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VIDEO: Cumbrian man becomes millionaire after trick or treat prank

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:20am Friday 31st October 2014

A CUMBRIAN man was the victim of the ultimate trick and treat prank but became a millionaire in the process.

UPDATE: 'We cannot even begin to express our feeling of loss' - family pay tribute to Furness teenager

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

RELATIVES of a teenager found dead in a Furness home say his death has 'left a big hole in the family'.

50 deaths to be reviewed as the investigation into the maternity unit at Furness General Hospital continues

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

MORE than 200 mother and baby deaths have been examined and at least 50 will require further review as the investigation into the maternity unit at Furness General Hospital (FGH) continues.

Have your wedding report published in The Westmorland Gazette

The Westmorland Gazette: Have your wedding report published in The Westmorland Gazette

2:00pm Thursday 15th May 2014

If you would like a report and photograph of your wedding published in The Westmorland Gazette then contact Vicky Goodall for a wedding form.

Barrow firm acquires Swedish firm in multi-million pound deal

The Westmorland Gazette: James Fisher and Sons

1:25pm Friday 21st March 2014

CUMBRIAN marine services business James Fisher & Sons has acquired the Swedish company Defence Consulting Europe (DCE) for an initial sum of £3.7m – with a further £1.9m payable if turnover and profit targets are met.

Send The Westmorland Gazette your stories from the First World War

The Westmorland Gazette: Send The Westmorland Gazette your stories from the First World War

12:59pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

ALMOST every family lost a son, in nearly every street at least one house would be in mourning.

Dalton hotel and restaurant wants to extend

6:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

THE Chequers Hotel and Restaurant at Dalton-in-Furness has applied to Barrow Borough Council for planning consent to extend its restaurant and create an extra four bedrooms, taking the total to 34.

'Super hospital' could be built to serve the whole of Morecambe Bay

11:10am Thursday 23rd January 2014

A ‘SUPER hospital’ could be built to serve the whole of Morecambe Bay as the result of a healthcare review currently being carried out.

Barrow set for new community radio station

8:00pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

OFCOM has announced the award of a new community radio licence to Candofm, for a service in Barrow and the surrounding area, aimed at 16 to 40-year-olds.

Barrow project nominated for environmental award

2:40pm Friday 13th December 2013

CUMBRIA Wildlife Trust’s Barrow Wildside project has been nominated for a prize in the Environmental Project category of the Love Barrow community awards.

Barrow's indoor market to get revamp

7:00pm Saturday 30th November 2013

BARROW Borough Council is to invest £250,000 on refurbishment of the town’s indoor market.

Defence role for Furness MP John Woodcock

The Westmorland Gazette: MP John Woodcock

11:25am Wednesday 27th November 2013

FURNESS MP John Woodcock has regained a place on the Parliamentary defence select committee.

Three arrested on suspicion of murder after Barrow man dies following assault

10:17am Thursday 20th June 2013

POLICE have confirmed that a 28-year-old man from Barrow has died following an assault in the town.

Hygiene issues at Furness General Hospital highlighted in report

6:00pm Wednesday 15th May 2013

PATIENTS and staff at Furness General Hospital have been put at risk of cross-contamination and electrocution.

Help needed for Furness tot with rare brain disorder

The Westmorland Gazette: Help needed for Furness tot with rare brain disorder

9:20am Sunday 5th May 2013

AN APPEAL has been launched to help a youngster from south Cumbria and other disabled children get crucial help.

Barrow home run brought to an end as Kendal stock continues to rise

4:33pm Tuesday 9th April 2013

KENDAL Warriors went joint top of the league after a narrow 64-61 triumph saw Barrow Thorns lose on home turf for the first time in more than three years.

Kendal Warriors are Thorn in Barrow's side to revive title push

1:00pm Friday 15th March 2013

TOP of the league Barrow Thorns travelled to Kendal on Sunday night knowing that a win would go a long way to securing the league title, but a defeat would put Kendal back into contention.

Historic coins go on display at Barrow museum

The Westmorland Gazette: Collections manager Sabine Skae in the new gallery at Barrow’s Dock Museum

6:00pm Wednesday 13th February 2013

HISTORIC coins dug up in Furness have gone on display at a new archaeological gallery in Barrow-in-Furness – and hundreds of people turned out at the weekend to see them.

Boost for Furness after £1.2 billion contract awarded to BAE Systems

4:34pm Monday 10th December 2012

PEOPLE in Furness have welcomed news that 3,000 skilled jobs will be safeguarded thanks to a new multi-billion pound deal.

Warriors lose as Barrow prove to be Thorn in Kendal's side

7:00pm Tuesday 20th November 2012

COMING off the back of a lacklustre display against Lockerbie last week Kendal Warriors were looking to get their season back on track as they faced last season’s undefeated champions Barrow Thorns.

Funding advice for South Lakes community groups this week

1:00pm Sunday 18th November 2012

SOUTH Lakeland and Furness community groups can find out more about boosting their funds at a special event on Wednesday.

Peter Kay tribute hits Furness

3:21pm Friday 2nd November 2012

A PETER Kay tribute act will help to raise funds for St Mary’s Hospice, Ulverston, tonight.

'Innovative' wind farm all set for launch off coast of Barrow

8:21am Wednesday 12th September 2012

DUBBED the ‘most innovative commercial wind farm in the world’, a new scheme to provide renewable energy off the coast of Barrow will be officially launched next week.

