The recession was blamed for new figures which showed there were five people chasing every job vacancy in Cumbria

The new Rampside gala queen was Saffron Mackey. Her duties would include assisting at the opening of the Barrow RNLI gala and presenting prizes at the village sports day.

Celebrations, including a flower festival and a garden party, were being held to celebrate the centenary of the extension to the Duddon Road Methodist Church, Askam, which was opened in 1909.

A terraced house at Osborne Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £65,950. A semi-detached house at Barwood Grove, Barrow, was £119,950.


Holy Trinity Church, Millom, held its first flower festival since 1978 called The Year of the Family. It was officially opened by Marjorie Robb, a founder member of the Old Church Fellowship.

A terraced house at Glasgow Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £27,500.

You could earn £8,563 per year as a hearing test technician working in Barrow for South Cumbria Community and Mental Health NHS trust.


Millom councillor Peter Cross called for a joint meeting with county officials and police officers to sort out the town’s parking arrangements. There was frequent double parking on parts of Wellington Street.

The Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Rhodes, presented the Queen’s Award to Industry to the Broughton Moor slate quarries at Elterwater.