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Design for permanent crossing at Pooley Bridge to be unveiled

The temporary bridge currently in place Credit: ITV Border

A draft design for the new crossing at Pooley Bridge will be unveiled tonight at a public meeting. Residents will be given feedback about consultations of the design and how a final draft was decided.

The bridge collapsed during Storm Desmond in December 2015 and a temporary one opened in March last year. The meeting about the permanent bridge design will take place at Parkin Memorial Hall at 6.30pm.

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Warwick Road traffic plans set for scrap

Over 2,000 people signed a petition against the plans in July Credit: Google maps

A controversial £1million scheme to put an extra lane on a Carlisle road looks set to be thrown out.

Cumbria County Council's plan to widen Warwick Road has been met with opposition from some residents. Carlisle City Council is expected to withdraw support for the proposal at a meeting tonight.

New £2m scheme to support older people in Cumbria

The programme aims to provide 2,000 Extra Care Units Credit: PA

A new £2 million Extra Care Housing Grant Award scheme has been set up by Cumbria County Council to improve the lives of older people in Cumbria. The programme aims to provide 2,000 Extra Care Units across Cumbria by 2025:

Cumbrians are proudly independent and want to live in their own homes for a long as possible. Extra Care Housing helps them to achieve this. We all hope to live to a ripe old age and our older years should be a time to enjoy a positive and fulfilling life and having your own home is key to achieving this.”

– Cllr Peter Thornton, Cabinet Member for Health and Care Services
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