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Alun Cochrane

 Alun Cochrane
Alun Cochrane
Observational master Alun Cochrane to appear in pop-up Lakes venue
TV comedian and festival regular Alun Cochrane will be appearing live in the Lake District this month.

Well-used: Millom Pensioners' Association HQ at the Tin Chapel

Community: Outside the Pensioners' Association Tin Chapel, Frank McPhillips, Chairman, Jonathan Lee group development director of CN Group, Maureen Gleaves, fundraiser LEANNE BOLGER

 Well-used: Millom Pensioners' Association HQ at the Tin Chapel
Well-used: Millom Pensioners' Association HQ at the Tin Chapel
Charity plea for help to secure huge funding boost
TWO Cumbrian charities are hoping for grants from a fundraising competition.

Northern Rail train

Craig Johnston of the RMT rail workers' union.

 Northern Rail train
Northern Rail train
Northern Rail tells guards: You're our first line of defence against terrorism
Train operator Northern has told its staff - including guards whose roles are under threat - that they are a first line of defence against terrorism.

Day out: Fairground rides at events such as Ulverston hiring fair in 1925 feature in a talk on Having Fun in South Cumbria SUBMITTED lonsdale-sep-04

Roll call: staff at the Askam brickworks SUBMITTED lonsdale-sep-04

Building trade: An Askam finished product from the Furness Brick Company SUBMITTED lonsdale-sep-04

Going underground: An example of hematite from Hodbarrow in a form called pencil ore SUBMITTED lonsdale-sep-04

Stately home: The new wing of Holker Hall SUBMITTED lonsdale-sep-04

Big crowds: Watching the arrival of a circus in Priory Road, Ulverston SUBMITTED lonsdale-sep-04

Looking back: An engraving of the ruins of Gleaston castle by William Close in 1805 SUBMITTED lonsdale-sep-04

 Day out: Fairground rides at events such as Ulverston hiring fair in 1925 feature in a talk on Having Fun in South Cumbria SUBMITTED lonsdale-sep-04
Day out: Fairground rides at events such as Ulverston hiring fair in 1925 feature in a talk on Having Fun in South Cumbria SUBMITTED lonsdale-sep-04
Geology to life as an auctioneer feature in new Ulverston talks series
A range of talks from bobbins to iron ore geology and from brickmaking to the life of an auctioneer will feature in the winter programme of the North Lonsdale Society.

Workers on strike outside Barrow Railway Station on September 1, 2017.

 Workers on strike outside Barrow Railway Station on September 1, 2017.
Workers on strike outside Barrow Railway Station on September 1, 2017.
Which trains are running to and from Barrow today?
RAIL passengers face another day of disruption in Barrow and across south Cumbria as guards and drivers joined a strike.

Demolition Darby: Ulverston Rangers' Sean Darby celebrates his goal CHRIS WEST

Up and over: Askam's Michael Thomson tries to hurdle Rangers Corey Smith's challenge CHRIS WEST

Defensive clearance: Rangers Gavin Butler heads the ball clear CHRIS WEST

Through the gap: Askam's Scott O'Reilly CHRIS WEST

Good stop: Rangers keeper Jarek Bitner in action CHRIS WEST

Safety first: Askam's Jonathan France clears the ball CHRIS WEST

Melee: The referee gets involved to claim things down CHRIS WEST

Good tackle: Rangers Callum Fawcett takes the ball off Askam's Scott O'Reilly CHRIS WEST

ASKAM UNITED V GSK ULVERSTON RANGERS FOOTBALL. Duddon Road, Askam. Askam's Michael Thomson tries to hurdle Rangers Corey Smith's challenge. 2nd September 2017. CHRIS WEST

Sinking feeling: The Askam keeper and a defender can only watch as the ball trickles over the line for Rangers' second goal CHRIS WEST

On the run: Rangers Callum Fawcett CHRIS WEST

Challenge: Rangers Jamie Tweddell wins the ball CHRIS WEST

Long-range effort: Rangers Sean Darby shoots for goal CHRIS WEST

 Demolition Darby: Ulverston Rangers' Sean Darby celebrates his goal CHRIS WEST
Demolition Darby: Ulverston Rangers' Sean Darby celebrates his goal CHRIS WEST
Darby strike helps GSK Ulverston Rangers take derby honours
ASKAM welcomed GSK Ulverston Rangers for a West Lancs Division One League Cup fixture, and it was the visitors who took the spoils 2-0.

