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Carol Ann Park's nieces Kay Washford, left, and Claire Gardner. PHOTO: WARREN SMITH

Carol Park. PHOTO: Cumbria Constabulary/PA

Gordon Park. PHOTO: Phil Noble/PA

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Coniston Water in the Lake District, where the body of Carol Park was found in August 1997. PHOTO: Owen Humphreys/PA


          Carol Ann Park's nieces Kay Washford, left,  and Claire Gardner.  PHOTO: WARREN SMITH
Carol Ann Park's nieces Kay Washford, left, and Claire Gardner. PHOTO: WARREN SMITH
Barrow murder victim's niece condemns author as she vows to tell her story
THE niece of a Barrow woman whose body was found at the bottom of a lake more than 20 years after she was reported missing, has condemned an author for publishing a book about her tragic death.

The A590 at Rusland Pool

 The A590 at Rusland Pool
The A590 at Rusland Pool
Motorists face detour misery when A590 closures take effect
OVERNIGHT road closures on the A590 are set to force motorists to use a lengthy diversion via the Lakes.
Roadworks due to take place on major routes in Cumbria
DETAILS of roadworks due to take place on some of Cumbria's busiest roads for the next week have been published.

The A590 at Rusland Pool - from Google Maps

 The A590 at Rusland Pool - from Google Maps
The A590 at Rusland Pool - from Google Maps
Overnight road closures planned for the A590 at Rusland Pool in South Cumbria
OVERNIGHT road closures on the A590 at Rusland Pool are set to force motorists to use a diversion via the Lakes.

Author Douglas Binstead

New book reignites controversy over Lady in the Lake killing
THE controversy surrounding one of Barrow's most notorious murder cases has been reignited - in a new book written by a retired Crown prosecutor from the county.

BUS SERVICE FUNDRAISER --- Art auction to raise funds for the X112 bus service which runs from Barrow to Coniston. // Robert Wheatley acting as auctioneer, and Barbara Harris who organised the event. Pictured with 'Highland Cow' by Jo McGrath. Saturday 17th September 2016. HARRY ATKINSON

Harry Atkinson

BUS SERVICE FUNDRAISER --- Art auction to raise funds for the X112 bus service which runs from Barrow to Coniston. // Robert Wheatley acting as auctioneer, pictured with 'A Night at the Colosseum' by Graham Twyford. Saturday 17th September 2016. HARRY ATKINSON

Harry Atkinson

BUS SERVICE FUNDRAISER --- Art auction to raise funds for the X112 bus service which runs from Barrow to Coniston. // Robert Wheatley acting as auctioneer, and Barbara Harris who organised the event. Pictured with 'Highland Cow' by Jo McGrath. Saturday 17th September 2016. HARRY ATKINSON

Harry Atkinson

ART AUCTION - An Art Auction will be held at the Fisherman's Arms Hotel in aid of the friends of the X112 bus service. Pictured: Barbara Harris founder member of the friends of the X112, at her home with art work 'Tobago Seascape' donated by artist Lucy Cavendish, Rampside, Barrow, Monday 12th September 2016 LEANNE BOLGER

BUS SERVICE FUNDRAISER --- Art auction to raise funds for the X112 bus service which runs from Barrow to Coniston. // Artwork to be auctioned. Saturday 17th September 2016. HARRY ATKINSON

Harry Atkinson

BUS SERVICE FUNDRAISER --- Art auction to raise funds for the X112 bus service which runs from Barrow to Coniston. // 'Piel Island' by Hannah Willetts. Saturday 17th September 2016. HARRY ATKINSON

Harry Atkinson

ART AUCTION - An Art Auction will be held at the Fisherman's Arms Hotel in aid of the friends of the X112 bus service. Pictured:Swaledale sheep by artist, David Pooley, Rampside, Barrow, Monday 12th September 2016 LEANNE BOLGER

ART AUCTION - An Art Auction will be held at the Fisherman's Arms Hotel in aid of the friends of the X112 bus service. Pictured:Sotheby's auction catalogue, with donated picture by Antony Gormley featured for the friends of the X112 Rampside, Barrow, Monday 12th September 2016 LEANNE BOLGER

