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HMP Hewell houses about 1,000 inmates, including some category A remand prisoners
HMP Hewell houses about 1,000 inmates, including some category A remand prisoners
HMP Hewell houses about 1,000 inmates, including some category A remand prisoners
Prison wing back under control after specialist security staff sent in
A prison wing is understood to be under control after specially-trained prison security teams were drafted in to deal with an "ongoing incident". 

On tour: Tim Farron MILTON HAWORTH

 On tour: Tim Farron MILTON HAWORTH
On tour: Tim Farron MILTON HAWORTH
Tim’s Lake District tour to hear concerns
AN MP is launching a series of special meetings to sit alongside his annual summer tour across his constituency.

Alexander Ullman (photo by Kaupo Kikkas)

Michael Petrov (photo by Kaupo Kikkas)

 Alexander Ullman (photo by Kaupo Kikkas)
Alexander Ullman (photo by Kaupo Kikkas)
Talented classical pair come together in Concert Club series
A PAIR of up-and-coming European classical musicians will be appearing in South Cumbria in August.

Heave ho: The tug of war contest gets under way at the Royal Oak fun day in Cartmel

 Heave ho: The tug of war contest gets under way at the Royal Oak fun day in Cartmel
Heave ho: The tug of war contest gets under way at the Royal Oak fun day in Cartmel
Annual fun day to raise cash for Cartmel school greenhouse
AN annual event in a popular south Cumbria village is set to bring a community together for a good cause once again.

Local hero: Sir Alfred Barrow was the town mayor during the First World War SUBMITTED auction-jul-14

Special gift: A silver visiting card case presented to Sir Alfred Barrow SUBMITTED auction-jul-14

Presentation: Sir Alfred Barrow's initials on a silver visiting card case from 1917 SUBMITTED auction-jul-14

Ancestors: A portrait of Edwin Sandys whose father lives at Graythwaite in South Cumbria SUBMITTED auction-jul-14

Keeping time: A mahogany matel clock from South Cumbria SUBMITTED auction-jul-14

Changing names: Alfred Barrow School, on Duke Street, Barrow

 Local hero: Sir Alfred Barrow was the town mayor during the First World War SUBMITTED auction-jul-14
Local hero: Sir Alfred Barrow was the town mayor during the First World War SUBMITTED auction-jul-14
Silver gift from Barrow pupils to Barrow mayor and school governor
A special gift to a Furness education leader and wartime mayor is being sold at auction on Wednesday, July 19.

Looking back: An Edwardian postcard view of Swarthmoor Hall SUBMITTED swarthmoor-jul-12

Historic figure: George Fox the founder of the Quaker movement SUBMITTED swarthmoor-jul-12

Spending power: Silver five shilling piece or crown from 1652, the year George Fox came to Swarthmoor SUBMITTED swarthmoor-jul-12

Remembering: A plaque at the Sunbrick Quaker burial ground which notes that those buried there include Margeret Fell, later Fox, of Swarthmoor Hall SUBMITTED swarthmoor-jul-12

Furness links: Marsh Grange, near Dunnerholme, in 1963. This was the birthplace of Margaret Askew - later the life of Quaker founder George Fox EM ARCHIVE swarthmoor-jul-12

Big impact: The title page of a 1666 edition of Margaret Fell's Womens Speaking Justified, Proved and Allowed SUBMITTED swarthmoor-jul-12

Historic building: Swarthmoor Hall, near Ulverston SUBMITTED swarthmoor-jul-12

 Looking back: An Edwardian postcard view of Swarthmoor Hall SUBMITTED swarthmoor-jul-12
Looking back: An Edwardian postcard view of Swarthmoor Hall SUBMITTED swarthmoor-jul-12
Spotlight on historic Swarthmoor Hall
THE history of a famous old house and its links to the formation of a new religious group will feature in the next meeting being held at Askam and Ireleth History Group.

Allen Gibb, of Holker Group.

 Allen Gibb, of Holker Group.
Allen Gibb, of Holker Group.
New chief executive for Holker Group
The Holker Group has appointed Allen Gibb as its new chief executive.

