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Harry Redknapp supports charity coffee morning

A coffee morning is underway in Carlisle to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Charity.

It's being hosted by Lee Brennan, and he's not the only celebrity who is lending his support.

Bookmarked event expects 20,000

More than 150 events will take place over 10 days Credit: ITV Border

Up to 20,000 people are expected to visit Wigtown from today for its celebrated book festival.

The event has become the biggest of its kind in Scotland and attracts some of the UK's top writers. More than 150 events will take place over 10 days days.


Work starts on multi-million-pound community hub

Stewart Young, Leader of Cumbria County Council has said it will deliver 'first-class facilities' for the area Credit: ITV Border

A multi-million-pound community hub is being built in Carilsle. The first sod was cut to mark the beginning of the building work.

The Harraby Community Campus scheme will see a new community centre including a cafe, a library link, children's centre and sports facilities. A new primary school will be built on the site of the former North Cumbria Technology College.

The scheme has received £12 million of investment from Cumbria County Council and £1.6 million from Carlisle City Council.

"This is one of the most exciting schemes the county council has undertaken in recent years and it will deliver first-class facilities for this part of the city."

– Councillor Stewart Young, Leader of Cumbria County Council
Cumbria County Council have invested £12 million in the scheme Credit: ITV Border

Building begins on Carlisle school

Building work begins today on a multi-million-pound community hub in the Harraby district of Carlisle.

The first sod will be cut to mark the construction of the new Pennine Way School and Community Centre, on the site of the demolished North Cumbria Technology College. It's funded by the County and City councils, and work's expected to finish next summer.


Open water swimming champ speaks to ITV Border

Adam Walker, the UK's premier open-water swimmer and an ambassador for the Royal Life Saving Society, is a man who has achieved some incredible feats.

As the only Brit - and one of four people in the world - to swim the Ocean Sevens, Adam's open-water swimming challenges have taken him all over the world.

He's been visiting our region to teach open-water swimming, and to inspire more people to take part in the sport.

11-year-old students get a GCSE in maths

The students, Mia Oakes and Jack Byers, passed their GCSE maths exam five years early Credit: PA

Two students from Whitehaven have proved they're budding brainboxes, after passing their GCSE maths exam five years early.

Mia Oakes and Jack Byers took the exam this summer at the age of just 11 - after their school recommended them for the challenge. They now hope the results will help them in their new secondary schools.

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