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Green is keen: Chris Green, of Ambleside AC, comes home in 25th place in the senior fell race at the Lakeland Country Fair LINDSEY DICKINGS

Grappling fans: Ted Hodgson (back) and Matt Hodgson contest the Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling at Torver LINDSEY DICKINGS

Get a grip: Ted Hodgson (left) and Matt Hodgson engage in Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling LINDSEY DICKINGS

Tough stuff: Ted Hodgson (left) and Matt Hodgson engage in Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling LINDSEY DICKINGS

Taking hold: Ted Hodgson (left) and Matt Hodgson engage in Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Green is keen: Chris Green, of Ambleside AC, comes home in 25th place in the senior fell race at the Lakeland Country Fair LINDSEY DICKINGS
Green is keen: Chris Green, of Ambleside AC, comes home in 25th place in the senior fell race at the Lakeland Country Fair LINDSEY DICKINGS
Jebb sets the pace up Coniston Old Man to claim Lakeland Country Fair fell race win
ROB Jebb produced a fell-running masterclass to claim victory in the senior fell race at the Lakeland Country fair in Torver.

Moving out: In 2007, members of the Furness Model Railway Club had to move out of premises at the Cemetery Lodge in Barrow and were seeking a new base

 Moving out: In 2007, members of the Furness Model Railway Club had to move out of premises at the Cemetery Lodge in Barrow and were seeking a new base
Moving out: In 2007, members of the Furness Model Railway Club had to move out of premises at the Cemetery Lodge in Barrow and were seeking a new base
10 YEARS AGO
Ambitious plans to develop Barrow's docklands included 1,500 jobs, 925 new homes and a yacht marina with 400 berths. Much of Cavendish Dock would become a water conservation park for wildlife.

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Last chance to learn about Arthur Ransome's other life in Russia
THERE is just over a week left to see a special exhibition in the Lake District dedicated to the author of Swallows and Amazons.

Spectacle: Crowds watching activities in the main ring

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Line up: Sheepdog Tess keeps the ducks in order during the duck herding demonstration

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Bow wow: Craig Wilson with his dogs Mia and Pippa who were judged Best Whippet Pair

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Technique: Owen Jones demonstrates oak swill basket making

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Having fun: Ava Myers and Harry Sharp at the show

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Craft: Decorative sticks

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Fun and games: Some of the many stalls at the show

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Grappling: Ted Hodgson, left, and Matt Hodgson take part in the Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling

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Debut: One-year-old foal Betsy enjoying her first show as part of the Fell Pony Promotions with Jan Kershaw

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On the run: Chris Green from Ambleside Athletic Club crosses the finish line in the Senior Fell Race

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Stepping out: Jane Lloyd with Penny during the Whippet Bitches judging

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Contest: Ted Hodgson, left, and Matt Hodgson take part in the Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling

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 Spectacle: Crowds watching activities in the main ring LINDSEY DICKINGS
Spectacle: Crowds watching activities in the main ring LINDSEY DICKINGS
Tradition takes pride of place at Lakeland Country Fair
TRADITIONS run deep in the Lake District and today, deep in the heart of the county, a plethora were to be found celebrated in all their glory.

Kings of the castle: Ben Sainsbury, left, and Edward Sainsbury from Windermere having fun on Roanhead beach LINDSEY DICKINGS

Master of spin: Upholster India Polkinghorn from Loungy Upholstery, in Coniston, who reached the regional finals of the Liverpool, Cumbria and Lancashire Apprenticeship Awards in 2015 LINDSEY DICKINGS

High point: Ellie Harvey in flight during The Nutcracker at Coronation Hall, Ulverston LINDSEY DICKINGS

Tranquil: A scene on Coniston Water LINDSEY DICKINGS

Light stuff: Barrow Christmas Lights switch-on LINDSEY DICKINGS

Falling down: Playing in the autumn leaves LINDSEY DICKINGS

Little wonder: A white rhino male calf born at South Lakes Safari Zoo Dalton called Indiana and his mother Ntombi LEANNE BOLGER

Alert: Dexter the wheaten terrier from Kendal at Westmorland Show LEANNE BOLGER

Long way down: The view from a hot air balloon en route to Cartmel LEANNE BOLGER

Crowd pleaser: Crowds at Kendal Calling in Lowther Park last month LEANNE BOLGER.

