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Weather: Thursday

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Mostly dry with bright spells during the morning but with thickening cloud bringing some rain or drizzle through the afternoon.

Cloudy overnight with further rain or drizzle and increasingly strong winds.

Maximum Temperature 10°C.

Police and Crime Commissioner 'relieved' after Autumn Statement

The PCC is relieved. Credit: PA

Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes says he's "relieved" the force has been spared millions of pounds of cuts following the Autumn Statement.

Cumbria Police feared it would lose £11 million from its budget but Chancellor George Osborne announced yesterday the cut would not be going ahead.


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NHS Chief Executive apologises to dementia families

Darataigh dementia unit. Credit: ITV Border

The Chief Executive of the NHS in Dumfries and Galloway has apologised to families in Stranraer, after their loved ones were moved from the town's dementia facility.

Darataigh dementia unit was closed temporarily because repairs had to be carried out to the boiler.

However, families then said they had been informed that the closure was permanent, meaning they would have to make the 75-mile trip to Dumfries to visit their loved ones on a permanent basis.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has since said it will re-open Darataigh for the duration of a six-month consultation into the site's future.

Chief Executive Jeff Ace has now apologised to the families over how they were treated:

I think I need to apologise, we didn't communicate effectively, either about what our current dementia model is, and how Darataigh is used, or how we want dementia services to be in the west of the region."

– Jeff Ace, Chief Executive
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