In the past...


Scientists from the Environment Agency issued a warning to lake users and farmers after they found blooms of blue-green algae in four parts of Windermere and at Pull Wyke Bay, Ambleside.

A semi-detached bungalow at Bowness Road, Dalton, was offered for sale at £149,950. A terraced house in Longway, Barrow, was £70,000.

Staff at the Owl and the Pussycat pub, in Hindpool, Barrow, launched a Home and Away scheme, which called on people to donate school supplies and arts and crafts materials. They would be split between UK children's charities and orphanages in Romania.

There were plans to spend £250,000 to raise the height of part of the platform at Dalton railway station to make it easier for passengers to get on and off trains.


Evening revellers who dropped takeaway food on Barrow's streets were blamed for attracting scavaging seagulls who were swooping on passers.

A terraced house in Lord Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £22,950. A semi-detached house at West Shore Road, Walney, was £34,950.

Thorncliffe School pupils Katie Bartlett and Camille Maalawy won a talent contest at the Lakeland Leisure Park Flookburgh, with their rendition of Memories from the musical Cats.

Seascale schoolboy Ben Sherwen was phoned by BBC Blue Peter presenter Diane-Louise Jordan to tell him he had won a minibus for his school in a competition.


Dalton's Albert Millard was angry that a parcel he posted to York took three months to get there after a 6,000-mile detour to New York, USA.

A terraced house at Queen Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £2,500. A semi-detached bungalow at Roosebeck, on the coast road, was £5,000.

There was a record entry of 428 in the roses section at the Lakeland Rose Show at Grange. Competitors came from Yorkshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and Scotland.