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Rock and roll legend Robert Plant to play Egremont gig

Robert Plant Credit: Vaclav Salek/Czech News Agency/Press Association Images

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is to play a charity gig in Egremont this October.

He'll perform at the Charlie and Kathleen Dunnery Children's Fund (CKDCF) annual benefit concert, in the town's Market Hall on Saturday October 24.

Also playing are Francis Dunnery, the local musician who set up the charity in honour of his parents, and Big Big Train, Peter Jones, Dorie Jackson, John and Wayne, John Mitchell, Andrea and Bennedetta, John Gilmour Smith and John Bentley.

All proceeds go directly to the charity, which raises money for children's health, wellness and educational needs.

The tickets, which cost £25, have already sold out.

Rock and roll legend Plant launched a successful solo career following drummer John Bonham's death, and the band's break-up, in 1980.

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Hostel for former servicemen opens in Egremont

The hostel has now opened. Credit: ITV Border
The hostel has now opened. Credit: ITV Border

A hostel for former military personnel has opened in Egremont.

The 11-bed hostel is at the site of the former police station on Main Street.

After local opposition to the plans Copeland Council said all prospective residents would be vetted, and the hostel has now opened.

Homeless hostel opens in former Egremont Police station

A new homeless hostel in Egremont will open today Credit: PA

A controversial homeless hostel in west Cumbria officially opens today. The former police station in Egremont has been converted into an eleven-bed house with priority given to former military personnel.

While there's support in the town for the development concerns have been raised about security and suitability of the location.

Mountain biker seriously injured

A mountain biker has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after falling in the Lake District.

The 40-year-old man from Egremont fell off his bike yesterday afternoon at 4pm on Castle Crag in Borrowdale.

The Great North Air Ambulance flew him to the major trauma centre at the Royal Preston hospital for specialist care.

He suffered head, leg and chest injuries and is in a stable condition.

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Police search for man in connection with drugs find

John Atkinson Credit: ITV Border

Police appeal for members of the public to keep an eye out for John Atkinson as they try to determine his whereabouts.

They're asking for anyone with information to come forward.

The 34 year old, is wanted in connection with the discovery of a substantial amount of drugs found at a property on Westway, Barrow-in-Furness, on 31 July.

It is believed that he is in the Egremont area.

Detective Constable Cheryl Smith from Cumbria Police said:

We would like to speak to Mr Atkinson at the first possible opportunity in connection with this incident.

If anyone knows of his whereabouts or has any information that could assist our investigation, please get in touch. Also I would like to appeal directly to Mr Atkinson, if you hear or see this appeal please contact police.

Information on any vehicles Atkinson is using would be also helpful to our enquiries.”

– Detective Constable Cheryl Smith, Cumbria Police

Anyone with any information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.

Homeless hostel in Egremont gets go ahead

The hostel will be in the former police station on Main Street. Credit: ITV Border

The old police station in Egremont will be replaced by a hostel for former military personnel who are homeless.

It'll be converted to an 11-bed home, after planners at Copeland Borough Council gave the plans the thumbs up at a meeting on 21 January.

All prospective tenants will be vetted, before being given a place at the hostel.

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