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Carlisle MP to hold public meeting on broadband issues

Carlisle MP, John Stevenson, is set to hold a public meeting for local residents to discuss their issues with broadband.

Representatives from telecommunications company, Openreach, will also be in attendance to answer questions.

I am very pleased to be able to give my constituents the opportunity to meet with representatives from Openreach to speak to them directly regarding the issues they have been experiencing.

These issues have been ongoing for months and in this day and age the internet has become a vital part of everyday life for many people.

It is encouraging that Openreach have agreed to address their concerns directly as part of their work to resolve this situation.”

– John Stevenson MP

The meeting will be held at the Richard Rose Morton Academy on Friday 28 July at 6.30pm. People who wish to attend are advised to send an email to

Ukranian club fire investigated as arson by police

Firefighters put out the fire at the Ukranian Club in Carlisle on 14 July Credit: ITV Border

The case of a historic Carlisle building that caught fire is now being investigated by police as an arson.

The Ukrainian Club, on the corner of Silloth street and Wigton road, was set ablaze on Friday 14 July, around 4:30pm.

Police say significant structural damage was done as a result of the fire and are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen anyone in, on, or leaving the building before the fire started.

Anyone with information can call PC 2524 Donaldson by calling 101 and quoting log number 176 of the 14th of July 2017. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.



Fire shuts busy Carlisle road

Credit: Press Association

Part of a busy Carlisle road has been closed as emergency services deal with a fire.

Wigton Road from the junction of Stanhope Road to Caldewgate has been shut.

The blaze broke out at the Ukrainian Club on Silloth Street.

Police are urging drivers to avoid the area.

Location of the fire on Silloth Street Credit: ITV Border

Roadside traffic surveys to take place in Carlisle

The council will try to keep delays to a minimum after the last one on Eden Bridge, Carlisle Credit: Google maps

Roadside traffic surveys are set to take place on Thursday 13 July around Carlisle.

The surveys will happen at three sites and will aim to assess drivers' journey patterns to show how, why and where people travel across Carlisle. The results will be used to highlight any improvements needed on the highway network.

Drivers will be stopped and asked to volunteer to answer questions about their journeys. Interviews are expected to take between two and three minutes and traffic controls will be provided by Cumbria Police at all site locations.

The council say they will try to keep delays to a minimum after the last set of traffic surveys on Eden Bridge in Carlisle.

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