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Experience: Maisie Bartlett, right, of Barrow, has returned home after her voluntary work in rural Nepal

Different culture: Maisie Bartlett, left, of Barrow, has returned home after her voluntary work in rural Nepal

Making an impact: Maisie Bartlett at work in rural Nepal


          Experience: Maisie Bartlett, right, of Barrow, has returned home after her voluntary work in rural Nepal
Experience: Maisie Bartlett, right, of Barrow, has returned home after her voluntary work in rural Nepal
Barrow teen volunteer has eyes opened by Nepal mission
A TEENAGE volunteer says her eyes have been opened to the wider world after a three-month stint in post-earthquake Nepal.

Veteran guards: Barrow soldiers Frank Close, 69, and John Taylor, 64, were among those keeping order at Knockaloe on the Isle of Man a century ago SUBMITTED knock-jun-27

All gone: The Knockaloe camp shown in this First World War drawing from the Leece Museum at Peel has all returned to fields BILL MYERS knock-jun-27

Still going: The 1910 steam locomotive Kissack would have been used top move guards and supplies to Knockaloe in the First World War. It is seen at Port Erin station on the Isle of Man Railway BILL MYERS knock-jun-27

Transport: This picture at the Isle of Man Railway museum at Port Erin shows the rail link to the internment camp at Knockaloe BILL MYERS knock-jun-27

Craft skills: Cow bones were used for carving by enemy aliens kept at Knockaloe on the Isle of Man. This is one of many examples at the Leece Museum at Peel BILL MYERS knock-jun-27

Under guard: An original pass for the Knockaloe Camp dated 1918 which is on display at the Leece Museum in Peel BILL MYERS knock-jun-27

Keep out: A notice board for the Knockaloe Camp on display at the Port Erin museum of the Isle of Man Railway BILL MYERS knock-jun-27

Looking Back: The centenary of the First World War SUBMITTED knock-jun-27

 Veteran guards: Barrow soldiers Frank Close, 69, and John Taylor, 64, were among those keeping order at Knockaloe on the Isle of Man a century ago SUBMITTED knock-jun-27
Veteran guards: Barrow soldiers Frank Close, 69, and John Taylor, 64, were among those keeping order at Knockaloe on the Isle of Man a century ago SUBMITTED knock-jun-27
Furness pensioners in uniform to guard enemy aliens on the Isle of Man
SOME of the oldest soldiers ever to pull on a uniform in Barrow did their bit for the war effort between 1914 and 1918 as guards on the Isle of Man.

Electronic cigarette

 Electronic cigarette
Electronic cigarette
E-cig charger sparks blaze in kitchen of Barrow home
THREE fire crews were called to a house in Barrow after an electronic cigarette charger set on fire.

Hard work: Sue and Neil Clarkson pictured when they ran Clarkson Coachways

 Hard work: Sue and Neil Clarkson pictured when they ran Clarkson Coachways
Hard work: Sue and Neil Clarkson pictured when they ran Clarkson Coachways
Former owner of Barrow coach firm saddened by damning public inquiry into safety failings, defective seat belts and incompetence
THE founder of a Barrow coach company has spoken of his sadness after the firm he sold it to after he was forced to retire through ill health was banned from operating and branded "incompetent" at a public inquiry.

Afternoon tea: St Mary's Parish Centre, on Walney, is hosting the afternoon tea on Saturday

 Afternoon tea: St Mary's Parish Centre, on Walney, is hosting the afternoon tea on Saturday
Afternoon tea: St Mary's Parish Centre, on Walney, is hosting the afternoon tea on Saturday
Afternoon tea event to bring Walney community together
A SUMMER afternoon tea event will bring the community together at the weekend.

Sights: Seals at South Walney Nature Reserve

Wreay to go: Stephen Turner and Nikki Meldrum on a Wreay Woods walk

Nesting: Large numbers of kittiwakes can be seen nesting at St Bees cliffs during the summer

Photo: James Rogerson

 Sights: Seals at South Walney Nature Reserve
Sights: Seals at South Walney Nature Reserve
Cumbria wildlife walks published
A NEW new series of wildlife walks has been published by Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Riding high: A group of students from Croftlands School, Ulverston, qualify as expert cyclists by passing their proficiency exams in 1997

Know-how: Pupils prepare to block the smoke coming into their enclosed room during a safety awareness scheme

Don't let him in: Pupils from North Walney Junior School are visited by a bogus gas man

