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Barrow couple win £1m

50069873B004 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.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Youngsters get to grips with creepy crawlies in Barrow

EM Halloween 2014/50069864B001.jpg THEY’RE crawly and creepy, but not that spooky. Fearless children discovered that the creatures of Halloween folklore were nothing to be afraid of during an animal handling session at The Dock Museum.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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X Factor contestant’s amazing singing talent gets Barrow dad’s vote

S51220BB 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.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Two Cumbria brothers sentenced to over 12 years for GBH and ABH

Martin Thompson TWO brothers from Cumbria have been sentenced to over 12 years for GBH and ABH.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Beached buoy removed from Walney

EM Buoy moved from Biggar Bank/IMG_4418.jpg 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.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Applications for Cumbria secondary school places close today

THE deadline for Cumbria secondary schools applications is today.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Cumbria firefighters join strike action from today

CUMBRIA firefighters are set to escalate their dispute over pensions as four days of strike action start today. (3 comments)

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Barrow dad killed in street attack a lifesaver

S24364B 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)

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Barrow man nude in public ‘offended’ residents

A NAKED man swigging a can of lager left elderly neighbours “offended”, a court heard.

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Furness Tory leader appeals to PM for Duddon Estuary and Morecambe Bay bridges

A FURNESS politician has written to David Cameron pleading for bridges to be built across the Duddon Estuary and Morecambe Bay.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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MP savages 'pie in sky fantasy' or Morecambe Bay traffic tunnel

BUILDING a road tunnel under Morecambe Bay is a “pie in the sky fantasy” and a distraction from realistic transport solutions in the North West, Barrow's MP has said. (3 comments)

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Cumbria police appeal after £500 stolen from slot machine

EM Silvedale caravan park theft/2 (2).JPG CUMBRIA police are appealing for information following the theft of £500 cash from a slot machine.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Ulverston man loses jail term appeal over attempted petrol station robbery

S44216Bsa 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.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Dalton widow who devotes time to hedgehogs up for Love Barrow prize

50047909B002 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.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Cumbriua police release CCTV following theft

CUMBRIA police are appealing for information following a theft, on Wednesday September 10 2014.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Keswick to Barrow fundraising triumphs blazed a trail

EM Keswick to Barrow presentation evening 2014/50069832B000.jpg_009.jpg A STAGGERING 2,388 participants completed the 48th Keswick to Barrow walk on May 10, plus 780 in the Coniston to Barrow – a new record for the C2B. Records continued to be smashed with the highest amount ever raised for good causes – £345,160. The cash was handed out to 251 charities at a presentation night at The Forum, Barrow (1 comment)

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Cumbria parents urged to get children vaccinated against flu virus

FLU season is on the way and parents in Cumbria are being urged to take advantage of a government scheme and take their youngsters to be vaccinated.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Maternity unit probe into trust which runs Furness General Hospital in Barrow - report delayed again

THE report of a high-profile investigation into the deaths of mothers and babies cared for at a problem-plagued maternity unit has been delayed by another three months.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Barrow school expansion plan recommended for approval

A PLAN for a new building which would allow Cumbria’s first free school to take on more than 80 extra pupils looks set to be approved.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Dead seal found near Barrow tourist attraction

A GLIMPSE of one ranks among the signature attractions of the Furness coast.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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