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Grange Amateur Operatic Society prepare to stage Cinderella

Molly Cowley as Cinderella, and Jessica Walmsley as Prince Charming


          Grange Amateur Operatic Society prepare to stage Cinderella
Grange Amateur Operatic Society prepare to stage Cinderella
Talented young cast takes on panto classic Cinderella
THE panto season has arrived in South Cumbria, and a popular fixture of the festive season is the annual Christmas production from Grange Amateur Operatic Society's youth theatre group.

Janice Carrick, singing leader at the weekly Singing for Memory group run by Grange Soroptimists

Grange Soroptimists take to the stage at the international Soroptimists Conference in Malta

 Janice Carrick, singing leader at the weekly Singing for Memory group run by Grange Soroptimists
Janice Carrick, singing leader at the weekly Singing for Memory group run by Grange Soroptimists
Grange volunteers share success of singing for memory group at international conference
A GROUP of volunteers have shared the success of their community singing project with like-minded people around the world.

Frosty morning in Barrow

Frost on the roads in Barrow

Puddles in Barrow

Snowy Black Combe over Barrow rooftops. Credit: SHEENAH ALCOCK

 Frosty morning in Barrow
Frosty morning in Barrow
Weather forecast for Barrow, Ulverston, Millom, Grange and the Lake District
HERE is the latest weather forecast for Barrow, Ulverston, Millom, Grange and the Lake District.

An artist's impression of the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 SUBMITTED lusitania-nov-29

The plaque in St Paul's Church, Grange, in memory of Lusitania victim Evan Arthur Leigh SUBMITTED lusitania-nov-29

A German Lusitania medal giving the wrong date of sinking SUBMITTED lusitania-nov-29

A British replica of the German Lusitania medal SUBMITTED lusitania-nov-29

 An artist's impression of the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 SUBMITTED lusitania-nov-29
An artist's impression of the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 SUBMITTED lusitania-nov-29
Grange man killed in sinking of Lusitania
THE sinking of the liner Lusitania in 1915 saw a major loss of life but gave British authorities a propaganda victory.

View of Morecambe Bay from Grange. PHOTO: Carole Palmer

Councillor Jonathan Brook portfolio holder for housing and Innovation at South Lakeland District Council

 View of Morecambe Bay from Grange. PHOTO: Carole Palmer
View of Morecambe Bay from Grange. PHOTO: Carole Palmer
Residents invited to apply for affordable new homes in South Lakeland
AFFORDABLE new homes in South Lakeland - some priced at more than half of the open market value are on offer to residents.

Chloe Owens and Josh Foster, who won silver medals in the WorldSkills UK finals

 Chloe Owens and Josh Foster, who won silver medals in the WorldSkills UK finals
Chloe Owens and Josh Foster, who won silver medals in the WorldSkills UK finals
Furness students scoop WorldSkills science awards
TWO Furness students have scooped national science awards after meeting the challenge to devise a £30bn sustainable energy strategy for an island.

SUPPORT Poole Townsend partner Martin Oates with Geoff Steele, legacy fundraiser at St Mary’s Hospice

 SUPPORT Poole Townsend partner Martin Oates with Geoff Steele, legacy fundraiser at St Mary’s Hospice
SUPPORT Poole Townsend partner Martin Oates with Geoff Steele, legacy fundraiser at St Mary’s Hospice
Firm raises more than £3k for charities
POOLE Townsend has so far raised more than £3,000 by taking part in Charity Will Month this November.

VISION An artist's impression of the planned Holiday Inn Express

HISTORY A plan based on the Barrow Village as it looked in 1843

STILL STANDING A surviving piece of wall from the original Barrow Village on the Strand car park

A surviving wall from the old Barrow Village at the side of the Kings Arms

 VISION An artist's impression of the planned Holiday Inn Express
VISION An artist's impression of the planned Holiday Inn Express
Archaeological work planned at site of proposed new Barrow hotel
AN archaeological exploration is set to take place in an area which was the original village of Barrow before a major hotel chain can build there.

