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On tour: Windermere's Adam Chapman has earned a spot on the EuroPro tour JO SPENCER


          On tour: Windermere's Adam Chapman has earned a spot on the EuroPro tour JO SPENCER
On tour: Windermere's Adam Chapman has earned a spot on the EuroPro tour JO SPENCER
South Cumbrian golf ace lands place on professional tour
NEW pro golfer Adam Chapman has taken a big early step in his new career by securing a place on the EuroPro Tour.

Location: The Langdale Chase hotel

Pleased: Thomas Noblett

 Location: The Langdale Chase hotel
Location: The Langdale Chase hotel
New owner for Lakes hotel
AN iconic Windermere hotel has a new owner, after being bought by hospitality chain Daniel Thwaites.

Musician: Gerry Colvin

On stage: Gerry Colvin JOHN S WRIGHT

 Musician: Gerry Colvin
Musician: Gerry Colvin
Cumbria return for Barrow-born folk icon Gerry
CUMBRIA has a fine tradition for producing world class folk music, yet one of the best-known homegrown talents honed his craft long after leaving the county.

KATE HUDSON: Kate Hudson

 KATE HUDSON: Kate Hudson
KATE HUDSON: Kate Hudson
Do you remember when...
10 years ago

The public toilets in Rayrigg Road, Windermere. Picture: Google Maps

 The public toilets in Rayrigg Road, Windermere. Picture: Google Maps
The public toilets in Rayrigg Road, Windermere. Picture: Google Maps
Criminal damage caused to public toilets in Windermere
AN appeal has been launched after criminal damage was caused to a public toilets block in Windermere.

Knowledge: Dr Christopher Donaldson photographed at Furness Abbey PHIL RIGBY

Flashback: Furness Abbey supplied

Piece of history: The Furness Crozier

 Knowledge: Dr Christopher Donaldson photographed at Furness Abbey PHIL RIGBY
Knowledge: Dr Christopher Donaldson photographed at Furness Abbey PHIL RIGBY
Monastic gem remains a place of calm
I’M a great fan of old guidebooks. I’m particularly partial to ones about places I know.

Advocate: Small business minister Margot James has praised the 2017 in-cumbria Business Awards initiative

Host: BBC head of media Amol Rajan will present the awards in November

Victor: The Daffodil Hotel & Spa in Grasmere is a previous rewards recipient

 Advocate: Small business minister Margot James has praised the 2017 in-cumbria Business Awards initiative
Advocate: Small business minister Margot James has praised the 2017 in-cumbria Business Awards initiative
Government minister heaps praise on in-cumbria Business Awards initiative
A GOVERNMENT minister has thrown her support behind the in-cumbria Business Awards for 2017.

Adrian Ventura

Adrian Ventura - Diaspora EP artwork

 Adrian Ventura
Adrian Ventura
Lakes musician Adrian Ventura putting Cumbria - and Zimbabwe - on the musical map with debut EP
LAKES singer-songwriter Adrian Ventura has been biding his time before putting out his debut release.

Victorious: Tia Davies (right) with Barrow ABC coach Jeff Moses after winning in Hull SUBMITTED

Knockout blow: Jim Braithwaite won for Barrow ABC in Wigan HARRY ATKINSON

 Victorious: Tia Davies (right) with Barrow ABC coach Jeff Moses after winning in Hull SUBMITTED
Victorious: Tia Davies (right) with Barrow ABC coach Jeff Moses after winning in Hull SUBMITTED
Barrow boxers impress with victories on the road
BARROW ABC pair Tia Davies and Josh Jones continued their impressive form with victories on the road.

Lambs wearing rain coats in a field in Cumbria Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

 Lambs wearing rain coats in a field in Cumbria Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Lambs wearing rain coats in a field in Cumbria Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Easter activity fun in South Cumbria - even if it rains
PATCHY outbreaks of rain is predicted for Wednesday - unfortunately while the kids are enjoying the Easter holiday break.

Tourism hotspot: Nigel Wilkinson, Windermere Lake Cruises managing director, at the prom in Bowness

Popular venue: The Dock Museum, Barrow LINDSEY DICKINGS

Full steam ahead: One of the Windermere steamers

In charge: Ian Stephens, managing director at Cumbria Tourism

Festival flavour: The Easter Brew team at The Royal Barn, Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery

LEANNE BOLGER

 Tourism hotspot: Nigel Wilkinson, Windermere Lake Cruises managing director, at the prom in Bowness
Tourism hotspot: Nigel Wilkinson, Windermere Lake Cruises managing director, at the prom in Bowness
Easter holidays will see Cumbria's tourist season spring into life
With the Easter bank holiday just around the corner, businesses are getting ready for an influx of visitors for the long weekend, JOSHUA HAMMOND writes.

