Walney was a North West hotspot for falls and had more over 60s taking a tumble than in any other part of the region, according to figures from the North West Ambulance Service.

A semi-detached house at Olive Street, Dalton,was offered for sale at £164,950. A terraced house at Harrogate Street, Barrow,was £79,950.

Approval was given for a planned £20m wood burning plant at Barrow to generate electricity. It would be built at Cavendish Dock for Sunrise Renewables.

The Askam-based Duddon Inshore Rescue team was organising events to mark its 40th anniversary, including a gala at Askam Rugby Club.


Celebrations were being held to mark 100 years of worship at St Peter's Parish Church at Field Broughton, near Cartmel. Events included a special service and a flower festival.

A semi-detached house at Strathmore Avenue, Walney, was offered for sale for £54,999. A terraced house in Robert Street, Barrow, was £14,995.

Bardsea beach was the ninth most polluted in the United Kingdom and people who swam there had a one in 20 chance of getting a stomach upset, according to the Consumers' Association.

Pupils at St James' school, Millom, staged a production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears as part of the school's 25 th anniversary celebrations.


Vicar of Ulpha, the Reverend R. Greenwood, won the quarter-mile race at the Duddon Valley Sports at Seathwaite. He also finished second in the egg-and-spoon race.

The Barrow and District Kennel Association held its show at Pennington Memorial Hall.

Celebrations were held to mark the 60 th anniversary of Hawcoat Methodist Church at Cliffe Lane, Barrow.

Jennifer Sharp was crowned as the Lindal village queen by last year's title holder Janet Steel.