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Dairy farm to showcase milk production

Roan's diary farm sells milk directly to customers instead of supermarkets Credit: Roan's Dairy

A dairy farm in Dumfries and Galloway which sells milk directly to customers rather than supermarkets is holding an open day.

Roan's Dairy, in Dalbeattie, is staging the event to show consumers how they produce milk and operate their business.

Hundreds sign Cockermouth petition opposing pharmacy funding cuts

JWW Allison pharmacy in Cockermouth Credit: ITV Border

More than 600 people have signed a petition opposing government cuts that could lead to the closure of a Cockermouth pharmacy.

JWW Allison say the planned £170million reduction in NHS funding for community pharmacies puts its future at risk.

The petition is part of a national campaign organised by the National Pharmacy Association calling on people to sign petitions and appeal to their MPs for support.

In a letter to the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee outlining the cuts, the Department of Health argued savings can be made without reducing the quality of service community pharmacies provide.

But the National Pharmacy Association say the proposals are 'jumbled and misguided' and will put more pressure on GPs.

The petition at JWW Allison Credit: ITV Border

"With the radical cuts proposed to community pharmacy funding by the Government, the public will be rightly concerned about the future availability of the services upon which they have come to depend.

"The petition provides the perfect opportunity to give a voice to these concerns and push back against these harmful and dangerous cuts."

– Rob Darracott, Pharmacy Voice chief executive

Insurers to 'work with' flood-damaged sports clubs

Chatsworth Tennis Club. Credit: ITV Border

Insurance companies say they'll work with sports clubs in Carlisle to try to provide cover after the floods.

Several clubs in Carlisle fear they may not be able to get any flood insurance in the future.

Carlisle Rugby and Squash clubs, and Chatsworth Tennis Club, were all badly flooded in December 2015, having previously been flooded ten years earlier.

Insurers are acutely aware that sports clubs need insurance to continue to survive and will work with them to, wherever possible, ensure that they can continue to offer not just flooding insurance but flooding insurance at premiums that their customers can actually afford."

– Malcolm Tarling, Association of British Insurers


Keswick parking charge rise met with 4,000 protest signatures

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Businesses in Keswick have gathered almost 4,000 signatures on a petition asking Allerdale Borough Council not to raise car parking charges.

The council has proposed lowering charges in places like Maryport and raising them in Keswick, to make £3.5million worth of savings and to encourage more people to use long-stay car parks.

Tesco Carlisle store re-opens for first time since floods

Carlisel United players were on hand to officially re-open the store Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle's Tesco superstore reopens today after being closed following last December's floods.

Everything inside the store is brand new after the flood water destroyed everything in its path.

The store's 400 staff had been redistributed but are now back in the city.

To just get the store back and the community, customers to be coming in and shopping would be great. For the colleagues themselves to have been out over the last seven and a half weeks all over the county, working in various stores, they just want to have a home back.

– Phil Pearson, Store Manager
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