pay 24 workers the minimum wage.

The women's hospital at the County Lunatic Asylum in Lancaster SUBMITTED census-feb-15

A dormitory at the County Lunatic Asylum in Lancaster SUBMITTED census-feb-15

 The women's hospital at the County Lunatic Asylum in Lancaster SUBMITTED census-feb-15
The women's hospital at the County Lunatic Asylum in Lancaster SUBMITTED census-feb-15
The 91 South Cumbrians confined in Lancaster's mental institution
Mental illness has always been carefully hidden from public gaze.

Pupils from Lindal and Marton Primary School attended the national Young Voices school choirs event at the Manchester Arena on Thursday February 9.

Pupils from Lindal and Marton Primary School attended the national Young Voices school choirs event at the Manchester Arena on Thursday February 9.

Pupils from Lindal and Marton Primary School attended the national Young Voices school choirs event at the Manchester Arena on Thursday February 9.

Pupils from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School attended their Young Voices school choirs event at the Manchester Arena on Wednesday February 1.

Pupils from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School attended their Young Voices school choirs event at the Manchester Arena on Wednesday February 1.

Pupils from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School attended their Young Voices school choirs event at the Manchester Arena on Wednesday February 1.

Pupils from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School attended their Young Voices school choirs event at the Manchester Arena on Wednesday February 1.

Children from the Key Stage 2 choir at Ormsgill Nursery and Primary School took part in the national Young Voices choir concert on Thursday February 9.

Children from the Key Stage 2 choir at Ormsgill Nursery and Primary School took part in the national Young Voices choir concert on Thursday February 9.

 Pupils from Lindal and Marton Primary School attended the national Young Voices school choirs event at the Manchester Arena on Thursday February 9.
Pupils from Lindal and Marton Primary School attended the national Young Voices school choirs event at the Manchester Arena on Thursday February 9.
Youngsters from Barrow, Ormsgill and Lindal and Marton schools raise the roof during national choir concerts
YOUNGSTERS have been helping raise the roof of one of the country’s most popular music venues, during a series of singing events featuring more than 8,000 school pupils.

Furness Magistrates Court in Barrow JON GRANGER

 Furness Magistrates Court in Barrow JON GRANGER
Furness Magistrates Court in Barrow JON GRANGER
Man and woman due in court accused of having sex in public in Barrow
A MAN and a woman from Dalton have denied having sex in a public place.

Millom Partnership Group at Young Voices, Manchester Arena. The choir is made up of children from Black Combe Junior School, St James' Catholic Primary School, Millom School, Haverigg Primary School and Broughton Primary School.

Millom Partnership Group at Young Voices, Manchester Arena. The choir is made up of children from Black Combe Junior School, St James' Catholic Primary School, Millom School, Haverigg Primary School and Broughton Primary School.

Greengate Junior School Young Voices rehearsals.

LEANNE BOLGER

Penny Ritchie and Lucy Swarbrick from Low Furness CE Primary School at Young Voices last Thursday.

Low Furness CE Primary School pupils at Young Voices 2017.

Jack Silvie, Jamie Jackson and Oliver Goodwin from St Paul's CE Junior School, Barrow, at Young Voices.

Lindal and Marton Primary School choir, with staff, who went to Young Voices 2017 at Manchester Arena.

St Paul's CE Junior School, Barrow, at Young Voices, Manchester Arena. Pictured (left to right) are Jack Silvie, Jamie Jackson and Oliver Goodwin

Gemma Lewis from Greengate Junior School. LEANNE BOLGER

Low Furness CE Primary School at Young Voices 2017, Manchester Arena.

The view Low Furness pupils had at Young Voices last Thursday night.

Penny Ritchie and Lucy Swarbrick from Low Furness CE Primary School.

Pupils from Low Furness CE Primary School at Young Voices 2017.

Pupils from Low Furness CE Primary School at Young Voices 2017.

Isla Robertson from Low Furness CE Primary School.

Hailie Jade Stafford from Greengate Junior School.

LEANNE BOLGER

Lexi Robson from Greengate Junior School. LEANNE BOLGER

St Paul's CE Junior School, Barrow, at Young Voices, Manchester Arena.

 Millom Partnership Group at Young Voices, Manchester Arena. The choir is made up of children from Black Combe Junior School, St James' Catholic Primary School, Millom School, Haverigg Primary School and Broughton Primary School.
Millom Partnership Group at Young Voices, Manchester Arena. The choir is made up of children from Black Combe Junior School, St James' Catholic Primary School, Millom School, Haverigg Primary School and Broughton Primary School.
Pupils sing their hearts out at Young Voices concerts
AMAZED youngsters have performed pop medleys and accompanied beatboxing tracks when at an international arena where chart toppers are usually on the bill.