Situation: In a Junior Citizen Scheme in 1995 special police constable Steve Richmond poses as a gas man and tries to gain entry

Safety first: Yarlside pupils Lee Kendal, 11, Andrew Waite, 10, and Matthew Connell, 11, stop smoke coming from under a door in 1995

Learning: Special constable Colin Birchall goes through first aid with Yarlside pupils. from left, Jason Hughs, 11, Adam Harrison, 11 Steven Malyj, 11, and Scott Jackson

Developing skills: The Junior Citizen Scheme in 1995

Scenario: Tracey, Joan and Rebecca observe an accident scene watched by special constable Paul Johns

Knowledge: Pupils from North Walney Junior School are tested on their road safety by Bill Edwards

Reaction: The Junior Citizen Scheme

 Riding high: A group of students from Croftlands School, Ulverston, qualify as expert cyclists by passing their proficiency exams in 1997
Riding high: A group of students from Croftlands School, Ulverston, qualify as expert cyclists by passing their proficiency exams in 1997
Rolling back the clock to the Junior Citizen Scheme in the 1990s
EACH summer primary school children take part in realistic scenarios to learn important safety messages.

Ben Lewis starring at last year's Puttin' On The Ritz

Puttin' On The Ritz returns to the Coronation Hall this August

 Ben Lewis starring at last year's Puttin' On The Ritz
Ben Lewis starring at last year's Puttin' On The Ritz
Vocal star Ben Lewis returns to Ulverston for summer extravaganza
TEENAGE vocal talent Ben Lewis will be hosting his second musical extravaganza at the Coronation Hall this August.

Barrow memories: Ron Baxter SUBMITTED ron-jun-26

Beach fun: Ron Baxter as a youngster at Biggar Bank, Walney SUBMITTED ron-jun-26

Expedition: Ron Baxter's father was among those leaving Barrow in 1946 or 1947 for a British Legion rally in Blackpool SUBMITTED ron-jun-26

War years: shoppers walk past the bomb damaged public baths on Abbey Road in 1941. It is now the site of the Barrow Magistrates Court EM ARCHIVE ron-jun-26

Changing world: Cocken Tunnel, Barrow, in the 1980s. It was once used for illicit gambling EM ARCHIVE ron-jun-26

Drink up: Ron Baxter remembered being given Ministry of Food orange juice SUBMITTED ron-jun-26

 Barrow memories: Ron Baxter SUBMITTED ron-jun-26
Barrow memories: Ron Baxter SUBMITTED ron-jun-26
Ron's memories were a treasure trove of Barrow life
RON Baxter, whose Barrow funeral was held last week, grew up in a Hindpool where bomb sites were playgrounds.

Spreading play: Askam's Keir Shepherd fires out a pass against Salford City Roosters CHRIS WEST

Breakl on through: Askam's Tom Hopkins on the rampage

Tochdown: Askam's Sam Dowsett goes over the line

Stepping inside: Askam's Tom Butler

Power play: Askam's Tom Askew

One on one: Askam's Jack Cairns

 Spreading play: Askam's Keir Shepherd fires out a pass against Salford City Roosters CHRIS WEST
Spreading play: Askam's Keir Shepherd fires out a pass against Salford City Roosters CHRIS WEST
Askam win with ease despite plucky effort from under-strength Roosters
YOU have to take your hat off to Salford City Roosters, who despite the 64-16 defeat against Askam, put up a brave show after arriving at Fallowfield Park with just eleven players.

Project: Kath Warne and Stephen Thornton from North Walney Tenants and Residents Association LINDSEY DICKINGS

Facilities: Kath Warne and Stephen Thornton LINDSEY DICKINGS

Equipment: Kath Warne tests out the mini trampoline in the new children's play area LINDSEY DICKINGS

Fun: The new children's play area LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Project: Kath Warne and Stephen Thornton from North Walney Tenants and Residents Association LINDSEY DICKINGS
Project: Kath Warne and Stephen Thornton from North Walney Tenants and Residents Association LINDSEY DICKINGS
Walney play park to be officially opened and new teen project in the pipeline
FAMILIES are being encouraged to attend the official opening of a play park.

