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Paralympian greeted by hundreds lining Maryport streets

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The streets of Maryport are buzzing with hundreds of people, who have turned out to congratulate Cumbria's only Paralympian - Simon Lawson.

The town held a civic reception for the wheelchair marathon racer, who was among the favourites to land a medal on Rio.

People of all ages waved Great Britain flags and chanted Simon's name as the racer made his way through the town.

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Blues look to break eleven undefeated match club record

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Carlisle United are looking to break a club record tomorrow, by starting a season eleven games undefeated.

Clive Middlemass was in charge when the Blues set the existing 10 match record back in 1989.

He also managed a young Keith Curle in Bristol and says he'll be more than pleased to see his achievement surpassed by his friend.

Keith keeps saying when are you coming up, but I haven't been up this season because they have not been beaten and I didn't want to put a jinx on them. But I might go up Saturday because I don't think he'll get beaten."

– Clive Middlemass, Carlisle United manager 1987-91

Cockermouth's starring role in cricketer Stokes' book

Ben Stokes signs copies of his autobiography, Firestarter Credit: ITV Border

England cricket star, Ben Stokes, has been back in his hometown signing copies of his autobiography.

The book, called Firestarter, has plenty of tales about his time growing up and learning his craft in Cockermouth.

It's pretty much the story of you know, when I was a kid to where I am now. So obviously, a lot of my time was spent here going to school, playing cricket at my local club so Cockermouth is a pretty main part of the book."

– Ben Stokes, England Cricketer


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