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Thousands of rally fans descend on Cumbria for the third round of the British Rally Championship

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Thousands of rally fans are arriving in Cumbria ahead of the third round of the British Rally Championship.

The Pirelli Rally is based in Carlisle and more than 130 competitors will take to the stages around Kielder on Saturday and Sunday.

They're fantastic stages to spectate on, the access is really good you'll get really close to the drivers high speed stage lots of action but also make sure you obey the marshalls instructions and stay safe on the stages.

– Glenn Patterson, Rally Team Manager


Workington Reds 'delighted' to reach playoffs

Workington are in the playoffs. Credit: Workington AFC

Workington Reds have made it to the playoffs in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.

They did it in style by earning a five nil win over Buxton last weekend, and will travel to Blyth Spartans on Tuesday for the playoff semi final.

It was one of the final home games for Kyle May, Workington Reds' longest serving player, who is retiring at the end of the season.

Absolutely delighted to be honest with you. More so for the lads than myself. It was a bit emotional, it being the last game, but obviously it isn't the last game anymore.

I have a lot of memories from Borough Park, a lot of good ones, so hopefully we can make some more in next couple of games.

– Kyle May, Workington Reds


St Cuthbert Wanderers win South of Scotland league

Football results Credit: PA

Here are the weekend football results for the South of Scotland League:

  • Heston Rovers 2 v 5 St Cuthbert Wanderers
  • Nithsdale Wanderers 2 v 1 Fleet Star
  • Wigtown & Bladnoch 1 v 1 Edusport Academy

The result means St Cuthbert Wanderers are Champions of the South Of Scotland League for the season 2015/16.

Tweedie Cup Second Round:

  • Crichton 1 v 0 Creetown
  • Upper Annandale 4 v 2 Newton Stewart
  • Lochar Thistle 3 v 4 Mid Annandale

Wedding bells for famous local mountaineer

Sir Chris Bonington to marry today. Credit: ITV

It's reported that legendary mountain climber Sir Chris Bonington is getting married today.

The 81 year old mountaineer, who lives near Caldbeck, is believed to be marrying Loreto McNaught-Davis in a London ceremony.

Around 60 family members and friends of the couple are due to attend the church service.

The marriage comes almost two years since Sir Chris’s wife Wendy died from motor neurone disease in July 2014

New Zealand Rugby League team to play in West Cumbria

New Zealand's Rugby League team performing the Haka Credit: PA

Rugby League giants New Zealand will be heading to west Cumbria for a Four Nations match this autumn.

The Kiwis take on Scotland at Workington's Derwent Park on Friday 11th November.

The game is expected to see the biggest crowd at the ground since it hosted matches including Scotland against Tonga during the Rugby League World Cup in 2013.

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