Barrow actress Katie Boyd beat off hundreds of hopefuls to land a role in a historical production to be seen by visitors to Hampton Court Palace, London.

The new Avanti Capitola wine bar in King Street, Ulverston, raised £581 for St Mary's Hospice from a jazz evening.

TV presenter Michaela Strachan visited Dalton's South Lakes Wild Animal Park to film for Michaela's Animal Road Trip.

There were plans to build 62 homes on land opposite the Barrow AFC stadium in Holker Street. There would be a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached houses for the Modlar and Brookhouse Group.


Libraries in Barrow were being instructed to collect more fines on overdue books to meet county targets, councillors were told.

Puccini's La Boheme was presented at Ulverston Coronation Hall by English Touring Opera.

Every sixth job in Cumbria was supported by tourism, according to a report commissioned by Cumbria Tourist Board. Visitors to the county also generated £812m per year in revenue for Cumbrian businesses.

Furness MP John Hutton accepted a petition signed by 10,000 people aimed at preventing the closure of the Furness railway line in the event of privatisation by the government.


Millom Co-operative Society sold its coal depot to C. G. Ashburner and Sons.

The annual fete was held by St Mary's Missionary College at Castlehead, Grange. Wet weather resulted in stalls being set up in a large gymnasium.

You could earn up to £1,500 per year in the crimping, winding and twisting departments at the Lister textile mill at the Bridgegate Works, near Roose.