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"I know how important submarine building is to Barrow and to the defence of the nation", Prime Minister, 16 June 2010

The PM was very positive about submarines and Barrow yesterday – a message we can all use in the future

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On the Waterfront

THE largest new business park along Britain’s Energy Coast is gradually taking shape at Barrow.

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250 affordable homes may appear on Salthouse Mills site

A COUNCIL U-turn could see hundreds of affordable homes built on a derelict site. In Barrow Borough Council’s 2007 Local Development Framework plan, the council insisted that housing development at Salthouse Mills would not be permitted until 2015, after the completion of the council’s own 650-home waterfront Marina Village.

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A fresh look at business in Barrow

A MAJOR new campaign has been launched to boost the image of Furness and attract more firms and entrepreneurs to the area.

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Russell ready to move after a great year

THE boss of a Barrow engineering company says he has had one of his best ever years despite the recession.

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Astute does town proud in sea trials

BARROW’S first of class submarine, Astute, has occasionally paused from her sea trials off the Scottish coast to line up for photographs with other Royal Navy assets.

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How to blow rivals away in key turbine skills battle

WITH two giant firms, America’s GE and German’s Siemens announcing intentions to open wind farm manufacturing plants in Britain, Cumbria is stepping up to push the skills and facilities available in the county.

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Who will harvest windfarm benefits?

THE unknown quantity in the windfarm invasion of Barrow is how much benefit the town and its firms will achieve. Some people think the town is going to reap the benefits in terms of jobs and income for the next two to four years – and at a lower level for 20 years after that.

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AMEC Awarded FEED for £600m Gateway Underground Gas Storage Project

AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, along with Parsons Brinckerhoff and Senergy, has been appointed by Gateway Storage Company to undertake the front-end engineering design (FEED) for both the offshore and onshore elements of the £600 million Gateway offshore underground gas storage scheme.

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Centrica awarded Round Three offshore wind development zone

Centrica plc, the parent company of British Gas, today welcomed the news that it has been successful in The Crown Estate's Round Three offshore wind tendering process, having been awarded exclusive rights to develop the Irish Sea zone. The zone, which is located 15 kilometres off the coast of Anglesey, Wales, and 2,200km2, provides Centrica the potential to develop up to an additional 4.2 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy. It could provide enough power for over three million British Gas homes.

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