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Mayor of Copeland Mike Starkie


          Mayor of Copeland Mike Starkie
Mayor of Copeland Mike Starkie
Opinion: We are laying the foundations of a healthier Copeland
AT Copeland, we believe that health is everyone’s business. Through working with partners in the borough and around the county, we’re playing an active role in ensuring that we’re doing all we can to support a healthy community in Copeland.

The Barrow Raiders squad get ready to try out the Cryopod SUBMITTED

Barrow Raiders second row Dan Toal in the Cryopod while designer Darren Ball watches on SUBMITTED

Barrow Raiders winger Luke Cresswell in the Cryopod SUBMITTED

 The Barrow Raiders squad get ready to try out the Cryopod SUBMITTED
The Barrow Raiders squad get ready to try out the Cryopod SUBMITTED
Raiders play it cool ready for cup final heat
THE temperature in Blackpool may be forecast to top 20 degrees centigrade today, but Barrow Raiders' players have been keeping cool as part of their preparation for the League One Cup final.

MICHAEL PORTILLO: Michael Portillo

 MICHAEL PORTILLO: Michael Portillo
MICHAEL PORTILLO: Michael Portillo
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Upbeat: Barrow skipper Toby Mowat

 Upbeat: Barrow skipper Toby Mowat
Upbeat: Barrow skipper Toby Mowat
Barrow CC ready to mount a charge
WITH a win against one of the big guns under their belts and a professional finding form with bat and ball, it is no wonder Barrow CC skipper Toby Mowat is in upbeat mood.

Leading by example: Hawcoat Park captain Dan White LINDSEY DICKINGS

Immense: Furness' Joe Mallinson LEANNE BOLGER

Applauded: Millom captain Ian Cummings CHRIS WEST

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Stepping up: Windermere's Jamie Hardman CHRIS WEST.

 Leading by example: Hawcoat Park captain Dan White LINDSEY DICKINGS
Leading by example: Hawcoat Park captain Dan White LINDSEY DICKINGS
Plenty of reason to have faith in the union
ANOTHER season of rugby union in South Cumbria is in the books and it offers the perfect opportunity to look back on how the area's clubs fared during 2016/17.

Happy Wanderers: Barrow Wanderers Horne Cup winners 2017 submitted

 Happy Wanderers: Barrow Wanderers Horne Cup winners 2017 submitted
Happy Wanderers: Barrow Wanderers Horne Cup winners 2017 submitted
Holker and Ormsgill battle for cup final honours
THERE will be a new name on the Paul Wilson Memorial Cup tonight as Holker Old Boys reserves take on Ormsgill North End in the final at Rakesmoor Lane (6.15pm kick-off).

Burton (photo by Damien Wootten)

Critically-acclaimed: Burton comes to the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal on Friday June 9, and at the Beggar's Theatre, in Millom, on Thursday June 22 KIRSTEN MCTERNAN

 Burton (photo by Damien Wootten)
Burton (photo by Damien Wootten)
Actor Richard Burton's life told in award-winning one-man show
THE life of legendary Welsh actor Richard Burton is told in his own words, in an award-winning stage show heading to Cumbria.

Silverware: From left: Matty Rigg, ben McDonald and Rebecca Rigg with their trophies from the Cumbria Schools Table Tennis tournament SUBMITTED BY MATT O'FLYNN

Rewards: From left: Amelia Langhorn, Ben O'Flynn, Mischa Turner and Emily Graham with their trophies from the Cumbria Schools Table Tennis tournament SUBMITTED BY MATT O'FLYNN

 Silverware: From left: Matty Rigg, ben McDonald and Rebecca Rigg with their trophies from the Cumbria Schools Table Tennis tournament SUBMITTED BY MATT O'FLYNN
Silverware: From left: Matty Rigg, ben McDonald and Rebecca Rigg with their trophies from the Cumbria Schools Table Tennis tournament SUBMITTED BY MATT O'FLYNN
Four county titles for Furness table tennis stars
FURNESS players landed four Cumbria Schools Table Tennis titles at the individual championships in Kirkby Stephen.

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.

