A four-hour strike was held by forklift truck drivers at the Barrow Kimberly-Clark paper mill over a pay dispute.

A semi-detached bungalow at Parkside, Swarthmoor, was offered for sale at £137,500. A terraced house at Rydal Road, Ulverston, was £99,950.

Boosting conviction rates and improving the care given to sex attack victims was to be the focus of a Lake District conference organised by Lancashire and Cumbria police.


Barrow traders were considering buying a £70,000 closed-circuit TV system to deter growing theft and vandalism in the town centre. The plan by the Chamber of Trade and Commerce would see seven cameras in Duke Street, Abbey Road and Dalton Road.

Hotelier Karl York bought the Abbey Tavern, near Furness Abbey, and planned to spend £100,000 to restore it.

A semi-detached house at Fox Street, Swarthmoor, was offered for sale at £85,000. Another semi at Bigland Drive, Ulverston, was £64,750.


Barrow's proposed new town centre scheme would cost £1.5m. This was far more than the town could afford said Alderman Lawrence Allen at a meeting of the borough council.

You could get a jar of Robertson's jam for 10p, or a packet of cream crackers for 3p, from branches of the Barrow Co-operative Society.

Thermoseal Glass, of Blackpool, was staging a public exhibition of double and triple glazing at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston.

Hopes were raised of hovercraft services from Fleetwood to Barrow before Christmas by Norwest Hovercraft.