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Medieval floor tiles prove building theory at Carlisle Cathedral

Ancient floor tiles unearthed at Carlisle Cathedral Credit: ITV Border

Archaeologists say they've confirmed a long-held belief there was a cloister on the site on an excavation site at Carlisle Cathedral. The team from Oxford Archaeology have unearthed dozens of items including floor tiles and stained glass during a three-week dig.

Site director Vickie Jamieson with a piece of the stained glass Credit: ITV
A piece of the stained glass Credit: ITV Border

The location of the dig is where a new educational building is due to be built

"These are trial trenches that will help the architects of our building that we're helping to join on to the fratry. It will help them to know where they can put foundations in that won't damage existing important archeology"

– Canon Jan Kearton


64-year-old man knocked to the ground in Dumfries

A 64-year-old has been assaulted and knocked to the ground on The Whitesands in Dumfries.

It happened yesterday (25th July) at 13.20. He was not injured in the attack but Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

"It appears that the victim was attacked by a man who was in a group of four people, three males and a female. Whilst he was not injured in this attack he was extremely shaken and we would like to hear from anyone who saw this incident. Witnesses can call using the 101 number.

There are no descriptions of those in the group or of the attacker at this stage."

– Constable Gary Bill, Police Scotland
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