Virgin Trains is advising customers not to travel because of severe weather on the west coast. It follows a decision to close part of the West Coast Main Line between Preston and Carlisle from 7pm until 9pm on Wednesday night.
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Local MP John Stevenson laid the first brick in the multi-million pound facility in Carlisle this morning.
The idea has been suggested by a group of Gaelic speakers who want the region to champion its heritage.
The RSPB are asking for your help this weekend to see how well our birdlife is doing.