Keith Little, Cumbria County Council's Portfolio Holder for Highways and Transport, says the council's doing the best it can for the region's roads, with a limited budget:
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The fire subsequently spread to the premises next door, resulting in over £300,000 worth of damage.
Emergency services and Cumbria County Council have been called to the incident.
Alan Wilson pleaded guilty to nine offences and was sentenced to a 225 hours Community Payback Order at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.