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Carlisle-Settle rail line closed due to landslip

Landslip at Appleby Credit: Network Rail

A stretch of the Carlisle-Settle rail line will be closed for months after half a million tonnes of earth collapsed around the track.

Network Rail say surveys have revealed major damage to an embankment at Eden Brows two miles north of Armathwaite that will take at least several months to repair.

While the line is closed a bus replacement service is running between Carlisle and Appleby.

55-year-old man in fatal A75 crash named

Credit: PA

A 55-year-old man has died following a traffic collision on the A75 yesterday.

James (Jim) Penny, of Port Street in Dalbeattie, was driving a Vauxhall Corsa when he died in the collision.

His passenger, a 25-year-old, was uninjured.

The car collided with a Vauxhall Movano van, being driven by a 46-year-old from Dumfries, who was taken by ambulance to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary with leg injuries.

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