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Damage: One of the repair sites in Ambleside LEANNE BOLGER

Repairs mission: Lake District National Park ranger Scott Duncanson at one of the repair sites in Ambleside LEANNE BOLGER

Planning for the future: Scott Duncanson LEANNE BOLGER

Flashback: Floods at Whitewater Hotel, Newby Bridge LEANNE BOLGER

All at sea: Floodwaters surge around the Whitewater Hotel LEANNE BOLGER


          Damage: One of the repair sites in Ambleside LEANNE BOLGER
Damage: One of the repair sites in Ambleside LEANNE BOLGER
Army of rangers battle to restore hundreds of flood-damaged paths in Lakes
FOR centuries they have helped to open the countryside to generations of walkers and explorers, capable of withstanding the tramplings of thousands upon thousands of walkers' boots. Ever dependable. Seemingly invincible.

The Soultrain

The Soultrain

 The Soultrain
The Soultrain
The Soultrain pulls into Ulverston with best line-up yet
THE UK's leading live Northern Soul act returns to Ulverston this spring for the third consecutive year.

Short retirement: Brad Nicholls is back at Walney Central MILTON HAWORTH

 Short retirement: Brad Nicholls is back at Walney Central MILTON HAWORTH
Short retirement: Brad Nicholls is back at Walney Central MILTON HAWORTH
Walney Central and Roose Pioneers clash in cup as RL season returns
COMPETITIVE rugby league returns to Furness tomorrow as the Barton-Townley Cup kicks off with Walney Central hosting Roose Pioneers (2.30pm kick-off).

The Ireleth cemetery tribute to Sgt Dennis Johnson who died as a prisoner of war in Germany BILL MYERS stones-feb-23

The headstone of rail crash victim Matthew Benson at Dalton cemetery BILL MYERS stones-feb-23

The memorial to Francis Craven at Dalton cemetery. He was killed in an IRA ambush BILL MYERS stones-feb-23

The Barrow cemetery memorial to James Gall, believed to have been the last survivor from the shipwreck of the SS Forfarshire in 1838 BILL MYERS stones-feb-23

A lighthouse memorial at Ulverston cemetery to Dr Thomas Wilson who is buried in Edinburgh but enjoyed holidays at Conishead Priory BILL MYERS stones-feb-23

 The Ireleth cemetery tribute to Sgt Dennis Johnson who died as a prisoner of war in Germany BILL MYERS stones-feb-23
The Ireleth cemetery tribute to Sgt Dennis Johnson who died as a prisoner of war in Germany BILL MYERS stones-feb-23
Rail crash, shipwreck and skating accident feature in cemetery talk
RAIL crashes, shipwrecks, mine roof falls and a skating accident all featured in a talk on the history which can he told from cemetery headstones in South Cumbria.

Last tribute: The funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St Mary's Parish Church, Dalton LINDSEY DICKINGS

Final salute: Funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St Mary's Parish Church, Dalton LINDSEY DICKINGS

Courage: Amanda Rawlinsnon with her husband Mark

Amanda Rawlinson (left) and Mark Rawlinson (right) fulfilled their dream vow renewal in Barrow last week

FUNERAL --- Funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St. Mary's Parish Church, Dalton. Wednesday 22nd February 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

FUNERAL --- Funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St. Mary's Parish Church, Dalton. Wednesday 22nd February 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

FUNERAL --- Funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St. Mary's Parish Church, Dalton. Wednesday 22nd February 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

FUNERAL --- Funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St. Mary's Parish Church, Dalton. Wednesday 22nd February 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Last tribute: The funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St Mary's Parish Church, Dalton LINDSEY DICKINGS
Last tribute: The funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St Mary's Parish Church, Dalton LINDSEY DICKINGS
Guard of honour as hundreds pay tribute to much-loved Barrow PC
Hundreds gathered yesterday for the funeral of a police constable who fought a courageous battle with cancer for almost three years.

