A team of young Furness showjump riders finished sixth at the National Novice Championships held in Cheshire.

A major swimming event at Windermere was stopped after 70 minutes due to safety fears as strong winds whipped up waves on the lake. The Windermere Championship was to be contested over a 10-mile course but support boats faced being swamped.

The defunct Barrow Youth Brass Band distributed £7,500 of its funds to help other youth bands in Furness.


Work started again on the last 10 per cent of the £2.4m flood prevention scheme at Haverigg for the national Rivers Authority. Work had been halted when the main contractor went into receivership.

A bungalow at Alexander Place, Askam, was offered for sale at £67,500. A semi-detached house at Langdale Crescent, Dalton, could have been yours for £53,500.

The latest signing at Barrow AFC was former Stalybridge Celtic striker Paul Higginbotham.


The Leeds-based technology and management consultants Shaun Morgan was holding a recruitment day in Millom's West County Hotel, in the Market Square — which coincided with the last days of production at Millom Ironworks.

Martial arts group the Barrow and Furness Ladies' Judokwai was looking to sign up recruits for evening sessions in Rawlinson Street, Barrow.

Former Ulverston Victoria County School pupil Margaret Kay was heading to Gibraltar on duty with the Women's Royal Naval Service.