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Building on success: Coniston celebrate winning the Premier Tiles Furness Division One title last season SUBMITTED BY JOHN KNAGG

 Building on success: Coniston celebrate winning the Premier Tiles Furness Division One title last season SUBMITTED BY JOHN KNAGG
Building on success: Coniston celebrate winning the Premier Tiles Furness Division One title last season SUBMITTED BY JOHN KNAGG
Coniston start pre-season training
CONISTON AFC will start their pre-season training on Wednesday, July 5.

COURTENEY COX: Courteney Cox

 COURTENEY COX: Courteney Cox
COURTENEY COX: Courteney Cox
Do you remember when...
10 years ago

Green pastures: Jonathan and Shayla Batty have invited the cast and crew of The Archers to visit their diversified farm in Coniston

Open range: Jonathan and Shayla Batty rear Aberdeen Angus cattle to the highest possible quality LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Green pastures: Jonathan and Shayla Batty have invited the cast and crew of The Archers to visit their diversified farm in Coniston
Green pastures: Jonathan and Shayla Batty have invited the cast and crew of The Archers to visit their diversified farm in Coniston
Archers invited to visit south Cumbria farm
A LAKE District farming couple have invited one of the world’s longest-running soap operas to experience the reality of agricultural life.

SIOBHAN DONAGHY: Siobhan Donaghy

 SIOBHAN DONAGHY: Siobhan Donaghy
SIOBHAN DONAGHY: Siobhan Donaghy
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Unique views: Sunset over Windermere

Eileen Jones

Colourful: A decorative window at Cedar Manor

Eileen Jones

 Unique views: Sunset over Windermere Eileen Jones
Unique views: Sunset over Windermere Eileen Jones
Lake District hotel searching for unusual photo of Windermere
A LEADING Lake District hotel is searching for the most unusual photograph of Windermere.

SIMON CALLOW: Simon Callow

 SIMON CALLOW: Simon Callow
SIMON CALLOW: Simon Callow
Do you remember when...
10 years ago

Flossie Malavialle

 Flossie Malavialle
Flossie Malavialle
Singer-songwriter Flossie Malavialle set for Cumbria appearance
POPULAR French folk performer Flossie Malavialle once again returns to Cumbria to play in intimate live show.

Back in form: Tom Gibbs LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Back in form: Tom Gibbs LINDSEY DICKINGS
Back in form: Tom Gibbs LINDSEY DICKINGS
Gibbs back in form to land Lanequest opener
THE heavens opened and the wind blew for the opening event of the 2017 Lakeland Lanequest summer series.

Literary visit: Lakeland writer Kerry Darbishire will be at Barrow library on June 16 to talk about her book Kay's Ark SUBMITTED author-jun-09

Moving home: The cover of Kay's Ark by Kerry Darbishire SUBMITTED author-jun-09

Murder story: Crime writer Kathleen McKay is to visit Barrow to talk about her new book Hard Wired SUBMITTED author-jun-09

Seeking clues: The cover of Hard Wired by crime writer Kathleen McKay SUBMITTED author-jun-09

 Literary visit: Lakeland writer Kerry Darbishire will be at Barrow library on June 16 to talk about her book Kay's Ark SUBMITTED author-jun-09
Literary visit: Lakeland writer Kerry Darbishire will be at Barrow library on June 16 to talk about her book Kay's Ark SUBMITTED author-jun-09
Book tells of move from London stage to a mission to save animals
BARROW library in Ramsden Square is hosting opportunities to meet two authors whose new works have a historical theme.

I Wandered, by Tracy Levine

 I Wandered, by Tracy Levine
I Wandered, by Tracy Levine
Floral studies blossom into Bright & Beautiful new exhibition
CUMBRIAN artist Tracy Levine has a major new solo exhibition opening in the Lake District this month.

JOSIE LAWRENCE: Josie Lawrence

 JOSIE LAWRENCE: Josie Lawrence
JOSIE LAWRENCE: Josie Lawrence
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10 years ago

Path at Brantwood, by John Ruskin

 Path at Brantwood, by John Ruskin
Path at Brantwood, by John Ruskin
Ruskin's studies 'On Home Ground' feature in new exhibition
JOHN Ruskin's studies of the English and Scottish landscape feature in the new exhibition On Home Ground.