ART AUCTION - An Art Auction will be held at the Fisherman's Arms Hotel in aid of the friends of the X112 bus service. Pictured: A night at the Coliseum donated by artist, Graham Twyford, Rampside, Barrow, Monday 12th September 2016 LEANNE BOLGER

 BUS SERVICE FUNDRAISER --- Art auction to raise funds for the X112 bus service which runs from Barrow to Coniston. // Robert Wheatley acting as auctioneer, and Barbara Harris who organised the event. Pictured with 'Highland Cow' by Jo McGrath. Saturday 17th September 2016. HARRY ATKINSON
Harry Atkinson
BUS SERVICE FUNDRAISER --- Art auction to raise funds for the X112 bus service which runs from Barrow to Coniston. // Robert Wheatley acting as auctioneer, and Barbara Harris who organised the event. Pictured with 'Highland Cow' by Jo McGrath. Saturday 17th September 2016. HARRY ATKINSON
More than £4,000 pours in to save troubled Barrow to Coniston bus service
GUESTS attending a charity art auction have helped raise more than £4,000 for a troubled bus service by bidding generously for prestigious pieces.

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.

THREE AND EASY Askam United players celebrate ater Joe Kavanagh netted their third goal in the win over Dalton United CHRIS WEST

RAY OF LIGHT Askam goal-scorer Jordan Rayner drives forward agains Dalton CHRIS WEST

BACK OF THE NET Jordan Rayner scores the first goal for Askam against Dalton CHRIS WEST

CLOSE SHAVE Danny Leech fires just wide for Dalton at Duddon Road CHRIS WEST

BARK ON THE PARK Dalton’s Ryan Barker on the ball for Dalton United in their 3-0 defeat at Askam United CHRIS WEST

GOT IT Dalton’s Damian Thompson stretches to reach the ball CHRIS WEST

WHACK! Askam’s. Ross Walker fires in a shot CHRIS WEST

JUMP ABOARD Askam’s. Ross Walker celebrates Jordan Rayner's first goal CHRIS WEST

SKIPPING AHEAD Akam’s Jonathon France goes forward CHRIS WEST

AT ARM'S LENGTH Dalton’s Chris Pearce punches the ball clear CHRIS WEST

TAKE A SHOT Ross Walker goes for goal for Askam CHRIS WEST

FOOTWORK Jordan Rayner attacks for Askam CHRIS WEST

GET UP Askam's Jordan Rayner wins a header against Dalton CHRIS WEST

HEAD IN THE GAME Dalton and Askam players contest the ball CHRIS WEST

PUT YOUR FEET UP Ross Walker in the thick of the action for Askam CHRIS WEST

BATTLE Askam and Dalton contest possession CHRIS WEST

 THREE AND EASY Askam United players celebrate ater Joe Kavanagh netted their third goal in the win over Dalton United CHRIS WEST
THREE AND EASY Askam United players celebrate ater Joe Kavanagh netted their third goal in the win over Dalton United CHRIS WEST
Askam take the spoils from Dalton in West Lancs derby
ASKAM United took the spoils in the weekend’s big derby match with a 3-0 win against Dalton United in West Lancs Division One.

CHURCH WARDEN Jim Webster

The tower at St Michael's Church needs work

Inside at St Michael's

 CHURCH WARDEN Jim Webster
CHURCH WARDEN Jim Webster
'Last chance saloon' talks on future of Barrow church
THE fate of a historic church will be sealed next month when residents are invited to "last chance saloon" talks aimed at deciding what to do with the building.

Barbara Harris with art donated by Lucy Cavendish

Barbara Harris with art donated by Lucy Cavendish

Swaledale sheep by artist David Pooley

Sotheby's auction catalogue, with donated picture by Sir Antony Gormley

Sotheby's auction catalogue, with donated picture by Sir Antony Gormley

Barbara Harris with art donated by Lucy Cavendish

Barbara Harris with art donated by Lucy Cavendish

A night at the Coliseum, donated by artist Graham Twyford

 Barbara Harris with art donated by Lucy Cavendish
Barbara Harris with art donated by Lucy Cavendish
Sir Anthony Gormley gets behind struggling Barrow to Coniston bus service
VALUABLE works of art have been donated to a community group by notable artists including Sir Anthony Gormley and Lucy Cavendish in the hopes they can raise money for a troubled bus service.

