Best stories in South Cumbria this week

HERE is a roundup of our ten best stories from last week.

TWO people have died after a crash involving two cars.

Police were called just after 12am in the early hours of today to a collision on the A65 at Stainton.

The collision involved a black Citroën Saxo and a white Vauxhall Antara, police said.

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Barrow-built HMS Audacious performs NATO tasks

BARROW-built submarine HMS Audacious has completed her second Mediterranean patrol.

During the patrol her role was to conduct maritime security operations for the UK and NATO.

After she completed her operations, the Astute-class submarine was partially submerged at the NATO base in Souda Bay, Crete, to undergo maintenance.

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Pictures show shocking ‘hell house’ in Barrow that attracts rats and hooligans

RESIDENTS have told of their horror at living next to an ivy-covered ‘hell house’ that attracts rats.

The abandoned end-terrace in Barrow is covered to the eaves in ivy and brambles – with rubbish piled high in the garden.

The house, in Storey Square, is so overgrown a tree is growing through the bathroom window.

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Tributes paid after body of woman recovered in Barrow

TRIBUTES have been paid after the body of a woman was recovered from Walney Channel.

Furness Coastguard and police were notified about the welfare of a person in the North Road area near the coast at Barrow at 3.03am on September 3.

It has since been confirmed that the body of a woman in her forties was recovered from the water.

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Family have Hayes Garden World tickets canceled over ‘mistake’

A MUM has spoken of her anger after tickets for a much-anticipated Christmas event were cancelled.

Stacey Ralph, from Barrow, says that she was barred from Hayes Garden World’s Christmas Grotto after her five-year-old daughter Cleo took a fairy from a popular display at the garden centre, near Ambleside.

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‘Sad loss’ – Long-standing chip shop in Ormsgill to close doors

‘IT’S a sad day for Ormsgill’ as a long-standing chip shop prepares to close its doors for the final time.

Ormsgill Chippy will be frying up its last fish on Friday after decades of trading in the community.

The business, located in Middlefield, was run by dedicated pair Pam Silcocks and Elaine Stables who took over the shop 21 years ago when the building was still owned by Barrow Borough Council.

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Lakes Bioscience will not build biopharma plant near GSK in Ulverston

A £350m pharmaceutical manufacturing facility that was tipped to be built in the South Lakes will no longer go ahead.

Lakes Bioscience submitted plans to South Lakeland District Council in 2020 to build the facility on a disused car park on Pulman Road, in Ulverston, opposite GSK’s current facilities.

Planning permission was granted last year. However, Lakes Bioscience chief operating officer Pat McIver confirmed to in-Cumbria that the facility – which was tipped to create 250 jobs – will no longer be built in Ulverston.

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Cumbria’s Top 12 Most Influential Business Women

This month inCumbria magazine is celebrating the amazing achievements of some of our most high-profile and influential women in the county.

From industry leaders to food pioneers; nuclear and engineering experts to tourism bosses and restaurant critics – we’ve taken a cross slice of the talent which is so prevalent in Cumbria.

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Barrow’s Shiny Car Wash fined for employing ‘illegal’ workers

BOSSES of a car wash have been fined after the Home Office found it had employed two foreign workers illegally.

The Shiny Hand Car Wash in Barrow was handed the fine after it was raided by immigration enforcement officers.

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Barrow’s Odd Frog renamed to The Meeting Place

A MUSIC venue under new ownership has revealed its new name.

Found on Duke Street, Barrow, The Meeting Place is the name of choice after rebranding from the Odd Frog.

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