Ennerdale's nuclear debate

A community in west Cumbria fears it may be chosen to host an underground store for Britain's nuclear waste.

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Four hour mountain rescue to save trapped man

It took four hours and 31 members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team to help a man trapped in the Lake District.

The mountain rescue team were called out at 8:10pm, yesterday, Thursday 8 May, to a group at the summit of Pillar, in Ennerdale.

It was after midnight when the injured man was airlifted to hospital Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

The man in his forties, from Cleveland, was trapped by a rock that had fallen on his leg.

He was treated by the team and lowered on a stretcher to an area where he could be reached by helicopter.

The casualty was lifted in a stretcher to the helicopter Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

A Sea King helicopter, sent from RAF Boulmer, took the casualty to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary.

Public meeting on possible nuclear waste store

People from Ennerdale are attending a public meeting to discuss the potential plans for a nuclear waste site in the area.

Villagers say they have been told Ennerdale is one of only a couple of suitable sites in West Cumbria which is geologically suitable to hold the waste.

The meeting is taking place at the Shepherds Arms in Ennerdale between 10.30am and 6pm.



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