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Silloth care home named best in Britain

Silloth Nursing and Residential Care Home Credit: ITV Border

A Cumbrian care home has been named best in the country at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

Silloth Nursing and Residential Care Home beat off competition from more than 3,000 others across the UK to claim the "Care home of the Year" award.

Lori Carnochan went along to meet some of the staff and residents:

Future of flood-hit care home in spotlight

The care home's future is in the spotlight. Credit: PA

The future of a care home, which has been closed since December's floods, will be discussed at a public consultation beginning today.

Residents from Edenside in Appleby have launched a campaign to return to the home, but ultimately Cumbria County Council will decide whether to re-open or permanently close it.

Watch: national award for volunteer

Archie Potts has won an award for his volunteer work at a Dumfries care home despite being older than many of its residents.

Fiona McIlwraith went to Charnwood Lodge to meet him.


Volunteer's work 'really appreciated'

The Service Manager of the care home where 87-year-old Archie Potts volunteers has said that they're grateful for the work that he does.

Denise Malone, who is also Mr Potts' daughter, was pleased to see his efforts recognised by a national award.

'They get pleasure out it now'

A local man has won a national award in recognition of his efforts at a care home in Dumfries.

At 87, Archie Potts is older than many of the residents of Charnwood Lodge.

He has spent the last 18 months working to transform its garden for their pleasure.

Watch: campaign succeeds as dementia patient remains in home town

Today the campaign to have a man with Down's Syndrome and dementia cared for in his home town succeeded.

Michael Cavelrt's family started an online petition, signed by more than 150,000 people, to ensure that he would be cared for in Wigton.

In a meeting this morning, it was confirmed that Mr Cavelry would remain in Wigton.

Hannah McNulty reports.

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