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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Final Cumbria homes without power to be restored this evening

50059393B013 POWER is still out at 150 homes in Cumbria, following severe storms.
Watch the video (16 comments)

Gable end falls from Barrow house in high winds

EM Gable end falls from Barrow house 120214/1624682_10151978479516234_731579032_n.jpg A GABLE end has fallen from a house in Barrow as high winds continue to batter the town. (2 comments)

Tiny dancers appear on Barrow stage in Disney movie extravaganza

50059283B003.jpgnp TINY dancers took to the stage to perform Disney movie classics after only a month of training.

Barrow soldier killed 'serving Queen and country'

S99639B.jpgds THE family of a dedicated Barrow soldier killed by a Taliban gunman paid tribute to “heroic” efforts to save his life following an inquest.

Cumbria lake becomes pool as hundreds take plunge

EM Big Chill Swim 2014/50058911B001.jpg THE lanes marked in the water made a section of England’s longest lake resemble a swimming pool – albeit an icy cold one in temperatures of less than 6C.

Davina McCall says late sister gave her strength for dramatic Cumbria lake swim

EM Davina on her bike DAVINA McCall has told how her late sister – and God – gave her the strength to get through an exhausting and agonising effort to swim across Windermere in Cumbria (6 comments)

Cumbria celebrity chef event ends with spectacular finale

EM Joel Jackson 11 DOZENS of satisfied diners enjoyed a gourmet treat in Cumbria on the third and final night of this weekend's celebrity chefs fundraiser.

Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Sunbeam fired up for the first time in 50 years

EM Sunbeam 1 Sir Malcolm Campbell’s record breaking 350hp Sunbeam was fired up on Wednesday January 29, the first time it has been heard in public in over 50 years.

Man bailed into NHS care following stand-off with Barrow Police

50057653B000 A MAN who stood on a roof in Barrow for four hours throwing tiles and bricks into the road has been bailed into NHS care. (38 comments)

Dalton Christmas lights switch on

EM Dalton Christmas lights switch on 2013/0358003_004.jpg DALTON proved once again it was the Christmas capital of Furness as the spectacular nativity parade wound its way through the town on Sunday.

Barrow Hairy Biker Dave Myers thanks fans and reveals he will return for Strictly Come Dancing final

50055908B000 STRICTLY Come Dancing star and Barrow hero Dave Myers has thanked Evening Mail readers for their support during his time on the BBC show.

Cumbria families speak of anguish over Philippines typhoon horror

P03446 A MEMBER of the Furness Filipino community is grieving the loss of a loved one who was killed in Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines.

It's A Knock Out in Barrow Park

EM It SLIPPING and sliding was the name of the game when teams did battle in Barrow Park.

Millom dad reunited with his sister after 60 years

S23187B AFTER almost 60 years of wondering what became of his baby sister, a former sailor from Millom is “still recovering” from the shock of an unexpected reunion.

Cost of booze-fuelled crime in Cumbria revealed

EM Booze video still POLICE chiefs have spelled out the staggering cost of alcohol abuse in Cumbria, with the tab to tackle drink-fuelled crime totalling £22m a year.
Click here to watch a video from Cumbria Police of alcohol fuelled violence caught on CCTV (2 comments)

Derailed nuclear train in Barrow

EM Train derailed between Barrow and Roose/photo_5.jpg A RECOVERY operation was continuing this morning to remove a derailed nuclear train in Barrow. (28 comments)

Celebration for BAE Systems Barrow submarine’s christening

50053578B000 THE latest super sub to be built in Barrow has been christened during a dramatic naming ceremony.

Ulverston Lantern Procession 2013

E17637.jpg_015 ULVERSTON’S cobbled streets were illuminated with hundreds of lanterns as the annual festival snaked its way through the streets.