Northern Rail pacer units at Lancaster

 Northern Rail pacer units at Lancaster
Northern Rail pacer units at Lancaster
Cancellation causes misery for Barrow commuters
TWO evening trains have been cancelled causing misery for commuters tonight (July 11).

Ranulph Fiennes (photo by Stuart Walker)

 Ranulph Fiennes (photo by Stuart Walker)
Ranulph Fiennes (photo by Stuart Walker)
REVIEW: Remarkable man Ranulph enthrals Forum audience
IT'S not every day in life you get the opportunity to hear first-hand the story, from his own mouth, of one of the greatest Britons to have trodden the four corners of the earth.

Display: One of up to 100 stalls by artists and artisans at Prom Art, in Grange

LEANNE BOLGER

 Display: One of up to 100 stalls by artists and artisans at Prom Art, in Grange LEANNE BOLGER
Display: One of up to 100 stalls by artists and artisans at Prom Art, in Grange LEANNE BOLGER
Open air art fair set to draw crowds to Grange
THE region's largest open air arts and craft fair is set to draw crowds of visitors to a South Lakeland town this Sunday.

Vision: An artist's impression of new properties in Allithwaite

Developer: Applethwaite Logo

Mary Wilson

 Vision: An artist's impression of new properties in Allithwaite
Vision: An artist's impression of new properties in Allithwaite
Affordable housing blow for Allithwaite angers residents
A VILLAGE has been left 'bitterly disappointed' after a developer removed affordable housing plans from a proposed new estate.

Supplies: food donationa are urgently required

 Supplies: food donationa are urgently required
Supplies: food donationa are urgently required
Foodbank shopping list
URGENTLY needed items for the foodbank include; UHT fruit juice, tinned fruit, jam, sponge puddings, tea bags and coffee.

Warming: Kin Toffee Vodka

Kick: Kin Toffee Vodka

 Warming: Kin Toffee Vodka
Warming: Kin Toffee Vodka
Couple serve up Cumbrian feast at Goodwood motorshow
A COUPLE have used one of the most prestigious car festivals in the world to proudly show off the best produce Cumbria has to offer.

Era ends: Display cases ready to be emptied when the town museum above the Ramsden Square library closed around 1992 EM ARCHIVE stone-jul-06

Mystery surrounds: The Dalton stone head was last noted as being stored in the basement at Barrow Central Library SUBMITTED stone-jul-06

Origin: The Dalton stone head could have been part of the decoration at Furness Abbey SUBMITTED stone-jul-06

both sides of an Edward III quarter noble gold coin similar to a pair found in Barrow in 1904 SUBMITTED stone-jul-06

Ancient money: A tiny coin called a styca from the reign of Eanred SUBMITTED stone-jul-06

History store: Barrow Museum curator David Hughes in October 1988 EM ARCHIVE stone-jul-06

 Era ends: Display cases ready to be emptied when the town museum above the Ramsden Square library closed around 1992 EM ARCHIVE stone-jul-06
Era ends: Display cases ready to be emptied when the town museum above the Ramsden Square library closed around 1992 EM ARCHIVE stone-jul-06
What happened to Dalton's medieval stone head after Barrow museum closed?
THE mystery has deepened about what happened to a centuries-old carved stone head which was dug up by a schoolboy in a Dalton garden in 1949

Red Tulips, by Judy Evans

 Red Tulips, by Judy Evans
Red Tulips, by Judy Evans
Cumbrian printmaker's Vintage collection on show at Beach Hut Gallery
AN exhibition of silkscreen prints by Cumbrian artist Judy Evans has gone in display at the Beach Hut Gallery.

