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Christmas carol gets a hip hop makeover

A Carlisle church mission worker has given a new twist to a traditional Christmas carol.

Last year Andy Dykes remixed 'O Come, O Come Emmanuel' which had thousands of hits online. This year he and a group of friends have worked together to make 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' more contemporary.

He hopes the new version of the carol will make the Christmas message accessible to all ages.

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Vigil to be held at Carlisle Cathedral

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A prayer vigil will be held at 7.30pm in Carlisle Cathedral this evening to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Similar events are being held across the region, mainly between 10pm and 11pm to commemorate the exact time the war started.

People are being encouraged to switch off their lights and leave a single candle burning to remember those who died.