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Carlisle man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Cumbria Police have arrested a man. Credit: PA

Cumbria Police have arrested a 21-year-old man from Carlisle on suspicion of attempted murder.

Officers were called at 5:58am on Sunday to Beverley Rise, Carlisle after reports a man had been stabbed.

The victim was taken to the RVI in Newcastle where he is in a critical but stable condition.

We have a team of detectives and officers working hard to establish exactly what happened and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information which may assist the investigation, to get in touch."

– Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harwood

Beverley Rise remains cordoned off while enquiries are carried out.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Weather causes disruption in Cumbria and D&G

Waves battering the shore at Port William in Dumfries and Galloway Credit: Billy Broll

Strong winds and persistent rain are causing travel problems across Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway.

People travelling by train are facing delays after a tree blocked the line near Penrith.

Replacement buses have been brought in for passengers at Carlisle, Penrith and Oxenholme.

There are also delays to train travelling between Carlisle and Newcastle.

The A66 eastbound in closed to high-sided vehicles in Cumbria and a 50mph advisory speed limit is in place on parts of the M6.

Tree down in Shambellie Wood near New Abbey Credit: Lesley McLatchie

Strong winds have brought down trees in Dumfries and Galloway.

A small number of homes in Dumfries have reported power cuts.


Big turnout expected for Windermere Jingle Jog

More than 100 joggers are expected to take part in the Windermere Jingle Jog today.

The new event will see people dressed in festive clothing running, jogging and walking on the shores of Windermere

The run's starting at Cockshott Point in Bowness-on-Windermere and will raise funds for local charities including ITV's Text Santa.

"Let's paint the town red, green and white and kick off the festive season by getting the whole family dressed up as Santa's, Elves, Reindeer, Christmas Puddings, Snowmen, Fairies - or anything Christmassy - and Walk, Jog or Run around a flat and scenic course in Bowness on Windermere!

"It's the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit and a fun event for all the family to enjoy, and to raise money for worthwhile local charities."

– l Lion Chris Burstow, Event Organiser

Theatre Royal ready for panto season

A major milestone has been reached in the history of Scotland's oldest working theatre.

The Theatre Royal, in Dumfries, will re-open its doors on Wednesday following a £2 million refurbishment.

This afternoon, the bust of Robert Burns was returned to its rightful place, before the first performance. Lori Carnochan reports:

Saturday's football results

Two of the region's sides were in action in the Scottish Cup Third Round today.

  • Inverurie Loco 4-4 Annan Athletic
  • Stranraer 3-1 Buckie Thistle

This means Stranraer are comfortably through, however Annan will face a replay.

In League Two Carlisle United were at home to Crawley Town.

  • Carlisle United 3-1 Crawley Town

It was a dominating win for the Blues.

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