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Great Cumbrian runners set off from Carlisle Castle

The runners set off from Carlisle Castle. Credit: ITV Border

People from all around Cumbria, and beyond, are embarking on the Great Cumbrian run.

It is the half marathon's 33rd year, and more than 2,000 people set off from Carlisle Castle at 10am this morning.

They will pass villages like Cumwhinton, Wetheral and Scotby, and will finish up back in Carlisle, at the Sheepmount Athletics Stadium.

The runners set off from Carlisle Castle. Credit: ITV Border

Cockermouth team rescue 74-year-old man

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were called to help a 74-year-old man at Wind Gap, in Ennerdale.

The man had a head injury and was being treated by a passing doctor.

When the team arrived they lowered him on a stretcher into Wind Gap Cove, and he was then transferred by S92 Helicopter to hospital in Barrow-in-Furness.

It's only the second time the team has worked with the new S92 Coastguard helicopter.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team
Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team
Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team Credit: Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

Eyemouth lifeboats get two call outs in 12 hours

RNLI Credit: ITV Border

Lifeboats at the Eyemouth RNLI station have had two call outs in the last 12 hours.

First, the two-man crew of a ten-metre fishing boat, Amathus, had to call for help after the boat developed engine problems around 15 miles to the north east of the town.

The Eyemouth lifeboat reached it at around 10pm, and towed it back to harbour.

Less than 12 hours later both Eyemouth lifeboats were called just after 8am this morning, to help a casualty who had fallen 10 metres while walking along the cliffs at Eyemouth golf course.

The casualty was transferred by stretcher from the shoreline to one of the lifeboats, and was taken back to Eyemouth Harbour.

The casualty was then airlifted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Eyemouth lifeboat station has two lifeboats because the RNLI recently closed a lifeboat station at St Abbs, just along the coast - a decision that was met with controversy.


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South Africa beat brave Scotland

South Africa v Scotland. Credit: PA

South Africa 34 - 16 Scotland

A strong performance from South Africa gave them the lead against Scotland at half time, but Scotland have made an excellent start to the second half.

Bismarck du Plessis got the opening try for the Springboks, after a lengthy stoppage by the television match official. Handre Pollard's conversion gave them a seven point lead.

Pollard kicked two penalties to extend the lead, before Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw pulled three points back, bringing it to 13-3.

South Africa tight-head prop Jannie du Plessis then clattered Fraser Brown in the ruck, and was sent to the sin-bin.

The penalty was too far out for Jedburgh's Laidlaw, who fell short.

Then, on the stroke of half time, South Africa's dreaded rolling maul heaved into action.

As the Scots tried desperately to fight back, the ball was moved out the back and JP Pietersen had a simple finish.

The conversion was easy for Pollard, sending the Springboks into the break 20-3 up.

Shortly after the restart scrum-half Greig Laidlaw scored another penalty, and in the 48th minute Tommy Seymour sent St James' Park into raptures, finishing from close range after Duncan Weir embarked on a mazy run after stealing a pass.

Laidlaw converted, but Pollard pulled the Springboks ahead again with a drop goal, taking it to 23-13.

Greig Laidlaw then had a moment to forget, getting a yellow card for pulling down JP Pietersen as he tried to escape down the wing.

But far from panicking, Scotland closed the gap further - Duncan Weir's penalty bringing it back to 23-16.

South Africa hit back instantly with another Pollard penalty restoring the ten point lead, and yet another taking it to 29-16.

Then, in the 72nd minute, South Africa looked to have wrapped up the victory when Habana dived across the line on the left wing, before Scotland could push him into touch.

The Springboks held on to beat Scotland 34-16.

Lorry fire melts section of Cumbrian road

Part of the road was melted. Credit: ITV Border

A section of road on the M6 in Cumbria has melted after a lorry fire.

Two northbound lanes of the motorway were closed earlier after the trailer of an articulated lorry caught fire between junctions 43, Scotby, and 44, Kingstown.

They have since re-opened but a section of the tarmac on the hard shoulder has been damaged by the blaze.

The driver of the lorry was not injured.

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