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Residents turn out for Brampton energy meeting

Residents in Brampton turned out in force for a meeting on renewable energy Credit: ITV News Border

More than 150 people packed into a meeting in Brampton last night to hear a proposal for a renewable energy project in the town.The project would generate energy for up to 200 homes as part of a community project for the area.

Some at the meeting expressed support for the proposal but were concerned that it may be located too near to homes.


Engineers try to fix Cumbrian school water problem

Engineers from United Utilities were called out to the William Howard School in Brampton this morning to fix a water supply problem that closed the school.

Over 1,500 pupils were sent home after registration when staff felt it would not be safe to keep the school open.

No other properties in the area have been affected by the issue.

A spokeswoman from United Utilities told the News & Star:

“It seems to be a problem with the school’s own pipework. A pipe may have burst in the school grounds so we have given advice and helped as much as we can but it is not our pipework so we have left the situation with the school.”

– Spokeswoman, United Utilities

Pupils sent home from school after water problems

Pupils from the William Howard School in Brampton were sent home this morning after problems with the school's water supply.

Speaking to the News & Star Headteacher Lorrayne Hughes said:

"To ensure the safety of both students and staff the decision was made to close the school. Students arrived in school, were registered and all students departed safely by 9.20am."

– Lorrayne Hughes, Headteacher at William Howard School


Full Report: Historic capon tree planted in Brampton

An oak tree has been planted in Brampton on the site where six Jacobite soldiers were executed in 1746.

The original Capon Tree, from which they were hanged, died around a hundred years ago.

The new one commemorates their memory, and celebrates the peace between Scotland and England since the Jacobite uprisings.

It was planted by local school children in a ceremony organised by the parish council.

Finola Miles reports.

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