Loss: Debbie Pay with her son, Christian, who died after taking ecstasy at Kendal Calling in 2015

 Loss: Debbie Pay with her son, Christian, who died after taking ecstasy at Kendal Calling in 2015
Loss: Debbie Pay with her son, Christian, who died after taking ecstasy at Kendal Calling in 2015
'Heartbreaking' documentary after Kendal Calling drugs death
THE "horrendous" consequences of drugs have been told in a documentary about an 18-year-old's death.

Try-scorer: Millom's Dane Kelly CHRIS WEST

Outstanding: Askam's Tom Hopkins

 Try-scorer: Millom's Dane Kelly CHRIS WEST
Try-scorer: Millom's Dane Kelly CHRIS WEST
Millom’s hopes of survival suffer blow against Trojans
MILLOM’S hopes of survival in the National Conference second division hang in the balance after another setback as they went down 24-18 to second-placed Thornhill Trojans at Devonshire Road, writes Paddy McAteer.

Calming: Jane Armstrong-Lancaster of Unicorns and Rainbows

Having fun: Jane Armstrong-Lancaster of Unicorns and Rainbows with Fletcher

 Calming: Jane Armstrong-Lancaster of Unicorns and Rainbows
Calming: Jane Armstrong-Lancaster of Unicorns and Rainbows
South Cumbria centre uses horses to help children with special needs
A SPECIALIST centre which uses horses to help children with special needs has become one of the first of its kind to open in Cumbria.

An updated timetable from Northern Rail on Saturday September 2 shows a number of services between Barrow and Lancaster, Barrow and Preston and Barrow and Millom have had to be cancelled.

 An updated timetable from Northern Rail on Saturday September 2 shows a number of services between Barrow and Lancaster, Barrow and Preston and Barrow and Millom have had to be cancelled.
An updated timetable from Northern Rail on Saturday September 2 shows a number of services between Barrow and Lancaster, Barrow and Preston and Barrow and Millom have had to be cancelled.
Cancellations hit rail services with several Barrow to Preston, Lancaster and Millom trains called off
RAIL passengers should be careful when planning their journeys today (Saturday September 2), as an updated timetable from Northern Rail shows a number of services between Barrow and Lancaster, Barrow and Preston and Barrow and Millom have had to be cancelled.

Moving on: After nine years in Barrow docks, the Bibby Renaissance accommodation barge was leaving town in 2007 to be a floating hotel, possibly in China

 Moving on: After nine years in Barrow docks, the Bibby Renaissance accommodation barge was leaving town in 2007 to be a floating hotel, possibly in China
Moving on: After nine years in Barrow docks, the Bibby Renaissance accommodation barge was leaving town in 2007 to be a floating hotel, possibly in China
10 YEARS AGO
An armada of dragon boats raced across Port Haverigg lagoon to raise around £850 for good causes. Overall winning boat was Return of the Dragon.

Rising up: The wreck of the Coniston as it was uncovered by the shifting sands in 1987 BILL MYERS coniston-sep-01

Full Sail: A painting of the schooner Coniston which was sold at auction in Broughton in the 1980s coniston-sep-01

Bad weather: The schooner Coniston took refuge at Ramsey on the Isle of Man before making its ill-fated crossing towards Millom SUBMITTED coniston-sep-01

Sea life: Barnacles on the hull of the schooner Coniston seen when it emerged from the Duddon sands 30 years ago BILL MYERS coniston-sep-01

Looking out: The view towards Furness across the wreck of the schooner Coniston in 1987 BILL MYERS coniston-sep-01

Falling apart: The split bow of the schooner Coniston in 1987 BILL MYERS coniston-sep-01

Rotting away: A view towards the front of the schooner Coniston in 1987 BILL MYERS coniston-sep-01

 Rising up: The wreck of the Coniston as it was uncovered by the shifting sands in 1987 BILL MYERS coniston-sep-01
Rising up: The wreck of the Coniston as it was uncovered by the shifting sands in 1987 BILL MYERS coniston-sep-01
The Millom shipwreck which rose from its watery grave
A century ago tomorrow a sailing ship capsized in a storm in the Duddon Estuary leaving five people dead.

