SEDBERGH Medical Practice will be open as normal on Monday after being closed today because of a lack of running water.

Staff were forced to close the centre to patients following a mechanical value failure in the water supply.

The issue was resolved by 5pm and a spokeswoman confirmed the practice would open as usual after the weekend.

Throughout today staff at the centre have operated a telephone 'triage system' and patients were still able to collect medication from the pharmacy.