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Sunday, 25 January 2015

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Cumbria army nurse being shortchanged in Ebola fight

Kath Higgins A BRAVE Cumbria army nurse who is helping to combat the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is being shortchanged by the Ministry of Defence, it has been revealed.

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Lake District hotel in £2.5m revamp

ARCHITECTS have been appointed to work on a multi-million pound restoration of a historic Cumbrian hotel.

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Hospitals in Cumbria struggling with surge in demand

NHS staff are being pushed to breaking point as the A&E crisis deepens, union officials say. Figures reveal that more than 2,500 patients poured through the doors of accident and emergency departments in Cumbria in just one week. (3 comments)

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Plan to secure rail services for Cumbria revealed

REGIONAL rail services will be maintained and capacity will be increased for Cumbrian Coast trains, the transport secretary has announced today.

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Cumbria care home beds to ease strain on A&E

ADDITIONAL beds in a care home have been paid for by Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group to deal with expected bed-blocking at West Cumberland Hospital during winter.

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Saving local health services top priority for public in Cumbria

50072248B004 A TWO-HOUR trip to reach consultant-led maternity services could be on the cards for residents of a west Cumbrian town.

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Cumbria MPs condemn NHS ‘turmoil’

50068589W009.jpgRH CUMBRIA MPs have condemned the government’s handling of the NHS as the political row over problems within A&E departments intensifies. (1 comment)

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Cutbacks in social care blamed for extra pressure on South Cumbria services

0442991 WINTER illness and cuts to the social care budget are creating an emergency department crisis at hospitals across South Cumbria.

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Barrow man's secret drugs farm

A BARROW man who was found with cannabis plants in his house told a court he decided to grow his own because he was “sick of paying” for the drug. (4 comments)

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Millom man tells how he is battling cancer for the FOURTH time

50032110B001.jpg A FORMER mayor who has had surgery to remove the fourth tumour in his bladder in three years has given a stark warning on being diagnosed early.

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Attempt to halt £10.4m Cumbria council HQ ‘folly’ fails

S52568BB.jpg A LAST-DITCH bid to stop a multi-million pound Cumbria building project has failed. (2 comments)

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Bid to double size of Barrow travel agent blocked

A BID to double the size of a Barrow travel agent has been blocked after councillors ruled it would set a precedent which would lead to further decline of the town centre. (16 comments)

Last updated 8 January 2015
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South Cumbria road could close for up to 18 months

A RURAL road in South Cumbria could be closed for up to a year and a half as vital repair work is carried out on a culvert. (2 comments)

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Assurances offered to people in south Cumbria over coastguard change

RESCUE workers have moved to reassure people in south Cumbria that public safety will not be at risk when coastguard cover for the area moves to Wales. (1 comment)

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Barrow town centre road closed to drivers for resurfacing

Crellin Street A BARROW town centre road has closed while resurfacing works take place today. (1 comment)

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Cumbria strong wind warning in place for tonight

EM Met office map 060115 A WEATHER warning is in place for strong winds tonight and the Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for Cumbria.

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Millom man found topless and in possession of cocaine

A WORKS Christmas night out in Barrow turned sour for a 25-year-old Millom man. (3 comments)

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Barrow workers wait to hear about Tesco closures

Tesco employees in the Barrow area are waiting to see if their jobs will be safe. (23 comments)

Last updated 8 January 2015
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16-room Barrow motel approved

S56696BB A PLAN to build a 16-bedroom motel and eight commercial units in Barrow has been approved (7 comments)

Last updated 8 January 2015
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Patients with minor illnesses urged to visit pharmacy first

50072158B000 WITH the NHS buckling under the strain due to winter pressures, patients are being urged to consider a fourth emergency service before visiting GP surgeries or A&E departments.

Last updated 7 January 2015
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