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Jason Hicklin (photo by Conor Dardid)

Rainstorm, Windermere - by Jason Hicklin

Georgina Bown

The Long Walk, by Jamie Barnes

Bath Cathedral, by Kelly Stewart


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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): Andy Newsham, Steve Harris, Dean Fawcett, and Ian Gibbons; (not pictured) 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)
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.

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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.

Many of the 'shortcuts' being used in and around Urswick involve sharp or blind bends. Picture: Google Maps

Temporary traffic lights are in place for six weeks on the A590 at Lindal

 Many of the 'shortcuts' being used in and around Urswick involve sharp or blind bends. Picture: Google Maps
Many of the 'shortcuts' being used in and around Urswick involve sharp or blind bends. Picture: Google Maps
Police say taking shortcuts to avoid A590 roadworks 'could be a fatal mistake'
MOTORISTS have been warned that taking rural shortcuts to avoid the roadworks on the A590 at Lindal "could be a fatal mistake".

Campaign: Ulverston mayor Mark Wilson with Bethan Procter, left and Ali Alger from Ford Park LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Campaign: Ulverston mayor Mark Wilson with Bethan Procter, left and Ali Alger from Ford Park LINDSEY DICKINGS
Campaign: Ulverston mayor Mark Wilson with Bethan Procter, left and Ali Alger from Ford Park LINDSEY DICKINGS
Ulverston mayor lends support to thriving community hub
A TOWN's mayor has thrown his support behind a local park's push to get more people to sign up as members.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Lewis Charnock has impressed Barrow Raiders head coach Paul Crarey LINDSEY DICKINGS

 GREAT EXPECTATIONS Lewis Charnock has impressed Barrow Raiders head coach Paul Crarey LINDSEY DICKINGS
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Lewis Charnock has impressed Barrow Raiders head coach Paul Crarey LINDSEY DICKINGS
Crarey wants to see Charnock firing for Barrow Raiders at Rochdale
LEWIS Charnock's toughness and dynamism have impressed Paul Crarey since the half-back made the switch to Barrow Raiders in the off-season.

Temporary traffic lights are in place for six weeks on the A590 at Lindal

Temporary traffic lights are in place for six weeks on the A590 at Lindal

 Temporary traffic lights are in place for six weeks on the A590 at Lindal
Temporary traffic lights are in place for six weeks on the A590 at Lindal
Motorists report huge delays and three-mile tailbacks on the A590 between Ulverston and Barrow
HUGE tailbacks are being reported on the A590 between Ulverston and Barrow.

Furness Magistrates' Court in Barrow

 Furness Magistrates' Court in Barrow
Furness Magistrates' Court in Barrow
Teen denies assaulting grandmother in Ulverston
A TEENAGER denies assaulting his grandmother and stealing a driving instructor's car sign.

The Royal Albert Hospital at Lancaster SUBMITTED royal-feb-16

 The Royal Albert Hospital at Lancaster SUBMITTED royal-feb-16
The Royal Albert Hospital at Lancaster SUBMITTED royal-feb-16
When institutions were the only answer to learning difficulties
THE era when people with learning difficulties were routinely sent away to institutions far from home has now passed.

RAIDES ELITE: The Barrow Raiders under-16s elite squad – with the Furness Raiders under-19s team – are presented with their new training kit by sponsors Ross Estate Agents LEANNE BOLGER

HELPING HAND: Barrow Raiders coach Paul Crarey works with the under-16s elite squad LEANNE BOLGER

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: The Barrow Raiders Under-16s elite squad work hard during a training session LEANNE BOLGER

LEARNING CURVE: The Barrow Raiders Under-16s elite squad work hard during a training session with Raiders coach Paul Crarey LEANNE BOLGER

 RAIDES ELITE: The Barrow Raiders under-16s elite squad – with the Furness Raiders under-19s team – are presented with their new training kit by sponsors Ross Estate Agents LEANNE BOLGER
RAIDES ELITE: The Barrow Raiders under-16s elite squad – with the Furness Raiders under-19s team – are presented with their new training kit by sponsors Ross Estate Agents LEANNE BOLGER
Welcome boost for Barrow Raiders under-16s squad
BARROW Raiders' elite under-16s squad have received a further boost after being provided with new sponsored training kit.

ON TRACK: Organiser Craig Sherrington from Virgina House, Ulverston, is organising and hosting a monthly Scalextric evening

LINDSEY DICKINGS

READY TO GO: Vintage Scalextric cars on the track

Craig Sherrington

STAR CARS: A collection of vintage Scalextric cars

Craig Sherrington

 ON TRACK: Organiser Craig Sherrington from Virgina House, Ulverston, is organising and hosting a monthly Scalextric evening LINDSEY DICKINGS
ON TRACK: Organiser Craig Sherrington from Virgina House, Ulverston, is organising and hosting a monthly Scalextric evening LINDSEY DICKINGS
It's all child's play as Ulverston restaurant hosts Scalextric night
A RESTAURANT owner proved age was no barrier when you're having fun as he hosted the first Scalextric night in Ulverston.

