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Brian brings amputee football to Annan Athletic

Brian Murray from Eastriggs plays with Everton Amputee F.C Credit: Brian Murray

An Eastriggs man has brought amputee football to Annan Athletic and attracted players from all over Scotland and Cumbria for a training session.

Brian Murray lost his leg to cancer when he was 10 years old. He recently took up football again and has been travelling to Merseyside from his Dumfries and Galloway home to play with Everton Amputee F.C and when the team asked if there was somewhere suitable close to him for he and other amputees to play. Annan Athletic agreed to host the session.

Some of the younger players enjoying the training session Credit: ITV Border

Officials are now going to look at whether there could be a more permenent training session set up in the area. Watch Hannah McNulty's report below:


Man charged in connection with Kendal robbery

Castle Stores Credit: ITV News

A Kendal man has been charged in connection with an attempted robbery in Kendal on Wednesday February 10.

Levi Dixon, 27, of Broad Ing Crescent, was charged with attempted robbery following the incident at Castle Stores.

He was also charged with Possessing a bladed article in a public place.

He has also been charged with three fraud offences relating to three fraudulent applications to the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund, possession of controlled drugs, an offence of theft and an offence of attempted theft.


Carlisle-Settle rail line closed due to landslip

Landslip at Appleby Credit: Network Rail

A stretch of the Carlisle-Settle rail line will be closed for months after half a million tonnes of earth collapsed around the track.

Network Rail say surveys have revealed major damage to an embankment at Eden Brows two miles north of Armathwaite that will take at least several months to repair.

While the line is closed a bus replacement service is running between Carlisle and Appleby.

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