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A69 reopens following crash

The A69 has opened following a temporary closure today (20th November) after a van crashed with a wall.

The incident happened at 4.30pm yesterday (19th November). The driver of the red Vauxhall van, a 52-year-old man from Hexham, was uninjured.

Police thank drivers for their patience.

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Bus stops: Meeting in Shap

The closure of a major bus route in Cumbria which has led to an outcry from local communities along the route.

One pensioner, says she's been forced to sell her house and move because the service between Penrith and Kendal has ended.

Several hundred people have signed a petition to get the route running again as Paul Crone reports.

Three injured in A69 crash

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Three people have been injured in a crash on the A69 at Haltwhistle.

A car and a lorry collided around 11.30am today (19th November).

Medics helped with two patients. A 69-year-old man, from Carlisle, was treated for serious chest injuries and then flown to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary. When he arrived at the hospital, it's said he was in a stable condition.

Council looks for alternatives after bus service cuts

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.

Stations plan on track

New train stations for East Linton and Reston, near Eyemouth, are a step closer after services for the stops were written into the next ScotRail franchise.

A two-hourly service between Edinburgh and Berwick with timing for stops at East Linton and Reston is part of the new planned timetable, which could see trains running through both stations as soon as December 2016.

Transport Minister Keith Brown revealed the latest development following the announcement of Abellio as the new ScotRail operator.

“This is a huge step forward towards the realisation of these services and shows a real commitment from the Scottish Government and ScotRail.

Scotland’s railways are a driver for economic regeneration and can bring jobs, investment and new study and social opportunities for communities."

– Keith Brown, Transport Minister

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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.

Full report: Parking charges scrapped in Cumbria

Plans to introduce on street parking charges across Cumbria have been scrapped by the county council. Concerns were raised during the public consultation over whether the charges could be legally enforced.

Local people including business owners have welcome the council u-turn though there is some criticism about the length of time it's taken to reach this decision.

Kim Inglis has this report.

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