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Ulverston firm Bender UK lights up hospital’s £12m birth centre

An Ulverston firm has kitted out Furness General Hospital's new £12m South Lakes Birth Centre with the latest equipment.

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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.

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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.

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Furness businesses get £2,500 for taking on apprentices

A scheme that aims to create 50 apprenticeships and reward employers with a cash incentive of up to £2,500 has given out its first bursaries.

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Merged college board of governors combines wealth of experience

A college that recently merged to become the largest provider of education and skills training in Cumbria welcomes an experienced board of governors.

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CandoFM marks birthday milestone

A community radio station that has gained an estimated 13,000 listeners across Furness is celebrating its first birthday on Wednesday, November 23.


Teams complete charity cycle challenge

Teams from Kimberly-Clark and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) cycled 50 miles for the Tour De Furness.

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Fundraisers take on Tour De Furness

Cyclists will complete the charity ride to raise funds for their chosen charities on Sunday, September 11.

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New flagship for Furness Building Society

Furness Building Society has reopened its flagship Barrow branch after a complete refurbishment has transformed the building.

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Furness building society celebrates 150 years

A CELEBRATED financial organisation has reached a major milestone as it celebrates 150 years in business.

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TV comic’s South Cumbria visit

TV funny man Dave Spikey is preparing for a visit to South Cumbria next month.

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Energy For Life Walney family fun run set to be bigger than ever in 2015

THE Energy for Life Walney Family Fun Run returns on June 28, and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

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Barrow and Dalton named among top ten most desirable places to live in England

BARROW and Dalton have been named as among the top ten most desirable places to live in England.

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Rail boost for south Cumbria

BUSINESS leaders have been giving their reaction to a rail boost coming to Barrow and south Cumbria.