Green goddess: Then-Grange mayor Tricia Thomas unveils a flying geese sculpture outside Grange Railway Station in May 2015. Also present were Mick Elliot from TransPennine, Jim Trotman Community Rail Partnership Officer, Philip Dalton sculptor, and members of the Civic Society and Grange in Bloom Group

 Green goddess: Then-Grange mayor Tricia Thomas unveils a flying geese sculpture outside Grange Railway Station in May 2015. Also present were Mick Elliot from TransPennine, Jim Trotman Community Rail Partnership Officer, Philip Dalton sculptor, and members of the Civic Society and Grange in Bloom Group
Green goddess: Then-Grange mayor Tricia Thomas unveils a flying geese sculpture outside Grange Railway Station in May 2015. Also present were Mick Elliot from TransPennine, Jim Trotman Community Rail Partnership Officer, Philip Dalton sculptor, and members of the Civic Society and Grange in Bloom Group
Grange open garden day for Cumbria in Bloom
GARDENS in a South Lakes town will be open to the public this weekend in the run-up to Cumbria in Bloom.
Finance expert Jeffrey Blue is in a dispute with Newcastle United owner and sportswear firm boss Mike Ashley Newcastle United owner and sportswear firm boss Mike Ashley arrives at the High Court
Finance expert Jeffrey Blue is in a dispute with Newcastle United owner and sportswear firm boss Mike Ashley
Finance expert Jeffrey Blue is in a dispute with Newcastle United owner and sportswear firm boss Mike Ashley
Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley preparing to give evidence at High Court
Newcastle United owner and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley is preparing to give evidence at a High Court trial after being sued by a finance expert who says he reneged on a £15 million deal.

Response: The scene of the accident in Grange

 Response: The scene of the accident in Grange
Response: The scene of the accident in Grange
Emergency services called to two-vehicle crash in Grange
POLICE were called today to a road traffic collision in Grange.

She's done it again: Charlotte Jones (left) celebrates her win on board Lough Kent in the Ron Wadey Now 70 Years Old Handicap Hurdle, beating Brian Hughes on Captain Brown by a neck LINDSEY DICKINGS

Winning team: Charlotte Jones with Lough Kent after their victory in the Ron Wadey Now 70 Years Old Handicap Hurdle PAUL TURNER

Boom!: Brian Hughes rides Boruma to win the Cumbria Grand Hotel at Grange Handicap Hurdle for trainer James Moffatt LINDSEY DICKINGS

Not his day: Altruism and Henry Brooke (number one) were unable to make an impact in the Ron Wadey Now 70 Years Old Handicap Hurdle for James Moffatt LINDSEY DICKINGS

Gone: James Moffatt's Space Ship, ridden by Will Kennedy, falls during the Ron Wadey Now 70 Years Old Handicap Hurdle at Cartmel LINDSEY DICKINGS

Follow the leader: Brian Hughes on board James Moffatt's Strong Resemblance (left) near the front in the Jennings Cumberland Ale Maiden Hurdle LINDSEY DICKINGS

All smiles: Brian Hughes is a happy man ahead of his win on Boruma LINDSEY DICKINGS

Pack mentality: Horses in the Cumbria Grand Hotel at Grange Handicap Hurdle at Cartmel LINDSEY DICKINGS

Refusenik: Henry Brooke on board Mondlicht, who would not start the Cumbria Grand Hotel at Grange Handicap Hurdle LINDSEY DICKINGS

Strong effort: Second-placed Strong Resemblance before the Jennings Cumberland Ale Maiden Hurdle LINDSEY DICKINGS

Joy: Charlotte Jones ride Lough Kent (left) to a stunning win in the Ron Wadey Now 70 Years Old Handicap Hurdle LINDSEY DICKINGS

Here we go: Brian Hughes on James Moffatt's Strong Resemblance before the Jennings Cumberland Ale Maiden Hurdle LINDSEY DICKINGS

Going Strong Brian Hughes on James Moffatt's Strong Resemblance before the Jennings Cumberland Ale Maiden Hurdle LINDSEY DICKINGS

Chasing the ace: Brian Hughes on board James Moffatt's Strong Resemblance (centre) near the front in the Jennings Cumberland Ale Maiden Hurdle LINDSEY DICKINGS

In the running: Brian Hughes on board James Moffatt's Strong Resemblance near the front in the Jennings Cumberland Ale Maiden Hurdle LINDSEY DICKINGS