Fun times: Children enjoying a Barrow AFC Community football coaching camp at St Bernard's earlier this year LEANNE BOLGER

 Fun times: Children enjoying a Barrow AFC Community football coaching camp at St Bernard's earlier this year LEANNE BOLGER
Fun times: Children enjoying a Barrow AFC Community football coaching camp at St Bernard's earlier this year LEANNE BOLGER
Young Bluebirds to take flight with Barrow AFC this summer
BARROW AFC Community Sports will be running a series of sports camps during the summer holidays.

Scoop: Andy Parker from Andy's Ices, pictured at Earnse Bay, Walney

Pictures by LINDSEY DICKINGS

Cool touch: Andy Parker

Softly does it: A Mister Softee ice-cream

 Scoop: Andy Parker from Andy's Ices, pictured at Earnse Bay, Walney Pictures by LINDSEY DICKINGS
Scoop: Andy Parker from Andy's Ices, pictured at Earnse Bay, Walney Pictures by LINDSEY DICKINGS
South Cumbria ice-cream lovers enjoy sizzling start to summer
AS summer in south Cumbria got off to a sizzling start, ice-cream lovers have been in their element tucking in to their favourite flavours to cool things down.

First-team bow: Askam's Keir Shepherd JON GRANGER

Selection issues: Ulverston coach Phil Atkinson is missing a host of players for the trip to Seaton MILTON HAWORTH

 First-team bow: Askam's Keir Shepherd JON GRANGER
First-team bow: Askam's Keir Shepherd JON GRANGER
Askam teen Shepherd set for debut v Salford
ASKAM are set to hand one of their talented youngsters a first-team bow against Salford tomorrow.

Enjoying a read: Freddie Parkinson from South Walney Infant and Nursery School at Barrow Library

LINDSEY DICKINGS

Booked up: Children from South Walney Infant and Nursery School at Barrow Library for World Book Day

LINDSEY DICKINGS

Celebration: Isla-Mai Siddall and Alesha Davis from South Walney Infant and Nursery School with their dinosaurs at Barrow Library for World Book Day

LINDSEY DICKINGS

Young wizards: St Pius X Catholic Primary School pupils, from left, Cienna Criscuolo and Rio Delves dressed up for their Harry Potter themed World Book Day

LINDSEY DICKINGS

In character: Emily Smith as Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter books, Emily Searle as Wenda, from Where's Wenda and Izzy Bonning as the White Rabbit from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Enjoying a read: Freddie Parkinson from South Walney Infant and Nursery School at Barrow Library LINDSEY DICKINGS
Enjoying a read: Freddie Parkinson from South Walney Infant and Nursery School at Barrow Library LINDSEY DICKINGS
How reading for pleasure can boost your child's academic performance
NEW research has shown that reading for pleasure could significantly enhance the academic success of children.

Hat-trick man: Dalton’s Harri Brown CHRIS WEST

 Hat-trick man: Dalton’s Harri Brown CHRIS WEST
Hat-trick man: Dalton’s Harri Brown CHRIS WEST
Ulverston eager to scramble off bottom of Barrow and District League
ULVERSTON will look to build on their near-miss against Barrow and District leaders Barrow Island when they host Roose Pioneers tonight.

The Hairy Buskers play at Noon 'Til Midnight (l-R) Tony Grayless, Damo Rose, Rick Currie (photo by Leanne Bolger)

Noon 'Til Midnight returns to the Queens Arms (photo by Leanne Bolger)

Robbie Jay Coplen (photo by Gary's Photography)

Phil Collier (photo by Jon Granger)

 The Hairy Buskers play at Noon 'Til Midnight (l-R) Tony Grayless, Damo Rose, Rick Currie (photo by Leanne Bolger)
The Hairy Buskers play at Noon 'Til Midnight (l-R) Tony Grayless, Damo Rose, Rick Currie (photo by Leanne Bolger)
Noon 'Til Midnight returns to Walney with eclectic line-up
THE 12-hour music event Noon 'Til Midnight will be returning to Walney next weekend.

Finlay Proffitt (left), councillor Frank Cassidy and Dylan Proffitt with some of the waste they removed from a Cote Ley Crescent back path

 Finlay Proffitt (left), councillor Frank Cassidy and Dylan Proffitt with some of the waste they removed from a Cote Ley Crescent back path
Finlay Proffitt (left), councillor Frank Cassidy and Dylan Proffitt with some of the waste they removed from a Cote Ley Crescent back path
Residents help to clear littered path on Walney
YOUNGSTERS put some pride back in their community by giving up their time to help clear a popular path after council contractors refused on health and safety grounds.

