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PRAISE FOR ‘SELFLESS’ MOUNTAIN RESCUE VOLUNTEERS

Rory Stewart MP has praised the work of Mountain Rescue ​teams across his constituency, who went above and beyond to support Cumbrian communities hit by Storm Emma. Through the intense period of snow and high winds, Mountain Rescue teams across the county worked to keep the public safe, cleared roads ​ and paths​ , and […]

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THANKS FOR DEDICATED DISTRICT NURSES AFTER STORM EMMA

Rory Stewart MP has praised the work of Eden’s District Nursing teams after they battled through snow and wind to care for patients during Storm Emma. With the help of Mountain Rescue, and members of the public with four wheel drive vehicles, or farmers with tractors, teams from Kirkby Stephen, Penrith and Alston endured heavy […]

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PRAISE FOR KIND AND RESILIENT BROUGH HEROES

Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart visited the community in Brough on Friday, to hear about the work of local heroes that stepped up to help when the community was hit by Storm Emma. The village was cut off by heavy snow and huge drifts, and many motorists became stranded when they found that […]

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RORY COORDINATES DEDICATED SUPPORT FOR SNOW-HIT FARMERS

Rory Stewart MP has been in touch today with Farming Minister George Eustice to request the urgent release of Defra funding to subsidise the cost of fallen stock disposal, as the devastating impact of Storm Emma on some farms becomes clear. Defra last relaxed the rules on stock disposal in 2013 due to extreme weather […]

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CHRISTMAS WISHES FROM PENRITH AND THE BORDER, DECEMBER 2017

This comes with the warmest wishes for Christmas and the New Year. I am writing near Pooley Bridge. The sheep are hunched against the rain under a low grey sky, the river is high, and the banks deep in dank brown leaves, but the limestone walls are sparkling. And through the surrounding thousand square miles […]

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RORY MEETS WITH NFU MEMBERS TO DISCUSS CUMBRIA’S FARMING CHALLENGES

Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart last week attended a meeting of farmers from North Cumbria, organised by the National Farmers Union (NFU) and held at Low Wood Farm, Warwick Bridge, to discuss the challenges around Bovine TB (bTB) and Brexit, and hear the concerns of local farmers. Acknowledging the potentially catastrophic effects of […]