Aims: Rachel Pound, who runs The Lakeland Pudding Company with husband Michael Pound and Mark Cummings of Barrow MILTON HAWORTH

Judges: From left, Karl Burrell, Chris Simpson and Louise Allonby MILTON HAWORTH

Passionate pitch: Clocktower owner Tom Harvey MILTON HAWORTH

Consultancy: Husband and wife team Mike and Clare Farnworth from Chain Supply Cumbria MILTON HAWORTH

Activities: Tony Martinez, of Camp Cumbria MILTON HAWORTH

Events: Dave Harvey and Paul Dewar give a pitch about Brathay Challenges to judges Chris Simpson, Karl Burrell and Louise Allonby MILTON HAWORTH

Personal touch: Clocktower owner Tom Harvey MILTON HAWORTH

Teamwork: Paul Dewar, left, and Dave Harvey MILTON HAWORTH

 Aims: Rachel Pound, who runs The Lakeland Pudding Company with husband Michael Pound and Mark Cummings of Barrow MILTON HAWORTH
Aims: Rachel Pound, who runs The Lakeland Pudding Company with husband Michael Pound and Mark Cummings of Barrow MILTON HAWORTH
South Cumbria finalists battle it out in Business Boost contest
AS any entrepreneur knows well, being in business is rarely plain sailing, the path to success being strewn with problems, setbacks and pitfalls.

Year-long quest: Rebecca Elrick

Fundraiser: Rebecca Elrick

In the spirit: The Fizzy Friday event to raise money for the British Heart Foundation in February

Good moves: Boogie Bounce Xtreme

Pitching in: Suzanne Steele and Rebecca Elrick

On a bounce: Suzanne Steele and Rebecca Elrick

For Alice: Vicky Pennington-Pyne (Alice Pyne's mother) and Rebecca Elrick

Cheers: Rebecca Elrick

 Year-long quest: Rebecca Elrick
Year-long quest: Rebecca Elrick
Barrow fundraiser goes above and beyond in year-long quest for good causes
A KIND-HEARTED woman has launched herself into a twelve-month epic fundraising quest in a bid to help others, writes CARA GOODCHILD.

Smash hits: The Coniston tennis squad for the 2017 season. Back row: Dave Jackson , Stevie Bushell Front: Peter Helm, Joseph Wilkinson, Jona Ilett, Jeff Atkinson Picture by Nick Matthews

 Smash hits: The Coniston tennis squad for the 2017 season. Back row: Dave Jackson , Stevie Bushell Front: Peter Helm, Joseph Wilkinson, Jona Ilett, Jeff Atkinson Picture by Nick Matthews
Smash hits: The Coniston tennis squad for the 2017 season. Back row: Dave Jackson , Stevie Bushell Front: Peter Helm, Joseph Wilkinson, Jona Ilett, Jeff Atkinson Picture by Nick Matthews
Coniston tennis aces serving up success
CONISTON men’s tennis team have adjusted well to life in the Kendal And District League.
General Election 2017: Cumbria's candidates tell us what's important to them and their voters
Candidates explain to Cumbria's voters what the important issues are - and why they are the ones who can tackled them

War service: Arthur Ransome in his press corps uniform, required for visiting and reporting on the Russian Front in the First World War Arthur Ransome's literary estate ruskin-june-01

Iconic craft: The sailing dinghy Mavis, on show at the John Ruskin Museum, became the inspiration for the fictional Amazon in writing by Arthur Ransome SUBMITTED ruskin-june-01

 War service: Arthur Ransome in his press corps uniform, required for visiting and reporting on the Russian Front in the First World War Arthur Ransome's literary estate ruskin-june-01
War service: Arthur Ransome in his press corps uniform, required for visiting and reporting on the Russian Front in the First World War Arthur Ransome's literary estate ruskin-june-01
Secret life of author Arthur Ransome goes on show at Coniston
THE secret life of Lakeland author Arthur Ransome features in a new exhibition which opens to the public at Coniston from Saturday, June 3, to mark the 50th anniversary of his death and the centenary of the Russian Revolution.

Struggle: Just over 16 per cent of Barrow's households have an income of less than £10,000

Bills: Across the county, Barrow has the lowest average household income

Statistics: In some areas of Barrow and Copeland youth unemployment is five times the national average

 Struggle: Just over 16 per cent of Barrow's households have an income of less than £10,000
Struggle: Just over 16 per cent of Barrow's households have an income of less than £10,000
Plight of poverty-stricken Barrow under the spotlight
THE hardship faced by Barrow’s poorest people has come under the spotlight, as it is revealed some areas have one in four children growing up in poverty, more than a quarter of households surviving on less than £10,000 a year and levels of youth unemployment of more than five times the national average.