Keeping warm: Oscar at Holker Hall Winter Markets in 2016 LEANNE BOLGER

Springing forth: Lambs at Little Annaside Farm, Bootle, in March 2016 LEANNE BOLGER

 Kings of the castle: Ben Sainsbury, left, and Edward Sainsbury from Windermere having fun on Roanhead beach LINDSEY DICKINGS
Kings of the castle: Ben Sainsbury, left, and Edward Sainsbury from Windermere having fun on Roanhead beach LINDSEY DICKINGS
A celebration of picture power on World Photo Day
THE humble photograph has the power to change the world, to inspire, it can even bring a tear to the eye.

Classic tale: Filming for the 1974 Swallows and Amazons at Elterwater

Author: Arthur Ransome

Boat: Swallows and Amazons

 Classic tale: Filming for the 1974 Swallows and Amazons at Elterwater
Classic tale: Filming for the 1974 Swallows and Amazons at Elterwater
Celebrate the tale of Swallows and Amazons
A READING of a classic children's tale will mark the end of a summer-long exhibition.

LAKELAND COUNTRY FAIR -- Lakeland Country Fair, Torver // Pictured: (l-r) Pippin and Rex attended the show with their Dalton based owners Sunday 21st August 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS

 LAKELAND COUNTRY FAIR -- Lakeland Country Fair, Torver // Pictured: (l-r) Pippin and Rex attended the show with their Dalton based owners Sunday 21st August 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS
LAKELAND COUNTRY FAIR -- Lakeland Country Fair, Torver // Pictured: (l-r) Pippin and Rex attended the show with their Dalton based owners Sunday 21st August 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS
What can I do this weekend in Cumbria?
With decent weather forecast for this weekend, here's our top pick of things to do in south Cumbria.

Jamie's joy: Jamie Pattinson scored for Millom as they made it four wins out of four in the West Lancs second division CHRIS WEST

At the double: Askam’s Jordan Rayner netted twice in their 4-1 win at Hawcoat CHRIS WEST

 Jamie's joy: Jamie Pattinson scored for Millom as they made it four wins out of four in the West Lancs second division CHRIS WEST
Jamie's joy: Jamie Pattinson scored for Millom as they made it four wins out of four in the West Lancs second division CHRIS WEST
Waters' double helps magic Millom make it four from four against Walney Island
MILLOM made it four wins out of four in the West Lancs League Division Two with a 3-1 win over Walney Island.

Heritage: Lake District National Park archaeologist Eleanor Kingston and volunteer Bob Mayow at Penny Rigg Copper mine entrance near Tilberthwaite PHIL RIGBY

Busy: Work at Coniston Coppermines PHIL RIGBY

Protection: Lake District National Park archaeologist Eleanor Kingston and volunteer Bob Mayow at Penny Rigg Copper mine near Tilberthwaite PHIL RIGBY

Landscape: Part of the wheel well and mill buildings at Penny Rigg Copper mine near Tilberthwaite PHIL RIGBY

Survey: The walk to the mines PHIL RIGBY

Measurements: Warren Allison watches the Coniston coppermines survey PHIL RIGBY

Exact: Table top measuring as part of the Coniston Coppermines survey PHIL RIGBY

Volunteers: Table top measuring as part of the Coniston Coppermines survey PHIL RIGBY

 Heritage: Lake District National Park archaeologist Eleanor Kingston and volunteer Bob Mayow at Penny Rigg Copper mine entrance near Tilberthwaite PHIL RIGBY
Heritage: Lake District National Park archaeologist Eleanor Kingston and volunteer Bob Mayow at Penny Rigg Copper mine entrance near Tilberthwaite PHIL RIGBY
Working to protect Lake District's celebrated mining history
The Lake District played a vital role in the history of copper mining but the remains of its industrial past were in danger of being lost. A £455,000 project involving nearly 90 volunteers is helping to put that right, reports MICHAELA ROBINSON-TATE

Angry tweet: Police

 Angry tweet: Police
Angry tweet: Police
Police investigate theft from Coniston honesty shop
POLICE are investigating a series of thefts worth £100 from Coniston Honest Shop.

Guest: Sophie Neville starred in the 1974 Swallows and Amazons film

 Guest: Sophie Neville starred in the 1974 Swallows and Amazons film
Guest: Sophie Neville starred in the 1974 Swallows and Amazons film
Swallows and Amazons actress set to return to the Lake District
THE actress who starred in the children's classic film Swallows and Amazons is to return to one of her favourite locations in the Lake District.

Classic tale: The Illyria theatre company presents the Emperor's New Clothes

 Classic tale: The Illyria theatre company presents the Emperor's New Clothes
Classic tale: The Illyria theatre company presents the Emperor's New Clothes
Outdoor theatre back at Brantwood for final time this summer
TICKETS still remain for next week's outdoor production of The Emperor's New Clothes, in Coniston.

