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Leading surgeon presented with NHS Heroes award

Last night the NHS Heroes awards were shown on ITV. Among the winners was a leading vascular surgeon from Cumbria.

Professor Averil Mansfield was presented with the Aneurin Bevan Lifetime Achievement award. She was the first female Professor of Surgery at St Mary's Hospital in London and went on to become the President of the British Medical Association.

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Seven tonnes of brickwork to be removed from former Central Plaza Hotel

Victoria Viaduct has been closed for nearly three weeks Credit: ITV Border

Two cranes are being set up in Carlisle to begin removing seven tonnes of dangerous masonry from the front of the former Central Plaza Hotel.

Victoria Viaduct has been closed for nearly three weeks because of the state of the building.

The City Council's leader Colin Glover said the council has been speaking with Newcastle based finance firm Invenium, which has plans for a 60 bedroom hotel together with bistro bar and office space.

It's still not clear how long the closure of Victoria Viaduct will last.

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Major rail timetable changes could cause disruption

Northern Rail are cutting some of peak hour services Credit: ITV Border

Rail passengers could face disruption after the biggest shake up in rail timetables in decades.

Rail operators say it will mean more direct services and reduce journey times but Northern Rail are cutting some of peak hour services.

More than four million trains have been rescheduled across Britain.

Passengers are urged to check the new timetables before they travel.

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