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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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Crew deals with Barrow fire

CREWS extinguished a rubbish fire on the Barrow coast this evening.

Last updated 4 March 2015
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Ukip Barrow candidate in election limbo

50074032B011 UKIP'S Barrow and Furness candidate is anxiously awaiting confirmation over whether he is able to stand in the general election. (46 comments)

Last updated 4 March 2015
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Ulverston mobile phone driver fined

A WOMAN from Ulverston who was caught using a mobile phone while driving on one of south Cumbria’s busiest roads has been fined by magistrates. (2 comments)

Last updated 4 March 2015
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Barrow driver who failed to give details handed six penalty points

A DRIVER who failed to provide his information after an accident has been given six penalty points.

Last updated 4 March 2015
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Bowness men who attacked stranger warned they could be jailed

TWO men who launched an unprovoked attack on a stranger in a nightclub have been warned they could be jailed.

Last updated 4 March 2015
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More than 93 per cent of Cumbria pupils get first choice secondary school place

MORE than 93 per cent of Cumbria pupils secured place at their first choice secondary schools.

Last updated 4 March 2015
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Number of Cumbria police officers trained to use stun guns set to increase

Pannone.png THE number of stun guns used by Cumbria’s police officers is set to increase, as is the number of officers trained to use them. (4 comments)

Last updated 4 March 2015
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Man admits South Cumbria Meccano thefts

A MAN has admitted stealing 21 jumpers and three Meccano sets during a South Cumbria shoplifting spree. (1 comment)

Last updated 4 March 2015
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Barrow drink-driver in police chase

A 31-YEAR-OLD drink-driver was chased by police for 20 minutes after he ran away from officers.

Last updated 4 March 2015
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Lake District artist “overwhelmed” as Queen image appears on coins

artist coins A LAKE District engraver was “overwhelmed” to find out his portrait of the Queen would feature on the new series of coins.

Last updated 4 March 2015
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Barrow councillors agree tax freeze

town hall A FREEZE in council tax was approved last night as rival politicians argued over the merits of a local authority’s budget for the coming year. (1 comment)

Last updated 4 March 2015
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Question Time event for South Lakeland Parliamentary candidates

CANDIDATES for the South Lakeland seat in the general election will take part in a Question Time-style event next week.

Last updated 4 March 2015
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Health secretary: Search for FGH truth 'took too long'

P64091 HEALTH secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised on behalf of the government and the NHS following failings at Barrow’s maternity unit.

Last updated 4 March 2015
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Trust issues unreserved apology to FGH families

THE trust which runs maternity services at Barrow has apologised to the families who suffered poor care between 2004 and 2013. (1 comment)

Last updated 4 March 2015
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Barrow hospital boss unaware of scale of failings

HOSPITAL boss Jackie Daniel claims the full scale and breadth of failings at Barrow's hospital - which lead to the deaths of 11 babies and one mother - was unknown before yesterday's report. (4 comments)

Last updated 4 March 2015
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Eleven babies and one mother died unnecessarily at Furness General Hospital - report

Morecambe Bay Investigation/LMD_7678.jpg IN Barrow’s “dysfunctional” and “dangerous” maternity unit, bosses and midwives conspired to cover up “major” failings - a major investigation has found. (21 comments)

Last updated 4 March 2015
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United Utilities slapped with £750k fine for Millom poo gaffe

UNITED Utilities has been fined £750k for its “reckless failure” after it allowed millions of litres of raw sewage to flow into the Duddon

Last updated 3 March 2015
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Major review of maternity services to be carried out

A MAJOR review of NHS maternity services in England is to be carried out following on from the Morecambe Bay Investigation. (2 comments)

Last updated 3 March 2015
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Leaders of health bodies apologise for 'appalling suffering'

LEADERS of criticised health bodies over FGH maternity failings have released a joint statement, apologising to families for their “appalling suffering”.

Last updated 3 March 2015
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