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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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South Cumbria students hailed for engineering talent

50072562B003 SECONDARY school students relished the chance to use new technology as they went head to head in a competition.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Future Royal Navy commanders visit newest Barrow built submarine

BARROW built submarine HMS Ambush recently marked a first when it hosted six students from the UK’s Submarine Command Course.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Cumbria police reassure public after armed robberies

50072565F000.jpg POLICE moved to reassure the public today after two armed robberies in the county in two days.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Barrow benefits cheat fined over fraudulent claims

A BARROW woman defrauded the public purse out of almost £3,000 after claiming benefits she wasn’t entitled to. (6 comments)

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Historic Barrow pub saved from ruin

50072641B000 A HISTORIC listed building in Barrow has been saved from ruin and could become a visitor attraction after being bought by English Heritage. (1 comment)

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Cumbria council “cannot say” how much was wasted on parking meter bid

50019007B000.jpgds A CASH-STARVED council refused to say how much public money it spent during an ill-fated quest to introduce on-street parking charges in Cumbria. (1 comment)

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Homecoming for Barrow miracle baby

50072638B007.jpg_007 DESPITE weighing less than a bag of sugar when he was born 14 weeks early, Elliot James Cook battled the odds to make it home to Barrow in time for the festive season. (1 comment)

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Rare turtle found off Walney coast refusing to eat

sea turtle 2 1601 THE fortunes of a rare turtle which washed up on the shore of Walney have taken a turn for the worse as it has stopped eating. (2 comments)

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Police probe report of Barrow passenger attack

POLICE are investigating a report of an assault in which a man grabbed a passenger in a car.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Barrow vandal writes on car with marker

BARROW police are investigating after a vandal wrote on a parked car using permanent marker.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Cumbria County Council vows not to axe its uniform grants

50059338B001.jpg SCHOOL uniform grants will not be axed in the next round of budget cuts by Cumbria County Council.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Award winning Cumbria special constable in court

AN award winning special constable who has been policing streets in Cumbria for more than 35 years pleaded guilty to a string of fraud and theft offences this morning.

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Full story - 150 jobs to be axed at Barrow factory

THE Cumbria business community has been reacting to news that a Barrow candle factory is to close, with the loss of around 150 jobs (9 comments)

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Barrow named one of the best places to take driving test

S55129BDannyharrison LEARNER drivers could be hitting the road to Furness, with a town being named as one of the best places in Britain to pass your test.
Click here to take our fun traffic sign quiz (2 comments)

Last updated 21 January 2015
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A595 in Cumbria re-opened following disruption caused by jackknifed lorry

THE A595 in Cumbria has re-opened following delays caused by a jackknifed heavy goods vehicle.

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Union welcomes Parliament vote on Barrow-built Trident

A VOTE by MPs to reject a call to scrap plans for a new UK nuclear deterrent, which is to be built in Barrow, has been welcomed by a union. (1 comment)

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Parties clash over ‘who has served Barrow best’

50047732B009.jpg A POLITICAL row broke out last night over what the major two parties have done for Barrow. (7 comments)

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Question Time-style health event to be held in Barrow

A PANEL of Furness GPs, hospital staff and senior healthcare managers will answer questions and listen to what the Barrow public have to say at a Question Time-style event.

Last updated 21 January 2015
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Barrow Post Office to close for refurbishment

A BARROW Post Office is to close for more than a week while work is carried out to modernise the branch.

Last updated 21 January 2015
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A590 roadworks in Cumbria postponed again

A590 roadworks which will send motorists on a 30-mile detour in Cumbria have been postponed for a second time due to the wintry weather.

Last updated 21 January 2015
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