Quality time: It is estimated that some nine million grandparents make up the UK's "grandparent army" of child carers

Money matters: Grandparents are saving working parents an average of £16bn a year in childcare costs

Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

 Quality time: It is estimated that some nine million grandparents make up the UK's "grandparent army" of child carers
Quality time: It is estimated that some nine million grandparents make up the UK's "grandparent army" of child carers
Grandparents provide childcare worth £16bn a year
GRANDPARENTS can be a lifesaver when it comes to childcare.

In full control: Bethany Pugh, from Croftlands Junior School, performs on floor in the Key Steps Three gymnastics competition at Ulverston Victoria High School LINDSEY DICKINGS

Bending over backwards: Isabella Eley, from Croftlands Junior School, performs on the floor at UVHS LINDSEY DICKINGS

On the fly: Orianne Sharp, from Sir John Barrow Primary School, clears the vault in the Key Steps Three competition LINDSEY DICKINGS

Wheely good: Sir John Barrow's Megan Kelly takes part in the Key Steps Three floor competition LINDSEY DICKINGS

You're a star: Megan Kelly performing on floor for Sir John Barrow LINDSEY DICKINGS

Pressing matters: Burlington School's Imogen Mallon competes in the Key Steps Two floor event LINDSEY DICKINGS

Handy display: Impressive floor work from Burlington's Eleanor Karasek LINDSEY DICKINGS

Let's split: Evelyn Coulston, from Pennington C of E Primary School, takes part in the Key Steps Three floor competition LINDSEY DICKINGS

On a roll: Pennington's Tabby Galivan performs on floor in the Key Steps Three competition at UVHS LINDSEY DICKINGS

Strike a pose: Pennington's Ava Grierson on floor in the Key Steps Three event LINDSEY DICKINGS

Stepping out: Bethany Pugh, from Croftlands Junior School, performs on floor in the Key Steps Three gymnastics competition at Ulverston Victoria High School LINDSEY DICKINGS

We have lift-off: Isabella Eley, from Croftlands Junior School, performing on floor LINDSEY DICKINGS

Balancing act: Isabella Eley, from Croftlands Junior School, performing on floor LINDSEY DICKINGS

Over and over again: Isabella Eley, from Croftlands Junior School, performs on the floor at UVHS LINDSEY DICKINGS

Up and at 'em: Sir John Barrow's Carys Roberts takes to the vault in the Key Steps Three competition LINDSEY DICKINGS

Red-dy to go: The Pennington C of E Primary School team at the Ulverston Victoria High SChool gymnastics cluster finals LINDSEY DICKINGS

Elegant pose: Tabby Galivan, from Pennington C of E Primary School, performs on floor LINDSEY DICKINGS

Young acrobats: The Sir John Barrow Primary School gymnastics team who contested the Key Steps competition at Ulverston Victoria LINDSEY DICKINGS

Penny for your thoughts: The Pennington C of E Primary School team at the Ulverston Victoria High SChool gymnastics cluster finals LINDSEY DICKINGS

Over the top: Carys Roberts, from Sir John Barrow Primary School, performs on vault LINDSEY DICKINGS

 In full control: Bethany Pugh, from Croftlands Junior School, performs on floor in the Key Steps Three gymnastics competition at Ulverston Victoria High School LINDSEY DICKINGS
In full control: Bethany Pugh, from Croftlands Junior School, performs on floor in the Key Steps Three gymnastics competition at Ulverston Victoria High School LINDSEY DICKINGS
PICTURE SPECIAL: Ulverston and South Lakes schools display gymnastic genius
TUMBLING primary school children took over the sports hall at Ulverston Victoria High School with acrobatic gymnastics displays.

