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Local filmmaker sets sights on Hollywood

A filmmaker from Gretna, who studied at the University of Cumbria, has had his first feature film picked up by television giants Amazon Prime.

Sam Fountayne produced "Zombies Have Fallen" during his time studying in the city and used local locations for the majority of his shoot.

He's hoping it will put him a step closer to a career in Hollywood. Lori Carnochan has been to meet him:


Special sausages made for Melrose Rugby Club

The sausages have been made in the team's colours. Credit: ITV Border

Players and staff at Melrose rugby club have been treated to a feast of black and yellow sausages, ahead of the famous Melrose Sevens tournament.

The sausages were produced by the local Scottish Women's Institute, and are made from black pudding and pineapple, in line with the team's colours.

Sevens is a really big deal here at Melrose and around Scotland and it's good, not just the community getting behind the sevens but the community getting behind the club as well.

– Russell Anderson, Melrose RFC


WATCH: Carlisle's 'cracker packers' honoured in city statue

A statue has been commissioned for Carlisle, celebrating some of it's most famous female industrial icons.

'Cracker packers' were the women who worked at Carr's Biscuit Factory on Caldewgate.

They're now being recognised for their work in bringing financial prosperity to the city.

Our reporter, Ryan Dollard, went to find out more about this important piece of Carlisle's industrial heritage:

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