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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.


Carlisle's Ellie Dickinson named in Commonwealth Games cycling team

Ellie wins the Elite Championship Women Scratch Race at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester Credit: PA

19-year-old Ellie Dickinson has been selected to ride for England at the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast.

It's her first Commonwealth Games and she is one of 27 British cyclists to take part.

Ellie will ride in track endurance and road events.

The games begin on 4 April 2018.

Restoration of Donald Campbell's Bluebird nears completion

In 1967 Donald Campbell tried to break the world water speed record on Coniston Water in the Lake District. The attempt cost him his life.

18 years ago the wreckage of his boat, Bluebird, was recovered.

Since then a team has been using some of the original parts to revive the craft. The final phase is nearly complete.


Cumbrian badminton star named in Commonwealth Games team

Lauren Smith Credit: PA

Lauren Smith, from Carlisle, has been chosen to compete in the Commonwealth Games this coming April, in Australia’s Gold Coast.

Team England today named a full complement of ten badminton players to represent the nation.

They will travel to Australia with royal backing, after members of the squad recently enjoyed a private invitation with HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at Buckingham Palace.

Stokes to appear in court on same day he was due to make international comeback

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes is set to appear in court on an affray charge, on the same day he was expected to return to international cricket in a Twenty20 match in New Zealand.

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed that Stokes is due at Bristol Magistrates' Court on February 13, following an incident outside a nightclub in the city in September.

The 26-year-old from Cockermouth, who missed the Ashes after being suspended from playing for England, is accused of affray alongside two other men.

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