The Westmorland Gazette /news/
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THE dramatic rescue of a South Lakeland man after a high-speed bike crash features in the new series of the popular reality TV programme, Helicopter ER.
Dorothy C. Maguire (nee Coles) remembers her six pence a week, pocket money
SIGNAL Cinema at Barrow launches a new film season on Thursday, August 31 (7.30pm) that celebrates some of the best LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) films from around the world. Opening with the Bafta-winning comedy Pride (15), starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton, which tells the true story of the unlikely union between striking miners and gay activists in a Welsh mining town in 1984, Signal Pride! showcases one film a month from August to December. September features the coming-of-age film Tomboy (U), directed by celebrated French filmmaker Celine Sciamma. For full details visit www.signalfilmandmedia.co.uk.
Words from the Wildwood by Robert Gambles, £12
I WONDER how many of us remember the polio epidemic of the 1950s, when the virus left thousands of people needing to spend sometimes years in an iron lung, which would do their breathing for them.