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Thursday, 02 April 2015

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Local government cuts

WHEN George Osborne held his emergency budget in June 2010, he announced £40bn of cuts in public spending, with a warning that more was to follow.

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NHS reforms

DESPITE protests from patient groups and medical professionals, the coalition government ordered £20bn of efficiency savings and the largest restructuring in the history of the NHS.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Education

BEFORE he became chief whip in the 2014 cabinet reshuffle, Michael Gove enjoyed four years as one of the most controversial education secretaries in recent years.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Bedroom Tax

FOR Margaret Thatcher it was the poll tax, for Tony Blair it was the 2003 Iraq War and for David Cameron it could be the under-occupancy penalty.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Transport

WHEN direct services to Manchester airport were reduced in 2013, businesses and campaigners feared the coalition was planning a significant downgrade of the Furness line.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Nude bathing “plans” and edible cars among Cumbria April fools

PROPOSALS for a Lake District to London seaplane service and plans to introduce nude bathing in South Cumbria are among the April fools pranks doing the rounds this morning.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Baby death - dad pushes for investigation review

S57403BB.jpg THE father of a 13-month-old girl who died more than two years ago wants a fact-finding investigation into the case reopened, it has been revealed at the High Court.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Building work at Barrow care home set to restart

HOPE is in sight for a multi-million pound care home just a month after the company building it went bust.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Driver who crashed in Walney sought by police

POLICE are searching for a woman who crashed into a parked car in Walney but did not stop.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Updated: Football fan comes forward to speak to police about Barrow AFC assault claim

50062622B004.jpgds TWO football clubs are working with police after claims that a man assaulted a boy after a game.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Firm unveils new £5m base in town

AN underwater technology company has opened its doors to showcase its new £5m facility.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Man, 65, suffers serious injuries in 40m Lake District fall

A MAN needed to be airlifted to hospital after falling around 40 metres from a Lake District fell.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Lift off for Barrow firm’s deal with space technology academy

AN international software company has just bagged a game-changing deal with a world-renowned organisation.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Cat charge admitted by Barrow woman

A WOMAN who admitted causing unnecessary suffering to four cats has had her case adjourned.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Water supply cut off in Ulverston

A BURST pipe on the A590 has left homes in Ulverston without water.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Cumbria man reunites with Korean Zen master

S63085BB.jpg_001 A PHOTOGRAPHER who suffered a chemical attack while on peacekeeping duties in Bosnia has invited the Korean Zen master who helped him recuperate to visit Cumbria.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Former Barrow children’s doctor accused of failings defends his treatment

A CHILDREN’S doctor accused of a series of clinical failings which contributed to the death of a newborn baby said he should be judged “on what the average person would have done”.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Couple are using their loaf to become breadwinners in Barrow

A LIP-SMACKING food outlet is set to bake its way into the hearts and mouths of the community.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Big Clean team hit Askam beach for tidy-up

50075213B000 A MASSIVE amount of “historic” rubble was cleared from Askam beach by a team of committed volunteers.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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