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Burglar caught after leaving DNA on mince pie in Alston home - BBC News

A burglar was captured after taking a bite out of a mince pie during a Christmas raid, a court has heard. Max Collier, 21, unscrewed a cat flap to get into a home in Alston, Cumbria, while a woman was upstairs in 2016. He grabbed Christmas presents ... Read More...

In-patient beds to close at three community hospitals in Cumbria - ITV News

A timetable to close all the in-patient beds at three community hospitals in Cumbria has been approved. The beds will go straight away at Alston and be phased out between now and October in Wigton and Maryport. The beds at Alston have already been ... Read More...

Cumbria's new 'Mini Police' members sworn in - News & Star

Throwing 'bricks' at riot officers and meeting Cumbria's crime-fighting canines have been part of a day's work for the county's first 'Mini Police' recruits. Children from Alston Moor are the first members of Mini Police, a new initiative being ... Read More...

Cumbria cottage hospital bed closures confirmed - BBC News

The closure of inpatient beds at three cottage hospitals in Cumbria has been confirmed. The temporary closure of beds at Alston has been made permanent while Maryport and Wigton will lose theirs by October,. North Cumbria's Clinical Commissioning Group ...and more » Read More...

Impact of cuts and terror alerts taking toll on Cumbria Police - NW Evening Mail

He spelled out some of the problems policing Cumbria. "If you are working in an urbanised environment not only have they got more officers but to get from job to job takes no time at all," said Mr Plummer. "If you live in Alston, how do you think they ...and more » Read More...

Community backs new health plan after controversial bed closures - News & Star

The Alston community was one of the most vocal in the campaign against plans to close cottage hospital beds in north Cumbria. Yet, after beds had to close temporarily due to staffing issues, the local nursing team was forced to find a new way of ...and more » Read More...

Plea to Appleby Fairgoers over early arrivals as stopping places limited at Alston Moor - Cumbria Crack

Local publicans are again working proactively with the District Council and Cumbria Police through the Voluntary Licensing Charter to help ensure their premises are operating safely throughout the Fair for everyone's enjoyment. “Unfortunately this year ...and more » Read More...

No bed closures until staff and services are in place, bosses pledge - NW Evening Mail

No cottage hospital beds will close until fully-staffed community care services are in place, bosses have pledged. The assurance came as NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) gave the green light to remove beds at Maryport, Wigton and ...and more » Read More...

Burglars who targeted Alston Moor outbuildings locked up for almost 10 years - Cumbria Crack

They then broke into a second outbuilding, near Alston, pinching an air rifle, a camouflaged security camera and car battery. Carlisle Crown Court heard much of the stolen loot was recovered. However, some metal items and diesel were hurled by Setchell ... Read More...

Three men face sentence for Alston Moor burglaries - Cumbria Crack

Charlie Dunn, 20, and 23-year-old Robbie Lee Simpson admitted burgling and stealing property – including an air rifle – from storage buildings at both Alston, and Garrigill. A third man, 19-year-old Jack Setchell, of Seaton Lane, Hartlepool, admitted ... Read More...

Burglar who stole family's Christmas gifts was caught after cops found his DNA on a half-eaten mince pie - The Sun

The burglar looted all the kids' toys and clothes from under the tree but just had to stop by the kitchen — and that gave cops his DNA. The lone female occupant heard the thief and went downstairs but by the time she got there he had fled. She ... Read More...

Appeal after theft of plant machinery in Alston - Cumbria Crack

Thunderstorm warning issued for Cumbria · Man seriously injured in Carlisle attack · Lake District unveils designs for UK's first regional currency · Owner of death row Whitehaven dog loses appeal against its destruction · Drug-fuelled Workington man ... Read More...

MP nominates six Cumbrian healthcare providers for prestigious national award - Cumbria Crack

... the Eden Unit's multidisciplinary team for the Person-Centred Care Champion Award, Cumbria Health on Call for the Excellence in Primary Care Award, Eveline Dugdale for the Patient and Public Involvement Award and Sheila Richardson for the Lifetime ...and more » Read More...

NHS boss who led controversial changes says he is leaving the local health service in a better place - Times & Star

A senior health leader who oversaw controversial decisions about the future of north Cumbria's hospitals and services says he is leaving the local NHS in a better place. Stephen Childs is standing down as chief executive of NHS North Cumbria Clinical ... Read More...

Taking 3000 calls a week across Cumbria: Meet the out-of-hours health staff helping you when the GP shuts - News & Star

Standfirst: With the four-day Easter weekend just days away, health services across Cumbria are preparing for one of their busiest times of the year. Health reporter Pamela McGowan joined the county's out-of-hours doctor service to see what happens ...and more » Read More...