Disappointed: Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie

Support: Felicity Wilson, Millom Town Councillor and Copeland Borough Councillor

 Disappointed: Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie
Disappointed: Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie
Move to slash Copeland councillor numbers defeated
AN elected mayor has slammed councillors after seeing plans to slash their numbers rejected.

Votes for women: Cumbrian suffragette groups hoist their banners at a protest event SUBMITTED history-sep-01

Souvenir: A crested china jug with the name Millom and a coat of arms based on that of the Hudleston family at Millom castle SUBMITTED history-sep-01

 Votes for women: Cumbrian suffragette groups hoist their banners at a protest event SUBMITTED history-sep-01
Votes for women: Cumbrian suffragette groups hoist their banners at a protest event SUBMITTED history-sep-01
Victorian tourism starts new programme of Millom history talks
The new season of talks by Millom and District Local History Society starts tonight with a look at early visitors to the town.

Trojan war: Millom coach Tom Sibley HOWARD SHIMMIN

 Trojan war: Millom coach Tom Sibley HOWARD SHIMMIN
Trojan war: Millom coach Tom Sibley HOWARD SHIMMIN
Big weekend as Millom look to retain Conference Division Two status
MILLOM face a big weekend in their bid to retain their status in National Conference League Division Two when they welcome Thornhill Trojans to Devonshire Road.

Test pedigree: Martin Bicknell after taking a wicket against South Africa in 2003

All-round ability: Pakistan's Abdul Razzaq (right) celebrates after taking a wicket in the ICC World Twenty20 Cup in 2009 PA

Popular: Former England spinner Monty Panesar PA

 Test pedigree: Martin Bicknell after taking a wicket against South Africa in 2003
Test pedigree: Martin Bicknell after taking a wicket against South Africa in 2003
Cricket fans ready for Lashings of fun at Dalton CC
DALTON CC have enjoyed some memorable days down the years, and another special chapter in the club's 124-year history will be written today.

New role: Copeland Borough Council has appointed a dedicated worker to provide crisis support and prevention service to domestic violence victims PA

'Direct response': Mike Starkie

 New role: Copeland Borough Council has appointed a dedicated worker to provide crisis support and prevention service to domestic violence victims PA
New role: Copeland Borough Council has appointed a dedicated worker to provide crisis support and prevention service to domestic violence victims PA
Shocking figures for domestic abuse in Copeland triggers new move to help victims
SHOCKING statistics have revealed how hundreds of victims suffered domestic abuse over the course of just one year.

At the double: Barrow Celtic's Connor Smith

Two goals: Ben Mooney grabbed a brace as Croftlands drew 2-2 with Britannia

Leveller: Hawcoat's Carl Mackay

 At the double: Barrow Celtic's Connor Smith
At the double: Barrow Celtic's Connor Smith
Goals galore in thrilling FPL midweek football programme
THERE was drama aplenty in an exciting round of Furness Premier League midweek matches.

Hearing: Furness Magistrates' Court, Barrow

 Hearing: Furness Magistrates' Court, Barrow
Hearing: Furness Magistrates' Court, Barrow
Barrow drink-driver banned after being two and half times over the limit
A BARROW drink-driver has been banned from the roads after being two and a half times over the legal alcohol limit.

Furness Magistrates' Court, Barrow

 Furness Magistrates' Court, Barrow
Furness Magistrates' Court, Barrow
Barrow man who was drunk and threatening in the street is fined
A BARROW man who was drunk and being threatening in the street has been fined.

