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Pressures 'highlight need for Cumbria's community hospitals' - News & Star

Those fighting to save community hospital beds across north Cumbria say that those pressures will worsen further if controversial plans, drawn up by the Government's Success Regime, to close inpatient units in Wigton, Alston and Maryport go ahead.and more » Read More...

Green Party listening to the public on the streets of Appleby - Cumbria Crack

... out what is important to them. We recognise that hearing what people's concerns are is a fundamental starting point in engaging people politically, we have already started to campaign against proposed closures to the local hospital in Alston”, said ... Read More...

Police probe Alston pub burglary - Cumbria Crack

Police are investigating a burglary that occurred between 1am and 6am on Saturday 7th January 2017 at the Angel Inn, Alston. A quantity of cash as well as a TV and laptop were taken. Police are eager to speak to anyone that may have seen anyone lurking ... Read More...

Hill sheep in the Houses of Parliament - The Scottish Farmer

At the exhibition's closing reception, Thomas Carrick of Alston, Cumbria, spoke about the balance between sheep and environment on his family farm in the Pennines, and outlined the 'huge potential' he saw in the industry, which he said was currently ... Read More...

Border region braces for winter blizzards - ITV News

Snow and strong winds are beginning to cause travel disruption and school closures across the region, as wintry conditions close in. The Met Office describes it as a 'real taste of winter' caused by a polar airmass, which originated over northern ...and more » Read More...

Rob Johnston - in-cumbria

The news came as no surprise to many businessmen in Cumbria, who praised Mrs May for setting out her strategy. ... David Hymers, managing director of Queen's Award winner Totalpost Services in Alston, also believes there are reasons for optimism. Read More...

Let's move to Alston, Cumbria - The Guardian

What's going for it? Should we be out on our sea level rise predictions, I reckon Alston would be OK. London might become Atlantis, but high on top of the Pennines, Alston, one of the loftiest towns in the country, would surely survive as an un-desert ... Read More...

London Klezmer Quartet have two shows in April - News & Star

From Alston to Arnside, and Orton to Carlisle, village promoters are getting ready to host a total of 39 shows, making sure that rural audiences don't miss out on great performances. Theatre, dance, children's shows, music, poetry, ... Highlights ... Read More...

Heavy snowfall in parts of Cumbria as temperatures plummet - NW Evening Mail

Cumbria police have confirmed that people are having to dig their way out of thick snow in Alston. The worst of the weather is on the Cumbria border, with motorists around the Nenthead area facing some treacherous driving conditions. More snow has ... Read More...

Rory Stewart's Christmas message in full - News & Star

"By the spring we were able to focus on the longer-term thanks, in many ways, to the Environment Agency and the communities and farmers in the Cumbria Floods Partnership, who I sat with in dozens of meetings, not only challenging government, local ...and more » Read More...

Staff crisis forces temporary shutdown of Cumbria cottage hospital beds - News & Star

A staffing crisis across north Cumbria's cottage hospitals is forcing the shutdown of one next week as health chiefs implement contingency plans to maintain safe levels of service. The trust which runs the units says all six beds at Alston's cottage ... Read More...

Controversial Cumbria health plans under further fire - News & Star

Now other campaigners, including those in Alston, Wigton and west Cumbria, have made similar criticisms. They claim the way the Healthcare for the Future questionnaire has been set out is misleading, asking people to tick bosses in order of preference ... Read More...

Representatives from Eden District Council - News & Star

A massive upgrade of one of Cumbria's key roads could help kick-start a 30-year far-reaching blueprint for Eden district - turning Penrith into a boom town. Plans for a revamp of the A66 are at the centre of a vision designed to transport residents ... Read More...

An eccentric rural mansion - The Times (subscription)

However, the church is not James's only architectural legacy; he also turned his hand to his own home — Clarghyll Hall in Alston, Cumbria. He shunned the manor house close to his church, instead riding two miles down the Ayle Valley so that he could ...and more » Read More...

Protesters say 'no minister' to north Cumbria health service cuts - News & Star

“They are treating the people of Cumbria badly and underestimating our intelligence,” he added. The Success Regime's preferred options include reducing community hospital beds across north Cumbria and closing all those in Wigton, Alston and Maryport.and more » Read More...