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Floods Minister and local MP Rory Stewart is visiting Warcop today, after an invitation by local residents.
They say the town has been ignored, despite suffering in the floods caused by Storm Desmond.
This viewer footage shows the extent of the flooding:
Floods Minster and Cumbrian MP Rory Stewart is visiting Warcop near Appleby today.
Residents say the village, which was hit by the Storm Desmond floods in early December, has been ignored and has not had the attention of other flooded areas.
The award ceremony celebrates the courage of children coping with serious illnesses or complex conditions and honour the dedication of professionals who go the extra mile to help sick children and their families.
Nine year old Nellie-Mai from Warcop near Appleby, was awarded the most inspirational young person in the 7-10 age category after being born with a heart condition that meant she needed a heart transplant at just 11 months old.
Since then Nellie-Mai has battled cancer, suffered several strokes and has ongoing epilepsy.
She continues to amaze doctors, family and friends by beating all the odds against her.
Sarah Lofthouse is a Teaching Assistant at Warcop C of E Primary School.
Nellie-Mai has defied the odds time and again and fought every step of the way.
She is such a loving, caring child who is determined to live life to the full in spite of the difficulties she continues to face.
Nellie-Mai is truly special and makes a deep impression on everyone who meets her.”
Nellie-Mai was seriously ill in hospital and not expected to survive when foster carers Jeff and Sarah Evans agreed to care for her during her final weeks.
Nellie-Mai quickly responded to the family’s love and attention and her condition began to improve.
She has won a special place in the heart of everyone in her new family and all those she meets through her cheeky sense of humour, caring attitude and incredible lust for life.
Along with all the night's award winners, Nellie-Mai met HRH Prince Harry who is Patron of the WellChild charity.
He spoke to Nellie-Mai and her adoptive father Jeff before playing balloon tennis with the award winner.
Speaking at last year's event, Prince Harry said:
All of us together can make a real, real difference for children and young people just like those we have seen on the stage this evening.
It is such a privilege to be Patron of this charity, a charity that has achieved so much and yet is working harder than ever to make life better for more and more young people.”
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Some civilian staff are holding a one-day strike at the Warcop army training base, near Appleby.
The action is part of a national campaign against proposed redundancies at military ranges across the UK. The staff work for Landmarc Support Services - the Unite union says changes have been pushed through prematurely.
The company says it's disappointed Unite members have voted to strike. It says its first concern is the safety of staff and the public at Warcop and it'll continue to work with the unions to reach an agreement.
Civilian staff at Warcop military training base, in Cumbria, are striking over proposed redundancies.
Unite members working for Landmarc Support Services are holding a picket outside the base.
They're warning staff redundancies at military bases could pose a risk to public safety.
A small village near Appleby-in-Westmorland is celebrating the building of its new village hall.
Many people in Warcop feel the village has lost its community spirit in recent years so half a million pounds of lottery money to build a new hall has gone down well. Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
Building work has started on Warcop's new village hall, near Appleby in Cumbria.
The old one fell into disrepair after the area was affected, financially, by Foot and Mouth disease in 2001. Some residents say it will give young people a place to go.