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Friday, 01 August 2014

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New Cumbria police boss vows to focus on frontline

50059392F009.jpg_005 CUMBRIA’S new chief constable says fewer than 20 per cent of calls to police are about crime, describing the force as the “organisation of last resort”.

Last updated 1 August 2014
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Barrow demolition site attracts attention from firm

50019106B000 A NEW developer is keen to build homes on a Barrow site which has become an “eyesore” since streets were demolished as part of a big regeneration project.

Last updated 1 August 2014
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Cumbria Police investigate allegations of historic child sex abuse at South Lakes school

CUMBRIA Police have confirmed they are investigating claims of historic child sex abuse at a South Lakes school.

Last updated 1 August 2014
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Hospital trust's chiefs hail ‘drastic’ slump in complaints

THE number of formal complaints made against local hospitals has dropped by a third in the last year.

Last updated 1 August 2014
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Barrow boys join top pop outfits

rewa6 BARROW’S own pop opera group Voce are preparing for an opportunity of a lifetime, when they line up alongside a host of Britain’s Got Talent stars next month. (1 comment)

Last updated 1 August 2014
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Cumbria Cruises offer you the holiday of a lifetime

_DEV5341.jpg Advertising feature: Based in Barrow, Cumbria Cruises offers a wide range of cruise holidays from all top cruise lines to a host of destinations all over the world.

Forces fundraising fun in Dalton marks anniversary of war

50066121B001 VOLUNTEERS honoured the armed forces with a day of fundraising to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Last updated 1 August 2014
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Parade to mark centenary of First World War will go ahead

DETAILS of a parade marking the centenary of the start of the First World War have been revealed.

Last updated 1 August 2014
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Met Office issue weather warning over Cumbria flood risk

Saturday weather map A yellow weather warning is in place for Cumbria this weekend.

Last updated 1 August 2014
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Ambleside Sports

EM Ambleside Sports 2014/50066307B010.jpg SPECTATORS wrestled for the best possible view as competitors proved that the future of Cumbria’s traditional sports is in good hands.

Last updated 1 August 2014
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Bag thief targets Lake District shopper

CUMBRIA police are searching for a thief who stole a shoulder bag and its contents from a Lake District supermarket.

Last updated 1 August 2014
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Motor stolen from Lake District yacht

POLICE in Cumbria are hunting for a thief who took an outboard motor worth £500 from a yacht.

Last updated 1 August 2014
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Barrow friends’ instant cancer test invention amazes scientists

A0060908.jpg SCIENTISTS have hailed the dawn of a new era in cancer diagnosis thanks to a breakthrough by two friends from Barrow. (8 comments)

Last updated 31 July 2014
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Parking permit trial at Millom doctors’ surgery

PATIENTS attending Millom Doctors’ Surgery appointments which last more than hour will be able to use a special parking permit to stop them from being fined.

Last updated 31 July 2014
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Too few new homes sees area lose out

SOUTH Lakeland is missing out on extra government cash because not enough new homes are being built in the area every year, a report has revealed.

Last updated 31 July 2014
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Dave sees timepiece runs like clockwork

THE trains might not always be on time, but thanks to one man’s hard work, there is at least one thing that rail passengers can rely on.

Last updated 31 July 2014
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Chiefs appeal for £17m boost for health budget

A CASH-STRAPPED hospital trust says it needs £17m extra per year to account for the area’s challenging geography.

Last updated 31 July 2014
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Optometrist nominated for Heart of Ulverston award

50066219B001 AN eye-care professional, whose dedication to putting her customers first helped save a young girl’s life, has been nominated for a Heart of Ulverston award.

Last updated 31 July 2014
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Heart of Ulverston nomination form

Heart of Ulverston Do you know someone who lives, works, or has a strong connection to Ulverston who you think deserves an award?
Click here to nominate

Last updated 31 July 2014
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Idea for street parking meters sparks heated Barrow town hall debate

ENFORCEMENT of controversial on-street parking meters looks set to be carried out by Barrow Borough Council, following a heated town hall debate. (3 comments)

Last updated 31 July 2014
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"Quashing" legal challenge cost South Lakes taxpayers £18k

COUNCIL bosses have admitted spending thousands of pounds “quashing” a legal challenge against them.

Last updated 31 July 2014
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