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'Serious' hit and run in Cleator Moor

Police are continuing to investigate a 'serious' incident on Leconfield Street in Cleator Moor.

Officers were called to the scene at 8:12am this morning, Friday 11 July, after reports of a hit and run.

Witnesses said a blue vehicle hit a pedestrian but failed to stop.

The road is closed between The Square and the Co-Op store and all motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact the police.


£170,000 to repair A66 at Brough

Roadworks have begun at the A66 at Brough to make repairs to the road's surface.

The work began earlier this week, and is expected to continue into the middle of August.

Three projects are being carried out by the Highways Agency to remove potholes, tackle surface wear and renew road studs and markings.

The work will take place along the route between Brough and Stainmore.

All the work is being done overnight and the routes is being kept open at all times although lane closures will be in place at times and on occasion drivers will be stopped ahead of the roadworks and led past them in 10mph convoys. A 40mph speed limit will be in place during the work.

– Peter Gee, Highways Agency

Parents 'must be aware' of children's online habits

Parents are being encouraged to take an active interest in their children's internet habits.

As well as urging young children to stay safe online Cumbria Police are telling parents to make sure they know what websites their children have access to.

As more and more websites are created an increasing number of children and young people are being exposed to dangers online.

One site that has been reported to Police recently by concerned parents is Omegle. Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to communicate with strangers without registering.

"We work with local schools to directly warn children of the dangers that they are placing themselves in accessing certain websites.

“However, it is vital parents that must be aware of who their child is communicating with online.

“It is just as important to protect your child in the ‘online’ world as it is in the ‘real’ world. Most parents wouldn’t let their child physically spend the night talking to a complete stranger, but that is exactly what is happening online.”

– Detective Sergeant Jim Rooney, Cumbria Police

£250,000 of roadworks to A68 in Jedburgh

£250,000 of resurfacing works are to be carried out on the A68 in Jedburgh.

The work will be carried out on a 1.4km stretch of road between Bongate and Jedforest rugby ground.

The investment by Transport Scotland will see upgrades made to the road.

Work will being on Sunday, 13 July, with a convoy traffic management system in place between 8pm and 6am each night and from 8am and 5pm each day.

It's hoped the work will be finished by Monday 28 July.

“This section of the A68 is used by around 7,000 vehicles every day and now requires maintenance. These works have been planned to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses.

“Some disruption is expected and we encourage people travelling to check the Traffic Scotland website for the latest travel information. We would like to thank the local community in advance for their patience during these essential works.”

– Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland


Crowds gather for Jethart Callants Festival

People are already lining the streets of Jeburgh Credit: ITV News Border

Crowds are beginning to line the street of Jedburgh for the annual Jethart Callants Festival.

The event is part of the Border's Common Riding season.

The event mimics the riding of the boundaries to fend off unwanted English visitors Credit: ITV News Border

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Sports clubs in south Cumbria hit by burglaries

About £3000 has been stolen form Dalton-in-Furness Cricket Club.

It's thought the money was stolen at about 6am yesterday, Thursday 10 July. Two gaming machines were also damaged in the incident.

Police then found three cash buckets after they were alerted to the incident.

It follows a similar incident in Barrow that saw a cash bucket from a gaming machine stolen from Holker Old Boys Club on Rakesmoor Lane, Barrow-in-Furness on Tuesday, 8 July.

Those responsible forced their way into the bar area which set off an alarm.

"Both of these burglaries have had working alarm systems which has enabled Police to investigate in real-time. We believe that the two burglaries maybe linked and that the offenders may look to strike again. This is why it is vital that security measures are in place to deter offenders.”

– Detective Inspector Amanda Sadler, Cumbria Police

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from Barrow CID.

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