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A good walk: Alston and Garrigill, Cumbria - The Times (subscription)

The little sloping market town of Alston lies among the North Pennine hills. Stone-walled lanes lead away from the town across the fells, and I found one to follow southwards along the eastern flank of the River South Tyne. The postie in his red van ...and more » Read More...

Campaigners call for controversial Cumbrian health decisions to be called in - News & Star

Now they have been joined by the Cumbria Health Campaigns Together group, Alston Moor Labour Branch, and retired paediatrician Mike Downham. It follows unpopular decisions by NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to downgrade ... Read More...

Impact on Barrow's hospital 'should be assessed in wake of West ... - NW Evening Mail

EXTRA pressure on hospital services in Barrow must be considered before moves to downgrade care at the West Cumberland Hospital are allowed to go ahead ...and more » Read More...

Cumbrian health bosses face calls to quit over reforms - News & Star

The calls come in an open letter to the CCG governing body, signed by Annette Robson of the We Need West Cumberland Hospital group, Helen Davison of Cumbria Health Campaigns Together, Alice Bondi of Alston Moor Health Campaign Group, Bill ... Read More...

As it happened: Deciding on the future of Cumbria's healthcare - News & Star

... close community hospital beds in Maryport, Wigton and Alston. NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group's governing body met at the Oval Centre in Salterbeck, Workington, to discuss the Healthcare for the Future proposals. We were there, bringing ... Read More...

County council leader 'disappointed' at beds decision - News & Star

NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) last week agreed that Wigton, Maryport and Alston would lose all their beds. They did however agree to continue working with local communities to further develop alternative plans already drawn up, ...and more » Read More...

Campaigners threaten legal action over health vote | Border - ITV ... - ITV News

Read the latest Border stories, Campaigners threaten legal action over health vote on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Border news. Read More...

Councillors under fire for leaving before key health vote - News & Star

Had they stayed, they could have potentially prevented a U-turn from the Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee on two key decisions. ... Alice Bondi, an Alston health campaigner, said: "I find it beyond shocking that councillors left before the final decision. Read More...

Cumbrian NHS campaigners march on London - News & Star

Health campaigners from across Cumbria have taken to the streets of London as part of what has been dubbed one of the biggest NHS rallies in history. Coaches left Carlisle and Alston early this morning while others, including activists from west ... Read More...

Bad weather causes major delays on Border region roads - ITV News

There is major disruption on the M6 motorway in Cumbria, caused by snow, and an accident this morning. Two lanes on the M6 Northbound remain closed between J38 (Tebay) and J39 (Shap). Travel time between the two junctions is said to be about an ...and more » Read More...

Cumbrian health protesters take their fight to London - Times & Star

Buses full of supporters are travelling from Carlisle and Alston, while campaigners from west Cumbria are heading there by train. The 'It's Our NHS' demo is a chance to show the extent of opposition to the health service cuts, closures and ... Read More...

Eco signage for Woodland Burial Areas in Eden Cemeteries - Cumbria Crack

Members of Alston Cemetery's Friends Group Sheila Wyatt and Councillor Pat Godwin with Eden District Council's Assistant Contracts Officer, Vicky Percival and the new signage made from recycled materials to denote the woodland burial ground available ... Read More...

West Kirby and Liverpool's Baltic Triangle named in best places to live list - Liverpool Echo

The Baltic Triangle – last week named by The Times as the coolest place to live in Britain, alongside the city's North Docks – came in third, behind Alston in Cumbria and Ancoats in Manchester. West Kirby was twelfth on the list. This year's overall ...and more » Read More...

Rally to support community hospital - News & Star

But the consultation attracted huge opposition from all parts of north, west and east Cumbria - and prompted The Cumberland News to launch its Save Our Services (SOS) campaign. The consultation ended just before Christmas, with 10,000 people backing ... Read More...

Snow causing chaos on the roads this morning; several schools closed - The Westmorland Gazette

Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic due to an accident and snow on M6 northbound between J38 A685 / B6260 (Tebay) and J39 B6261 (Shap). The travel time through the area is said to be is 40 minutes. Lanes two and three are closed.and more » Read More...