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WHEEL DEAL The quad bike racing circuit at last year's Coniston Country Fair

HE'S QUACKED IT Tristran Fell, from Ambleside, enjoys the 'hook-a-duck' game

WOOL DONE Tyke Benson with his Herdwick sheep in his first showing ever

STYLE Master of the hounds Mike Nicholson

TOP DOGS The judging of the hounds takes place


          WHEEL DEAL The quad bike racing circuit at last year's Coniston Country Fair
WHEEL DEAL The quad bike racing circuit at last year's Coniston Country Fair
All you need to know about today's Coniston Country Fair
A TRADITIONAL show in the Lake District promises to provide plenty of entertainment for the whole family today.

Cornish skills helped at Park Mine, near Barrow SUBMITTED penzance-jul-22

Many families left Penzance railway station for a new life in Millom or Furness SUBMITTED penzance-jul-22

An iron ore miner at Hodbarrow, Millom, where cornishmen made up a significant proportion of the workforce SUBMITTED penzance-jul-22

A mine boring team in Furness. Cornish skills were in demand in finding ore reserves SUBMITTED penzance-jul-22

Market Jew Street in Penzance BILL MYERS penzance-jul-22

The statue to Sir Humphry Davy in Market Jew Street, Penzance BILL MYERS penzance-jul-22

 Cornish skills helped at Park Mine, near Barrow SUBMITTED penzance-jul-22
Cornish skills helped at Park Mine, near Barrow SUBMITTED penzance-jul-22
Mining links from Penzance to Furness
CORNISH families were heading north 150 years ago when Millom Newtown was born and places such as Askam, Barrow and Dalton were seeing rapid expansion.

A group of hikers were stranded during yesterday's storm

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 A group of hikers were stranded during yesterday's storm STUART WALKER 50078596F006.jpg
A group of hikers were stranded during yesterday's storm STUART WALKER 50078596F006.jpg
Young hikers stranded during Cumbria storm
A GROUP of young women were stranded near Coniston during stormy weather.
Man refused to pick up dog dirt when challenged by council workers
A DOG owner has been handed a £344 bill after he was caught failing to pick up after his whippet.

A previous Illyria production at Brantwood

A Midsummer Night's Dream by Illyria

 A previous Illyria production at Brantwood
A previous Illyria production at Brantwood
Shakespeare and Dahl in Brantwood's outdoor line-up
OUTDOOR theatre returns to the shores of Coniston with two performances from Illyria this summer.

A generic photo of dog dirt.

 A generic photo of dog dirt.
A generic photo of dog dirt.
Dog owner to pay £350 for failing to pick up dog dirt
A DOG owner has been handed a £350 bill after he was caught failing to pick up his pet's dirt.

Birthday girl Emily Jackson with friends

Cumbria Crystal Cup Day at Cartmel Racecourse

Elise Anderson, four, from Barrow

Birthday girl Emily Jackson

The Cartmel Lodge Park Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)

The Cartmel Lodge Park Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)

Cumbria Crystal Cup Day at Cartmel Racecourse

Margaret Porter from Ulverston

Richard Ivison celebrates his 40th birthday with friends, family and winning jockey Brian Harding

 Birthday girl Emily Jackson with friends
Birthday girl Emily Jackson with friends
Birthday celebrations and thrilling racing at Cartmel
RACEGOERS enjoyed thrilling action on the track at a Lake District course's busy barbecue meeting.

Ian Butterfield butchers free range hogget at Yew Tree Farm

A cooking demonstration of free range hogget

Ian Butterfield with some prime hogget

Jo McGrath leads visitors back to the farmhouse after a tour

Yew Tree Open Day included an art exhibtion

Yew Tree Farm owner Jon Watson with two of his young herdwicks

 Ian Butterfield butchers free range hogget at Yew Tree Farm
Ian Butterfield butchers free range hogget at Yew Tree Farm
Herdwick hogget is Britain's new favourite meat
This year people all over the country are celebrating the centenary year of the Herdwick Sheep Breeders' Association.

Callum Slater, NCS student blogger

Callum Slater, NCS student blogger (middle)

 Callum Slater, NCS student blogger
Callum Slater, NCS student blogger
Camp fires and treasured team mates - NCS blog
Callum Slater, 16, of John Ruskin School, Coniston, is taking part in the National Citizen Service. Read about his adventures on the social action project here through his blog.
The 200 Best Pubs in Cumbria
Our colleagues have come up with this list of the Best 200 Pubs in Cumbria.

