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High-tech rescue vehicle for Galloway MRT

The Galloway Mountain Rescue Team have been handed their brand new rescue vehicle.

The 4x4 is filled with high-tech equipment and can be turned into an ambulance in less than one minute.

An anonymous donation of £20,000 was given to the team, and the Order of St John Scotland funded the remaining £20,000.

"So we feel very very proud to help St John and I feel particularly proud to help St John in Galloway. I mean here we have vast tracks of open country and we're delighted that people come and spend time in it, but they do have accidents and get lost and these are the professionals who sort out those problems."

– Sir Malcolm Ross, Prior of the Order of St John Scotland


Shaping the future of the Eden Valley

Parish councillors, environmental and community groups and members of the public have been meeting to discuss the future of the Eden Valley. Eden District Council hosted the event at Melmerby Village Hall. It's aim was to share information and ideas about the Council's service delivery over the next four years.

We're looking at the economy, the environment and the social aspects. We've had a range of speakers that have covered things like community shops, community hubs, we've looked at health and economic development and how we can move the best things forward for Eden"

– Cllr Mary Robinson, Deputy Leader Eden District Council


Rise in Cumbrian patients treated by Northumbria NHS Trust

When people need an operation they generally want to be treated as close to home as possible. But figures obtained by ITV Border show a big rise in the number of planned operations on Cumbrian patients taking place in Northumberland.

The biggest increase is in orthopaedic procedures. One former consultant has told this programme it reflects "chaotic management" at North Cumbria University Hospitals. The Trust denies that and explains that it's helping to reduce waiting lists. Katie Hunter reports:

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