SIMON Cowell has been dubbed “Dad 2” by The X Factor’s Jay James Picton – but his actual dad, Terry Picton, originally of Barrow Island, has told how very proud he is of his son.
TWO brothers from Cumbria have been sentenced to over 12 years for GBH and ABH.
REMOVING a huge wind recording device was a breeze for a team of workmen equipped with a heavy duty crane, two diggers and flatbed truck.
A “GENTLE GIANT” who saved the lives of five people when his parents agreed to donate his organs after he was killed in a brutal street attack has been honoured. (1 comment)
WHEN Barrow man Steve Belcher was told he had won a £10,000 prize by an insurance firm, he thought it was a dream come true – until the cash was cruelly snatched away. (4 comments)
The debate of whether viewers get value for money from their TV Licence Fee raised its head at a BAFTA event this week, with a top MP describing it as ‘worse than the poll tax’ (1 comment)
OPTOMETRIST at Specsavers in Barrow, JULIE DIXON, looks at how lifestyle choices can affect your eyesight
A DANGEROUS Ulverston criminal, locked up after a bungled late-night raid on Greenodd petrol station, has been told by top judges he cannot complain about his jail term.
A LITTLE girl who loves watching the world go by can now do so protected from the elements thanks to a charitable trust giveaway.
A DALTON wildlife-lover who tirelessly dedicates her time to nursing injured and ill animals back to health has been put forward for an accolade for her hard work.
BARROW’S greatest rugby league son has been inducted into the sport’s hall of fame. (10 comments)
WE all have special places which hold significant memories for us: homes, schools, offices and places where we have held particular celebrations or where we have marked milestone events in our lives. Langdale Chase Hotel on the east side of Windermere is one such place for me.
ICONIC images of protesters swamping the streets of Cairo have become as synonymous with Egypt as the Sphinx and sun-drenched Red Sea resorts in recent times. But with this year’s relative calm, JONATHAN HUMPHRIES went to the desert resort of Soma Bay to see whether the land of the Pharaohs can tempt the tourists back
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