Unpaid workers at the Baycliff-based Cumbria Advisory Thyroid Service received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

A semi-detached house at Worcester Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £99,500. A semi-detached house in Cambridge Street, Barrow, was £84,950.

The South Walney Nature Reserve won a Cumbria Best Practice gong at the North West Regional Construction Awards held in Southport. It followed work to improve access to the site.

The new Walney carnival queen was Nicole Thorburn-Wilson. Her ladies-in-waiting were Jodie Jackson and Gabrielle Beckman.


The Mallard vehicle ferry across Windermere was due to come back into service after a major overhaul at the slipway of the Windermere Iron Steamboat Company at Lakeside.

British paragliding team member Pat Holmes officially opened the Angling and Hiking Centre in Rawlinson Street, Barrow.

An aircraft called a Flying Flea was to be restored at Millom's RAF Museum. It had been built in Ulverston and stored in a barn at Torver for many years.

A detached bungalow at Norland Avenue, Barrow, was offered for sale at £71,950. A terraced house in Kent Street, Barrow, was £22,000.


You could earn up to £1,295 per year as a technical assistant based at Barrow with the North Western Gas Board.

A modernised terraced house in Ramsden Dock Road, Barrow, was offered for sale at £2,500.Tytup Hall, near Dalton, was being sold at auction.

John Jowett was the new principal of Barrow Central College of Further Education. His last job was at Lancaster and Morecambe College of Further Education.