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MPs approve plans for four new Trident nuclear submarines

HMS Vanguard Credit: PA

MPs have voted to approve a motion to renew Trident, the UK's nuclear deterrent.

472 MPs voted in favour of the plans while 117 voted against the motion to replace the four Vanguard class submarines with four new submarines which have been codenamed 'Successor'.

Production of the £40 billion fleet of submarines will take place in Cumbria at the BAE Systems plant in Barrow where 8,000 people are employed.

MP who was in Nice as terror attacks happened talks to Amy Welch

John Woodcock, who represents Barrow and Furness, has spoken to Granada Reports about being last the terror attack in France last night.

The MP had travelled to southern France to join in celebrations for the Bastille Day Holiday - the day the French nation celebrates its freedom.

He was just a few minutes away from being in the path of a lorry, driven by the attacker. The driver was shot dead by police, but not before at least 84 people were run down, including several children. Correspondent Amy Welch has this report:

John Woodcock MP speaks from scene of terror attack in France

Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock has spoken to Grenada Reports after he was on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, when a man went on a rampage in a truck killing 84 people.

Mr Woodcock, who travelled to Nice for a short break, said panic and fear had spread throughout the crowds as the attack unfolded.

I was on the Promenade des Anglais watching the fireworks for Bastille Day. Then we left and all of a sudden, people started running.

– John Woodcock MP


Police appeal over disappearance of man from Barrow

49-year-old Stephen Harrison was last seen at his home on Sunday night. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are appealing for information about a 49-year-old man who has gone missing in Barrow.

Stephen Harrison was last seen at his home address on McClintock Street at around 9.30pm on Sunday, June 5.

He is described as a white male, 5ft 10in, of slim build, with dark brown hair and tattoos on both sides of his neck.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Barrow Police on 101.

Cumbria Police want to speak with this man in connection with serious sexual assault

Police are keen to speak with the man in these CCTV images Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police is appealing for information following a sexual assault in Borrow on Thursday May 12.

They are keen to speak with the man in these CCTV images in connection with the serious sexual assault.

The CCTV images were captured in The Kings public house at around 10.30pm. The male pictured left the pub at around 11pm.

Anyone who recognises the individual, or has any information about the incident, should contact either DC 1646 Sarah McArthur or DC 2453 Tom Pearman of Cumbria Police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

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