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Pumps protect Carlisle

The Environment Agency has deployed two large pumps - that can can pump a tonne of water every second - to help protect homes. The pumps were brought from the Somerset levels on Friday and are now being used in Cumbria.

1,000 litres of water a second being taken out of Little Caldew in Carlisle Credit: Environment Agency


Man jailed for glassing woman in Carlisle nightclub

Liam McGrath

A man has been jailed for six years after glassing a woman in a Carlisle nightclub and leaving her scarred for life.

Liam McGrath, 36, used a bottle to strike Leanne Walker several times on the head at Outrageous in English Street during the early hours of 2 August.

Having pleaded guilty to wounding Miss Walker with intent to cause her grievous bodily harm, McGrath was sentenced today at Carlisle Crown Court.

The court was told he was so drunk he could not remember an attack which left his victim with two significant wounds to her forehead.

McGrath, of Greenmill Road, Longtown, was sent immediately to prison by Recorder Jeremy Lasker.

The judge told him: "You should be ashamed of what you have done to that lady."

University of Cumbria scoops top award

University of Cumbria Credit: ITV Border

The University of Cumbria has picked up a leading award for supporting small and medium-sized businesses.

The Small Business Charter, which brings together leading business schools across the UK, has given the university a Small Business Charter bronze award.

Successful business projects supported by the university include a scheme in Carlisle to help retailers compete in a global market and helping students and recent graduates start out in business.

“The university is extremely proud to achieve the Small Business Charter bronze award. Whilst, as one of the UK's newest universities and we are still a relative new start-up ourselves in the world of business and enterprise, this award recognises our commitment and the strength of our broad-range of programmes to support business enterprise and growth. Particularly, amongst small businesses who are the backbone of the Cumbrian economy.

“I am especially proud of the Business School and our dedicated staff at the Business Interaction Centres who have channelled their research, training, knowledge, expertise and mentoring to support 100s of growing businesses and our own student start-ups.”

– Sandra Booth, Pro Vice Chancellor Enterprise-Business Development & Engagement, at the University of Cumbria

Thousands attend Carlisle's Remembrance Sunday parade

Veterans and dignitaries gather to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday in Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

Thousands of people gathered in Carlisle to join veterans, members of the armed forces, cadets and dignitaries in paying their respects to those who died for their country.

The service reflected on the deaths of those who died fighting in World War One and every war since.

During the two minutes silence the city centre fell quiet, the wind and rain making the only sounds.

Wreaths were placed on the cenotaph Credit: ITV Border
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