More than 200 people applied for 32 jobs at Barrow's new Argos store in the former MFI building on Walney Road retail park.

A cash injection of £2m was to help double the mental health provision in South Cumbria. NHS Cumbria secured the funding to continue its expansion of psychological therapies for mild to moderate mental health problems.

There were plans to open an Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant in the former Thornton's gift and chocolate shop in Market Street, Ulverston.

Barrow won a major contract to be a supply port for a £1.2bn windfarm set to be built off Walney. The deal was between ABP Ports in Barrow and Danish energy company Dong.


Ulverston Glaxochem staff aged over 55 were being offered voluntary early retirement as part of a national scheme in the company's British factories.

Barrow artist Alrick Collister was to display a painting of Walney Island at the British Watercolour Society summer exhibition in Ilkley.

It was hoped to restore Sunday railway services between Barrow, Millom and Whitehaven this summer for the first time since the 1970s. Regional Railways was to introduce an experimental service on selected weekends.

Millom mayor Reg Heathcote judged the bonny baby contest at Thwaites Gala, near Millom. The winners were Ryan Hynd and Melanie Jewula.


Defender Peter Bebbington, 22, was given a free transfer by Barrow AFC and was signed by Stockport County.

A detached bungalow at Skiddaw Gardens, Barrow, was offered for sale at £4,800. A terraced house in Salthouse Road, Barrow, was £2,500.

Three men from Barrow were to take part in a 1,700-mile round-Britain powerboat race. They were Diccon Ruscombe-King, Bill McLaren and Jack Rowland.