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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hospital apprentices take first step towards nursing degree

A wave of healthcare apprentices from the area's hospitals are taking a step towards a nursing degree after completing their training on the wards.

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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.

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Concert raises funds for Jo’s Appeal

​Talented musicians have raised £100 towards the charity Jo’s Appeal in a concert featuring recitals, monologues and songs from the musicals.

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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.


High-performing college receives chartered status

Furness College has been honoured by receiving chartered status in London.

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A level design and technology returns to sixth form

Barrow Sixth Form students will be able to study A level design and technology from September thanks to an innovative new partnership.

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Furness College tops performance tables

Staff and students are celebrating after Furness College topped the national league table for the progress students make after school.

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Cumbrian electrical company celebrates contract with EDF

Representatives from Cumbria-based electrical design company Athena PTS recently attended a prestigious opening ceremony as guests of EDF.

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Sixth form hosts STEM taster day

Pupils from Dowdales School enjoyed a taste of life at Barrow Sixth Form College when they visited for a STEM taster day this week.

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Students awarded in Barrow college’s most successful year

High-achieving sixth formers were reunited for the annual awards ceremony as a college celebrated its best-ever year for A-Level success.

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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.

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College raises charity cash for community at Christmas

Students and staff from across Furness College’s two campuses have raised hundreds of pounds to help others in the community at Christmas.

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Cumbrian electrical firm retains place in Fast Track 100

Electrical design company Athena PTS has retained its place in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table.

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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.

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Barrow and Dalton in list of top 10 ‘most desirable postcodes’

Cumbria boasts two of the most desirable places to live in England, according to the Royal Mail.

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Keswick to Barrow committee to give away record-breaking sum to charities

A landmark year for a fundraiser has proven cause for a double celebration, as organisers prepare to give away a record-breaking amount of money.

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Google Garage event to be held in Barrow

Search engine giant Google is coming to Cumbria for a special event hosted by