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Carlisle shopping centre to host fashion event

The Lanes shopping centre Credit: ITV Border

A shopping centre in Carlisle will be hosting a live fashion event over the weekend.

The event at the Lanes shopping centre will be filled with fashion showcases and hair and make up demonstrations on Saturday, 27 May from 10am until 4pm.

There will be hourly fashion shows by models and dancers.

  • 10-11am – Welcome and registration
  • 11am – 4pm – Face of fashion competition
  • 11am – First fashion show
  • 12pm – Second fashion show
  • 1pm – Third fashion show
  • 1.30pm – 3pm – Hair demonstrations with RL Hair down at Debenhams
  • 2pm – Fourth fashion show
  • 3pm – Fifth fashion show
  • 3pm – 4pm – Make up demonstration with Bridget Foster down at Debenhams


New scheme to boost Carlisle's contemporary art scene

A new scheme aiming to promote local contemporary arts in Carlisle has been launched.

This year, the projects will reflect on the devastation and aftermath of Storm Desmond.

The chosen artists Credit: ITV Border

Laura Harrison and John Dummett have been chosen to create the art using elements of video, audio and language.

The four-month-long scheme is a partnership between the University of Cumbria and the City Council.

Storm Desmond Credit: ITV Border

John Dummett explains what he'll be focusing on:

Carlisle Conservative candidate 'not surprised' by expenses decision

John Stevenson Credit: ITV Border

Conservative candidate for Carlisle, John Stevenson, says he's not surprised that no charges will be brought over campaign expenses.

The Crown Prosecution Service said it had examined files from 14 police forces, including Cumbria, into Conservative Party spending during the 2015 election.

In a statement they reported that while there was evidence of inaccurate spending returns, it did not "meet the test" for further action.

"We have considered files of evidence from 14 police forces in respect of allegations relating to Conservative Party candidates' expenditure during the 2015 General Election campaign.

"We considered whether candidates and election agents working in constituencies that were visited by the Party's 'Battle Bus' may have committed a criminal offence by not declaring related expenditure on their local returns. Instead, as the Electoral Commission found in its report, these costs were recorded as national expenditure by the Party.

"We reviewed the files in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and have concluded the tests in the Code are not met and no criminal charges have been authorised.

– Nick Vamos, CPS Head of Special Crime


Police concern over missing teenage girl

Chloe Sunderland. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are growing concerned about a teenage girl who is missing in Cumbria.

Chloe Sunderland, who is 16, was last seen at 7:20am on Saturday 29 April at her home in Kirkandrews-on-Eden near Carlisle.

She is described as white, and of medium build with dark brown very long hair.

She was last seen wearing jeans, a green padded jacket with fur, grey and white trainers, and a large Ralph Lauren black leather bag.

Officers are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.

Man attacked with metal bar in Carlisle

Montreal Street. Credit: Google Street View.

Police are appealing for witnesses, after a man was attacked with a metal bar in Carlisle.

The unprovoked assault happened at around 9:30pm on 29 April, on Montreal Street.

The victim was hit in the face with the bar, causing a laceration to his forehead.

Police want to speak to two suspects: a white man who is around 40, with dark short hair; and a white woman who is also around 40, with dark shoulder length hair.

Anyone with information should call PC 2504 Shane Mounsey on 101.

Work to stop Carlisle road slipping into river

The road runs alongside a steep drop down to the River Eden. Credit: ITV Border

Engineers are assessing what work is needed to strengthen a stretch of Etterby Road in Carlisle, which is in danger of slipping into the River Eden below.

The road sits atop a steep 20-metre drop into the river, and there are fears further erosion could lead to the road collapsing.

Work to repair the road and shore up the river bank is expected to be complex, and is likely to take place later this summer or even next year.

Two phases of work will take place.

One is putting in scour protection at the bottom of the slope, to prevent the river actually scouring out the slope at all in the future.

And secondly what we'll be looking at doing is installing sheet piles in the verge at the top of the road, in order that if there is further scouring in the future the road will be protected.

– David Haughian, Project Manager

Carlisle city centre affected by power cut

515 properties are affected. Credit: PA

More than 500 properties in the centre of Carlisle are being affected by a power cut.

The problem is affecting homes and businesses in the CA3 postcode area.

Electricity North West says it's hoping to return power to the area by 1pm today.

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