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Serious crash closes A66 between M6 and Brough

The A66 is closed between the M6 and Brough due to a serious accident at Crackenthorpe.

Police were called to the scene at around 5.10pm after a two vehicle collision.

The road is closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

The road is expected to be closed for several hours for accident investigation work.

Man crushed by baler at Cumbrian waste site

A man has suffered severe injuries after being crushed by a paper baler at a Cumbrian waste site.

Police were called to the Cumbria Waste Management plant in Workington at 1pm on Sunday, where they found a man trapped under several tonnes of paper.

The fire brigade spent 30 minutes working to free the man, who is thought to be local.

He was airlifted to the RVI Hospital in Newcastle where his condition is said to be stable.

The man suffered severe injuries including a fractured pelvis and broken ribs.

An investigation into the accident is now being carried out by the Health and Safety Executive.


Family pay tribute to "level headed" teen

Credit: Wilson Family

The family of 18-year-old Josh Wilson, who was killed in a motorbike accident in Aspatira, have paid tribute to a "level headed and practical boy who will be sorely missed."

He was riding his motorbike when the accident happened at Heathfield Bridge on Thursday 25th September.

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, but died on Friday 26th September.

"Joshua 'Josh' Alan Wilson will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

"His family describe him as being single minded, head strong, level headed and very practical.

"His family are very proud of the fact that Josh was keen to be an organ donor and it has brought a great deal of comfort to them knowing that he’s managed to help so many as a result of his tragic death."

– Family statement
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