Blaze: The height of the fire at the House of Lords JON GRANGER

 Blaze: The height of the fire at the House of Lords JON GRANGER
Blaze: The height of the fire at the House of Lords JON GRANGER
Police rule out 'criminal activity' in House of Lords fire despite suspicions over 'unusually fast' way the blaze spread
AN investigation into the devastating fire which destroyed an iconic Barrow building has been concluded and police have said there is no evidence of any criminal activity - despite petrol being found in the upper floor.

Massive: One of the 4,000 tonne substations in the Walney Extension windfarm

 Massive: One of the 4,000 tonne substations in the Walney Extension windfarm
Massive: One of the 4,000 tonne substations in the Walney Extension windfarm
Barrow windfarm which will be the world's largest reaches halfway construction point
A WINDFARM off the coast of Barrow which will become the world's largest once complete has reached the halfway mark in construction.

For whom the Bell tolls: Yarlside's Georgia Bell on her way to winning the Year 5 girls 600m CHRIS WEST

Flat-out: Askam runner Lucas James wins the Year 5 boys 150m fina CHRIS WEST

Clear of the field: Craig Barnard-Mackenzie wins the Year 6 boys 600m for St James School CHRIS WEST

Sprinting clear: Low Furness's Lucy Swarbrick on her way to winning the Year 6 girls 600m CHRIS WEST

Vocal backing: South Walney pupils cheer on the racers CHRIS WEST

Race to the line: Yarlside's Lucas Seal wins the Year 6 boys 70m CHRIS WEST

Green machine: St Columbas's Greta Marton wins the Year 4 girls 50m CHRIS WEST

Off and running: Chetwynde's Mi Lee (centre) wins the Year 3 girls 50m final CHRIS WEST

Flying jump: Amelia Butterfield leaps to silver in the Year 6 girls standing long jump CHRIS WEST

Going far: Jai Pedley jumps to victory in the boy's standing long jump final CHRIS WEST

Sprint finish: Cohen James (centre, of Askam Village School) on his way to bronze in the Year 3 boys 50m CHRIS WEST

Silver lining: Imogen Stoker races to second place for Chetwynde in the Year 5 girls 70m final CHRIS WEST

Launched: Askam's Mischa Turner wins bronze in the girls Year 6 distance throw CHRIS WEST

Distance test: A South Walney competitior in the Year 6 girls 600m CHRIS WEST

Round the bend: Track action from the Furness Primary Schools athletics finals CHRIS WEST

Dash to the line: Track action from the Furness Primary Schools athletics finals CHRIS WEST

Fast feet: Track action from the Furness Primary Schools athletics finals CHRIS WEST

Full pelt: Track action from the Furness Primary Schools athletics finals CHRIS WEST

Streaking away: Track action from the Furness Primary Schools athletics finals CHRIS WEST

Go for it: Track action from the Furness Primary Schools athletics finals CHRIS WEST

 For whom the Bell tolls: Yarlside's Georgia Bell on her way to winning the Year 5 girls 600m CHRIS WEST
For whom the Bell tolls: Yarlside's Georgia Bell on her way to winning the Year 5 girls 600m CHRIS WEST
PICTURE SPECIAL: Furness Primary Schools athletics finals
CHILDREN from across the areas threw themselves into action at the Furness Primary Schools athletics finals.

On the Town: Vickerstown enjoy their day at the Walney Island Junior Football Festival. They are (back, from left): Josh Potter, Lewis Hearn, Hadley Turner, Ryan Kellett, Cai Williams. Front: Reuben Mercer, Liam Scarr, Owen McDonald and Leon McDonald JON GRANGER

On target: Liam Scarr celebrates scoring for Vickerstown against Crooklands JON GRANGER

Orange futures: Crooklands Casuals' Owen Spencer on the ball at Tummerhill JON GRANGER

Making shapes: Dylan Maudsley cuts inside for Crooklands JON GRANGER

Mercer me: Reuben Mercer (right) celebrates a goal for Vickerstown JON GRANGER

Things are looking up: Liam Scarr (left) and Leon McDonald watch the ball come in JON GRANGER

In the Blacks: Crooklands Casuals Blacks at the Walney Island tournament. They are (back, from left): Dylan Moudsley, Luke Murphy, Jake Griffiths. Front: Connor Grant, Owen Spencer and Fraser Grant JON GRANGER

