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Roads to close for Barrow Island regeneration work

Starting from next month, road closures will begin on a section of Barrow Island's flats while work is carried out on the Maritime Streets landscaping project. In 2013, Barrow Borough Council lodged a brief with the Landscape Institute for a competition

today, 00:36 in Regional North West

Two arrested as Barrow police take proactive stance on community concerns

Police in Barrow flooded the Ormsgill area in an attempt to disturb and disrupt drug menaces. The results of the operation have now been revealed. A 60-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were arrested, as well as a number of referrals being issued for al

today, 00:36 in Regional North West

TV show on hunt for couples getting married this weekend

Crackit Productions are making a brand-new show W/T “Bring on the Bride” about wedding planning for Channel 5*. Producers are looking for brides-to- be that are getting married before March 2017 to take part in the programme. The show follows the ups and

yesterday, 15:09 in Regional North West

Four hoovers, an ironing board and stained mattress dumped at fly-tipping hotspot in Barrow

A mound of rubbish including four vacuum cleaners, an ironing board, car tyres, a TV and a stained mattress has been dumped at the recycling centre in the car park of the Park Leisure Centre in Barrow. The latest fly-tipping incident follows a series of

yesterday, 15:04 in Regional North West

Do you have £50,000 in your wallet?

When the plastic notes were launched last year, artist Graham Short carved portraits of author Jane Austen onto four unique fivers each worth £50,000. He then spent the notes in all four UK countries, with three of them now found. The final one was spent

yesterday, 14:52 in Regional North West

Defence secretary says 'Barrow is leading the way' as shipyard announces £25m training facility

Sir Michael was at BAE Systems Submarines in Barrow today meeting apprentices as the company spoke about its new super training hub which is set to open next year. The new centre, which will be sited off Buccleuch Dock Road, will include a teaching block

yesterday, 14:16 in Regional North West

Former chancellor George Osborne pops into Whitehaven on Copeland by-election campaign trail

Mr Osborne, who was chancellor for six years until 2016, joined the Conservatives' Copeland candidate Trudy Harrison canvassing and knocking on residents' doors in the Bransty area of town this lunchtime. He tweeted that there had been "great...

yesterday, 13:35 in Regional North West

Barrow man to go on trial accused of assault

Mark Quest, of Vulcan Road in Barrow, will go on trial at Furness Magistrates' Court on Wednesday. The 47-year-old is accused of assaulting Mark Jones in Barrow on September 13 of last year. Pre-trial bail conditions prevent Quest from contacting Mr Jone

yesterday, 13:21 in Regional North West

Cops being recruited in Barrow: how you can apply

The new constables will play a key role in serving their local community whilst being provided with an exciting opportunity to assist us in tackling crime and antisocial behaviour through community policing. Chief Superintendent Mark Pannone said: “We’re

yesterday, 13:14 in Regional North West

Lanes closed on A590 between Levens and Meathop roundabout

Roadworks are being carried out on the A590 between Levens and the Meathop roundabout. Temporary traffic lights and lane closures are causing significant delays of at least 30 minutes. The congestion is affecting traffic in both directions. Highways Engl

yesterday, 12:06 in Regional North West

Ten things you'll know if you drive on the A590 regularly

Here's a list we've come up with of just some of the things you'll know if you drive on the A590 regularly. Ten things you will know if you drive on the A590 regularly If you live in South Cumbria, you'll be a regular user of the A590. Love it or hate it

yesterday, 11:50 in Regional North West

Ulverston nurse publishes her memoirs

Memories are precious, that they can be snatched away so cruelly makes them more so. That's why one woman, who knows the days she can recall those happy times are limited, has written her memoirs. Vera Merckel, 78, has dementia. She knows the days with w

yesterday, 11:43 in Regional North West

Missing man spotted in Dalton

David Brown, aged 68, has been missing since 9am on 30th January from the Borrowdale area. He has since been sighted in Dalton on 13th February. Mr Brown, originally from Shetland, had set up camp at Chapel House Farm. Mr Brown is described as a white ma

yesterday, 11:43 in Regional North West

Knife brandishing man in two-hour stand-off with police

Furness Magistrates' Court heard that Anthony Michael Grogan lunged at police with a knife and told one officer he knew where they lived and threatened he would "take their head off". Grogan, 25, pleaded guilty to the affray at a house in...

yesterday, 10:21 in Regional North West

Fire dogs to be unleashed on the rubble-strewn ruins of iconic Barrow building

From the beginning of next week, fire investigators will finally be allowed into the site in a bid to determine how the fire was started on the night of Wednesday January 11. It is understood that electrical components were in the vicinity of the source

yesterday, 09:34 in Regional North West

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