Florence Mine film

A film based at Florence Mine in Egremont will premiere on Saturday 15th December.

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MSPs congratulate Big Burns Supper in Dumfries

The organisers of the Big Burns Supper in Dumfries have been congratulated by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.

The annual festival brings Robert Burns to life through concerts, comedy and a community parade through the town. It will feed Burns Suppers - haggis, neeps and tatties - to 5,000 people.

The members' debate at Holyrood was introduced by Joan McAlpine, MSP for the South of Scotland. She said Dumfries, where the Bard lived and died, was the perfect town to host a festival celebrating his life:

"The town is alive with his spirit. And the Big Burns Supper festival, which opens on Friday, takes full advantage of this unique backdrop. On Saturday, the town centre hosts a free Homecoming carnival, for 2,000 people. They will paint the town tartan to the sounds of the Manchester School of Samba, because the Big Burns Supper is nothing if not eclectic on an epic scale.

"The festival, which lasts until Sunday night, brings Burns back into the heart of the community he loved and the hearts of the people who live there."

– Joan McAlpine MSP, speaking in the Scottish Parliament

Do ya' rink I'm sexy? Rod's son headed for Dumfries

Rachel Hunter, model and ex-wife of Rod Stewart, has tweeted her excitement about heading to Dumfries to watch their son, Liam, compete at the Under 20's World Ice Hockey Championships.

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Super excited going to Dumfries Scotland to watch @liamstewart11 and Great Britan ice hockey under 20 play in 8 days .

Surprise Surprise: Linda Oliver interview

On tonight's Lookaround, Pam and Ian met Linda Oliver, who has spent years working for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Linda lost her own sight in her 30s, after years of partial vision, and visits people who are visually impaired throughout Cumbria and the North East.

Nominated for ITV's Surprise Surprise, she spent a day with fashion stylist Gok Wan.

Watch the interview on Lookaround here:

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Coniston Power Boat Records week gets underway

The power boat records week is an annual event Credit: Coniston Power Boat Records

Coniston Power Boat Records week is underway with drivers as young as 9-years-old taking part.

Every year since 1970, the event has attracted hundreds of people as efforts are made to break the British and World water speed records in a variety of classes.

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