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Open water swimming champ speaks to ITV Border

Adam Walker, the UK's premier open-water swimmer and an ambassador for the Royal Life Saving Society, is a man who has achieved some incredible feats.

As the only Brit - and one of four people in the world - to swim the Ocean Sevens, Adam's open-water swimming challenges have taken him all over the world.

He's been visiting our region to teach open-water swimming, and to inspire more people to take part in the sport.

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Wylie celebrates his birthday early with GT4 win

“I’m absolutely delighted to get another British title, my first in car racing, since wining the 2010 British Open Kart Championship."

"It’s now important for me in the coming weeks to keep the momentum of this GT4 title success going by securing a seat in the GT3 category for 2015.”

– Ross Wylie
Ross Wylie and co-driver Jake Giddings celebrate Credit: Donington Park

Birthday boy races to British GT4 Championship title

Scottish youngster impressively wins major British motor racing series Credit: Donington Park

Ross Wylie has won the Avon Tyres British GT4 Championship title at his first attempt – 24 hours before his 23rd birthday.

Thornhill’s Wylie and co-driver Jake Giddings, drove their Beechdean Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage home into a “safety first” fifth place in the 10th and final race at Donington Park yesterday.

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D&G athletes head to Belgium for Olympics

A swimmer has travelled all the way from the Border region to Antwerp in Belgium, to take part in the Special Olympics European Games.

Emma Birley from Dumfries and Galloway is part of Team GB - which is one of more than fifty nations taking part in this major sporting event for those with learning disabilities.

It all starts this weekend, giving our athletes time for training and even a bit of sightseeing. Our reporter Lauren Hall has joined them.

'They want to make sure they do it properly'

Carlisle United's search for a new manager is unlikely to be complete before Saturday's League Two match at home to Bury.

Joint caretaker managers Tony Caig and Paul Thirlwell have been in charge after the sacking of Graham Kavanagh. West Ham United assistant manager Neil MacDonald remains the bookies favourite to take over.

Jim Fowler is new QOS player-coach

Former Kilmarnock midfielder has agreed to take charge of Queen of the South to temporarily replace manager Jim McIntyre Credit: PA

With coach Billy Dodds opting to follow Jim McIntyre to Ross County, Queen of the South have announced that player/coach James Fowler has agreed to take charge of first team affairs at Palmerston Park while a full time replacement to McIntrye is sought.

He looks set to pick the side for the Doonhamers trip to Falkirk on Saturday.

CUFC manager hunt taking longer than expected

Carlisle United's chairman, Andrew Jenkins, has said the hunt for a new manager is taking longer than expected Credit: PA

The hunt to find a new manager for Carlisle United is taking longer than expected. On the club's website, Andrew Jenkins said that he doesn't want to rush into a decision:

“We’re comfortable with that because we want to be as thorough as we possibly can be as we consider every aspect of what is an extremely important decision. We now have 75 applications, with some extremely strong candidates, and I think it’s only fair for all concerned that we look at each and every one of them in as much detail as possible.

We have to bear in mind that we have the Bury [Saturday] and Shrewsbury [Tuesday] games coming up, so we now anticipate this process, including interviews, will lap over into next week.

As I say, the quality of the applicants is very strong and we don’t feel this is a situation where we need to rush to a final conclusion. We have Tony Caig and Paul Thirlwell running team affairs at the moment and we have been delighted with the way they have handled that side of things for us. They are happy to continue overseeing the first team training and match day requirements as we seek to finalise the appointment of our new first team manager.”

– Statement from the Carlisle United website

Neil McDonald is still said to be the bookies favourite for the job, along with Ronnie Moore, Willie McStay and ex-united midfielder Paul Murray.

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