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Carlisle couple win £1 million on Euromillions

Ivan and Debbie Brown won £1 million on the Euromillions Credit: ITV News Border

A Carlisle United season ticket, a luxury holiday for the family and a new home are all on the shopping list for a couple who've won £1 million on the Euromillions lottery.

Ivan and Debbie Brown from Carlisle became millionaires after winning the money in the draw on Friday 17h April. Ivan is known for being a practical joker and had to convince his wife he was telling the truth. The couple have two daughters and a son and decided to their winnings secret for a while

"We decided to keep it to ourselves for a while, mainly because our son Terence, is training in the RAF and had his passing out ceremony this week, and we didn't want to tell him until after that. The whole family travelled down to London to celebrate with Terence and it was fantastic."

– Ivan and Debbie Brown

Watch the couple speaking to ITV Border below:


Gallipoli ceremony held at Carlisle Castle

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A ceremony has been held in Carlisle to mark the centenary of Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One.

The service at Carlisle Castle was one of many events around the world to pay tribute to the sacrifices of Australian, New Zealand and British forces, and other nations, who fought and died in the bloody conflict.

It was one of the major engagements of the war which involved more than 400,000 British and around 140,000 Commonwealth and Irish servicemen.

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Around 58,000 Allied troops died, including more than 30,000 from Britain and Ireland, over 12,000 from France, 11,000 from Australia and New Zealand and 1,500 from India.

In London the Duke of Edinburgh, Patron of the Gallipoli Association, joined the congregation at St Paul's Cathedral for a service of remembrance before joining the Queen at the Cenotaph.

Carlisle marks Gallipoli centenary

Commemorations were held at Carlisle Castle Credit: ITV News Border

An outdoor service was held at Carlisle Castle to mark the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli. Among them was Bryan Horton from Queensland in Australia. His Grandfather and Great-Uncle were from Workington and were members of the Border regiment

Students from various Cumbrian schools were asked to take part in the ceremony. They've also helped create an exhibition which has gone on display at the Cumbria's Museum of Military Life in the Castle grounds. Caroline Angus, 18, who's a student at Caldew School told ITV Border's Hannah McNulty what she's learnt:


Kelso remembers Gallipoli

The service was held at Kelso War Memorial Credit: ITV Border

A service has been held in Kelso to remember the soldier's that lost their lives in Gallipoli 100 years ago.

The battle on the Turkish Peninsula during World War One saw the biggest loss of lives for Border soldiers since Flodden.

Members of the Kings Own Scots Borderers and other armed forces held a service of commemoration at the Kelso War Memorial this morning.

Veterans from the Kings Own Scots Borderers attended Credit: ITV Border

Building damaged by explosion in cash machine raid

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Police are investigating after a raid on a cash machine at a building society in Carlisle.

At about 3:20am today (Saturday, April 25) an explosion was reported at the Cumberland Building Society on the Rosehill Industrial Estate.

Significant damage has been done to the building and the cash machine.

Initial enquiries suggest an amount of money was stolen. No one was injured in the incident.

A dark coloured BMW was seen leaving the scene.

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“This is an rare incident for Cumbria and we are working hard to trace those responsible. I would urge anyone with any information that could help our investigation to get in touch.”

– Detective Inspector Helen Ellis - Cumbria Constabulary
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