Medieval ring goes back on show at Furness Abbey

8:00am Wednesday 15th August 2012

AN extremely rare medieval silver-gilt crozier and bejewelled ring, discovered during emergency repairs to the ruins of Furness Abbey, will go on display at the landmark for a second time on August 24 and 25. The first time the ring and crozier went on display in May the items attracted record-breaking crowds to the Abbey.

Cuts not ruled out by Morecambe Bay health trust bosses

7:10pm Wednesday 4th July 2012

CRISIS-HIT Morecambe Bay NHS Trust has refused to rule out cutting jobs and services as it aims to tackle a predicted £29m deficit.

Furness trains protest backed in Ulverston

12:02pm Wednesday 27th June 2012

ULVERSTON town councillors have backed a petition from Furness MP John Woodcock to stop cuts to a train service.

Furness taxi fares could rise

10:50am Wednesday 27th June 2012

TAXI drivers in Furness are hoping to raise their prices for the first time in four years.

Taxi fares could increase in Furness

11:01am Thursday 14th June 2012

TAXI drivers in Furness are hoping to raise their prices for the first time in four years.

Olympic bronze medallist visits Kendal Leisure Centre

11:29am Wednesday 13th June 2012

OLYMPIC bronze medallist Cassie Patten visited Kendal Lakes Leisure to give young swimmers tips.

Mystery buyer rescues Furness school

4:00pm Wednesday 30th May 2012

A FURNESS school facing closure this summer is preparing to start a new term in September thanks to a mystery buyer.

Dalton zoo owners recalls coming face to face with death

1:33pm Wednesday 30th May 2012

A SOUTH Lakeland zoo owner has shared his near-death experiences with man, animal and nature in a revealing and intimate autobiography.

Van drivers warned after thefts in south Cumbria

5:36pm Monday 28th May 2012

VAN drivers in South Lakeland and Furness are being urged to ensure they do not leave items in their vehicles after a series of thefts at the weekend.

Relive the 1960s in aid of Ulverston's St Mary's Hospice

2:57pm Thursday 24th May 2012

THE sound of the sixties and seventies is on its way to Ulverston for a fundraiser.

Barrow submarine deal secure 1,000 jobs

3:42pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

AROUND 1,000 jobs for South Lakeland and Furness workers have been secured after a huge investment was made in one of the region’s biggest employers.

Thousands step out on Keswick to Barrow walk

The Westmorland Gazette: John Woodcock MP during the walk

2:52pm Wednesday 16th May 2012

MORE than 2,400 people took part in one of the most challenging charity events in Cumbria as they raised funds for good causes.

BAE welcomes Furness youngsters to the workplace

The Westmorland Gazette: Youngsters arrive at BAE Systems for a day at work with their parents

11:50am Tuesday 15th May 2012

MORE than 20 Furness youngsters gained an insight into engineering careers when they went with their parents to work at BAE Systems.


8:33am Friday 11th May 2012

That owner thinks a lot more lulcidy than many who build on flood plains and in storm surge areas.When I drove along the Mississippi Gulf coast last year, all the post-Katrina driveways now leading to nowhere were shocking.Hey, getting too serious here about a fun photo!

'Help us keep Viking treasure in Furness'

7:10pm Wednesday 9th May 2012

A campaign has been launched to keep a Viking treasure hoard which could re-write the history of Furness on display in the area.

Tell us your Diamond Jubilee plans

1:30pm Friday 27th April 2012

Are you planning an event to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee? If so, The Westmorland Gazette would like to hear from you.

Bid to keep Furness Hoard of treasure in Cumbria

2:12pm Tuesday 24th April 2012

AN APPEAL has begun to keep a Viking treasure find within south Cumbria.

Parents back bid to save Furness school

3:50pm Wednesday 4th April 2012

A 74-YEAR-OLD independent school in Furness facing closure this summer could be given a lifeline after parents launched a bid to save it.

Hospital trust names new director

11:44am Monday 26th March 2012

UNIVERSITY Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Denis Lidstone, from Barrow, as a new interim non-executive director.

Were you affected by the Falklands Islands invasion?

11:00am Thursday 22nd March 2012

April 2 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina, which sparked a two-month conflict.

'Lives are at risk' from ambulance delays, claims paramedic

8:30am Thursday 15th March 2012

A PARAMEDIC claims lives are being put ‘at risk’ in South Lakeland after a pensioner was left waiting in agony for nearly two hours with a broken hip.

'The future will be in specialising': Morecambe Bay Health Trust chairman

9:20am Thursday 15th March 2012

THE future for Morecambe Bay hospital patients lies in specialist centres, according to its new chairman.

£15K court fine a 'shock': widow says after inquest

4:30pm Wednesday 14th March 2012

THE widow of an Ulverston man who was killed at work has criticised the level of fine imposed on the company which admitted failing to protect her husband.

How will you be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee?

9:01am Tuesday 13th March 2012

Are you planning a special event to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June?

Ulverston plans Queen's Jubilee celebrations

3:51pm Wednesday 7th March 2012

AN EXCITING new project is being lined up for Ulverston to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Dog owners in Dalton-in-Furness fund-raising day

2:01pm Tuesday 6th March 2012

DOG owners are being invited to a ‘barking-mad’ day out to help raise funds for an Ulverston charity.

Furness chippy wins award

The Westmorland Gazette: QUALITY FARE: Simon Liness, centre, celebrates with staff

9:20pm Wednesday 29th February 2012

A KENDAL man is celebrating after his chip shop was named among the fish-frying elite in the UK.

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