James Fisher & Sons strengthens defence presence in Barrow-in-Furness supporting Submarine Manufacture

Commitment will strengthen support for UK submarine building in the UKJFD is uniquely positioned to support current and future submarine requirements including AUKUS located in key UK hubs; Aberdeen, Glasgow, Portsmouth and now Barrow-in-Furness combined with global Home Market locations in Australia and the US With over 40 years experience providing underwater life support equipment… Continue reading James Fisher & Sons strengthens defence presence in Barrow-in-Furness supporting Submarine Manufacture


Significant progress made in recovery after train derailment in Grange-over-Sands

Network Rail engineers have successfully repaired the embankment as part of a complex operation to recover the railway after a train derailed in Grange-over-Sands on Friday 22 March 2024. The next step is to relay the ballast (railway stones) and track before services can run again. Engineers confirm the work is on track to be… Continue reading Significant progress made in recovery after train derailment in Grange-over-Sands


Supporting care leavers in Cumbria

A new national programme of support for young care experienced adults has been launched throughout England. Managed by UK Community Foundations, the Care Leavers Programme has a primary focus of improving the life chances of care leavers through decentralised funding into regions around the country. The £3.6 million match fund scheme will run over three… Continue reading Supporting care leavers in Cumbria


Local Appeal – Attempt to break into car Monument Way in Ulverston

Police are investigating an attempt to break into a Peugeot car parked in Monument Way in Ulverston. The incident occurred some time between 6.30pm yesterday (16 April) and 9am today (17 April).   Anyone with information relating to this incident can report online at www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it quoting incident number 35 of 17/4. You can also phone… Continue reading Local Appeal – Attempt to break into car Monument Way in Ulverston


Op Merlin – Arrests, charges and recalls to prison in latest wanted people crackdown across county

Drug supply, assault and theft were just some of the offences as officers executed warrants across the county this week as part of the latest Operation Merlin week of action (8-12 April). On Monday officers arrested Nathan Wharton, 35, of Egerton Court in Barrow who was sought in connection with a theft offence. He was… Continue reading Op Merlin – Arrests, charges and recalls to prison in latest wanted people crackdown across county


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