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The News and Star
Falling numbers and road closures blamed for end of bus serviceA bus service along the Cumbrian coastline has been axed – with falling passeng
Falling numbers and road closures blamed for end of bus service
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
A bus service along the Cumbrian coastline has been axed – with falling passenger numbers and constant road closures being blamed. Wigton-based Reays coaches has confirmed that their number 60 service which runs from Skinburness through to... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
We need emergency hospital servicesCampaigners fighting for the future of West Cumbria's main hospital are calling
We need emergency hospital services
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 2 days ago
Campaigners fighting for the future of West Cumbria's main hospital are calling on people to share their experiences to help the cause. The campaign group We Need West Cumberland Hospital was formed almost two years ago to tackle the gradual loss of... Read more
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The News and Star
Junior doctors on strike across CumbriaA STRIKE by junior doctors across Cumbria is underway. The 24-hour walkout is
Junior doctors on strike across Cumbria
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
A STRIKE by junior doctors across Cumbria is underway. The 24-hour walkout is part of a national strike organised by the British Medical Association (BMA). It follows a long-running dispute with the Department of Health over new contracts. A... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbrian MP tells of diabetes battle as he launches fundraising campaignAN MP has spoken out about his battle with diabetes as he prepares to take on a
Cumbrian MP tells of diabetes battle as he launches fundraising campaign
The News and Star / Posted 6 days ago
AN MP has spoken out about his battle with diabetes as he prepares to take on a major sporting challenge. Copeland MP Jamie Reed is hoping to raise funds for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation after being diagnosed with type one diabetes almost... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Health bosses committed to our hospitalsWorkington MP Sue Hayman has met with senior Government health bosses. Mrs Hay
Health bosses committed to our hospitals
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 9 days ago
Workington MP Sue Hayman has met with senior Government health bosses. Mrs Hayman met with Ben Gummer, hospitals minister, on Tuesday and Department of Health officials to discuss the plight of the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven and... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
New High Sheriff for CumbriaEGREMONT vicar, the Rev Richard Lee is to become the next High Sheriff of Cumbr
New High Sheriff for Cumbria
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 10 days ago
EGREMONT vicar, the Rev Richard Lee is to become the next High Sheriff of Cumbria. His installation will take place at the Crown Court, Carlisle, on Wednesday, April 6 (4pm). An ex-RAF Group Captain, Mr Lee is currently the team rector for the... Read more
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Whitehaven News
More time is needed to decide units' future, says MPTHE future fate of West Cumberland Hospital's threatened A&E and maternity depa
More time is needed to decide units' future, says MP
Whitehaven News / Posted 10 days ago
THE future fate of West Cumberland Hospital's threatened A&E and maternity departments may be delayed. Copeland MP Jamie Reed is calling for chiefs to be given more time in drawing up options for the future of healthcare in the county The 'Success... Read more
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The News and Star
New High Sheriff for CumbriaA VICAR is to be installed as new High Sheriff of Cumbria at a ceremony in Carl
New High Sheriff for Cumbria
The News and Star / Posted 10 days ago
A VICAR is to be installed as new High Sheriff of Cumbria at a ceremony in Carlisle. The Rev Richard Lee of Egremont, will take over the role at the ceremonial event at Carlisle Crown Court on April 6. An ex-RAF Group Captain, Mr Lee is currently... Read more
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The News and Star
Woman who survived serious road crash on fundraising mission to help air ambulanceSOPHIE Kelly believes she is alive today thanks to the air medics who treated h
Woman who survived serious road crash on fundraising mission to help air ambulance
The News and Star / Posted 10 days ago
SOPHIE Kelly believes she is alive today thanks to the air medics who treated her at the scene of an horrific head-on road crash. Now the 22-year-old is saying thanks to the air ambulance crew who saved her life after the three-car collision near... Read more
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Whitehaven News
We demanded answers from hospital bosses - and this is what they said...THE Whitehaven News put 10 questions to the Success Regime 1. Have staff at We
We demanded answers from hospital bosses - and this is what they said...