Fabianne Milby gets a Hot chocolate kersey cow drink from Milkmaid Katie Jayne Lowther at The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Festival 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Festival 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

Peeler Sophie Bennett keeps a sharp lookout for cutpurses and pickpockets at The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Festival 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Festival 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

An excited Sofia Davies aged 5 with mum Nancy at The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Festival 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

The huge crowds throng New Market Street at the 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Festival 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

10yr old Seth Mills from Barrow gets a Hot chocolate Jersey cow drink from Milkmaid Katie Jane Lowther at The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Festival 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Festival Stacey Steele keeps the home fires burning at The Rose and Crown. 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Festival, Mothers ruin! Andy and Zoe Arnold-Bennett on their Shed One Gin stall. 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

The deadbeats entertain at the 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Festival 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival the first photographic flashes are demonstrated by Foppletwig of Foppletwig and Douglas. 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

Santa and his reindeer at The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival Poppy Dot makes wreaths and candle holders on her stall. 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

The huge crowds throng New Market Street at the 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

All the fun of the fair at The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

Owen Jones Weaving swill baskets at The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival. 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival parade wends its way down New Market Street. 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

Very complex headgear at The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival. 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH

 Fabianne Milby gets a Hot chocolate kersey cow drink from Milkmaid Katie Jayne Lowther at The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Festival 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH
Fabianne Milby gets a Hot chocolate kersey cow drink from Milkmaid Katie Jayne Lowther at The 2016 Ulverston Dickensian Festival 26th November 2016. PICTURES by MILTON HAWORTH
Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors
TENS of thousands of visitors packed into a market town’s cobbled streets this weekend for the biggest and best Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival yet.

The Charnley family who all run the family business in Dalton

Charnley's, previously called Crooklands, has had a £1m Refurbishment and has two new furniture showrooms LEANNE BOLGER

 The Charnley family who all run the family business in Dalton
The Charnley family who all run the family business in Dalton
Demolition threat over Dalton garden centre owner’s £1m revamp
THE boss of a garden centre could be forced to tear down his sprawling extension after it was revealed he did not get planning permission off the council to construct the building.

Millom Christmas lights 2013

Councillor Denise Burness

 Millom Christmas lights 2013
Millom Christmas lights 2013
Cash investment set to light up Millom with Christmas cheer
A TOWN is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland thanks to a cash injection of thousands of pounds.
Police hunt heartless thugs who stole memorial bench in South Cumbria
A FAMILY has been left devastated after a beloved relative's memorial bench was stolen.

Squeezed: Booths made a loss

 Squeezed: Booths made a loss
Squeezed: Booths made a loss
Floods damage sees Booths plunge into the red
SUPERMARKET Booths has plunged into the red as restructuring costs and the effect of last winter's storms took their toll.
Nadiya's Festive Family Feast, starring Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, will be among the highlights of BBC Radio's festive offerings
Nadiya's Festive Family Feast, starring Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, will be among the highlights of BBC Radio's festive offerings
Nadiya's Festive Family Feast, starring Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, will be among the highlights of BBC Radio's festive offerings
Nadiya, Attenborough and Ivor Novello top BBC's festive radio highlights
BBC Radio has unveiled its star-studded Christmas line-up, which includes Sir David Attenborough's music collection from his travels, a festive cook-off with Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and recordings of Ivor Novello works not heard for 100 years.

Autumn sunshine at Furness Abbey

Statue and seating in Dalton Road

The new building taking shape at BAE Systems to build the Dreadnought-class submarine

Barrow Railway Station

Portland Walk Shopping Centre

A view of Barrow from the top of the town hall

 Autumn sunshine at Furness Abbey
Autumn sunshine at Furness Abbey
Barrow town centre guide
Known as the gateway to the Lake District, Barrow is Cumbria's second largest urban area and owes its existence to monks and mining
Three vehicle crash cleared in Grange
A CRASH involving three vehicles has been cleared in Grange.

