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Tuesday, 03 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. (1 comment)

Last updated 3 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 3 March 2015
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Barrow Poundworld opens this week to take on rivals Poundland

POUNDWORLD has pledged it will be the "best discount shopping experience" in Barrow as it takes on rival Poundland (3 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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Walney bridge to close for repair work

THE bridge which connects Walney with Barrow will be closed overnight later this month while essential maintenance work is carried out. (1 comment)

Last updated 3 March 2015
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Health secretary: Search for FGH truth 'took too long'

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

Last updated 3 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. (7 comments)

Last updated 3 March 2015
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Marquee centrepiece set to be a Cumbria festival 'showstopper'

EM Holker Garden Festival 2014/50063817B001.jpg_032.jpg GARDENING enthusiasts can take advantage of great discounts as advance tickets for the 23rd Holker Garden Festival go on sale on Monday.

Last updated 3 March 2015
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Baroness backs Lib Dem to win election in South Lakeland

BARONESS Shirley Williams has backed the South Lakeland Liberal Democrat MP to retain his seat in the general election - declaring his record "amazing".

Last updated 3 March 2015
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Ulverston bids to build bright future

REVITALISING markets, slashing parking charges and launching a new interactive app will be among the initiatives to boost town centre trade if businesses vote in favour of a new levy.

Last updated 3 March 2015
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New law will tackle problem of drugged-up drivers in Cumbria

t10aa368.jpg Cumbria drivers caught under the influence of drugs are more likely to be brought to justice after a change in the law. (2 comments)

Last updated 3 March 2015
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Raising the baa: 23.5lb woolly mammoth shocks Ulverston farmer

50074148B005.jpg_004 A MASSIVE lamb born treble the normal weight bucked the trend by surviving a backwards birth.

Last updated 3 March 2015
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Barrow alcoholic drink-driver was caught twice in two weeks

A “FUNCTIONING alcoholic” caught drink-driving for the second time in two weeks has been warned he could be jailed.

Last updated 3 March 2015
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‘Honesty from the outset could have saved babies’ - South Cumbria mum

50074169B000.jpgds A HEARTBROKEN mum who watched helplessly as doctors tried to resuscitate her day-old daughter claims her concerns were waved aside by medics following the baby girl’s death.

Last updated 3 March 2015
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Masked Barrow knifeman stashed 10 blades under his bed

POLICE found 10 large kitchen blades under the bed of a masked knifeman who had threatened a woman and her teenage son.

Last updated 3 March 2015
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Barrow top pie town in Britain

50074118B003 MOVE over Wigan – Barrow has been hailed as the new Pie Capital of Britain. (7 comments)

Last updated 2 March 2015
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Barrow new pie captial of Britain

MOVE over Wigan, Barrow has been hailed as the new Pie Capital of Britain.

Last updated 2 March 2015
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Guests have a ball raising £2.5k for Millom mayor’s charities

Millom Mayor A GLITZY extravaganza played host to hundreds of residents to celebrate a town mayor’s successful first year in office.

Last updated 2 March 2015
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Trial set to be held over Barrow assault charge

A 48-year-old Barrow man was due to stand trial today accused of assault.

Last updated 2 March 2015
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