Fields being cleared just off A590 at Lindal. Monday 23rd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

Fields being cleared just off A590 at Lindal. Monday 23rd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

The stop notice posted at the site at Lindal

 Fields being cleared just off A590 at Lindal. Monday 23rd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS
Fields being cleared just off A590 at Lindal. Monday 23rd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS
Barrow businessman denies preparing A590 site for development as council orders him to stop
THE owner of a piece of land next to the A590 between Barrow and Ulverston has denied he plans to build on the site after planning bosses ordered him to stop work.

The Giant Matrix road sign on the A590 pictured blank at 2:45pm on 29/07/2015 - JON GRANGER

 The Giant Matrix road sign on the A590 pictured blank at 2:45pm on 29/07/2015 - JON GRANGER
The Giant Matrix road sign on the A590 pictured blank at 2:45pm on 29/07/2015 - JON GRANGER
Ten things you'll know if you drive on the A590 regularly
IF you live in South Cumbria, you'll be a regular user of the A590. Love it or hate it, it's the main route in and out of Barrow, and so for most of us, we've become used to its many quirks and foibles.

Seeing is believing: Kye Turner, six, trying out the HTC Vive virtual reality technology at Bar Five in Barrow

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Kitted out: John Rose and Phil Turner from Vorteka VR with one of the HTC Vive kits

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

On the road: Daniel Griffiths, 10, using the Oculus Rift driving simulator

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Kitted out: John Rose and Phil Turner from Vorteka VR with one of the HTC Vive kits

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Watching: Overseeing the racing car game is Matthew Irwin

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Immersed: Kye Turner, six, trying out the HTC Vive virtual reality technology at Bar Five in Barrow

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Reach out: Kye Turner, six, trying out the HTC Vive virtual reality technology at Bar Five in Barrow

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Seeing is believing: Kye Turner, six, trying out the HTC Vive virtual reality technology at Bar Five in Barrow Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS
Seeing is believing: Kye Turner, six, trying out the HTC Vive virtual reality technology at Bar Five in Barrow Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS
Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? Virtual reality experience comes to Barrow
VIRTUAL reality came to Barrow at the weekend with a pop-up arcade in Bar Five.
Ulverston teen locked up for attacking his mum in front of a child
A TEENAGER from Ulverston has been locked up for 20 weeks and given an indefinite restraining order after attacking his own mother in front of a child.

Venue: Glaxo Sports Club, Ulverston

 Venue: Glaxo Sports Club, Ulverston
Venue: Glaxo Sports Club, Ulverston
Dud fire alarm shuts Ulverston sports club for three weeks
A SPORTS centre hit by electrical faults will remain closed almost three weeks after fears were raised for the public's safety.

Cancer battle: Amanda Rawlinsnon with husband Mark

Special day: Amanda and Mark Rawlinson renewed their wedding vows in June

Memories: Amanda and Mark Rawlinson renewed their wedding vows in June

 Cancer battle: Amanda Rawlinsnon with husband Mark
Cancer battle: Amanda Rawlinsnon with husband Mark
Guard of honour for funeral of Dalton woman following her brave battle with cancer
COLLEAGUES are set to form a guard of honour for a "courageous and selfless" Barrow police officer who has died after fulfilling her dream of renewing her wedding vows.

Hadrian's Union

Robin Jowett of Hadrian's Union (photo by Natalie Griiffiths Van Der Mescht)

 Hadrian's Union
Hadrian's Union
Reformed folk outfit Hadrian's Union head to Ulverston club
THE recently-reformed Hadrian's Union head to the south of the county next week for their first appearance at Ulverston Sports Club.

Breach: Karl Norman Jackson used three different phones to contact his ex

 Breach: Karl Norman Jackson used three different phones to contact his ex
Breach: Karl Norman Jackson used three different phones to contact his ex
Ulverston man jailed for restraining order breach by using three different phones to contact his ex
A MAN has been jailed for 12 weeks after admitting using three different phones to contact his ex despite being given a restraining order.

Councillor Andrew Butcher assess the water levels near North Lonsdale Road.

