Barrow-born Tom Beadling, 13, captained Australia's under-13 soccer team in the Asian Federation Cup being held in Malaysia.

Shock statistics showed that 300 vulnerable adults in Cumbria had been victims of suspected abuse or neglect in the past year.

The second phase of refurbishment work at Barrow's Ramsden Square public library was to take several months and cost £225,000.

A terraced house at Albert Street, Millom, was offered for sale at £77,500. A flat at Ewan Close, Barrow, was £59,950.


British nuclear Fuels was to shed 2,000 jobs from its Sellafield plant in West Cumbria over the next five years.

Dalton had a new 20mph speed limit affecting traffic in the entire town centre. On Market Street it was being enforced with the help of a narrower road and traffic calming measures.

A total of 3,000 manual workers at VSEL rejected a pay deal which would have included a 1.5 per cent pay rise, changes in working hours and a one-off payment of £150.

Oxley Developments was about to open its new 11,500 sq ft factory at Furness Business Park. It was to produce electric ceramics for filtering out noise from jet engines.


Two 15-year-old campers found an 80lb bomb on the foreshore at Earnse Bay,Walney. Bomb disposal experts from Liverpool were called out to deal with the dangerous find.

A terraced house at Salthouse Road,  Barrow, was offered for sale at £2,500. Another terraced house in Smeaton Street, Barrow, was £1,000.

You could earn up to £850 per year working as a state enrolled nurse for Lancashire County Council at its Broughton Tower residential special school for delicate children.