CHAMPIONS Coniston are Kendal and District Tennis League Division Two champions. Left to right, Jona Ilett, Joseph Wilkinson, captain Jeff Atkinson and Stevie Bushell Photo courtesy of Nick Matthews

 CHAMPIONS Coniston are Kendal and District Tennis League Division Two champions. Left to right, Jona Ilett, Joseph Wilkinson, captain Jeff Atkinson and Stevie Bushell Photo courtesy of Nick Matthews
CHAMPIONS Coniston are Kendal and District Tennis League Division Two champions. Left to right, Jona Ilett, Joseph Wilkinson, captain Jeff Atkinson and Stevie Bushell Photo courtesy of Nick Matthews
Smash hits Coniston claim tennis league title
IN only their second season playing in the Kendal And District Tennis League, Coniston men’s team have followed on from last season’s success in Division Three by winning the Division Two championship.

The Strawberry, Abbey Road, Barrow has had £1000,000 of refurbishments

The Strawberry pub in Abbey Road Barrow - generic stock file pic photo

The Strawberry, Abbey Road, Barrow has had £1000,000 of refurbishments and will reopen on September 16

The Strawberry, Abbey Road, Barrow has had £1000,000 of refurbishments and will reopen on September 16

The Strawberry, Abbey Road, Barrow has had £1000,000 of refurbishments

The Strawberry, Abbey Road, Barrow has had £1000,000 of refurbishments and will reopen on September 16

 The Strawberry, Abbey Road, Barrow has had £1000,000 of refurbishments
The Strawberry, Abbey Road, Barrow has had £1000,000 of refurbishments
Popular Barrow pub set to unveil £100,000 facelift
ONE of the area's most popular pubs is set to re-open after undergoing a facelift which cost more than £100,000.

Coppermines Valley

 Coppermines Valley
Coppermines Valley
Intoxicated wedding guest rescued after going missing near Coniston
VOLUNTEERS rescued an intoxicated wedding guest who had gone missing near Coniston.

THE WRIGHT STUFF Mitchell Wright scores his second goal for Walney MILTON HAWORTH

Walney v Furness Cavaliers at Tummerhill. 10th September 2016. MILTON HAWORTH.

Walney v Furness Cavaliers at Tummerhill. Azza Holligan pulls one back for Furness Cavaliers. 10th September 2016. MILTON HAWORTH.

Walney v Furness Cavaliers at Tummerhill. Furness Cavaliers keeper Kieron Roberts palms this corner away. 10th September 2016. MILTON HAWORTH.

Walney v Furness Cavaliers at Tummerhill. Azza Holligan pulls one back for Furness Cavaliers. 10th September 2016. MILTON HAWORTH.

Walney v Furness Cavaliers at Tummerhill. 10th September 2016. MILTON HAWORTH.

Walney v Furness Cavaliers at Tummerhill. 10th September 2016. MILTON HAWORTH.

Walney v Furness Cavaliers at Tummerhill. Furness Cavaliers keeper Kieron Roberts palms this corner away. 10th September 2016. MILTON HAWORTH.

 THE WRIGHT STUFF Mitchell Wright scores his second goal for Walney MILTON HAWORTH
THE WRIGHT STUFF Mitchell Wright scores his second goal for Walney MILTON HAWORTH
Furness Cavaliers' charge halted by Walney Island's six of the best
FURNESS Cavaliers’ good start to their league campaign came unstuck at Tummerhill against Walney Island who moved up five places thanks to the 6-1 win.