Worldwide appeal made after theft of BMW sportscar in Barrow

S17192B TWO car thieves made off with a £19,000 sportscar after asking to take it for a test drive. (6 comments)

Lowick Show 2013

EM Lowick Show 2013/50053095B001.jpg_003.JPG A COUNTRY show has been hailed a great success – despite being dogged by wet weather for the second successive year.

No regrets over way Stuart Hyde suspension was handled - Cumbria police and crime commissioner

Richard Rhodes photo WITH VIDEO Cumbria's police and crime commissioner Richard Rhodes has no regrets over the way in which the suspension of his temporary chief constable Stuart Hyde was handled. (37 comments)

BAE Systems Barrow shipyard buoyed with good news at keel-laying ceremony

50051088B004 BARROW shipyard had double reason to celebrate on the day a ceremony was held to officially mark the start of construction of BAE Systems’ latest nuclear-powered super sub.

Wait is finally over for Cumbria A-Level pupils

EM Barrow Sixth Form College A-Level results day 2013/50052250B004.jpg THE nervous wait came to an end for students in Cumbria who finally received their all-important A-Level results. (4 comments)

South Cumbria GCSE results - including video and 70 picture slideshow

EM GCSE results 2013 - Cartmel School/50052523B000.jpg THE results below show passes for GCSE or equivalent at grades A*-G; .5 denotes a GCSE Short Course pass.

Barrow shop assistant offered advice on how to take sachets marked ‘not for human consumption’

50050334B000 LEGAL highs are sold on the pretence they are not for human consumption. (4 comments)

Man rescued from quicksand off Barrow

50051162B005 A DRAMATIC rescue took place on Friday after a man became stuck in quicksand off the Barrow coast.

Barrow traffic slowed down by swan

EM Swan video slide MOTORISTS in Barrow are used to being wary of wildfowl waddling along with their young between Ormsgill Reservoir and their favourite patches of grass - but yesterday it was a lonely swan slowing the traffic.

Roads around Barrow gas explosion home to be closed for at least three weeks

50050145B001 ROADS around a Barrow home ripped apart by a gas explosion are due to be closed for at least three weeks. (16 comments)

Furness College’s grand opening

EM Furness College grand opening/50049571B000.jpg_041.jpg AWESTRUCK families marvelled at walking and talking robots and enjoyed a host of interactive activities while exploring world class facilities on their doorstep. (4 comments)

Thousands take Windermere plunge for Great North Swim

EM Great North Swim 2013/50049574B000.jpg EMOTION and elation filled swimming enthusiasts as they crossed the finish pontoon at the UK’s biggest open water swimming event in the most spectacular of settings. (1 comment)

Meet Misty, possibly the cleverest dog in Cumbria - or should that be the world?

50049164B004 IS THIS the smartest dog in Cumbria - or even the world? (1 comment)

Keswick to Barrow 2013

50048005B009 DUTY called even for the delighted winner of the 47th Keswick to Barrow – who rushed home to his three-week-old baby daughter after demolishing the field. (1 comment)

Heart scare survivor Fabrice Muamba ‘honoured’ to back Barrow campaign

50047721B002 IT’S not often that a former Premiership star visits Barrow. (3 comments)

Barrow soldier missing mountains of Cumbria

S07034B A SOLDIER serving a six-month tour of Afghanistan has sent a message back home to his friends and family.

Barrow Market music fun

50046690B001 SHOPPERS in Barrow Market were pleasantly surprised to find themselves serenaded by the inspirational youngster behind a unique charity.

CCTV appears to show man stealing charity collection box from Windermere pub

EM Charity box theft video slide THIS shocking footage appears to show the moment a man stole a charity collection box from a Windermere pub – in plain view of a CCTV camera.

Barrow bids farewell to fallen hero

EM David Shaw funeral HUNDREDS of mourners turned out to say goodbye to soldier David Shaw at an emotional funeral in Barrow. (28 comments)

Barrow flash mob brings splash of colour to town centre

EM Barrow Harlem Shake flash mob/50044591B002.jpg HUNDREDS of young people brought Barrow town centre to a standstill on Saturday with an impromptu dance routine.

