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A ground floor flat at Collingwood Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £54,950. The post office and general store at Great Urswick was £265,000.

The Agilisys call centre firm was moving 55 jobs from Ireland to Barrow due to the rise in value of the euro. The move would bring the firm's workforce in Barrow to 290.

Youngsters from Barrow's Happy Tots Day Nursery held a Peppa Pig's Playtime Challenge to raise cash for Tommy's, a charity funding medical research into the causes of premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage.

Artwork by students at Furness College was brought together for an exhibition in the conference room. On show was everything from photography to fashion and graphics.


Askam's Jill Holden, chief accountant for VSEL, was appointed as a non-executive director to the Morecambe Bay Health Authority.

Former Barrow library assistant Mike Freeman was awarded a doctorate in librarianship by Birmingham's Aston University.

Ministry of Defence officials were to visit VSEL at Barrow in connection with planned new assault ship orders.

A terraced house in Allison Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £26,500. A semi-detached house at Southport Drive, Walney, was £55,000.


Dalton's Frank Whiteway and co-rider Stan Woods won the 500-mile Grand Prix d'Endurance at Thruxton, Hants. They had managed to get to the finish with a fractured petrol tank which held together with chewing gum.

Thousands of nesting seabirds at the Ravenglass Gullery were seriously threatened by oil on West Cumbrian beaches. Many oil-fouled birds had already been found dead and some survivors had made it as far as Walney.

Scaffolding was being put in place ready for restoration work on the Hoad Monument at Ulverston.