Temporary traffic lights are in place for six weeks on the A590 at Lindal

 Temporary traffic lights are in place for six weeks on the A590 at Lindal
Temporary traffic lights are in place for six weeks on the A590 at Lindal
LETTER: Why is no one penalised for A590 Lindal delays?
I SEE that the roadworks on the A590 at Lindal are not shown on the Traffic England website map.

Furness Magistrates Court in Barrow JON GRANGER

 Furness Magistrates Court in Barrow JON GRANGER
Furness Magistrates Court in Barrow JON GRANGER
BEFORE THE BENCH: People due to appear at Furness Magistrates' Court in Barrow today
MAGISTRATES in Barrow are today set to hear allegations of theft, assault, burglary, criminal damage, drink-driving and racist attacks.

Temporary traffic lights are in place for six weeks on the A590 at Lindal

 Temporary traffic lights are in place for six weeks on the A590 at Lindal
Temporary traffic lights are in place for six weeks on the A590 at Lindal
'Someone is going to get killed' - residents call for 'idiots' avoiding A590 roadworks to slow down
RESIDENTS fear it is only a matter of time before someone is killed by "speeding motorists" who are using rural lanes to avoid the roadworks at the Lindal Dip on the A590.

POSITIVE MOVE: Sandside headteacher Susan Gill with UVHS headteacher Denis Fay MILTON HAWORTH

GRAND DESIGN: The new Sandside School building

 POSITIVE MOVE: Sandside headteacher Susan Gill with UVHS headteacher Denis Fay MILTON HAWORTH
POSITIVE MOVE: Sandside headteacher Susan Gill with UVHS headteacher Denis Fay MILTON HAWORTH
New 80-place school plan gets green light
AMBITIOUS plans for a new school for children with special educational needs has been given the green light by development bosses.

POSITIVE MOVE: Sandside headteacher Susan Gill with UVHS headteacher Denis Fay MILTON HAWORTH

GRAND DESIGN: The new Sandside School building

 POSITIVE MOVE: Sandside headteacher Susan Gill with UVHS headteacher Denis Fay MILTON HAWORTH
POSITIVE MOVE: Sandside headteacher Susan Gill with UVHS headteacher Denis Fay MILTON HAWORTH
New 80-place school plan gets green light
AMBITIOUS plans for a new school for children with special educational needs has been given the green light by development bosses.

PROJECT: Buxton Place car park, Ulverston. JONATHAN REES

WATERWAY: The beck and culvert which runs beside Buxton Place car park. JONATHAN REES

REPAIRS: Work is set to start from late February to upgrade a culvert in Buxton Street car park, Ulverston. JONATHAN REES

PROTECTION: Little Union Street, Ulverston. JONATHAN REES

MEASURES: The entrance to Little Union Street, Ulverston. JONATHAN REES

FLOODGATES: Little Union Street, Ulverston. JONATHAN REES

 PROJECT: Buxton Place car park, Ulverston. JONATHAN REES
PROJECT: Buxton Place car park, Ulverston. JONATHAN REES
Ulverston flood work will protect hundreds of homes
HUNDREDS of homes and properties in Ulverston will be protected when a seven-month flood prevention project is completed.

MEMORIES: Dennis Boyd

ISSUE: Michael Moorby

 MEMORIES: Dennis Boyd
MEMORIES: Dennis Boyd
Area's footie coaches ahead of the game in headers debate
FOOTBALL coaches have been encouraged to think twice about how much youngsters head the ball, it has emerged, after a new study prompted widespread debate on the issue.

MEDAL WINNERS: The Ulverston Victoria High School boccia team who won bronze at the Lord's Taverners North West Regional Championships UVHS

 MEDAL WINNERS: The Ulverston Victoria High School boccia team who won bronze at the Lord's Taverners North West Regional Championships UVHS
MEDAL WINNERS: The Ulverston Victoria High School boccia team who won bronze at the Lord's Taverners North West Regional Championships UVHS
Ulverston Victoria High School sports team make Cumbrian history
PUPILS from Ulverston Victoria High School made Cumbria sporting history at the Lord’s Taverners North West Regional Boccia finals.

The women's hospital at the County Lunatic Asylum in Lancaster SUBMITTED census-feb-15

A dormitory at the County Lunatic Asylum in Lancaster SUBMITTED census-feb-15

 The women's hospital at the County Lunatic Asylum in Lancaster SUBMITTED census-feb-15
The women's hospital at the County Lunatic Asylum in Lancaster SUBMITTED census-feb-15
The 91 South Cumbrians confined in Lancaster's mental institution
Mental illness has always been carefully hidden from public gaze.