Keep out: Writer John Ruskin, from Brantwood, Coniston, was among those opposed to a railway from Windermere to Ambleside SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

More trade: Hotel owners and shopkeepers were keen to get more visitors to Ambleside by train - rather than by horse and carriage SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

Causing damage: Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley of Allen Bank, Grasmere, was a Lakeland rail opponent SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

High level: The planned station at Ambleside would have been on a hill close to Stock Ghyll Falls BILL MYERS lakes-apr-10

End point: Despite grand plans for an extension, Windermere remains the end of the line for rail travellers into the southern Lake District SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

Route finder: The engineer James Brunless drew up the plans for a railway from Windermere to Ambleside SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

Last stop: A vintage Windermere railway platform sign SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

Modern era: In April 1987 a special train fromKendal to Windermere marked the line's 140th anniversary SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

 Keep out: Writer John Ruskin, from Brantwood, Coniston, was among those opposed to a railway from Windermere to Ambleside SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10
Keep out: Writer John Ruskin, from Brantwood, Coniston, was among those opposed to a railway from Windermere to Ambleside SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10
Protests helped keep rail tracks from heart of Lake District
ONLY a lack of cash and the protests of a few pioneering environmentalists prevented the heart of the Lake District becoming a patchwork of competing Victorian railway lines.

A voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box. Rui Vieira/PA Wire

 A voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box. Rui Vieira/PA Wire
A voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box. Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Cumbria County Council elections: candidates named for May 4 vote
IN less than one month voters across Cumbria will go the polls and choose their county representatives.

Strong run: Hector Westmoreland-Nicholson finishes third in the under-11s boys race THE M-WORD

Team effort: The Windermere School Boys Under-11s team who won the shield at the South Lakes Inter-Schools Cross-Country event THE M-WORD

Cheering them on: Spectators watch the cross-country action at Windermere School THE M-WORD

Teamwork: Windermere School runners at the South Lakes Inter-Schools Cross-Country event THE M-WORD

 Strong run: Hector Westmoreland-Nicholson finishes third in the under-11s boys race THE M-WORD
Strong run: Hector Westmoreland-Nicholson finishes third in the under-11s boys race THE M-WORD
South Lakes schools show staying power in cross-country showdown
RUNNERS were put through a gruelling test in the Inter-Schools’ Cross Country Championships at Windermere School.

First team call: Paul Woodburn

 First team call: Paul Woodburn
First team call: Paul Woodburn
Hawcoat Park shoot for an away-day double
HAWCOAT Park first and second teams hit the road tomorrow hoping to pull off an away-day double.

Host: BBC head of media Amol Rajan photographed at Broadcasting House, London is due to present the inaugural in-cumbria Business Awards PHIL RIGBY

Flashback: The winners at the CN Group Business Awards 2016 at the Low Wood Hotel, Windermere

 Host: BBC head of media Amol Rajan photographed at Broadcasting House, London is due to present the inaugural in-cumbria Business Awards PHIL RIGBY
Host: BBC head of media Amol Rajan photographed at Broadcasting House, London is due to present the inaugural in-cumbria Business Awards PHIL RIGBY
Shining stars of business world to be celebrated at new in-Cumbria awards
THE very best of business in Cumbria is set to be celebrated at an awards ceremony brought to you by the team behind the county's top business magazine.

Response: Councillor Ben Berry

 Response: Councillor Ben Berry
Response: Councillor Ben Berry
U-turn over 'dangerous' ferry ticket machines
A COUNCIL U-turn has allowed passengers to purchase tickets aboard the Windermere Ferry, months after £10,000 ticket machines were installed.

ROBERT DOWNEY JR: Robert Downey Jr

 ROBERT DOWNEY JR: Robert Downey Jr
ROBERT DOWNEY JR: Robert Downey Jr
Do you remember when...
10 years ago

Sentence: Furness Magistrates' Court

 Sentence: Furness Magistrates' Court
Sentence: Furness Magistrates' Court
South Cumbria thug beat woman and broke £300 phone
A THUG who beat a woman and destroyed her £300 iPhone 6s will carry out 100 hours unpaid work.

Exercise: A family enjoying the great outdoors

Scenic: The top of Brant Fell

VIVIENNE CROW

Rugged: Tarn Hows with Wetherlam behind

VIVIENNE CROW

Heart: Half of people in the north west are at risk of coronary heart disease, according to the British Heart Foundation

 Exercise: A family enjoying the great outdoors
Exercise: A family enjoying the great outdoors
North West has a fitness phobia, new figures show
THE North West is the most physically inactive region in the UK, with as many as 85,000 Cumbrians not getting enough exercise, new figures have revealed.

