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Largest waste shipment arrives in Japan

The Pacific Grebe vessell arrived in Japan on 22nd April. Credit: Sellafield Ltd

The largest shipment of highly active waste has arrived in Japan safely.

The vessell contained 132 canisters of secured radioactive waste and was transported from Sellafield to Japan via Barrow-In-Furness. Sellafield Ltd call the transportation a 'huge achievement'.

It is part of a long-term programme to return foreign owned waste that has been stored in the UK.


MSP not convinced a 'yes' vote will benefit Carlisle

Alex Salmond will deliver a keynote speech in Carlisle this evening.

Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie says the First Minister's policy will not benefit the economy this side of the border.

“People in Carlisle will be surprised to see the First Minister. His entire economic policy is based on undercutting the Carlisle economy on corporation tax, as indeed he plans to do to the rest of the north of England. “His policy is nothing more than a cross-border economic raid. It is designed to strip investment out of England. People in Carlisle should be wary.”

– Willie Rennie MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrats

Curling comes to Dumfries

The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship begin in Dumfries today Credit: ITV News Border

Curling teams from across the world are descending on Dumfries as it plays host to the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship.

34 nations will take part in its opening ceremony later today. It's the first time the competition has been ever been held in the UK.


Rugby League look at Workington-Whitehaven merger

A merger between Workington and Whitehaven is one of the options being looked at by an independent review into the state of the game in West Cumbria.

The aim is to see why a thriving amateur scene and huge interest in the recent World Cup doesn't translate to bigger attendances at Workington and Whitehaven.

But, what do you think? Let us know if you think the teams should merge.

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