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Highlights Rural Touring – shows coming to village halls in Cumbria - Cumbria Crack

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme announces a new season of shows heading to village halls across the county this autumn. From Castle Carrock and Alston to Tirril and Arnside and a network of villages in between, some of the country's best small scale ... Read More...

Elderly Durham man airlifted to hospital after crash in Nenthead in Cumbria - ChronicleLive

An elderly driver was airlifted to hospital after his car left the road and rolled into a field. The 81-year-old from the Durham area suffered leg and chest injuries in the incident, which happened at Nenthead near Alston, Cumbria, this morning. A ... Read More...

MP backs Alston campaign to save 'highest bank in England' - Cumbria Crack

Rory_Alston_Barclays Rory Stewart MP on Tuesday met with local activists, parish councillors, and constituents to discuss the proposed closure of Barclays Bank in Alston, England's highest market town. The bank has advised that the local branch – the ... Read More...

Roof of England Sportive draws more than 300 cyclists to Weardale - The Northern Echo

After leaving St John's Chapel, cyclists wound and climbed their way through Weardale, Teesdale and Cumbria, passing through the villages of Alston, Garrigill, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Stanhope, Blanchland, Rookhope, Eastgate, Westgate, Allenheads and ...and more » Read More...

Mark Porter tests the Kalkhoff Tasman electric bike ahead of Tour of Britain - Daily Mail

I was cycling the whole of the 140-mile coast-to-coast route over three days, from the Cumbrian port of Whitehaven on the Irish Sea to Tynemouth, where the river Tyne meets the North Sea. Some 25,000 people a year do the C2C, and the first stretch is ... Read More...

Top ten family things to do in Cumbria this week - Cumbria Live

Take a day trip out to Alston and travel on the South Tynedale Railway. Your journey will take you from Alston to Kirkhaugh or Alston to Lintley Halt where you can depart the train and wander. Bikes can also be hired from Alston Station if you'd prefer ... Read More...

Success for Cumbria's GCSE students - News & Star

"It's extra special because it's my mum's birthday today," he told the News & Star. Year 11 results at Samuel King's, in Alston, are in line with those achieved last year, with half gaining five A* to C grades including English and maths. Ian Johnson ...and more » Read More...

David's on the C-Arts trail - The Westmorland Gazette

His father was a curate in Bowdon, south of Manchester, then in Alston, Cumbria, before being a vicar in North Yorkshire. "Visual art was all round me from day one," he continues. "My grandfather, in whose house I spent my first years, was a noted ... Read More...

The Pennine Way at 50: Walking the Cumbrian leg from Langdon Beck to Alston - The Independent

I am spending three days walking the Cumbrian leg, 34 miles starting in Langdon Beck in County Durham, to Alston. I meet Graham just past the halfway point, at Langdon Beck Youth Hostel, which also celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The ... Read More...

Death of Cumbrian man in fire 'a tragic accident' - News & Star

Around 20 firefighters tackled the fire in total, on three engines. Alston firefighters were joined by crews from Allandale and Haydon Bridge. Cumbria Police and the fire service launched an investigation to find out how the blaze at the property in ...and more » Read More...

Green Flag Awards for Alston and Penrith cemeteries - Cumbria Crack

The Green Flag awards are continued recognition of all their collective hard work. Eden District and Carlisle are the only councils in Cumbria in 2015 to have been awarded Green Flag status. ” Councillor Pat Godwin on behalf of the Alston Cemetery ... Read More...

First 'World of Work' challenge day for county's teens hailed a success - Cumbria Crack

The following businesses provided activities and expertise: Total Post (Alston), Gore Brown (Lancaster), Nice Pond (Windermere), Mellors Architects (Kendal), NRL (West Cumbria), Lakeland Limited (Windermere), Dry Stone Walling Association (County show ...and more » Read More...

Sellafield workers unite for Macmillan's Cancer Support - Cumbria Crack

Setting of from Whitehaven Saturday morning at 7.00 AM and travelling along a designated route through Keswick and Penrith to the overnight hostel just past Alston at 5.00 PM. Setting off at 8AM the following morning the cyclists then continued along ... Read More...

Cumbrian town to lose its final bank - News & Star

A plan to close the last bank in an isolated Cumbrian town has been revealed. The people of Alston are now launching a campaign to save their Barclays branch, as they say closure would leave them without vital amenities. Featuring on a leaked list of ... Read More...

Brecknock Hill Cheviot triumphs at historic Brecon County Show - FG Insight

Barry Alston reports from an upbeat Brecon County Show. Brecknock Hill Cheviot. Not one but two judges were .... Herdwick (T. Postlethwaite, Cumbria) Sup. and fem., K. Flye; res. sup. and res. fem., Pittard Family. Kerry Hill (G. Chilman, Presteigne ...and more » Read More...