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Police appeal for wanted man

Credit: Cumbria Constabulary

Cumbria Police are keen to speak with Barrow man Stephen Brown, who is wanted for breach of a restraining order.

It is believed that the 34-year-old is in the Barrow area, and officers would like to speak to anyone who has information about his whereabouts.

Anyone with information should call Cumbria Police on 101, speak to an officer or PCSO, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Search for missing Barrow woman

Laura Littleton Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are searching for a woman missing from Barrow.

Laura Littleton, aged 35, was last seen at approximately 10am on Friday 27th April in Bath Street. Laura is described as white, 5ft 6in tall, of medium build with dark brown very long, straight hair.

Officers are appealing for anyone with any information contact them by calling 101 or via email to

HMS Audacious nuclear submarine unveiled in Barrow

A new Royal Navy nuclear submarine capable of firing Tomahawk missiles 1,000km has been rolled out of its dockyard to undergo preliminary tests.

The 97-metre long attack sub HMS Audacious was edged from Devonshire Dock Hall in Barrow-in-Furness ahead of sea trials expected to take place next year.

The 7,400-tonne BAE Systems-built vessel is the fourth of seven Astute class submarines and is armed with Spearfish torpedoes and Tomahawk land attack missiles.

They were designed to be able to strike at targets up to 1,000km from the coast and are equipped with the latest sonar capability and powered by a nuclear reactor.

Three more Astute class submarines are at different stages in the building process in Barrow.

HMS Audacious submarine Credit: BAE Systems Maritime

Simon Fell chosen as Tory Barrow & Furness candidate

Simon Fell has been reselected as the Conservative party candidate for Barrow and Furness in the upcoming General Election on June 8th.

Mr Fell stood in the constituency in 2015. The Labour incumbent John Woodcock MP currently holds a 795 majority.


Man arrested after reported raped in Barrow

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101. Credit: ITV News/Granada Reports

A man has been arrested after a woman was allegedly raped in Barrow.

It happened between 3.30am and 4.30am today near the town's Dock Museum. Police say the man and the victim know each other. Officers are appealing for witness.

'Winter wonderland' wash out

Organisers of a 'Winter Wonderland' event in Barrow have apologised after many attractions were cancelled due to bad weather.

Families took to social media to complain about the event at Hawcoat park which was billed as "Santa's magical grotto" including an ice rink, German markets and entertainment.

A statement issued on the Hawcoat Park Winter Wonderful Facebook event page said there had been changes to the planned activity list due to the wet weather.

It said: "Hawcoat Park are extremely sorry to report that due to the horrendous weather we've had over the last few days this has meant we have not been able to bring you some of the advertised attractions as part of Winter Wonderland.

"The onsite team have worked tirelessly to try and deliver as much of the programme as possible however, due to the conditions we are aware that all of the attractions were not ready when we opened today (Friday).

"As a result of the issues highlighted Friday ticket holders can choose to attend either Saturday or Sunday as an alternative."

Hawcoat Park Credit: Hawcoat Park
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