Lofty views: Coniston Old Man BILL MYERS

 Lofty views: Coniston Old Man BILL MYERS
Lofty views: Coniston Old Man BILL MYERS
Guided walk of Old Man of Coniston
THERE'S a chance to explore some of the history of one of the most treasured parts of the Lakes by joining experts on a guided fell walk around the Coniston Fells on Friday August 25, between 10am and 4pm.

At the double: Dean Crossman scored twice for GSK Ulverston Rangers as they beat Hawcoat Park 3-0

King Carl: Carl Waters netted for Millom in their 3-0 win at Furness Rovers

 At the double: Dean Crossman scored twice for GSK Ulverston Rangers as they beat Hawcoat Park 3-0
At the double: Dean Crossman scored twice for GSK Ulverston Rangers as they beat Hawcoat Park 3-0
Dean at the double as GSK Ulverston Rangers sink Hawcoat Park
MIDWEEK action in the West Lancashire League saw four derbies take place, and three of them proved to be clear-cut.

Enjoying the sights: Pippin, left, and Rex at last year's Lakeland Country Fair LINDSEY DICKINGS

Almost there: The winner of the senior fell race making his way into the showfield towards the finish LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Enjoying the sights: Pippin, left, and Rex at last year's Lakeland Country Fair LINDSEY DICKINGS
Enjoying the sights: Pippin, left, and Rex at last year's Lakeland Country Fair LINDSEY DICKINGS
New venue for popular south Cumbria country fair
ORGANISERS of a country fair have moved its location in a bid to beat the Cumbrian weather.

Young people who are completing the NCS programme in Furness. Pictured Team Two who are organising a number of sponsored events and an awareness event for charities as part of their social action projects, Barrow, Tuesday 8th August 2017 LEANNE BOLGER

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Making a difference: Young people who are completing the NCS programme in Furness. Pictured Team Two who are organising a number of sponsored events and an awareness event for charities as part of their social action projects LEANNE BOLGER

 Young people who are completing the NCS programme in Furness. Pictured Team Two who are organising a number of sponsored events and an awareness event for charities as part of their social action projects, Barrow, Tuesday 8th August 2017 LEANNE BOLGER .
Young people who are completing the NCS programme in Furness. Pictured Team Two who are organising a number of sponsored events and an awareness event for charities as part of their social action projects, Barrow, Tuesday 8th August 2017 LEANNE BOLGER .
Furness school leavers arrange social action projects to help charities
SCHOOL leavers in Furness are organising a number of social action projects to help charities.

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

 Looking back: The logo for celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Coniston Mountain Rescue Team SUBMITTED coniston-may-24
Looking back: The logo for celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Coniston Mountain Rescue Team SUBMITTED coniston-may-24
Appeal to treat Lake District rescue heroes to a “metaphorical” pint
IT might not be the most thirst-quenching drink, but Lake District rescue volunteers hope people will dig deep to buy them a “metaphorical pint”.

Keeping time: Valuer David Brookes with a centuries old Millom clock which is thought to have never left the area SUBMITTED auction-aug-05

Country view: A watercolour called In Rayrigg Bay, Windermere by Sidney Valentine Gardner SUBMITTED auction-aug-05

Craft skills: The name of clock maker William Shephard engraved on the face of a Georgian clock SUBMITTED auction-aug-05

Lakes Scenery: an oil painting called Coniston Lake by Clarence Henry Roe SUBMITTED auction-aug-05

Recording youth: Peter Woodcock painted in 1945 by Kurt Schwitters SUBMITTED auction-aug-05

Portrait: Christine Woodcock painted in 1945 by Lakeland artist Kurt Schwitters SUBMITTED auction-aug-05

 Keeping time: Valuer David Brookes with a centuries old Millom clock which is thought to have never left the area SUBMITTED auction-aug-05
Keeping time: Valuer David Brookes with a centuries old Millom clock which is thought to have never left the area SUBMITTED auction-aug-05
Barrow shipyard drawings and Millom Georgian clock feature in auction
DRAWINGS of a Barrow-built Windermere steamer, a Coniston-based screenplay starring Anthony Hopkins and a centuries-old grandfather clock made in Millom feature in a South Cumbrian saleroom on Monday and Tuesday, August 7 and 8.

