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Keswick parking charge rise met with 4,000 protest signatures

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Businesses in Keswick have gathered almost 4,000 signatures on a petition asking Allerdale Borough Council not to raise car parking charges.

The council has proposed lowering charges in places like Maryport and raising them in Keswick, to make £3.5million worth of savings and to encourage more people to use long-stay car parks.

Keswick Guest House says government insurance scheme will be worse for them

The owners of a Guest House in Keswick have launched a petition to change the Government's new Flood Re Insurance Scheme.

It means people at risk of flooding can't be refused insurance but Steve and Steph Curtis say it wouldn't help businesses like theirs.

Bramblewood Cottage was flooded last month and has a big excess after suffering in 2009 as well.


A591 to reopen with support from Environment Secretary

The A591 between Grasmere and Keswick Credit: ITV Border

The Environment Secretary has pledged the government will support county council efforts to get the A591 between Grasmere and Keswick reopened as soon as possible.

Thousands of tonnes of debris were removed from the road by the army earlier this week but it remains closed.

Fire service teaching pupils how to save lives

The fire service will teach pupils to save lives. Credit: ITV Border

Pupils at Keswick School are being taught how to save lives by Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.

They will be learning a variety of life saving techniques, including CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

The school recently affiliated to the British Heart Foundation and teaches 'Heart Start training' as part of its syllabus.

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