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Stunning images capture Lakeland Festival of Light

Credit: Carmen Norman Photography

Volunteers have lit up three Lake Distict peaks to raise mone for people recovering from the earthquake in Nepal.

Around 650 people made their way to Braithwaite for the Lakeland Festival of Light.

Credit: Carmen Norman Photography

The festival which featured lighting Barrow, Stile End and Outerside was organised by Matt Le Voi of Lakeland Mountain Guides.

‘It was a cool and breezy night, and we were being extra demanding this year by requiring the people on the mountains to stay as still as they could.

"By the time the pictures were being taken people had already been up on the mountains for a fair while, so they did well to stick it out and bear with us. Their perseverance has to be commended."

– Matt Le Voi
Credit: Tom McNally Photography

This year the event team created the effect of Nepalese Prayer flags lining the fells, by spreading out pieces of coloured acetate.

Credit: Nick Landells

Event photographers Carmen Norman, Tom Mcnally and Nick Landells captured the procession.

Gerrard 'family complete' after birth of baby boy

Steven with his wife Alex and their daughters Credit: Instagram

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has announced the birth of his baby on Instagram.

Lio George was born at 4:55am, it's the couple's fourth baby and first son, Gerrard said that his “family is complete”.

Steven and Alex also have three daughters aged between 5 and 13.

Steven Gerrard Credit: Instagram


A footballing labour of love

Chris Smith from Altrincham has developed an unusual obsession. He's combining his love of football and Lego. And for the last 3 years he's been building models of British football stadia out of toy bricks. So far he's built 40 out of the 92 Football league clubs including Preston North End's Deepdale, which he says was challenging getting faces laser printed onto the bricks.

Deepdale Stadium. Credit: Chris Smith
Blackpool FC's Bloomfield Road. Credit: Chris Smith

Canal boat festival

Credit: National Waterways Museum

A maritime tradition is returning to Ellesmere Port over the next few days. The Easter Boat Gathering is being held at the National Waterways Museum in the town. The festival will be the culmination of the museum's 40th anniversary celebrations. It also marks the start of the summer cruising season where many boats will set off to other parts of the canal network.

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