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Prize money on offer at Carlisle Racecourse will go up by nearly a quarter of a million pounds this year.
The £241,000 increase is part of The Jockey Club's investment in its small courses across the country.
Cricketer Ben Stokes is now the highest overseas earner in the Indian Premier League.
In 2005, when he was living in Cockermouth, Border TV spoke to him at the local cricket club.
Ben Stokes became England's most expensive player ever at the Indian Premier League at Monday's auction.
Exactly a week after discovering he will be England's new Test vice-captain, the Cumbrian all-rounder learned he will be earning more than £1.7m with Rising Pune Supergiants.
Here is a list of the most expensive England players in the competition's history.
- 1 - Ben Stokes, Rising Pune Supergiants, £1.74m (2017)
- 2 - Tymal Mills, Royal Challengers Bangalore, £1.44m (2017)
- 3 - Kevin Pietersen, Royal Challengers Bangalore, £1.24m (2009)
- 3 - Andrew Flintoff, Chennai Super Kings, £1.24m (2009)
- 5 - Chris Woakes, Kolkata Knight Riders, £500,000 (2017)
- 6 - Jos Buttler, Mumbai Indians, £455,000 (2016)
- 7 - Ravi Bopara, Kings XI Punjab, £360,000 (2009)
- 8 - Stuart Broad, Kings XI Punjab, £320,000 (2011)
- 9 - Eoin Morgan, Kolkata Knight Riders, £280,000 (2011)
- 10 - Paul Collingwood, Delhi Daredevils, £220,000 (2009)
- 10 - Owais Shah, Delhi Daredevils, £220,000 (2009)
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After a very delayed start caused by an incomplete medical kit, West Cumbria's rugby league derby finally produced the goods everyone had come to see: some rugby.
Played out on a soggy afternoon, the home side Whitehaven RLFC lost 6-22 to Workington Town.
It was the first match of the season and both sides will undoubtedly be hoping the headlines are restricted to what happens on the pitch for the rest of their games.
Fans have taken to social media to complain about a delay of over an hour to the start of the Whitehaven RLFC v Workington Town derby.
The delay was reportedly due to items being missing or out of date in the medical kit.
The game was due to kick off at 2pm. Just after 3.15pm the game finally commenced.
"Items missing or out of date in the drug box" are being reported as causing a delayed start to the Whitehaven v Workington rugby league derby.
It's the start of the season but fans have been waiting almost an hour for the match to start.
19-year-old old goalkeeper, Dean Henderson from Whitehaven, is favourite to be England's number one at this summer's Under 20 World Cup.
Back at Manchester United after a successful loan spell at Grimsby Town, he has big ambitions for his career.
Our sports reporter, Ryan Dollard, went to meet him:
Whitehaven-born Manchester United goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, is favourite to be England's number one at this summer's Under 20 World Cup: