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Barrow football ace jets out for World Cup with England

Georgia Stanway flies to Jordan on Tuesday, September 20 with the England Women's Under-17s squad to shoot for World Cup glory.

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Manager sought to create new image for Barrow

The search is on for a manager to take the reins at Barrow Business Improvement District and create a new image for the town.

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New era for education in Cumbria

Education steps into an exciting new era as two leading colleges merge in Cumbria.

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Property boom predicted in Barrow

Experts have described how mass employment at BAE Systems will drive Barrow’s property market.

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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.


Learners celebrate success at Barrow college

Three days of awards saw hundreds of full-time students being applauded for their achievements at Furness College.

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Barrow manufacturer hosts family fun day

Employees of Kimberly-Clark in Cumbria and their families enjoyed a fun-filled day at Hawcoat Park Sports Club in Barrow-in-Furness.

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College merger given green light

A move to merge two leading colleges to strengthen education provision in Barrow has been given the green light.

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College explains pathways to higher education

Furness College is hosting an event to provide a unique insight into degree courses offered in Barrow-in-Furness.

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College celebrates A level achievement rate

Barrow Sixth Form College is celebrating after figures revealed it is in the top tier of sixth form colleges nationally for achievement at A level.

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Superstar comedian inspires Cumbrian students

Top comedian and marathon man Eddie Izzard shared his words of wisdom with students at Barrow Sixth Form College yesterday (Tuesday, May 31).

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Top comedian to visit Cumbrian college

Superstar comedian and marathon man Eddie Izzard is heading to Cumbria to talk politics after students invited him via Twitter.


JK Rowling book fans flock to Barrow in online challenge

An online treasure hunt sent avid readers to Barrow to track down a book signed by Robert Galbraith – the pen name of Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

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Shakespeare showcase at Sixth Form

Performing arts students at Barrow Sixth Form College are putting on a Shakespeare showcase this month as the town continues to celebrate The Bard.

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Barrow statue gets The Bard makeover

A statue of Barrow's founding father has been given a William Shakespeare makeover as the town marks the 400th anniversary of his death.

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South Cumbria students invited to “Spring into Sixth Form”

Students from schools across South Cumbria are being given the chance to taste life at Barrow Sixth Form College this Saturday, March 12.

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Student to spend a day in the life of South Cumbria MP

A student at Barrow Sixth Form College has been selected to spend the day in the life of an MP as part of International Women’s Day.

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£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.

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Sneak preview inside £4m engineering and technology centre in Barrow

This is the first glimpse of a state-of-the-art engineering and technological training facility taking shape on the campus of Furness College.

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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.

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South Cumbria business kicks off 2016 with £3m of contracts

A rapidly growing South Cumbria business is looking forward to a bumper 2016, after winning £3m worth of contracts in January alone.