Recognition: Sue Coulson, with her IoD award

 Recognition: Sue Coulson, with her IoD award
Recognition: Sue Coulson, with her IoD award
Businesswoman flying the flag for Cumbria with win at Manchester awards ceremony
ONE of south Cumbria's most prominent businesswomen has now been crowned one of the best in the north west.

Campaign trail: Labour Party candidates and members gather outside Cumbria County Council's headquarters to launch their party's manifesto ahead of the May elections PAULA THANNER

 Campaign trail: Labour Party candidates and members gather outside Cumbria County Council's headquarters to launch their party's manifesto ahead of the May elections PAULA THANNER
Campaign trail: Labour Party candidates and members gather outside Cumbria County Council's headquarters to launch their party's manifesto ahead of the May elections PAULA THANNER
Labour to launch Cumbria manifesto
PREPARATIONS are under way for Labour to unveil its vision for Cumbria ahead of next month’s county council elections.

Accolade: The Yard Kitchen, Penrith, who won Cafe of the Year at the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards. Pictured are Adam Ferguson, second left, Luke Morgan and Rebecca Ferguson with sponsor Andy Scott, Enterprise Answers, left and host Prue Leith

Top produce: Bells of Lazonby, winners of the Food Producer of the Year award. Representatives Sally Kidd, second left and Carolyn Nichol with sponsor Danny Martin, Westmorland Family and host Prue Leith

Appetite for success: Winners on stage at the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards 2017, at Kendal College

Rising to the occasion: Peace and Loaf Bakehouse, Barrow in Furness, winners of the Best Specialist Food Retailer award. Pictured are Lucas Hogg and Caroline Davis with sponsor Phil Gowling, left, H&H Reeds Printers, and host Prue Leith

Starring role: Awards host Prue Leith

Brews brothers: Luke Jackson and Bruce Brown from Bruce and Luke's Coffee, Carlisle

Time to celebrate: Chef Hrishikesh Desai celebrating his Best Newcomer award

Special event: Emma Lindsay, Sarren Moynan,Michael Glarvey and Angela Lameira; all from sponsor Luuxx

 Accolade: The Yard Kitchen, Penrith, who won Cafe of the Year at the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards. Pictured are Adam Ferguson, second left, Luke Morgan and Rebecca Ferguson with sponsor Andy Scott, Enterprise Answers, left and host Prue Leith
Accolade: The Yard Kitchen, Penrith, who won Cafe of the Year at the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards. Pictured are Adam Ferguson, second left, Luke Morgan and Rebecca Ferguson with sponsor Andy Scott, Enterprise Answers, left and host Prue Leith
Galaxy of foodie stars gather for celebration of best in Cumbria food and drink
CHEFS, restaurateurs, producers and some of the biggest names from the county’s food scene came together for the sixth Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards.

Guest: The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith will be hosting the 2017 Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards

Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

On the rise: Caroline Davis and Lucas Hogg from Peace and Loaf

LINDSEY DICKINGS

Nominee: Simon Rogan of Rogan and Company in Cartmel

Contender: The Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite

Recognition: Caroline Davis and Lucas Hogg, of Peace and Loaf Bakehouse in Barrow

LINDSEY DICKINGS

Dish: Food from Forest Side

 Guest: The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith will be hosting the 2017 Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire
Guest: The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith will be hosting the 2017 Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire
Lakes Michelin-starred chefs and a Barrow bakery among finalists competing for awards
THE sixth Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards take place this week with newly announced Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith hosting the event.

Blaze of glory: Firefighters who helped put out the blaze at the Queens Head, Troutbeck, with Robinsons managing director William Robinson, Simon Taylor, Robinsons retail operations manager, and landlady and landlord Samantha and Mark Robinson

Aftermath: Firefighters damp down the ruined Queens Head Hotel in Troutbeck after fire swept through the old building in June 2014 MILTON HAWORTH

Inferno: Fire sweeps through the old building PAMELA BEATY

Best bar none: The iconic bar at the Queens Head

Character: One of the original fireplaces at The Queens Head

Hearty meals: The Queens Head Platter – a new addition to the Queens Head’s menu

Revamp: One of the remodelled bedrooms at the Queens Head

 Blaze of glory: Firefighters who helped put out the blaze at the Queens Head, Troutbeck, with Robinsons managing director William Robinson, Simon Taylor, Robinsons retail operations manager, and landlady and landlord Samantha and Mark Robinson
Blaze of glory: Firefighters who helped put out the blaze at the Queens Head, Troutbeck, with Robinsons managing director William Robinson, Simon Taylor, Robinsons retail operations manager, and landlady and landlord Samantha and Mark Robinson
Fire-ravaged South Lakes pub reopens its doors after £2m refit
AN iconic village pub has opened its doors for the first time since a devastating fire three years ago.

