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2014-09-16 12:25:26

The Town of Windermere hosts the first annual Family Health Festival with over 50 exhibitors, health screenings, demonstrations, fitness activities, entertainment, door prizes and a scavenger hunt

2014-08-15 23:01:14

Free family event to feature food, music and “Kicks for Kids,” a back-to-school sneaker drive for low-income youth Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014

Study Compares Genetics Of Three Commercially Farmed Sheep Breeds
2014-01-30 10:03:52

A new study highlights surprising differences between Herdwick sheep and their closest neighboring UK upland breeds.

2013-05-03 23:02:50

National Moving Company to Host Hospitality Tent at National Rowing Event in Seattle. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Gentle

2010-12-17 00:00:44

In order to run a windfarm valued at £1bn 60 new full time jobs will be created. (PRWeb UK) December 16, 2010 In order to run a windfarm valued at £1bn 60 new full time jobs will be created.

2008-09-29 21:00:31

The one-year-old suffered multiple skull fractures in the incident outside her home in Walney, Barrow-in-Furness.She was taken to Furness General Hospital for treatment before being transferred by air ambulance to Pendlebury Hospital in Manchester, where she was last night in a critical condition.A Cumbria Police spokesman said: "It would appear the little girl's injuries were sustained as a result of a tragic accident." (c) 2008 Yorkshire Post.

2008-09-29 00:00:24

News in brief ACCIDENT A toddler was in a critical condition in Pendlebury Hospital in Manchester after suffering multiple skull fractures when she was struck by a car in the driveway of her home in Walney, Barrow-in-Furness. It is thought the car reversed over her.

2008-09-20 21:00:12

A DATABASE has been launched in Cumbria to help planners and developers gauge the impact of developments on the natural environment.

2008-08-08 03:00:28

Music lover Richard Cradduck, 76, gave himself a great sendoff at his own funeral when his taped voice rang out at the service in St James's Church in Whitehaven, Cumbria. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-05 09:00:17

TRANSPORT firm Stobart Group yesterday said it was extending the option to purchase Carlisle airport for a further six months at a cost of GBP 50,000. Stobart proposed in March to enter into an option to acquire the airport for up to GBP 15 million.


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Herdwick
2014-10-10 08:58:14

The Herdwick is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to North West England and was named from the Old Norse term herdvyck, which means sheep pasture. Its origin is unknown, but it is thought that the ancestors of this breed were brought to the area by Norse settlers between the tenth and eleventh centuries. Another theory suggests that its ancestors were introduced to the area after a Spanish Armada crashed. Despite its unknown origin, this breed has been important to the Lake District...

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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.