JIM BROADBENT: Jim Broadbent

 JIM BROADBENT: Jim Broadbent
JIM BROADBENT: Jim Broadbent
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Renovation: The Washington pub on the corner of Risedale Road and Roose Road, Barrow, will be converted into a 22-bed development LINDSEY DICKINGS

Proud past: The Washington Hotel in the 1940s SUBMITTED

New lease of life: The interior of a room at the converted Wheatsheaf pub in Barrow BLAKE HENDERSON LTD

 Renovation: The Washington pub on the corner of Risedale Road and Roose Road, Barrow, will be converted into a 22-bed development LINDSEY DICKINGS
Renovation: The Washington pub on the corner of Risedale Road and Roose Road, Barrow, will be converted into a 22-bed development LINDSEY DICKINGS
22-bed overhaul for former Barrow pub gets green light
UPDATED plans to turn a former pub into a house of multiple occupancy have been given the go-ahead by councillors.

Royal tour: King George V at Barrow shipyard in 1917 SUBMITTED king-may-23

Next arrival: Furness Abbey railway station greeted King George V and Queen Mary in 1917 SUBMITTED king-may-23

First World War munitions workers at Barrow SUBMITTED pullinger-mar-07

War effort: First World War munitions workers at Barrow SUBMITTED king-may-23

Huge output: Shell finishing at Vickers, Barrow, just before the First World War SUBMITTED king-may-23

 Royal tour: King George V at Barrow shipyard in 1917 SUBMITTED king-may-23
Royal tour: King George V at Barrow shipyard in 1917 SUBMITTED king-may-23
King and Queen view munitions output at Barrow
A CENTURY ago Barrow shipyard had seen its second wartime visit by King Geroge V which was designed to raise spirits among men and women producing munitions and building ships and submarines for the Royal Navy.

Passing through: George V's train was stopped at Millom station in 1917 but the King and Queen didn't set foot in the town SUBMITTED king-may-23

Prior engagement: George V passed through Millom on a tour which took him to see munitions production at Barrow in 1917 SUBMITTED king-may-23

 Passing through: George V's train was stopped at Millom station in 1917 but the King and Queen didn't set foot in the town SUBMITTED king-may-23
Passing through: George V's train was stopped at Millom station in 1917 but the King and Queen didn't set foot in the town SUBMITTED king-may-23
Near miss for Millom on royal visit
Did you know that King George V and Queen Mary came to Millom on May 17 in 1917 but never set foot in the town?

BOB MORTIMER: Bob Mortimer

 BOB MORTIMER: Bob Mortimer
BOB MORTIMER: Bob Mortimer
Do you remember when...
10 years ago

Popular: Kendal Calling, which is running a special initiative to help people get drugs tested to help protect them PAUL JOHNSON

Debbie Pay with her son, Christian, who died after taking ecstasy at Kendal Calling

 Popular: Kendal Calling, which is running a special initiative to help people get drugs tested to help protect them PAUL JOHNSON
Popular: Kendal Calling, which is running a special initiative to help people get drugs tested to help protect them PAUL JOHNSON
Millom mum backs drugs testing plan at Cumbrian festival
A MOTHER whose son died after taking ecstasy has backed an initiative aimed at keeping festival-goers safe.

Question time: Candidates join in a debate at Barrow 6th Form College before the 2015 election. From left, Clive Peaple, (Lib Dem) Simon Fell (Conservative) Rob O'Hara (Green Party) and John Woodcock (Labour)

MILTON HAWORTH

In discussion: Labour's John Woodcock at a Barrow 6th Form College debate in 2015

MILTON HAWORTH

Chairman: Phil Collier of the Furness branch of the Federation of Small Businesses

 Question time: Candidates join in a debate at Barrow 6th Form College before the 2015 election. From left, Clive Peaple, (Lib Dem) Simon Fell (Conservative) Rob O'Hara (Green Party) and John Woodcock (Labour) MILTON HAWORTH
Question time: Candidates join in a debate at Barrow 6th Form College before the 2015 election. From left, Clive Peaple, (Lib Dem) Simon Fell (Conservative) Rob O'Hara (Green Party) and John Woodcock (Labour) MILTON HAWORTH
Barrow and Furness candidates face hustings as election nears
HUSTINGS are to take place as a constituency's parliamentary candidates go head-to-head before the general election.

