A temporary suspension for routine visitors to the Cumberland Infirmary has been lifted.
It applies to all parts of the hospital, with the exception of Beech A&B and Maple D wards.
The visitor ban was put in place last week after a Norovirus outbreak, and the NHS Trust in charge of the hospital says it's helped them to get the situation under control.
The Trust brought in these measures to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. The levels of norovirus have dropped significantly throughout the hospital due to restrictions and I would like to thank our patients and visitors for their co-operation.
We know that many visitors feel they must take every opportunity to visit sick friends or relatives, and understand how difficult this must have been. We didn’t take this decision lightly but the more people who pass through our hospitals, the greater risk of the virus spreading, affecting more vulnerable patients and hospital staff.
I would like to remind people if you have had norovirus yourself, please stay away until you have been symptom-free for at least two days.
The company Pirelli have paid tribute to a man who died after a car crash outside the firm's factory in Carlisle.
Michael James, 59, had worked for Pirelli for 33 years.
He died after a collision involving his car and four pedestrians on Tuesday 31 January.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic incident that occurred yesterday evening close to our Carlisle factory. The passing of Michael James has shocked us all and he will be sorely missed.
Michael was a valued employee who worked with us for 33 years. Our deepest condolences go out to Michael’s family at this very difficult time.
We understand also that several people are still receiving treatment as a result of the tragic incident and we hope that they all make a full recovery.
A 16-year-old boy remains in hospital, following a crash involving a car and four pedestrians in Carlisle.
The teenager is currently in a stable condition at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, but has serious injuries.
The three other pedestrians, all males from Carlisle, aged 17, 17 and 16 respectively, suffered minor injuries and were taken to the Cumberland Infirmary.
A passenger in the car, a 49-year-old woman from Carlisle, suffered minor injuries.
Dalston Road, near Pirelli, was closed after the crash, at around 5:50pm yesterday evening.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact them.
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A 59-year-old man has died following a road traffic collision in Carlisle.
Cumbria Police were called to Dalston Road just before 6pm on Tuesday evening.
It followed a collision near Pirelli between a car and four pedestrians.
The deceased, from Carlisle, was driving a Ford Fiesta.
A 16-year-old male from Carlisle has suffered serious injuries and has been taken to hospital.
The three other pedestrians suffered minor injuries.
A passenger in the car is currently receiving medical attention but their injuries are not believed to be serious at this time.
Dalston Road remains closed between Peter Lane and Richardson Street.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after an alleged assault which took place at a nightclub in Carlisle.
Officers were called to Bambu nightclub on Botchergate just before 1am on 18th December.
An 18-year-old woman suffered facial injuries after a glass was thrown at her. She was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary for treatment.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and contact PC Gibson on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.