Film tells history of 92-coin Furness Viking hoard

50043202B000 A NEW documentary featuring graphic re-enactments is set to transport viewers back to the times when marauding Vikings ruled the Furness peninsula.

Barrow Island pupils take a sneak peek

50041691B000 AMAZED pupils and staff have been given a sneak preview inside their modernised school building.

Man arrested outside Furness Magistrates' Court

50041450B003 A MAN with mental health issues was arrested outside court after using foul language in front of magistrates.

Sir Bobby Charlton hails Furness College students

50041670B001 AS a lifelong Manchester United fan I am not afraid to admit I had a few jitters before meeting one of the club’s greatest legends – Sir Bobby Charlton. (1 comment)

Boss could clean up with bug killer

50041263B003 MARK WILDING is onto something. And it could be big. You may soon be finding his product – called LumiBio – in our hospitals and care homes. On the desk in his Barrow office is the reason why.
Click here to watch the video

Pair in eight-hour South Lakes mountain rescue only had page from guide

S92341B AN ill-prepared group of walkers prompted an eight-hour rescue in heavy rain and darkness after setting off into the mountains armed with just a page from a guidebook. (5 comments)

Coniston blaze drama on boat sinks bid for record

50040678B000 A BOAT went up in flames after attempting a world record on Coniston Water. (2 comments)

Barrow road reopens after crash

EM County coach builders crash 151012/50039766B000.jpg AN ELDERLY woman was injured in a three-car crash on Park Road in Barrow yesterday. (7 comments)

Bash raises cash for stroke victim

EM Big night out - Mike LOCAL bands The Chevrons and Collie Stewart and the Roomers played at a charity event at the Cemetery Cottages in Barrow last week to raise funds for stroke victim Mike Atkinson.
Click here to see the slideshow and find out how you can send us pictures from your big night out to be included in the paper

Dalton Paralympian visits his former school

50038892B002 PARALYMPIAN Charlie Walker inspired children at a visit to his old school.

Dalton evacuees flee to ‘safety’

50039024B002 TIME travelling school children took a mystery train ride to learn more about the Second World War.

Fame could be on cards for street magician Lee from Askam

50037944B000 A STREET magician whose reputation is growing by the day dazzled shoppers with tricks from his remarkable repertoire. (4 comments)

Ulverston Lantern Festival

EM Ulverston Lantern festival 2012/50038540B000.jpg CROWDS lined Ulverston’s cobbled streets as thousands more lit up the night with an array of colourful lanterns.

GCSE exam cam

Exam Cam at UVHS for the GCSE Results Students from Ulverston Victoria High School talk about their GCSE results

A-Level exam cam

Exam Cam at Barrow Sixth Form for the A-Level Results Students from Barrow Sixth Form College talk about their A-Level results

Hail stones in Barrow

EM Stephanie Marshall hail stone video slide Video recorded by reader Stephanie Marshall

Cumbria police ask public to help identify man in video

EM Ambleside fell assault video still Police officers in Windermere have released footage which shows a man being assaulted in an effort to trace the person involved.

Lakes got Talent - Ulverston auditions

EM Lakes got Talent logo Video from the Lakes Got Talent auditions held at Ford Park in Ulverston on Saturday 14 July.
Click here to watch

Lakes got Talent - Barrow auditions

EM Lakes got Talent logo Video from the Lakes Got Talent auditions held at St. Paul's Scout Hall in Barrow on Sunday 22 July.
Click here to watch

Car falls 10ft after rolling off Barrow drive

S82636B A CAR rolled off a driveway and fell 10ft over a ledge. (2 comments)

Tornado hits Millom

EM Tornado video slide FREAK weather hit Millom as residents captured stunning footage of a tornado hurtling over the town. (20 comments)

Barrow Carnival

EM Barrow Carnival 2012/50035560B000.jpg_001.jpg HUNDREDS of people lined the streets to watch the Barrow carnival parade on Saturday.

