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First of Barrow's new Successor submarines given historically celebrated name

To mark Trafalgar Day, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that her Majesty the Queen has approved the name 'Dreadnought,' for the lead Successor submarine which will protect our national security for years to come. — AGroveNWEM (@AGroveNWEM)

today, 00:32 in Regional North West

Drop in session with MP

John Woodcock will be holding a talk-to-your-MP session on Friday October 21 at Barrow Inside Market from 12pm to 1pm. The advice surgery will be at the Portland Walk entrance and constituents are welcome to speak to Mr Woodcock about any problems or iss

yesterday, 20:05 in Regional North West

Friends of Barrow Town Hall group gets council backing to explore holding public tours

All members of Barrow Borough Council's overview and scrutiny committee gave their endorsement to the idea of a Friends of Barrow Town Hall group applying for heritage funding at a meeting today. READ MORE: Bid to open Barrow Town Hall to public for week

yesterday, 18:38 in Regional North West

Long queues forming on the A590

Motorists have reported very slow-moving traffic on the A590 near Levens in the east-bound lane. Cars are queuing for two miles according to one eyewitness. Find out more about the traffic and travel in Cumbria today here

yesterday, 17:38 in Regional North West

Sex assault probe

Between 2.30am and 3.30am today a white man in his 20s allegedly touched someone inappropriately in Dalkeith Street, Barrow, in between the junction of Buccleuch Street and Scott Street. The offender was wearing a white shirt and is described as a being

yesterday, 17:00 in Regional North West

Shipyard plane forced to make emergency landing after take-off from Walney

The BAE Systems light aircraft, regularly used to transport company bosses between various BAE sites, took off from Walney airfield yesterday morning to fly to Bristol. Shortly after take-off, the plane developed problems, understood to be in connection

yesterday, 16:46 in Regional North West

Police appeal for information after man touches woman inappropriately in Barrow street

Between 2:30am and 3:30am on October 20, a white man in his 20's allegedly touched someone inappropriately in Dalkeith Street in between the junction of Buccleuch Street and Scott Street. The offender was wearing a white shirt at the time of the incident

yesterday, 16:12 in Regional North West

Independent homeware and gift shop to open in Barrow

Signature Home & Gift is set to open at 44 Cavendish Street in Barrow on Friday October 28. The outlet will sell handmade items, furniture and giftwares. The business is understood to be run by an entrepreneur from Barrow. On the shop's Facebook...

yesterday, 15:31 in Regional North West

Study reveals huge differences in security used by online banks

Which? found several big providers do not use "two factor" security steps when customers log in, which could help protect them falling victim to scams. Two factor authentication means that someone needs to pass through two different types of...

yesterday, 15:04 in Regional North West

New shop set to open in former clothes retailer premises in Barrow town centre

Anita and Terry O'Reilly are planning on opening their Wedding Daze pop-up shop on Saturday from 10am in the former ns2 unit in Dalton Road. The mother-and-son team, who have donated a number of wedding dresses to charity ahead of the move from Cavendish

yesterday, 14:53 in Regional North West

Cumbria man suffers life-threatening injuries after fall at home

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to a property near to St James' Park in Carlisle yesterday at around 5.15am. A man in his 40s had fallen at home and suffered a serious head injury. He was placed in a medically-induced coma and flown to Newcastle

yesterday, 14:06 in Regional North West

Barrow man jailed for more than four years after being caught with drugs and Taser

Kenneth Smith, 28, of St Vincent Street, was sentenced today at Preston Crown Court after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply a class A controlled drug (heroin), possession of a controlled drug (cannabis) and possession of a Section 5 fir

yesterday, 13:41 in Regional North West

Barrow man due in court after allegedly stealing gadgets, food and tobacco

Daniel Mark Gallacher, of Skye Meadow, Barrow, is listed to appear at Preston Crown Court tomorrow. The 20-year-old is charged with entering a property on Near Field Walk, Barrow, as a trespasser and taking an iPad 3, an Amazon fire stick and Amazon tabl

yesterday, 12:40 in Regional North West

Indoor soft play area to be unveiled at Dalton zoo

South Lakes Safari Zoo has announced plans to install a large indoor soft play area at the Dalton site, as part of its investment which bosses have called the Trading Post. As well as a large indoor soft play zone, the zoo is investing in its gift shop,

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional North West

Spooky half-term fun in South Cumbria

The final weeks of October also mean that it is half-term for Cumbrian children and there are plenty of ways to fill up their days away from school. October and November are always magical months for children because they bring with them the much anticip

yesterday, 11:33 in Regional North West

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