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Kendal skateboard accident

Cumbria Police warns skateboarders it's "inappropriate in the town centre" after a crash left a man with serious facial injuries in Kendal.

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Derwent Water Regatta

Hundreds have attended the first day of Derwent Water Regatta. The National Trust hopes it will promote water sports in the Lake District.

Thousands become Total Warriors

Around 7500 runners have braved rain, mud and fire to become a Total Warrior in the Lake District. The weekend's competition is in Shap.

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Hundreds get the blues at Carlisle United's first match of season

Hundreds of Carlisle United supporters wore free t-shirts at the first home match of the season. The club issued more than 3,500 blue t-shirts to fans after it announced that the new home kit wouldn't be available in time for the start of the season.

Production problems with the club's new supplier - Sondico Professional Ltd - meant that the new season's kit isn't available till the end of this week. Many of the fans wore the free blue T-shirts during the game against Luton at Brunton Park yesterday.

The new kit's design is based on the 1974/75 season when Carlisle played in the old division one.


Skateboarder injures Kendal man

A man has been left with serious facial injuries after being hit by a skateboard in Kendal town centre.

The man was walking down Finkle Street on Wednesday 6th August when the skateboarder jumped off his board, causing it to fly up into the air and into the gentleman's face.

Cumbria Police is investigating and has issued a warning that "it is inappropriate to skateboard in the town centre".

Thousands gather for Tour o' the Borders

More than two thousand cyclists are expected to take part in the Tour o' the Borders today.

It's the first year that a cycling event in the Borders has taken part on closed roads. The event is open to riders of all abilities.

It's backed by both Scottish Borders Council and EventScotland and has grown rapidly - from 286 riders in 2012 to the mass participation event this year.

The route will pass through Peebles, Cardrona, Selkirk, Clovenfords and Roberton, with participants choosing to take part in either a 76 or 55 mile circuit.

Carlisle United boss' disappointment at loss

The manager of Carlisle United says he's surprised that his team got beaten on the first game of the season. Graham Kavanagh's side lost 1-0 at home to newly promoted side Luton Town.

The first half was pretty negative from the players. I can't tell you why. The build up through the week was very good. We worked yesterday on tactics. I knew it was going to be a difficult start. But we didn't come to terms with the way they played and I didn't think we were brave enough first half. Second half was miles better. We changed the system and the shape. We just couldn't take that chance when it came.

– Graham Kavanagh, manager of Carlisle United


Derwent Water Regatta

Boats at Derwent Water Marina
Boats at Derwent Water Marina Credit: ITV News Border

It's the second Derwent Water Regatta near Keswick this weekend. There's a flotilla of boats at 12 noon on Saturday and water sports taster sessions throughout the weekend.

Visitors can try kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, rowing, sailing, bath tub sailing, Viking long boat sailing and coracle building.

Two rowers row in a double scull on Derwent Water
Lakeland Rowing Club is one of the local clubs offering taster sessions Credit: Lakeland Rowing Club
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