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Emergency closure: Ford Bridge

Drivers are advised to take care and only travel if necessary Credit: Cumbria County Council

Ford Bridge in Burneside, near Kendal, has been closed due to public safety issues. Technical teams are assessing the bridge this afternoon.

Diversion signs are currently being installed and drivers are advised to take care and only travel if necessary.

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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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Windermere Ferry to be closed tomorrow morning

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Windermere Ferry will be closed tomorrow morning from 9am for urgent repairs to the cable drive system, which pulls the ferry across the lake.

The ferry is being closed at 9am to allow commuters to catch earlier ferries. The first ferry leaves Bowness at 6.50am, with further crossings approximately every 30 minutes.

Cumbria County Council apologises for any inconvenience and asks people to plan their journeys accordingly. It is hoped the ferry will re-open later in the day subject to completion of the repairs. Updates will follow.

Roadside traffic surveys to take place in Carlisle

The council will try to keep delays to a minimum after the last one on Eden Bridge, Carlisle Credit: Google maps

Roadside traffic surveys are set to take place on Thursday 13 July around Carlisle.

The surveys will happen at three sites and will aim to assess drivers' journey patterns to show how, why and where people travel across Carlisle. The results will be used to highlight any improvements needed on the highway network.

Drivers will be stopped and asked to volunteer to answer questions about their journeys. Interviews are expected to take between two and three minutes and traffic controls will be provided by Cumbria Police at all site locations.

The council say they will try to keep delays to a minimum after the last set of traffic surveys on Eden Bridge in Carlisle.

Foster carers wanted across Cumbria

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An event will be held in Carlisle for people interested in becoming foster carers.

Cumbria County Council say more carers are needed for children and young people of all ages. Potential carers merely need to have the skills to make a positive change to their lives.

An information event will be held at Carlisle East Community Fire Station (Eastern Way), on Wednesday 28 June, with a presentation starting at 6pm.

The council's fostering team will be in attendance to offer support and confidential advice.

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