Whitehaven News / Posted 10 days ago
THE Whitehaven News put 10 questions to the Success Regime 1. Have staff at West Cumberland Hospital been kept informed of the progress of the Success Regime's work? If so, how and when? Staff have been kept informed with a number of engagement... Read more
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Whitehaven News
'I have no faith in hospital chiefs' - our community speak outWORRIES about threats to West Cumberland Hospital's vital life-saving services
'I have no faith in hospital chiefs' - our community speak out
Whitehaven News / Posted 10 days ago
WORRIES about threats to West Cumberland Hospital's vital life-saving services have been flooding in to The Whitehaven News. Following the launch of the Fight For Our Hospital campaign last week it is clearly evident that this community still shares... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Miracle baby survives heart surgery THREE times before she was six weeks oldDue to the severity of her condition, when mum Debbie Hodkin first rushed her d
Miracle baby survives heart surgery THREE times before she was six weeks old
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
Due to the severity of her condition, when mum Debbie Hodkin first rushed her daughter to West Cumberland Hospital from their home in Seaton, Cumbria, she was revived and moved to Newcastle's Freeman hospital, hours away from the family... Read more
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The News and Star
Eleven new medics appointed by north Cumbria hospitals trustHOSPITAL bosses say they have appointed 11 new medical staff in recent weeks -
Eleven new medics appointed by north Cumbria hospitals trust
The News and Star / Posted 11 days ago
HOSPITAL bosses say they have appointed 11 new medical staff in recent weeks - just days after the News & Star revealed the scale of a recruitment crisis across north Cumbria. The Carlisle and Whitehaven hospitals, which face a potential £64m... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Copeland MP Jamie Reed speaks of battle with diabetes as he launches fundraising campaignCOPELAND MP, Jamie Reed has spoken out about his battle with diabetes as he pre
Copeland MP Jamie Reed speaks of battle with diabetes as he launches fundraising campaign
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 11 days ago
COPELAND MP, Jamie Reed has spoken out about his battle with diabetes as he prepares to take on a major sporting feat. Mr Reed is hoping to raise vital funds for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation after being diagnosed with type one diabetes... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbrian killer starting life term after battering man to deathA PIPE fitter is today beginning a life sentence in prison after being found gu
Cumbrian killer starting life term after battering man to death
The News and Star / Posted 12 days ago
A PIPE fitter is today beginning a life sentence in prison after being found guilty of battering a retired paramedic to death. Michael Andrew Sanderson, 31, must serve a minimum of 14 years behind bars for killing Terence Edward Taylor following a... Read more
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The News and Star
Helicopters could be used to overcome hospital transport problemsHELICOPTERS could be used to overcome the transport difficulties faced by ambul
Helicopters could be used to overcome hospital transport problems
The News and Star / Posted 12 days ago
HELICOPTERS could be used to overcome the transport difficulties faced by ambulances to west Cumbria. It comes as health leaders consider setting up a new emergency care teaching centre in Whitehaven to help tackle high profile staff... Read more
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The News and Star
Baby joins fundraising push for lifeline that saved herTINY Layla-Mae Harkness is proving she's already a fighter, by undergoing major
Baby joins fundraising push for lifeline that saved her
The News and Star / Posted 13 days ago
TINY Layla-Mae Harkness is proving she's already a fighter, by undergoing major heart surgery three times before she was six weeks old. Just 10 weeks on, Layla-Mae is now doing so well after three lifesaving operations that she's helping her parents... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Pupils sell their crafts to help hospital wardPupils from a West Cumbrian school will open a pop-up shop in Workington today
Pupils sell their crafts to help hospital ward
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 16 days ago
Pupils from a West Cumbrian school will open a pop-up shop in Workington today to raise money for a hospital ward many of them and their friends have used. The 10 key stage two pupils at Mayfield School in Whitehaven are taking part in the Bright... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
A quarter of consultants jobs cannot be filledHealth bosses are struggling to recruit more than a quarter of the consultants
A quarter of consultants jobs cannot be filled
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 17 days ago
Health bosses are struggling to recruit more than a quarter of the consultants needed by north Cumbria’s hospitals. As the trust which manages the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven and Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary admits to a £64 million... Read more
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Whitehaven News
West Cumberland Hospital takeover plans could be shelvedPLANS for the takeover of West Cumberland Hospital are now in doubt. The news
West Cumberland Hospital takeover plans could be shelved
Whitehaven News / Posted 17 days ago
PLANS for the takeover of West Cumberland Hospital are now in doubt. The news was revealed to The Whitehaven News this week by new hospitals' chief Stephen Eames. It is understood that Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's plans to take... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Family look to give something backTHE family of a baby girl born with a rare heart defect has launched a fundrais
