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Man in critical condition after multiple-vehicle crash on A66

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A 75-year-old man is suffering from life-threatening injuries following a multiple-vehicle crash on the A66, near Whinfell Forest this morning.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called at around 11.00am this morning.

The driver of one of the cars was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, where he arrived in a critical condition.


Blues break club record for unbeaten start to season

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Carlisle United have smashed a club record, by starting a season fourteen games without a loss.

Their 2-1 victory over Stevenage this weekend took them up to second in the table, behind Plymouth.

The table toppers and teams like Portsmouth and Doncaster Rovers have all had their chances to put a dent in United's promotion charge.

So far nobody has been able to prevent them taking at least a point.

The Blues taken on ninth placed Crawley Town at home on Saturday 29 October.

Underground cables for future Moorside nuclear power plant

An artist's impression of the proposed development at Moorside. Credit: NuGen

Electricity cables to connect a new nuclear power plant to the grid will go underground rather than overhead, in order to protect the landscape.

National Grid has announced revised plans to connect the future Moorside plant near Whitehaven, with 14-miles of underground cables.

Original proposals for pylons had sparked concern from conservationists.

There will now be a public consultation on the proposed route from Moorside to Heysham in Lancashire.

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