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Chorley rescue a point with a last-gasp penalty at Aldershot in a thrilling 3-3 draw but they remain bottom of the National League.

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Unifinished business: £3m spent so far on emergency base

Bob Cooper

Political reporter, BBC Cumbria

More than £3m has been spent on an emergency services base in Cumbria, that still stands half-built when it should should have been finished two years ago, BBC Cumbria has established.

Half-finished building

Work on the base for the police, fire and ambulance services in Ulverston, called the Blue Light Hub, was held up by a contractual dispute.

Cumbria County Council has refused to release details of any pay-out to its former contractor.

The authority says it's now got a new builder in place and hopes soon to say more about when work will re-start.

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National League

Dave Tarpey scores the only goal as Woking boost their promotion hopes with a win over National League strugglers Chorley.

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Heroin dealer jailed for drugs and cash offences

A drug dealer from Liverpool who was found in Barrow with heroin with a street value of £3,600, and more than £2,300 in cash, has been jailed for 28 months.

Stephen Beswick
Cumbria Police

Stephen Beswick, 49, of Finch Lane, Knotty Ash, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court after he admitted possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply and possession of criminal property.

Beswick was found when police raided a house in Ramsden Street in Barrow, and had initially denied the drugs were his.

Afterwards a spokesman for South Cumbria CID said: "Beswick is the latest person from outside the county to learn that Cumbria is no soft touch for drugs supply."

Ambulances get 5,000 calls on New Year's Day

Cumbria's ambulance service said it saw a spike in calls over the festive period.

Figures released by the North West Ambulance Service showed it received more than 5,000 calls on New Year's Day alone.

NHS 111, the non-emergency service, also reported a high number of calls, with more than 12,000 recorded on the 28 December.

Devonte Redmond

Wrexham move out of the National League's relegation zone after Devonte Redmond and Omari Patrick secure a vital win at bottom side Chorley.

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Her mother says she became "miserable" after she and her daughter spent the day alone.
Melanie Moffatt says she became "miserable" after she spent the day alone with daughter Matilda.
National League

Jack Muldoon scores his 10th goal of the season as Harrogate maintain their play-off challenge with victory at Chorley.

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National League

Two goals in the first 11 minutes from JJ Hooper gave Wrexham the platform to get back to winning ways courtesy of a 3-1 win over Chorley at the Racecourse.

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Some schools are opening in the holidays to offer meals for pupils from poor backgrounds.
Some schools are opening in the Christmas holidays to offer meals for pupils from poor families.
National League

Dover preserve their fine away record in the National League following a last-gasp 1-1 draw at basement club Chorley.

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