Flooding in Watery Lane, Ulverston. MILTON HAWORTH.

Flooding in Ulverston on August 22, 2016. Picture by Councillor Andrew Butcher

Town Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme works. 28 weeks of work are set to start from late February to upgrade a culvert in Ulverston. Buxton Street car park, Ulverston. J Rees 15/02/2017

 Councillor Andrew Butcher assess the water levels near North Lonsdale Road.
Councillor Andrew Butcher assess the water levels near North Lonsdale Road.
Environment Agency to address flood fears in Ulverston tonight
A MEETING will be held tonight for flood-hit residents in Ulverston who want answers over how they will be protected.

LED lighting specialists Lumier, of Barrow are working with Ramsden Infant and Nursery School, Barrow for the Bright Stars project. Their fundraising project is based around space and stars. Pictured are pupils with Mark Wilding, managing director of Lumier (sat) and Michael Henry, operations manager at Lumier.

LED lighting specialists Lumier, of Barrow are working with Ramsden Infant and Nursery School, Barrow for the Bright Stars project. Their fundraising project is based around space and stars. Pictured are (left to right) Billy Beck, Lumier sales engineer, Mark Wilding, managing director of Lumier and Michael Henry, operations manager at Lumier.

LED lighting specialists Lumier, of Barrow are working with Ramsden Infant and Nursery School, Barrow for the Bright Stars project. Their fundraising project is based around space and stars. Pictured are pupils with their Lumier torches.

LED lighting specialists Lumier, of Barrow are working with Ramsden Infant and Nursery School, Barrow for the Bright Stars project. Their fundraising project is based around space and stars. Pictured are pupils with Mark Wilding.

 LED lighting specialists Lumier, of Barrow are working with Ramsden Infant and Nursery School, Barrow for the Bright Stars project. Their fundraising project is based around space and stars. Pictured are pupils with Mark Wilding, managing director of Lumier (sat) and Michael Henry, operations manager at Lumier.
LED lighting specialists Lumier, of Barrow are working with Ramsden Infant and Nursery School, Barrow for the Bright Stars project. Their fundraising project is based around space and stars. Pictured are pupils with Mark Wilding, managing director of Lumier (sat) and Michael Henry, operations manager at Lumier.
South Cumbria Bright Stars are shining lights for charity
YOUNG business brains are proving to be shining lights for charity.

Soldier soldier: From left, Ava Chesworth, Kevin Robson as Ventius from Wild Dog Outdoors, Alice Hartley and Joseph Jackson as Gambax from Cumbria Heritage and Archaeology LINDSEY DICKINGS

The sharp end: Skyla Mandarin tries on some Roman armour LINDSEY DICKINGS

Mail order: Sisters Alice Hartley, left, and Emma Hartley try lifting up a chainmail shirt LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Soldier soldier: From left, Ava Chesworth, Kevin Robson as Ventius from Wild Dog Outdoors, Alice Hartley and Joseph Jackson as Gambax from Cumbria Heritage and Archaeology LINDSEY DICKINGS
Soldier soldier: From left, Ava Chesworth, Kevin Robson as Ventius from Wild Dog Outdoors, Alice Hartley and Joseph Jackson as Gambax from Cumbria Heritage and Archaeology LINDSEY DICKINGS
When two tribes go to war in Furness...
CLAD in their finest armour, poised and battle-ready, the tension between the two opposing tribes was palpable.

Jason Hicklin (photo by Conor Dardis)

Work: Rainstorm, Windermere - by Jason Hicklin

Style: Art by Georgina Bown

Thought-provoking: The Long Walk, by Jamie Barnes

Image: Bath Cathedral, by Kelly Stewart

 Jason Hicklin (photo by Conor Dardis)
Jason Hicklin (photo by Conor Dardis)
Printfest announces exhibiting artists for 2017 return
PRINTFEST has announced its line-up for the 2017 event, with more exhibiting artists than ever before.

