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Suspended Lakes Line could run temporary West Coast Railways service 'from today'

Campaigners hope that train services will be able to resume on the suspended Lakes Line in Cumbria today.

Northern Rail temporarily closed the line, which runs to and from Preston, Lancaster, Oxenholme and Windermere. It is running a replacement bus service until July 2nd.

However local MP and former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron says a trial run of a temporary service by West Coast Railways was a success over the weekend, and "the ball is firmly in the Department for Transport's court" about whether a shuttle service from Oxenholme to Windermere could start from today.

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Man charged with murder in Ellesmere Port

Seymour Drive, Ellesmere Port Credit: Google Maps

A man has been charged with murder following an incident in Ellesmere Port.

Daniel Renshaw, 27, of Drake Road, Neston, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Chester Magistrates Court.

Cheshire Police said the charges follow an incident at an address on Seymour Drive, Ellesmere Port, in the early hours of Thursday.

Police and paramedics attended the scene and on arrival the victim, who has been named as Graham Renshaw, 52, was found with serious injuries.

He was taken to the Countess of Chester hospital but sadly died a short time later.

"Graham’s next of kin are being supported by specially trained officers and they have asked for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time."

– Cheshire Police
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