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 ›
Police have released CCTV images in relation to an assault on a 63-year-old woman in Barrow.
The incident took place on Dalton Road on December 17th.
Police would like to speak to the person pictured in connection with the incident.
Anyone who recognises the individual or who has any information about the incident should contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC 2369 Mottram or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A Cumbria MP is calling for a separate police force to investigate how the case of tragic Poppi Worthington was carried out.Read the full story ›
The North West's biggest off shore windfarm will begin operating today in Cumbria. 108 turbines located 20km off the Barrow in Furness coastline will power 280,000 homes. The project has been supported by two of the largest installation vessels in the world and the UK's first purpose built offshore wind facility at Belfast Harbour. Over 1,000 people have been employed on the project.