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Border Television TV Guide from 1961 Credit: H&H Auction Rooms

A Border Television TV Guide from 1961 is to be auctioned in Carlisle today.

The small piece of Border TV history was found in a house clearance where it had been hidden in a box for more than 50 years.

The September 1st edition transports us back to a time a few years before colour TV would have been in many homes.

It features programmes including Wrestling with Big Daddy, Western TV series Cheyanne, The Avengers and of course Coronation Street.

Experts say they have no idea how much the guide, which will be auctioned at H&H Auction Room, will be sold for.

This is a fantastic step back in time, and a great reminder of the of the TV programmes, which were popular over 50 years ago, most of which are well remembered and some of which are still with us today.

This quite literally is a magazine, which is synonymous with the 1960s, and I know it will bring back some very fond reminders and happy memories for many people.

– Stephen Farthing, H&H Auction Room Manager


Schoolgirl wins dog fouling poster competition

Keisha Pettigrew's winning poster. Credit: Copeland Borough Council

A Thornhill Primary School pupil has won a competition to design a poster for Copeland's campaign against dog fouling.

Keisha Pettigrew, 11, won after competing with over a hundred local schoolchildren to create the best poster for the campaign.

Mia Todd, Mike Starkie, Keisha Pettigrew. Credit: Copeland Borough Council

She was praised by Mayor of Copeland Mike Starkie for her hard work, and presented with an art pack and an annual pass to The Beacon Museum.

Keisha’s poster will also be blown up and printed on to a council refuse vehicle, helping promote the dog fouling campaign for years to come.

Mia Todd, 10, was the runner up, and received a day pass to The Beacon Museum and an art pack.

Pokémon Go players urged to stay safe in countryside

Pokémon Go Credit: PA

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is urging Pokémon Go players to take care when they use the app in the countryside.

They're also asking them to make sure they don't trespass on private property.

The group represents thousands of farmers, landowners and businesses in the north of England, and they've issued the following top tips:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times
  • Stick to designated public rights of way as marked on the map or sign posts
  • Keep dogs on a lead around farm animals and horses but let the lead go if they give chase
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Follow the Countryside Code


Carlisle church becomes Pokemon Go hotspot

Christ the King Church Credit: ITV Border

A Carlisle church has been unusually busy - all because of the Pokemon Go craze.

People have been gathering at Christ the King in Harraby, which in the Pokemon world is classed as a 'gym'.

The aim of the game is for players to meet up and take part in virtual battles with their Pokemon characters.

Playing Pokemon Go Credit: ITV Border

Michael Docherty, Parish Priest of Christ the King, says players are welcome to pop into the church.

We'd welcome any players. The church is open morning through to evening. They can pop in, light a candle you know refresh themselves after fighting in the gym... whatever that means.

– Fr Michael Docherty, Parish Priest

Galashiels cat up for national award

A cat called Harry, from Galashiels, has been nominated for a national award in a scheme run by the charity Cats Protection.

He's in the running for the Outstanding Rescue Cat award, for supporting his ill owner.

George and Heather rescued him two years ago from Lothian Cat rescue and credit him with helping them through a difficult time in their lives.

George had a failed kidney transplant in 2014 and has been in and out of hospital since - but Harry has been there to comfort him when he's feeling ill and when he returns home from dialysis.

Pippa Middleton gets engaged in Lake District

Pippa Middleton with her fiance James Matthews Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Image

Pippa Middleton is reportedly engaged after her boyfriend popped the question on a trip to Cumbria.

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister is believed to have said yes to financier James Matthew's proposal while the couple were on a weekend visit to the Lake District.

Pippa was propelled to global fame when she was bridesmaid at the wedding of Kate and Prince William in 2011.

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