CN development director Jonathan Lee, left, with Peter Robinson of the Cumbrian Railways Association in 2014. He was receiving £200 from the North West Evening Mail Charitable trust towards the production cost of a railway-themed fictional children's book EM ARCHIVE car-nov-17

This model of Furness Railway 37 by Ross Pochin and Bill Shillcock was part of a collection bought by the Cumbrian Railways Association in 2008 and is due to be on show at the Workington Model Railway Exhibition this weekend SUBMITTED car-nov-17

 CN development director Jonathan Lee, left, with Peter Robinson of the Cumbrian Railways Association in 2014. He was receiving £200 from the North West Evening Mail Charitable trust towards the production cost of a railway-themed fictional children's book EM ARCHIVE car-nov-17
CN development director Jonathan Lee, left, with Peter Robinson of the Cumbrian Railways Association in 2014. He was receiving £200 from the North West Evening Mail Charitable trust towards the production cost of a railway-themed fictional children's book EM ARCHIVE car-nov-17
Cumbrian rail history group celebrates 40 years
THE county’s leading railway history group celebrated its 40 th anniversary with a conference for enthusiasts held at the Windermere Hydro Hotel in Bowness.

The Hindenburg flying over Lord Roberts Street in 1936 by Walney police officer William Martin SUBMITTED airship-nov-17

The Hindenburg in the United States SUBMITTED airship-nov-17

 The Hindenburg flying over Lord Roberts Street in 1936 by Walney police officer William Martin SUBMITTED airship-nov-17
The Hindenburg flying over Lord Roberts Street in 1936 by Walney police officer William Martin SUBMITTED airship-nov-17
Childhood memory of Hindenburg flying low over Barrow rooftops
ONE of the most vivid of childhood memories for Kevin Taylor was to see the giant Hindenburg airship fly low over the Barrow rooftops in 1936.

Credit: Environment Agency

 Credit: Environment Agency
Credit: Environment Agency
South Cumbria coast put on flood alert
PARTS of the Cumbrian coast have been put on flood alert by the Environment Agency, with warnings of high tides today.

St Mary's Hospice shop opening (L-R) head of retail Caroline Welch, mayor of Grange Tricia Thomas, CEO of St Mary's Val Stangoe. LEANNE BOLGER

Catherine Sullivan, volunteer and community engagement worker. LEANNE BOLGER

(L-R) Shop volunteers: Sandy Cottam, Carol Postlethwaite and Sheila Marshall. LEANNE BOLGER

St Mary's Hospice shop in Grange. LEANNE BOLGER

 St Mary's Hospice shop opening (L-R) head of retail Caroline Welch, mayor of Grange Tricia Thomas, CEO of St Mary's Val Stangoe. LEANNE BOLGER
St Mary's Hospice shop opening (L-R) head of retail Caroline Welch, mayor of Grange Tricia Thomas, CEO of St Mary's Val Stangoe. LEANNE BOLGER
Charity shop reopens in Grange after revamp
A TREASURED charity shop in Grange has reopened to the public after refurbishment.

Councillor Jack Park at The Slag Bank Play Area in Millom

 Councillor Jack Park at The Slag Bank Play Area in Millom
Councillor Jack Park at The Slag Bank Play Area in Millom
Big Lottery funding windfall for North West charities
MILLIONS of pounds have been distributed to organisations across the North West in the latest round of Big Lottery Funding.

The inside of Grange Lido: MILTON HAWORTH

The inside of Grange Lido: MILTON HAWORTH

 The inside of Grange Lido: MILTON HAWORTH
The inside of Grange Lido: MILTON HAWORTH
Latest bid to secure new future for historic Grange pool launched
A LONG-RUNNING saga to secure the future of Grange's historic swimming pool is to continue with the launch of a new study.

