“This year the whole of Scotland will be in the global spotlight thanks to major events and the Homecoming 2014 initiative. Our organisation knows Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire well but they are sadly often overlooked.
"The region offers availability of a wide range of high quality, good value accommodation, food and drink in an exceptionally busy tourism year.”
– Gary Mclean Quin, Honorary President of the Scottish Hotel Awards
Cumbria Police say that one example of PC Woodward's good work was when he was called to an incident at the Stoneyholme Golf Club in Carlisle after an alarm had been tampered with. He predicted that as soon as Police left, the person who had tampered with the alarm would return and break in.
PC Woodward and his general purpose dog, Barney, waited and after a while a man arrived, broke into the golf club and attempted to steal from the gaming machines. PC Woodward and Barney arrested the suspect who was later charged for burglary.
Media production students from Carlisle College have scooped three awards at the Royal Television Society Awards.
The course leader Jayne Edwards said:
"This was the first time our students have submitted entries for this prestigious event. It is safe to say that they 'cleaned up' on the night by winning 3 out of the 4 awards. Their success is due to much hard work and dedication and they should all feel immensely proud of their achievements."
The awards were handed out at the Young People's Senior Media Festival and were held at the University of Sunderland. The college principle Moira Tattersall said:
"Promoting a culture of creativity and individuality and providing appropriate staff support to develop student competencies in the use of all the available resources is something that we are particularly good at Carlisle College of the Arts.
Securing these awards at a regional level is proof of that. Inviting external scrutiny of your work can often be a nerve racking experience for students, but their efforts have really paid off. This is a truly outstanding achievement. Congratulations to all the staff and students involved."