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Botchergate closed following fire

Police have reported a fire at the Pizza Milano building on Botchergate, Carlisle.

The fire broke out just before 11am.

Botchergate has been closed as a result of the incident.

Members of the public are advised to avoid the area whilst emergency services deal with the incident.

Cheeky monkey stops by garage to refuel

Capuchin monkey Credit: ITV News Border

A Dalton garage worker has found one of the capuchin monkeys.

Andy Macmillan, 35, workshop manager at Ashworth Street Garage, Dalton, came face to face with the fugitive and a colleague hand-fed it a banana.

Owner Paul Grainger, 57, phoned the zoo and net-wielding keepers tried to catch the clever creature who managed to escape their numerous attempts and after a while fled the scene.

Before the monkey escaped staff in the garage managed to capture this footage on their phone of the monkeys visit.

The pair have been on the run from South Lakes Safari Zoo, in Dalton, since Thursday.

If you see the monkeys you should contact South Lakes Safari Zoo.


Weather Warning: Flood alerts in Cumbria

The Environment Agency has issued two flood warnings for Cumbria.

  • Rivers Eamont and Lowther to their confluence with the River Eden at Langwathby
  • The Upper Derwent from Seathwaite to Derwent Water
River Eden at Langwathby has a flood warning Credit: ITV News Border

The flood warnings are low risk but flooding is possible.

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Mural for Carlisle Station shows Historic Quarter

An illustrated map has been put in Carlisle train station displaying the highlights of the city's Historic Quarter.

The mural highlights Carlisle's Historic Quarter Credit: ITV News Border

The sign is a joint venture between the railway station and Tullie House Museum and is displayed on the station wall near platforms five and six.

It's hoped the mural will draw some of the station's 2.2 million annual visitors into the area.


Watch Monday's Border Life on line.

Stephen Jardine goes in search of the story behind Waverley - Sir Walter Scott's first novel which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. But is Scott's reputation on the slide and is it time for a revival? Gill Brown meets the man whose fascination with the line that divides Scotland and England has prompted an expedition and a book. He takes Border Life for a walk along the border line.

A7 Selkirk wall row

Councillors in the Scottish Borders are planning to introduce a permanent one way system on the A7 in Selkirk, due to a row over a wall in need of repair.

The system has been in place temporarily for 18 months, to keep motorists safe as they pass a wall surrounding a hotel.

Both parties claim the other is responsible for the upkeep of the wall and as Jenny Longden reports, it's affecting local businesses.

Fundraiser for Cumbrian stranded in India

The family of a man from Cumbria, who's been stranded in India for a year, want the UK Government to put more pressure on the Indian authorities.

An event was held in Wigton yesterday to raise money for John Armstrong, who was arrested on firearms offences while working as a security guard, protecting ships from piracy.

But his family say they're not being told enough about what is happening to try to get him home.

Neil Billingham reports.

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