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UK's youngest first-time buyers are in Carlisle

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Carlisle has the youngest first-time house buyers in the country - according to a new report from the Halifax Bank.

is the average age for someone in Carlisle buying their first property - the national average is 30.

The average Carlisle buyers spends just over four times their annual income on a property.


CCTV released in 85-year-old assault investigation

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Police Scotland have released a CCTV image after an 85-year-old lady was assaulted and had her handbag stolen in Galashiels.

The incident happened around midday on Saturday 10 September, on Croft Street.

Detectives have today released an image showing the lady's cream shoulder bag, which was taken from her and has not yet been recovered.

I would urge anyone with information about this bag to contact the police. They may have seen someone with the bag or noticed the bag discarded somewhere.

"I am also keen to speak to a male described as being of average height and slim build wearing a grey hooded top and jogging bottoms seen in the Croft Street area on 10 September and I ask anyone with information about his identity to come forward."

– DC Elizabeth Miller, Galashiels Police

The Cumbrian bodybuilder defending her British title

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A Cumbrian bodybuilder is attempting to defend her British title in Perth this weekend.

Kim Wilson from Temple Sowerby is competing in 'British Champion for natural fitness'.

She came third in the World Championships in Florida last year and has a strict training regime.

Kim told ITV Border about the routine behind her success:

Basically clean eating. No treats. And a lot of heavy training. So I can train five or six days a week. Five minimum. Two to three hours long."

– Kim Wilson, Bodybuilder
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