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A hostel for former military personnel has opened in Egremont.
The 11-bed hostel is at the site of the former police station on Main Street.
After local opposition to the plans Copeland Council said all prospective residents would be vetted, and the hostel has now opened.
A controversial homeless hostel in west Cumbria officially opens today. The former police station in Egremont has been converted into an eleven-bed house with priority given to former military personnel.
While there's support in the town for the development concerns have been raised about security and suitability of the location.