The signature of Lakeland poet William Wordsworth being sold by International Autograph Auctions, of Nottingham SUBMITTED auction-jul-08

The badge of the 4th Battalion of the Border Regiment being sold by Lockdales, of Ipswich SUBMITTED auction-jul-08

A signed picture of Laurel and hardy being sold by International Autograph Auctions, of Nottingham SUBMITTED auction-jul-08

An etching of Ravenglass by Beatrix Blake being sold by Thomson Roddick Scottish Auctions, at Dumfries SUBMITTED auction-jul-08

A rare 1906 Barrow AFC matchcard against Oldham Athletic being sold by Sportingold, at Saunderton, Buckinghamshire SUBMITTED auction-jul-08

A 1964 Barrow AFC second replay FA Cup programmne being sold by Sportingold, at Saunderton, Buckinghamshire SUBMITTED auction-jul-08

A letter to a Coniston friend by John Ruskin is being sold by International Autograph Auctions, of Nottingham SUBMITTED auction-jul-08

A painting of Coniston attributed to David Cox Junior being sold by Mallins of Oxford SUBMITTED auction-jul-08

Correspondence from Beatrix Potter about a piano music version of Peter Rabbit SUBMITTED auction-jul-08

A Victory Medal awarded to First World War Grasmere casualty Pte W. C. Long SUBMITTED auction-jul-08

 The signature of Lakeland poet William Wordsworth being sold by International Autograph Auctions, of Nottingham SUBMITTED auction-jul-08
The signature of Lakeland poet William Wordsworth being sold by International Autograph Auctions, of Nottingham SUBMITTED auction-jul-08
When Beatrix Potter had Peter Rabbit set to music
THE famous children’s book characters created by Lakeland author Beatrix Potter also featured in sheet music for young piano players in the 1930s.

Artillery trainees at Walney in July 1917 SUBMITTED war-jul-07

A Victorian view of the romantic ruins of Furness Abbey by the artist A. F. Lydon SUBMITTED war-jul-07

An artist's impression of how Furness Abbey might have looked before the Dissolution of the Monasteries SUBMITTED war-jul-07

Lancashire Fusiliers training near Bury in 1915. Similar trenches were dug on Walney Island SUBMITTED war-jul-07

An early map view of Morecambe Bay and the Irish Sea coast from 1607 by Hondius SUBMITTED war-jul-07

An aerial view of Fort Walney SUBMITTED war-jul-07

Coastal defences from the Second World War at Earnse Bay, Walney BILL MYERS war-jul-07

Among the history projects organised in the Headlands to Headspace project has been bracken clearing round the Birkrigg stone circle. The next volunteer session is due on Tuesday, July 12 Louise Martin war-jul-07

 Artillery trainees at Walney in July 1917 SUBMITTED war-jul-07
Artillery trainees at Walney in July 1917 SUBMITTED war-jul-07
Showcase on Walney's military heritage
A LOOK at important remnants of military activity on Walney starts a wide range of archaeology events in Furness this month.

National Citizen Scheme Callum Slater

 National Citizen Scheme Callum Slater
National Citizen Scheme Callum Slater
Say YES to NCS; an experience to change your life
Callum Slater, 16, of John Ruskin School, Coniston, is taking part in the National Citizen Service.

Furness Lions Geoff James and David Salt try on some helmets at Topmark Cycles in Barrow before the Tour de Furness.

MILTON HAWORTH.

Out on Rampside Road in the 50 mile ride for the Tour de Furness 2015.

MILTON HAWORTH

 Furness Lions Geoff James and David Salt try on some helmets at Topmark Cycles in Barrow before the Tour de Furness. MILTON HAWORTH.
Furness Lions Geoff James and David Salt try on some helmets at Topmark Cycles in Barrow before the Tour de Furness. MILTON HAWORTH.
Saddle up! Entries open for Furness cycling extravaganza
THE countdown is on for one of south Cumbria's biggest mass participation events.

Owner Brian Rome in the conservatory at Inglewood House, Foxfield

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Bathroom at Inglewood House, Foxfield

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Master bedroom at Inglewood House, Foxfield

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Wood burning stove in the lounge

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Lounge at Inglewood House, Foxfield

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Kitchen diner at Inglewood House, Foxfield

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Kitchen diner at Inglewood House, Foxfield

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Garden at Inglewood House, Foxfield

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Inglewood House, Foxfield

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 Owner Brian Rome in the conservatory at Inglewood House, Foxfield LINDSEY DICKINGS
Owner Brian Rome in the conservatory at Inglewood House, Foxfield LINDSEY DICKINGS
PROPERTY: Idyllic home has stunning fell views
BEING able to come home from work to a beautiful home with lovely views and in a peaceful location is a winning combination.

WINNER Chris Stirling, of Ambleside, emerged victorious in the Windermere Triathlon JON GRANGER

RUNNER-UP Duncan Eley MILTON HAWORTH

 WINNER Chris Stirling, of Ambleside, emerged victorious in the Windermere Triathlon JON GRANGER
WINNER Chris Stirling, of Ambleside, emerged victorious in the Windermere Triathlon JON GRANGER
Ulverston duo impress as Ambleside's Stirling takes Windermere Tri victory
ULVERSTON Tri Club are celebrating more successes with two top-10 finishes in the Windermere standard distance triathlon.