Barrow town centre video

EM Barrow town centre video screen grab Barrow Traders’ Association has released a video made by a lecturer and students of Furness College as part of their bid for a £1m Mary Portas pilot grant being offered by the government to boost ailing town centre trade.

£1.4million of drugs seized in Cumbria

EM Detective Superintendent Andy Slattery Cumbria Police have released a video on Youtube with Detective Superintendent Andy Slattery speaking about drugs seized in Cumbria & keeping people safe.
Click here to watch the video

Dowdales School pupils tackle tobacco through film competition

EM Dowdales smoking film makers SIXTY young people from Dowdales School took part in an innovative anti-tobacco filmmaking workshop as part of the Cut Films North West 2012 Short Film Competition this week.
Click here to watch a Youtube video which introduces the competition featuring T4 presenter Will Best

Barrow storm sparks flood chaos

EM Flooding pics 280612/S81671B RESIDENTS and motorists in Barrow and across South Cumbria faced flash floods after a storm struck the area on Thursday 28 June. (14 comments)

Barrow gym owner lays down challenge to anyone to lift 100kg weight

50035428B001 BARROVIAN bodybuilders have been set a new challenge after Evolution Gym added two new 100kg dumbbells to its collection. (6 comments)

Box of kittens dumped at the side of a busy Barrow road

50035378B000 A GROUP of helpless newborn kittens were left to fend for themselves at the side of a busy road.

Barrow storm sparks flood chaos

EM Flooding pics 280612/S81671B RESIDENTS and motorists in Barrow and across South Cumbria faced flash floods after a storm struck the area on Thursday 28 June. (14 comments)

Only way is up for young filmmaker Russell

S80459B LAKES filmmaker Russell Peet has had his short film, Up and Over, accepted at film festivals worldwide. He tells CLAIRE CRISP about his hopes for the film and the future

Thousands come to see Olympic torch light South Lakes

50035211B000 THOUSANDS of people turned out on Thursday evening to welcome the Olympic torch to Bowness – despite torrential rain!
Click here to see the slideshow and find out how you can send us pictures from your big night out to be included in the paper

Les Commandos Percu spectacle of drums and fireworks at Windermere

EM Les Commandos Percu - On the night shift/50035211B024.jpg THE stunning scenery of the Lake District provided the perfect backdrop for a spectacular display of drumming, dance and fireworks.

Murderer jailed for at least 27 years

EM Terrence Armer mugshot A MURDERER who doused a woman in white spirit and set fire to her after she cut off contact with him has been sent to prison for a minimum of 27 years.

The Duke of York celebrates innovative Ulverston and Barrow firms

EM Prince Andrew, the Duke of York visits Forge Europa in Ulverston/50034279B016.jpg HIS Royal Highness the Duke of York toasted high-tech industries in Furness as he opened two new company buildings. (4 comments)

Windermere boat set to take part in Jubilee celebrations

50034181B003 A SOUTH Lakes boat weighing nearly 10 tonnes is heading to London to take part in the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.

Keswick to Barrow

EM Keswick to Barrow walk 2012/50033485B000 THOUSANDS of walkers and runners tackled the gruelling 40-mile Keswick to Barrow and 23-mile Coniston to Barrow events on Saturday to raise what is expected to be a record amount of money, writes NATALIE CHAPPLES (2 comments)

Become the North West Evening Mail's new business editor

Are you as at home in the boardroom as you are in the newsroom? Then you might be the person we're looking for.
Click here to watch the video

Red squirrel feeding at Grasmere

EM Red squirrel feeding at Grasmere A THREATENED species has been captured on film. Staff at the National Trust's office in Grasmere captured this bold red squirrel on camera.

