Carlisle development a step closer
A building company says it's moving ahead with its surveys on a long-awaited development that could transform part of Carlisle.
Persimmon's proposed apartments and retail outlets in Botchergate have been in the pipeline for years, but the project stalled because of what it described as 'market conditions'.
It will now begin to survey the land, with an aim to transforming the derelict buildings.
Gun incident in Carlisle
Carlisle gun incident: Two bailed
Two people arrested after a gun was reportedly sighted in a Carlise bar have been released on bail.
The pair from Middlesbrough were arrested alongside two others from the North East and two from Carlisle.
Police are still appealing for witnesses to come forward. The incident happened at 4:15am on Saturday, November 24, at Time Bar on Botchergate.
Botchergate reopens after incident
Botchergate reopened after crane accident
A major street in Carlisle was closed for a number of hours after a crane collided with a building causing damage and fears of falling masonry.
Diversions were put in place and the fire brigade were called to assess the damage. Botchergate and its neighbouring footpaths were closed until the site was deemed safe.