The cast of the A Word, including Christopher Eccleston, return to the Lake District

Actor Christopher Eccleston at the Black Cock pub in Broughton

 The cast of the A Word, including Christopher Eccleston, return to the Lake District
The cast of the A Word, including Christopher Eccleston, return to the Lake District
Cameras set to roll on second series of Lakes-set drama
FILMING on a second series of a groundbreaking drama that has highlighted issues surrounding autism to millions of viewers is expected to start within weeks.

SITE: Dalton Fire Station in Broughton Road closed two years ago and was sold at a public auction for £13,000 in September 2014

 SITE: Dalton Fire Station in Broughton Road closed two years ago and was sold at a public auction for £13,000 in September 2014
SITE: Dalton Fire Station in Broughton Road closed two years ago and was sold at a public auction for £13,000 in September 2014
Plan to turn Dalton fire station into houses given go-ahead
A FIRE station which was closed amid fierce community protests will be turned into housing after town planners gave development the green light.

Joe Walker at Millom Ironworks in 1970 with the steam locomotive David EM ARCHIVE rail-feb-02

The steam locomotive Duke of Gloucester visiting Millom in February 2007 EM ARCHIVE rail-feb-02

Crowds outside Millom railway station for the visit of Princess Alexandra by train in November 1959 EM ARCHIVE rail-feb-02

 Joe Walker at Millom Ironworks in 1970 with the steam locomotive David EM ARCHIVE rail-feb-02
Joe Walker at Millom Ironworks in 1970 with the steam locomotive David EM ARCHIVE rail-feb-02
Millom's long railway history features in talk
STEAM locomotive Scots Guardsman dashed through Millom station pulling an excursion train on Saturday afternoon - keeping alive a town transport tradition stretching back to 1850.

FAST PACE Lizzie Browne ran a quick time in the cross-country race at Broughton MILTON HAWORTH

 FAST PACE Lizzie Browne ran a quick time in the cross-country race at Broughton MILTON HAWORTH
FAST PACE Lizzie Browne ran a quick time in the cross-country race at Broughton MILTON HAWORTH
Lizzie Browne sets standard as Black Combe excel in winter races
BLACK Combe Runners are back in their stride for 2017 after a brace of winter training league races.
How MPs voted to give Brexit Bill a second reading
MPs voted by 498 votes to 114, a majority of 384, to give the European Union (Notification Of Withdrawal) Bill a second reading.

SHOW TIME: Thomas Huddleston and William Winder from Wallend farm, Broughton at last year's show LEANNE BOLGER

TREASURER: Kathy Edmondson

 SHOW TIME: Thomas Huddleston and William Winder from Wallend farm, Broughton at last year's show LEANNE BOLGER
SHOW TIME: Thomas Huddleston and William Winder from Wallend farm, Broughton at last year's show LEANNE BOLGER
South Cumbria agricultural show at risk of ending if secretary is not found
AN historic agricultural show could be at risk of ending if it doesn't find a secretary.

Dalton Fire Station in Broughton Road closed two years ago and was sold at a public auction for £13,000 in September, 2014.

 Dalton Fire Station in Broughton Road closed two years ago and was sold at a public auction for £13,000 in September, 2014.
Dalton Fire Station in Broughton Road closed two years ago and was sold at a public auction for £13,000 in September, 2014.
Closed Dalton fire station could be transformed into three new homes
A FORMER fire station could be demolished to make way for three new houses.

Much loved writer Mary Welsh, who lived in Broughton for 37 years, has died at the age of 88. SUBMITTED

 Much loved writer Mary Welsh, who lived in Broughton for 37 years, has died at the age of 88. SUBMITTED
Much loved writer Mary Welsh, who lived in Broughton for 37 years, has died at the age of 88. SUBMITTED
Renowned Lake District walking writer Mary Welsh dies
A CHERISHED writer whose 50 books and countless published walks led thousands of hikers over mountains and through the countryside has died.

Raven and Logan appeared before Furness Magistrates' Court on Thursday where they entered pleas of not guilty to committing an act of outraging public decency, contrary to common law.

