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U-turn over water changes in West Cumbria

The company was forced into the U-turn after thousands of people lodged complaints that the water had changed. In an announcement today United Utilities said it would provide a softer blend of water, although it couldn't say exactly how soft the water wo

today, 00:08 in Regional North West
 

TV crime series based on J.K. Rowling's Strike novels starts this weekend - with Barrow scenes to be shown...

The Cormoran Strike books, penned by the Harry Potter author under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, have been adapted for a new BBC One series. Tom Burke stars as Cormoran Strike, a war veteran turned private detective, and Holliday Grainger plays Robin E

yesterday, 19:53 in Regional North West
 

Monumental effort by Ulverston dry wall repair team

The walls along the footpath from Chittery Lane, Ulverston, to Hoad and the Sir John Barrow Monument have been badly damaged for some time. Repairs were carried out by members of the Ulverston Civic Society, in partnership with the Cumbria branch of the

yesterday, 19:12 in Regional North West
 

Joys of Barrow AFC through the years

Football fans up and down the country have been looking ahead to the season wondering whether it will be joy or heartbreak come May. With the new campaign in its infancy, we're taking a look back at some of the Bluebirds' classic moments through the year

yesterday, 19:12 in Regional North West
 

Charity stalwart honoured with Heart of Ulverston nomination

Loretta Blackburn has been put forward for the Lifetime Achievement Award in this year's Heart of Ulverston Awards. For 32 years she has worked with the NSPCC in Furness, serving as its branch chairwoman for 25 of those. Mrs Blackburn, 68, of Elleriggs,

yesterday, 19:12 in Regional North West
 

Wild adventures in Millom this bank holiday

RSPB Hodbarrow, Millom, will host the celebrations on August 28, including entertainment such as bug hunting, guided wildlife walks and nature-based crafts. Warden Mhairi Maclauchlan said: "Following a very successful breeding season for some of...

yesterday, 17:02 in Regional North West
 

Cumbria Police's £3m payback from county's criminals

Figures obtained exclusively by The Mail show how specialist Cumbria Police investigators have repeatedly hit fraudsters and drugs criminals where it hurts – in their pockets. Some have been forced to sell their home, while others have had money stripped

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional North West
 

Campaign to keep butts off Furness beaches

The LOVEmyBEACH campaign is calling for visitors and residents to keep cigarette butts off the beach ‘Make Your Memories, Take Your Litter’ campaign. In 2016 the Great British Beach Clean survey revealed that cigarette butts made up 7.6 per cent of all l

yesterday, 16:06 in Regional North West
 

Fresh-faced Furness pilot flying high on ITV show tonight at 9pm

— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) August 21, 2017 Millions of viewers tuned in last week and saw the 21-year-old, of Askam, embark on his first flight in training. Tonight the nation will see the former Chetwynde School headboy land his first passenger filled

yesterday, 16:03 in Regional North West
 

Cumbria County Council health chief responds to mounting social care bed shortage

New research has found by 2025 there will be more than 350,000 new patients with complex needs in Britain. A team of academics at Newcastle University who conducted a study on social care estimated an extra 71,000 beds would be needed to meet the needs o

yesterday, 16:03 in Regional North West
 

Couple behind Ulverston cafe to feature in Channel 5 documentary this week

Channel 5's Starting Up Starting Over six-part series of documentaries features families who move out of the city to start new lives and start up their dream businesses. Wednesday's episode tells the story of Kat Allison, who gives up her life as a succe

yesterday, 16:03 in Regional North West
 

Offender awaits sentence for string of Barrow hospital assaults

On Wednesday August 16, Bethany Armstrong, of Newton Street, Millom, appeared before Furness Magistrates' Court charged with a string of assault and public order offences. The court heard of two separate incidents of disorder; the first which took place

yesterday, 15:41 in Regional North West
 

Partial solar eclipse set to take place in the UK tonight

Gloomy skies could stop Britons seeing a partial solar eclipse on Monday evening, forecasters have warned. The mid-point will occur at different times around the UK, but overcast weather is likely to obscure the spectacle for most, the Met Office said. T

yesterday, 15:41 in Regional North West
 

Police investigate criminal damage caused to car parked in Barrow

The dark-coloured car was parked in Hibbert Road in Barrow between the early hours of Thursday August 17 and the afternoon of Saturday August 19. Anyone who has any information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

yesterday, 14:49 in Regional North West
 

More than 100 Copeland businesses rush for regeneration

Pubs, clubs, restaurants, shops, hairdressers and takeaways are amongst those who have enquired about grants for up to £5k for commercial premises improvements. In the first three weeks of the £1m project, Copeland council has sent out 101 application pa

yesterday, 14:49 in Regional North West
 


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