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Alston: Free talks on heating, damp and lime in traditional buildings - Cumbria Crack

Alston Moor Partnership's Townscape Heritage Scheme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund through a grant of £1.3 million, is holding these cheese, wine and discussion evenings in conjunction with Cumbria Action for Sustainability. The informal ... Read More...

Health campaigners from across Cumbria set to march on London - Times & Star

Groups from Carlisle, west Cumbria and Alston/Penrith are planning to join the national demonstration on Saturday, March 4. The It's Our NHS demo is a chance for people from all over England to join together and show their opposition to health service ... Read More...

Blizzard-like conditions brought chaos to Cumbrian roads - News & Star

Earlier, Cumbria County Council's gritting teams said the A66 was closed in both directions between the Brough and Bowes junctions because of snow. ... The A686 road leads up the Pennines between Melmerby and Alston, and is a known spot for snow.and more » Read More...

Cumbrian Finalists to Compete in 2017 RHS Britain in Bloom Awards - Cumbria Crack

Dalston, Kendal, Penrith BID (Business Improvement District) and Silloth on Solway have been selected to represent the Cumbria region in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2017. They will join 75 other Britain in Bloom ...and more » Read More...

Alston man admits downloading hundreds of child porn pictures - Cumbria Crack

A MAN will be sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court next month after he admitted downloading hundreds of child porn pictures. David Novak, 42, faced a total of four charges when he appeared before Judge Peter Hughes QC today (THURS). During a brief ...and more » Read More...

Virtuoso pianist Jason Ridgway provides the music for Richard Alston to dance to - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Jason grew up in surroundings very similar to rural Norfolk in the tiny village of Arkholme on the Lancashire/Cumbrian border. “But I was very fortunate that a famous piano teacher lived there – the late Pauline Hall. She wrote the Oxford University ...and more » Read More...

'On my deathbed, I won't wish I'd spent more time on my tax returns' - The Guardian

... otherwise it always ends up as a last-minute scramble. When things get busy, it's always the paperwork that suffers the most and gets put off to another day. Sandra Mackenzie, co-owner of Greenends Holiday Cottages. Mackenzie lives in Alston ... 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Local difficulties in the cash-strapped National Health Service - The Guardian

Alston in Cumbria. 'Alston Moor is a sparsely populated area of high moorland with four of the five roads leading over high passes; all are slow, frequently impassable in winter. The nearest hospitals are 20 miles from Alston,' writes Alice Bondi ...and more » Read More...