Ashton O'Hare, from Our Lady of the Rosary School, Dalton, was one of a dozen winners nationally in a badge design contest aimed at encouraging children to walk to school at least once a week.

A terraced house in Shakespeare Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £92,500. A semi-detached house at Holcroft Hill, Barrow, was £135,000.

Barrow's first worm-charming competition was held in Barrow park. The idea was to tempt the creatures out of the ground by noise and vibrations.

Cumbria was the ninth worst area in England and Wales for anti-social behaviour according to research by the Conservative Party.


Barrow-born trumpeter Stan Roderick, who played with Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, was to be honoured with a memorial concert at St Sepulchre's Church, London. He was brought up in Blake Street and died at the age of 74.

A life-size portrait of Lakeland poet William Wordsworth was bought from an American collector by the Wordsworth Trust for £35,000.

Teenage Red Cross volunteers Yvonne and Ann-Marie Herrington, of Hempland Street, Barrow, raised £3,000 to send 25 disadvantaged Cumbrian children on holiday to Great Tower Wood in Windermere.

Dalton's newly-appointed official ale-taster was George Welby, the retired headteacher at Vickerstown School.


You could earn 26p per hour as an attendant at Marsh House for the elderly at Ulverston.

A 1960 Fiat 1100 four-door saloon was £150 from W. Milligan and Sons at the Foundry Road garage, Millom.

The Reverend Thomas Ledgard was inducted as the new vicar of Cartmel by Bishop of Carlisle, the Right Reverend S. C. Bulley.