 Raven and Logan appeared before Furness Magistrates' Court on Thursday where they entered pleas of not guilty to committing an act of outraging public decency, contrary to common law.
Raven and Logan appeared before Furness Magistrates' Court on Thursday where they entered pleas of not guilty to committing an act of outraging public decency, contrary to common law.
Dalton pair deny having sex in a public place
A 40-YEAR-OLD Dalton woman and a 43-year-old Dalton man accused of having sex in public have appeared before magistrates.

Flossie Malavialle

Phil Beer

 Flossie Malavialle
Flossie Malavialle
Venue celebrates 5th birthday with returning headliners
FOLK multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer and French singer-songwriter Flossie Malavialle provide a fantastic double-header in the Lake District this weekend.

The incident occurred on the A595 in Duddon Bridge near Broughton between Duddon Bridge Farm and Lady Hall Lane at 10am on Monday January 23. GOOGLE MAPS

 The incident occurred on the A595 in Duddon Bridge near Broughton between Duddon Bridge Farm and Lady Hall Lane at 10am on Monday January 23. GOOGLE MAPS
The incident occurred on the A595 in Duddon Bridge near Broughton between Duddon Bridge Farm and Lady Hall Lane at 10am on Monday January 23. GOOGLE MAPS
Barrow van driver taken to hospital with whiplash after collision on A595
POLICE have launched an investigation after a Barrow motorist suffered whiplash following a collision on the A595.

THREE MUSKETEERS PANTO --- Cast members on stage for The Three Musketeers at Victory Hall, Broughton, by Broughton Drama Group // Pictured: (l-r) Paul Jordin as Athos, Zack Miller as Porthos and Lesley Skelton as Aramis Sunday 22nd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

THREE MUSKETEERS PANTO --- Cast members on stage for The Three Musketeers at Victory Hall, Broughton, by Broughton Drama Group Sunday 22nd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

THREE MUSKETEERS PANTO --- Cast members on stage for The Three Musketeers at Victory Hall, Broughton, by Broughton Drama Group // Pictured: Matt Berry as Cardinal Richelieu Sunday 22nd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

THREE MUSKETEERS PANTO --- Cast members on stage for The Three Musketeers at Victory Hall, Broughton, by Broughton Drama Group // Pictured: (l-r) Dave Beresford as the Duke of Buckingham and Neil Hastings as Madame Pamplemousse Sunday 22nd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

THREE MUSKETEERS PANTO --- Cast members on stage for The Three Musketeers at Victory Hall, Broughton, by Broughton Drama Group // Pictured: (front l-r) Ceara Hayden as Constance Pamplemousse and Karen Mason as Babette Sunday 22nd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

THREE MUSKETEERS PANTO --- Cast members on stage for The Three Musketeers at Victory Hall, Broughton, by Broughton Drama Group Sunday 22nd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

THREE MUSKETEERS PANTO --- Cast members on stage for The Three Musketeers at Victory Hall, Broughton, by Broughton Drama Group Sunday 22nd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

 THREE MUSKETEERS PANTO --- Cast members on stage for The Three Musketeers at Victory Hall, Broughton, by Broughton Drama Group // Pictured: (l-r) Paul Jordin as Athos, Zack Miller as Porthos and Lesley Skelton as Aramis Sunday 22nd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS
THREE MUSKETEERS PANTO --- Cast members on stage for The Three Musketeers at Victory Hall, Broughton, by Broughton Drama Group // Pictured: (l-r) Paul Jordin as Athos, Zack Miller as Porthos and Lesley Skelton as Aramis Sunday 22nd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS
Swashbuckling panto heading to South Cumbria
A SWASHbuckling production will be entertaining the crowds in South Cumbria this weekend.

PROTEST: Campaigners take part in the march against giant pylons JON GRANGER

CROWDS: The protesters on their march JON GRANGER

PLACARD: Emma Gittins of Broughton MILTON HAWORTH

SAYING NO: Annette Carmichael of Broughton MILTON HAWORTH

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

GETTING INVOLVED: Young protester Elliott Hawkins JON GRANGER

ADDRESS: Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock speaking at the event

PYLONS: (l-R) Graham Robinson, Charles Rowntree and Peter Gillett, Ireleth LEANNE BOLGER

 PROTEST: Campaigners take part in the march against giant pylons JON GRANGER
PROTEST: Campaigners take part in the march against giant pylons JON GRANGER
Thousands of south Cumbria residents respond to National Grid's controversial pylon plan
THOUSANDS of people have taken a stand against the damning prospect of pylons being built across south Cumbria as more than 8,000 responses to the controversial proposal were sent to National Grid.

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.