Having a ball: Thumbs up from Harry Sharp of Coniston, helping out on his granddad’s stall last year

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Star turn: Chef Simon Rogan, of L'Enclume

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Prime specimen: Sheep breeder Andrew Butcher who won the overall texel champion

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In the ring: Christine Hartland with Rosie, Best of Breed - Beagle 2 year old tri-colour bitch

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Young rider: Six-year-old Olivia Doyle riding Merrymans Milly

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Taking aim: Trying out archery is Ruby Caldwell

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At work: Craftsman Owen Jones making oak swill baskets

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Gripping: Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling - Under 9's age group (l-r) Ellie-Ann Stainton and Tom Dennison

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 Having a ball: Thumbs up from Harry Sharp of Coniston, helping out on his granddad’s stall last year LINDSEY DICKINGS
Having a ball: Thumbs up from Harry Sharp of Coniston, helping out on his granddad’s stall last year LINDSEY DICKINGS
Michelin-starred chef among the highlights at Cartmel Show this Wednesday
ONE of Britain's most acclaimed chefs, livestock and equine classes, terrier racing and children's entertainment are all on the bill for Cartmel Show on Wednesday.

A spiral staircase leads down from the bar to a gym

The first floor bar and reception room has outstanding views of Easedale

The entrance hall with Herdwick soft toys from The Herdy Company and a slate floor in Burlington Stone’s Brandy Crag Silver

Trudy’s dressing room by Kirkland Kitchens has a heart-shaped central island for storing and displaying her shoes

Storage in the boot room

Kevin and Trudy’s bedroom

The sitting room

The garage gives a clue to the house’s unusual decor

The whole of the front of the first floor is given over to one large reception room

Heroes and Herdys in the entrance hall

Trudy and Kevin wanted Paul Dixon, pictured with them at the Blue Moon Bar, to take on the job of rebuilding Beckwood after learning of his reputation

The Beatles are among Kevin’s musical heroes

Sporting heroes on the walls of the stairs

An Austin Powers pinball machine and a print by Daniel Dens

The entrance hall with Herdwick soft toys from The Herdy Company and a slate floor in Burlington Stone’s Brandy Crag Silver

The green room is for guests

Pictures of Kevin’s heroes Steve McQueen, Brigitte Bardot and Muhammad Ali in the dining room

The windows were designed to make the most of the outlook over Easedale

Guest bathroom

K and T's Lancastrian Bar with Helm Crag in the background

Barbecue area

A spiral staircase leads down from the bar to a gym

The sheep-themed gold room is for guests

Spencer and Diane Hannah of The Herdy Company painted a mural for the grandchildren’s bunk room

The stage in Ju Ju’s Play House theatre and playroom, with a moveable castle on the stage

View down to the ground floor

The couple can’t wait for their grandchildren to visit Beckwood

The stairs were made by Quay Fabrications in Lancaster

Kevin and Trudy’s bathroom by Billington Design of Kendal in the bold colour scheme favoured by the couple

Kevin and Trudy’s bedroom

Slipper bath and window out on to crag

Sensational Grasmere home made with love
The sensational Grasmere home of Kevin and Trudy Roberts has been designed for sharing - with family, friends and associates.

Survey: Sir David Attenborough with a south east Asian Great Mormon Butterfly on his nose JOHN STILLWELL/PA WIRE

Beautiful: A common blue butterfly IVAN LYNAS/BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION/PA WIRE

Regular sight: A small tortoiseshell butterfly MARK SEARLE/BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION/PA WIRE

Native: A red admiral IVAN LYNAS/BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION/PA WIRE

Colourful: A peacock butterfly JOSIE LATUS/BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION/PA WIRE

 Survey: Sir David Attenborough with a south east Asian Great Mormon Butterfly on his nose JOHN STILLWELL/PA WIRE
Survey: Sir David Attenborough with a south east Asian Great Mormon Butterfly on his nose JOHN STILLWELL/PA WIRE
Winged critters sought in South Cumbria during big butterfly count
WILDLIFE-LOVERS in South Cumbria have just over a week left to get involved in a scheme aimed at surveying the fortunes of Britain’s most beautiful winged insects.

Lakeland Country Fair, Torver. Pictured: Jan Kershaw from Newton helping with the Fell pony display Sunday 21st August 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Lakeland Country Fair, Torver. Pictured: Jan Kershaw from Newton helping with the Fell pony display Sunday 21st August 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS
Lakeland Country Fair, Torver. Pictured: Jan Kershaw from Newton helping with the Fell pony display Sunday 21st August 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS
Fell ponies to features at Lakeland Country Fair
FELL ponies, Herdwick sheep and Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling will be among the attractions at a fair next month.

