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Trains too risky for south Cumbrian businesses - GSK

Pat McIver, biopharm site lead at the Ulverston site, made the claim at a meeting of the Cumbria Better Connected group last week. The company are in the process of selling their site and hold reservations about marketing the railways. Mr McIver said:...

18 min. ago in Regional North West
 

Long-serving Ulverston BID member stands down after shock election loss

Chris Nelson, director of Trafalgar Public Relations, has been involved with the BID since 2014. But following a vote at the group's AGM last week he failed in his attempt to be reelected as a representative for small business. Every two years one...

18 min. ago in Regional North West
 

VIDEO: 'Badly-decomposed' body found in Barrow town centre home

A member of the public called police at just before noon today amid reports of a concern for an occupier's welfare. Detectives from South Cumbria CID attended and requested the assistance of firefighters from Barrow because of the potential for...

46 min. ago in Regional North West
 

Barrow man, 20, appears in court charged with driving offences

Ciaran Crellin, of Rawlinson Street in Barrow, appeared at South Cumbria Magistrates' Court this morning. The 20-year-old was brought to court from custody after an incident in the early hours of Sunday morning. Crellin was charged with dangerous...

today, 15:10 in Regional North West
 

Cumbria MP defends 'kill British Islamic State fighters' comments

Rory Stewart said converts to the terror group believed in an "extremely hateful doctrine" and fighters can expect to be killed given the threat they pose to British security. But the International Development minister later insisted he...

today, 14:50 in Regional North West
 

More than 10 cars targeted in Barrow vandalism spree

The string of incidents happened overnight on the evening of Monday October 16. More than 10 vehicles in total were affected, parked in Scott Street, Harrison Street and Clifford Street. Anyone with information is asked to call PC 2468 Tyson on 101 or...

today, 14:37 in Regional North West
 

Two remain in critical condition after crash in Cumbria

A Ford Fiesta with five people inside crashed into a tree on Scaw Road, High Harrington, at around 3am. The driver, a 23-year-old Maryport man, and a woman were taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where they remain in a critical...

today, 13:37 in Regional North West
 

Four illegal immigrants caught working at Barrow, Dalton and Askam takeaways during series of raids

A string of Home Office raids were carried out on Friday and Saturday after immigration officers received tip-offs. The Dragon in Dalton's Market Street was the first to be raided and led to two Chinese men, aged 40 and 44, being arrested after it was...

today, 13:26 in Regional North West
 

Half term week weather forecast for South Cumbria

At present the brightest days this half term week are expected to arrive on Wednesday and on Friday. Today the outbreaks of rain are due to clear, but the cloudy outlook is due to remain. There maybe some sunny intervals around 4pm. Maximum...

today, 12:34 in Regional North West
 

South Cumbria beauty spots: Top 10 locations less than 30 minutes away

From the lakes that inspired poet William Wordsworth to the hidden gems tucked away in the corners of the South Lakes there is something for everyone to enjoy. Fortunately you don't have to drive for miles to enjoy our stunning countryside. Here is...

today, 12:34 in Regional North West
 

Motorist miraculously escapes with minor injuries after M6 crash in Cumbria

The crash was reported at around 7.30am this morning between junctions 35 and 34 on the southbound carriageway. The motorway was closed at Junction 36 while highways engineers cleared the carriageway. Traffic was held at a standstill while police...

today, 12:27 in Regional North West
 

Sellafield apprentices graduate

Mrs Harrison attended the official awards giving ceremony at Whitehaven Golf Club last Friday. Sellafield, which has trained more than 10,000 apprentices over the past 65 years, offers 21 apprenticeship schemes ranging from business and administration...

today, 12:27 in Regional North West
 

Northern Britain set to be battered by 11 more storms

After Storm Brian and disruption caused by ex-hurricane Ophelia, forecasters are warning that a further 11 storms are expected between now and January. Cumbria is still reeling and recovering after stormy weather, heavy rainfall and strong winds...

today, 11:48 in Regional North West
 

NOSTALGIA: Ulverston Canal

It is entirely straight and on a single level. The canal was completed in 1796, in order to provide the town of Ulverston with a port. At 15 feet deep and 66 feet wide, it was intended to take very large ships. The Ulverston Canal was once the...

today, 11:31 in Regional North West
 

Barrow motorist arrested after town centre pursuit involving police dog

Cumbria's Roads Policing team, local officers and the police dog unit were all involved after the driver of a Vauxhall Astra allegedly failed to stop when told to do so in the early hours of yesterday morning. The man was eventually located and...

today, 11:31 in Regional North West
 


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