Ceremony: Bry Cooper, centre, opening the new railway room with the mayor and mayoress of Millom, Doug and Felicity Wilson

Photo: JON GRANGER

Well chuffed: Enjoying part of the Railway Room are, from the left, trustee Jim Partridge, chairman Jack Park and Laurence Hilland of Community Rail Partnership

Photo: JON GRANGER

Success: Museum operations manager Jade Hughes, front, in the new railway room with museum trustees and volunteers

Photo: JON GRANGER

 Ceremony: Bry Cooper, centre, opening the new railway room with the mayor and mayoress of Millom, Doug and Felicity Wilson Photo: JON GRANGER
Ceremony: Bry Cooper, centre, opening the new railway room with the mayor and mayoress of Millom, Doug and Felicity Wilson Photo: JON GRANGER
Millom's long and proud rail heritage celebrated
AN exhibit looking back at the proud industrial heritage of Millom has drawn high praise as it opened its doors for the first time.

Spotlight: Charlie Lambert, right, with Songs of Praise host Pam Rhodes, left, producer Garry Boon, centre, and BBC crew members

 Spotlight: Charlie Lambert, right, with Songs of Praise host Pam Rhodes, left, producer Garry Boon, centre, and BBC crew members
Spotlight: Charlie Lambert, right, with Songs of Praise host Pam Rhodes, left, producer Garry Boon, centre, and BBC crew members
Millom poet society's bid gets celebrity endorsement
A SCHEME to create a memorial to one of Cumbria's most popular poets has found itself a celebrity supporter.

Double: Tom Hopkins scored two tries for Askam against Millom JON GRANGER

 Double: Tom Hopkins scored two tries for Askam against Millom JON GRANGER
Double: Tom Hopkins scored two tries for Askam against Millom JON GRANGER
Askam take derby spoils against Millom
THE bragging rights went to Askam, as two tries from Tom Hopkins helped them overcome Millom 44-22 in the National Conference League Division Two derby.

Got him!: Haverigg celebrate the wicket of in-form Kenroy Peters JON GRANGER

The pain game: Haverigg wicketkeeper Drew Postlethwaite returns the ball as Lindal pro Kenroy Peters lies in the crease JON GRANGER

Good figures: Haverigg bowler Tomas Hawdon on his way to figures of 6 for 34 against Lindal JON GRANGER

Pace ace: Haverigg's Dalton Polius watches a ball fly down against Lindal JON GRANGER

Lindal skipper Eddie Waind at the crease JON GRANGER

Big swing: Sam Beckman on the pull for Lindal JON GRANGER

Pushing forward: Callum McDougall comes to drive for Lindal JON GRANGER

Throw it in: Dale Graham in the field for Haverigg JON GRANGER

Pro game: Kenroy Peters batting for Lindal JON GRANGER

Off the front foot: Lindal Moor pro Kenroy Peters plays into the off-side JON GRANGER

Safe hands: Tomas Hawdon in the field for Haverigg JON GRANGER

Hit it right: Sam Beckman clips one into the leg side for Lindal JON GRANGER

 Got him!: Haverigg celebrate the wicket of in-form Kenroy Peters JON GRANGER
Got him!: Haverigg celebrate the wicket of in-form Kenroy Peters JON GRANGER
PICTURE SPECIAL: Lindal keep up 100 per cent record with Haverigg win
LINDAL Moor continued their 100 per cent start to the North Lancs and Cumbria League Division One season as Kenroy Peters starred with the ball at Pennington Lane.

Best of friends: Rita Bickerdike, left, Rita Brocklebank and dog Lassie

LEANNE BOLGER

Floral thanks: Rita Bickerdike with her Evening Mail Bouquet of the Week, friend Rita Brocklebank and dog Lassie

In the pink: Rita Bickerdike with her bouquet

 Best of friends: Rita Bickerdike, left, Rita Brocklebank and dog Lassie LEANNE BOLGER
Best of friends: Rita Bickerdike, left, Rita Brocklebank and dog Lassie LEANNE BOLGER
Friends' special bond in more than name led to Bouquet of the Week
RITA Bickerdike and Rita Brocklebank have more than just the same first name in common. The two friends are also both very fond of animals and a special helping hand from one to the other led to a nomination for the Evening Mail Bouquet of the Week, as SUSAN GOODSON discovered
VIDEO: Copeland candidates grilled at hustings ahead of the General Election
General Election candidates for the Copeland constituency were grilled by the public at a hustings event in Keswick.

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.

Injury: Millom player-coach Tom Sibley has to sit out the derby with Askam STEPHEN LEECE

 Injury: Millom player-coach Tom Sibley has to sit out the derby with Askam STEPHEN LEECE
Injury: Millom player-coach Tom Sibley has to sit out the derby with Askam STEPHEN LEECE
Millom and Askam ready for derby duel at Devonshire Road
THE derby clash between Millom and Askam takes centre stage this weekend, with the two local rivals going head-to-head at Devonshire Road tonight.

