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Barclays customer 'disgusted' by Alston bank closure

Barclays customers in Alston are criticising the bank's decision to close the local branch.

It means the Cumbrian town will be without a bank from December. HSBC pulled out less than two months ago.

Alston isn't the only rural location to lose its bank. Over the past year alone we have reported on a number of other rural bank closures in Cumbria.

But residents in Alston say this closure will really affect their daily lives, as Katie Hunter reports.

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Photos: Rugby World Cup on Scafell Pike

RFU Chairman Bill Beaumont with the Webb Ellis Cup on Scafell Pike Credit: Hannah McKay/PA Wire/Press Association Images
England Women's Rugby World Cup winner and England Rugby 2015 ambassador Maggie Alphonsi, RFU Board Member Ian Metcalfe and RFU Chairman Bill Beaumont, with the Webb Ellis Cup on Scafell Pike Credit: Hannah McKay/PA Wire/Press Association Images

New charges for Peebles car parks

New charges at three car parks in Peebles will come into force on Saturday 1 August.

  • At Edinburgh Road Car Park - drivers will only pay 20p for the first two hours
  • Greenside and Swimming Pool car parks, the first four hours of a stay between Monday and Saturday will also now have a 20p charge

The introduction of a nominal 20p charge at these car parks has been made to avoid confusion and will ensure motorists understand that a ticket has to be displayed during charging periods.”

– Councillor Gordon Edgar

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Rugby World Cup reaches new heights in Cumbria

The rugby world cup trophy has been in Cumbria as part of its 100-day tour around the British Isles.

It's the cup's second visit to our region. The tour began on the England Scotland Border at Carter Bar in June.

The organisers said they felt on top of the world after taking the trophy up Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain. Later it went on to inspire young players in Workington.

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