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One size doesn't fit all but one site does - remote Cumbrian town transforms its schools - News & Star

Alston Pre-school has a new home in a wing on the lower ground floor catering for 2 to 4-year-olds. Barnardo's also provides services for families with younger children. The former Samuel King's School building has been transformed thanks to a £1.3m ...and more » Read More...

'Remarkably lucky' runner trampled by cows in Cumbria thanks air ambulance crew - Grough

A trail runner has told of his 'remarkably lucky' survival after he was trampled by cows. Michael Conroy Harris was with his dog at Garrigill in Cumbria when he was surrounded by a herd of cattle and trodden into the ground. The 52-year-old from ... Read More...

UK braces for coldest week of winter as snow and ice take hold - The Guardian

A boy sledging near Alston, Cumbria, on Sunday after heavy snow overnight. Photograph: Paul Kingston / NNP/North News & Pictures Ltd. Commuters across Britain have been warned to allow extra time for journeys as wintry conditions start to bite at the ...and more » Read More...

Met Office issues ice warning for large area of east Cumbria - NW Evening Mail

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice that extends across a large swathe of east Cumbria. Nationally, the area affected covers most of southern England, as well as much of the north, and parts of Scotland, but it extends to just a ...and more » Read More...

Drivers warned of severe weather conditions on M6 in Cumbria - NW Evening Mail

Motorists are being "dug out" of snow on key Cumbrian routes as thick layers fall across the county. One of the worst-affected roads is the A591 between Keswick and Grasmere with cars at a standstill on the route. The A686 at Hartside Pass, between ...and more » Read More...

Maternity fight: How are plans to save Cumbrian services taking shape? - NW Evening Mail

It was actually Cumbria's community hospital campaigners that set the ball rolling, deciding that rather than simply protest against bed closures they had to come up with potential alternatives. The groups in Maryport, Wigton and Alston have been ...and more » Read More...

Back above freezing! Temperatures will soar up to 12C this weekend as cold snap which brought 4ins of snow ends but ... - Daily Mail

Drivers were blocked by up to four inches of snow as ploughs were deployed to clear roads in the north of the the country this morning. Forecasters warned of sub-zero temperatures as parts of the North Pennines in County Durham were pictured blanketed ... Read More...

VIDEO: Skiers take to the Cumbrian slopes to make the most of the snow - NW Evening Mail

Skiers and snowboarders sped down the crisp white piste beneath azure blue skies. But no, this wasn't the Alps. Instead hardy Cumbrians braved temperatures which barely topped freezing to make the most of the latest snowfall. The ski slope at Yad Moss ... Read More...

Man taken to hospital after Cumbria crash where two cars ended up in field - News & Star

A man was taken to hospital after his car was involved in a two-vehicle collision last night. Both the man's car - a Nissan Navara - the other vehicle - A Ford Focus - ended up in a field after the crash. The incident happened at 8.45pm. Paramedics ... Read More...

Health boss gives firm reassurances on community hospitals - News & Star

Community hospital campaigners have been offered firm reassurances in response to concerns about the loss of beds. But Wigton councillor Lord Roger Liddle said it is still not clear when all of the pending savings made will be reinvested locally ...and more » Read More...

NEMSA Looks to the Future with Confidence - Stackyard

Mr Wilson said he was looking forward to building on the success of both the association and the Mule breed in general, and he agreed with his predecessor that marketing and promotion should be high on his list of priorities. “It is vitally important ... Read More...

Trail runner trampled by cows in Cumbria was 'remarkably lucky' to have survived - The Westmorland Gazette

A MAN has described the terrifying moment he was trampled to the ground by cows while out for a run with his dog in Cumbria. Experienced trail runner Michael Conroy Harris was 'remarkably lucky' to survive the incident without serious injury, according ... Read More...

Video: Winter blast's 11 inches of snow as roads, rubbish collections and schools hit across Cumbria and south Scotland - NW Evening Mail

Back in Cumbria, rubbish wagons in Eden have been unable to reach parts of Alston Moor. Eden Council says some residents will not have their refuse collected. Householders have been asked to leave their blue bag waste out for collection and council ...and more » Read More...

Decision to close Brampton bank is "short sighted and inconvenient" - News & Star

Barclays closed its Alston branch - the only remaining bank in the town - in 2015. The closure came as a blow to the community which lost its HSBC bank just six months earlier. It said it does not take the decision to close any branch lightly. Only 81 ... Read More...

Man in court accused of burgling Cumbrian pharmacy and doctors' practice - News & Star

A man has appeared in court accused of various burglary offences, including at a local pharmacy. Stephen Anthony Jackson, 48, who has an a address in Alston, is alleged to have attempted to burgle Alston Pharmacy on September 26 this year. He is also ...and more » Read More...