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Gritters to salt routes across Cumbria as temperatures drop - News & Star

... A689 in north Cumbria. A stretch of the A7 will also be pre-salted as temperatures are predicted to drop below zero. Gritters will also be in action in and around Penrith and Appleby, Alston Moor (including Hartside), Shap, Keswick, Lorton ... Read More...

The League of Gentlemen to make TV come back, writer announces - Sunderland Echo

The League of Gentlemen was set in the quirky northern town of Royston Vasey (taken from the real name of controversial comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown), based on the real-life market town of Alston, Cumbria, following the lives of bizarre townsfolk and ...and more » Read More...

Temporary bed closures at Cumbrian community hospital - News & Star

Beds at one of three under-threat community hospitals will close temporarily later this month due to a staffing crisis. It comes just weeks after bosses promised not to shut beds at Alston, Wigton and Maryport until alternative care is in place ... Read More...

Appeal after Alston arson - Cumbria Crack

Police are investigating a case of arson in the area of Jollybeard Gate, Alston. The incident occurred overnight between the 17th and 18th of April 2017, where the suspects have set fire to a recycling bag near to the front door of the victim. Police ... Read More...

Alston burglary: Two arrested after Langwathby search - Cumbria Crack

police-dog-van Police are investigating a burglary from a garage on Garrigill Road, Alston, shortly after 1pm yesterday (28th March). Police stopped a vehicle linked to the incident and arrested a man in connection with the incident. A search was ... Read More...

Campaigners considering legal action over hospital beds closure - News & Star

Health campaigners say they are considering taking legal action over a decision to close beds at Alston's community hospital. The Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust promised not to shut beds at the Ruth Lancaster James Hospital - as well as those ... Read More...

Protest on streets over health services plans - Times & Star

It was the first time groups from Whitehaven, Maryport, Carlisle, Alston, Workington, Penrith, Brampton and other Cumbrian communities had joined together for a mass protest, but the message was clear - the fight for the local NHS must go on. Held in ...and more » Read More...

Staff shortages force closure of hospital beds - The Cumberland & Westmorland Herald

... is difficult to attract qualified nurses to the area because the beds were threatened with possible permanent closure under the Success Regime consultation covering community hospitals in Alston, Penrith and Keswick. Cumbria Partnership NHS ... Read More...

Search for more on-call firefighters to serve communities in Cumbria - Cumbria Crack

Cumbria County Council's Fire and Rescue Service is launching a new recruitment drive to find additional on-call firefighters to serve their communities. On-call firefighters are needed to join crews at 27 fire stations across the county. The fire and ...and more » Read More...

Cumbria councillors again defend decision to leave crunch health vote - News & Star

Cumbria councillors again defend decision to leave crunch health vote ... themselves, after calls for a re-run were ruled out. It follows an investigation into the fiasco that saw members of the Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee change their minds on ... Read More...

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...

Chair of 'shambles' Cumbrian health committee insists rules were clear - News & Star

Controversy erupted after the Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee backtracked on two key decisions which could have thrown a lifeline to campaigners fighting plans to close community hospital beds and downgrade Whitehaven's children's ward. It emerged ...and more » Read More...

Public urged to rally round for Our NHS protest in Carlisle - News & Star

The Our NHS demo takes place in Carlisle city centre tomorrow from midday, organised by Cumbria Health Campaigns Together. It will see ... A bus full of campaigners from Maryport are set to attend, along with groups from Whitehaven and Alston. It will ...and more » Read More...

Secret health cuts talks agenda must be revealed - News & Star

The Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee met on March 22 to decide whether or not to refer hugely unpopular NHS decisions about the future of maternity, paediatrics and community hospitals to the Secretary of State. Initially the majority of the 11 ... Read More...

Campaigners from across Cumbria protest against NHS cuts - ITV News

Campaigners from Whitehaven, Maryport, Alston, Wigton and Carlisle joined together for a demonstration in Carlisle. They're protesting against cuts to NHS services across the county, including the cutting of hospital beds at three cottage hospitals in ...and more » Read More...