The £500,000 revamp of County Square, Ulverston, was awarded the Business and Economy Award in the North West Market Town Awards.

A terraced house at Stanley Street, Ulverston, was offered for sale at £144,950. A detached house at Fell View, Swarthmoor, was£215,000.

Pupils from Thorncliffe School, Barrow, presented a show called Over the Rainbow to celebrate 30 years of education at a school which was to close and become part of the proposed Furness Academy from September.

More than £12,000 was raised for good causes by Furness Lions in the past year. Events had included a sponsored swim, a dancing competition and a gold tournament.


A group of 30 children from the Cumbria Deaf Association took part in a number of sporting activities at the Park Leisure Centre in Barrow.

South Lakeland Council's leisure and tourism committee was to draw up an £800,000 scheme for a new Grange swimming pool - and make an application for a National Lottery grant to build it.

The cost of a public inquiry into the proposed 10mph lake speed limit at Windermere was expected to be £250,000.

A terraced house in Earle Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £24,950. A semi-detached house at Strathmore Avenue, Barrow, was£54,999


A school-leaver aged 16 could get £6.50 per week - with free transport from Ulverston and a white coat - as a trainee at Priory Park technology firm Oxley Developments.

A public meeting was called by the National Trust about future uses for the 14th century Dalton castle.

Students from the John Dalton College of Technology in Manchester visited Millom's old ironworks as part of an industrial archaeology project.