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Brampton businesses back flower campaign

Five years ago the town was blooming Credit: ITV Border

Several businesses in Brampton say that they'll be getting behind the town's campaign to spruce up for summer.

They're all putting out hanging baskets to improve the look of the town centre.

Many shops, cafes and pubs are already in bloom, but there are concerns that a number of empty buildings in the town will detract from the attempt to give it a facelift.

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Budding for a better looking town

A campaign's started in Brampton to brighten the town up for summer.

Locals and organisations including the Parish Council are asking businesses to put out hanging baskets and flower boxes to recreate the look the town used to have five years ago.

John Treeby is spearheading the mission. He says a floral facelift could have a financial benefit for the town.

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Appeal for missing Brampton man to get in touch

Police are appealing for a missing 39-year-old man to get in contact and let people know he is safe and well.

Wayne Edward Hilton was last seen at his home address in Brampton at about 8:30pm on Tuesday 29 April.

Police say his disappearance is out of character Credit: Cumbria Police

He didn't go to work today and police are concerned as this is out of character for Mr Hilton.

They believe he may have headed to west Cumbria. His car is a white Ford Fiesta, with a black roof.

He was last seen wearing a navy t-shirt with writing on it and black combat trousers.

He is 6ft 1" tall, with light brown receding hair and glasses. He has an earring in his left ear and tattoos on his arm and shoulder.

Anyone who has seen Wayne is asked to contact Cumbria Police immediately on 101 and ask for a duty sergeant at Brampton Police Station.

Visitor centre opens in Brampton

Carlisle City Mayor Ray Visitors Bloxham officialy opens vistors centre at Brampton's historic Moot Hall Credit: ITV Border

The Moot Hall in the centre of Brampton's been reopened as a visotors centre.

The historic hall that dates back to 1817 now has new computer and wifi that visitors can use.

As part of the opening, there is a display of Documents and photographs from the archives.

It had been run as a tourist information centre but the facility is now funded by Brampton parish council and run solely by three dozen volunteers.

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