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Showing racism the 'red card'

Former Carlisle United player Gary Bennett has returned to his old club but with a very different role.

Now a director of the charity, Show Racism the Red Card, he held a series of workshops for local schoolchildren at Brunton Park.

As Paul Crone reports, the footballer turned ambassador has experienced racism both on and off the pitch.

Carlisle-raised MP 'thrilled and honoured' with award

Helen Grant MP came joint third on the Black Powerlist 2015. Credit: PA

An MP who was brought up Carlisle has been named as one of the most influential black people in the UK.

Helen Grant who's the Minister for Sport and Tourism was given the honour by an organisation that promotes black achievement. She came joint third on the Black Powerlist 2015.

The Conservative MP was brought up in Carlisle and represented Cumbria in a number of sports. She went on Twitter to say she felt "thrilled and honoured".

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Children taught to show racism 'the red card'

Former professional footballer Gary Bennett arrived with the Show Racism the Red Card roadshow helping schoolchildren from Carlisle learn about racism. Credit: ITV Border

Former professional footballer Gary Bennett arrived with the Show Racism the Red Card roadshow helping schoolchildren from Carlisle learn about racism.

The schoolchildren attended a series of workshops at Brunton Park.

You can find out more about the campaign by logging onto http://www.srtrc.org

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