Of horse I love you: Newly weds Rob and Tasha Warwick had their reception at the racecourse, where they had a race named in their honour, after their wedding at Cartmel Priory. Tash is the daughter of racing tipster Marten Julian MILTON HAWORTH

Fine romance: Newly weds Rob and Tasha Warwick on the racecourse MILTON HAWORTH

Crowded house: The rain didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the punters at Cartmel MILTON HAWORTH

Big day: The busy parade ring at Cartmel MILTON HAWORTH

Unusual sight: Sir Tom Jones' masks were everywhere in anticipation of the musical legend's appearance at Cartmel later this summer MILTON HAWORTH

Warming up: Nadine Moffatt, wife of trainer James, leads Golden Town round the paddock before the first race MILTON HAWORTH

Keeping tally: Racecourse staff Gabrielle Rowley from Ulverston and Lois Clifton from Barrow keep the results board up to date after ther first race MILTON HAWORTH

Ahead of the game: Mille Milan leads the field in the third race MILTON HAWORTH

Charge: Dear Sire wins the first race at Cartmel MILTON HAWORTH

Cool runnings: What a Game is doused with cooling water by trainer Tim Easterby and Bella Sowray after his victory in the second race MILTON HAWORTH

Steady there: Golden Town trainer James Moffatt and wife Nadine prepare Golden Town for the first race watched by the owner MILTON HAWORTH

Fishy business: Coniston chef Cary McClure was in charge of the jockeys' food. Here he delivers a plate in the inner sanctum, the riders' dressing room MILTON HAWORTH

 Of horse I love you: Newly weds Rob and Tasha Warwick had their reception at the racecourse, where they had a race named in their honour, after their wedding at Cartmel Priory. Tash is the daughter of racing tipster Marten Julian MILTON HAWORTH
Of horse I love you: Newly weds Rob and Tasha Warwick had their reception at the racecourse, where they had a race named in their honour, after their wedding at Cartmel Priory. Tash is the daughter of racing tipster Marten Julian MILTON HAWORTH
Newly weds' marriage off to a flying start as Cartmel race is named in their honour
AMONG the admirers of Cartmel is Daily Telegraph racing correspondent Marcus Armytage, with the former National Hunt jockey-turned-journalist paying tribute to the course ahead of this week's meeting in a column last Friday.

Walking tall: The #DoitforJoe team will fundraise for the North West Air Ambulance charity by doing the Coast to Coast walk in memory of Joseph Andrews. Pictured front from left: Mike Marshall, Bernard Hannaway and Angela Hannaway. Back from left: Gavin Andrews, Dave Bartlett, Paul Griffiths, Steve Gleaves and James Anderson. Walkers Tony Devonald, Christine Henry and Margaret Gleaves are not pictured

Worn with pride: The #DoitforJoe team T-shirt

Vital service: The North West Air Ambulance

 Walking tall: The #DoitforJoe team will fundraise for the North West Air Ambulance charity by doing the Coast to Coast walk in memory of Joseph Andrews. Pictured front from left: Mike Marshall, Bernard Hannaway and Angela Hannaway. Back from left: Gavin Andrews, Dave Bartlett, Paul Griffiths, Steve Gleaves and James Anderson. Walkers Tony Devonald, Christine Henry and Margaret Gleaves are not pictured
Walking tall: The #DoitforJoe team will fundraise for the North West Air Ambulance charity by doing the Coast to Coast walk in memory of Joseph Andrews. Pictured front from left: Mike Marshall, Bernard Hannaway and Angela Hannaway. Back from left: Gavin Andrews, Dave Bartlett, Paul Griffiths, Steve Gleaves and James Anderson. Walkers Tony Devonald, Christine Henry and Margaret Gleaves are not pictured
Barrow team to walk coast to coast for air ambulance charity
A TEAM will walk from coast to coast in aid of a lifesaving charity and in memory of a loved one.

Comedy duo: A signed photograph of Ulverston-born actor Stan Laurel and screen partner Oliver Hardy which could sell for up to £400 SUBMITTED auction-may-27

Sold: Valuer David Hunter from 1818 Auctioneers with a railway poster showing Grange outdoor pool which made £380 SUBMITTED auction-may-27

Coniston resident: A terracotta bust of Victorian writer and artist John Ruskin could sell for up to £400 SUBMITTED auction-may-27

Near Miss: A programme from Barrow Rugby League Club's first visit to Wembley for the Challenge Cup final in 1938 where they lost by seven points to four SUBMITTED auction-may-27

Literary giant: The cover of The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter SUBMITTED auction-may-27

