Plans were dropped to build a £5m railway museum and car park at Haverthwaite, next to St Anne's Church.

A semi-detached house at Onchan View, Walney, was offered for sale at £159,950. A semi-detached bungalow at Cowlarns Road, Barrow, could have been yours for £159,950.

Members of the public were invited to hand out punishments at mock court cases being held at an open day in Furness magistrates' Court, on Abbey Road, Barrow.

The government gave £92,000 to the Herpetological Conservation Trust to help protect natterjack toads. Half of England's population of the rare creatures was in Cumbria.


A multi-million pound refurbishment scheme was planned for South Lakeland's council houses. A report showed on in 15 was unfit for human habitation.

A terraced house at North Row, Roose, was offered for sale at £30,999. A semi-detached house at Church Road, Urswick, was £65,750.

More than £700,000 was to be spent on rebuilding the waste water treatment works at Lindale, near Grange, by North West Water.


Dalton Urban Council was called on to take action to stop illegal tipping at Askam.

Barrow Staff Nurse Veronica Hemsworth, of Storey Square, Barrow, was to work for two years at a hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand, through International Voluntary Service.

Barrow Chess Club won the Cumberland, Westmorland and Furness Chess League.