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Peer's plea for Cumbria community hospitals wins critical backing - Times & Star

Lord Roger Liddle tabled a motion at a full meeting of Cumbria County Council, on Thursday, in response to comments by health chiefs that the process of removing beds could start in April next year. ... Regime it supported the concept of Integrated ...and more » Read More...

Busy season for Cumbria's solo performers - News & Star

Alston's Rory Connor is an accomplished and popular solo artist but has also played in bands including Tarras, Zeus and The Fiona Clayton Band. “We would like to get a band together again, it's certainly a possibility,” teased Rory about teaming up ... Read More...

Alston Alliance urges their community to comment on the future of health and care plans - Cumbria Crack

Dr Craig Melrose, the Associate Medical Director for community services at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said: “The Alliance has worked hard to look at how we can provide high quality community nursing to Alston Moor. Having to temporarily ... Read More...

Cumbrian gritters prepared for winter - but have already been called into action - News & Star

The Cumbria County Council team were called into action, treating priority routes to prevent accidents. Bonfire night was one of the coldest nights of the season so far, prompting gritters to treat 30 Cumbrian roads. Routes in the Alston and Brampton ...and more » Read More...

At Home in Cumbria Recipe Book helps celebrate Hospice at Home's 20th Anniversary - Cumbria Crack

Belinda Hill, who lives at Winderwath, Temple Sowerby, has produced a wonderful 'At Home in Cumbria' cookery book. The book includes ... The Hospice at Home service covers 1500 square miles from the Scottish Border to Stainmore and Allonby to Alston. Read More...

Gritters were out in Cumbria last night as temperatures dipped below freezing - News & Star

Cumbria County Council Highways team were due to treat some of the priority roads in the north of the county. On its website the authority said Alston would received full treatment following rain stopping at midnight while high ground in the Brampton ... Read More...

Cumbrian beds campaigner slams plan to care for NHS patients in spare rooms - News & Star

A Cumbrian health campaigner has questioned the sense in plans that could see people with spare rooms paid to take in NHS patients, when community hospital beds are being slashed. Carlisle's Suzanne Kelsey, a member of Cumbria Health Campaigns ... Mrs ... Read More...

Your Halloween Little Horrors 2017 - enjoy the second gallery - ChronicleLive

Jobie-Cash Cassidy, aged 21 months of Alston, Cumbria. Mother Charlotte Cassidy said: "A scary pirate but is not impressed. Ready for Alston Halloween party" (Image: UGC TNE)57 of 68. LaviniaLily Cassidy, aged 14 months, of Alston, Cumbria. Mother ...and more » Read More...

Gritters spring into action on chilly Bonfire night - Cumbria Crack

With temperatures dropping below zero on Bonfire night, the council's gritting teams treated 30 priority routes in Cumbria. Routes in the Alston and Brampton area were also gritted on Saturday night as well. The county council is well prepared to keep ...and more » Read More...

Widow makes poignant plea for Maryport end-of-life care - Times & Star

The then Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group voted earlier this year to remove the in-patient beds from the hospitals in Maryport, Wigton and Alston. Jen Lowes, of the Maryport Hospital League of Friends, and Carol Pearson also attended the drop in ...and more » Read More...

Councillor hits out at health chiefs over community hospital promises - News & Star

A councillor has hit out at health chiefs over efforts to save the Wigton's community hospital. George Scott claims promises of working with the community to draw up an alternative plan for the building have failed to materialise, and they are instead ... Read More...

Full steam ahead for Charity Christmas Card sales in Eden - Cumbria Crack

It was full steam ahead for Christmas this week at South Tynedale Railway in Alston, as a special Santa stream train delivered charity Christmas cards and gifts to Tourist Information Centre staff in Eden District. The Christmas cards and gifts are on ... Read More...

It's the snowiest place in England and it's in our region - but where is it? - ChronicleLive

“Nenthead is the snowiest settlement in Cumbria with Alston just behind.” Ken Cook keeps a record of snowfalls at Copley, County Durham, for the Met Office. Back in Copley, Ken has more clues about why the village gets a lot of snow. He said: “If winds ... Read More...

Cleator Moor and Penrith power through to the County Cup Quarter Finals - Cumbria Crack

... next Wednesday, and Eden Thistle are at home to another Smurfit Kappa Premiership side, Workington Athletic, next Saturday. The draw for the Quarter Finals of the Cumberland Cup will take place Friday 10th November, live on BBC Radio Cumbria. Read More...

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

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...