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Hawick stages Youth International Dance Festival

Hawick Youth international Dance Festival Credit: ITV Border

Hawick has welcomed 60 young folk dancers from Lithuania and Belgium. Aged between nine and 18, the visitors are staying with host families and have been performing around the Hawick area.

Dancers from Lithuania Credit: ITV Border
Hawick dancers Credit: ITV Border

Teries in Tartan, who put together the program, aims to create international friendships and build on current friendships following a recent visit to Lithuania.

Dancers from Belgium Credit: ITV Border

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Carlisle Police investigate assault

Cumbria Police is investigating a serious assault outside the Golden Pheasant in Carlisle.

Around 9pm on Saturday 9th August, a man and woman were pushed to the floor. The man was then kicked in his face and body, leaving him with a compound fracture to his left ankle.

The two male offenders are described as one having tanned skin, a bald head, over 6ft tall, of stocky build, in his late 30s to early 40s, and wearing a light-coloured top.

The second is described as being a white male, 5ft 6 tall, of stocky build, around 30-years old, with dark hair in a crew cut style, wearing dark clothing and carrying a dark rucksack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously.

Vulcan bomber star of Cumbrian festival

The last cold war RAF Vulcan bomber in the world that's still flying is due to be the star of the show at Stobart Fest today.

The plane is expected to fly for a 10 minute display at 2.45pm at Carlisle Airport.

Last year's first-time appearance of Stobart Fest attracted around 16,000 people.

The festival is also a chance for fans of Eddie Stobart lorries to meet some of their favourite drivers. Several became household names after appearing on a behind-the-scenes show on Channel 5.

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An historic stage for an historic play

The owners of Appleby Castle are hoping it will receive a tourism boost after staging three open air performances of Shakespeare plays.

Macbeth is being staged twice today, Friday 8th August. The actors are members of the GB Theatre Company and include Joyce Branagh, the sister of Kenneth Branagh.

The Comedy of Errors was performed last night, August 7th.

Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare in 1623 Credit: ITV Border
The play is considered by many as one of his darkest Credit: ITV Border
The GB Theatre Company perform classic plays around the UK and overseas Credit: ITV Border
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