A mountaineer from Cumbria has written a book celebrating a style of alpine climbing pioneered in the 1970s and 1980s.
So-called 'Light and Fast' climbing was risky, and many climbers lost their lives. John Porter's book tells the story of a fateful climb in the Himalayas, where he witnessed his friend fall to his death.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports:
A mountaineer from Cumbria has written a book about the moment he watched his friend fall to his death in the Himalayas.Read the full story ›
A mountaineer from Cumbria has written a book about the moment he watched his friend fall to his death in the Himalayas.
In 'One Day as a Tiger', John Porter writes about how he and his friends pioneered a more risky type of alpine climbing in the 1970s and 80s.
A woman had to be cut free from her car, and taken to hospital, after a road accident in Dumfries and Galloway.
The accident happened at around 9:50am this morning, on an embankment beside a side road off the A714 in the county. Two crews from Newton Stewart Fire Station were called, and had to remove a door and the roof of the car to lift the woman out.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a road accident in Selkirk town centre.
The incident happened yesterday at around 3pm. An elderly pedestrian was struck by a lorry in Market Place, Selkirk.
She was airlifted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
The A7 was closed for several hours.
A woman has been airlifted to hospital after a serious accident in Selkirk town centre.
The accident involved a pedestrian and a lorry, and happened at around 4pm on the A7 at Market Place in Selkirk.
Police, fire and ambulance services were called, and the woman was airlifted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
Emergency Services are dealing with a road traffic collision on the A66 at Thornthwaite.
Police were called at 3.50pm today following the collision.
The road has been closed in both directions.
All motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.
Local authorities in Cumbria made more than £4 million from parking charges last year.
Figures from the RAC Foundation found South Lakeland made the biggest surplus in the county.
But Cumbria County Council was one of the few authorities in the country that didn't make a profit.
The figures were calculated by adding up income from parking charges and penalty notices, and then deducting the running costs.
- South Lakeland - £2,363,000
- Allerdale - £1,206,000
- Carlisle - £510,000
- Copeland - £188,000
- Eden - £89,000
- Cumbria County Council - lost £338,000