10 YEARS AGO

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Quick action: Herpetologist Graeme Skinner was collecting slow worms on the site of the Barrow Waterfront development and moving them to a safe environment in 2007
Quick action: Herpetologist Graeme Skinner was collecting slow worms on the site of the Barrow Waterfront development and moving them to a safe environment in 2007
5 October 2017 5:30PM

Barrow AFC beat Leigh RMI by four goals to nil at Holker Street in the Setanta Shield.

A semi-detached house Summerhill, Bootle, near Millom, was offered for sale at £95,000. A terraced house at Derry Street, Barrow, was £78,000.

Consultations were being held over Cumbria County Council plans to close Dale Street School at Ulverston. One option was a merger with Sir John Barrow School.

Barrow council was about to start fining people who left their bin in the street for too long.

25 YEARS AGO

Askam and Ireleth Parish Council was to buy an empty Scout hut as part of a wider scheme to develop a sports area in Sandy Lane.

The 1970s punk band Sham 69 made the biggest profit of the year at Barrow's Forum 28 arts venue. A total of 324 tickets were sold and a profit of £441 was made. The biggest loss maker in the past 12 months was chart-topping pop group Curiosity - leaving the council out of pocket by £1,100.

The chance of building an underground nuclear dump at Sellafield was pushed back by at least five years, said a spokesman for the waste company Nirex.

PLANS went on show for a £2m new court complex for Abbey Road, Barrow.

50 YEARS AGO

Dalton fire brigade planned to visit 500 detached houses on the fridges of the town to offer fire prevention advice.

North Lonsdale planners wanted more detail before considering an application for slate working sheds and saw sheds at Horse Cragg Quarry, Tilberthwaite.

Alfred Hall-Davis, the MP for Morecambe and Lonsdale, toured hospitals in the Ulverston area.

You could buy a new 125cc Lambretta scooter from Harry Holme, at Ulverston Road, Dalton.

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