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Carlisle marks Gallipoli centenary

Commemorations were held at Carlisle Castle Credit: ITV News Border

An outdoor service was held at Carlisle Castle to mark the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli. Among them was Bryan Horton from Queensland in Australia. His Grandfather and Great-Uncle were from Workington and were members of the Border regiment

Students from various Cumbrian schools were asked to take part in the ceremony. They've also helped create an exhibition which has gone on display at the Cumbria's Museum of Military Life in the Castle grounds. Caroline Angus, 18, who's a student at Caldew School told ITV Border's Hannah McNulty what she's learnt:


Kelso remembers Gallipoli

The service was held at Kelso War Memorial Credit: ITV Border

A service has been held in Kelso to remember the soldier's that lost their lives in Gallipoli 100 years ago.

The battle on the Turkish Peninsula during World War One saw the biggest loss of lives for Border soldiers since Flodden.

Members of the Kings Own Scots Borderers and other armed forces held a service of commemoration at the Kelso War Memorial this morning.

Veterans from the Kings Own Scots Borderers attended Credit: ITV Border

Building damaged by explosion in cash machine raid

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Police are investigating after a raid on a cash machine at a building society in Carlisle.

At about 3:20am today (Saturday, April 25) an explosion was reported at the Cumberland Building Society on the Rosehill Industrial Estate.

Significant damage has been done to the building and the cash machine.

Initial enquiries suggest an amount of money was stolen. No one was injured in the incident.

A dark coloured BMW was seen leaving the scene.

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“This is an rare incident for Cumbria and we are working hard to trace those responsible. I would urge anyone with any information that could help our investigation to get in touch.”

– Detective Inspector Helen Ellis - Cumbria Constabulary


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