Treasure hoard location revealed

S51195B A COLLECTION of Viking treasure found in Furness last year has gone on public exhibition for the first time.

Motorists facing a fuel crisis as pumps run dry

50031766B000 PETROL stations ran dry as panic buyers continued to queue at the pumps ahead of potential fuel strikes. (12 comments)

Coniston 14 pulls in record entries

EM Coniston 14 2012/50031829B000.jpg PERFECT weather conditions set the scene for a record-breaking number of runners to take on the prestigious Coniston 14 road race.

Ceremony marks start of £22.5m Furness Academy plan

50031608B000 STUDENTS, and potential future pupils, of Barrow’s academy performed a sod-cutting ceremony to mark the start of construction of the £22.5m school. (4 comments)

Ulverston paedophile’s assaults devastated communities

S67892B fr.jpg A PAEDOPHILE who snatched four little girls from the street before sexually abusing and dumping them has been jailed for 16 years.

Police name man who died following industrial accident

50030931B005 POLICE have identified the man who died after an accident at a Barrow industrial estate. (9 comments)

Principal shows he is a class act as the Gruffalo

50031426B004 AMAZED students encountered a real life Gruffalo in the classroom. (2 comments)

Protesters gather in bid to save Windermere Canada Geese from cull

50030875B001 ALL they were saying was ‘give geese a chance’. (10 comments)

Ulverston widow slams firm for husband’s Barrow death

0524005 A GRIEVING widow has blasted the £15,000 fine handed to a company which admitted failing to protect her husband’s safety at work.

WRESTLING: G Ring Promotions, Ulverston

EM Wrestling - ALP V Nightmare At G Ring Promotions: Evolved the "One Man Army" A.L.P made his in-ring debut, facing the masked sensation Nightmare in a Falls Count Anywhere match!

‘Joseph was a diamond, tonight Barrow you shine so bright’

50030581B001 THE skies across Barrow were lit up in a spectacular lantern tribute for a teenager who died in an accident a week earlier.

Darts star Taylor powers up in Ulverston

EM Phil Taylor in Ulverston/50029804B002.jpg DARTS fans were treated to a night of high-class entertainment when the world’s greatest player toed the oche in Ulverston.

Mob shows how Bee Gees hit could help save lives

50030289B002 CLASSIC disco hit Staying Alive played loud around Barrow town centre as a popular TV advert was re-created to push the message about giving the best CPR resuscitation technique. (1 comment)

‘HS2 must go to the north’

P580992 THE government is duty bound to extend a high-speed rail link into the north, an MP has claimed. (1 comment)

Furness Academy’s £22.5m vision finally to become reality

S67802B WORK on the new £22.5m Furness Academy building is set to start in March. (12 comments)

South Cumbria family wins lottery

EM Karen and Anthony Shaw 1 A Grange family today spoke of their delight at winning £1m on the lottery. (6 comments)

Learning in luxury

EM New Furness College building opens/50028365B000.jpg_001.jpg STUDENTS were taken aback as they walked through the doors of their state-of-the-art £41m new college for the first time yesterday. NATALIE CHAPPLES reports. (17 comments)

Entrepreneurs take on dragons

EM LBA presentations/50027719B000.jpg_001.jpg ENTERPRISING young people and ambitious entrepreneurs wowed the judges in a business competition.

Evening Mail Christmas Carol Service 2011

EM Evening Mail Christmas Carol Service/50027806B005.jpg MUSIC and drama made for a special night at the Evening Mail Christmas Carol Service.

Community pulls together for Bailey

50027660B000 AN injured boy is delighted by his new football-themed bedroom, created with the help of the kind-hearted community so he can return home for Christmas.

HMS Ocean crew record special Christmas video

EM HMS Ocean Christmas video "All I want for Christmas is you" The crew of the HMS Ocean, which was fitted out in Barrow, have made a video to celebrate the fact that they'll be home in time for Christmas.

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