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Friday, 21 November 2014

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Hundreds back campaign to stop £20 Barrow parking permit fee

50069702B000 FED-UP residents who are standing together over the introduction of parking permit charges have handed in a petition and hundreds of letters of objection.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Two more acts progress to final of Barrow Berry Factor

EM Big Night Out - Berry Factor 261014/50069708B001.jpg_003.jpg FURNESS’ answer to X Factor saw another raft of hopeful singing stars do battle in a charity sing-off.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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South Cumbria MPs urge trains minister to rethink Furness Line’s future

GOVERNMENT plans for the future of rail services in South Cumbria make for “depressing news”, MPs have said. (1 comment)

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Schoolboy allegedly assaulted on Cumbria train - CCTV image released

EM BTP alleged schoolboy assault CCTV 281014/hatman1.jpg BRITISH Transport Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a schoolboy was hit around the head on a train in Cumbria.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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‘Family spat’ probably led to Dalton monkey escape

50068159B011.jpg TWO cheeky Dalton monkeys “probably” escaped their electric fenced Dalton home to avoid being killed by an aggressive male, a zoo claims. (1 comment)

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Barrow man charged with making indecent images of children

A 64-YEAR-OLD Barrow man is due to appear in crown court charged with making indecent images of children.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Pregnant Barrow mum's cancer battle

50069727B002 AT eight months pregnant Julie Zvi from Barrow was diagnosed with breast cancer. The 42-year-old speaks to JO DAVIES about fighting cancer for the sake of her family (4 comments)

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Effects of child poverty on Barrow ‘seen on day-to-day basis’ - head

50058585B000 POVERTY rates in Barrow are matching the growing trend in the UK, after a Unicef report said more than a quarter of children now live below the breadline. (1 comment)

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Barrow man who attacked partner avoids jail

AN abusive boyfriend who smashed a phone over his partner’s head and lifted her off the floor by her hair in front of their children was spared jail yesterday. (1 comment)

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Barrow woman subjected PC to homophobic abuse

A BARROW woman subjected a police officer to a torrent of homophobic abuse.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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South Cumbria wedding competition winners plan £25k special day

50069525B002 A LUCKY Broughton couple who scooped a £25k wedding in Barrow say their good fortune is only now beginning to sink in as they start planning for their big day.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Barrow mum and dad punched own daughter

A DRUNK Barrow mum and dad punched their own daughter after a booze-fuelled family brawl, a court heard.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Junction closure for Cumbria M6 bridge work announced

DRIVERS using the M6 south of Kendal in Cumbria are being advised of a series of overnight closures taking place next month for repairs to a motorway bridge at Junction 36 of the motorway.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Teenagers airlifted to Barrow hospital after mountain rescue

THREE teenagers were airlifted to Barrow hospital after mountain rescue teams were called out to assist a group of 11 young people in the Lakes.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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A list of family Halloween events taking place around Furness

50069595B008.jpg_001 THE judging of a pumpkin decoration contest proved to be one tricky task.

Last updated 28 October 2014
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Calls to honour lost Cumbria heroes of Afghanistan war

CALLS have been made for a permanent memorial to be built to the six Cumbrian soldiers killed in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of the last British troops from the country. (1 comment)

Last updated 28 October 2014
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Former South Cumbria coroner - discovering the truth behind the tragedies

50069587B006 IN part two of our exclusive interview with former coroner Ian Smith, he talks to chief reporter SUZANNE MURPHY about dealing with the Grayrigg train crash, Shafilea Ahmed’s inquest and the legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Barrow which led to the deaths of seven people

Last updated 28 October 2014
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South Cumbria coroner bows out from notable career

50069587B005 IN his 24-year career, coroner Ian Smith has overseen some of the most high-profile cases in Barrow and south Cumbria. In part one of two he talks exclusively to chief reporter SUZANNE MURPHY about his career and how he was suddenly thrown into the media spotlight with the discovery of the so-called Lady in the Lake and his hero Donald Campbell’s remains being found (1 comment)

Last updated 28 October 2014
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Hospital trust including FGH Cumbria pays out £3m in four years over poor care

LEGAL claims for poor care against the area’s hospitals cost the NHS more than £3m in four years – leading to questions from MPs and safety bosses.

Last updated 28 October 2014
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Barrow parking permit row hots up

A0484768.jpg THE row over proposed charges for Barrow on-street parking permits has intensified after Labour councillors strongly denied failing to oppose the scheme until it was “too late.” (9 comments)

Last updated 28 October 2014
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