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Campaigners fight to save Carlisle women's refuge

Carlisle Women's Refuge has now closed after the organisation running it decided not to re-tender for a county council contract to provide domestic violence support.

A Facebook page has been set up by campaigners fighting to save the refuge. Credit: ITV News Border/Facebook

A campaign to set up a new refuge has been started by women's rights campaigners who say a dedicated facility for women and children fleeing violent or abusive partners is crucial and the lack of one leaves vulnerable people at increased risk.