Barrow councillors agreed a raft of measures worth £30,000 to help town centre businesses during the credit crunch. They also decided against a suggestion for a "buy one hour and get one free" promotion on the Emlyn Street car park.

Approval was given for a two storey extension at Waterside Hose, in Bridge Approach, Barrow, to provide 16 office units and a meeting room.

Larking Racing hoped to set up a new bookmakers at the old Global store in Dalton Road, Barrow.

A semi-detached house in Blackbutts Lane, Walney, was offered for sale at £139,500. A terraced house in Rawlinson Street, Barrow, was £72,000.


Former Olympic runner Chris Brasher launched an Invest in the Lakes project to boost conservation work at an event held at the Brockhole National Park Visitor Centre, Windermere.

A terraced house at Church Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £29,500. A bungalow at Solway Drive, Walney, was £32,750.

Furness cyclists Anne Plant and Caroline Alexander were picked to represent Great Britain in the 445km Tour of Portugal.

The Ripon Cathedral Choir gave a concert at St James' Church, Barrow. None of the performers was aged over 13 years.


Barbara Hutton, of Gloucester Street, Barrow, was back in town on holiday after working at a children's hospital in Saigon. She used to work at Barrow's Devonshire Road Hospital.

A collection of watercolours worth £14,000 from the Victoria and Albert Museum at London was to feature in the 16 th annual art exhibition at Barrow Town Hall by Barrow Society of Artists.

A new semi-detached house with three bedrooms on the Croftlands Park estate at Ulverston was offered for sale at £3,395.