Hands-on: Owen Spencer takes a throw-in for Crooklands Casuals at the Walney Island Junior Football Tournament JON GRANGER

A good Turn: Hadley Turner on the ball for Vickerstown at Tummerhill JON GRANGER

Sliding home: Reuben Mercer scores for Vickerstown against Crooklands JON GRANGER

Keep it up: Vickerstown's Cai Williams chests the ball JON GRANGER

 On the Town: Vickerstown enjoy their day at the Walney Island Junior Football Festival. They are (back, from left): Josh Potter, Lewis Hearn, Hadley Turner, Ryan Kellett, Cai Williams. Front: Reuben Mercer, Liam Scarr, Owen McDonald and Leon McDonald JON GRANGER
On the Town: Vickerstown enjoy their day at the Walney Island Junior Football Festival. They are (back, from left): Josh Potter, Lewis Hearn, Hadley Turner, Ryan Kellett, Cai Williams. Front: Reuben Mercer, Liam Scarr, Owen McDonald and Leon McDonald JON GRANGER
PICTURE SPECIAL: Walney Island Junior Football Festival a smash hit
SOUTH and West Cumbria shared the spoils as hundreds of footballers laced up their boots for the Walney Island Junior Football Tournament.

Gaining skills: Army cadets from Barrow and Walney RACHEL DISS

 Gaining skills: Army cadets from Barrow and Walney RACHEL DISS
Gaining skills: Army cadets from Barrow and Walney RACHEL DISS
Quick-march to cadets open day in Barrow
AN army cadets open day will demonstrate the benefits of volunteering.

Break: An afternoon tea takes place on Saturday

 Break: An afternoon tea takes place on Saturday
Break: An afternoon tea takes place on Saturday
Summer afternoon tea
A SUMMER afternoon tea event will bring folk together next month.

Guest: Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock speaking at an Inspiring Barrow KickStart event ALEX SLATER

Speaker: Barrow AFC legend Neil Doherty JON GRANGER

 Guest: Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock speaking at an Inspiring Barrow KickStart event ALEX SLATER
Guest: Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock speaking at an Inspiring Barrow KickStart event ALEX SLATER
Inspiring achievements to be celebrated at Furness event
MP John Woodcock and former Barrow AFC wing legend Neil Doherty will play their parts in a special event to celebrate the achievements of schoolchildren who took part in the Inspiring Barrow Kickstart programme.

Overgrown: Weeds in Empress Drive on Walney

 Overgrown: Weeds in Empress Drive on Walney
Overgrown: Weeds in Empress Drive on Walney
Council wages war on weeds in Barrow after local authority stops spraying pavements
PAVEMENTS across Barrow, Dalton and Walney have been described as an "absolute disgrace" after government cuts led to weed-spraying services being scrapped.

Weeds on Walney overlooking the channel

Weeds outside a house in Greengate Street

Weeds on Walney pavement

Weeds on Walney overlooking the channel

Weeds in Devonshire Road

Weeds on Barrow Island

 Weeds on Walney overlooking the channel
Weeds on Walney overlooking the channel
Council highways boss says weed-spraying 'started three weeks ago' as residents compare Barrow to a scene from Jumanji
WEEDS reaching up to three-feet in height have led to residents across Barrow and Walney to complain to council bosses as pictures show pavements blighted by unwelcome green guests.

Up to the challange: Gary Broadbent finishing the swim section at The Lakesman submitted

Done it: Gary Broadbent with wife Emma at the end submitted

 Up to the challange: Gary Broadbent finishing the swim section at The Lakesman submitted
Up to the challange: Gary Broadbent finishing the swim section at The Lakesman submitted
Broadbent ranks Lakesman as greatest achievement
GARY Broadbent played Super League rugby for nearly a decade, led Barrow Raiders to Championship Grand Final glory and is a veteran of cycling’s gruelling Fred Whitton Challenge.

LIONEL RICHIE: Lionel Richie

 LIONEL RICHIE: Lionel Richie
LIONEL RICHIE: Lionel Richie
Do you remember when...
10 years ago

Environmentally friendly: Walney Wind Farm

Janet Ellen Smith

 Environmentally friendly: Walney Wind Farm Janet Ellen Smith
Environmentally friendly: Walney Wind Farm Janet Ellen Smith
Welsh Power deal doubles number of UK sites receiving supply from Dong Energy
WALNEY Wind Farm owner Dong Energy has secured its largest-ever contract in the UK's power market.
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