Queen's Diamond Jubilee

These are stories from the ITV Border region which are associated with the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

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Jubilee celebrations at Carlisle racecourse

Carlisle racecourse Credit: Carlisle racecourse

Carlisle race course will be celebrating the Best of British at it's bank Holiday Monday meeting. As part of the Jubilee celebrations staff will have don hats and fly Union Jacks.

The course will be decked out in red white and blue and the band Beatlemania will give a live roof top performance replicating the Fab Four's famous farewell concert on the roof of the Apple building in London. Gates open at 12.00 and the first race is at 2.10pm

Best of British at Carlisle races

Carlisle racecourse Credit: Carlisle racecourse

To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Carlisle race course are holding a 'Best of British' race day this bank holiday Monday.

There'll be musical entertainment from Beatlemania and the race course will be decked out in red white and blue.

The gates open at 12.00 and the first race is at 12.10.


Boats from ITV Border region sail in Flotilla

Queen of the Lake Credit: LDNPA

Three boats from the ITV Border region will join more than a thousand boats on the Thames today as part of the Queens Jubilee Flotilla. The Queen of the Lake from Cumbria and 'Unity' and 'Biscoe Kid' from Eyemouth have been winched from their homes and 'shipped' to London to join the celebrations.

The 'Biscoe Kid' Credit: ITV Border


Thanksgiving service at Durham Cathedral

Jubilee thanksgiving service today at Durham Cathedral Credit: ITV

Hundreds of people gather at Durham Cathedral for a service of thanksgiving in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The Bishop of Durham will address the congregation, saying the Queen has been like a 'gift from God' during her 60 years on the throne.

Joss Naylor runs for the Queen's Jubilee

Many of us will be celebrating the Jubilee with a street party or watching the events in London.

But our region's most celebrated fell runner has pledged to take on one last great challenge to Mark the Queen's special day.

At 76, the legendary Joss Naylor will set off early tomorrow, to run thirty miles of the lakeland fells.

Ryan Dollard caught up with him, in training near his home in Wasdale this afternoon.

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