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Meeting in Shap to discuss bus service cuts

Cumbria County Council announced bus service cuts on routes from Penrith to both Kendal and Greystoke. Credit: ITV Border

People living in rural areas around Penrith are meeting tonight to discuss bus service cuts that have left many feeling stranded.

Cumbria County Council announced the cuts on routes from Penrith to both Kendal and Greystoke. The council says it can no longer afford to subsidise the routes and is looking at alternative ways of supporting residents.

The meeting will be held in Shap.

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Three injured in M6 crash at Shap

Three people have been injured as a result of a collision between a Ford Fusion and a Toyota Landcruiser at junction 39 (Shap), on the M6 at 2.40pm this afternoon.

A 78-year-old woman from Warrington, who was driving the Ford Fusion, was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, alongside 78-year-old male passenger who was also injured.

A 78-year-old man from Carlisle, who was driving the Toyota Landcruiser, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with minor injuries.

The road has been closed for almost three hours but is set to re-open shortly.

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