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New mental health support comes to Carlisle

The Lighthouse is open every evening Credit: ITV Border

People experiencing mental health crisis in Carlisle have a new place to find support.

The Lighthouse is open every evening and offers a safe, comfortable place to discuss issues and receive help. It's run by Carlisle Eden Mind and anyone experiencing problems is welcome to make an appointment.

Our reporter Ryan Dollard visited The Lighthouse and spoke with the manager, Chris Graham:

Carlisle's Stroke Club celebrates 40th birthday

Hundreds of people have been supported by the group Credit: ITV Border

Members of Carlisle's Stroke Club are celebrating the group's 40th birthday.

The club meets every fortnight for social support and other activities like exercise and outings. Over the past 4 decades, hundreds of people who have suffered a stroke have been supported by the group.

Christine Mountain is the current chairman and has been a member of the group for 35 years, and Elizabeth Freeman is also a member:

Dog shot in Carlisle 'lucky to be alive'

The Border terrier cross was targeted in the Sanderson Close area of the city Credit: ITV Border

Vets say a dog which was shot in Carlisle is lucky to be alive.

The Border Patterdale Terrier cross, named Sam, was targeted with an air rifle and suffered a punctured lung and internal bleeding.

The incident happened in the Sanderson Close area of the city between 7am and 7.30am yesterday, 9 August 2017.

Sam's owner, Emma Edgar, says the family have been left distraught and are asking anyone with information to contact the police:

Sam's vet, Charlotte Denston, says he's out of danger in the short term but it is too soon to know if there will be long-term complications.

He's been incredibly lucky because during the path the bullet has managed to miss his heart, quite a few major blood vessels and we think has succeeded in missing his food pipe so he's incredibly lucky to be alive.

– Charlotte Denston, Vet
The pellet is visible towards the left of the x-ray Credit: Coomara Vets

Anyone with any information should email 101@cumbria.police.uk or call 101.

Man charged following serious assault in Carlisle

The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday morning Credit: PA

A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a serious assault that happened in the early hours of Friday morning in Carlisle.

Reece Green, of Fernlea Way, Carlisle, has been charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and criminal damage. Green has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before North Cumbria Magistrates’ Court on Monday 7th August.

The victim, a 56-year-old man from Carlisle, remains in a serious condition at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

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Police investigating serious assault in Carlisle

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for information following a serious assault in Carlisle.

A man in his fifties was found with serious injuries on the street outside of Gallaghers on Botchergate. It is believed the assault occurred at approximately 1am this morning, 4 August, in the nearby area.

The man has been transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
Police would like to speak to witnesses who may have been in the area at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and ask to speak to an officer from North Cumbria CID. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 quoting log number 15 of 4 August.

Family raises over £42,000 for brain tumour research in memory of five-year-old boy

'Team Sam' cycled 468 miles between Carlisle and Stonehaven Credit: ITV Border

Family and friends of five-year-old Sam Dorrance who lost his battle against an aggressive brain tumour last year, have raised more than £42,000 in his memory, exceeding their target of £40,000.

'Team Sam' cycled 468 miles from station to station between Carlisle and Stonehaven between 13 and 16 July 2017.

Hannah McNulty has this report:

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