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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Famous face Monty gets ‘huge pleasure’ from return to Holker

0487387 GARDENING guru Monty Don was back in the South Lakes at the weekend.

Circus fun in the Barrow sun

0487408.jpg BARROW went head to head against Britain’s Got Talent at the weekend – and wasn’t remotely found wanting.

Flookburgh’s golden day as Olympic gold medallist Adrian Moorhouse opens new swimming pool

0487154 OLYMPIC Gold medallist Adrian Moorhouse flew into Flookburgh to cut the ribbon on a new £2.3m swimming pool.

Dalton animal park to treble in size

0486941 AMBITIOUS plans to expand Dalton zoo to three times its original size would see it become an even bigger tourist draw. (14 comments)

Barrow pupils’ protest: we can stop academy

0486758 STUDENTS behind the academy protest say they are overwhelmed with the amount of support they have received, and believe it can help them stop the scheduled September opening.

Emergency services learn how to cope with chemical warfare in Barrow

0486735 VISITORS and patients at Furness General Hospital could easily have been forgiven for thinking that a major disaster had taken place.

Ward off the blues with Tai Chi

em tai chi HOW often can any of us ever claim to take time out from our busy schedules? Quality time out, as opposed to zoning out in front of the TV? Tai Chi instructor Chris Shaw is giving us the opportunity to do just that.

Word on the street is the circus is coming to Barrow

0486238 IF all the world’s a stage James Macpherson’s is condensed to a seven-foot diameter which he shares with two palm trees and a lobster. Anything that doesn’t fit in the back of his van is superfluous. (1 comment)

Video from the first race meeting at Cartmel

em cartmel Click on the headline above to watch a video from Cartmel Races first meeting of the year.

Winning ways for wedding couple at Cartmel Races

0486341 A BARROW couple were winners in more ways than one when they celebrated their wedding at Cartmel Racecourse.

Barrow beauty wins Miss Cumbria

Miss Cumbria 2009 photo A BARROW beauty was today celebrating being crowned Miss Cumbria. (1 comment)

Huge cruise ship sails into Barrow dock

0486100.jpg A 30,000-TONNE cruise ship with more than 600 passengers became the first liner to visit Barrow port for three years. Watch the video here. (27 comments)

Pupils have fun down on the farm

0478832 ANNIE the milking cow is just like one of the class. Pupils at Newton Primary School first met the four-year-old Holstein at their summer fair when she was just a one-week-old calf.

Ken Dodd unveils Laurel and Hardy statue in Ulverston

0481150.jpg THOUSANDS of people descended on Ulverston to witness the unveiling of the Laurel and Hardy statue.

Ronnie the Rabbit a big hit

0479562 CHILDREN came face-to-face with cute creatures during an Easter workshop at a Barrow store.

Morris dancers wow crowds

0480372 FURNESS Morris dancers wowed the crowds in glorious weather with a traditional play that dates back to 1963.

Furness Model Railway Exhibition

em trains HUNDREDS of visitors flocked to Forum 28 in Barrow on Saturday to the first day of Furness Model Railway Club’s 47th annual exhibition yesterday.

Taking a bow for the Bard at Dowdales

0476892 TWO hundred talented pupils took to the stage to celebrate the works of William Shakespeare.

Masterclass for Furness business

em Harry Knowles The Enterprise Masterclass ‘Reaching Out to a Global Audience’ – held at the Waterside House Enterprise Hub in Barrow on 2 April 2009 enabled over 40 retail and commercial business owners to see the potential benefits of combining traditional retail marketing with the Internet to increase opportunity to reach a global customer base.

Barrow gives Beverley Hughes a lesson on ‘donk’ music

GOVERNMENT minister Beverley Hughes ended a top-level tour of the area by listening to some ‘donk’ dance music.

Drug cops swoop in Barrow, Dalton and Ulverston dawn raids

0479987.jpg THE Evening Mail was on the front line with police in the war against drugs. We joined 55 police officers on Operation Arrowhead.

Army challenge for Mail journalist

0477604.jpg Robert Johnson spends a day training with the army.

Barrow’s bride and joy

0477760.jpg The Designer Wedding Show, which took place at Barrow’s Forum 28 yesterday, is the first of two annual wedding shows in the town that makes organising your special day as easy as saying “I do”.

Fury friends weigh in on Burlington maths lesson

0478482.jpg THIS was certainly a maths lesson with a difference.

Proud traditions come to fore at HMS Audacious keel laying ceremony

em keel laying MANY of the 800 workers who lined Devonshire Dock Hall’s vast platforms for yesterday’s keel laying ceremony witnessed a scene also played out before their parents and grandparents.

Cluck-clique every trip

0476999.jpg WHAT came first, the chicken or the egg?

Why Wii have a new lease of life

wii IT was bound to happen – as soon as my 88-year-old nanna unwrapped her shiny new Wii at Christmas, I knew I was in for a pasting.
Watch the video

Classy cars cruise into Barrow

0473226.jpg BEEFED up body work, tuned engines, blinged up wheels and paint jobs, and superb sound systems.

Police swoop in Cumbria poaching crackdown

0470748 MORE than a dozen bags of venison and an air gun have been seized from a Millom home following a police crackdown on poaching.

Baboons at South Lakes Wild Animal Park

em baboon PLAYFUL primates are recycling a Christmas tree in a novel way.

KORBR colours laid up at ceremony

Korbr colours photo Marching into history... The book was finally closed on the illustrious history of Cumbria’s former King’s Own Royal Border Regiment (KORBR) when its colours were laid up in an emotional service at Carlisle Cathedral.

Police drive vehicle safety message home in Barrow

em orwell MOTORISTS were stopped during a crackdown on faulty vehicles. A total of 25 vehicles were stopped in Barrow on Saturday evening for a number of transgressions, such as having overly large exhaust pipes and tinted windows.

Climbers praised by mountain rescuers

0470124 MOUNTAIN rescuers have commended two climbers who continued to trek down a fellside after one suffered a broken leg.

Campbell's Bluebird to return to water at Coniston

Bluebird Restoration IT’S bewildering to think that this hunk of steelwork, rivets and sculpted metal was the boat in which Donald Campbell made history.

Pianist Adam, 11, steps in to save Christmas play

0463865 A FURNESS pupil is a hero after stepping in to save his school’s Christmas play.

Firefighters tackle farm blaze

Farm Fire A MASSIVE blaze ripped through a farmhouse and barn today threatening to blow up 3,000 litres of diesel and gas canisters.

Danny’s songs

A0046175 UNHEARD recordings of the late, legendary Danny Patterson are set to be released 10 years after they were performed.

Christmas drink driving campaign

Drink driving poster THE annual festive drink drive crackdown has kicked off with some hard hitting messages for motorists.

Cartoonist Higgins reveals his secrets at Burlington school

0453241 IT'S not every day you get to see how a national award-winning cartoonist creates his cartoons which appear in the Evening Mail six days a week.

Councillors to agree on green waste plants

Lochar Moss inside WE all produce it, but when it comes to dealing with waste it’s most often a case of “want not”.

Barrow Christmas Lights Switch-On

0460065 THE Hairy Bikers got Barrow in the Christmas spirit at the weekend with the big lights switch-on.

Remembrance day 2008

Remembrance Service Barrow 0457944 HUNDREDS of people turned out at Barrow’s Remembrance Day service to mark the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day

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