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Carlisle mother backs introducing road safety to the national curriculum

In Cumbria last year, 17 young people were either killed or seriously hurt in a road accident every day.

Road safety isn't part of the national curriculum in England, but it is delivered in schools in Scotland, and the charity Brake has campaigned for a long time for it to be made a priority throughout the UK.

One mother from Carlisle is now using her own time to educate youngsters about road safety.

Kate Walby has been to meet her:


Weather: ICE warning

Credit: Met Office

Icy stretches are likely to form on untreated surfaces on Friday evening, overnight and into Saturday morning.

In addition, further accumulation of snow are likely on high ground,especially across the northern half of the yellow area.

The public should be aware of the risk of difficult driving conditions.

Car stripped of all body parts in Duns

Borders Police are appealing for information after a car was stripped in Duns overnight on Wednesday, January 28 on a public road with the Duns Industrial Estate.

The owner returned to the black Volkswagen Golf the next morning and found that the vehicle had been completely stripped of all body parts.

Police Inspector Keith Dougal said:

This incident has resulted in significant distress for the owner and we ask anyone who seen or heard anything suspicious in the area at around the time of this incident to get in touch."

– Keith Dougal

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.


£1k worth of heroin seized in Selkirk stop and search

Two men have been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police in Selkirk made a recovery of Class A drugs.

Officers carried out a stop and search of the 24-year-old and the 27-year-old after detaining them on the X95 bus in Market Place, Selkirk.

Heroin with a street value of over a thousand pounds was seized along with drugs paraphernalia and cash.

This was a significant quantity of drugs that was successfully recovered as a result of targeted stop and search activity.

In addition to acting on vital intelligence from our communities, officers regularly utilise stop and search to identify individuals who may be in possession of illegal or illicit materials.

We will continue to use all resources and tactics at our disposal to remove drugs and other harmful items from our communities."

– Chief Inspector Andy McLean

The men have been held to appear in court at a later date.

Body found in Penrith

A man's body was found today, January 30 at King Street in Penrith by a member of the public.

Police were called to the scene just after 8am this morning.

The death is not believed to be suspicious at this time.

Enquires are ongoing; more to follow.

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