Hearing: Furness Magistrates' Court

 Hearing: Furness Magistrates' Court
Hearing: Furness Magistrates' Court
Barrow driver denies driving without due care and attention
A BARROW driver has denied driving without due care and attention.

Furness Magistrates' Court, Barrow

 Furness Magistrates' Court, Barrow
Furness Magistrates' Court, Barrow
Ban for Millom drink-driver who was involved in crash
A MILLOM drink-driver who was involved in a road accident has been banned from getting behind the wheel.

Millom Community Hospital. Photo: LEANNE BOLGER

 Millom Community Hospital. Photo: LEANNE BOLGER
Millom Community Hospital. Photo: LEANNE BOLGER
People urged to attend Millom hospital support meeting
RESIDENTS are being urged to attend a meeting of Millom Hospital League of Friends next week.

Hearing: Preston Crown Court

 Hearing: Preston Crown Court
Hearing: Preston Crown Court
Trial begins for man accused of sexually touching eight-year-old girl in Millom
A 62-YEAR-OLD man has gone on trial accused of a historical sex offence in which he is alleged to have inappropriately touched a young girl.

Anticipation: The crowds eagerly watch the action at Cartmel Races LEANNE BOLGER

All ears: A Jack Russell terrier is keen not to miss out on the action LEANNE BOLGER

Riding high: The owners of the horse that came second in the third race, Nicolas Chauvin, owned by Ladsdoracing from Millom and Bootle LEANNE BOLGER

Spectators: Some of the crowd at Cartmel Races LEANNE BOLGER

Race for the finish: Mizen Master, left, and winner Boy in a Bentley in the first race LEANNE BOLGER

Great day out: From left: Friends from Barrow Elizabeth Jones, Matthew Sayle, Hannah Sayle and David Scott with dog Lotty LEANNE BOLGER

Two's company: Isabel and John Wilson from Bootle LEANNE BOLGER

Band together: Hamish Winter-Irving in fancy dress LEANNE BOLGER

 Anticipation: The crowds eagerly watch the action at Cartmel Races LEANNE BOLGER
Anticipation: The crowds eagerly watch the action at Cartmel Races LEANNE BOLGER
Cartmel season ends in style as thousands flock for final meeting
THE curtain came down on another racing season in spectacular fashion this bank holiday weekend.

Looking good: Puzzle the nine-week-old beagle from Bootle at Black Combe Country Fair LEANNE BOLGER

One boy and his dog: Wyatt Jose, six, and his dog Peggy, also six, at Black Combe Country Fair, Bootle LEANNE BOLGER

High and mighty: Scarlett Fell, five months old from Bootle LEANNE BOLGER

Play time: Leigh Phillips from Bootle manning the Friends of Captain Shaw's children's activity tent LEANNE BOLGER

Scent forth: Visiting beagles Bonzo and Toby LEANNE BOLGER

Dog eat dog: The terrier racing is a popular attraction LEANNE BOLGER

Raring to go: Belle, left, and Gyp from Millom LEANNE BOLGER

We've got it licked: Ben Dixon with the Black Combe Beagles LEANNE BOLGER

In the dog house: Ben Dixon with the Black Combe Beagles LEANNE BOLGER

On the run: Dogs racing at Black Combe Country Fair LEANNE BOLGER

Black Combe Country Fair is a traditional Lakeland Show that took place on Monday in Bootle LEANNE BOLGER

Looking out: A beagle at Black Combe Country Fair LEANNE BOLGER

Shine on: Tractors at Black Combe Country Fair LEANNE BOLGER

Vintage display: Vintage vehicles at Black Combe Country Fair LEANNE BOLGER

Black Combe Country Fair LEANNE BOLGER

Head held high: Hynholme Amber from the Fell Pony Society at Black Combe Country Fair LEANNE BOLGER

 Looking good: Puzzle the nine-week-old beagle from Bootle at Black Combe Country Fair LEANNE BOLGER
Looking good: Puzzle the nine-week-old beagle from Bootle at Black Combe Country Fair LEANNE BOLGER
Visitors enjoy flavour of rural life at Black Combe Country Fair
VISITORS enjoyed a day out at a rural event which opened a window on country life.