Campaign: Barbara Harris, founder member of the friends of the X112

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Fundraising effort: Walkers from the Rampside area who took part in a sponsored walk last year to raise funds for the bus route

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 Campaign: Barbara Harris, founder member of the friends of the X112 LEANNE BOLGER
Campaign: Barbara Harris, founder member of the friends of the X112 LEANNE BOLGER
Campaigners "fighting a losing battle" trying to save Barrow to Coniston service
FRUSTRATED campaigners trying to save a struggling bus service say they are "fighting a losing battle" after discovering the council spent more than £400,000 on additional transport services.

Getting to grips: Mathew Hodgson, 11, and John Gibson, 12, at Ambleside Sports

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 Getting to grips: Mathew Hodgson, 11, and John Gibson, 12, at Ambleside Sports LEANNE BOLGER
Getting to grips: Mathew Hodgson, 11, and John Gibson, 12, at Ambleside Sports LEANNE BOLGER
Cumbria rural show dates 2017
THE rural calendar is busy with country shows and sports events in South Cumbria from now until September.

One of the competitors in a junior category of the All England Open Stone Skimming Championships

Julius Barratt, SCRT Trustee, getting ready for 2017’s Game of Stones

 One of the competitors in a junior category of the All England Open Stone Skimming Championships
One of the competitors in a junior category of the All England Open Stone Skimming Championships
Lake District's 'Game of Stones' set for summer return
FORGET Game of Thrones - Cumbria welcomes the return of "Game of Stones" in August.

Off we go: Harry Sharp on the bouncy castle slide at Coniston Country Fair LINDSEY DICKINGS

Riding high: The fell pony demonstration LINDSEY DICKINGS

Hot to trot: The fell pony demonstration LINDSEY DICKINGS

Gripping stuff: Adrian Myers, left, and Graham Brocklebank compete in the Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling LINDSEY DICKINGS

There and back again: Winners of the fell race 1st Rob Hope (centre), 2nd William Gardner (left) and 3rd Garry Greenhow (right) LINDSEY DICKINGS

Over you go: Hannah Hodgson, left, and Connie Hodgson LINDSEY DICKINGS

Take aim: Leo Birchall from Ulverston turns his hand to archery LINDSEY DICKINGS

Pulling the strings: Leo Birchall from Ulverston prepares to let fly LINDSEY DICKINGS

Looking good: The foxhound judging LINDSEY DICKINGS

Packed in: The foxhound judging LINDSEY DICKINGS

Crowd pleaser: Crowds soaked up a wide variety of traditional rural pursuits LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Off we go: Harry Sharp on the bouncy castle slide at Coniston Country Fair LINDSEY DICKINGS
Off we go: Harry Sharp on the bouncy castle slide at Coniston Country Fair LINDSEY DICKINGS
Crowds flock to Coniston Country Fair
FELL racing, fell ponies, wrestling and an array of trade stalls brought in visitors from far and wide to this year's Coniston Country Fair.

Picture this: The tearoom at Bank Ground Farm where the treasure hunt is taking place

 Picture this: The tearoom at Bank Ground Farm where the treasure hunt is taking place
Picture this: The tearoom at Bank Ground Farm where the treasure hunt is taking place
Get snapping in Lakes photo treasure hunt
A PHOTOGRAPHIC treasure hunt for all ages is under way at a South Lakes beauty spot.

Looking out: The new bench with a view at Wallend, Kirkby SUBMITTED bench-jul-21

In view: On a good day, this is what you can see from the new seat at Wallend, Kirkby Kirkby SUBMITTED bench-jul-21

Far horizons: The new slate block which tells you what you can see from the seat at Wallend, Kirkby Kirkby SUBMITTED bench-jul-21

 Looking out: The new bench with a view at Wallend, Kirkby SUBMITTED bench-jul-21
Looking out: The new bench with a view at Wallend, Kirkby SUBMITTED bench-jul-21
History group puts a bench with a view into Kirkby
THE History of Kirkby Group has installed a panoramic plaque and seat at Wallend, Kirkby.

Author: Arthur Ransome

Venue: Coniston Boating Centre

 Author: Arthur Ransome
Author: Arthur Ransome
Celebrate the tale of Swallows and Amazons
A READING of a classic children's tale will mark the end of a summer-long exhibition.

Hitting their stride: Walkers from the Rampside area took part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for the x112 bus route LEANNE BOLGER

 Hitting their stride: Walkers from the Rampside area took part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for the x112 bus route LEANNE BOLGER
Hitting their stride: Walkers from the Rampside area took part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for the x112 bus route LEANNE BOLGER
Charity walk organised for struggling Barrow to Coniston bus
A CHARITY walk is being held to raise funds for a struggling community bus service.
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