Police have relaunched an appeal for information about a Barrow man who went missing five years ago.Read the full story ›
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A zoo in Cumbria could find out later whether it will have its licence renewed.
A keeper was killed by a tiger and hundreds of animals have died at South Lakes Safari Zoo.
Barrow Council will consider an application to renew its licence.
The future of ship-workers in Barrow will be decided later as MPs vote on whether to replace the Trident nuclear submarines built there.Read the full story ›
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.
Police in Cumbria say they are concerned for the welfare of a 16-year-old girl from Barrow who is missing.
Madeleine Wilkinson was last seen on Currock Road in Carlisle on Saturday (June 25th) at around 6.30pm.
She is white, 5ft 1in tall, of slim build, with long dyed black hair. She was last seen wearing a grey jumper and pink t-shirt, blue jeans, Nike trainers and had a large brown handbag.
It is believed she may have caught a train and travelled to either the Blackpool area or Bradford.
Police want anyone who has seen her to call Cumbria Police on 101.
Officers also urge Madeleine to let them know she is safe and well.
Police have identified a man who died in Barrow as 35-year-old Guy Hamilton. A 44-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of murder.Read the full story ›
Plans for a new 11 million pound maternity unit in Barrow will go before the NHS trust's board today. It follows recommendations made in the wake of deaths of mothers and babies at Furness General Hospital. If approved the site will have dedicated birthing suites and operating theatres.
Two midwives who worked at a maternity unit dubbed "seriously dysfunctional" face being struck off after the death of a baby boy.
Catherine McCullough and Gretta Dixon will face a NMC disciplinary hearing will over their treatment of Hoa Titcombe, wife of James Titcombe and mother of Joshua, who died days after his birth at Furness General in Barrow.
Last year an independent report found a "lethal mix" of failings led to the unnecessary deaths of one mother and 11 babies in the maternity unit at Furness.
Police are concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old boy who is missing from Barrow.Read the full story ›