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Severe disruption: A74(M) Dumfries And Galloway northbound

BBC News Travel

A74(M) Dumfries And Galloway northbound severe disruption, from J19 for B725 to J18 for B723.

A74(M) Dumfries And Galloway - One lane closed on A74(M) northbound in Dumfries and Galloway from J19, B725 (Ecclefechan) to J18, B723 (Lockerbie South), because of a lorry that's broken down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A75 Dumfries And Galloway both ways

BBC News Travel

A75 Dumfries And Galloway both ways severe disruption, at A709.

A75 Dumfries And Galloway - A75 in Dumfries closed at the A709 junction, because of flooding. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A75 Dumfries And Galloway both ways

BBC News Travel

A75 Dumfries And Galloway both ways severe accident, from Cairnsmore Road to A712.

A75 Dumfries And Galloway - A75 in Palnure closed in both directions from the Cairnsmore Road junction to the A712 junction, because of a serious accident involving lorry and a car. Diversion in operation - traffic is being diverted along the A712 at Blackcraig and the A713 at Castle Douglas.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Calf rescued from water pipe by farmer
A three-week-old Aberdeen Angus calf is saved following a major operation to rescue it from an underground water pipe.

Travel: Trains running again on Cumbria Coast line

BBC News Travel

Northern says the Cumbria Coast rail line between Carlisle and Maryport has now reopened, with trains starting to run again.

There will be a speed limit in the affected area and some services will still be delayed.

Travel: Floods and landslide disrupt trains

BBC News Travel

A landslide on the rail line between Carlisle and Newcastle is disrupting train services.

Flooding on the Cumbria Coast line between Carlisle and Maryport is causing cancellations on Northern services from Carlisle to Barrow and onwards.

Recycling suspension costs council £20,000 in leaflets

Local Democracy Reporting Service

John Connell

The leader of Allerdale Council has confirmed that the authority spent more than £20,000 printing and distributing leaflets when it suspended some recycling services after the council’s contractor, FCC Environment, missed thousands of bin collections.

Councillor Marion Fitzgerald confirmed that the council had footed the bill, and FCC had not been asked to contribute anything to the cost.

Bin wagon on rounds
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Keswick councillor Markus Campbell-Savours said: “That’s an awful lot of money to spend on a letter, especially one felt that some people felt was lacking in useful information for them.

“It could have mentioned that there was a waste site at Flusco (near Penrith) instead of just ones at Wigton, Maryport and Workington. None of the local residents were aware of this."

Councillor Fitgerald said: “During the whole of this episode with the bins we have really worked hard, particularly Charles Holmes (head of Community Services) and his department, and the customer services team, to make sure that the public had as much information as we could possibly give.”

Severe disruption: A74(M) Dumfries And Galloway southbound

BBC News Travel

A74(M) Dumfries And Galloway southbound severe disruption, between J19 for B725 and J20 for B722.

A74(M) Dumfries And Galloway - One lane blocked on A74(M) southbound in Dumfries and Galloway between J19, B725 (Ecclefechan) and J20, B722 (Eaglesfield), because of deer on the road. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

CCTV images released in Workington shoplifting investigation

Cumbria police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection to a shoplifting incident that happened at a Workington supermarket.

CCTV image
Cumbria Police

Two paint sprayers, worth more than £300, were taken from Aldi on Derwent Drive at about 12:50 on Wednesday 11 September.

Travel: Bridge strike halts trains on Cumbria coast line

BBC News Travel

Northern train services have been suspended between Carlisle and Whitehaven after a vehicle hit a bridge at Aspatria.

Workington knocked out of League One play-offs

BBC Cumbria Sport

The rugby league season ended for Workington Town yesterday as Newcastle beat them 38-18 in the League One play-offs.

Injuries meant Chris Thorman could only use 14 players in the game.

It means Town will play with Barrow Raiders in League One next season, with Whitehaven the division above in the Championship.

Severe disruption: A701 Dumfries And Galloway both ways

BBC News Travel

A701 Dumfries And Galloway both ways severe disruption, from A75 to A74.

A701 Dumfries And Galloway - A701 closed in both directions from the A75 junction in Dumfries to the A74(M) J15 (Beattock junction in Dumcrieff, because of an overturned lorry. Diversion in operation - Northbound: via A75, A709, B7076, and the A7068. Through Torthorwald, Lochmaben, Lockerbie and Beattock. Southbound: the same but in reverse order. Diversion length is 26 miles.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Fly-tipping businessman must pay council £700

A business owner in Workington has been hit with £700 in fines for fly-tipping, according to officials.

Mess
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The council has not identified the man, but said the rubbish was found last month in the Oldside area and cleared up within 24 hours.

The fines were for two offences under environmental protection legislation.

Hospital celebrates opening of new day services

A Cumbrian hospital, once threatened with severe cuts, is showing off new facilities today.

In 2016, Maryport Hospital was among several community hospitals in Cumbria that were the centre of campaigns and demonstrations to preserve the facilities, because of the loss of overnight beds.

Children with banners
BBC

There was a campaign to save it, and now, following renovation work, staff there are able to offer more services, although only between 08:00 and 20:00.

The Workington MP Sue Hayman officially opened the new day care facilities.

We have completely renovated the old ward and we now have state of the art facilities to offer a much wider range of services.

Zoe LarmourIntegrated care manager

Our staff can deliver care to the people of Maryport here instead of them having to travel to West Cumberland Hospital, for procedures such as blood transfusions and intravenous antibiotics to name just a couple."

Project group formed to plan Allerdale 'sports village'

Workington's football and rugby league clubs have joined council officials to revive plans for a new shared stadium.

Proposals for an 8,000-seater arena which would have hosted rugby league world cup matches in 2021 were abandoned earlier this year after a change of political control at the council.

Borough Park
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A statement from the council today said new proposals for the Borough Park site would be for a smaller, more affordable stadium, and that some of the other facilities in the previous proposals would also be developed to try to regenerate the Lower Derwent Valley area.

The previous plan included offices for a large number of NHS and Sellafield staff, to help pay the running costs of the sports facilities, and similar options are being considered.

A project board representing the clubs and the council has been assembled to develop the proposals.