The 45573 Newfoundland at Wennington signal box on September 12 in 1964 BY Noel Machell rail-nov-14

An Edwardian view of a train calling at Grange station SUBMITTED rail-nov-14

 The 45573 Newfoundland at Wennington signal box on September 12 in 1964 BY Noel Machell rail-nov-14
The 45573 Newfoundland at Wennington signal box on September 12 in 1964 BY Noel Machell rail-nov-14
Barrow to London by train with no changes
IT is hard to get much beyond Lancaster without changing trains but in the 1960s you could go direct from Furness to some unexpected places.

A lime kiln on farmland, near Humphrey Head, Grange BILL MYERS lime-nov-11

Af ield clearance stone pile near Silverdale BILL MYERS lime-nov-11

A typical limestone wall near Silverdale BILL MYERS lime-nov-11

Limestone quarry blasting at Redhills Millom BILL MYERS lime-nov-11

Trowbarrow Quarry nature reserve near Silverdale BILL MYERS lime-nov-11

Double lime kiln at Sandside, near Arnside BILL MYERS lime-nov-11

Limestone pavement used at Carnforth BILL MYERS lime-nov-11

Lime kiln in Greenodd BILL MYERS lime-nov-11

Stainton quarry EM ARCHIVE lime-nov-11

Silverdale gatepost BILL MYERS lime-nov-11

 A lime kiln on farmland, near Humphrey Head, Grange BILL MYERS lime-nov-11
A lime kiln on farmland, near Humphrey Head, Grange BILL MYERS lime-nov-11
Historic links to Cumbrian use of limestone
YOU can't wander far in South Cumbria before coming across limestone country - and evidence of its use by farmers, builders and industrialists. Limestone formation and its many uses featured in a talk by former Bury GP Peter Standing at a conference on the industries of South Westmorland.

The opening of a new bereavement suite on the oncology ward at Furness General Hospital

Brian Squire, who was married to his late wife Val Squire in the very same room earlier this year

Val and Brian Squire, both from Grange, during their wedding ceremony at the hospital

Clinical leader and palliative care lead. Heidi Scott. and FGH chaplain Ed Northey

 The opening of a new bereavement suite on the oncology ward at Furness General Hospital
The opening of a new bereavement suite on the oncology ward at Furness General Hospital
New end-of-life suite opened at Barrow's hospital
A NEW facility to allow cancer patients the chance to spend quality time with their families during their final days is now open.
Half of Barrow town centre children growing up in poverty
ALMOST one in two children in Barrow's most deprived ward are growing up in poverty, according to new figures.

Crews attend the scene of last night's training exercise at GlaxoSmithKline in Ulverston.

 Crews attend the scene of last night's training exercise at GlaxoSmithKline in Ulverston.
Crews attend the scene of last night's training exercise at GlaxoSmithKline in Ulverston.
Fire crews rescue six missing people from Ulverston laboratory as part of training exercise
FIREFIGHTERS rescued six people from an Ulverston building last night as part of a training exercise.

The cover of The Sound of the Musicals by Graham Whalan

 The cover of The Sound of the Musicals by Graham Whalan
The cover of The Sound of the Musicals by Graham Whalan
South Cumbria musical theatre book to be launched tonight
THE launch of a book celebrating the strong history of amateur musical theatre in the South Cumbria takes place tonight.

View of Barrow Railway Station. JON GRANGER

 View of Barrow Railway Station. JON GRANGER
View of Barrow Railway Station. JON GRANGER
Train fault from Lancaster to Barrow service leads to cancelled stops
A TRAIN fault has caused a Lancaster to Barrow service to stop calling at several stops.

Lauren Davies with her range of ski-inspired clothing.

 Lauren Davies with her range of ski-inspired clothing.
Lauren Davies with her range of ski-inspired clothing.
Young fashion entrepreneur from south Cumbria launches quirky ski brand
A FASHION-MINDED skiing enthusiast has launched a new clothing brand.