Winning ways: Boruma (third left) on the way to victory at Cartmel LINDSEY DICKINGS

Stubborn: Mondlicht had a bad day under Henry Brooke, refusing the start LINDSEY DICKINGS

Packed in: Boruma (centre) in the thick of the action in the Cumbria Grand Hotel at Grange Handicap Hurdle LINDSEY DICKINGS

Sweeping success: James Moffatt's Boruma on the way to victory with Brian Hughes LINDSEY DICKINGS

SPORT CARTMEL RACES --- Cartmel Races The June Meeting // Pictured: The Cumbria Grand Hotel at Grange Handicap Hurdle Race - Moffatt's Boruma comes in first (blue, with red star on hat) Friday 30th June 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

SPORT CARTMEL RACES --- Cartmel Races The June Meeting // Pictured: The Ron Wadey Now 70 Years Old Handicap Hurdle Race - (from left) Moffatt's Space Ship, Captain Brown and Nicolas Chauvin Friday 30th June 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

SPORT CARTMEL RACES --- Cartmel Races The June Meeting // Pictured: The Ron Wadey Now 70 Years Old Handicap Hurdle Race Friday 30th June 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

 She's done it again: Charlotte Jones (left) celebrates her win on board Lough Kent in the Ron Wadey Now 70 Years Old Handicap Hurdle, beating Brian Hughes on Captain Brown by a neck LINDSEY DICKINGS
She's done it again: Charlotte Jones (left) celebrates her win on board Lough Kent in the Ron Wadey Now 70 Years Old Handicap Hurdle, beating Brian Hughes on Captain Brown by a neck LINDSEY DICKINGS
PICTURE SPECIAL: Miss Jones steals the show on Tom's big day at Cartmel
TOM was the headline act, but it was another Jones, Charlotte, who stole the show at Cartmel once again.

Day at the races: Racegoers having fun ahead of the racing at Cartmel Racecourse

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Under way: The Cumbria Grand Hotel at Grange Handicap Hurdle Race

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Vantage point: Watching the race

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Home runner: James Moffatt's Smart Ruler heads out to the start of the Brown Horse at Winster Beginners' Steeple Chase

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Day at the races: Racegoers having fun ahead of the racing at Cartmel Racecourse Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS
Day at the races: Racegoers having fun ahead of the racing at Cartmel Racecourse Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS
Racegoers and Tom Jones fans enjoy the green green grass of Cartmel Racecourse
HOURS before he took to the stage, and while most of those coming to see him were still cosily sitting at home, Tom Jones’s voice could be heard echoing around Cartmel Racecourse.

James Moffatt's Munsaab (far left) pictured in action at Cartmel last year LINDSEY DICKINGS

 James Moffatt's Munsaab (far left) pictured in action at Cartmel last year LINDSEY DICKINGS
James Moffatt's Munsaab (far left) pictured in action at Cartmel last year LINDSEY DICKINGS
Betting tips for Cartmel races
HERE’S some top betting tips for punters heading to Cartmel today.

Views from around the South Lake District from Ambleside, Coniston, Bowness and Windermere. This is Bowness looking over Belle Isle and was taken from near Claife Heights. Wednesday 13th June 2012. MILTON HAWORTH

Men on the Hill Oliver E Cadam

 Views from around the South Lake District from Ambleside, Coniston, Bowness and Windermere. This is Bowness looking over Belle Isle and was taken from near Claife Heights. Wednesday 13th June 2012. MILTON HAWORTH
Views from around the South Lake District from Ambleside, Coniston, Bowness and Windermere. This is Bowness looking over Belle Isle and was taken from near Claife Heights. Wednesday 13th June 2012. MILTON HAWORTH
Lake District forms backdrop for new crime mystery
WHILE the beautiful Lake District might not be considered to be a usual setting for a crime novel, the author of a new thriller says it’s a perfect location for his story.

