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Friday, 19 December 2014

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Making others happy always comes first for selfless Barrow boy

50071516B002 A LITTLE boy with a very big heart has been nominated as a Christmas Star.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Barrow summer ice show

A 2000-seater ice arena is set to be built on Walney next year. (2 comments)

Last updated 19 November 2014
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Barrow Police appeal after horses set loose on Walney

BARROW Police have appealed for information after vandals destroyed a fence allowing several horses to stray.

Last updated 18 November 2014
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‘Son would be dead if we’d stuck with FGH’ - Barrow mum

S47303BB A BARROW mum resorted to paying a £90 taxi fare to take her desperately ill son to doctors in Manchester because her local hospital kept insisting he was getting better – despite him later being diagnosed with stage four cancer. (13 comments)

Last updated 18 November 2014
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Lifesaving volunteer team put forward for community award

50055267B004.jpg A LIFESAVING volunteer group has been nominated for a Love Barrow Award.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Hopes high that road will stop erosion splitting Walney in two

TALKS are under way between islanders and businesses in a bid to stop Walney from permanently splitting in two. (4 comments)

Last updated 10 November 2014
Published by http://www.walneylocal.co.uk

Permission granted for Walney windfarm development

DONG Energy today (Friday November 7) welcomed the decision of the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to grant development consent for the Walney Extension offshore wind farm, located off Walney Island in the Irish Sea. (7 comments)

Last updated 7 November 2014
Published by http://www.walneylocal.co.uk

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. (4 comments)

Last updated 31 October 2014
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Large buoy washed up on Walney

50069414B006 A LARGE buoy has washed up on the coast of Walney.

Last updated 20 October 2014
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Delight as work starts on Walney sea defence

50068545B000 AFTER 11 years of campaigning, Walney residents are “over the moon” that sea defence work is under way. (1 comment)

Last updated 7 October 2014
Published by http://www.walneylocal.co.uk

Barrow OAP claims pavement remains a trip hazard

50068755B000 A PENSIONER who fell and injured himself on unlevel pavement flags is annoyed that the area still poses a hazard to other residents. (3 comments)

Last updated 6 October 2014
Published by http://www.walneylocal.co.uk

Staffie muzzle order after fatal Barrow dog attack

A SHAR-PEI dog had to be destroyed after it was attacked by a Staffie cross-breed which had escaped from a rear garden, a court heard. (26 comments)

Last updated 2 October 2014
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Steps taken in bid to boost Barrow school in special measures

AN executive headteacher and a support network has been put in place to turn around the fortunes of a Barrow school in special measures.

Last updated 1 October 2014
Published by http://www.walneylocal.co.uk

Walney Island’s much-loved wildlife haven is set for a spruce-up

S48604BB IT looks as though the Big Clean has found its next community project, with volunteers sought to spruce up a park loved by local residents.

Last updated 1 October 2014
Published by http://www.walneylocal.co.uk

Islands could be built in Morecambe Bay as part of Barrow to Heysham tunnel project

Morecambe Bay Pic with seals THREE islands could be created across Morecambe Bay as part of plans to build a subsea tunnel between Barrow and Heysham. (4 comments)

Last updated 24 September 2014
Published by http://www.walneylocal.co.uk

Cumbria suicide dad left cash for loved ones

A FATHER of four from Cumbria who was being sought by police took his own life after taking an overdose of heroin and methadone, a coroner has ruled.

Last updated 14 September 2014
Published by http://www.walneylocal.co.uk

Barrow Police hunt Walney chocolate thief

BARROW police have appealed for information after a thief stole boxes of chocolate from a shop on Walney.

Last updated 14 September 2014
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Barrow Police and coastguard respond to incident near Walney Airfield

BARROW Police, Furness Coastguard and firefighters have responded to an incident close to Walney Airfield.

Last updated 14 September 2014
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Action group formed to fight Barrow road being closed to vehicles

50009178B003 A CAMPAIGN to prevent a road from closing, effectively rendering a tourism hotspot unsafe, is gathering momentum after the formation of an action group. (29 comments)

Last updated 28 August 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk

Cumbria coast oil spill unlikely to cause problems - expert

S44959BB AN expert has reassured residents and beach-lovers that an oil spill off the Cumbrian coast is unlikely to cause any problems.

Last updated 21 August 2014
Published by http://www.walneylocal.co.uk

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