Evidence: The landlady of the John Bull pub was hiding whisky glasses behind her back SUBMITTED coffin-aug-29

Drink restrictions: The former John Bull pub at Valley End, Silecroft BILL MYERS coffin-aug-29

Facing charges: Millom's courthouse is now housing but this view inside the Ripon Courthouse Museum gives a feel for how it looked BILL MYERS coffin-aug-29

Silecroft links: Victoria Cross winner Tom Fletcher Mayson was born at the John Bull pub SUBMITTED coffin-aug-29

 Evidence: The landlady of the John Bull pub was hiding whisky glasses behind her back SUBMITTED coffin-aug-29
Evidence: The landlady of the John Bull pub was hiding whisky glasses behind her back SUBMITTED coffin-aug-29
Whisky quest after putting body in coffin lands special constable in court
PUTTING a body in a coffin sounds like a pretty good reason for wanting a stiff drink at a pub outside normal licensing hours.

Long trip: Gary Mallinson, Stuart Dixon and Adrian Goulding aimed to drive across Europe in a 25-year-old Nissan Laurel in 2007 to raise funds for St Mary's Hospice at Ulverston

 Long trip: Gary Mallinson, Stuart Dixon and Adrian Goulding aimed to drive across Europe in a 25-year-old Nissan Laurel in 2007 to raise funds for St Mary's Hospice at Ulverston
Long trip: Gary Mallinson, Stuart Dixon and Adrian Goulding aimed to drive across Europe in a 25-year-old Nissan Laurel in 2007 to raise funds for St Mary's Hospice at Ulverston
10 YEARS AGO
The 14th Furness British Motorcycle Club Bike Show at the Victoria Park Hotel, Barrow, raised £800 for good causes, including the Child Development Centre at Furness General Hospital.

Transformed: Browedge in Leece is on the market with Cumberland Estate Agents for offers in the region of £395,000

En suite: One of the bedrooms

Plenty of room: One of the bedrooms

Light and airy: The lounge

Private: The back garden

Open plan: The kitchen

Practical: The dining room

Useful: Study

Fabulous: The kitchen

Browedge, Leece is a spacious four-bedroomed home

 Transformed: Browedge in Leece is on the market with Cumberland Estate Agents for offers in the region of £395,000
Transformed: Browedge in Leece is on the market with Cumberland Estate Agents for offers in the region of £395,000
PROPERTY: Extended Leece bungalow is a perfect family home
What was a two-bedroom bungalow was transformed into a spacious four-bedroomed home which has catered to the needs of an active family for 15 years come November.

Having fun: A huge crowd as the fairground visits Barrow in the Edwardian era SUBMITTED slot-aug-28

Fair chance: Traditional slot machines taking 2p coins at a visiting Millom fairground in 1998 MAIL ARCHIVE slot-aug-28

Roll up: Side stalls at an Edwardian fairground in Barrow SUBMITTED slot-aug-28

Penny special: A Bell fruit machine on Southport Pier BILL MYERS slot-aug-28

Skill test: A vintage machine at the Wirral Transport Museum, in Birkenhead, where you win by flicking a steel ball into the right cup BILL MYERS slot-aug-28

Steady hand: The Palladium Game at Southport Pier needs a cool head to avoid setting off the buzzer BILL MYERS slot-aug-28

Winning ways: The Jubilee machine on Southport Pier pays out up to 10 old pennies for getting three-of-a-kind BILL MYERS slot-aug-28

 Having fun: A huge crowd as the fairground visits Barrow in the Edwardian era SUBMITTED slot-aug-28
Having fun: A huge crowd as the fairground visits Barrow in the Edwardian era SUBMITTED slot-aug-28
Memories of fairground fun on the old slot machines
FAIRGROUNDS with their thrilling rides, tempting candyfloss and amusement machines are a feature of many happy summer memories.