Live updates

Ongoing school damages pose danger to public

Damages caused to a primary school and nursery in Longtown, Carlisle, are being investigated by police.

Between 22nd - 26th August slates and ridge tiles had been pulled from the roof, windows were broken and CCTV cameras had been damaged at Longtown Primary School and Pear Tree Nursery.

The police say it has been an 'ongoing problem' for the past five months and is causing distress to residents and staff.

'The latest damage is also potentially dangerous in that roof slates could fall on innocent members of the public including small children who use the facilities. In a small town such as Longtown every community facility is vital and there is a chance that if this continues, services may have to be withdrawn. Nobody wants to see this but it would be an inevitable consequence if this continues.'

– PC Dorinda Warwick, Cumbria Police

Police believe that those responsible for causing the damage live in the area. They ask that anyone with information contact the police.

Carlisle's trade history and heritage marked with reading of Ancient Proclamation

Carlisle's history and heritage has been celebrated with the reading of the Ancient Proclamation. The Proclamation is a declaration of the City Council's rights to hold an annual Fair in August, which was originally granted to the people of Carlisle back in 1352 by Edward III. A procession made their way through the city and it was read out at Market Cross surrounded by the Continental Market, which runs until Monday. Darren Crossley, the Deputy Chief Executive of Carlisle City Council, read out the Proclamation:


Concern for missing man in Carlisle

Police in Carlisle say they are growing concerned for the welfare of a 33 year old man who's been missing for more than a month.

Craig Beattie was last seen at a house on Hillcrest Avenue in the city on Monday 14th July 2014.

He's described as being white, 6ft tall, of medium build and has short dark brown hair.

Police believe Mr Beattie may be sleeping rough in the Carlisle area.

Anyone with any information or believes they may have seen him is asked to contact Police on 101.

Concern for missing Carlisle woman

Police in Cumbria say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 21 year old woman who has gone missing.

Angela Waters was last seen at a house on Waldegrave Road in Carlisle at around 9.30pm yesterday.

She is described as being white, 5ft 10inches tall and has shoulder-length brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a white top with jeans and blue slip-on shoes.

Anyone with any information or believes they may have seen her is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.


Ten-year-old gets prosthetic 'blade runner' legs

Olivia at the Sheep Mount in Carlisle
Olivia at the Sheep Mount in Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

A ten-year-old girl who lost both legs to meningitis is one of the first children in the UK to get "blade runner" artificial legs.

Olivia Story from Carlisle is now able to keep up with her school friends thanks to the specially made prosthetic limbs. They are made of titanium and have been made by a company that normally only makes blades for adults.

Load more updates


Today's top stories