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Breastfeeding workshop to take place in Barrow

The session will be held at Greengate Children's Centre in Greengate Street, Barrow, on Friday July 27 from 1pm until 3pm. Mums will be given practical advice and learn skills in a friendly and informative setting. For more information contact Nicola...

today, 10:03 in Regional North West

Sheep dog rescued after becoming trapped for two days

At 2.52pm on Saturday police contacted the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team to ask if they could assist in retrieving a sheep dog from a ledge on Wolf Crags. The animal had become stuck a couple of days earlier whilst gathering on the broken ground...

today, 10:03 in Regional North West

Question Time is coming to Barrow

Question Time is a topical debate in which guests from the worlds of politics and the media answer questions posed by members of the public. Question Time will be filmed in Barrow on Thursday October 25. The make-up of the panel has not yet been...

today, 10:03 in Regional North West

Everton fans from Barrow in Portugal for the Algarve Cup

The Barrow-in-Furness supporters club were spotted by Twitter user Football Away Days outside the Blue Star Cafe in Portugal. Everton lost 1-0 to Portuguese Liga NOS champions FC Porto last night (Sunday) and will return home empty-handed. On Saturday...

today, 10:03 in Regional North West

Moon will turn blood red this Friday during total lunar eclipse of this century

Total lunar eclipses turn the moon red when the Earth passes between the Sun and the moon and casts a shadow on it. When the white light from the Sun hits the Earth's atmosphere the blue colours in the white are scattered, meaning only the red colours...

today, 08:37 in Regional North West

Woman in hunt for four men who risked their lives to save puppy

Carollyn Porter, of Lord Street, began to panic after her dog, Dumpy, bolted from her grasp and ended up trapped on the channel side as the tide was coming in. The 52-year-old said she took him off his lead for a run to stretch his legs on a piece of...

today, 08:37 in Regional North West

Millom School students get stuck into conservation work

The students went to work with the Restoring Harknott Forest project, who are carrying out conservation in the area, for two days. The project aims to restore the coniferous plantations in the forest to native woodland. They do this by removing the...

today, 08:37 in Regional North West

Tip offs to crime hotline rocket by 20 per cent across Cumbria in just 12 months

New figures released by the county's police and crime commissioner Peter McCall show calls from the county shot up from 900 in 2016/17 to 1072 last year. Police say they helped provide an extra 8.1 per cent of 'actionable' information that allowed...

today, 08:37 in Regional North West

Furness Abbey travels back in time to the Victorian era

The Iron Shepherds Living History Group, a historic reenactment group based in the Furness peninsular, put on a Victorian day out to remember in the Abbey ruins. Traditional Victorian era toys and activities were on offer and guided tours of the...

today, 08:37 in Regional North West

Community gets groovy in Barrow park

Summer Soul in the Park celebrated its second year and dedicated a day of dancing to supporting charities that help the Barrow community. The free, annual event was put on to raise money for Mind In Furness who help Furness residents who are dealing...

yesterday, 21:59 in Regional North West

Counterfeit money warning issued

Cumbria Police have told the public to be vigilant following the use of counterfeit notes in the county. This follows an incident in Penrith where a man tried to purchase low value items from a retailer. Police would like to remind retailers in...

yesterday, 19:42 in Regional North West

Ulverston Canal Gala was a great community celebration

Families and friends all took part in the different activities and browsed stalls dotted along the canal. Children even got the chance to soak their elders with waterlogged sponges as the adults sat trapped in the stocks. Organisers have praised the...

yesterday, 19:42 in Regional North West

Police issue warning about 'BT scammers' currently targeting Cumbria

Officers have said a 'BT scam' appears to be occurring frequently in Cumbria. The scam involves residents being contacted by a person claiming to be from BT after the resident has received a genuine BT service. It is not known how the offenders know...

yesterday, 19:42 in Regional North West

Ulverston to play host to Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime

Anne Nolan and the rest of the cast are bringing a production of Jack and the Beanstalk to south Cumbria. The pantomime will be performed across two days only and then move elsewhere. The shows will take place at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston and the...

yesterday, 19:42 in Regional North West

REVIEW: Nile Rodgers and CHIC wow sell out crowd at Lytham Festival

Music fans young and old packed out Lytham Festival for the busiest night so far to enjoy a journey through five decades of disco and pop anthems. Starting their set with ‘Everybody dance’ the crowd absorbed Nile and the band’s infectious vibe and...

yesterday, 19:42 in Regional North West

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