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One dead and two injured in south Cumbria crash

One dead and two injured in crash Credit: ITV

A man has died and two people are in hospital after a head on crash on the A66 near Appleby.

It happened just before 7pm last night (Saturday 31 January) on the A66 at Sandford.

A silver Vauxhall van travelling towards Brough when it collided with a white minibus.

The driver of the van, a 38-year-old man from the Kirkby Stephen area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the minibus, who is 39 and from the Troon area in Scotland, by ambulance to hospital in Cumberland serious injuries.

A 40-year-old woman who was a passenger in the minibus was taken by Seaking helicopter to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with serious injuries.

The road was closed for several hours while investigations were carried out.

Investigations continue into two separate deaths in north Cumbria

Investigations are continuing into the death of a man whose body was found in woodland at Moorhouse near Carlisle on Thursday evening.

A 24-year-old man from Carlisle is continuing to help police with their enquiries in relation to the death.

Meanwhile, an inquest is due to open after a body was found at King Street in Penrith town centre.

The man's body was found Friday. The death is not thought to be suspicious.

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Volunteers clear Brunton Park pitch

Carlisle pitch under snow Credit: ITV

A hardy team of volunteers have helped Carlisle United clear the pitch at Brunton Park.

Heavy snowfall in Carlisle on Wednesday left the pitch buried beneath two inches of snow. It was deliberately left in place by ground staff to protected it against any further drop in temperature.

The call for help went out this morning to prepare it for the visit of Mansfield Town later today (Saturday 31 January).

Members of the youth squad also lent a hand in the snow clearing operation. The club say the playing surface is in perfect condition.

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