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WATCH: Loganair to run first passenger flights from Carlisle Airport

Scottish airline Loganair has been chosen to operate the first commercial passenger and business flights from Carlisle Lake District Airport since 1993.

This video was filmed with in accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority's drone regulations.


Two-vehicle collision closes part of A66

The scene of the crash at Shap summit Credit: Cumbria Roads Police

The A6 at Shap summit was closed both ways due to a two-vehicle crash between Forest Hall and J39 of the M6.

All lanes have now been re-opened.

There are currently no reports as to whether anyone has been injured.

Police advised motorists to be patient while they arranged vehicle recovery to clear the road.


TRAVEL: Several roads closed due to snow

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A689 Hillersdon Terrace

The A689 is closed in both directions due to snow at Hillersdon Terrace.

The road remains closed towards Killhope.


The B6276 is closed due to snow between A66 at Brough and B6277 Middleton-in-Teesdale.


The B6277 is closed due to ice and snow between A689 Front Street at Alston and B6282 Horsemarket, Middleton-in-Teesdale.

Virgin Trains re-open services between Carlisle and Scotland

The route had been blocked for several days because of severe snow Credit: Virgin Trains

The Virgin Trains West Coast Mainline has now re-opened, with services running between Carlisle and Scotland.

Virgin Trains say they expect to run a "near-normal" service today.

Customers are advised to check their journey before they travel.

Cumbria Police: Drivers can travel with caution

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Drivers in Cumbria are now being advised they can travel on roads in the county with caution.

Back roads and high roads should still be avoided where possible.

The speed restrictions on the M6 have also been lifted, while many roads in the region remain closed.

Police Scotland are still advising motorists in the south of Scotland to think before they travel.

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STRONG WINDS: Drivers asked not to drive on A595

Credit: Copeland Police

Drivers are being asked not to travel between Whitbeck and Bootle on the A595 because of strong winds.

Earlier this morning a wagon was blown on its side, on the same road, just south of Bootle. The driver is not believed to be injured.

A yellow warning for wind has been lifted by the Met Office, but wintry conditions are still being brought to the county by the 'Beast of the East' and Storm Emma.

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