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Dummy protest over potential maternity cuts

A garden fence in Cleator Moor, decorated with dummies in support of the campaign Credit: ITV Border

A campaign group is hanging children's dummies in public places around Whitehaven to protest about possible cuts to maternity services in west Cumbria.

Several options are currently being considered for the future of the West Cumberland Hospital including transferring some maternity services to Carlisle.

The hospital previously removed the dummies and said they will continue to do so.


Doctors' surgery completes turn around

A Doctors' surgery labelled inadequate and placed in special measures by the care quality commission last October has completed a dramatic turn around to be rated 'good' in it's latest inspection.

Lowther Medical Centre in Whitehaven has over ten thousand patients and staff say they are delighted that their hard work has been recognised.

WATCH: Full report on medical centre's improvements

Police appeal for help tracing missing Whitehaven woman

Missing Linda Liddell Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are appealing for help tracing a missing 45-year-old woman from Whitehaven.

Linda Liddell was last seen at James Street in Whitehaven by her family at 10.30am yesterday. She is believed to be in the Carlisle area.

Linda is described as 5ft 5inch tall, of a slim build, with long dark hair. She was last seen wearing black ankle boots, light denim dungarees and a green/khaki parka.

Police are concerned for Linda’s welfare and appeal to anyone who has seen her to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to the duty sergeant.

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