Interactive skills festival returns with top prizes
An interactive Furness skills festival returns with an exciting programme, inspiring speakers, and top prizes.
Holker’s Devonshire Buildings launch new serviced apartments
The Devonshire Buildings on Barrow Island are being given a new lease of life as fully serviced apartments.
BAE Systems ‘one of best places for women to work’
Barrow shipyard owner BAE Systems has been listed as one of the best places in the UK for women to work.
Workforce praised as Barrow shipyard is awarded ‘milestone’ £1.4bn Astute contract
Barrow’s shipyard has been awarded a new £1.4bn contract to deliver the next Astute-class submarine to the Royal Navy.
Barrow shipyard’s next step in £400m plan
Plans to build the next part of a £400m shipyard development by BAE Systems have been given the green light.
Defence secretary says ‘Barrow is leading the way’ as shipyard announces £25m training facility
Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon says "Barrow is leading the way" in British industry and apprenticeship training.
Walking With The Wounded aiming for biggest year yet
The Lake District charity challenge returns this May.
Team registration for 2017 Keswick to Barrow walk opens
Registration for teams wanting to take part in the 2017 Keswick to Barrow and Coniston to Barrow walks is now open.
Cumbria is leading the way for apprenticeships
The most difficult choice for most young people as they are about to leave school is whether to continue in education or go straight into work.
Cumbria employers in national top 10
Three of Furness' biggest employers feature in the top 10 of a national poll of employers for young people.
Defence Secretary praises apprentice focus at BAE Systems
Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon has welcomed news that a leading employer is training a record number of apprentices.
BAE Systems recruitment drive aims to find engineering talent
BAE Systems is looking for talented engineers and technical designers to join the most ambitious engineering project in the UK.
Property boom predicted in Barrow
Experts have described how mass employment at BAE Systems will drive Barrow’s property market.
Barrow jobs secure as MPs back renewing nuclear deterrent
MPs have voted resoundingly to renew the UK's nuclear deterrent, effectively securing the future of BAE Systems' shipyard in Barrow.
£642 million for Successor submarine programme confirmed
The UK’s Defence Secretary has announced the investment for the Successor submarine programme - £225 million of which will be coming to South Cumbria.
BAE Systems reports rise in profits and sales
BAE Systems has reported a rise in sales and profits in 2015, with its Barrow-based submarines operation playing a key role in the success.
£9m investment and new jobs for Barrow
A landmark deal has been signed that will bring millions of pounds worth of investment and scores of new jobs to Barrow.
Barrow shipyard awards £90m contract for ‘mini DDH’
BAE Systems has awarded the contract to Morgan Sindall plc for the development of one of the UK’s largest industrial facilities.
Aspiring engineer is ‘best of the best’
A talented A level student from Barrow Sixth Form College has been judged the best aspiring engineer in the area.
£1.3bn contract for BAE
The government has awarded a £1.3bn submarine contract to Barrow shipyard.
BAE expansion moves a step closer
PLANS for the latest major development in a shipyard have been unanimously backed, paving the way for the building of a new generation of submarines.