Family look to give something back
Whitehaven News / Posted 17 days ago
THE family of a baby girl born with a rare heart defect has launched a fundraising campaign for a lifeline hospital facility. Emmi Marie McGrady, who was born in September, underwent successful life-saving surgery at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital at... Read more
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Whitehaven News
'I have no faith in hospital chiefs' - our community speak outuse logo and 3 pix - Siobhan Gearing, Jan den Bak, Patrick Gordon Duff Penningt
'I have no faith in hospital chiefs' - our community speak out
Whitehaven News / Posted 17 days ago
use logo and 3 pix - Siobhan Gearing, Jan den Bak, Patrick Gordon Duff Pennington WORRIES about threats to West Cumberland Hospital's vital life-saving services have been flooding in to The Whitehaven News. Following the launch of the Fight For Our... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Hospital bosses reveal £64 million overspendHEALTH bosses which run the West Cumberland Hospital and Cumberland Infirmary a
Hospital bosses reveal £64 million overspend
Whitehaven News / Posted 17 days ago
HEALTH bosses which run the West Cumberland Hospital and Cumberland Infirmary are facing a £64m overspend this year - £20m more than planned. Difficulties recruiting doctors and running two acute hospitals for a “relatively small’’ population have... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Another senior manager quits sticken hospitalsA THIRD senior manager is leaving North Cumbria’s troubled hospitals. It follo
Another senior manager quits sticken hospitals
Whitehaven News / Posted 17 days ago
A THIRD senior manager is leaving North Cumbria’s troubled hospitals. It follows the departure of chief executive Ann Farrar earlier this month, and medical director Jeremy Rushmer in November. Head of nursing, Gail Naylor, who only joined North... Read more
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The News and Star
10 mums-to-be use Cumberland Infirmary's epidural service for birthsONLY 10 women have used a new epidural service to ease labour pains since it wa
10 mums-to-be use Cumberland Infirmary's epidural service for births
The News and Star / Posted 18 days ago
ONLY 10 women have used a new epidural service to ease labour pains since it was introduced at the Cumberland Infirmary in November. Until then, any pregnant woman who wanted this form of pain relief had to travel to another hospital as it wasn’t... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Suspected killer had blood on his handsA man accused of murder was found by a friend walking in the street with blood-
Suspected killer had blood on his hands
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
A man accused of murder was found by a friend walking in the street with blood-stained hands on the night a retired Oldham paramedic was brutally battered to death, a jury was told. Farmer Robert Lister told Manchester Crown Court that in the early... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Cumbria hotel murder accused seen with 'blood stained' handsMurder accused Michael Sanderson was found by a friend walking in the street wi
Cumbria hotel murder accused seen with 'blood stained' hands
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 19 days ago
Murder accused Michael Sanderson was found by a friend walking in the street with blood-stained hands on the night a retired paramedic was "brutally battered to death", a jury was told. Farmer Robert Lister, who lives in the Aspatria area, told... Read more
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The News and Star
Murder accused seen with 'blood stained' hands, court toldMurder accused Michael Sanderson was found by a friend walking in the street wi
Murder accused seen with 'blood stained' hands, court told
The News and Star / Posted 19 days ago
Murder accused Michael Sanderson was found by a friend walking in the street with blood-stained hands on the night a retired paramedic was "brutally battered to death", a jury was told. Farmer Robert Lister, who lives in the Aspatria area, told... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Former paramedic 'battered to death' in Cumbria hotelA RETIRED paramedic was “brutally battered to death” in the back room of pub du
Former paramedic 'battered to death' in Cumbria hotel
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 19 days ago
A RETIRED paramedic was “brutally battered to death” in the back room of pub during a “violent drunken rage”, a court has heard. Terence Edward Taylor, known as Terry, suffered a brain haemorrhage following the attack in Cockermouth’s Globe Hotel in... Read more
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The News and Star
Former paramedic 'battered to death' in hotel, court toldA retired paramedic was “brutally battered to death” in the back room of a pub
Former paramedic 'battered to death' in hotel, court told
The News and Star / Posted 19 days ago
A retired paramedic was “brutally battered to death” in the back room of a pub during a “violent drunken rage”, a jury has been told. Terence Edward Taylor, known as Terry, suffered a brain haemorrhage following the attack in Cockermouth’s Globe... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbrian solicitor welcomes decision to prosecute himA solicitor being investigated for alleged financial irregularities has welcome
Cumbrian solicitor welcomes decision to prosecute him
The News and Star / Posted 19 days ago
A solicitor being investigated for alleged financial irregularities has welcomed a decision to prosecute him. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has referred the case of Marcus Paul Nickson for prosecution before the Solicitors Disciplinary... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Cumbria man denies murdering former paramedicA Cumbrian man has gone on trial accused of killing an ex-paramedic in a hotel.
