Youngsters tried out kite flying at Barrow's Parkview playing fields with instructors Gary Powell and Ben North from the North West Kite Surfing School at Earnse Bay,Walney.

An award as best convenience store in the country was won by Haydn Hicks at Bargain Booze, in New Market Street, Ulverston.

Stars of the ITV talent show The X Factor were heading to Barrow to perform in a concert as part of the Barrow carnival. Diana Vickers and Andy Williams would sing at the back of Barrow Town Hall in a gig organised by the Canteen Media and Arts Centre.

A terraced house in North Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £77,500. A flat in Lesh Lane, Barrow, was £50,000.


Red Cross volunteer Florence Reay, 82, was Ulverston's Woman of the Year after helping to nurse almost 40,000 blood donors in the past 36 years.

Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Julian Oswald, visited the TS Sovereign training base of Barrow Sea Cadets.

Disc jockeys in Millom were planning a two-day fundraising event for the Millom Fell Rescue Team.

Sir Angus Stirling, director general, of the National Trust was to visit Fell Foot Park at Windermere and Wordsworth House, Cockermouth.


Barrow MP was fighting to retain the Crown Post Office status of Dalton after plans were drawn up to down grade it to a sub-office.

Claims were denied that the breakfast bacon had been cut back at Barrow Corporation's Abbey House home for the elderly.

Large loaves of bread were 7p and a pound of English mince beef was 17p from the Home and Colonial Supermarket, in Dalton Road, Barrow.