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Anti nuclear protests in Carlisle station

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Anti nuclear campaigners are holding a demonstration at Carlisle train station this morning to highlight what they say are the dangers of atomic energy.

Radiation Free Lakeland are protesting against the transportation and use of nuclear material in the North West which they claim represents a risk to the environment and public health.

NHS staff strike over pay

Workers have walked out on strike, in protest at the Government's decision not to give them a recommended 1\% pay rise Credit: PA

Health workers across Cumbria will stage a fresh round of industrial action this morning in an ongoing bitter row over pay.

Staff including nurses, midwifes and radiographers, will walk out for 4 hours in another protest at the government's decision not to accept a recommended one percent pay rise for all NHS workers.

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Health workers strike across Cumbria

Health workers across Cumbria will stage a fresh round of industrial action this morning in an ongoing bitter row over pay.

Staff including nurses, midwifes and radiographers, will walk out for 4 hours in another protest at the government's decision not to accept a recommended one percent pay rise for all NHS workers.

Stobo Castle giving back to the Borders

Stobo Castle Health Spa in the Scottish Borders has been named as Scotland's favourite spa for the second year running.

The Peebleshire-based facility attracts around 25,000 visitors every year and is one of the area's largest employers with 175 staff.

Managing Director Stephen Winyard says it's all about re-investing in the business, and is as much about giving back to the Borders:

Mikey's parents: You haven't seen the last of Only The Young

The parents of Carlisle singer Mikey Bromley say they're 'gutted' for him and the rest of his band, Only The Young, following their X Factor departure. The band were voted off on Saturday night. The 19-year-olds parents Martin and Angela have travelled to London to support him every week and say the exposure the band has received has been 'unreal'. Watch their interview with Hannah McNulty above.

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New home for Galloway MRT vehicle

"Well it's an absolute delight that we can work in partnership and provide secure accommodation for what is a state of the art vehicle for the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team.

"It provides a safe haven and prevents it from deteriorating, and it also means they've got the facility for a rapid response. Of course, as an emergency service we know how important that it."

– Ian Waugh, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
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