Tour de Furness - five mile cyclists Evie Botterill, five, Simon Duckworth, five, Maya Botterill, seven and Rebecca Duckworth, seven

Tour de Furness - 23 mile cyclists Joseph Cush, 11, of Barrow. September 11, 2016 Natalie Chapples

The Jo's Appeal team at the start of the Tour de Furness. September 11, 2016

The Tour de Furness 2016. Lily and brother George Lashmar after completing their five mile run. 11th September 2016. MILTON HAWORTH.

The Tour de Furness 2016. The Centrica team prepare for the 50 mile run. 11th Septemeber 2016. MILTON HAWORTH.

Against a magnificent backdrop Stephen Williams heads back to rampside along the Coast Road

The Tour de Furness 2016. On the way to Coniston on the Coast road near Ulverston

The Tour de Furness 2016. On the way to Coniston on the Coast road near Ulverston

READY TO GO Members of the 13-strong Go for Jo team prepare to set off. From left: Mark Hulton, Matt Davies, Paul Shields and Sam Halpin

The Tour de Furness 2016. Powering up the hill outside Baycliffe against a stunning backdrop.

The Tour de Furness 2016. 4 yr old George Lashmar about to do his five mile run

 Tour de Furness - five mile cyclists Evie Botterill, five, Simon Duckworth, five, Maya Botterill, seven and Rebecca Duckworth, seven
Tour de Furness - five mile cyclists Evie Botterill, five, Simon Duckworth, five, Maya Botterill, seven and Rebecca Duckworth, seven
Cyclists pedal through Furness to raises thousands for charities
CYCLISTS of all ages and abilities got on their bikes and pedalled through Furness and south Cumbria in aid various charities.

Tour de Furness 2015 near Emlin Hall. MILTON HAWORTH

Setting out last year on the the Tour de Furness 50 mile round trip to Coniston are Liz Smith from Barrow and Christina Bugayets and Max Dobie from Ulverston. MILTON HAWORTH

Checking in for the 50 mile ride. MILTON HAWORTH

 Tour de Furness 2015 near Emlin Hall. MILTON HAWORTH
Tour de Furness 2015 near Emlin Hall. MILTON HAWORTH
Furness ready for cycling extravaganza
CYCLISTS will take to the roads of South Cumbria for one of the area's biggest sporting galas on Sunday.

Prime minister Theresa May

School

 Prime minister Theresa May
Prime minister Theresa May
Selective grammar schools plan is "divisive" - South Cumbria head
THE prime minister's plans for a new generation of selective grammar schools in the state system is "divisive" according to a south Cumbria headteacher.

RAF Millom veteran Ross Blanchard in an Anson SUBMITTED raf-sep-07

The cover of The History of RAF Millom and the Genesis of RAF Mountain Rescue by John Nixon SUBMITTED raf-sep-07

John Nixon, left and Group Captain Tim Leening at the dedication of the RAF Millom memorial at Haverigg prison SUBMITTED raf-sep-07

Canadian navigator Maurice Finbow who was killed in 1943 SUBMITTED raf-sep-07

RAF Millom veteran John Russell SUBMITTED raf-sep-07

Sitting on a new pill box at RAF Millom SUBMITTED raf-sep-07

This is believed to be Anson AX175 which crashed in April 1942 SUBMITTED raf-sep-07

An unexploded German bomb from 1941 being dealt with in 1949 SUBMITTED raf-sep-07

 RAF Millom veteran Ross Blanchard in an Anson SUBMITTED raf-sep-07
RAF Millom veteran Ross Blanchard in an Anson SUBMITTED raf-sep-07
RAF Millom taught young airmen the skills of war
RESEARCH spanning 25 years, more than 260 photographs and the experiences of 50 veterans have gone into the production of a new book on RAF Millom.

A file photo of a cattle grid

 A file photo of a cattle grid
A file photo of a cattle grid
Firefighters rescue man trapped in Lake District cattle grid
FIREFIGHTERS were called out to rescue a man trapped in a cattle grid in the Lake District.

