A total of 11 people launched themselves into a 200ft bungee jump held at the Devonshire Hotel, Millom, to raise funds for the charity Help for Heroes.

The new Bishop of Carlisle was the Right Reverend James Newcome, aged 55. He had been Suffragan Bishop of Penrith since 2002.

Tesco was close to opening its new store in the former Woolworth's base in Market Street, Ulverston.

Generous animal lovers raised around £2,000 to save a bird sanctuary run by Pat Denny of Hawcoat, Barrow.


The new Ulverston mayor was Janette Jenkinson. She took over from Phil Lister.

Dalton's new charter princess was Esta Cassley. She was to wear a gown made by Dalton dressmaker Marjorie Horne.

Dave Wright was the new coach of National Conference rugby league side Askam. He was a former Great Britain youth team boss.

More than 1,000 salmon and young trout were killed after 60,000 gallons of slurry got into a tributary of the River Duddon, near Broughton, said the National Rivers Authority.


You could earn £14.25 per week as the rat catcher for North Lonsdale District Council. The job was based at the council's Ulverston depot and it was a 40-hour week.

Loxhams Garages, at Ulverston, launched a 24-hour breakdown service for drivers.

Copeland MP Joe Symonds called for an inquiry into the cause of an oil slick off the Cumbrian coast which had killed hundreds of birds.