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Barrow pupils get a lesson in lifesaving from ambulance crew

Pupils at Greengate Junior School and St George's School, in Barrow, took part in the training session with paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service to learn essential first aid skills. The Heartstart event, organised by the Cumbria Partnership N

today, 08:06 in Regional North West

Barrow dad 'almost lost home' after building firm went bust owing almost half a million pounds

Barrow construction firm AB Mitchell Developments shut down suddenly at the end of March, leaving 40 employees out of work and out of pocket with unpaid wages and holiday pay. The company's contract to maintain and refurbish Barrow Borough Council proper

today, 08:06 in Regional North West

Improve your outdoor living experience with Wardgroup

At Wardgroup we understand that family time in the garden is precious and we want to ensure that home owners get the most out of their outdoor space whilst the sun is shining. Brighten up your garden Your garden has endured a wet and cold winter and is p

today, 00:45 in Regional North West

UK terror threat level raised to 'critical' following Manchester Arena atrocity

In a live televised statement from Downing Street, the Prime Minister said the terror threat level would be increased to "critical", meaning an attack was expected imminently as it was possible a "wider group of individuals" could...

yesterday, 22:23 in Regional North West

Water problems after burst pipe

Residents in Grange-over-Sands and Allithwaite reported getting dirty, brown water from their taps on Tuesday. A spokesperson from United Utilities has said the problem will be resolved shortly. They said: “We've had a burst on a pipe which feeds Highfie

yesterday, 21:52 in Regional North West

Community comes together for Manchester victims

St Mary's Church, on Walney, held a vigil for those caught up in Monday night's attack, including the 22 victims, at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. Led by Reverend Andy Batchelor, the service saw the young and old of the Furness commun

yesterday, 21:52 in Regional North West

Mixed first Ofsted report for Barrow free school - "requiring improvement" but "entirely harmonious"

Chetwynde School, which converted from being independent to a free school in September 2014, had its first inspection under the education watchdog at the start of the month May. The outcomes for the Barrow all-through school have just been made public an

yesterday, 20:43 in Regional North West

Furness teens help youngsters separated from family in Manchester Arena terrorist attack

Georgia Shippen, 18, of Askam, and three teen pals were at the Ariana Grande concert last night when the suicide bombing unfolded, killing 22 people including children. Some 59 people were also injured in the explosion, condemned as...

yesterday, 16:28 in Regional North West

Special prayer vigil for Manchester terror attack victims to be held in Barrow as election hustings are...

Candidates battling for the Barrow and Furness seat had been due to debate key issues at St Mary's church hall on Walney. But instead, a service of solidarity will be held at the adjacent church, led by the Reverend Andy Batchelor. It will start at 7pm a

yesterday, 15:09 in Regional North West

Millom mum backs drugs testing plan at Cumbrian festival

People travelling to some of this year's biggest UK festivals will be able to get their drugs tested free of charge by drugs service The Loop. Debbie Pay, who's 18-year-old son Christian died in 2015 after he took ecstasy at Kendal Calling, has said the

yesterday, 11:34 in Regional North West

Walney pupils double their efforts to help out with our Big Clean mission

Year Six pupils from South Walney Junior School were so keen to clean up their island that, with a bit of help from their teachers, they split themselves into two groups and made their mark on two problem areas. While one posse hit Vickerstown Park and a

yesterday, 11:34 in Regional North West

Cumbrian politicians react to horrifying events at Manchester Arena concert

Parliamentary candidates standing for Barrow and Furness have given their reaction and paid tribute to the emergency services involved in the aftermath. Labour candidate John Woodcock said: "Horrifying news. It is all the more devastating that it...

yesterday, 10:17 in Regional North West

All three coaches taking concert-goers from Barrow and Ulverston return home safe

Passengers were picked up from Barrow and Ulverston to travel to the Ariana Grande concert last night, where a terrorist attack took place at the end of the performance. A spokeswoman for Millennium, which organises event travel in association with the E

yesterday, 10:00 in Regional North West

Walney and Askam men due in court after being charged with wounding with intent following alleged attack

Police were called to an address in Thames Road on Walney on Sunday morning after 39-year-old Wayne McCormick suffered a serious head injury. He was taken to Furness General Hospital and later discharged. Two men - Christopher Parkinson, 30, of Conway Ga

yesterday, 09:39 in Regional North West

Call for Cumbria to 'spend our health money in the way we feel is best'

The Cumbria Third Sector Network, which represents voluntary and community organisations, hosted the event at Rheged, Penrith. Each party was asked to send a delegate to take questions from those working in the sector. They were Gillian Troughton (Labour

yesterday, 09:30 in Regional North West

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