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Friday, 28 November 2014

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Planning chief turns against Barrow housing plans

50048447B005.jpgds A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build a housing estate near historic ruins in Barrow has been recommended for refusal ahead of the all-important decision next week.

Last updated 27 November 2014
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Police traffic warning ahead of Ulverston Dickensian Festival

CUMBRIA Police have issued traffic advice ahead of this weekend’s Ulverston Christmas Dickensian Festival.

Last updated 27 November 2014
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Pub chain’s dream of 52-bed Barrow hotel unveiled

50046847B005.jpg A FORMER department store which has laid empty for 18 years could be turned into a 52-bedroom hotel as part of a £3.5m scheme.

Last updated 27 November 2014
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Ofsted raps Barrow academy chiefs over fall in standards

50052737B003dsa SENIOR leaders are not doing enough to get a Barrow school out of special measures, the education watchdog has ruled.

Last updated 27 November 2014
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Barrow man attacked partner

A BARROW man who hit his partner until she was bleeding in the mouth in a “sustained assault” has avoided a jail sentence.

Last updated 27 November 2014
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Staffie could be destroyed after biting young boy in Barrow

A “GROGGY” dog that bit a nine-year-old boy in the chest when he tried to stroke it in Barrow could be destroyed, a court was told.

Last updated 27 November 2014
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Barrow pupils put own spin on historic moment of First World War

50070450B000 THE amazing story of how enemy forces shared chocolate and played football during the 1914 Christmas truce has captivated TV audiences in a touching new TV advert.

Last updated 26 November 2014
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Awards will help South Cumbria students forge bright futures in engineering

50070686B006.jpgds TALENTED engineers of the future have received bursary awards worth hundreds of pounds.

Last updated 26 November 2014
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Barrow pupils take the reins at Furness General Hospital

50070712B002 HOSPITAL bosses have been given a fresh perspective on how the organisation could be run – from a group of ambitious schoolchildren.

Last updated 26 November 2014
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Advanced warning of Barrow alarm test

A NEWLY installed internal alarm system at BAE Systems Submarines in Barrow is due to be tested again this week.

Last updated 26 November 2014
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Cold war nuclear crash may have caused Dalton man’s cancer

Petter Lilleby A NUCLEAR accident at the height of the Cold War may have lead to the fatal cancer which claimed the life of one of the clean-up crew, an inquest heard. (1 comment)

Last updated 26 November 2014
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Ulverston faces wait for new recycling service

RESIDENTS tired of lugging their used plastic and cardboard to recycling centres are set to benefit from kerbside collection, but Ulverston will be left waiting months for the new service.

Last updated 26 November 2014
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Ulverston supermarket: Decision could be made this week

AFTER months of arguments, the final decision on controversial plans for a supermarket in Ulverston could be announced by the end of the week. (3 comments)

Last updated 26 November 2014
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Barrow car smash youngster thanks air ambulance crew

Thomas Ashdown A YOUNG driver from Barrow has thanked the rescue crew who flew him to hospital after he suffered suspected back and neck injuries in a racing car smash.

Last updated 26 November 2014
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Barrow apprentice scoops national award

Callum Goulder with bronze medal, UK Skills show A BARROW shipyard worker has brought home a bronze medal after being named one of the UK’s top apprentices during a prestigious competition. (1 comment)

Last updated 26 November 2014
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Signalling problems and staff shortages cause Barrow train disruption

RAIL passengers in Cumbria are facing major delays due to signalling problems and staff shortages. (7 comments)

Last updated 26 November 2014
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Nominate a Christmas Star for a special treat

50070710B000 THE festive season is almost upon us, and today we launch a search to find our Christmas Stars.

Last updated 25 November 2014
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Outrage at theft from disabled man in Barrow

50070776B001 AN outraged mother has spoken of her disgust after a stranger posed as her disabled son’s carer in order to steal less than £10 from him. (8 comments)

Last updated 25 November 2014
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Road closed following crash in Cumbria

EMERGENCY services are dealing with a two-vehicle road traffic collision in Cumbria.

Last updated 25 November 2014
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Barrow woman tried to bite police officer

A BARROW woman, who has been told she will die if she carries on drinking, hit police and tried to bite an officer in her flat.

Last updated 25 November 2014
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