There were plans to establish a Kip McGrath educational consultancy at a house on Furness Park Road, Barrow.

A mountain bike valued at £2,500 was stolen from the Skelwith Fold caravan park, Ambleside.

Superbike champion James Whitham was at the Waterstones store in Barrow to sign copies of his autobiography What a good do.

A semi-detached bungalow at Yewdale Avenue, Barrow, was offered for sale at £199,950. A detached house at Woodland Park, Barrow, was £237,950.


Matalan was opening a store on Walney Road, Barrow, by November and was recruiting staff, including a store manager on £18,000 per year.

The Animal Rescue charity shop, in Derry Street, Barrow, was having a sale with everything priced at 10p.

Many of Barrow's indoor market traders were set to boycott the new Monday trading day being introduced by South Lakeland Properties.

A giant boulder found during excavations for the Dalton by-pass was to be used as a marker on one of the town's boundaries, near Broughton Road bridge.


Work was to start in a few weeks' time on a £20,000 road-widening scheme at Lindal.

Sydney and Edith Newby, of Priory Station House, Ulverston, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. As a boy, Mr Newby won many trophies for swimming.

The 33-strong Nelson Salvation Army Sunday School Choir visited Barrow to present a musical programme at the Holker Street School.