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Crash closes northbound M6 near Penrith

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A man has been taken to hospital after a van towing a trailer overturned on the M6 in Cumbria.

The northbound carriageway was shut for an hour at 15.00 between junctions 39 and 40.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service says the patient was transported to the Cumberland Royal Infirmary with non life-threatening injuries.

Three people arrested following theft at Solfest

Three people have been arrested following theft of cash, vouchers and a mobile phone from a tent at Solfest near Aspatria

The theft is believed to have occurred at some point between 2am and 11.30am on Friday August 26.

Following enquiries police have arrested a 36-year old man from Maryport, a 28-year-old woman from Maryport and a 25-year-old man from Whitehaven on suspicion of theft.

Police would like to appeal to festival-goers to ensure that they keep valuables on them and not leave them in an unattended tent.


Met office amber rain warning

Heavy rain forecast for parts of Border region tonight Credit: PA

The Met Office has published a warning for possible heavy rain in the Border region overnight tonight.

The Yellow Warning of rain is for places across Cumbria and up to the Scottish Borders, from midnight to 09:00 tomorrow morning.


Campaign group says NHS Cumbria will have huge deficit by 2021

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An investigation by a national campaign group claims the NHS in Cumbria will have a huge deficit by 2021 if no action is taken.

38 degrees say the health and social care system in West, North and East Cumbria will be £163m short of the money it needs to balance its books while maintaining the same level of care for patients.

The deficit in Lancashire and South Cumbria is projected to be £805m. The findings come as health bosses draw up plans to change the way healthcare is delivered.

In West, North and East Cumbria, the STP refers to "reconfiguration of all of the services ... including for acute and community hospital services, maternity services and mental health services".

By 2021, the NHS in the region is projected to be £163.8 million short of the funds it needs to balance its books while maintaining the same kind of care for patients.

Weirs removed from Cumbrian rivers

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Two weirs on the River Eamont and the River Caldew in Cumbria have been removed to improve conditions for local wildlife and also to help prevent flooding.

The work has been taking place over the last few days at the Carleton Hall and Sheepmount Weirs.

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