IN Barrow’s “dysfunctional” and “dangerous” maternity unit, bosses and midwives conspired to cover up “major” failings - an investigation has found. (7 comments)
A DALTON father who fought a long campaign to discover the truth about why his newborn son died following treatment at Furness General said today he felt "deeply sad, angry and vindicated all at the same time".
HEALTH secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised on behalf of the government and the NHS following failings at Barrow’s maternity unit.
LEADERS of criticised health bodies over FGH maternity failings have released a joint statement, apologising to families for their “appalling suffering”.
A MAJOR review of NHS maternity services in England is to be carried out following on from the Morecambe Bay Investigation. (1 comment)
UNITED Utilities has been fined £750k for its “reckless failure” after it allowed millions of litres of raw sewage to flow into the Duddon
ANIMAL charities joined forces yesterday to help tackle the deadly parvo outbreak by providing a free health check day. (7 comments)
A MASSIVE lamb born treble the normal weight bucked the trend by surviving a backwards birth.
A TRAINING consultant has spoken out against accusations that small businesses do not do enough to provide apprenticeship opportunities for young people in south Cumbria (1 comment)
A PIONEERING software company has announced two major developments that are set to reaffirm its role as an industry leader.
Police in south Cumbria are investigating a burglary that occurred at a property in the Mansergh area near Kearstwick.
ENTRIES for this year’s fun and fabulous Pet Stop Top Pet competition, this year sponsored by Alexander Vet Centre, in Hartington Street, Barrow, are pawing in already after just one week.
All you have to do to enter is send in your favourite picture or video along with the name, breed and age of your pet to firstname.lastname@example.org
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A CHARITY which supports deaf people will put on new sessions – thanks to the latest £1,000 donation from a trust set up in memory of a popular businessman.
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SKILLSFEST 2015 takes place at The Forum in Barrow this Saturday, from 11am to 2.30pm. Key Furness businesses and learning providers will be on hand to give face-to-face advice and information, and to demonstrate the types of careers available locally. Today we ask about the importance of businesses and organisations to promote key employability skills to young people
MOVE over Wigan – Barrow has been hailed as the new Pie Capital of Britain. (7 comments)
BOTH Cleo and kitten Nigel are extremely lucky to be alive at all, yet alone being in their current state of extremely healthy and thriving.
THIS is the lovely face of Staffordshire bull terrier Pepsi who has been in the care of the RSPCA for more than nine months.
GYMNASTICS is booming in Millom, with more than 100 youngsters displaying their acrobatics and aerobic skills every week.
“I JIGGLE, therefore I am!” – it’s not looking the part but taking part that counts and women across Furness are celebrating that fact with the This Girl Can campaign. Over the coming weeks we will be showing real women exercising – and having a ball in the process, reports JO DAVIES
SOUTH Cumbria’s first major food event of the year arrives next weekend, with two celebrity chefs set to dazzle the crowds.
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