Deputy leader of Barrow Borough Council Lee Roberts explains that high coronavirus case figures are likely down to the borough's early testing strategy. Mr Roberts suggests high levels of key workers and population density also may play a part. Mr Roberts calls for further investigations into the data in order to get a clear understanding of the figures. He said members of the community have been observing social distancing measures and the local hospital has coped with the virus. As a dock worker himself he said "there's no evidence to say the shipyard has contributed to the stats".
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The Horse Inn in Arlecdon, Cumbria, is sprayed with disinfectant as it gets ready for customers to visit on Saturday (July 4) for the first time since pubs in the UK were ordered to close because of COVID-19.
Neighbours have described an “intense sadness” after three family members died in a collision in Cumbria. The family are believed to have been out for a Father’s Day walk with their dog, which also died, on Abbey Road in Dalton-in-Furness when they were hit by a vehicle at about 2.30pm on Sunday.
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A robot capable of disinfecting large areas in a matter of minutes has been invented by a Cumbrian firm in the fight against coronavirus. Forth Engineering has developed the technology that could be used to sterilise hospitals, ambulances and supermarkets in a bid to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus.
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Rightwing demonstrators, who announced they would turn out on Saturday to protect London's monuments from anti-racism protesters, were involved in scuffles with police outside Parliament. In and around..
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