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The NHS Cumbria Stop Smoking Service was based in the foyer of the Barrow Asda store for a day to encourage shoppers to give up smoking.

The amount of money loaned against mortgages by the Barrow-based Furness Building Society in the past year had fallen by £27m due to the credit crunch and a slowing of house sales.

A terraced house in Melbourne Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £82,500.A semi-detached house at Meadowlands Avenue, Barrow, was £139,950.

Keswick to Barrow walk organisers were appealing for extra route marshals to volunteer to help make the charity event a success in May.


Cumbria education bosses were hopeful of getting £100,000 from the Government to help fight truancy.

There were to be no compulsory redundancies among the 370 workers set to go from BNFL's Sellafield nuclear plant in West Cumbria.

Barrow probation officer Lianne Anderson was changing her job for a two-year programme teaching English to children in China.

Barrow fitness tutors Julie McLellan and Clare Casey held a week-long series of classes to raise cash for the Starlight Foundation which provides help for sick children.


Two derelict barns were badly damaged by fire near Cocken Tunnel, off Walney Road, Barrow. One had been used as a sawmill.

The Barrow unit of the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service celebrated its 15th anniversary with a dinner at Michaelson House, Barrow.