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Do or die for United over Easter

Coming off the back of last weekend's six one annihilation at the hands of Preston, Carlisle United have two games in four days over the Easter bank holiday.

Results against Walsall tomorrow and Peterborough on Monday could go a long way towards deciding whether or not the blues stay in League One next season.

Ryan Dollard reports:


Police appeal for help tracing two men

Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a a theft in Carlisle.

A VW transporter was broken into at about 1am on Monday, 31 March on Warwick Road.

Police are appealing for help locating the men pictured Credit: Cumbria Police

A large drill with diamond tipped cutter was stolen and an attempt was also made to steal the built in radio and sat nav.

The two men pictured were in the area shortly before the theft took place.

Police believe they may have information regarding the incident.

They are hoping the men can help assist with their investigations Credit: Cumbria Police

Anyone who recognises the men pictured or has any information about the incident is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101. They can ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Cathedral carvings mystery solved

Carlisle Cathedral is home to carvings that date back 600 years.

A local art historian, who has studied them for 25 years, has made a new discovery about the meaning behind one of the carvings.

They are part of misericords, seats that tip up for the clergy to perch on during long periods of prayer.

Lisa Cooke reports:


Radical changes to Carlisle meal service

The Meals On Wheels service in Carlisle is radically changing.

A not-for-profit co-operative has taken it over and is promising to provide food from local farms.

Fair Meals Direct will prepare the food at the Water Street homeless shelter in Carlisle by a professional chef and provide meals for people living in the city.

Most of the meat and vegetables will be sourced from farms within a 30 miles radius of Carlisle.

They hope that they can expand from the current 25 meals and wheels clients in future.

Matthew Taylor reports:

New meal scheme will deliver fresh local produce

A new way of providing a hot meal for vulnerable people is being tried out.

A food co-operative called Fair Meals Direct is taking over the Meals On Wheels service in Carlisle.

Volunteers will deliver cooked meals to elderly people's homes but a lot of the food will now be from local farmers.

It's a pioneering scheme that organisers hope will catch on elsewhere.

Mark Lloyd is Director of Sustainable Carlisle:

Step-free access at Carlisle Railway Station now open

New access to platforms at Carlisle Railway Station for people with mobility issues, luggage and prams, was officially opened by the city's Mayor this morning.

The money for the improvements has come from the Department for Transport.

Ben Herbert from Network Rail explains the importance of step-free access:

£1.8 million access facility is officially open

Official opening of £1.8 million facility to improve access Credit: ITV Border

£1.8 million access improvements at Carlisle Railway Station are officially opened.

A disused subway has been brought back into use thanks to two new lifts.

Around two million people use Carlisle train station every year and now everyone should have better access around the station.

The scheme has been funded by the Department for Transport.

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