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Nick Miller wins Hammer gold at Commonwealth Games

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One of Cumbria's athletes is celebrating after winning a gold medal at the commonwealth games in Australia.

Nick Miller, from Scotby in Carlisle, set a British and Commonwealth record in the hammer, throwing over eighty metres, the first time a British athlete has done so.

The 24-year-old , who was a silver medalist in Glasgow four years ago, described the feeling of winning the Gold as 'incredible' and said having his family in the crowd was a 'special moment'.

It is the result of a lot of hard work between me and my coach. It has all paid off in the end.

It is just incredible to win the gold; it is such a special moment for me as my family are in the crowd; they will be more pleased that I threw over 80m."

– Nick Miller

Thousands remember Scottish Borders Formula 1 hero Jim Clark

One of the cars Jim Clark drove on display in Duns Credit: ITV Border

Thousands turned out to remember Border's Formula 1 hero and local farmer Jim Clark at the start of a weekend to commemorate 50 years since his death. Jim Clark died during a Formula 2 race in Hockenheim, Germany on April 7th 1968. His team Lotus in association with the Jim Clark Trust and the Chirnside Community have organised a series of events this weekend. This morning the sod was cut to mark the beginning of a £1.6m build programme to extend the Jim Clark Room in Duns. Racing cars driven by Jim Clark and provided by Classic Team Lotus were on show.

Wreaths were left at his grave by family and friends Credit: ITV Border
Jim Clark Remembrance Service Credit: ITV Border

This afternoon a service of remembrance took place at Chirnside Parish Church along with a wreath laying.

More events are scheduled to remember the racing hero.

Big weekend for Cumbria's rugby league teams

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It's a big weekend for rugby league fans in Cumbria, with three of our sides in action in the 4th round of the Challenge Cup.

Amateur side, Kells, took on the might of Toronto Wolfpack last night at Whitehaven's Recreation Ground. But despite some excellent defensive play they were eventually well beaten 6-56.

Tomorrow Whitehaven are at home to Dewsbury Rams and Workington Town play host to London Broncos. Both games start at 3pm.

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