Les Morgan, Project Director for new West Cumberland Hospital
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A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling at Brown Cove crag near Thirlemere today.
He suffered serious leg injuries.
The Great North Air Ambulance conveyed the casualty to hospital in Carlisle.
He is described as being in a stable condition.
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A fire in the energy centre of the new West Cumberland Hospital building will set back its opening by months.
Copeland MP Jamie Reed said the news was "utterly devastating" and he will now write to the Department for Health asking that money is put in place to rebuild the centre as quickly as possible.
The fire broke out last night (Friday, 23rd January) in the biomass fuel plant, which was to provide the power for the hospital. No patients or services were affected but the NHS Trust said delays in opening the £100m building were inevitable. It had been due to open in April 2015.
Cumbria Police has been dealing with a number of minor crashes and incidents where cars have either slipped or become stuck on icy roads.
Officers said the conditions had been particularly bad around Kendal and asked drivers to keep to the main roads in Kendal, Sedbergh and Kirby Lonsdale.