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Video: Winter blast's 11 inches of snow as roads, rubbish collections and schools hit across Cumbria and...

Bewcastle School, which has just 20 pupils, has been closed today and a decision on whether it will open tomorrow will be made by leaders and announced by 7am in the morning. The 20-pupil school lies north of Spadeadam, in north Cumbria. It comes as...

yesterday, 19:39 in Regional North West
 

Elderly people in South Cumbria enduring 'painful' journeys to hospital

A Cumbrian has called on the Government to conduct an urgent review of patient transport for older people nationally. Tim Farron is backing Age UK's Painful Journeys campaign, which highlights the struggle faced by elderly patients. The charity says...

yesterday, 19:08 in Regional North West
 

Police investigate power tool theft frrm Barrow property

The incident happened between Saturday January 13 and Monday January 15 in Carlisle Street. A collection of Dewalt and Makita power tools were taken. Police are looking for any witnesses who think they saw any suspicious activity during this period....

yesterday, 18:43 in Regional North West
 

Spring upgrades to Furness Line postponed as engineering work gets stuck in the mud

Last week Network Rail confirmed due to increasingly difficult construction conditions, the electrification of the Preston to Manchester line had been pushed back. As a consequence planned improvements intended for rail links in Cumbria will be hit...

yesterday, 18:38 in Regional North West
 

Police investigate power tool theft frrm Barrow property

The incident happened between Saturday January 13 and Monday January 15 in Carlisle Street. A collection of Dewalt and Makita power tools were taken. Police are looking for any witnesses who think they saw any suspicious activity during this period....

yesterday, 18:38 in Regional North West
 

Bayb's Maternity Appeal celebrates raising £200,000 for new South Lakes unit

The Bay Hospitals Charity opened their office in the foyer of Furness General hospital on January 12, 2017 and launched the Bayb's Maternity Appeal shortly after in a bid to help fund the newly named South Lakes Birthing Centre. Volunteers and workers...

yesterday, 18:15 in Regional North West
 

Furness General Hospital midwife wept as she recalls how Barrow baby never took first breath

Poppy Rushton was born at Furness General Hospital on March 3 2016, but was born “pale and floppy”, and needed resuscitation immediately after her birth, an inquest heard today (16). Midwife Cassandra Calderbank told the court of the agonising wait...

yesterday, 17:50 in Regional North West
 

Aussie flu latest: Pharmacies in Barrow restocking as vaccine demand soars

The high-profile threat of so-called "Aussie flu" has left the NHS under pressure, with bosses urging people to get the jab. However, as patients rushed to follow their advice, some GP surgeries in the county have been turning them away,...

yesterday, 17:40 in Regional North West
 

Changes to Millom recycling: all you need to know

Copeland Council will be at the Millom Pensioners' Hall, Mainsgate, from 10am until noon on Saturday, January 20 to answer questions about the new kerbside service, which begins in April. The new collections will take paper, metal, glass, card and...

yesterday, 17:26 in Regional North West
 

'Good police officers will feel ashamed' - former force chief speaks out about botched Poppi investigation

Stuart Hyde, who previously led Cumbria Police, said the county force was capable of conducting large investigations at the time of tragic Poppi's death in 2012. He added Cumbria had at the time, and continues to have, talented officers who matched...

yesterday, 17:17 in Regional North West
 

Intrepid team carry out record-breaking levels of volunteering in Lake District countryside

Fix the Fells team members spent 2237 days looking after mountain paths in 2017 – a record number of volunteer days for the scheme volunteer scheme since it began 10 years ago. A total of 117 different Fix the Fells volunteers contributed to the...

yesterday, 16:35 in Regional North West
 

Transport plan for the North launched

The call was made by George Beveridge, outgoing chairman of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, at the county launch of the Transport for the North’s draft Strategic Transport Plan, which has now gone out for a 13-week consultation. He said a “one...

yesterday, 16:26 in Regional North West
 

Barrow house prices: How much did your neighbour pay for their home?

The map is based on data provided by the Land Registry and includes houses sold in Barrow between January 2017 and January 2018. You can zoom in to a particular street or area and click on individual properties. The result will give you the street,...

yesterday, 16:22 in Regional North West
 

'It's miraculous he survived' - mountain rescue leader amazed man alive after going missing in Lakes for...

Richard Cockerham had not been seen since Sunday when he travelled to Cumbria to climb Scafell Pike. Concerns were raised when no one heard anything else from him but his car was discovered parked up at Wasdale Head. The police called in Wasdale...

yesterday, 16:12 in Regional North West
 

Update: Impact on roads, rubbish collections and schools in Cumbria as adverse weather set to last all week

Bewcastle School, which has just 20 pupils, has been closed today and a decision on whether it will open tomorrow will be made by leaders and announced by 7am in the morning. The 20-pupil school lies north of Spadeadam, in north Cumbria. It comes as...

yesterday, 15:49 in Regional North West
 


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