Interactive skills festival returns with top prizes
An interactive Furness skills festival returns with an exciting programme, inspiring speakers, and top prizes.
Midwives wanted for State-of-the-art maternity unit
Cumbria’s newest maternity unit has launched a campaign to recruit midwives to the area.
A leading Cumbrian health chief stands down
Dame Jackie Daniel, chief executive of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT), to leave the post at the end of March.
Cumbrian property firm secures Barrow newbuild
Cumbria estate agents Corrie and Co have been given exclusivity on the new Woodlands development in Barrow.
Students celebrate A-level success in Cumbria
Students and staff at Barrow Sixth Form College had stars in their eyes as they celebrated another impressive year for A-level exam success.
Port of Barrow welcomes vessel for work on Walney Extension
Associated British Ports has welcomed the newly built VOS Start subsea-support vessel to the Port of Barrow.
Multi sports club to keep children active over summer
Furness College has launched a new multi sports holiday club for 6-12 year olds running at The Matchbox Sports and Fitness Centre.
150 years of Barrow port celebrated
The community of Barrow has been invited to Associated British Ports' celebrations to mark 150 years of the town's port.
Furness College recognised for high quality university programmes
The Barrow college scored an excellent rating for ensuring students go into highly-skilled employment after their studies.
Talented brickwork students craft complex arch
Two talented Furness College construction students have created an intricate arch of crafted brickwork after being challenged by their tutors.
College offers university degrees on the doorstep
Furness College is opening its doors to enable students to experience university degrees on their doorstep at a taster evening this month.
Lord Hutton praises college’s ‘impressive facilities’
A leading figure in Barrow’s recent history praised the ‘impressive facilities’ at Furness College as he returned for his first tour.
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.
Barrow college to launch art centre of excellence
A Barrow college is to launch a centre of excellence for art and design.
New man in charge of building society
Furness Building Society has appointed Chris Harrison as its new permanent chief executive.
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.
Chemistry students are among nation’s best
Three Barrow Sixth Form College students achieved silver awards in this year’s UK Chemistry Olympiad.
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.
Sixth form first in county to achieve Leadership Academy Status for sport
Staff and students are celebrating after Barrow Sixth Form College became the first in Cumbria to be awarded Leadership Academy Status.
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.
Residential helps Cumbria apprentices to build skills for life
A group of first year apprentices from Kimberly-Clark recently attended a four day personal development and team building residential event.