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Cumbria CCG backs consultant-led maternity in Whitehaven

The medical director of Cumbria's clinical commissioning group has told ITV Border he wants to retain a consultant-led maternity unit at the West Cumberland Hospital.

Last week the trust, which runs the site, published a series of options including downgrading maternity services in Whitehaven.

An independent review is due to take place in November.

Dr David Rogers says clinicians must stay open-minded ahead of its findings:



One of the UK's top livestock shows takes place in Carlisle

Annual Borderway Agri Expo Credit: ITV Border News

The Duke of Westminster will be among the 12,000 people at Harrison and Hetherington's annual Borderway Agri Expo.

It's one of the UK's leading winter livestock shows with a total prize fund of £14,000. A record 880 head of sheep and cattle are entered.

Twenty four people saved by Mountain Rescue in one week

A warning has been issued about the dangers of venturing onto the high-fells.

Rescue services in the county have already saved 24 people so far this week.

One call-out involved a family of four and their dog, who, on Wednesday afternoon, called for help after getting stuck on Scafell pike.

24 people Saved by mountain rescue this week Credit: ITV Border News
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