Country view: The watercolour Sunshine and Clouds, Coniston by Henry Robinson Wilkinson is being sold by Mitchells at Cockermouth SUBMITTED auction-may-27

Chilly day: The watercolour The First Snow, Coniston Fells by Henry Robinson Wilkinson is being sold by Mitchells at Cockermouth SUBMITTED auction-may-27

 Comedy duo: A signed photograph of Ulverston-born actor Stan Laurel and screen partner Oliver Hardy which could sell for up to £400 SUBMITTED auction-may-27
Comedy duo: A signed photograph of Ulverston-born actor Stan Laurel and screen partner Oliver Hardy which could sell for up to £400 SUBMITTED auction-may-27
Auction time for photo signed by Ulverston's Stan Laurel
THE Ulverston-born comic actor Stan Laurel features in a sale being held on June 7 in Surrey.
Half-term fun for the family at Old Hall Farm
Meet shire horses, feed the animals and enjoy traditional homemade jersey milk ice cream! (sponsored content)
BBQ inspiration to try this week
The sun has made a reappearance this week and temperatures in Cumbria are soaring

Going swimmingly: Andrea and Peter Kelly are behind the The Great Lake District Swim Challenge

STEVE ASHWORTH at MOViEiT

Diving in: Peter Kelly

Challenge: Reflections on Buttermere

Stephen Cowan

Swim destination: Wastwater

Chris Garner

 Going swimmingly: Andrea and Peter Kelly are behind the The Great Lake District Swim Challenge STEVE ASHWORTH at MOViEiT
Going swimmingly: Andrea and Peter Kelly are behind the The Great Lake District Swim Challenge STEVE ASHWORTH at MOViEiT
Outdoor adventurers ready to rise to Great Lake District Swim Challenge
THIS summer, groups of plucky outdoor enthusiasts descend on Cumbria to take part in The Great Lake District Swim Challenge. SUE CRAWFORD talks to the man behind the venture

Top tunes: Swindon Male Voice Choir will be in concert on June 1 as part of celebrations for the 70th anniversary of Coniston Mountain Rescue Team SUBMITTED coniston-may-24

Helping hands: In June 1997 Coniston Mountain Rescue Team arranged for the recovery of wreckage from a Halifax bomber which crashed in 1944. Here are members of the Ulverston 2223 Squadron of the Air Training Corps. At the back, from left, is Holly MacGranthin, James MacGranthin and Kell McPhillips. At the front is Hayley Steel and Adam Steel EM ARCHIVE coniston-may-24

Getting ready: Members of RAF Wyton, in Cambridgeshire, get a Halifax engine ready to be lifted off the Coniston fells by helicopter in 1997 EM ARCHIVE coniston-may-24

Smooth flyer: A Chinnok RAF helicopter was used to lift engines and a propellor boss from a Halifax bomber which crashed in 1944 below Great Carrs EM ARCHIVE coniston-may-24

Finding out: In July 1996 Rob Jones, Duncan Carroll and Doug Wright of Coniston Mountain Rescue gave Matthew Green a taste of what it is like to be brought down from the fells EM ARCHIVE coniston-may-24

Cash boost: In May 1988 a cheque for £500 from Barclays Bank provided a boost to the appeal for a new Land Rover for the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team. Shown, from left, is team leader Roy Cooksey, chairman Guy Plint, Ambleside and Coniston manager John Stanning and Derek Clark who was manager of the Barclays branch at Coniston EM ARCHIVE coniston-may-24

Looking back: The logo for celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Coniston Mountain Rescue Team SUBMITTED coniston-may-24

 Top tunes: Swindon Male Voice Choir will be in concert on June 1 as part of celebrations for the 70th anniversary of Coniston Mountain Rescue Team SUBMITTED coniston-may-24
Top tunes: Swindon Male Voice Choir will be in concert on June 1 as part of celebrations for the 70th anniversary of Coniston Mountain Rescue Team SUBMITTED coniston-may-24
Choir helps Coniston Mountain Rescue Team mark 70th anniversary
CONISTON Mountain Rescue Team is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and as part of on-going fundraising activities has organised an evening of musical entertainment.