Gift: Neil Jurd presents Grange CE Primary School with £2,000 on behalf of the Michelle Jurd Memorial Trust

 Gift: Neil Jurd presents Grange CE Primary School with £2,000 on behalf of the Michelle Jurd Memorial Trust
Gift: Neil Jurd presents Grange CE Primary School with £2,000 on behalf of the Michelle Jurd Memorial Trust
South Cumbria pupils benefit from £2,000 donation towards adventurous and expressive arts
PUPILS will benefit from a £2,000 charity donation towards adventurous and expressive arts activities.

Vision: Consultants and residents in Grange have been working to put together policies for a formal neighbourhood plan

MILTON HAWORTH

 Vision: Consultants and residents in Grange have been working to put together policies for a formal neighbourhood plan MILTON HAWORTH
Vision: Consultants and residents in Grange have been working to put together policies for a formal neighbourhood plan MILTON HAWORTH
Grange takes next step towards community plan adoption
A SOUTH Lakeland town has taken another step towards the adoption of its own community plan.

Hearing: Furness Magistrates' Court in Barrow

Photo: JON GRANGER

 Hearing: Furness Magistrates' Court in Barrow Photo: JON GRANGER
Hearing: Furness Magistrates' Court in Barrow Photo: JON GRANGER
Grange pensioner given curfew and tagged for assaulting neighbour in dispute about loud music
A PENSIONER was given an electronic tag after assaulting his neighbour over loud music.

Passing through: Millom railway station shown around the time of the First World War SUBMITTED station-jun-24

Looking back: The covered footbridge at Millom station and the platform for Barrow-bound trains around 1960 SUBMITTED station-jun-24

Long career: Millom stationmaster John Morgan SUBMITTED station-jun-24

Joe Walker with Millom Ironworks loco David around 1970 EM ARCHIVE station-jun-24

 Passing through: Millom railway station shown around the time of the First World War SUBMITTED station-jun-24
Passing through: Millom railway station shown around the time of the First World War SUBMITTED station-jun-24
Pioneering days at Millom Railway station
THE town turned out in tribute in 1917 to mark the death of the man who had been stationmaster at Millom for 17 years.

Tales to tell: Retired fisherman Jack Manning on the beach at Flookburgh PHIL RIGBY

Lookback: Shrimpers coming home in days gone by

Memories: A historic picture of work in Morecambe Bay from the Manning family archive

 Tales to tell: Retired fisherman Jack Manning on the beach at Flookburgh PHIL RIGBY
Tales to tell: Retired fisherman Jack Manning on the beach at Flookburgh PHIL RIGBY
Working Morecambe Bay sands is a way of life for Jack's family
It’s nearly 85 years since fisherman Jack Manning was born in a house in Flookburgh, in sight of Morecambe Bay. He’s got countless tales to tell about the beauty and the drama of this remarkable place, and is one of its most knowledgeable ambassadors

Skills: Head chef Neil Bennett at Newby Bridge Hotel

Service with a smile: Jenn Halhead, Riverside Hotel manager, greeting guests

Friendly: Lavinia Misca at the Damson Dene

 Skills: Head chef Neil Bennett at Newby Bridge Hotel
Skills: Head chef Neil Bennett at Newby Bridge Hotel
Friendly staff key to coveted awards - South Lakes hotelier
SOUTH Lakes hotelier Jonathan Denby says his friendly staff are the reason why all five of his businesses have been given six coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards (2017).

Blaze: The height of the fire at the House of Lords JON GRANGER

 Blaze: The height of the fire at the House of Lords JON GRANGER
Blaze: The height of the fire at the House of Lords JON GRANGER
Police rule out 'criminal activity' in House of Lords fire despite suspicions over 'unusually fast' way the blaze spread
AN investigation into the devastating fire which destroyed an iconic Barrow building has been concluded and police have said there is no evidence of any criminal activity - despite petrol being found in the upper floor.

Furness Coastguard

 Furness Coastguard
Furness Coastguard
Emergency teams called out to rescue man and dog stuck in mud in South Cumbria
EMERGENCY teams were called out today to rescue a man and a dog stuck in mud in South Cumbria.