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Carlisle United Trust in crunch meeting over £1.26m investment

Members of the Carlisle United Trust are meeting today about a potential £1.26 million investment in the club.

The Trust is voting on whether to reduce their shareholding from 25.4 per cent to 10 per cent to allow businessman Andrew Lapping's investment proposals to go ahead.

The move could pave the way for Mr Lapping to bring up to £1.26 million into the club.

If the Trust does not approve the new arrangement, Mr Lapping, who is being backed by several local businessmen, has said he would "walk away" from investing in the club.


Cumbrian artist captures boxing legends

Kevin painted this representation in 1987. Credit: Kevin Carr

Sugar Ray Leonard has been in Carlisle to inspire youngsters, and this painting from Cumbrian artist Kevin Carr shows he's got plenty of fans.

Kevin met the boxing legend back in 1987, at Whitehaven golf club.

In the same year he also painted another boxer, Marvin Hagler, for Cleator Moor boxing club.

Marvin Hagler. Credit: Kevin Carr


Pink bus rolls into Carlisle

The pink bus was in the city centre.

The Labour Party's pink battle bus rolled into Carlisle today alongside Shadow Deputy Prime Minister Harriet Harman.

The bus, which is touring the UK to bring Labour's message to women voters, was in the city centre.

The colour of the bus has proved controversial with critics claiming it's patronising to use pink to woo female voters.

But Harriet Harman says the initiative is necessary because a large number of women in the North West didn't vote at the last election, and that people are focusing on the issues, rather than the colour:

Sugar Ray Leonard: 'Mayweather has the edge'

Here's a taster of the second part of our exclusive interview with Sugar Ray Leonard.

On Lookaround tonight he'll look back on his amazing career as a champion at five weights.

And we'll hear his thoughts on the sport today, including the upcoming superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

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