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Flood alerts issued for Cumbria

Flood alerts issued for Cumbria

Residents in Cumbria are being told to prepare for potential flooding as heavy rainfall is set to hit the county. The Environment Agency has issued 14 flood alerts for Cumbria with people being warned river levels could rise from tonight but it is...

News & Star, 3 min. ago
 

Sellafield workers strike today in row over pay

Members of the Unite union were due to start the strike action at 6.45am this morning. It is expected to run until 6am tomorrow. A spokesman for Sellafield Ltd says the firm will work with other agencies to try to minimise disruption for the public....

 
Funerals, birthdays and potentially even his own wedding - imprisoned Cumbrian reveals all he is missing

Funerals, birthdays and potentially even his own wedding - imprisoned Cumbrian reveals all he is missing

The ‘wrongful’ imprisonment of a Cumbrian man has not only robbed him of years of his life, but is also jeopardising his future, he revealed. John Armstrong has missed out on funerals, weddings and births as he fights to clear his name more than 5,000...

News & Star, 11 min. ago
 
Sellafield workers strike today in row over pay

Sellafield workers strike today in row over pay

More than 1,100 Sellafield workers have gone on strike today in a row over pay. Members of the Unite union were due to start the strike action at 6.45am this morning. It is expected to run until 6am tomorrow. A spokesman for Sellafield Ltd says the...

News & Star, 11 min. ago
 
Road near Kirkham closed after flooding

Road near Kirkham closed after flooding

A major section of road near Kirkham has been closed due to flooding this morning. Heavy rain overnight has led to Moorside being closed in both directions between Cross Lane and Carr Lane. The closure is affecting traffic heading between Kirkham and...

Blackpool Gazette, 16 min. ago
 
Road near Kirkham closed after flooding

Road near Kirkham closed after flooding

A major section of road near Kirkham has been closed due to flooding this morning. Heavy rain overnight has led to Moorside being closed in both directions between Cross Lane and Carr Lane. The closure is affecting traffic heading between Kirkham and...

 
Road closed in Abbey Village after flooding

Road closed in Abbey Village after flooding

0 Have your say Drivers this morning are being warned of a road closure in Abbey Village. Police say that part of Bolton Road has been closed due to flooding. The road is closed in both directions between Lilac Grove and Dole Lane which is affecting...

 
'World-class' research lab opens at Royal Preston

'World-class' research lab opens at Royal Preston

0 Have your say A new state of the art lab is set to put Lancashire at the forefront of medical research. A new state of the art lab is set to put Lancashire at the forefront of medical research. Health bosses say the brand new Clinical Research...

 
Road closed in Abbey Village after flooding

Road closed in Abbey Village after flooding

Drivers this morning are being warned of a road closure in Abbey Village. Police say that part of Bolton Road has been closed due to flooding. The road is closed in both directions between Lilac Grove and Dole Lane which is affecting traffic between...

Chorley Guardian, 24 min. ago
 
Chester's One City office block sells for reported £17.5m

Chester's One City office block sells for reported £17.5m

A brand new six-storey office block has sold for around the reported asking price of £17.5m, according to the property media. One City Place , by Chester Railway Station , was developed speculatively by Muse Developments. Muse has now exchanged...

Chester Chronicle, 31 min. ago
 
Live: Breaking news, weather and travel Wednesday November 22

Live: Breaking news, weather and travel Wednesday November 22

Join us for everything that's happening across Liverpool, Merseyside and beyond via our live breaking news, travel and weather service throughout the day. From the region's roads to the latest on the railways, buses and the weather, we are here to...

Liverpool Echo, 34 min. ago
 
Millionaire businessman admits interest in Blackpool FC

Millionaire businessman admits interest in Blackpool FC

0 Have your say A millionaire businessman who once tried to buy Blackpool FC has confirmed he is interested now it is up for sale. Fleetwood-born Ian Currie, who has previously been involved with Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers, told The Gazette...

Blackpool Gazette, 41 min. ago
 

Fears that Cumbria could be targeted by booze "smugglers"

North Cumbria could be targeted by booze “smugglers” after Scotland introduces minimum pricing for alcohol. That is the stark warning from experts who predict a flood of alcohol bargain hunters coming across the border following Scotland’s looming...

News & Star, 43 min. ago
 
University of Cumbria graduations start today

University of Cumbria graduations start today

The graduation of more than 1,000 University of Cumbria students will start at Carlisle Cathedral today. The city centre will be dressed with bunting to reflect the celebrations of the students as they receive their degrees and academic awards....

News & Star, 57 min. ago
 

Horrified churchgoers find dead car hanging from railings by a dressing gown belt

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a dead cat was found hanged outside a church with a dressing gown belt tied around its neck. Members of Moston Spiritual Church made the grim discovery before their weekly service last night (Monday). The...

Middleton Guardian, today, 06:12
 


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