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Police appeal after Carlisle nightclub assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after an alleged assault which took place at a nightclub in Carlisle.

Officers were called to Bambu nightclub on Botchergate just before 1am on 18th December.

An 18-year-old woman suffered facial injuries after a glass was thrown at her. She was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary for treatment.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and contact PC Gibson on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Wheelies instead of walkies for poorly pooch


A 19 week old puppy from Carlisle is being pushed around in a pram after breaking her leg.

Poppy slipped on the kitchen floor and as a result will need to wear a plaster cast for six weeks.

Her owners Anne, Grace and Neil Harland didn't want her stuck in the house all day, so they've decided to take her out in a pram.

The poorly pooch has been attracting lots of attention on the streets of Carlisle.

Carlisle business closes for good after repeated flooding

Twelve months after the floods which devastated homes and businesses across Cumbria and the south of Scotland, dozens of traders are still feeling the effects.

One business on Carlisle's Warwick Road is closing for good at the end of the week, with its owner saying he can no longer face the uncertainty.

Michael Coburn's business was flooded for the second time last December. He's not the only one finding it hard to overcome the odds as Matthew Taylor reports.


Carlisle shop to close due to continued flood damage

Carpet shop on Warwick Rd Credit: ITV Border

The owner of a Carlisle carpet shop is closing the business for good after failing to recover from two severe floods.

Michael Coburn's business was flooded for the second time last December and since then he's been working from office space above his former shop.

"I couldn't face setting up the whole thing again. The thought that it could possibly happen again- I thought no that's it. It's quite sad when you see that your whole life time is washed away."

– Michael Coburn
Michael Coburn Credit: ITV BORDER

Across Cumbria more than 1000 businesses were flooded and around one in five are still closed.

In Carlisle, more than a quarter of flooded businesses have still to re-open.

Claire Armitage Credit: ITV BORDER

Claire Armitage's business was flooded, but she then moved to renovated premises on Warwick Road. She says she's prepared for any future flooding.

"We've decided to stay because my business is here, my house is here, my mum's here, I've lived her for over 20 years so I've just decided to stay."

"We've been there once, we've been there twice and we're just about flood proofed in case it happens again."

– Claire Armitage

Police concerned for missing Carlisle woman

Tammy Potts was last seen of 16 December Credit: Cumbria Police

Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a 42-year-old woman missing from Carlisle.

Tammy Potts was last seen on 16 December.

She is described as being 5ft 5inches tall with shoulder-length dark hair.

Police appeal to anyone who may have seen Ms Potts to get in touch.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police immediately on 101.

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