Pilot Harold Alexander Bower who died in a flying accident on Windermere in 1916 SUBMITTED fly-sep-06

The heastone of pilot Harold Alexander Bower who died in a flying accident on Windermere in 1916 SUBMITTED fly-sep-06

 Pilot Harold Alexander Bower who died in a flying accident on Windermere in 1916 SUBMITTED fly-sep-06
Pilot Harold Alexander Bower who died in a flying accident on Windermere in 1916 SUBMITTED fly-sep-06
Pioneer Lakeland flying had its dangers
THE take off and landing has the most potential for danger in any air flight and this is made all the harder when your airfield is a lake.

RACE Cumbria hosts Stage Two of the Tour of Britain from Carlisle to Kendal. The race passes along Lowther Street

Riders heading out of Ambleside

Big screen, Ambleside

Despite the wet weather crowds turned out

Competitors ride through Grasmere

The Struggle, Kirkstone Pass

One of the front runners, Nicolas Roche

 RACE Cumbria hosts Stage Two of the Tour of Britain from Carlisle to Kendal. The race passes along Lowther Street
RACE Cumbria hosts Stage Two of the Tour of Britain from Carlisle to Kendal. The race passes along Lowther Street
Cycling fans flock to Lakes to see Tour stage
CYCLING fever was at an all time high as the Tour of Britain visited Cumbria and brought fans young and old to the streets of the Lake District.

AIR BATTLE Heads go up during the Dalton United v Hawcoat Park derby LEANNE BOLGER

ZACH ATTACK Hawcoat Park's Zach Walker LEANNE BOLGER

SEARCHING PASS Dalton United veteran Ian Callison LEANNE BOLGER

DALTON UNITED V HAWCOAT - Dalton United v Hawcoat Park Pictured: Jonathan While, Dalton United v Hawcoat Park, Dalton, Saturday 3rd September 2016 LEANNE BOLGER

DALTON UNITED V HAWCOAT - Dalton United v Hawcoat Park Pictured: Baker Dalton United v Hawcoat Park, Dalton, Saturday 3rd September 2016 LEANNE BOLGER

DALTON UNITED V HAWCOAT - Dalton United v Hawcoat Park Pictured: Dalton United v Hawcoat Park, Dalton, Saturday 3rd September 2016 LEANNE BOLGER

 AIR BATTLE Heads go up during the Dalton United v Hawcoat Park derby LEANNE BOLGER
AIR BATTLE Heads go up during the Dalton United v Hawcoat Park derby LEANNE BOLGER
Jake's double earns Hawcoat Park victory in derby battle against Dalton United
HAWCOAT Park are still yet to taste defeat in the West Lancs League Division One, but they were pushed all the way by a spirited Dalton United in the big local derby at Railway Meadow.

Mark Cavendish in George Square before stage one of the 2016 Tour of Britain

Mick Bennett, Race Director

Sir Bradley Wiggins crosses the line after stage one of the 2016 Tour of Britain

Sir Bradley Wiggins meets a young fan in Carlisle

Sit Bradley Wiggins signs an autograph

Leading in Kendal is Steve Cummings with race winner Julien Vermote close behind

In Grasmere, then tour leader Andre Greipel (yellow jersey) won the sprint on Broadgate

Sir Bradley Wiggins heading out of Ambleside

The peloton chasing the leading group on Broadgate, Grasmere

 Mark Cavendish in George Square before stage one of the 2016 Tour of Britain
Mark Cavendish in George Square before stage one of the 2016 Tour of Britain
Riders power through Cumbria on stage 2 of Tour of Britain
Belgian Julien Vermote won today's gruelling second stage of the Tour of Britain 2016 through Cumbria.

Composition in reds No 2, Oil, David Macaulay

Composition in reds No 2, Oil, David Macaulay

 Composition in reds No 2, Oil, David Macaulay
Composition in reds No 2, Oil, David Macaulay
Ulverston artist's work goes on display
AN Ulverston-based artist is to put on a show of his works at Ford Park.

