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WATCH: Playlist for Life

A charity which uses music to help people with dementia has launched a new internet learning programme.

Playlist for Life was founded by broadcaster Sally Magnusson after she saw the benefits music had for her mother.

Staff at Carlingwark House in Castle Douglas - which is part of the national social care charity Community Integrated Care - say the project has been a big success.

Katie Hunter reports:


Cooking classes for cancer patients

Odyssey Foundation Cumbria is running cooking classes Credit: ITV Border

A charity in Carlisle is running cooking classes for people affected by cancer.

Odyssey Foundation Cumbria says nearly one in ten cancer cases are linked to less healthy diets.

They're hoping the workshops will help people to meet others who understand what they're going through.

WATCH: Jordan Blackburn interview

Jordan Blackburn was placed in a coma after falling ill when he took drugs at the Kendal Calling music festival.

His friend, 18-year old, Christian Pay died after taking the same substance.

On Friday Jordan released a picture of himself in hospital as a warning to others.

He feels he has a second chance at life and wants other young people to understand the dangers of what they could be taking.

Rob Smith has this report.

"Think about your loved ones"

A man from Cumbria who had to be put into an induced coma after taking drugs at the Kendal Calling festival is urging others to think of the effects on their family before taking drugs themselves.

Jordan Blackburn, a 19-year-old from Haverigg, hopes his own brush with death can act as a stark warning to others.

His friend Christian Pay from Millom died in hospital after taking drugs at the same event..

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