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Calvin Harris pulls out of MTV EMA awards

The MTV European Music Awards (EMA) published a tweet saying the Dumfries-born DJ had pulled out of the show because of illness.

The EMAs are being held in Glasgow on Sunday night.


Carlisle singer reaches 5th week of X Factor

'Only the Young' sang the popular 'Monster Mash' Halloween song during the Halloween themed episode of X Factor Credit: ITV

It's week 5 of the live shows on ITV's X Factor and Carlisle singer and band member Mikey Bromley is still competing for the title with Only The Young.

Support for the four strong group is growing all the time though they will be hoping to stay out of the bottom two this week.

Mikey's parents, Angela and Martin Russell-Bromley from Carlisle are looking forward to heading off to the capital once again to see their son perform. They say they've been overwhelmed by the support from people in the city and further afield.

Mikey is coping well with a busy schedule and finding time to let them know what he's up to.

Mikey Bromley, from Carlisle, is in the fifth week of X Factor Credit: ITV

Dumfries band hits a high note

The power of music, to enhance the lives of people of all ages, is well documented and a Brass Band in our region has just been awarded quite a significant sum of money.

The Dumfries Town Band dates back to 1873 and caters for all ages with sections for adults and youngsters. The new money will mean the band can replace the adults' instruments, who can then hand over their trombones, cornets and euphoniums to the younger members.

Fiona McIlwraith was live in Dumfries tonight, where the band were having a rehearsal.

Drama in the Lake District

The ITV drama is being filmed in different areas of the Lake District Credit: ITV Border

A new ITV drama is being filmed in the Lake District. Safe House will air in the spring and tells the story of a troubled man who sets up a B&B in Coniston.

But it ends up being a safe house and secrets unfold. Fiona Marley Paterson has had a sneak preview onset.


Lake District at the centre of a new TV drama

The new series features former Doctor Who actor, Christopher Eccleston. Credit: ITV Border

The producer of a new ITV Drama has described why they are filming in the Lake District.

Safe House is a four-part series due to be aired in the spring. It centres on an old house in Coniston, and stars the former Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston.

Dr Who actor appeals to ITV Border viewers

Christopher Eccleston, who plays one of the main characters in a new ITV drama that's being filmed in the Lake District, has made an appeal to ITV Border viewers.

He wants to know more about treading, the art of catching fish with your feet, which he used to do when he visited Cumbria as a child.

Christopher Eccleston played the Ninth Doctor in the Doctor Who television series and has starred in films such as The Others, 28 Days Later and Elizabeth.

New ITV drama filmed in Coniston

The cast and crew have spent 6 weeks in the Lake District Credit: ITV news Border

A new ITV Drama has been filmed in the Lake District.

Safe House is a four-part drama due to be aired in the Spring that centres around an old house in Coniston.

The cast includes several famous names including Christopher Eccleston, who had to try open-water swimming for the first time.

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