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£7m unique school opens in Cumbria

Cumbria's newest secondary school has opened for business. Energy Coast University Technical College in Workington is the first of its kind in Cumbria.

The school focuses on engineering and technology and has close links with a range of employers. It's also different from traditional secondary schools in a number of other ways, as Katie Hunter reports.

CUFC legend: Kavanagh's dismissal 'right and inevitable'

Following the dismissal of Graham Kavanagh from Carlisle United, speculation has begun about who will be next to manage the team.

The bookies seem to be making Barrow manager and former Carlisle player Darren Edmondson the favourite at 3-1. Captain and joint-temporary boss, Paul Thirlwell has odds of 6-1 and at 8-1 is former Blues manager, now Derby County assistant, Paul Simpson. A whole host of other names are rated at around 10-1.

Earlier Ian Payne spoke to Carlisle United legend Hugh McIlmoyle about the job and began by asking who he'd like the next manager to be:

Carlisle snapped up Hugh McIlmoyle from Rotherham at the end of the 1962/1963 season
Carlisle United snapped up Hugh McIlmoyle from Rotherham United at the end of the 1962/1963 season Credit: PA

Going green: Cumbrian hotel in final 3 for national award

Appleby Manor Country House Hotel has been nominated for a national AA Award
Appleby Manor Country House Hotel has been nominated for a national AA Award Credit: Grahame Devine, Appleby Manor Country House Hotel

A Cumbrian hotel has reached the final three for a national award.

Appleby Manor Country House Hotel has been nominated for the 'AA Eco Hotel of the Year' award for making the hotel more environmentally friendly. This included:

  • Replacing a gas powered kitchen to an electric 'energy efficient' kitchen.
  • Drilling a borehole so that the hotel can supply itself with water.
  • Installing a Biomass Boiler which uses locally sourced woodchips to provide hot water and heating.
  • Installing an electric car charging point.

The hotel previously won a CN Group Business Award for 'Environmental and Energy Awareness'. Winners will be announced in London later this month.

Worker injured in post office robbery

A post office worker has been injured during a robbery in the Scottish Borders.

The male staff member was threatened by the robbers at Gala Park Post Office in Galashields this afternoon (2nd September). Police officers carried out a search of woodland nearby.

They are appealing for information in connection with the incident. The shop worker wasn't seriously harmed.

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Missing diver's body found

His family described him as a 'loving husband and father'.
His family described him as a 'loving husband and father'. Credit: Police Scotland

The body of a diver, who had been reported missing in Eyemouth, has been recovered.

Paul Brown from Manchester was last seen scuba diving with a group off St Abbs Head near Eyemouth on Sunday, 24th August.

Police Scotland say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the 49-year-old's death and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Read: Family pay tribute to missing husband and father

Ainstable death investigation continues

The investigation into the death of an 80-year-old woman near Penrith continues.

Police were called at 6.16am today (2nd September) to a house in Ainstable. The body of an 80-year-old woman was found and an 81-year-old man was treated for his injuries.

The man was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary and has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The 81-year-old male is currently helping police with their enquiries.

Detectives say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation at this time.

New school makes 'world of work more accessible'

This model house replicates renewable energy options available in a normal house.
This model house replicates renewable energy options available in a normal house. Credit: ITV Border

A new secondary school has opened in Workington which specialises in technical studies.

The school, Energy Coast UTC, has several links with local employers.

"It makes the world of work more accessible for students."

– Gary Jones, Head teacher
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