Cup winners: Askam United Furness Senior Cup winners 2017. United beat Millom 5-4 on penalties at Holker Street submitted

Champions: Furness Premier League Premier Division champions Croftlands submitted

Joy for Jordan: Jordan Rayner scores from the spot to level for Askam in the Furness Senior Cup final against Millom LEANNE BOLGER

Mac attacK: Millom players celebrate Ben McDonald's brilliant openetr against Askam in the Furness Senior Cup final LEANNE BOLGER

Reaching out: Millom's Drew Postlethwaite tries to break free from the Askam defence LEANNE BOLGER

Safe hands: Millom keeper Lee Hanna collects in front of team-mate Jordan William and Askam's Ross Walker LEANNE BOLGER

FOOTBALL CUP ASKAM V MILLOM football cup final at Holker Street Askam v Millom Pictured: Danny Pattinson, Barrow, Wednesday 17th May 2017 LEANNE BOLGER

FOOTBALL CUP ASKAM V MILLOM football cup final at Holker Street Askam v Millom Pictured: Ben McDonald, Barrow, Wednesday 17th May 2017 LEANNE BOLGER

FOOTBALL CUP ASKAM V MILLOM football cup final at Holker Street Askam v Millom Pictured: Ben McDonald, Barrow, Wednesday 17th May 2017 LEANNE BOLGER

FOOTBALL CUP ASKAM V MILLOM football cup final at Holker Street Askam v Millom Pictured: Askam v Millom Barrow, Wednesday 17th May 2017 LEANNE BOLGER

 Cup winners: Askam United Furness Senior Cup winners 2017. United beat Millom 5-4 on penalties at Holker Street submitted
Cup winners: Askam United Furness Senior Cup winners 2017. United beat Millom 5-4 on penalties at Holker Street submitted
Askam United lift Furness Senior Cup after penalty drama
WITH the season drawing to a close there were lots of trophies decided during the week and lots of dramatic action unfolded.
General Election 2017: Dates, times and venues for hustings across Cumbria
A list of hustings events being held across Cumbria ahead of the General Election on June 8.

The fire-ravaged House of Lords, in Abbey Road, Barrow. Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

The devastated facade of the House of Lords building in Barrow. Photo: JON GRANGER

 The fire-ravaged House of Lords, in Abbey Road, Barrow. Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS
The fire-ravaged House of Lords, in Abbey Road, Barrow. Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS
Lane closure lifted on Barrow road four months after House of Lords blaze
A LANE closure on an arterial road through Barrow has been lifted today.

Glory: Furness Rovers Warriors with the Barrow JFL KO Cup after their 9-1 defeat of Millom Reds MILTON HAWORTH

In the corner: Nathan McHugh slots the ball past Millom keeper Ellis Davies MILTON HAWORTH

Reds wave: The Millom Reds team who contested the Barrow JFL KO Cup final MILTON HAWORTH

Slotting home: Hugh McParland scores for Furness Rovers MILTON HAWORTH

Hat-trick man: Hugh McParland scores for Furness Rovers MILTON HAWORTH

Warrior spirit: The Furness Rovers Warriors team who won the Barrow JFL KO Cup final at Holker Street MILTON HAWORTH

Get in!: Hugh McParland (left) heads home his third goal MILTON HAWORTH

Top corner: Tyler Wood's free-kick beats Ellis Davies in the Millom goal MILTON HAWORTH

Round the keeper: Ryan Fagan scores one of his three goals against Millom Reds MILTON HAWORTH

Goal avalanche: Furness Rovers score against Millom MILTON HAWORTH

Big shot: Tyler Wood scores from a free-kick MILTON HAWORTH

 Glory: Furness Rovers Warriors with the Barrow JFL KO Cup after their 9-1 defeat of Millom Reds MILTON HAWORTH
Glory: Furness Rovers Warriors with the Barrow JFL KO Cup after their 9-1 defeat of Millom Reds MILTON HAWORTH
PICTURE SPECIAL: Rampant Rovers add cup to Barrow JFL crown
Furness Rovers Warriors U16s 9 Millom Reds U16s 1

PAUL WHITEHOUSE: Paul Whitehouse

 PAUL WHITEHOUSE: Paul Whitehouse
PAUL WHITEHOUSE: Paul Whitehouse
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