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Cumbrian athletes make world championships team

Cumbrian athletes Tom Farrell and Nick Miller have been named in the British Athletics team for the IAAF World Championships which take place in Beijing next month.

Runner Tom Farrell, 24, from Carlisle, will compete in the 5,000 metres.

Tom Farrell, from Carlisle Credit: PA

Meanwhile, field athlete, Nick Miller, 22, also from Carlisle, will compete in the hammer throw.

British record-breaking hammer thrower, Nick Miller Credit: ITV News Border

The championships take place in Beijing from 22nd to 30th August.

Cumbrian record-breaking hammer thrower trains on home turf

Cumbrian hammer thrower, Nick Miller, last week broke the 31-year-old British record at an athletics meeting in Sweden. This week, he has returned home to Carlisle where he has been training at the Sheepmount Stadium.

Nick Miller in training at the Sheepmount Stadium in Carlisle. Credit: ITV News Border

Nick Miller, 22, is usually based at the University of Oklahoma but is currently visiting his home town. However, after taking just one day's rest, he was straight back in training for his next event.

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STOP! HAMMER TIME: Incredible point-of-view footage of British record-breaking hammer thrower

British record breaker, Nick Miller Credit: ITV News Border

Watch Cumbrian field and track athlete, Nick Miller, 22, who specialises in the hammer throw, in training at the Sheepmount Stadium in Carlisle.

Nick Miller recently broke the British record at an athletics meeting in Sweden. He is currently home from his base at the University of Oklahoma.

Carlisle prepares to welcome Sir Tom Jones

"What's new, pussycat?" you might ask.

Well, to answer your question, there are just three days until Sir Tom Jones performs in Carlisle.

The Welsh singer will perform at Bitts Park on Friday 31st July, as part of his 2015 US and European tour.

Sir Tom Jones will be supported by country-pop duo, The Shires.

Sir Tom Jones Credit: PA

“I’m excited to be performing at places I’ve never been to before, including Carlisle; it’s always good to visit new places. “I promise a good show in Carlisle. My singing voice is still as strong as ever, though as you get older, your voice gets lower and so my tone and range has gone from a tenor to a baritone. My lower tones are much richer than they were.”

– Sir Tom Jones

“Excitement is building in the city, as we get ready to welcome music legend, Sir Tom Jones. The show once again raises the profile of the city as a live music destination. We’ve hosted some great musicians in the past, but Sir Tom tops the bill.

“Carlisle is all set to welcome thousands of music lovers for the concert and the local economy will be boosted as we’re expecting fans to travel from around the country. ”

– Cllr Colin Glover, Leader of Carlisle City Council

More help for mental health in pregnancy

A support group in North Cumbria for women experiencing mental health issues during and after pregnancy, is trying to forge links with the NHS.

The Happy Mums Foundation hopes a recent meeting with the MP for Carlisle, will soon allow mothers to have access to its services through their midwife or health visitor.

"Obviously the NHS fantastic is a fantastic organisation and we are not here to offer professional medical services, we are here as peer support but having recommendations or midwifes and health visitors actually telling local mums about us, is one of the massive ways that we can have an impact."

– Gemma Cairns, The Happy Mums Foundation


Princess Royal arrives in Carlisle

As part of her tour of Cumbria HRH The Princess Royal has arrived at the Save The Children Shop in Carlisle.

Princess Anne begins her tour of Cumbria today Credit: ITV Border
Royal visiting Save The Children Credit: ITV Border

Following her visit to Save The Children this morning, Princess Anne greeted people from the Carlisle Citizens Advice Bureau.

HRH Princess Royal arriving at the Carlisle Citizens Advice Bureau Credit: ITV Border

Man arrested following incident in Carlisle

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Police have made an arrest following an incident in Carlisle.

Officers were called to an address in Orchard Street in the city shortly before 2pm following concern for the welfare of a local man.

A cordon was put in place and officers, including a trained negotiator, were deployed to the scene. Armed police were also deployed as a precaution.

A-45 year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

The cordon will be lifted and the roads affected will be reopened in due course.

Police thank members of the public for their patience and cooperation.

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