Striking teachers gather in Eastbourne, East Sussex

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan

 Striking teachers gather in Eastbourne, East Sussex
Striking teachers gather in Eastbourne, East Sussex
Teachers walk out at schools in Barrow, Dalton, Millom and Walney
TEACHERS across England are "solidly" supporting a 24-hour strike which has closed schools and disrupted lessons.

ON THE ROAD Evening Mail writer Gabrielle Rowley pedals along the coast road MILTON HAWORTH

Elysia Harvey and Evening Mail reporter Gabrielle Rowley (right) about to embark on the Go for Jo Triathlon MILTON HAWORTH

Gabrielle Rowley completes the short cycle bike run in the the first leg of the Go for Jo Triathlon

Matt Davies powers up the hill in the Go for Jo Triathlon

Gabrielle Rowley and Elysia Harvey complete the Ulverston triathlon.

Ulverston Triathlon swim.

Elysia Harvey and Gabrielle Rowley cross the line to complete the triathlon.

 ON THE ROAD Evening Mail writer Gabrielle Rowley pedals along the coast road MILTON HAWORTH
ON THE ROAD Evening Mail writer Gabrielle Rowley pedals along the coast road MILTON HAWORTH
Gabrielle gets into gear to give Ulverston triathlon a try
WITH triathlons increasing in popularity, Evening Mail reporter GABRIELLE ROWLEY set about taking part in one for a very good cause.

Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

 Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Power cut still affecting homes in South Cumbria
A POWER cut which affected almost 800 homes is still believed to have left some South Cumbria residents without electricity.

Furness General Hospital

 Furness General Hospital
Furness General Hospital
Visiting times at Furness General Hospital in Barrow
VISITING times at Furness General Hospital in Barrow:

A rare brass token from the Golden Rule pub in Ambleside sold at auction for £220 SUBMITTED auction-jul-02

A postcard of Barrow AFC in the 1921 to 1922 season SUBMITTED auction-jul-02

A piece of specular hematite from Cumbria SUBMITTED auction-jul-02

A painting of the Coniston fells by Alfred William Hunt SUBMITTED auction-jul-02

A letter to Kendal from Lakeland poet Robert Southey SUBMITTED auction-jul-02

Lakeland poet Robert Southey SUBMITTED auction-jul-02

 A rare brass token from the Golden Rule pub in Ambleside sold at auction for £220 SUBMITTED auction-jul-02
A rare brass token from the Golden Rule pub in Ambleside sold at auction for £220 SUBMITTED auction-jul-02
Brass pub coin from Ambleside sells for £220
SMALL and seemingly inconsequential items can sometimes hold a surprising value.

Tom Quinn taking part in the Great North Swim

Tom Quinn takes on the Yorkshire Three Peaks

Tom Quinn takes on the Yorkshire Three Peak

Tom Quinn, from NW Total Engineered Solutions in Barrow

Tom Quinn, from NW Total Engineered Solutions in Barrow

Tom Quinn, from NW Total Engineered Solutions in Barrow

Picture of Everest by Tom Quinn from Kala Patthar.

Tom Quinn sprints towards the finish line of the Brathay Marathon

Tom Quinn celebrates in Paris after cycling from London

Tom Quinn stands on part of Hadrian's Wall while completing The Wall Rat Race

Tom Quinn at the finish of The Wall Rat Race

Tom Quinn at the start of the Cumbrian Way in Carlisle

Tom Quinn walks through the Lake District as he takes on the Cumbrian Way

 Tom Quinn taking part in the Great North Swim
Tom Quinn taking part in the Great North Swim
30 challenges for turning 30: Barrow engineer in bid to complete year-long physical test
A BARROW engineer is marking his 30th by taking on 30 gruelling physical challenges which push his body to the limit.

The leaning virgin statue features in the centre of this postcard from Albert, France, in 1916 SUBMITTED albert-jun-30

A monument on the site of the Ulverston Street Trench at Ovillers, near Albert BILL MYERS albert-jun-30

 The leaning virgin statue features in the centre of this postcard from Albert, France, in 1916 SUBMITTED albert-jun-30
The leaning virgin statue features in the centre of this postcard from Albert, France, in 1916 SUBMITTED albert-jun-30
French battlefield trenches named after Barrow, Ulverston and Dalton
HUNDREDS of Furness troops would have marched through the ruined streets of Albert in the months before the Battle of the Somme - staring at the famous leaning virgin on the town basilica.

