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Call for GP surgery funding

Lack of funding could result in the closure of GP surgeries in rural areas.

Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has called for a special fund to be set up to support GPs' surgeries in isolated rural areas, including parts of the Lake District.

Due to an income guarantee scheme being withdrawn, Mr Farron said that surgeries in Coniston and Hawkshead could be at risk of closure.

Esthwaite Water at Hawkshead up for sale on eBay

The owner of Esthwaite Water at Hawkshead is hoping to sell the lease for one of Cumbria's most-loved lakes to someone passionate about the area.

Esthwaite Water at Hawkshead Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The lake is on the market for £300,000 for a 15 year lease and has links to Beatrix Potter and poet William Wordsworth.

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