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.
Artful, the third Astute class submarine being built by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy, has successfully completed her first ever dive.
The milestone is in preparation for sea trials next year.
Barrow-born millionaire businessman Paul Casson has been successful in his bid to buy the town’s football club, subject to FA approval.Read the full story ›
Barrow MP John Woodock is campaigning to protect bowling greens later by making a speech to fellow MPs in Westminster. He says the greens are under threat from council cut-backs and private landlords selling out to developers.