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Shaping the future of the Eden Valley

Parish councillors, environmental and community groups and members of the public have been meeting to discuss the future of the Eden Valley. Eden District Council hosted the event at Melmerby Village Hall. It's aim was to share information and ideas about the Council's service delivery over the next four years.

We're looking at the economy, the environment and the social aspects. We've had a range of speakers that have covered things like community shops, community hubs, we've looked at health and economic development and how we can move the best things forward for Eden"

– Cllr Mary Robinson, Deputy Leader Eden District Council



Apprentice stars host business masterclass

Margaret Mountford (left) and Tim Campbell (right) at the University of Cumbria Credit: ITV

Two of the stars of the hit TV show The Apprentice hosted a business masterclass at the University of Cumbria.

Margaret Mountford, advisor to Lord Alan Sugar, and Tim Campbell, winner of the first series of the programme, were offering their expertise to students in Carlisle.

Rise in Cumbrian patients treated by Northumbria NHS Trust

When people need an operation they generally want to be treated as close to home as possible. But figures obtained by ITV Border show a big rise in the number of planned operations on Cumbrian patients taking place in Northumberland.

The biggest increase is in orthopaedic procedures. One former consultant has told this programme it reflects "chaotic management" at North Cumbria University Hospitals. The Trust denies that and explains that it's helping to reduce waiting lists. Katie Hunter reports:

Stranger tries to grab 9-year-old outside school

The incident happened outside Kingmoor Infant School on Hether Drive. Credit: ITV Border

A 9-year-old boy was approached by a stranger who grabbed his arm outside a school in Carlisle.

The boy managed to free himself from the man and get away from him.

It's believed to have happened around 5pm on 14th November, outside Kingmoor Infant School on Hether Drive.

Police are investigation the incident are have worked with the school in an attempt to reassure parents.

“We appeal to anyone who may have any information on this incident get in touch. Thankfully these type of incidents are very rare in Carlisle and whilst the victim did not receive any injuries, he was understandably upset about the incident.

– Inspector Andy Hanson , Cumbria Police
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