Death struggle: A hunted otter kills a dog from the Ulverston pack in 1874 SUBMITTED otter-may-20

Country sports: Furness mine owner Myles Kennedy had his own pack of otter hounds based at Ulverston SUBMITTED otter-may-20

Taking aim: A bittern was shot in the Duddon Estuary, near Millom, in 1867 SUBMITTED otter-may-20

Stuffed: A stock was shot at Windermere and sent to a taxidermist SUBMITTED otter-may-20

In action: The Patterdale otter hounds shown before the First World War SUBMITTED otter-may-20

Hot pursuit: The Glencoin Patterdale badger hunt around 1910 SUBMITTED otter-may-20

Endangered: A postcard showing the Allendale wolf which was hunted and killed in 1904 SUBMITTED otter-may-20

Hunting base: The Ulverston otter hounds were kept by Myles Kennedy of Stoen Cross, Ulverston SUBMITTED otter-may-20

 Death struggle: A hunted otter kills a dog from the Ulverston pack in 1874 SUBMITTED otter-may-20
Death struggle: A hunted otter kills a dog from the Ulverston pack in 1874 SUBMITTED otter-may-20
Stork, bittern and otters on South Cumbrian hunting hit list
ONE of the disadvantages of being from a rare or scarce species of wildlife is that through the decades certain people are very keen to hunt and kill you.

Clearing up: Millom's wrecked signal box after an accident in February 1913 SUBMITTED horrid-may-19

Taking aim: trains could under attack from boys with catapults SUBMITTED horrid-may-19

Crime target: theft of coal was a constant problems for railway officials SUBMITTED horrid-may-19

Take care: There were plenty of enamel signs warning people of the danger posed by railways but not everyone took enough care SUBMITTED horrid-may-19

Busy place: Barrow's iron and steel complex had a maze of railway lines SUBMITTED horrid-may-19

Village transport: Woodland station, between Coniston and Brought, shown on an Edwardian postcard SUBMITTED horrid-may-19

 Clearing up: Millom's wrecked signal box after an accident in February 1913 SUBMITTED horrid-may-19
Clearing up: Millom's wrecked signal box after an accident in February 1913 SUBMITTED horrid-may-19
A horrible history of railways in Furness
THE dangers to life and limb for passengers and staff on the county’s railways were described at the spring meeting of the Cumbrian Railways Association.

Flying visit: David Owen MP gives the Evening Mail an exclusive interview during a whistle-stop visit to the Barrow shipyard in 1989

EVENING MAIL ARCHIVE

On the wards: Margaret Thatcher pays a visit to Furness General Hospital in 1986

EVENING MAIL ARCHIVE

Vision: Margaret Thatcher surveys a model of the new Trident complex during a visit to VSEL in 1986

EVENING MAIL ARCHIVE

International guests: Michael Foot, third right, pictured during a visit to Barrow with Japanese and American visitors in 1985. From left, Dr Eisuke Hasebe, Carrie Pester, Miss Chieko Nobumasa, Karen Smith from Oregon, Toichi Arimitsu and Mikie Omori

EVENING MAIL ARCHIVE

Waves: Prime minister John Major enjoys a trip on Coniston Water in 1995

EVENING MAIL ARCHIVE

Spread: Prime minister John Major enjoys a buffet at Coniston Old Hall

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New leader: A young Tony Blair meets with Peter Phizacklea in Barrow in 1994

EVENING MAIL ARCHIVE

Election trail: John Major, second left, visiting Coniston in 1995. With him, from left, are Tim Collins, prospective candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale, Roger Bingham, South Lakeland District councillor, and Michael Joppling MP

EVENING MAIL ARCHIVE

Defence: The mighty keel of the first Trident submarines, Vanguard, dwarfs Margaret Thatcher and Rodney Leach during the keel-laying ceremony in 1986

EVENING MAIL ARCHIVE

 Flying visit: David Owen MP gives the Evening Mail an exclusive interview during a whistle-stop visit to the Barrow shipyard in 1989 EVENING MAIL ARCHIVE
Flying visit: David Owen MP gives the Evening Mail an exclusive interview during a whistle-stop visit to the Barrow shipyard in 1989 EVENING MAIL ARCHIVE
Our past with Politicians
THEY have defined election campaigns and major dates in south Cumbria calendars for years.

PIERCE BROSNAN: Pierce Brosnan

 PIERCE BROSNAN: Pierce Brosnan
PIERCE BROSNAN: Pierce Brosnan
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Young officer: Eric Duckworth was killed in 1915 SUBMITTED coro-may-16

 Young officer: Eric Duckworth was killed in 1915 SUBMITTED coro-may-16
Young officer: Eric Duckworth was killed in 1915 SUBMITTED coro-may-16
Coniston tree still stands as memorial to 1915 battles
THE story of a Coniston seedling which still thrives as a memorial tree to a young man's death in the First World War will feature in a talk at Ulverston on Thursday, May 18.
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