Sir Henry Seagrave, centre, at Windermere for an attempt on the world water speed record SUBMITTED auction-sep-03

A watercolour by R. Martin Tomlinson, called Langdale Pikes across Lake Windermere SUBMITTED auction-sep-03

An unattributed Victorian painting called Waiting for the Ferry Boat Windermere SUBMITTED auction-sep-03

Torver Beck, Coniston by Ian Potts SUBMITTED auction-sep-03

A sketch attributed to Dalton-born artist George Romney called The Infant Shakespeare SUBMITTED auction-sep-03

A letter written by Coniston art crictic John Ruskin SUBMITTED auction-sep-03

An illustrated manuscript book from 1863 describing a tour of the Lake District SUBMITTED auction-sep-03

A Lake District watercolour by William Heaton Cooper SUBMITTED auction-sep-03

 Sir Henry Seagrave, centre, at Windermere for an attempt on the world water speed record SUBMITTED auction-sep-03
Sir Henry Seagrave, centre, at Windermere for an attempt on the world water speed record SUBMITTED auction-sep-03
Postcards tell story of 1930 Windermere boat crash
A GROUP of 13 postcards showing the disaster on Windermere in 1930 after Sir Henry Seagrave broke his own world water speed record is included in the September 4 sale by Loddon Auctions of Newbury.

The Great North Air Ambulance headed to Coniston to attend a 35-year-old man who fell off his bike.

 The Great North Air Ambulance headed to Coniston to attend a 35-year-old man who fell off his bike.
The Great North Air Ambulance headed to Coniston to attend a 35-year-old man who fell off his bike.
Cyclist injured after Lake District fall
A CYCLIST had to be taken to hospital after falling off his bike in the Lake District.

Schoolchildren. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

 Schoolchildren. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire
Schoolchildren. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire
School set to be closed on Monday ahead of new academic year
A SCHOOL has been forced to close on Monday September 5 due to overrunning building works.

Piles of copper mine waste rock and the youth hostel which used to be mine offices in the Coppermines Valley, Coniston BILL MYERS coniston-sep-03

Looking down on part of the Coniston copper mine site from the path to Levers Water BILL MYERS coniston-sep-03

A gap in the rock left where copper ore has been dug out on the fells above Coniston BILL MYERS coniston-sep-03

A stone pillar which used to support a water wheel in the Coppermines Valley, Coniston BILL MYERS coniston-sep-03

An entrance to old mine workings in the Coppermines Valley, Coniston BILL MYERS coniston-sep-03

 Piles of copper mine waste rock and the youth hostel which used to be mine offices in the Coppermines Valley, Coniston BILL MYERS coniston-sep-03
Piles of copper mine waste rock and the youth hostel which used to be mine offices in the Coppermines Valley, Coniston BILL MYERS coniston-sep-03
Get involved in Coniston's £455,000 mine history project
HOW members of the public can help preserve one of the most spectacular and historic industrial sites in South Cumbria is being explained in a day of events at Coniston on Saturday, September 3.

Paper Cranes

Skiddaw House hostel

 Paper Cranes
Paper Cranes
Paper Cranes scale new heights with unique mountain gig
POPULAR acoustic duo Paper Cranes are asking their fans to go the extra mile - or four - to attend their next unique gig.

Newland Furnace, near Ulverston, is one of the historic places you can explore in the Heritage Open Days Festival SUBMITTED heritage-aug-31

Dalton Castle is open for the Heritage Open Days Festival SUBMITTED heritage-aug-31

Conishead Prioey, near Ulverston, is open for the Heritage Open Days Festival SUBMITTED heritage-aug-31

You can find out about the Coniston steam-powered yacht Gondola as part of the Heritage Open Days Festival SUBMITTED heritage-aug-31

Swarthmoor Hall is open in the Heritage Open Days Festival SUBMITTED heritage-aug-31

 Newland Furnace, near Ulverston, is one of the historic places you can explore in the Heritage Open Days Festival SUBMITTED heritage-aug-31
Newland Furnace, near Ulverston, is one of the historic places you can explore in the Heritage Open Days Festival SUBMITTED heritage-aug-31
South Cumbrian Heritage buildings throw open their doors
A HOST of historic buildings in South Cumbria are throwing open their doors to visitors next month as part of the Heritage Open Days Festival.