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Protest against ambulance cuts in Cumbria

Ambulance staff have been protesting in Cumbria against cuts to the ambulance service. The North West Ambulance Service wants to reduce the number of ambulances on duty in Carlisle at night from three to two.

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Petition against ambulance cuts handed in at Downing Street

Tracey Morris, UNISON; Lee Sherriff, Labour parliamentary candidate; Mike Oliver, UNISON, handing in 11,000 petition at Downing Street. Credit: ITV Border

A 11,00-signature petition against ambulance service cuts in Carlisle has been handed in at Downing Street.

The petition was collected by UNISON and other protesters who are against plans by the North West Ambulance Service to cut night time cover in the city by a third.

The North West Ambulance Service has previously said that it is looking again at the planned cuts but that it has to make savings worth millions of pounds to front line services.

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