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Fans urged to turn out and support Carlisle United

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Carlisle United face Portsmouth tomorrow while being just three points above the relegation zone.

The team has only seven games left to save their place in the football league.

It's a massive game for the Blues and the manager is urging as many fans as possible to come along and get behind his team.


Workington prepares for Uppies and Downies

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Crowds are expected to gather in Workington to watch the first game in this year's Uppies and Downies tournament.

The game, which has been played for generations, will see the town split into two teams to battle it out to be hailed champions.

It all kicks off tomorrow at 6.30pm on the Cloffocks and competition is set to be fierce.


Two Schools in Dumfries and Galloway could face closure

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Two primary schools in Dumfries and Galloway could face closure due to dwindling numbers of pupils.

St.Peter's Roman Catholic Primary School in Dalbeattie and Mousewald Primary School, near Dumfries, face uncertain futures due to low pupil uptake.

The council agreed to undertake a consultation over the next year that will address plans to close the schools at last nights Education Committee meeting.

Man charged after injuring police officer

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A shoplifter will appear in court tomorrow after injuring a police officer in the Scottish Borders this morning.

The man "struggled violently with officers" while attempting to resist arrest at a Tesco store on Paton Street in Galashiels. This resulted in an injury to the leg of an officer, who then had to be taken to the Borders General Hospital for treatment.

The 42-year-old offender will appear in Selkirk Sherriff Court, charged with theft by shoplifting, resisting arrest and possession of a knife.

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