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'Use it or lose it'

Cllr Val Tarbitt has warned villagers to use the service if they want it to stay Credit: ITV Border

A new scheme offering a twice-weekly bus service to Carlisle for inhabitants of Rockcliffe is up and running.

Villagers were facing the possibility of being left without transport when the county council scrapped bus subsidies, but it has now teamed up with a private taxi firm to run Village Wheels.

However Councillor Val Tarbitt has warned that people need to use the service if they hope to keep it, describing it as a classic case of "use it or lose it'

Village Wheels service launched

A new public transport service is up and running in a Cumbrian village that lost its daily bus service.

The county council has teamed up with a private taxi firm to run Village Wheels - a twice weekly service from Rockcliffe into Carlisle.

It costs passengers £1.50 return.


Bus company gets into Common Riding spirit

A bus company in the Borders is getting on board with the Common Riding.

First Borders have been getting into the festival spirit with new designs for their fleet of buses.

The makeovers were unveiled by this years Galashiels Braw lad and lass and the Selkirk Standard Bearer.

The buses have been decked out with free wifi and one route will operate more frequently.

The bus company say the services will compliment the new Borders Railway line.

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