Goal-getter: Evie Turner netted twice for Windermere against Lancaster and Morecambe CHRIS WEST

Player-of-the-match: Windermere's Hannah Clark on the attack against Lancaster and Morecambe CHRIS WEST

Under attack: Goal-scorer Lucy Hill threatens the Lancaster and Morecambe goal for Windermere CHRIS WEST

Take a Bowe: Victoria Bowe takes the ball away from a Lancaster and Morecambe player CHRIS WEST

Coming through: Windermere's Caitlan Taylor weaves past the Lancaster and Morecambe defence CHRIS WEST

Stick skills: Windermere's Katie Harrison CHRIS WEST

Run free: Chloe Balmer attacks for Windermere CHRIS WEST

Hands-out: Windermere's Sally Harrison at full stretch CHRIS WEST

Goalmouth action: Windermere's Kitty Brownell on the attack CHRIS WEST

In the clear: Windermere's Katie Harrison finds space CHRIS WEST

Under pressure: Lucy Hill shields the ball CHRIS WEST

Stick with it: Caitlan Taylor challenges for possession CHRIS WEST

Pass it on: Evie Turner on the ball for Windermere CHRIS WEST

Where to now?: Windermere's Evie Turner looks for options CHRIS WEST

Captain's role: Windermere skipper Hannah Clark fires the ball inCHRIS WEST

 Goal-getter: Evie Turner netted twice for Windermere against Lancaster and Morecambe CHRIS WEST
Goal-getter: Evie Turner netted twice for Windermere against Lancaster and Morecambe CHRIS WEST
PICTURE SPECIAL: Windermere miss out on promotion despite last-day win
WINDERMERE Ladies missed out on promotion by the narrowest of margins despite ending the season with victory.

MAN'S BEST FRIEND - Eight pairs of dog and owner will battle it out to be crowned champions of the BBC series Me and My Dog.

Claire Witkin - BBC Pictures

TEAM TERRIER - Andrew Paterson will be competing with his Border Terrier, Betty

TEAMING UP - Naturalist and Broadcatser Chris Packham with Behavioural expert Sian Ryan

Photographer: Harry Atkinson

Claire Witkin - BBC Pictures

 MAN'S BEST FRIEND - Eight pairs of dog and owner will battle it out to be crowned champions of the BBC series Me and My Dog.
Claire Witkin - BBC Pictures
MAN'S BEST FRIEND - Eight pairs of dog and owner will battle it out to be crowned champions of the BBC series Me and My Dog.
Canine capers in the Lake District with new BBC series
CANINE companions and their intrepid owners will be put to the test in a new series of Me and My Dog: The Ultimate Contest .

Slots to offer: Frankie Bailey, of Bailey's Amusement Arcade JON GRANGER

All change: Cumbrian-born Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark, from Windermere

Upgrades: Bailey's Amusement Arcade JON GRANGER

High-tech: A new 12-sided £1 coin

 Slots to offer: Frankie Bailey, of Bailey's Amusement Arcade JON GRANGER
Slots to offer: Frankie Bailey, of Bailey's Amusement Arcade JON GRANGER
Cumbria engraver does a Sterling job for new pound coin
CUMBRIA has embraced change as the new pound coin came into force.

Starring role: Top chef Steven Doherty is set to inspire young chefs at the new culinary academy

Lap of luxury: An artist's impression of the new Low Wood Bay

 Starring role: Top chef Steven Doherty is set to inspire young chefs at the new culinary academy
Starring role: Top chef Steven Doherty is set to inspire young chefs at the new culinary academy
New culinary course gives aspiring chefs recipe for success
ASPIRING chefs will be able to kick-start their careers thanks to a new catering course run by a leading hotel group.

Brand: Joseph Lanzante in his Clitheroe shop

Team: Barbershop manager Kevin Froggatt, left, and Joseph Lanzante outside The Original Barber

 Brand: Joseph Lanzante in his Clitheroe shop
Brand: Joseph Lanzante in his Clitheroe shop
Barber to show he's a cut above
AN internationally-renowned barber and a Windermere barbershop have teamed up to create a luxury experience in men’s grooming.
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