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Police extend fire asbestos warning to Houghton

Cumbria Police have extended their warning about possible asbestos from a fire at a recycling plant. They asked people in Houghton to stay indoors with the windows closed as well as people in Kingmoor Road, where the fire broke out. However, they say the risk remains "low".

They also warn people not to pick up debris, which has blown onto the road near the plant.


No one thought to be injured in fire

The Cumbria Waste Management Centre is still on fire Credit: ITV News Border

No one is thought to be injured at the fire at the Cumbria Waste Management Centre, Kingmoor Road, in Carlisle.

Emergency services are still dealing with the fire and the road has been closed from the bypass, down to the junction at Hartley Avenue.

At this time no one is believed to have been injured.

Emergency services are urging people in the area to stay indoors and close their windows and doors to protect themselves from the smoke.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

Smoke from fire could contain asbestos

Emergency services dealing with a fire in the Kingmoor Road area of Carlisle are urging residents to stay indoors and close their doors and windows.

Fire crews day there is a possibility that there may be asbestos in the smoke, and as a precaution people in the area are asked to remain indoors and ensure they have closed their doors and windows.


£200,000 grant for Carlisle Cathedral repairs

Carlisle Cathedral is to receive almost £200,000 to help repair the church Credit: ITV News Border

Carlisle Cathedral is to receive almost £200,000 in government funding for repairs and renovations.

It's been announced that cathedrals across England will receive a total of £5million in the first round of grants from the First World War Centenary Cathedral repair fund.

The money will go towards fixing leaking roofs, repair stained glass, and replace stonework.

The fund was announced in Budget 2014 and set up in April this year.

Brazil's wings 'clipped' after 'brush' with Germany

Now, after their extraordinary defeat in the World Cup by Germany, Brazil is a nation in shock today.

And the effects of their exit has been felt far and wide, even as far as Cumbria, where one Brazilian resident is devastated after her beloved team's humiliation last night.

Paul Crone has been to the Brazilian Barber's in Carlisle, and as you can imagine, the mood was, shall we say, a bit subdued.

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