In July 1916 The Coliseum, on the corner of Abbey Road and Rawlinson Street, Barrow, had a variety show including the curiously-named Rubber Rompers SUBMITTED eve-jun-28

A movie starring Mary Pickford could be seen at the Palace in Millom SUBMITTED eve-jun-28

A Barrow prisoner of war wrote to his chums at the Burlington Vaults from the German camp at Wittenberg SUBMITTED eve-jun-28

Pont de Nieppe is the burial place of Barrow's Walter John Lange who was forced to join the army by a military tribunal SUBMITTED eve-jun-28

A warning to striking barrow munitions makers SUBMITTED eve-jun-28

A Barrow advertisement from July 1 in 1916 for the Daisy vacuum cleaner SUBMITTED eve-jun-28

The Electric Theatre in Buccleauch Street, Barrow, was showing a film called The Long Arm of the Secret Service in July 1916 EM ARCHIVE eve-jun-28

Stone Cross mansion at Ulverston SUBMITTED eve-jun-28

Waste from extracting copper from Coniston mine spoil heaps by an electrical process BILL MYERS eve-jun-28

 In July 1916 The Coliseum, on the corner of Abbey Road and Rawlinson Street, Barrow, had a variety show including the curiously-named Rubber Rompers SUBMITTED eve-jun-28
In July 1916 The Coliseum, on the corner of Abbey Road and Rawlinson Street, Barrow, had a variety show including the curiously-named Rubber Rompers SUBMITTED eve-jun-28
Furness life on eve of Somme battle in 1916
WHEN the Barrow News went to press on Saturday July 1 in 1916 its readers could have had little idea that hundreds of Furness men were caught up in a battle of historic proportions - which many of them would not survive.

A pair of cast iron Furness Railway bench ends SUBMITTED auction-jun-11

A Furness Railwaycast iron canopy support said to be from Ulverston station SUBMITTED auction-jun-11

A Furness Railway bridge weight warning sign SUBMITTED auction-jun-11

A Furness Railway handlamp from Haverthwaite station SUBMITTED auction-jun-11

 A pair of cast iron Furness Railway bench ends SUBMITTED auction-jun-11
A pair of cast iron Furness Railway bench ends SUBMITTED auction-jun-11
Furness Railway Haverthwaite hand lamp sells for £3,100
A RARE Furness Railway hand lamp for Haverthwaite station almost tripled its auction estimate to sell for more than £3,000.

Barrow Island Station c.1964

John Lawrence with a painting from a Furness Railway carriage

Angela Smith learns camera skills from Cinematographer Tommi Terminet

Actors Emma Halpin and Colin Waite at Barrow Station

 Barrow Island Station c.1964
Barrow Island Station c.1964
Furness railway heritage celebrated in photography, animation, and film
A NEW exhibition celebrating the region's historic rail network opens this month.

Father reading a greeting card with his daughters

Gemma Greenbank from Hawkshead Brewery

Off-road driving in the Lake District

Hot air ballooning in the Lake District

Afternoon Tea at the Macdonald Hotel in Windermere

Virgin hot air Balloon experience

Off-road driving in the Lake District

 Father reading a greeting card with his daughters
Father reading a greeting card with his daughters
Something different for dad this Father's Day
ALTHOUGH many dads insist they are not in the slightest way picky, the perfect Father's Day gift can often be a tough nut to crack.

Val Squire and Brian Squire share a kiss after their wedding

The new Mr and Mrs Squire toast their happiness

Mr Squire opens a bottle of bubbly to celebrate

 Val Squire and Brian Squire share a kiss after their wedding
Val Squire and Brian Squire share a kiss after their wedding
Brian’s poignant tribute to Val who dies just days after their wedding
A MAN who married his bride from her hospital bed has paid a loving tribute to his wife after she died just days after the ceremony.

Does the romance of the steam yacht Gondola inspire you to poetry? Picture: National Trust/Tiree Dawson

 Does the romance of the steam yacht Gondola inspire you to poetry? Picture: National Trust/Tiree Dawson
Does the romance of the steam yacht Gondola inspire you to poetry? Picture: National Trust/Tiree Dawson
Does Coniston Water's Gondola inspire you to poetry?
ORGANISERS of a poetry quest hope that the romance and nostalgia of a Coniston Water cruise on the historic steam yacht Gondola will have you bursting into verse.

OUT IN FORCE The Ulverston Tri Club contingent taking part in the Leeds Standard Distance Triathlon June 2016 submitted

WINNER Kie Jackson who won the Tru Mountain Coniston Standard Distance

 OUT IN FORCE The Ulverston Tri Club contingent taking part in the Leeds Standard Distance Triathlon June 2016 submitted
OUT IN FORCE The Ulverston Tri Club contingent taking part in the Leeds Standard Distance Triathlon June 2016 submitted
Jackson wins on a Tri-umphant weekend for Ulverston club
KIE Jackson and Duncan Eley excelled on a brilliant weekend of racing for Ulverston Tri Club.