Book: Vera Merckel writing her memoirs

Role: Mrs Merckel in her nurse's uniform in the 1960s

Work: Mrs Merckel in High Carley Hospital in the 1960s

Big day: Mrs Merckel with husband Tony on their wedding day

On duty: Mr Merckel in his officer's uniform in Ulverston

 Book: Vera Merckel writing her memoirs
Book: Vera Merckel writing her memoirs
Ulverston nurse publishes her memoirs
THEY are precious things; reminders of the happiest days of our lives - of those we have loved, and sometimes lost.

Dramatic: The scene of the fire in Lesh Lane in Barrow Picture: Stuart Dolan

 Dramatic: The scene of the fire in Lesh Lane in Barrow Picture: Stuart Dolan
Dramatic: The scene of the fire in Lesh Lane in Barrow Picture: Stuart Dolan
Firefighters risk lives after reports of person trapped inside Barrow takeaway on fire
FIREFIGHTERS risked their own lives in a dramatic rescue after a fire at a Barrow takeaway.

The roundabout on the A590 in Ulverston

 The roundabout on the A590 in Ulverston
The roundabout on the A590 in Ulverston
Police hunt female motorist after hit-and-run on the A590 in Ulverston
POLICE have launched an appeal for witnesses after a female motorist was involved in a hit-and-run on the A590 in Ulverston.

Skills: Andrew Arnold-Bennett

Tools of the trade: Equipment used by Andrew Arnold-Bennett

Business: Andrew Arnold-Bennett

Creations: Andrew Arnold-Bennett

Recipe: A key ingredient for gin is juniper

Source: A key ingredient for gin is juniper

Brand: Some of the gins produced by the company

 Skills: Andrew Arnold-Bennett
Skills: Andrew Arnold-Bennett
Ulverston gin-maker has recipe for success
WATCHING his huge 6ft-plus figure tower over a table of ingredients, it is difficult to imagine how Andy Arnold-Bennett would fit in the tiny shed at the back of his house, let alone run a business empire from it.

Rikki runs riot: Swarthmoor's starman Rikki Gallagher about to slot the ball home

Thumbs-up: Swarthmoor players celebrate with goalscorer Rikki Gallagher

Over the wall: Steve McGarry tries his luck with a free-kick

Battle for possession: Charlie Price and Joe Tindale in action

On target: Rikki Gallagher scores for Swarthmoor LINDSEY DICKINGS

Battle it out: Furness Rovers' Steve McGarry(left) and Swarthmoor's Charlie Price (right) go in for the ball LINDSEY DICKINGS

Double team: Furness Rovers' Steve McGarry (left) and Joseph Bradbury challenge Swarthmoor's Charlie Price LINDSEY DICKINGS

Down the wing: Swarthmoor's John Rattigan looks to play the ball past Joseph Bradbury LINDSEY DICKINGS

On the ground:Furness Rovers' Joseph Bradbury slides in to tackle Swarthmoor's John Rattigan LINDSEY DICKINGS

Price looks right: Swarthmoor's Charlie Price eyes the ball LINDSEY DICKINGS

Seeking support: Furness Rovers' Sam Cunningham looks for options LINDSEY DICKINGS

Got it: Swarthmoor's Phil Edmondson slides in to tackle Furness Rovers' Joseph Bradbury LINDSEY DICKINGS

Victory-bound: Swarthmoor celebrate a goal against Furness Rovers LINDSEY DICKINGS

Goal-getter: Rikki Gallagher scores for Swarthmoor LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Rikki runs riot: Swarthmoor's starman Rikki Gallagher about to slot the ball home
Rikki runs riot: Swarthmoor's starman Rikki Gallagher about to slot the ball home
PICTURE SPECIAL: Dominant second half as Swarthmoor thrash Furness Rovers
SWARTHMOOR produced a brilliant second-half display to thrash Furness Rovers 4-0 in their West Lancs League second division six-pointer.

