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Three arrested after cyclist knocked down by car

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

Three people have been arrested, after a cyclist was knocked down by a car on the B5345 at St Bees.

At around 2pm yesterday (2 April) a green Ford Focus collided with a bike being cycled by a 48-year-old man, who was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, and aggravated taking without consent.

Two others - a 21-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman - were also arrested on suspicion of aggravated taking without consent.

All three have been released on police bail, and police are urging any witnesses to contact them on 101.


Celebration of Cumbrian wildlife planned

The sand sculptures competition will get underway at 2pm. Credit: Cumbria Wildlife Trust

People are being invited to celebrate Cumbrian wildlife, at an annual event at St Bees Beach.

Beached Art, organised by Cumbria Wildlife Trust takes place at 11am on 30 July.

It will involve rock pool rambling, face painting, and dolphin and whale watching.

The sand sculptures competition will get underway at 2pm.


Parent reacts to St Bees closure

"This school should not be closing, 432 years of education on this site the governors should hang their heads n shame"

– Ruth Gilbert, Parent

Pupil 'devastated' as St Bees closes its doors

St Bees. Credit: ITV Border

As pupils at St Bees School, in West Cumbria, leave today, they know that the doors could be closing for good.

The school's governors announced it would be closing earlier on this year, because of falling pupil numbers.

A project team has been set up to analyse the options, and they say the school could re-open in 2017.

But it's been a difficult morning for many of the pupils there:

I'm completely devastated. It's been a really hard morning."

– Lydia Tuck, Pupil
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