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Harry's letters from WW1 go home to Carlisle

One of Harry's letters Credit: ITV Border

A collection of 150 letters are to go on display at a Military Museum in Carlisle.

The hoard was collected by the museums curator following a phone call from a relative of soldier Harry Canham, who served with the Kings Own Border Regiment.

The nearly complete collection documents his time fighting in the Far East.

The equivalent of one a week was sent during his time there. Only two are missing from the collection.

Harry Canham, soldier with the Kings Own Border Regiment Credit: ITV Border

"He's telling his family when he is embarking from Southampton on his way he drops off at Alexandria for refuelling, re-provision of the shop and onwards through the Suez Canal to the Far East. So it is just mundane stuff but of vital importance in these years of commemoration of the First World War."

– Tony Goddard, Curator of The Military Museum of Life


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Salmond takes Ice Bucket Challenge and nominates PM

The First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge in response to an invitation from Alistair Darling.

In return, he nominated Prime Minister David Cameron remarking that he "saw him in a wetsuit the other day so I know he's got the equipment".

He was joined by the deputy leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon.

Highlights: 2014 Common Ridings and Festivals

Thousands have celebrated the Common Ridings and Festivals right across the South of Scotland this summer,.

From the 500th anniversary being celebrated in Hawick, to the riding of the marches taking place in Sanquhar on Sunday.

The ride-outs, ceremonies and fancy dress parades have been as popular as ever, all part of the Homecoming 2014 celebrations.

Lets take a look back at the highlights.


Man unveils chapel for fiancée

Peter Stott and his fiancée Joanne Credit: ITV Border

Peter Stott, from Cumbria, has spent five years building a private wedding chapel for his fiancée, Joanne.

He owns a nursery situated in the hamlet of Melkinthorpe, just outside Penrith.

In 2009, Peter decided that he was going to build a chapel at the bottom of the nursery.

They plan to get married next month.

The chapel at Penrith Credit: ITV Border
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