Cumbria man denies murdering former paramedic
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 20 days ago
A Cumbrian man has gone on trial accused of killing an ex-paramedic in a hotel. Michael Andrew Sanderson, of Arkleby Hall Cottages, Arkleby, near Aspatria, today appeared in Manchester Crown Court charged with the murder of Terence Edward... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbrian man denies murdering former paramedicLast updated at 17:23, Monday, 25 January 2016 A Cumbrian man has gone on tria
Cumbrian man denies murdering former paramedic
The News and Star / Posted 20 days ago
Last updated at 17:23, Monday, 25 January 2016 A Cumbrian man has gone on trial accused of killing an ex-paramedic in a hotel. Michael Andrew Sanderson, of Arkleby Hall Cottages, Arkleby, near Aspatria, today appeared in Manchester Crown Court... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbrian solicitor welcomes decision to prosecute himLast updated at 12:09, Monday, 25 January 2016 A solicitor being investigated
Cumbrian solicitor welcomes decision to prosecute him
The News and Star / Posted 20 days ago
Last updated at 12:09, Monday, 25 January 2016 A solicitor being investigated for alleged financial irregularities has welcomed a decision to prosecute him. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has referred the case of Marcus Paul Nickson for... Read more
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Whitehaven News
We demanded answers from hospital bosses - and this is what they said...THE Whitehaven News put 10 questions to the Success Regime 1 Have staff at Wes
We demanded answers from hospital bosses - and this is what they said...
Whitehaven News / Posted 24 days ago
THE Whitehaven News put 10 questions to the Success Regime 1 Have staff at West Cumberland Hospital been kept informed of the progress of the Success Regime's work? If so, how and when? Staff have been kept informed with a number of engagement... Read more
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Whitehaven News
'Low-risk' pregnancy turned into nightmare for Egremont familyJOANNE Long was due to have a ''low risk'' pregnancy. However, at 26 weeks she
'Low-risk' pregnancy turned into nightmare for Egremont family
Whitehaven News / Posted 24 days ago
JOANNE Long was due to have a ''low risk'' pregnancy. However, at 26 weeks she was rushed into the West Cumberland Hospital where, within an hour, she was given an emergency Caesarean. The staff, she said, saved her life and the life of her baby... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Services - ravaged. Staff threaten to quit. Lives could be at risk. We will never stop fighting for our hospital!WEST Cumberland Hospital is in crisis - A&E and maternity are under threat. Thi
Services - ravaged. Staff threaten to quit. Lives could be at risk. We will never stop fighting for our hospital!
Whitehaven News / Posted 24 days ago
WEST Cumberland Hospital is in crisis - A&E and maternity are under threat. This surely could put lives at risk. CAMPAIGN: The Whitehaven News has launched its Fight for our Hospital campaign Staff are concerned, but frightened to speak out.... Read more
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Whitehaven News
What exactly is the Success Regime?What is the Success Regime? North Cumbria is one of three areas chosen nationa
What exactly is the Success Regime?
Whitehaven News / Posted 24 days ago
What is the Success Regime? North Cumbria is one of three areas chosen nationally to take part in the Success Regime. Announced by the Secretary of State in June 2015, the regime is a national initiative designed to support the most challenged... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Health chief Sir Neil - 'What a challenge!'"IF I had been brought in just to take services away from West Cumberland Hospi
Health chief Sir Neil - 'What a challenge!'
Whitehaven News / Posted 24 days ago
"IF I had been brought in just to take services away from West Cumberland Hospital then I wouldn't have been interested - I am interested in keeping services there." North Cumbria Health and Care system Success Regime Conference Castle Inn... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Brave Jo Jo is beating the odds one step at a timeA COURAGEOUS 27-year-old woman - who was told she would never walk again - has
Brave Jo Jo is beating the odds one step at a time
Whitehaven News / Posted 24 days ago
A COURAGEOUS 27-year-old woman - who was told she would never walk again - has tackled a 10km challenge. WELL DONE SIS: Jo Jo Spedding with her sister Claire cheering and the RunMums medal she was presented at the end of her 10km walk Jo Jo... Read more
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The News and Star
Head of nursing to leave north Cumbria's hospitals trustEXCLUSIVE By Pamela McGowan Health reporter Last updated at 08:20, Thursday, 2
Head of nursing to leave north Cumbria's hospitals trust
The News and Star / Posted 24 days ago
EXCLUSIVE By Pamela McGowan Health reporter Last updated at 08:20, Thursday, 21 January 2016 A third senior manager is leaving north Cumbria’s troubled hospitals, the News & Star can reveal. It follows the departure of chief executive Ann Farrar... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Hospital chief leavesThe chief executive of north Cumbria's hospital trust has left the organisation
Hospital chief leaves
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 30 days ago
The chief executive of north Cumbria's hospital trust has left the organisation. Ann Farrar, who has left her role as chief executive of the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust It was announced at the end of last week that Anne Farrar,... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
detailedstoryTHE chief executive of north Cumbria's hospital trust has left the organisation
detailedstory
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 30 days ago
THE chief executive of north Cumbria's hospital trust has left the organisation. Ann Farrar, who has left her role as chief executive of the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust It was announced at the end of last week that Anne Farrar,... Read more

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