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Cumbrian record-breaking hammer thrower trains on home turf

Cumbrian hammer thrower, Nick Miller, last week broke the 31-year-old British record at an athletics meeting in Sweden. This week, he has returned home to Carlisle where he has been training at the Sheepmount Stadium.

Nick Miller in training at the Sheepmount Stadium in Carlisle. Credit: ITV News Border

Nick Miller, 22, is usually based at the University of Oklahoma but is currently visiting his home town. However, after taking just one day's rest, he was straight back in training for his next event.

Watch Hannah McNulty's report below.

Postnatal depression: advice and support

Many women, and their families, experience mental health issues during and after pregnancy.

Support is available, locally, to help and guide new mothers and their families through the stress of pregnancy.

Postnatal depression: the facts

Postnatal depression is more common than many people realise, affecting around one in 10 women after they have given birth.

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More information can be found on the NHS website.

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Australian businessman buys Bladnoch Distillery

Bladnoch Distillery in Galloway is to reopen and restart production after being purchased by Australian businessman, David Prior.

The investment means whisky production will resume at the new firm, Bladnoch Distillery Limited, after being halted six years ago.

Existing staff will continue in their jobs with new jobs being created.

The firm says substantial investment needs to be made to the facilities before production can continue.

“I am delighted to have been able to purchase a Scotch Whisky distillery of such renown as Bladnoch. Scotch Whisky is the world’s foremost spirit drink and I am proud to be part of the Scotch Whisky industry.”

– David Prior, Australian entrepreneur

“It is wonderful to see one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries revived. I’m excited to be on the team which will breathe new life into Bladnoch and provide a stimulus for the local economy.”

– Gavin Hewitt, former chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association

Cumbrian climber conquers 1,200m cliff

Cumbrian climber Leo Houlding has tweeted that his team have made it back to base camp after climbing the Mirror Wall, in Greenland.

Mirror Wall, Greenland Credit: Leo Houlding / Berghaus

Leo Houlding and his team are the first to ascend the middle of the cliff face which stands at 1,200 metres tall.

Leo Houlding starts to climb the Mirror Wall Credit: Leo Houlding / Berghaus

STOP! HAMMER TIME: Incredible point-of-view footage of British record-breaking hammer thrower

British record breaker, Nick Miller Credit: ITV News Border

Watch Cumbrian field and track athlete, Nick Miller, 22, who specialises in the hammer throw, in training at the Sheepmount Stadium in Carlisle.

Nick Miller recently broke the British record at an athletics meeting in Sweden. He is currently home from his base at the University of Oklahoma.

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