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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.

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.

New lead: border collie revealed as Brampton slasher

CCTV analysis has revealed a border collie named Jess is responsible for damaging numerous cars in Brampton.

Over the past six months residents of Jocks Hill and The Sands areas of the town have been concerned that they were being targeted deliberately.

Caught on camera: the dog appeared to be sniffing car tyres Credit: Cumbria Police

As it turns out Jess has been biting and puncturing the tyres of cars she passes on her daily walk.

Police say the dog's owner has been very surprised and apologetic about the whole situation.

He will be now keeping Jess on a lead.

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