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Survivors of A595 road crash 'stable' in hospital

The crash happened near Bootle, Cumbria Credit: ITV Border

The two survivors of a fatal road crash that happened on the A595 near Bootle on Friday 14 July, are now in a stable condition in hospital.

The 18-year-old female passenger was travelling in the back seat of a Toyota Yaris car when it collided with a Ford Transit van. She was flown by air ambulance to Preston Royal Hospital.

The 51-year-old male driver of the Ford Transit was flown by air ambulance to Aintree Hospital, Liverpool.

The 18-year-olds who were driving the Toyota Yaris and travelling in the front seat, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.


Copeland MP: Fatal crash 'every parent's worst nightmare'

The MP of Copland says she "can't imagine" how the families of two teenagers killed in a collision on the A595 are feeling.

Trudy Harrison lives in Bootle, close to where the accident happened.

I think it's every parent's worst nightmare.

We teach our children to drive, we live in a rural area, so they have to be independent to be able to access sixth form, training part time work, and it's always on our minds whenever they're out on the roads.

But of course, you never expect it to be your child.

I just can't imagine how those families are feeling.

– Trudy Harrison, Copeland MP


Cumbrian man's 1000 books go under the hammer

The 1000 climbing books will go to auction. Credit: ITV Border

A West Cumbrian man is putting his 1000-volume collection of climbing books to auction today in Crooklands.

80-year-old Stuart Kaye, from Bootle, spent 50-years climbing mountains and collecting books but he's decided to let the compilation go under the hammer.

Auctioneers expect the whole collection to make around £6000.

Cumbria's smallest school saved

Captain Shaw's Primary school has been saved from closure Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria's smallest school - with just 17 pupils - has been saved from closure.

Councillors this morning voted to keep Captain Shaw's Primary in Bootle open.

Cllr Anne Burns said: "Parents and governors must be given the opportunity to make the school work."

"It's a clear message to small schools, that we value their role in sustaining local communities."

The County Council cabinet decision follows a long running campaign by parents, pupils and governors to keep the school open.

School closure protestors

Captain Shaw campaigners lobby councillors this morning Credit: ITV Border

Campaigners calling for Cumbria's smallest school to stay open are lobbying councillors for a final time this morning.

Captain Shaws Primary in Bootle has 17 pupils.

Cumbria County Council wants pupils to be moved to Waberthwaite School but governors, pupils and parents want the school to remain open.

Cumbria County Council cabinet is to make a decision on closure this morning at a meeting in Kendal.

Captain Shaw's Primary School could close

Captain Shaw's Primary School is recommended for closure Credit: ITV Border

A decision will be made today as to whether Cumbria's smallest school is to close.

Campaigners have been fighting to keep Captain Shaw's Primary School in Bootle open.

The school has 17 pupils. The local authority says its not viable to remain open and pupils should move to nearby Waberthwaite school.