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Emergency services called to horrific crash in Barrow town centre

The crash is understood to have happened just before 2pm today at the junction where Hindpool Road meets Cornwallis Street in Barrow town centre. Two cars are understood to be involved - a blue Ford Focus and a light brown car. Fire crews, police officer

7 min. ago in Regional North West
 

Search warrant executed to investigate animal cruelty allegations at Dalton zoo

The RSPCA said its officers, in assistance with Barrow Borough Council, are investigating historic offences of animal cruelty and neglect relating to the Dalton animal park. A search warrant was executed at the zoo on Thursday, April 6. It is not yet kno

53 min. ago in Regional North West
 

Ulverston apprentices launch asthma awareness campaign in memory of young footballer

Apprentices from GSK Ulverston have launched the campaign in memory of Josh West, who tragically died aged 11 after suffering an asthma attack in April last year. Josh was a very popular and friendly boy and a talented goalkeeper for Swarthmoor FC. The c

today, 13:13 in Regional North West
 

Fine for boat skipper who crashed into wind turbine off Cumbrian coast

Carlisle Crown Court heard Jack Graham committed the offence on May 26 last year - his 21st birthday. At the time, Graham was aboard the 10m-long craft Daybreak off the coast of Barrow with his father and uncle. As his relatives prepared bait for whelk f

today, 12:45 in Regional North West
 

Relief after Facebook community helps to track down bracelet's rightful owner

The silver bracelet, which has five charms, was found in St Andrew's Street on Barrow Island by Sarah Guest's 10-year-old daughter. Writing inscribed on two of the charms, which isn't shown in the picture, has been used to identify the real owner - Shann

today, 12:02 in Regional North West
 

Police Taser use increases in Cumbria

Police officers deployed the electroshock weapons 114 times in the county in 2016, although only fired them on 16 occasions. The figures show a 26 per cent rise from 90 for the year before. Across the country, Tasers were used 11,294 times in 2016. A spo

today, 11:38 in Regional North West
 

Barrow singer attacked during live performance in town centre bar

The New Empire hosted Barrow singer Tiffany Southward on Saturday night, with the evening representing the busiest since the bar opened last month. In the final five minutes of her set, as 20-year-old Tiffany was singing a cover of Duffy's Warwick Avenue

today, 11:13 in Regional North West
 

Mum finds Pandora bracelet in Barrow - can you help reunite it with its owner?

The silver bracelet, which has five charms, was found in St Andrew's Street on Barrow Island by Sarah Guest's 10-year-old daughter. Writing inscribed on two of the charms, which isn't shown in the picture, can be used to identify the real owner. When it

today, 10:19 in Regional North West
 

RSPCA officers obtain search warrant to investigate animal cruelty allegations at Dalton zoo

The RSPCA said its officers, in assistance with Barrow Borough Council, is investigating historic offences of animal cruelty and neglect relating to the Dalton animal park. A search warrant was executed at the zoo on Thursday, April 6. It is not yet know

today, 10:01 in Regional North West
 

Tougher punishments for speeding offences come into force today

Under new guidelines for magistrates, fines for motorists caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101mph on a motorway will start from 150% of their weekly income, rather than the previous level of 100%. AA president Edmund King described the changes as...

today, 09:04 in Regional North West
 

Incredible images of Northern Lights captured by photographer in Cumbria

The amazing photographers were taken by Mark McNeill, the owner of HAPPY DAYS PHOTOGRAPHY based in Preston. Mr McNeil took the pictures from Blencartha and the Castlerigg Circle near Keswick. An aurora is a natural light display in the sky, predominantly

today, 08:22 in Regional North West
 

Fire service to highlight the dangers of water at Lake District beauty spots

In 2015, 321 people died after tripping, falling or simply underestimating the risks associated with lakes, rivers and the sea. Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service has joined the call by UK fire chiefs to highlight the dangers of everyday activities near wat

today, 08:03 in Regional North West
 

Barrow, Ulverston and Millom runners endure capital punishment for good causes

The impressive group of runners from Barrow, Ulverston and Millom were taking part for a host of worthy causes. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry stood at the side of the gruelling 26.2-mile course to salute the heroics of some 40,000 ra

today, 08:03 in Regional North West
 

Newly-elected Tory MP Trudy Harrison hopes to welcome the prime minister in bid to 'turn Cumbria blue'

Trudy Harrison, MP for Copeland, said she hoped the prime minister would be making a third visit to the area this year in the run up to June's general election. She said: "I hope our prime minister does come back. I would certainly welcome her...

today, 08:03 in Regional North West
 

Record number of journeys from London to Cumbria

Between April 1, 2016, and March 31 this year, more than half a million trips were made between the capital and the county. The operator has said this is a sign that Cumbria has recovered from the devastation of the 2015 storms and retained its place as

today, 06:56 in Regional North West
 


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