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Roman invasion in Carlisle as Cavalrymen come to town

Some of the crowds watching the action in Bitts Park Credit: ITV Border
A faithful reenactment of one of the regiments that once guarded the Northern frontier of the Roman Empire
The infantry in formation on Bitts Park in Carlisle Credit: ITV Border
A depiction of the Roman village Credit: ITV Border
The two day event is expected to attract big crowds Credit: ITV Border

£1m investment in rural roads

Scottish Borders Council announced the investment today Credit: Scottish Borders Council

Almost £1million will be invested to improve six key rural roads in the Scottish Borders.

The six roads are:

  • B6399 Shankend Quarry to C29 Junction – edge reconstruction and strengthening
  • B711 Redfordgreen to B709 at Tushielaw – carriageway strengthening
  • C29/B6399 junction at Berryfell to A6088 at Hawthornside – passing place improvements, cattle grid replacement, edge/carriageway strengthening and junction improvement
  • D1/3 Roberton to Craik – drainage and passing place improvements, edge widening and carriageway strengthening
  • D24/3 A7 junction near Northhouse to Priesthaugh Farm – drainage and passing place improvements, edge widening and carriageway strengthening
  • D53/1 C8 Talla Road junction to Menzion Forest – drainage and passing place improvements, edge widening and carriageway strengthening

A total of £590,000 has been awarded by the Strategic Timber Transport Fund for the routes, alongside £360,000 of investment from Scottish Borders Council.

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Appleby horse fair visitors asked to leave dogs at home

Appleby Horse Fair Credit: ITV Border

The RSPCA is asking people attending Appleby Horse Fair to leave their dogs at home.

It comes after two dogs had to be rescued on Saturday when their owners realised it was not a suitable event for them.

The dogs could also scare the horses, which in turn could endanger the public.

"Do not bring dogs to the Fair. Dogs can result in hoses becoming “spooked”, which makes their behaviour unpredictable and can lead to injuries.

"Leaving dogs in cars or any enclosed spaces where the temperature can rise dramatically in a short space of time will have tragic results. We always urge people not to leave dogs in cars and not to bring them to Appleby Fair in the first place.”

– Rob Melloy, RSPCA Chief Inspector
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