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Carlisle woman prepares for International Forklift competition

Emily White is preparing to compete for the international title. Credit: ITV Border

A 26-year-old woman from Carlisle is preparing to compete for title of International Forklift Driver of the Year.

Emily White was nominated by her colleague for the passion she puts into her job and for the precision of her work.

I think it's the fact that you don't know what you're going to be doing on a day to day basis, it's just if something on the forklift needs doing I'm there and I'll do it straight away so it's a bit of variation to the day."

– Emily White, Forklift driver


WATCH: WWII Arnham soldier from Carlisle to be honoured

Later this week, there's going to be a special ceremony in the Netherlands to honour a Cumbrian soldier from The Border Regiment.

Corporal Tom 'Rocky' Edgar from Carlisle died in the Battle of Arnhem in World War Two.

For more than 70 years he was buried in a mass grave. But after decades of detective work, his body was positively identified. His relatives will be at the ceremony on Wednesday to see his name finally placed on a gravestone:

Cumbrian blacksmith in Belgium to build First World War cenotaph

Alan Dawson (left) working on the poppies in Ypres Credit: Ypres 2016 International Blacksmithing

A West Cumbrian blacksmith is in Belgium for a global project honouring the First World War fallen.

Alan Dawson from Branthwaite is taking part in the Ypres 2016 International Blacksmithing event.

Alan, and other blacksmiths and farriers from across the world, have handcrafted a field of steel poppies for a cenotaph marking the hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Ypres.

Forging stations, tools and equipment have been set up in the centre of Ypres to make the creation of the cenotaph a public event.

Handcrafted poppies in the centre of Ypres Credit: Ypres 2016 International Blacksmithing


Cumbrian dancer wins place at top ballet school

Sophie-Leigh Sill Credit: ITV Border

An 11-year-old girl from Workington has been selected to attend one of the world's top ballet schools.

Sophie-Leigh Sill triumphed over thousands of dancers to land one of only 12 places at the Royal Ballet School in London.

She began dancing just three years ago:

Sophie-Leigh is very emotionally connected to the music. She doesn't dance to the music she dances with the music and that's a very very special quality that you cannot teach, you can't give a child they have to have it in their inner spirit.

– Karen Starkey, Principal at Starkey School of Theatre Dance

Kendal art captures Lake District's history

The works by Winifred Nicholson are on display at the Abbot Hall Art Gallery Credit: ITV Border

A new exhibition shows how Cumbria's scenery has hardly changed in the last 80 years.

The works by Winifred Nicholson - said to be one of the most important landscape artists of the last century - are on display at the Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal.

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