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Carlisle prepares to welcome Sir Tom Jones

"What's new, pussycat?" you might ask.

Well, to answer your question, there are just four days until Sir Tom Jones performs in Carlisle.

The Welsh singer will perform at Bitts Park on Friday 31st July, as part of his 2015 US and European tour.

Sir Tom Jones will be supported by country-pop duo, The Shires.

Sir Tom Jones Credit: PA

“I’m excited to be performing at places I’ve never been to before, including Carlisle; it’s always good to visit new places. “I promise a good show in Carlisle. My singing voice is still as strong as ever, though as you get older, your voice gets lower and so my tone and range has gone from a tenor to a baritone. My lower tones are much richer than they were.”

– Sir Tom Jones

“Excitement is building in the city, as we get ready to welcome music legend, Sir Tom Jones. The show once again raises the profile of the city as a live music destination. We’ve hosted some great musicians in the past, but Sir Tom tops the bill.

“Carlisle is all set to welcome thousands of music lovers for the concert and the local economy will be boosted as we’re expecting fans to travel from around the country. ”

– Cllr Colin Glover, Leader of Carlisle City Council

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38 people charged over "Cash for Crash" offences

Cumbria Police have charged 38 people from across the county with "Cash for Crash" insurance fraud offences. Officers investigated numerous people for conspiring to defraud motor insurance companies for collisions that allegedly occurred in the county between 2010 and 2014.

Among the 38, Sarah Kidd, 33, from Carlisle, has been summoned to court for a connected offence of money laundering.

The investigation was a joint operation between Cumbria Police, the Motor Insurance Bureau and the Crown Prosecution Service.

All 38 people are expected appear before North Cumbria Magistrates Court on 28th July 2015 in connection with these offences.

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More help for mental health in pregnancy

A support group in North Cumbria for women experiencing mental health issues during and after pregnancy, is trying to forge links with the NHS.

The Happy Mums Foundation hopes a recent meeting with the MP for Carlisle, will soon allow mothers to have access to its services through their midwife or health visitor.

"Obviously the NHS fantastic is a fantastic organisation and we are not here to offer professional medical services, we are here as peer support but having recommendations or midwifes and health visitors actually telling local mums about us, is one of the massive ways that we can have an impact."

– Gemma Cairns, The Happy Mums Foundation

Border Weather - Monday

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Cloudy skies for many areas with outbreaks of showery rain continuing, heavy at times, with persistent rain affecting the Southern Uplands and Borders.

Feeling unseasonably cold, especially along the east coast, with fresh northeasterly winds. Highs 14-16°C.

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