Full Benefit in rehearsal (l-r): Dean Fawcett, Andy Newsham, Steve Harris and Ian Gibbons; (bottom) Keith Halligan (photo by Leanne Bolger)

Practising: Full Benefit in rehearsal, from left, Andy Newsham, Steve Harris, Dean Fawcett, and Ian Gibbons; (not pictured) Keith Halligan

 Full Benefit in rehearsal (l-r): Dean Fawcett, Andy Newsham, Steve Harris and Ian Gibbons; (bottom) Keith Halligan (photo by Leanne Bolger)
Full Benefit in rehearsal (l-r): Dean Fawcett, Andy Newsham, Steve Harris and Ian Gibbons; (bottom) Keith Halligan (photo by Leanne Bolger)
Car club to feel Full Benefit of pop rock band's years of experience
A FAMILIAR name from the Evening Mail's music pages of years gone by will be headlining a fundraising event in Barrow this weekend.

Hard knocks: Ryan Watson (right) with manager Kieran Farrell SUBMITTED

 Hard knocks: Ryan Watson (right) with manager Kieran Farrell SUBMITTED
Hard knocks: Ryan Watson (right) with manager Kieran Farrell SUBMITTED
Ulverston fighter Wilson disappointed with first pro defeat
A COMBINATION of circumstances conspired against Ryan Watson as he suffered the first defeat of his professional career against late replacement Youssef Al-Hamidi in Manchester.

Work on the Longhouses Project in the Duddon Valley will feature in an archaeology forum at Lancaster University SUBMITTED forum-feb-18

Dan Elsworth of Greelane Archaeology outside his Ulverston offices and bookshop BILL MYERS forum-feb-18

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 Work on the Longhouses Project in the Duddon Valley will feature in an archaeology forum at Lancaster University SUBMITTED forum-feb-18
Work on the Longhouses Project in the Duddon Valley will feature in an archaeology forum at Lancaster University SUBMITTED forum-feb-18
Latest on Furness Abbey features in archaeology day
AN update of archaeological digs and research is being offered to history enthusiasts at Lancaster University next month.

Ulverston

 Ulverston
Ulverston
LETTER: Ulverston loses out again
During the first Ulverston Town Council meeting of this year the setting of the budget for 2017/18 took place. While pay and pension increases are being held at single figure amounts of one to three per cent the Labour controlled administration pushed through a massive 10 per cent increase. The council and Labour leader councillor Colin Pickthall said: “It is only an increase of £4.42.”

SIMPLY DIVINE: Station Restaurant, Haverthwaite

LOUISE ALLONBY

EXCELLENT: Bacon and Brie

TASTY: Lentil soup

SWEET TREAT: Steamed ginger pudding

WELCOMING: Station Restaurant, Haverthwaite LOUISE ALLONBY

 SIMPLY DIVINE: Station Restaurant, Haverthwaite LOUISE ALLONBY
SIMPLY DIVINE: Station Restaurant, Haverthwaite LOUISE ALLONBY
FOOD: Station Restaurant, Haverthwaite
The scene: a steam railway station restaurant somewhere in the north of England. The date: Valentine's Day 2017. Dramatis personae: a couple bearing no resemblance whatsoever to Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson. Sundry waiting staff. Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 is playing in the background...

CONSOLATION: Mike Rushton got Holker Old Boys' goal against Preswitch Heys last Saturday CHRIS WEST

 CONSOLATION: Mike Rushton got Holker Old Boys' goal against Preswitch Heys last Saturday CHRIS WEST
CONSOLATION: Mike Rushton got Holker Old Boys' goal against Preswitch Heys last Saturday CHRIS WEST
Holker look to halt loss of form at Oswestry
BRIAN Dawson will hope Holker Old Boys can arrest their recent dip in form when they make the long trip to Oswestry Town tomorrow.