Olympic gold medal winner Adrian Moorhouse was lined-up to open the £2.3m leisure pool at Lakeland Leisure Park, near Flookburgh.

A detached house on Ashdown Road, Barrow, was offered for sale at £219,950. A terraced house at Methuen Street, Walney, was £84,950.

Cumbrian Constabulary was reviewing the way it handled calls which could lead to the loss of 15 civilian jobs. Staff at stations such as Barrow faced being relocated.

Barrow Sea Cadets based at TS Sovereign raised £300 in a street collection in Ulverston town centre.


Talented young flautist Cathy Greenwood was accepted into the Northern Junior Philharmonic Orchestra.

A semi-detached house at Peters Drive, Millom, was offered for sale at £49,950. A semi-detached house at Longlands Avenue, Barrow, was offered for sale at £44,500. A terraced house in Devon Street, Barrow, was £29,950.

Conservative county councillor Pauline Halfpenny, of Ulverston, received the MBE from Prince Charles at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace.

George Clement, of Norland Avenue, received a gold watch to mark his 25 years’ service to Barrow Borough Council. He was a senior engineer in highway maintenance with the council’s contract and environmental department.


A three-piece suite covered in black nappatex cost £52 from Simmons at 227 Dalton Road, Barrow.

The Barrow finalists in the Road Safety Queen contest were Elaina Palmer, Sandra Mason, Christine Wise, Linda Stefanowski, Sandra Turner and Lynne Hudson. They were chosen from an event at the Vickerstown Institute.

North Lonsdale councillors turned down plans for a house and garage at Tent Lodge, Coniston.