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Maryport hospital campaigners to meet over bed closures

Protests have been held outside the hospital. Credit: ITV Border

Campaigners fighting to save Maryport's community hospital are meeting tonight to discuss future plans for the unit.

It follows a decision taken by the Success Regime - the government-appointed body in charge of improving healthcare in Cumbria - to close all 13 beds there.

The Save Our Beds campaign is putting forward their own proposals to health bosses in a bid to stop the beds from being removed.

The meeting takes place this evening at the Ewanrigg Community Centre.

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Teenager trapped under car in Maryport

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

A 16-year-old boy has been seriously injured after being trapped beneath a car in Maryport at 5:30am this morning.

The pedestrian, who is local to the area, was involved in a collision with a Ford Focus on the A596 at the junction with Gavel Street.

Firefighters had to use specialist equipment to cut him free, and he was transferred to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with serious chest injuries.

He is reported to be in a stable condition, and the driver of the Ford Focus was not injured.

The road has re-opened, and Cumbria Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.

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'Attacks by seagulls' stop mail deliveries

Seagulls stopped deliveries to some homes in Maryport. Credit: PA

Royal Mail has apologised for failing to deliver to addresses in a Cumbrian town because of "swooping attacks by seagulls".

Four properties in the town didn't receive their mail on Tuesday 5 July due to the attacks.

These kinds of attacks do occur at this time of year as the gulls are nesting and rearing their chicks. Normal deliveries resumed on Wednesday.

The safety of our people is paramount to Royal Mail and these swooping attacks made it difficult for the postwoman to continue to do her job.

Any customer who has a concern about their mail delivery can contact Royal Mail Customer Services on 03457 740740.

– A Royal Mail spokesperson
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