THE Sir John Barrow Monument in Ulverston is now a proud shade of blue to show support for the emergency services.

The landmark atop Hoad Hill will remain lit blue in the evenings for the foreseeable future. An Ulverston Town Council spokesman said on Twitter: “The monument will be lit in blue for the foreseeable to say thank you to the NHS and all blue light staff.” Many residents have shared pictures of the monument on social media with the hashtag #BlueForTheNHS