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Cumbria wakes to spring snow - News & Star

There were reports that Wrynose Pass, between Little Langdale and the Duddon Valley, was closed while others - including the B6261 at Shap and roads in Troutbeck and Alston - were only just passable. The Met Office yellow warning of snow is in place ...and more » Read More...

“Impenetrable fog” surrounding hospital plans - The Cumberland & Westmorland Herald

PROPOSALS to permanently axe a number of beds at community hospitals in Cumbria are “shrouded in impenetrable fog” and should not be supported without more transparency, says a leading NHS foundation trust governor. As part of the Success Regime for ...and more » Read More...

Affleck holds off Pye to take Slapewath victory - Darlington and Stockton Times

A GOOD turnout of 42 riders made their way to Ayle, near Alston, on the Durham and Cumbria border, for the Durham Trials Club event last Sunday. John Crinson took the win on 20, while Gary Pears was steady enough to pinch second place on 61 aboard ... Read More...

Let's move to Alston, Cumbria - The Guardian

What's going for it? Should we be out on our sea level rise predictions, I reckon Alston would be OK. London might become Atlantis, but high on top of the Pennines, Alston, one of the loftiest towns in the country, would surely survive as an un-desert ... Read More...

John Holland - News & Star

More than 2,500 people have pledged their support to campaigns to save north Cumbria's cottage hospitals. Campaigners in Wigton, Brampton, Maryport and Alston have set up Facebook pages to raise awareness of the threat to beds. The Success Regime ... Read More...

Week Ahead What's On Listings 28-04-16 - Lancashire Evening Post

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Ravenglass, Cumbria. Tel: 01229 717171. Sunday. Brownedge Festival: Darwen Brass Band. 3pm. ..... Caton Room, Alston Lane, Longridge. Tel: 01254 878836. Trampoline Fun Classes: ages 5-8 4.30-5.30pm, 8-11 ... Read More...

Final piece of jigsaw falls into place in 135-mile Daft as a Brush cancer charity walk - ChronicleLive

It was four years ago that charity leader Brian Burnie began joining together a 135-mile walk from the sources of the Tyne to the sea. This week a series of events has marked the launch of the Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care walk, from the source ... Read More...

River Tyne cast as symbol of hope in fight against cancer - ChronicleLive

Another stone marker pinpoints the source of the South Tyne at Tynehead, near Garrigill, 10 miles from Alston, Cumbria. Two more stone markers have been newly installed at the alternative ends of the walk at the piers at Tynemouth and South Shields ... Read More...

Are we facing the new measure of success? - News & Star

So, all those campaigning now to save their community and cottage hospitals in Brampton, Alston, Wigton, Maryport and Keswick have one almighty fight on their hands. ... And he is deeply troubled by this latest attack on Cumbria's cottage hospitals. Read More...

Dr John Howarth - News & Star

Following the previous campaign, he moved into management, working inside the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the cottage hospitals. ... In total, the hospitals have about 130 beds, ranging from six in Alston to 28 in Penrith. “We ... Read More...

Residents fear North Pennines beauty spot could be ruined by water works - ITV News

The Coal Authority wants to clean up two rivers, in Cumbria which are polluted with metal deposits from an old mine. However, that would mean developing a nine-acre site at Nentsberry, between Nenthead and Alston. It would include three large ponds, ...and more » Read More...

After Borders, what next? - Rail Engineer

In Cumbria, a long running campaign to connect Keswick (population 5,000) with Penrith requires the reopening of a 16-mile new line. This is felt to be justified from its benefits to the Lake District National Park. However, following a 1996 pre ... Read More...

Tireless Tommy racks up 106 miles in epic challenge - Hartlepool Mail

He set off from Maryport in Cumbria, through Yorkshire and back to Hartlepool, in just 48 hours, raising a total of £1,100. ... I ran 50 miles in 12 hours on the first day from Maryport to Alston, reaching the Hartside peak in the process and climbing ... Read More...

Week Ahead What's On Listings 07-04-16 - Lancashire Evening Post

ASPECTS To Heritage: 33 unique heritage attractions, located in and around the Lake District, are breathing life into history for kids this Easter. See www.cumbriaslivingheritage.co.uk. From Fri, Mar 25 until Fri, Apr 8. Various locations. Cumbria ... Read More...

“Unwise, unsafe and unwanted” - The Cumberland & Westmorland Herald

A SHAKE-up of health services at community hospitals has been described as “unwise, unsafe and unwanted”. Campaigners are now urging the public to “wake up” to proposed major changes in local health care which they say could put valued services at ... Read More...